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27

Nov

2001

Marine Expeditionary Units - America's 911

, HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, Washington D.C.

When Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed in Afghanistan near Kandahar yesterday America wanted to learn more about them.  




26

Nov

2001

Marines Land in Afghanistan

Headquarters Marine Corps, KANDAHAR, Afghanistan

Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Units landed by helicopters near the City of Kandahar in Afghanistan today.  The Marines are establishing a base of operations in the vacinity of Kandahar for a variety of follow-on operations including road interdiction.  The 15th MEU is a member of the Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) aboard the USS Peleliu.




25

Nov

2001

Marines Land, Seize Desert Strip

Sergeant Joseph R. Chenelly, MARINE FORWARD OPERATING BASE, Southern Afghanistan

The thunderous thumping of Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters ripped through the cold, black desert night signaling the start of Operation Swift Freedom as the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) seized a forward operating base in southern Afghanistan November 25, 2001.   Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing




24

Nov

2001

WWII Navajo Code Talkers receive Silver Medal

Gunnery Sgt. John Cordero, WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.

About 250 Navajo Code Talkers received the Congressional Silver Medal in a ceremony here Nov. 24 for their service to the United States during World War II.   The Code Talkers honored in the ceremony join the 29 Code Talkers who in July received the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington for their work in creating the original code.   Family




23

Nov

2001

Grappling returns to Iwakuni

Cpl. Trent Rundell, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

It is a sport that very few participate in and even less master.  It is one-on-one competition that matches each individual against another in the heat of battle until one can no longer continue.   Wrestling, whether it is in the style of Greco-Roman, Free-style or collegiate, is a sport for those who are determined and motivated to succeed in all




23

Nov

2001

Smokeout stamps out tobacco

Lance Cpl. Colin Wyers, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

The 25th Annual Great American Smokeout 10K Walk/Run 2001 was held Nov. 16 aboard the Station in an effort to increase awareness of the dangers of tobacco.   Nobiyuki Maeyama was the overall winner of the event, with a time of 37:01, but the event had more winners than those who crossed the finish line first.  Some individuals won the battle




23

Nov

2001

Kintai Bridge: a walk through history

Sachiko Misaka, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

The Kintai Bridge, one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Japan, attracts many people with its peculiar design and beauty. More than 700,000 people visit the bridge a year, according to Iwakuni City officials. Because of the Kintai Bridge's unique shape and natural beauty, it has been counted as one of the three most famous bridges in




23

Nov

2001

Postal delivers more than mail

Cpl. Kurt Fredrickson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

With the turn of a mailbox key, someone's day can be brightened by a care package from home, irked by bills, or excited by the exclamation that, "You may have won $1 million."   However, the thousands of letters and packages that arrive aboard the Station each day do not magically appear.  On the other side of the mailbox are the Marines of the




23

Nov

2001

Stay safe this winter

Lance Cpl. Colin Wyers, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

While winter and the holidays bring the possibility for fun, they also bring the prospect of a variety of accidents.   By taking simple precautions, individuals can have a safe and enjoyable celebration and enjoy all the winter months have to offer.   "Our goal here is to educate everybody on all the different safety aspects related to this winter




23

Nov

2001

Iwakuni helps 1st MAW COMREL project

Cpl. Kurt Fredrickson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

The Marine Aircraft Group 12 Chaplains' Office is now participating in a community relations project larger than any they have done in the past, but they are not doing it alone.   Although most community relations projects are localized to one command, the entire 1st Marine Aircraft Wing has expanded the concept of community to encompass the