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Dec

2001

15th MEU (SOC) Dig In Afghanistan

, MARINE FORWARD OPERATING BASE, Southern Afghanistan

Within striking distance of the Taliban held city of Kandahar, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) stands ready for follow on missions after seizing a forward operating base here in southern Afghanistan.   A large percentage of the 15th MEU (SOC) is working around the clock within the confines of the compound's walls




30

Nov

2001

Station stand-down emphasizes safety

Cpl. Trent Rundell, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

The Marine Corps is presenting information to Marines with a series of safety stand-down briefs to prepare them for the upcoming holiday season.   The Station held six separate stand-down briefs at the Sakura Theater Nov. 21, 22 and 23.  The briefs covered many topics that will help service members stay safe when it comes to force protection,




30

Nov

2001

Club Iwakuni responds to customer concerns

Lance Cpl. Colin Wyers, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

Due to requests from the Officer Club Advisory Board, Club Iwakuni recently added several new menu items to the Officer Club menu.   The Enlisted and Staff Noncommissioned Officer Club Advisory Boards will be given the chance to see which of the menu items they wish to adopt, and to choose what other selections they would like to see at the club.




30

Nov

2001

Samurai deserve congratulations

Sgt. Maj. David Allison, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

I think congratulations and a "job well done" are in order for the Matthew C. Perry Samurai high school football team and coaching staff.  The season was short, but long in respect to attitude.   When the team started up, there were only a few players signed on to play.  There weren't even enough players to field a special teams squad!  The




30

Nov

2001

SMP helps single Marines during holidays

Cpl. Randy Thompson and Lance Cpl. Colin Wyers, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

While the holiday season is a time for celebration, for many single and unaccompanied Marines and Sailors it is also one of their first times away from their families during the holidays.   The Single Marine Program, located in the Hornet's Nest, is offering a variety of programs for the Station's single and unaccompanied service members for this




30

Nov

2001

Chaplains celebrate 226 years of service

Capt. Eric R. Dent, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

"I've known many men in combat who quickly found religion. Thank God we had a chaplain with us on the front lines," said retired Marine Lt. Col. Ed Moser, as he reflected on time spent in the cold Korean hills in early 1953.    For many Marines, chaplains and combat come hand-in-hand.  Throughout our Corps' history, chaplains have been nearby,




30

Nov

2001

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting display lifesaving capabilities

Cpl. Jessica M. McMillen, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Just another normal day at Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting . . .   The scenario - A mid-air collision involving two F/A-18C's occurred. One pilot ejected somewhere on station, the other is trapped in a smoking cockpit, which only moments ago landed on Fightertown's runway.   Simultaneously emergency calls are dispatched to Search and Rescue and




29

Nov

2001

3/3 provides port security

Sgt. Richard W. Holtgraver Jr., PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii

PEARL HARBOR - Hawaii Marines from Kilo and Lima Cos., 3rd Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment, conducted a port security exercise with Sailors from DESRON-31 Nov. 27-29.The exercise provided the more than 300 Marines and Sailors the opportunity to conduct training that both units don't often get a chance to do."We've never run a port security operation




29

Nov

2001

MCLB Albany Marines train; get to know the ropes

Lance Cpl. Phuong Chau, MARINE CORPS LOGISTIS BASE ALBANY, GA

A CH-46 helicopter crashes and lands on the side of a cliff in the mountains of Afghanistan. The crew is alive, but badly injured and cannot be reached by anyone below.  Only one Marine squad is close enough to save the crew's lives.  With no more than a single rope, one-by-one Marines rappel down to the crew members in time to perform life saving




29

Nov

2001

Albany bandsman selected Marine Musician of the Year

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Tremblay, MARINE CORPS LOGISTIC BASE ALBANY, GA

In boot camp Marines are taught to strive for excellence and perfection. They are taught to give a 110 percent to everything they do, whether it's their jobs, or being a Marine. One Albany Marine carried this from boot camp to his current duty station and was recently recognized by the Marine Corps for being an outstanding Marine and musician.