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04

Nov

2001

Shore Patrol, it could be worse

Sgt Thomas Michael Corcoran, SOUDA BAY, CRETE

The USS Bataan, carrying Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) and Amphibious Squadron-8, pulled away from the Pier with a renewed spirit Nov. 4, after a few days of well-deserved liberty in the Cretan town of Chania. Service members enjoyed downtown Chania's tourism, shopping, excellent food and




23

Oct

2001

Marines finalize international exercise with an 'occupational specialty'

Sgt Thomas Michael Corcoran, ABOARD USS WHIDBEY ISLAND

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), along with amphibious forces from Spain and Egypt, performed a coordinated beach assault north of Mubarak Military City, Egypt Oct. 23.  The demonstration was the culmination of more than two weeks of coalition training during Exercise Bright Star 01-02.   For those who participated




05

Oct

2001

Empty field of dreams

Cpl. Joe Lindsay, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

Intramural sports aboard the Station are back after a temporary postponement in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., Sept. 11.   The decision in Iwakuni to put sports on hold was also mirrored back home in the United States, where Major League Baseball, the NFL and NCAA also postponed scheduled games.   "I want to




21

Sep

2001

Osama bin Laden: culture of terror

Gunnery Sgt. M.A. Zeid, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

Hatred! Mention the name of Osama bin Laden and people's hearts fill with hatred. However, people's anger would be best tempered with a more complete picture of exactly who is Osama bin Laden. First and foremost, at the time of this report, Osama bin Laden is the primary suspect behind the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon,




02

Aug

2001

Logistics Base commander addresses local organization;

, MARINE CORPS LOGISTIC BASE ALBANY, Ga

The commander of Marine Corps Logistics Bases recently addressed more than 60 attendees at a local civic association meeting.   BGen. Richard S. Kramlich shared his thoughts and other information regarding the present-day Marine Corps with members of the Albany Golden Key Kiwanis Club July 25 at the Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church.   The Kiwanis




14

Jul

2001

MSSG-24 TSD COMES TOGETHER, MAKES IT HAPPEN

Capt Sean Zukowski (Contributing writer), ABOARD USS PONCE

MEU Service Support Group-24 is currently deployed with the 24th MEU (SOC) in the Mediterranean.  Composed of seven detachments, the "G" provides invaluable logistics and combat service support to the overall MEU.  Following is a description of the Transportation Support Detachment by its officer-in-charge, Capt Sean Zukowski, of Worcester, Mass.




14

Jul

2001

24TH MEU (SOC) STUDIES ANCIENT ROMAN HISTORY WHILE DEPLOYED

1stLt Ryan Prince (Contributing writer), BRINDISI, Italy

During a recent port visit to Brindisi, Italy, Marines and Sailors of the 24th MEU (SOC) embarked on a tour of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried in ash by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.  Following is a description of the trip by 1stLt Ryan Prince, of the Command Element's Radio Battalion Detachment.   Our recent tour of Pompeii was




14

Jul

2001

OFF THE RAMP, ON TARGET

GySgt. Mike Dougherty, BIZA, Albania

Members of 24th MEU's reconnaissance detachment pulled critical supplies from thin air during Albanian Phiblex this deployment.     GySgt. Paul Moose, Force Recon detachment operations chief, arranged for an aerial resupply of water and MRE's for a platoon hunkered down in the rocky slopes of Albania.   Such resupply efforts are common in much




13

Jul

2001

2/3 home after seven-month deployment

Cpl. Roman Yurek, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

Marines from 2nd Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment, and Charlie Battery, 1st Bn., 12th Marine Regiment, returned to their family and friends at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, after a seven-month deployment to Okinawa, Japan.From July 4 through 6 and 13, family members of 2/3 flocked toward the base Commissary parking lot to meet their husbands and fathers.Each




13

Jul

2001

Senior Chief pins on Ensign

Cpl. Joe Lindsay, MCAS IWAKUNI, Japan

Officers come into the military as civilians directly from college, from one of the service academies or directly from the enlisted ranks.   Those promoted from the enlisted ranks often finish their degrees in their spare time while continuing their regular duties, and usually hold the rank of E-5 or below.    The same cannot be said for Ensign