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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




13

Jul

2001

Sen. John McCain reviews Evening Parade

, ;MARINE BARRACKS, WASHINGTON

Senator John McCain observes "8th and I" Marines as they pass in review during the Evening Parade here July 13.    McCain is escorted by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James L. Jones, and Col. Richard T. Tryon, Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington.    The son and grandson of Navy admirals, McCain was born in the Panama Canal




12

Jul

2001

1st MEB changes hands

Capt. Joseph Plenzler, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Brigadier Gen. James R. Battaglini, commanding general, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force, relinquished command July 5 to BGen. James N. Mattis, former senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense.   Brigadier Gen. Battaglini departed I MEF to take command of the 3rd Marine




12

Jul

2001

1/3 leaves Hawaii for Okinawa

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

Though the time for separation and deployment came for 1st Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment, and Alpha Battery, 1st Bn., 12th Marine Regiment, the families awaiting the Marines and Sailors departure at the Commissary parking lot July 3-6 and 12 talked and joked to their Marines before they left as if these were just any other days.Today the final group of




12

Jul

2001

Crew gives attention to detail, provides life support

Sgt. Richard W. Holtgraver Jr., MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

Marines and Sailors from the Flight Equipment Section of Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element, Kaneohe, take great pride in their work - and it shows  in their slogan used when referring to themselves: "We're the last ones to let you down."   The Flight Equipment Section inspects all life-saving equipment aboard the aircraft of Aviation




12

Jul

2001

DIs mold, sacrifice all for the Corps

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

A white bus heads toward the gate of the base early in the morning.  The sun has not yet peeked over the horizon.  Inside are a group of young men and women told to keep silent - heads facing forward.   As the bus slows to a halt, the confused and somewhat terrified people watch as the figure that picked them up debarks the bus.  With the door to




12

Jul

2001

MCLB, City of Albany firefighters hold joint training

Pfc. Nicholas Tremblay, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

Smoke is bellowing out of a small two-story building and flames are shooting out the windows. The heat coming from the blaze is hot enough to melt the soles on a pair of boots. Whose house is it? Are people inside?   No victims are inside this burning building. It is only the, 'burn house' located on base for firefighters' training.   A fire is set




12

Jul

2001

MatCom command changes hands

Pfc. Nicholas Tremblay, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

A new commander for Marine Corps Materiel Command took charge here after a ceremony Monday.   BGen. Bradley M. Lott, an Albuquerque, N.M., native, took command from Maj. Gen. Paul M. Lee Jr., an Elizabeth, Pa. native who held the command since August 1999.   Lott was previously the commanding general of the 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp




12

Jul

2001

Materiel life cycle management realigned;;Integration developed, mapped functions for effective support;

Colie Young, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

The Marine Corps Materiel Command established a charter in early 2000 to develop and map the functions, processes and structure to support effective materiel life cycle management, to integrate product life cycle management under the cognizance of a single process owner and, ultimately, to provide Marines with the best possible support to