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Nov

2001

3/3 heros honored in Waikiki;Honolulu's Navy League honored a total of 60 'Everyday Heroes" on Oahu

Sgt. Richard W. Holtgraver Jr., WAIKIKI, Hawaii

Lance Cpl. Lauren Wayne, police sergeant, Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Buckley, a dispatcher, and Lance Cpl. Christopher E. Settle, an administrative clerk were honored with the Everyday Heroes Award for the actions Sept. 7, when they risked their lives to rescue eight people from a burning home in Kaneohe before the fire department arrived."The act




21

Nov

2001

Marine follows mom's lead

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

Throughout history, the Corps' legacy has been passed from generation to generation.  Recently, this legacy took a less traditional route from mother to son.    Pvt. Kevin A. Ross earned the title Marine, at Parris Island, S.C., Oct. 26.  His mother, Master Sgt. Lisa A. Dunson, a supply chief with Fleet Support Division here, graduated from boot




21

Nov

2001

Blacks In Government sponsor day of training

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

The Albany chapter of Blacks in Government held its third annual professional day of training Friday at the Base Training Office in Bldg. 3010. The training was open to all federal, city, county, state and federal employees.   BIG is a national organization that consists of city, county, state and federal employees. The organization's goals are to




21

Nov

2001

13th MEU takes cashless system to USS Bonhomme Richard ARG

Cpl. Nathan J. Ferbert, ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit has experimented with a lot of new technology and equipment throughout its history, and now it is about to add another to its list - use of the Navy-Marine Cash Card during its Special Operations Capable Exercise (SOCEX) off the Southern California coast, Oct. 29 to Nov. 9.   "The Fighting 13th" was the first West




21

Nov

2001

13th MEU sergeant uses combat experience to lead

Cpl. Nathan J. Ferbert, ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD

One 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit sergeant, and former grunt, is itching to get trigger time again, but for now, he'll settle for helping to plan missions instead of executing them.   Brandon A. Manning remains hopeful, despite the urge to be a ground-pounder again, that he can contribute to any engagements the 13th MEU may be called upon in




19

Nov

2001

COMMANDANT'S THANKSGIVING DAY MESSAGE

Headquarters Marine Corps, HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, Washington DC

Thanksgiving is an occasion for America to celebrate the extent to which we have been blessed. As we gather with family and friends this year to give thanks for all that we enjoy, I encourage all Marines to pause and reflect upon the meaning of this special day. The tradition of Thanksgiving is rooted in the spirit of unity and charity - it is




17

Nov

2001

100 Percent of Marine Corps Child Care Centers Accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs

Bryan Driver, MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES, QUANTICO, Va.

For the first time, the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs has accredited 100% of the eligible childcare centers in the Marine Corps.    The National Academy of Early Childhood Programs is an independent accrediting system sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is the nation's largest




16

Nov

2001

Skate Park renovated for safety

Cpl. Trent Rundell, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

The Station Skate Park was recently renovated with safety being given the highest priority.   "We renovated the park because the old ramps and jumps were outdated and unsafe," said Bobby Brown, Semper Fit athletics director.  "We added new and larger obstacles to improve the park and make it more up-to-date, to match the United States" skateboard




16

Nov

2001

Aircraft make quick stop with Station Recovery

Cpl. Kurt Fredrickson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

A tactical aircraft landing at more than 150 mph is not something one would typically want to interfere with, but for the Marines of Station Recovery, grabbing onto speeding jets with a steel cable to bring them to a quick stop is what they have been trained to do.   With dozens of flights taking off and landing each day, recovery must ensure they




16

Nov

2001

Unit coins play important role

Cpl. Trent Rundell, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI

The unit coin is something many Marines wish to receive.  Whether it is from the commanding general or the sergeant major, the coin is something Marines cherish and desire.   Although not many know the history or origin of the coin, they do agree that it is an important part of Marine Corps tradition.   "It is a great memento handed out to only