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Jun

2001

2000-01 Intramural Softball to halfway point

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

An outfielder wipes sweat from his brow as he squints, trying to block out the sun's bright light. The pitcher leans forward and hurls the ball towards home plate. A bat connects with the ball as the batter steps into the pitch sending a metal ringing sound through the air.   The league is free for all active duty Marines, regardless of rank, and




28

Jun

2001

New MCLB Albany Equal Employment Opportunity manager assumes duties

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

A new friendly face will greet base personnel when they arrive at the Equal Employment Opportunity Office here.   DeAnna J. Garrett, a New Mexico native, assumed the duties as the EEO program manager June 18.   The EEO Office's job is to ensure the equal opportunities by enforcing federal legislation that prohibits discrimination in employment.   A




28

Jun

2001

Marine training keeps amphibious traditions alive

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

A Marine is sleeping soundly aboard an aircraft carrier when he is suddenly thrown from his rack. He scrambles to the deck of the rocking ship and finds fire and chaos everywhere.   The carrier has been ripped open by torpedoes from an enemy submarine. It is sinking fast and his fellow Marines and he must jump ship.   When he hits the freezing




27

Jun

2001

'Death Jesters' stop over at K-Bay

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

A squadron of EA6-B Prowlers spent a few days at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, last week on their way back to Cherry Point, N.C., from Iwakuni, Japan, via Wake Island.   The group of five four-seat planes from Marine Attack Squadron-Q2, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, arrived in two separate groups: one group of three on June 27 and




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Jun

2001

24TH MEU (SOC) LEADS MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE IN COOPERATIVE PARTNER '01

1stLt. Dan McSweeney, POTI, Georgia

An opening ceremony held here two weeks ago marked the start of Cooperative Partner '01, a NATO/Partnership for Peace exercise in which 14 nations participated.  Dignitaries, military units, crowds of onlookers, and media representatives attended the event.  The exercise was aimed at increasing interoperability among participating forces,




20

Jun

2001

24TH MEU (SOC) VISITS RHODES, GREECE -- PHOTO ESSAY

LCpl. Michael I. Gonzalez, RHODES, Greece

24TH MEU (SOC) Marines and Sailors take time from their busy training schedule to enjoy liberty in Rhodes, Greece.   The following pictures depict the Marines and Sailors visit to Rhodes.  




20

Jun

2001

24TH MEU (SOC) MARINES AND SAILORS VOLUNTEER IN RHODES, GREECE -- PHOTO ESSAY

LCpl. Michael I. Gonzalez, RHODES, Greece

Marines and Sailors with the 24th MEU (SOC), and USS Kearsarge, participated in a community relations project June 20 at Agios Andreas (Saint Andrew's), a home for severely disabled children and adults.   Service members painted and landscaped to revive the outer look of the home. Additionally they socialized with patients to revive there spirit as




19

Jun

2001

Marines complete training in Florida; MEU CO gives 'thumbs up'

Cpl. Thomas Michael Corcoran, NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

Whether it comes from watching movies depicting the fighting of Hue City during the Vietnam War or recent CNN coverage of the ongoing conflict in the Balkans, when people think of Marines in battle, urban environments are filling their thoughts more and more.   Despite the "urban uproar" that is an integral part of today's military training, the




18

Jun

2001

Role-players Add Realism to Training

Cpl. Joseph R. Chenelly, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

When the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began Fleet Exercise, with a Humanitarian Assistance Operation (HAO) exercise here June 1, 2001, real refugees were not hand, but Marines and Sailors acting as them were.    About 50 Marines and Sailors of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and 1st Transportation Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group,




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Jun

2001

CSSD-79 returns from Thailand's Cobra Gold

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

After more than two months in Thailand participating in Exercise "Cobra Gold", the final group of Marines and sailors from Combat Service Support Detachment 79 returned to MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, on June 17.   The mission of CSSD-79 was to support all Marine forces from 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, which was the command element of the