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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,




17

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




12

Jun

2001

Florida residents support 26th MEU during exercise

Cpl. Thomas Michael Corcoran, JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

Since the early 1980s Marines have been training to overcome obstacles that the urbanized world presents them as populations, and their battles, move into world cities.   The Marine Corps is compensating for this by conducting regular training in urban and simulated environments.   Although many military compounds have simulated towns to train in,




11

Jun

2001

26th MEU Marine meritoriously promoted during Florida exercise

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

Corporal Michael A Vasquez, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit navigations aids technician, received an opportunity that doesn't come along all the time, he was promoted at a ceremony during a Marine Corps community day at Jacksonville Beach, Fla., recently.   Vasquez, a Texas native who is stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., is taking part in his




31

May

2001

And the winner is

GySgt. Frank Patterson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif.

The base commander, Col. Mark A Costa, announced on May 24 the final decision by the Appeal Authority to keep the operations and management of the base's Installation and Logistics Department within the government. A group of affected government employees filed the only appeal. The Best Value Contractor did not appeal.The announcement culminates




31

May

2001

N/MCRS in need of more volunteers

Sgt. Brian Davidson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif.

Volunteers are the heart of the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society and MCLB Barstow has only a few volunteers in its ranks to continue the society's mission of 'taking care of our own.'Anyone connected to the Navy and/or Marine Corps is familiar with the annual Navy/Marine Corps Relief campaign. Most donate to the cause and some take a more active




31

May

2001

PPE keeps America's future safe, happy

GySgt. Frank Patterson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif.

I have finally come to accept the fact that no matter how hard every Marine in the Corps tries, there will always be some idiots out there who think they can safely drive home after a night of drinking and partying. I am NOT saying that we shouldn't stop trying to warn people about the consequences of their actions, but I believe it is something we