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05

Jul

2001

Marine beach first tred upon by U.S. Army boots in 1918

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

Over the horizon on the east side of MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, the sun begins to rise over the ocean.   As it makes its way to the sky, Marines in formation shield their eyes as they continue to run along Middaugh Road, on their way to Ulupau Crater.   On the way back, they stop to swim in the ocean, but what they may not realize is the beach they




05

Jul

2001

Navy commissions USS Iwo Jima

Sgt. Katesha Niman, MARINE CORPS NEWS, ARLINGTON, Va.

The Navy commissioned its newest and most advanced amphibious ship, the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), June 30, 2001, in Pensacola, Fla.   General Michael J. Williams, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, was the keynote speaker for the commissioning at which more than 10,000 people attended, including 1,000 Marine and Navy veterans of the actual




05

Jul

2001

24TH MEU (SOC) Marines cunduct urban warfare training in Albania

-, Albanian Bilat

Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) recently completed liberty port visits and moved on to urban warfare training in Exercise Albanian Bilat on the Island of Sazan.   The following pictures, taken by LCpl. Michael I. Gonzalez, depict training conducted by Weapons Co. Marines of BLT 2/8.  




04

Jul

2001

24th MEU (SOC) MARINES AND SAILORS PAUSE TO CELEBRATE 4th of JULY

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, ABOARD USS KEARSARGE

A few Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), along with several members of the crew of the USS Kearsarge, paused from their exercise schedule July 4, to celebrate the independence of the United States of America.   The crew of the Kearsarge hosted several athletic events in recognition of the day, to




29

Jun

2001

Drill Instructor receives heart transplant, returns to training 2 months later without missing a beat

LCpl. Elisha T. Orr, MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT/EASTERN RECRUITING REGION PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Less than a year ago, a simple task such as getting out of bed or sitting in a chair would have exhausted or even killed Sgt. John D. Floyd.   After two battles with pneumonia, Floyd's wife was concerned about the way his heart sounded. After numerous tests and X-rays, doctors discovered that he had an irregular heartbeat and his heart was doubled




29

Jun

2001

Drill Instructor receives heart transplant, returns to training 2 months later without missing a beat

LCpl. Elisha T. Orr, MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT/EASTERN RECRUITING REGION PARRIS ISLAND, S.C.

Less than a year ago, a simple task such as getting out of bed or sitting in a chair would have exhausted or even killed Sgt. John D. Floyd.   After two battles with pneumonia, Floyd's wife was concerned about the way his heart sounded. After numerous tests and X-rays, doctors discovered that he had an irregular heartbeat and his heart was doubled




28

Jun

2001

KBX explores emerging 21st century technology

Sgt. Cindy Fisher, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Battlefield computers, mini-reconnaissance planes and electric-powered surveillance vehicles may sound like gizmos out of a science fiction movie, but they are just some of the new technology used during Exercise Kernel Blitz Experimentation 2001, which began June 18 and wrapped up 10 days later.   One of the largest experimentation and




28

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




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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