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06

Jul

2001

MCLB Marine's spouse authors self-help book

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

An MCLB Albany Marine's spouse will host a book signing on base for her recently published book July 13.   Vanessa J. Jones, author and attorney, recently finished a self-help and motivational book, You Have the Power.   Copies of You Have the Power will be available for purchase and signing July 13 at the Marine Corps Exchange here from 11 a.m.




06

Jul

2001

MCLB now wiring for 21st century

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

With today's constantly improving technology, the Marine Corps networking capabilities became outdated and needed to be improved to keep up with the fast-paced technological world.    Marine Corps Systems Command recently discovered the need to upgrade the network-wiring infrastructure of all Marine bases, said Capt. Frederick D. Folson,




06

Jul

2001

Veterans get assist

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

On June 28, the base commanding officer met with four representatives from the Georgia Department of Labor to sign a contract of agreement.   Col. Charles V. Mugno, base commanding officer, signed the contract because the base will be providing facilities to accommodate a veteran outreach program. The program is scheduled to be held every Wednesday




06

Jul

2001

Civilian-Marine wins shooting championship

Lance Cpl. Phuong Chau, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

The head of the Principal End Item Branch head here, won the 2001 Georgia Skeet Shooting Association's championship in Atlanta June 24. She shot 379 of 400 skeet traveling more than 55 miles per hour.    Nancy A. Wilson, who with her husband Mike have been shooting skeet since February 1997 and have been competing in skeet tournaments since March




06

Jul

2001

Marine delivers daughter in time for Father's Day

Cpl. Daniel Richardson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, BEAUFORT, S.C.

In the month of June, many fathers get their presents delivered by the postman, however one Fightertown Marine had to deliver his own - a 5-pound, 12-ounce baby girl!    Captain Bill Schweitzer, assistant detachment commander Marine Air Control Squadron 2, and his wife Pam, weren?t expecting their baby until the 22nd of June, but baby Bethany




05

Jul

2001

15th MEU attacks coveted SOC certification

Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly, ABOARD USS PELELIU

The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit met every challenge thrown their way during the Special Operations Capable Exercise June 23 - July 2, earning the coveted SOC certification that will enable the unit to embark on its six-month Western Pacific deployment to the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf next month.   Concluding a high-tempo training cycle that




05

Jul

2001

'B' billets support, train, guard Corps' assets

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

The Marine Corps offers jobs ranging from aviation and infantry to supply and broadcasting.   Through the hundreds of different Military Occupational Specialties, one category of jobs require the knowledge gained from spending time training and guiding Marines to be the future leaders of the Corps.   Category "B" MOSs allow Marines a chance to




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.