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May

2001

Other base inhabitants exist with humans

Cpl. Joshua Barnhardt, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif.

There are predators stalking the base. They awake at night and prey on the most defenseless creatures. And they actually help the day to day operations of the base.   They are owls. In the warehouses in Nebo and Yermo, owls rule the roost by nesting in the high crevices.   They help the base by controlling the rodent population in the warehouses.




31

May

2001

Chess Players Needed

Sgt. Scott Peczka, HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, Washington, DC

The Marine Corps' Semper Fit program is seeking resumes for the All-Marine Chess Team. Resumes will be accepted through close of business July 9, 2001.  Six Marines will be chosen to compete in the interservice chess competition August 17-24, at Fort Myer, Virginia.   "This is our chance to stand out once again from the other Services; to show what




28

May

2001

Oahu honors fallen servicemembers

Pvt. Iain A. Schnaible, HONOLULU, Hawaii

Hawaii's military played a leading role in the Hawaii's Memorial Day celebrations through participating in numerous ceremonies Sunday and Monday.   The events began Sunday with the Nichirenshoshu Hokkeko ceremony at the Punchbowl.  This ceremony featured a 20-minute Buddhist chant in honor and remembrance of fallen servicemembers, a joint-service




26

May

2001

24th MEU (SOC) MARINES CONTINUE TO SHARPEN THE SPEAR

, CAPO TEULADA,Sardinia (Italy)

While some Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) are on their way to operations in the Black Sea, most are taking part in Exercise TRIDENT D'OR - a cross training exercise involving military servicemembers from France, Italy, Spain and the United States.   Marines and Sailors of the 24th MEU (SOC) are trading




25

May

2001

Birthday girl nets gifts for homeless

Pvt. Iain A. Schnaible, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

More than 70 teenagers attended the MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, base swimming pool-hosted "Sweet 16" birthday party Friday.   By the end of the party, though, the birthday girl had received no presents for herself.   The twist on this party was that 16-year-old Michelle Collins didn't want any presents. She asked for non-perishable items, toiletries,




25

May

2001

Service Operations Deputies review Evening Parade

Marine Barracks Washington Public Affairs, MARINE BARRACKS, WASHINGTON

The Service Operations Deputies of the United States Armed Services observe "8th and I" Marines as they pass in review during the Evening Parade here May 25.    Army Lt. Gen. Larry Ellis, Vice Adm. Timothy J. Keating, Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert H. Foglesong, and Coast Guard Rear Adm. Terry M. Cross are escorted by Marine Lt. Gen. "Buck" Bedard,




25

May

2001

24TH MEU (SOC) TRAINS, CONDUCTS BILATERAL EXERCISE IN MOROCCO

1stLt. Dan McSweeney, ABOARD USS PONCE

One of the basic building blocks of the modern-day Marine Corps is the Marine Air Ground Task Force, a way of organizing personnel and equipment that offers commanders flexibility and speed in accomplishing missions.   Marine Expeditionary Units (Special Operations Capable) are probably the best-known MAGTFs.  They are routinely forward deployed on




24

May

2001

CSSG-3 Marines sharpen decontamination skills with vital NBC exercise

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

Nuclear, biological and chemical weapons have changed the way that Marines train for combat. Not only must Marines be proficient in their occupational specialty, but they also need to be able to do their job in a full mission orientated protective posture suit.   In addition to operating in their protective equipment, Marines also must be able to




24

May

2001

Albany Commissary awards college scholarship

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

Traits and virtues are passed from parents to children. Mentalities and attitudes are constructed. Many things make up a person. Courage, honor, and the commitment to ensure tasks are completed are some of the characteristics of Marines. It is only natural for children who are brought up in such an environment to learn these ideas and encompass




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May

2001

Maintenance Center laboratory Z540 recertified

Cpl. Joshua Bozeman, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

The Maintenance Center Calibration Laboratory continues to lead the way in maintaining high standards in the Department of Defense.   The calibration laboratory here was the first in its class to receive Z540 certification in December of '97. Friday, the lab led the way again by being the first to be re-certified.   According to Mark Kramer,