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Apr

2001

Daily 16 builds the Marine Corps way

Sgt. Robert Carlson, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

Building your body the Marine Corps way doesn't have to mean training everyday, but it does require a good plan.   The MCB Hawaii Staff Noncommis-sioned Officer Academy teaches leaders to implement a solid physical training program based on the Marine Corps Order and directives which are aimed at improving the fitness of every Marine.   According




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Apr

2001

TAL-A-DAY-GA! WHOOOOOOOOOOO!

Gunnery Sgt. Sean Wright, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

TALLADEGA, Ala., -- A small platoon of Headquarters Battalion volunteers deployed to Talladega Superspeedway here Friday and survived a weekend that many might say rivals Mardi Gras, Carnival and New Year's Eve celebrations all rolled into one. Twenty-five leathernecks worked to raise money for the enlisted ball during a weekend full of racing




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Apr

2001

Language skills increase Marine's career flexibility

Colie Young, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

"I'm standing in the middle of Red Square [Russia]. The Kremlin and Lenin's tomb is on one side of me and St. Basil's [the popular Russian Orthodox Basilica] tomb is on the other. For the longest, we [U.S. Marines] trained to defend against the might of the former Soviet Union -- and here I am -- standing in Red Square," said Blount Island




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Apr

2001

CSSD-79 leaves Hawaiian islands for 'Cobra Gold 2001'

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

The last group of Marines from Combat Service Support Detatchment 79 left yesterday for Thailand where they will participate in Cobra Gold 2001 until the middle of June.   When they arrive at the Royal Thailand Marine Corps Base at Camp Samaesan, they will join the advance party that left earlier this month and bring the total number of CSSD-79




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Apr

2001

Mortarmen: TRAP Lessons Learned

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

Realism was paramount for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) force through two jam-packed weeks of training here March 14 - 23.Made up of Marines and Sailors of the 81mm Mortar Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/1, 15th MEU, the force learned through extensive classroom training




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Apr

2001

Marines pitch in during 'Kokua'

Pvt. Iain A. Schnaible, KAILUA, Hawaii

More than 30 Marines from MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay volunteered to join a massive beach cleanup effort  April 23 at what some consider to be one of the world's most beautiful beaches.   The cleanup at Kailua Beach Park, coordinated by Rep. David Pendleton, State House of Representatives, was a two-hour project encompassing the entire length of Kailua




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Apr

2001

SRT takes housing area by storm

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

The scene is right out of a Hollywood movie.   It's nighttime, military police cars fill a residential street on MCB Hawaii with their lights illuminating the neighborhood with blinking  splashes of red, white and blue lights.   Residents in their evening clothes stand just outside their front doors trying to see why their quiet evening is being




23

Apr

2001

1/3 prepares for Okinawa UDP

Pvt. Iain A. Schnaible, KAHUKU TRAINING AREA, Hawaii

The Marines of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conducted a battalion field exercise here and at Schofield Barracks in preparation for their upcoming deployment this summer to Okinawa, Japan as part of the Unit Deployment Program.The training, which began April 23 and concluded Sunday, was the battalion's last opportunity to train in the field




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Apr

2001

GEICO Selects Top Marine Volunteer

, FORT MEYER, Va.

FORT MEYER, VA - For 13 years the insurance company GEICO has been recognizing noncommissioned and petty officers at the Military Service Awards Program for devotion to their service and local civilian community.   This year, Gunnery Sgt. Steven Shaheen, safety chief, Marine Corps Ground Combat Safety Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., was among the




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Apr

2001

MCAGCC spikes Pendleton to win volleyball crown

Cpl. Erickson J. Barnes, MCAGCC TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

The MAGTF TC, Twentynine Palms, volleyball team defeated Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, to claim the West Coast Regional Volleyball Championship April 12 at the West Gym.   The Combat Center's squad needed all three games to secure the best-of-three match after a slow start cost them the first game, 16-25.   The teams then traded sides of the