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Apr

2001

Petty Officer named Sailor of the Year for MarForPac

RP2 Brandon Grigsby, MCAGCC TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Petty Officer 1st Class Major F. Warren, Leading Petty Officer of the Preventive Services Department at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, has been named the Marine Forces Pacific Sailor of the Year.  In competition with all Sailors at Marine shore commands in the Pacific theater, Petty Officer Warren's outstanding military performance and




20

Apr

2001

Graduation marks future of Marine messaging

Cpl. Brent Walker, MCAGCC TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

A fundamental change is on the horizon concerning how the Marine Corps sends and receives electronic messages, and that change begins right here aboard MCAGCC.   The Corps is phasing in the Department of Defense-mandated Defense Messaging System to replace the current Automatic Digital Network.   The Marine Corps Communications and Electronics




20

Apr

2001

DARPA donates new fuel cells to MCCES

Cpl. Brent Walker, MCAGCC TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

In the near future, the Marine Corps could save millions by adopting now-experimental fuel cells to replace the batteries currently powering electronic field equipment.   The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently donated two hydrogen-powered fuel cells for use by students at the Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School.   The




19

Apr

2001

LogBases commander shares vision

Colie Young, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

Editor's Note: The Marine Corps Logistics Bases Strategic Plan 2001 can be viewed in its entirety by using the 'Index' link on the LogBases' [home] web page, www.ala.usmc.mil. The LogBases' commander Brig. Gen. Richard S. Kramlich, stresses [to every military and civilian member of the LogBases' workforce] the importance of reading and fully




19

Apr

2001

Leadership week instills knowledge, discipline

Sgt. Christina Lovett, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga.

"Sir, yes, sir," echoed near Covella Pond April 9-13 as local youth gathered for a week-long leadership class.   The Young Marines of Albany participated in various exercises designed to instill teamwork, initiative and leadership, said Anthony Meriweather, Young Marines instructor. The Young Marines were awake and ready no




17

Apr

2001

24TH MEU (SOC) MOVES TO THE 'TIP OF THE SPEAR'

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

On the morning of October 20, 2000, more than two thousand Marines and Sailors formed on the "PT" field just outside of the II Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters before they kicked off a motivational run, which signified the start of a rigorous predeployment training schedule for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU).   The saying goes




13

Apr

2001

Marine Barracks has battalion-wide police call

Marine Barracks Public Affairs Office, MARINE BARRACKS, WASHINGTON

Marine Barracks Washington D.C. held a battalion-wide police call today in order to clean up the area of their bachelor enlisted quarters here in south east.   The Marines made their presence known when several hundred marched down the streets of Washington toward the sight of their new BEQ.  Armed with rakes and plastic trash bags, the Marines had




13

Apr

2001

Email chain letters are evil

Sgt. Ken Griffin, MCAGCC TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

It's all been confirmed through the proper channels: Bill Gates is not going to send you and your friends to Disney World, a deadly virus with an unknown cure is not being sent randomly through the mail and the U.S. Postal Service is certainly not going to start charging people 25 cents for each email they send.   You all know what I'm talking




13

Apr

2001

7th Marines conducts StratMobEx 2001

Cpl. Brent Walker, MCAGCC TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Packing for vacation can be a minor hassle.   Packing for war is major work.   From April 2-6, 7th Marines conducted Strategic Mobility Exercise 2001, in which every unit in the regiment prepared for an emergency deployment. From start to finish, Marines took every step they would take in the event of a real-life deployment, from initial




12

Apr

2001

III MEF CG visits MCBH

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

Last week, Lt. Gen. Earl B. Hailston, commanding general of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force took time from the General Officer's conference to visit units under his command at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.   For two days Lt. Gen. Hailston visited and spoke with the commanding officers of 3rd Marine Regiment, Combat Service Support Group 3 and 1st