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23

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




23

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




23

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




20

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




20

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