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11

May

2001

Secretary of Veterans Affairs reviews Evening Parade

Marine Barracks Washington Public Affairs, MARINE BARRACKS, WASHINGTON

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi observes "8th and I" Marines as they pass in review during the Evening Parade here May 11.    Principi is escorted by Lt. Gen. Bruce B. Knutson Jr., Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Col. Richard T. Tryon, Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington.    A combat




10

May

2001

Leatherneck's quick actions save buddy's life

Cpl. David Christian, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

A School of Infantry Marine received a Navy Achievement Medal here May 3 for saving his best friend's life on May 2.   Lance Corporal Matthew L. Sugrue, administration chief, operations, Headquarters and Support Battalion, gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to LCpl. John Nuno, motor transport operator, SOI, after Nuno stopped breathing.   Nuno was




10

May

2001

Division trekking in Patton's footsteps

Sgt. Robert Piper, YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, Ariz.;

The 1st Marine Division is using cyberspace to call the shots as it retraces steps Army MajGen. George S. Patton took more than 50 years ago prior to deploying his units for World War II.   Desert Scimitar '01 is a tactical exercise without troops, in which the 1st Marine Division will move more than 1,800 Marines and 500 vehicles, 170 miles across




10

May

2001

Young Marine wins BIG oratorical contest

Bill Robinson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE, ALBANY, Ga.

The Region IV sixth annual Blacks In Government Oratorical Contest was held April 28 at the Governors House Hotel in Montgomery, Ala. Seven eloquent orations were given from Region IV area high schools contestants. Each winner was awarded a U.S. savings bond: first place was $1,000 awarded to the contestant from Center for Disease Control; second




10

May

2001

Albany Marine Band gives hole-in-one performance

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

The Albany Marine Band performed Sunday at the LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship Golf Tournament, hosted by Nancy Lopez, at Eagle's Landing Country Club at Stockbridge, Ga.   The band played in the closing ceremonies of the tournament. Once the last ball was sunk in the 18th hole, four Army 82nd Airborne Division All-American Free Fall Team




10

May

2001

NMCI Provides Progress Report

Sgt. M. V. Trindade, Crystal City, Va.

The Navy and Marine Corps Intranet Information Bureau held its first press conference May 10 in what is to become a regularly scheduled event.   The conference, and those scheduled to follow, are intended to shed light on the progress of the NMCI in an effort to keep Marines Sailors and Department of Defense civilians informed of the project?s




09

May

2001

HMM-365 (Rein) prepares for shipboard deployment

Cpl. Thomas Michael Corcoran, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Although, the Marines and sailors of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-365 (Reinforced) are more than fully capable of performing their mission on a day-to-day basis, deploying their helicopters from ship, or ship borne operations can become slightly more complicated than on the ground.   During the squadron's approximate week stay aboard the USS




08

May

2001

3rd Marines depart for Australia

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

The last of approximately 1,500 deploying Marines of 3rd Marine Regiment departed Tuesday for Australia to participate in Exercise Tandem Thrust 2001.   The Marines from 1st Bn., 12th Marines; 3rd Bn., 3rd Marines; Headquarters Co. and Combat Support Co., 3rd Marine Regiment will be participating in the five-week exercise in Australia in order to




08

May

2001

Marines, Sailors participate in PMINT -- Photo Essay

26th MEU Staff, USS BATAAN --

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in a week-long exercise May 4-10, called PMINT (Phibron/MEU Integration), in which they got familiar with the ship and members of Amphibious Squadron 8 with whom they will deploy later in the year.   The training took place off the coast of North Carolina, near Onslow Beach.




07

May

2001

Former Sen., "8th and I" Marine, ;Charles Robb reviews Evening Parade

Marine Barracks Washington Public Affairs, MARINE BARRACKS, WASHINGTON

Former Sen. and retired Marine Charles S. Robb observes "8th and I" Marines as they pass in review during the Evening Parade here May 4.Robb is escorted by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James L. Jones, and Col. Richard T. Tryon, Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington.A combat veteran, Robb was commissioned a Marine second