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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




07

May

2001

HERITAGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL BARTLETT PHOTO CONTEST

, Headquarters, Marine Corps

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Institute, announced the fourth annual Tom Bartlett Marine Corps Photo Contest, named in honor of the late distinguished photojournalist and former Managing Editor of LEATHERNECK magazine.   The contest is open to all photographers: military or non-military; amateur and




07

May

2001

MARINE CORPS HERITAGE FOUNDATION CALLS FOR DALY AWARD ENTRIES

, headquarters, Marine Corps

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation announces the 2001 competition for the Sergeant Major Dan Daly Award. The award was established in memory of the legendary recipient of two Medals of Honor and is sponsored by the Marine Corps Association's LEATHERNECK magazine.    The award will be given for superior writing, pertinent to Marine Corps history.




07

May

2001

Navy corpsmen: as expeditionary as we say we are;

Cpl. Thomas Michael Corcoran, USS BATAAN

The first combined shipboard exercise of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 8 took place off the coast of North Carolina May 3-10. They took part in the Phibron/MEU Integration Training, or PMINT, workups in preparation for their deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. This integration usually refers to Marines and Sailors with




05

May

2001

Marine Units Earn National Defense Transportation Association Unit Award

Marine Corps News

Two Marine units have distinguished themselves for outstanding work in the field of transportation, and each now has the National Defense Transportation Association Unit Award as a result.   Combat Service Support Detachment 21, of the 2d Force Service Support Group, was the active duty unit recognized.   Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron




04

May

2001

1st Marine Division Association holds memorial

Cpl. Erickson J. Barnes, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Desert Cities/Mitchell Paige Medal of Honor Chapter of the 1st Marine Division Association held a memorial ceremony celebrating the life, service and sacrifice of 10 of its members April 27 in the Catholic Chapel.   After the procession of chapter members had entered and been seated, Cmdr. Bill D. Devine, 7th Marines Regimental Chaplain, gave




04

May

2001

MSSG-13 Bulk Fuel uses test van for first time

SSgt. Stephen Gude, Camp Wilson, Twentynine Palms, Calif

When most people think of fuel, they just pump it and go.  Well, in California, people think of their empty wallets at the gas pumps due to increasing prices, but hardly anyone thinks of the quality of gasoline being pumped into their vehicle.  But for Marines of MEU Service Support Group 13's Bulk Fuel Company, who operate vehicles in dusty, sandy