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04

Apr

2001

Camp LeJeune receives CINC award

MCNEWS, WASHINGTON, DC

Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld,  officially announced Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune as the Corps? winner of the 2001 Commander In Chief?s Annual Award for Installational Excellence, March 23.   The CINC award recognizes the excellence and innovation of the people who operate and maintain military installations across the Department of




04

Apr

2001

Are you tax compliant?

MCNEWS, WASHINGTON, DC

In a recent memo distributed to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Acting Secretary of the Navy, Robert B. Pirie, Jr., has asked all Navy and Marine Corps personnel and retirees to comply with the federal income tax system.Although the rate of compliance among federal employees and retirees is higher than the




03

Apr

2001

Marine Barracks kicks off bicentennial celebration events

Marine Barracks Public Affairs Office, MARINE BARRACKS, WASHINGTON

The "oldest post of the Corps" kicked off its bicentennial celebration in a ceremony here, March 30, on the historic parade grounds of "8th and I."   General James L. Jones, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, as well as numerous other general officers and former barracks Marines were on hand to witness the commencement of the bicentennial




03

Apr

2001

Battalion Landing Team 3/6 becomes "street smart"

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

Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's ground combat element, Battalion Landing Team 3/6, took full advantage of the Military Operations on Urban Terrain facility during a recent workup exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., March 25 to April 9. The MOUT facility is a mock town perfect for training young Marines and refreshing veterans in the




01

Apr

2001

With Thanks from the Vatican

Sgt. Will Price, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Back in 1971, Navy Cdr. Tom Kelley was serving his first tour as a chaplain at Parris Island, while Army chaplain Capt. Edwin O'Brien was giving soldiers their last rites in Vietnam.    Recently, the two former chaplains finally met for the first time.   Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, responsible for a ministry of 1.5 million Catholics, including




29

Mar

2001

Making grass greener on your side

Cpl. Matthew Shaw, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON

It was a beautiful spring morning in Iwakuni, Japan.  Hanami, cherry blossom festival, was in full swing.  I strolled along the shores of the Nishiki River near the Kintai Bridge with my camera in hand.  White cherry blossoms filled the trees surrounding the area.  Some people traveled from around the world to enjoy the beauty of this scene.  After




29

Mar

2001

Regrets about leaving Corps

Crystal Stallard, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON

Well I am finally settled into the land where gas is $1.18, strangers wave, and all roads are composed of only two lanes.  Let me begin by first saying it's not all that its cracked up to be.  I wish I could tell that to everyone that I have ever heard talk bad about the Marine Corps.   I arrived back in Ohio in late December anxious to start what




29

Mar

2001

Guru's teaching inspired Commandant's martial arts program

Sgt. Joe A. Figueroa, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON

The concept of a martial arts program for the Marine Corps is not new and has been practiced in one way or another for quite some time under the guise of close combat training.   The only difference now is that the Commandant has made it into standard training Corps-wide.   However, the evolution of the martial arts program has never been easy and




29

Mar

2001

Old Breed of Martial Artists still kicking

Sgt. Joe A. Figueroa, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON

To most people on the street Bill Miller seems like a harmless grandfather with an infectious smile.  Little do they know, behind that smile and gray beard is a 68-year-old Korean War veteran who happens to be a martial arts master.   This warrior is one of many little known Marine Corps legends who happens to go about his business in the hills of




29

Mar

2001

Iranian emigrant pursues crowning achievements through dentistry

Cpl. Matthew Shaw, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON

Although Iran offered advancement opportunities for women,  Navy Lt. Shayeteh Shafie had her mind set on coming to America.   Born and raised in Tehran, the capital city of Iran, she devoted herself to education.   "Growing up in Iran was similar to the United States," said black-haired, brown-eyed Shafie.  "I spent most of my time studying because