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21

Mar

2001

Bicentennial events planned for Marine Corps' oldest post

Marine Barracks Public Affairs, MARINE BARRACKS, WASHINGTON

"The Oldest Post of the Corps" proudly celebrates its 200th anniversary here this year.     Since March 31, 1801, Marines of Marine Barracks Washington have provided faithful and diligent service to the Marine Corps and the nation.  In observance of this bicentennial year, several commemorative events have been planned for this spring and summer. 




20

Mar

2001

Marine icon visits MCBH

Lance Cpl. Jacques-Rene Hebert, CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Carol A. Mutter visited here Tuesday to share her many experiences with Marines and Sailors from Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, and Marine Forces Pacific at Camp H.M. Smith in celebration of Women's History Month.   Lt. Gen. Mutter, whose career spanned more than 30 years, was the first woman in the Marine Corps to




18

Mar

2001

24th MEU Practice Armament Capabilities Before SOCEX;

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, 24th MEU Public Affairs NCO, ABOARD USS KEARSARGE

A loud boom, which vibrated the ground for a split second, followed by a cloud of smoke from an explosion more than a thousand meters away, was the climax of operations for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) March 18 as it stormed through its Supporting Arms Capabilities Exercise (SACEX).    SACEX, an exercise that tests the combined




16

Mar

2001

Bulldogs members selected as league all-stars

Cpl. Erickson J. Barnes, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Five Marines from the MCAGCC Bulldogs were recently selected as all-stars in the Big League Dreams Winter In-line Hockey League at the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Cathedral City, Calif.   Darin Barnett, goalie, Jon LaRose, forward, Tommy Jacquemin, forward, Billy Powell, defense, and Ken Jordan, defense, were selected from a talented roster of




16

Mar

2001

Rolling the threads

Capt. Jason D. Grose, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

During a weekend run, a friend and I talked about an upcoming vacation I was taking. I had planned to take my wife on a four day cruise for a honeymoon; 13 years after I had taken her as a bride. I figured I owed her that for following me around this gun club for so long.   When our discussion turned to the formal night that required formal dress,




16

Mar

2001

Single Marine Program introduces single Marines to commissary benefits

LCpl. Brent Walker, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.

Marines from several MCAGCC units got a close-up look at their commissary and its advantages March 7 as part of Commissary Awareness Campaign 2001. The campaign was originally part of the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, similar to the Marines' Single Marine Program. MCAGCC is one of only two Marine bases, along with Camp




16

Mar

2001

USS Bataan prepares to welcome Marines aboard

Cpl. Thomas Michael Corcoran, ABOARD USS BATAAN (LHD-5)

Marines are constantly preparing for something...some time in the field, a change of duty station or a deployment.  And it may seem that no one is ever prepared for Marines, whether it's the locals at an urban terrain exercise or the enemy that waits over the beach.   However, there's one group of people out there preparing to take on the Marines




16

Mar

2001

New life spawns at the ARG/MEU workshop

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

Two different organisms, lichen and algae, often live together in a mutually beneficial relationship when they form moss. This type of symbiotic relationship is what the Navy's Amphibious Squadron 8 (PHIBRON 8) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) began at a week-long Amphibious Ready Group/ MEU workshop (ARG/MEU) aboard the Little




15

Mar

2001

MCB combines events for special ceremony

Gunnery Sgt. Frank Patterson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, Calif.

The maintenance center here celebrates three monumental events March 21 starting at 10 a.m.; their ISO 9000 qualification, the 40th anniversary of the activity, and the grand opening of their new test track.   In March 1961, the maintenance activity at Marine Corps Depot of Supplies - now MCLB Barstow - was established as Repair Depot, Marine Corps




15

Mar

2001

Best-selling author shares experiences

Cpl. Roman Yurek, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

Best-selling author James Bradley spoke to a packed house at the base theater Thursday about his book "Flags of our Fathers," and the experiences of his father, former Navy corpsman James "Doc" Bradley.   Bradley's father was one of the six men who raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi Feb. 23, 1945, during the battle of Iwo Jima.