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06

Dec

2000

BLUE/GREEN TEAM COMES TOGETHER FOR INTEGRATION TRAINING

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, ABOARD USS KEARSARGE (off the coast of North Carolina)

The first snowstorm of the season couldn't stop the Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) from beginning their PHIBRON/MEU Integration Exercise (PMINT). They crossed Onslow beach and kicked off their shipboard familiarization and embark/debark skills training Dec. 6. Additionally, they looked to further enhance




05

Dec

2000

1/3 Marines hone Javelin skills

Sgt. Scott Gilbert, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hi

Marines of Weapons Co., 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, spent the first weekend of December training for the employment of their newest weapon system, the M98A1 Javelin, at Dillingham Airfield.The Javelin, which replaced the M-47 Dragon, is now employed as part of a Combined Anti-Armor Team rather than carried by individual Marines."We got new




01

Dec

2000

ARFF Marine honored by MCI

Sgt. Scott Gilbert, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hi

Doing 23 Marine Corps Institute distance learning courses is no easy task. Doing 23 in one year is unheard of, and this is why Sgt. Saulo D. Ugarte is getting an award for being MCI graduate of the year for fiscal year 2000.   The 24-year-old Los Angeles native said that's not all. "I did 23, and I also did six Federal Emergency Management Agency




01

Dec

2000

Up your GT, Turbo-charge your career with MASP

Sgt. Todd Greenwood, MCAS Beaufort, SC

Looking to advance your military career, make a lateral move or simply desiring to further your education?   The Military Academic Skills Program (MASP) might just be the program you need.  The Military Academic Skills Program offers individualized instruction in basic academic skills such as math and English. Students identify initial goals with




01

Dec

2000

VMFA-312 deploys to the Mediterranean

Cpl. S. K. D'Alessio, MCAS BEAUFORT, SC

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 departed for a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea aboard U. S. S. Harry S. Truman CVN-75 November 27.   Prior to shoving off, VMFA-312 aircrew conducted a three-day cyclic operations exercise off the coast of Norfolk, Va., preparing themselves for the long sea voyage.   The squadron set to sea with 12




01

Dec

2000

Road to Rota Part Three: Ready to rumble

Cpl. Derek A. Shoemake, USS SAIPAN, Mediterranean Sea

With less than a week before I step into the ring for Rumble in Rota 2000, it is finally time to start focusing on the most important aspects of a boxing match, like picking introduction music.The wrong song can convey the wrong message. It has to be fitting, but not overdone. Something that lets the opponent know: I am out for blood and I am a




30

Nov

2000

Achieving New Heights

Cpl. Kurt Fredrickson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan

It's an unforgiving place where failure means death, but for a Marine with an adventuresome nature, a spirit of determination, the Himalaya proved to be a worthy adversary.   Until now, the journey had always been a far off dream, but anything is possible when a Marine put his mind to it.   Growing up in the mountains of New England, combined with




30

Nov

2000

13th MEU(SOC) evacuates Kuwaiti embassy

Sgt. M.C. Miller, Kuwait --

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) evacuated more than 200 American citizens and embassy staff to the Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group during a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise, Nov. 30.   The Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU(SOC) and Tarawa ARG kicked off their MEU exercise in Kuwait by landing at the




25

Nov

2000

Slunj 2000 offers unique training package for MEU's Command Element

Cpl. Derek A. Shoemake, SLUNJ, Croatia

As he navigated his way through the wilderness of Croatia, Sgt. Shawn Walsh thought to himself, "This is why I joined the Marine Corps."   Walsh, a Legal Specialist for the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), was one of many who took advantage of the day and night land navigation course, part of a unique training package




25

Nov

2000

India Battery gets first chance to fire during Slunj 2000

Cpl. Derek A. Shoemake, SLUNJ, Croatia

It might be a deafening blast to some, but Sgt. Highhorse Little calls it music.   "It's rolling thunder," said the artillery gun team member with Battalion Landing Team 2/2's India Battery, part of 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable). "That's the song that [infantrymen] want to hear."   Little's song is the blast of the