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10

Jan

2001

24th MEU STORMS INTO SAVANNAH FOR TRUEX

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, SAVANNAH, Ga.

A loud thump from rotors of a CH-46 helicopter cutting through the cold air, combined with the first daytime snowfall in ten years to hit the city of Savannah caught the attention of many local residents Jan. 9, as the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) kicked off its next phase of predeployment training - Training in an Urban Environment




06

Jan

2001

Young Marines benefit from devil dog experience

Cpl. Chad C. Adams, MARINE BARRACKS, Washington, D.C.

For some, it's the sound of a booming voice.  For others, it's the razor-sharp creases and spit-polished boots.  For many, it's the penetrating glare firing out from under that Smokey Bear.   But for every enlisted Marine, there is something they won't forget about one or all of their drill instructors.   Many of those lasting images are ones that




05

Jan

2001

Military says goodbye to Commander-in-Chief

Story by Cpl. Kris Pettie, FT. MYER, Va

The Department of Defense held its ceremonial good bye for the President of the United States during the Full Honors Review here, Friday, January 5, 2001.   Before a joint services honor guard and an audience of U.S. military members and distinguished guests, Secretary of Defense William H. Cohen and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen.




05

Jan

2001

MEU(SOC) Cobras fire rare surplus of TOWs

Sgt. M.C. Miller, UDARI RANGE, Kuwait -

The Combined Anti-Armor Team didn't steal all the fun - firing a horde of TOW missiles during 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit?s exercise in Kuwait, Dec. 1-10.   The 8-pilot AH-1W Super Cobra detachment of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (rein) fired 50 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missiles, as many as a Marine Aircraft Group




30

Dec

2000

Hawaii Marines brighten holidays for Molokai keiki

Sgt. Richard W. Holtgraver, Jr., MOLOKAI, Hawaii

Two CH53D's from HMH-363 delivered three loads of donated Christmas toys from the Toys for Tots Program to the Molokai Salvation Army on December 19.   Over 2000 toys were flown to the Molokai Airport and transferred to awaiting vans that will distribute the holiday gifts to over 300 deserving families on the island.   "We really appreciate the




22

Dec

2000

Air Station volunteers help with Special Olympics

LCpl. Daniel Richardson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC

Tri-Command service members teamed up with Special Olympics South Carolina athletes for the second consecutive year during the Special Olympics Region 9 Bowling Tournament.   The competitions brought students from Laurel Bay, Shanklin and Beaufort Elementary Schools along with other local schools to the Air Station Bowling Center.   During the




22

Dec

2000

Proper use of car seats saves children's lives

LCpl. Melissa Orrell, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC

Despite the existence of laws in all 50 states requiring the use of car safety seats or child restraint devices for young children, some parents continue to put their children's lives at risk while riding in motor vehicles.   According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 1999, 1,135 children younger than four years old




20

Dec

2000

Do your records tell a story worth a promotion?

Lance Cpl. John Lawson, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

If you're sitting down to watch a football game and the announcers say, "This is a match-up that looks great on paper," you don't really know whether you're in for a good game or a yawner. Every sports fan knows that football games are won on the field, not on paper.On the other hand, if you're a sergeant or above and you look great on paper, odds




18

Dec

2000

Flight deck Marines : More than just colorful vests

-, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC

They may not have the flair or style of the "Fruit of the loom" guys, but when this group of colorful Marines goes to work, they get the job done.Recently Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 conducted flight deck operations aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).The Marines traded in their coveralls and cammie blouses for red, white, green and




18

Dec

2000

Thunderbolts return home with flying colors

Sgt. Will Price, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC

    The "Thunderbolts" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 teamed up with the "Rough Riders" crew of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, to conduct carrier qualification training.   The T-bolts struck the deck of the aircraft carrier with one main purpose -- to get their pilots qualified for shipboard operations.   "We have many