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06

Jul

2000

Pace Nominated for Fourth Star, Assignment to U.S. Southern Command

Staff Sgt. Chuck Albrecht, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced that the President has nominated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Peter Pace for appointment to the grade of general and assignment as Commander-in-Chief, United States Southern Command.    Pace currently commands more than 92,000 Marines and Sailors as the Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic;




06

Jul

2000

'Fighting 13th' socks SOCEX

1stLt. Jeff Landis, ABOARD USS TARAWA

As if it was the final round of a heavyweight boxing title match, 13th MEU scored a knockout on SOCEX.   The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Navy-Marine team recently completed Special Operations Capable Exercise 00-2 - its final exam and SOC certification to lead from the front as America's 911 force for the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf




30

Jun

2000

DISTINGUISHED VISITORS TOUR COOPERATIVE PARTNER 2000 TRAINING SITE

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, ODESSA, Ukraine

Several military dignitaries and distinguished visitors from all ten nations participating in NATO's Exercise Cooperative Partner 2000 visited the training area June 30.  Dignitaries from other armed forces and nations attended as well and received a PowerPoint slide overview of the entire exercise, followed by a tour of the Humanitarian Assistance




29

Jun

2000

Medical records belong to U.S. government

Sgt. Christina Lovett, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga

If your name is on it, does that mean it belongs to you?  Not according to Petty Officer 2nd Class Roland Lewis. All medical records of active duty personnel, retirees and dependents are strictly the property of the U.S. government, stressed Lewis, work center supervisor for the medical records department here.  Lewis, the senior corpsman in the




29

Jun

2000

MCLB youth attends Marine Corps Teen Summit

Lani Tennyson, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga

MCLB Albanys Representative to the Marine Corps Teen Summit was Brad Solomon.   The Summit was held in Leesburg, VA, April 29-May 2, 2000.   Brad is the 14 year-old son of Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Cleve Solomon.  He attended Dougherty Middle School this past school year and will attend Dougherty High School this fall.  Brad has served on the teen




29

Jun

2000

IMAGES OF COOPERATIVE PARTNER 2000 - PHOTO ESSAY I

(Compiled by Sgt. Kevin Dolloson and PH2 Alan Warner ), ODESSA, Ukraine

Below you will see photos of Exercise Cooperative Partner 2000 taken by Sgt. Kevin Dolloson and PH2 Alan Warner from June 25 through June 29 during the exercise.




28

Jun

2000

11th MEU invades Schofield Barracks

Pvt. Iain A. Schnaible, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii

Marines of Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) took a break from their normal infantry training March 20 when they tackled the leadership reaction course, assaulted through the bayonet assault course and fought through close combat training here.   "The whole purpose of this training




28

Jun

2000

MCBH Legal Assistance Office garners CMC award

Sgt. Richard W. Holtgraver Jr., MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii

The MCB Hawaii legal assistance office received the Commandant's Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance for the year 2000 on March 13, in a small, but distinguished ceremony that took place at the base conference room.   Brigadier Gen. R. E. Parker, MCB Hawaii commanding general, presented the award to seven Marines and one civilian, during the




26

Jun

2000

MSSG-24 CONDUCTS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN MULTI-NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, ODESSA, Ukraine

The second phase of NATO's Exercise Cooperative Partner 2000 (CP00) kicked off June 26 with a series of simulated real-world scenarios. Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (24th MEU (SOC), along with Marines and soldiers of eight other nations were on hand to perform the necessary mission.   During




25

Jun

2000

HMM-263 PHOTO ESSAY

(Compiled by Sgt. Kevin Dolloson), ODESSA, Ukraine

Below is a compilation of photos of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 put together by Sgt. Kevin Dolloson, Public Affairs NCO.  These photos were taken over several days during NATO's Exercise Cooperative Partner 2000.