Combat Logistics Battalion 26 doc strives for greatness
Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels, USS SAN ANTONIO
Brought up in a self-described normal American family with two sisters, a mom, and a dad, Seaman Nicholas C. Covington, a Gadsdem, Tenn., native, and corpsman with Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has always been an outgoing and sociable person, capable of setting goals and executing them to the best of his
Three steps closer to deployment
Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit checked off another box as their group sail, the third major training evolution of their pre-deployment training program, came to an end, Dec. 18, 2012. "A traditional MEU workup has three or four at-sea periods," said Maj. Richard Pitchford, a Norfolk, Va., native, and 26th MEU operations
Marine puts down flute, picks up reins
LCpl. Samuel Ranney, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Calif.
In 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. At the time
How a high school play opened my heart to Vietnam Vets
Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.
It was opening night for the Chesaning Association of Performing Arts winter competition play “Tracers.” Within the first five minutes, during a scene when my character was at boot camp in the push-up position, I noticed several large, elderly men walking out of the theater. This was the first time I had acted in a high school play, and it was a
Navy special boat team prepares locally for counter-drug ops abroad
Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom, Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C.
As waves tossed two small assault boats around, the Sailors aboard were on watch for movement on the water as their small vessels made their way to the insertion point. Cold water splashed over the walls of the boats, but the Sailors didn’t deviate from their course. They stood ready to deploy into the wet marshlands, where intelligence informed
Have yourself a merry little Christmas dinner
Lance Cpl. Paul E. Wyatt, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.
With the holiday season upon the Marines and Sailors of Cherry Point, one can practically smell Mom’s Christmas turkey roasting. Military service comes with sacrifices, and some service members will not make it home for the holidays. The food service specialists at the air station mess hall will work tirelessly to make sure all patrons have a great
Marines, sailors bring on the Christmas cheer
Cpl. Paul Peterson, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
The Marines and sailors of 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group decked the halls of the Goettge Memorial Field House here for their annual Christmas party, Dec. 3. More than 600 servicemembers attended the event and filled the large gymnasium with their families and friends, who enjoyed a night of raffles,
Sandy relief efforts bolstered by Marine charity
Cpl. Paul Peterson, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
Their homes here remained largely unaffected by the hurricane as it glanced the North Carolina coast, but the Marines of 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group knew the residents to the north needed assistance. Master Sgt. Perry A. Sikes, a Savannah, Ga., native and calibrations chief with the battalion’s Electronics Maintenance
Marine chefs showcase skills at annual cooking competition
Cpl. Vanessa American Horse, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII
If you’ve ever slaved away in the kitchen for hours preparing a meal, you can relate to food services specialists competing in the 2012 Chef of the Year competition held at Anderson Hall Dining Facility, Dec. 19. The competitors began their day at 5 a.m., chopping, simmering and baking their dishes to perfection. “I tried to make a timeline and