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2013

With service members’ help, Navy ensures vision, eye health

Mike DiCicco, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

When it comes to eye care, naval health care providers aren’t just willing to help Marines and sailors — the Department of the Navy is eager to keep its war fighters’ vision in top shape.  “Obviously, it’s pretty dangerous if you’re out in the field and you can’t see,” said Navy Lt. Adam Preston, head of the Optometry Department at Naval Health




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Division Marine earns service member of year

Cpl. Marco Mancha, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

The Jacksonville-Onslow Military Affairs Committee recognized a 2nd Marine Division Marine as the Service Member of the Year during a ceremony at the Camp Lejeune Officers’ Club recently.   Sergeant Jeremy Butler was selected as the MAC Service Member of the Year for his overall performance and proficiency in his duties for Company E, 2nd




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Marines of the Year, NCOs of the Year compete for promotion

Sgt. Rebekka S. Heite, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

Traditionally Marines compete against other Marines of their same pay grade and military occupational specialty for promotion. Only those performing above and beyond compete against their peers in other specialties. The meritorious promotion system was created to “promote, by means other than the regular promotion system, exceptionally




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Marines, sailors get revved up for motorcycles

Pfc. Sullivan Laramie, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

The growl of motorcycle engines ripped through the morning air and pistons fired as riders with helmets pulled into the parking lot of a barracks here, Feb. 15.  The Marines and sailors assembled at the barracks to meet with Staff Sgt. Shannon J. Zigan, the new motorcycle safety representative for 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics




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Roses are Red, Marines are Green

Cpl. Justin Boling, MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C.

River Oaks Residential Care in Beaufort, S.C., received Marines, roses and fellowship this Valentines Day. Twenty Marines from the Air Station and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island spent time speaking and enjoying a meal with the residents of the community. "This was my first year getting to experience the visit and it was awesome," said




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Feb

2013

Brothers battle for Bolden’s Bee

Cpl. Justin Boling, MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C.

Sometimes the difference between winning or going back to class empty handed can be as small as a letter in this sentence.  The participants in this year’s Bolden Elementary/ Middle School’s Spelling Bee, learned this as they stood in front of the judges and tried to spell out v-i-c-t-o-r-y, Feb. 14.  “The event promotes so many good habits in the




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Feb

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MCSC Conducts Body Armor Survey

Marine Corps Systems Command, February 21, 2013

Marine Corps Systems Command is conducting a survey on body armor and needs your input. The information you provide will be used to support design changes that will enhance Body Armor fit and sizing in the near future. Your comments, opinions and experience are invaluable to this effort and completely confidential. Marines can access the online




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Feb

2013

Rum and Vodka boosts awareness

Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Daiz, CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

A former Marine sat alone, illuminated by the stage lights as he performed an excerpt from the monologue “Rum and Vodka,” for Marines and sailors during an alcohol and substance abuse awareness and prevention training here Feb. 15. Outside the Wire produced the one-man show and is a social impact production company that uses theater and a variety




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Feb

2013

HMLA-467 forward air controllers instruct fellow pilots

Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT N.C. -

A UH-1N Huey with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 hovers above the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Tuesday before conducting forward air controller instructor training. While many aboard the air station did their best to stay warm and dry during wet weather conditions, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Marines braved the




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Bernth assumes command of Marine Transport Squadron 1

Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -

Lt. Col. Brian D. Bernth assumed command of Marine Transport Squadron 1 from Lt. Col. Edward T. Lang during a ceremony Feb. 15 at the squadron’s hangar.  Lang will move on to assume other duties here at Cherry Point.  Looking back at the time he spent with the squadron, Lang praised the dedication and maturity of his Marines, who worked tirelessly