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News Brief: Del Mar Bridge to be closed over weekend

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:31pm
The Del Mar Bridge (A St Bridge) will be closed Sept. 15-16 for corrosion maintenance repairs. The Del Mar Gate will remain open 24 hours during this period. Access to the 21 Area will be solely through the Del Mar Gate, which opens to the Ocean ...

Master Sgt. James Clark, a profound patriot

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:31pm
Master Sgt. James Clark marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, terror attacks in a special way – he signed on for three more years of service in the Marine Corps.  Clark, a Louisville, Ky., native and maintenance chief for Combat Logistics ...

Marines test robot at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:06pm
The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Boston Dynamic tested an autonomous robot on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Sept. 10. The Legged Squad Support System, or LS3, demonstration ...

Presidential Unit Citation Award for 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 2:41pm
The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Battle Colors will receive the Presidential Unit Citation Streamer during a ceremony Friday, Sept. 14, for actions while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Secretary of the Navy ...

Chaplains provide more than religious outlook

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 2:41pm
Sunday services, weddings and counseling sessions are some of the things that come to mind when most think about the work done by chaplains. What many may not realize is chaplains spend a tremendous amount of their own time strengthening the bond ...

9th Engineer Support Battalion Marines receive Bronze Star

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 2:16pm
Captains Aaron F. Fisher and Christopher M. Kaprielian were awarded Bronze Star medals during a ceremony at the 9th Engineer Support Battalion physical training field at Camp Hansen Sept. 5. Fisher served as the company commander of Engineer Supp ...

Fly By: Lance Cpl. Joshua Bugarchich

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 2:16pm
Lance Cpl. Joshua Bugarchich is a collateral duty inspector and avionics technician with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366. It is his job to inspect maintenance performed by other avionics technicians and certify the helicopter for flight. He mak ...

Widow shares Marine's story to save others from suicide

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:36pm
Kim Ruocco regularly relives her darkest days – her husband’s suicide and the downward spiral that led to it – to save other military families from the same heartbreak. Speaking yesterday to standing-room-only audiences at the Natick Soldier Rese ...

KC-130J escorts Ospreys to Arabian Sea, USS Iwo Jima

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 9:41am
Marines with Detachment A, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, primarily spend their day patrolling the skies of Afghanistan as an in-flight gas station for other aircraft. However, a five-man crew successfully completed a slightly differ ...

Air-ground task force trains to safely evacuate American citizens

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 9:16am
Thousands of Americans live and work in countries all over the world. Unfortunately, some of these countries have great civil unrest, and at any time, be places deemed unsafe for Americans to reside. Despite dire situations, Americans can rest assur ...

Combat Center anniversary celebrated with ceremony

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 6:51pm
  The month of August marked six decades of service for the Combat Center. On Aug. 24, the Combat Center celebrated the event at the installation’s Sunset Cinema. The rows of seats spanning the large theater were filled with active duty and r ...

Local fun run provides to world’s largest workplace giving campaign

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 12:11pm
Members of the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune community are slated to have a new opportunity to support the world's largest workplace-giving campaign with a 5K Fun Run/Walk.  The Combined Federal Campaign, which helps federal employees, including ...

Stop it before it happens: Suicide

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 11:46am
Thirty-three Marines committed suicide in 2011. Nearly an entire platoon of Marines, thirty-three deaths would severely cripple an infantry company fighting in Afghanistan. This year’s suicide prevention week, Sept. 9 to 15, highlights the import ...

1/1 Weapons, brothers in arms with Afghan National Army

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 11:21am
On the edge of Trek Nawa, an area between the Nawa and Marjah districts, stands a small patrol base where Marines and Afghan National Army soldiers come together and work side by side. United by a common enemy, the Marines with Weapons Company, 1 ...

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit completes first week of training in Djibouti

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 11:21am
Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit finished the first week of a Training Force package in Djibouti Aug. 31, the latest endeavor of the 24th MEU as it begins the sixth month of its current deployment. The “T-Force” package is a schedu ...

Afghans, coalition forces conduct medical exercise

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 10:56am
Coalition service members, led by the 215th Corps Advisor Team, conducted a simulated mass casualty training exercise, Sept. 9. The combined team included medical professionals from the United Kingdom Medical Group, NATO Training Mission Southwes ...

September 11 remembered, service members pay respect 11 years later

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 10:31am
Service members from different branches and different countries gathered together on Camp Leatherneck by the flag pole. The low sun cast long shadows across the somber faces as the attendants came to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. A bell ...

Afghan soldier fights for country

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 10:31am
As the war in Afghanistan continues, more and more of the country’s natives are volunteering to serve. Among those who have pledged to defend Afghanistan with their lives for the greater good of the people is 2nd Lt. John Muhammad. Muhammad se ...

Georgia native, corpsman serves country on first deployment

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 9:41am
As a senior in high school, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricky Lattimore made the decision to serve his country. One month after his May 2008 graduation, he was on his way to basic training. Lattimore, a corpsman with 3rd platoon, Bravo Company, ...

Marine Ospreys showcase new weapon system, look to expand capabilities of revolutionary aircraft

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 1:01pm
The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has a new, unique weapon to add to its MV-22 Ospreys – capable of firing 3,000 rounds per minute. The 24th MEU’s Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), received and mounted s ...