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  • BREAKING: Marine Battalion ordered back to base, leave canceled, PLACED ON ALERT (trunc)

    09/23/2016 11:15:43 AM PDT · by lafroste · 131 replies
    Semper Fi News ^ | 9/23/2016 | Thomas Dillingham
    We have just received information that a certain Marine Corps INFANTRY BATTALION currently stationed at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina has been placed in an ALERT STATUS. All leave has been cancelled for the unit, and all Marines have been ordered back to base immediately! Camp Lejeune Camp Lejeune is located only a few hours away, by HUMVEE, from Charlotte, North Carolina. We are unable to confirm if this is related to the Insurrection in Charlotte. However, this is the closest location of US Military Troops to Charlotte. We will continue to bring your the latest news as it develops. Also,...
  • Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses 1st Amendment appeal

    08/11/2016 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/16 | James Wilkinson
    Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses First Amendment appeal in 'outrageous' federal court decisionA Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called 'outrageous'. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses. She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a 'substantial burden'...
  • Crash Victims Include Decorated Marine

    03/13/2015 6:18:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/13/15 | RICHARD FAUSSET
    ATLANTA — Before a military helicopter disappeared into a thick bank of fog off the Florida coast, killing all 11 servicemen aboard, military officials had conducted an “operational risk assessment” and determined that the weather was safe enough to fly in, Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, commander of the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, said Friday. But once the two helicopters participating in the Tuesday evening exercise were aloft, a decision was made to turn back, General Osterman said. And only one helicopter made it back. The details of the Black Hawk helicopter’s final flight were disclosed at a...
  • 7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after Army helicopter crash in Florida

    03/11/2015 3:08:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 31 replies ^ | March 11, 2015
    <p>Search-and-rescue crews are looking for seven Marines and four soldiers after an Army helicopter crashed late Tuesday during a routine night training exercise in the Florida Panhandle.</p> <p>Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland told the Associated Press that the helicopter was reported missing at around 8:30 p.m. local time and crews found debris from the crash at around 2 a.m. Wednesday.</p>
  • Supreme Court ruling in toxic water case a setback for Camp Lejeune families

    08/04/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    News & Observer (& ^ | June 9, 2014 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to North Carolina families trying to sue over groundwater contamination at a big Marine Corps base. In a technical decision with real-world consequences, the court upheld North Carolina’s limits on how long people have to bring certain pollution-related lawsuits. By upholding the state’s 10-year limit, called a statute of repose, the court effectively undercut lawsuits centering on Camp Lejeune. “Time is the controlling factor,” Justice Anthony Kennedy declared.
  • Shooting at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina Leaves 1 Marine Dead

    04/08/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 66 replies
    TIME ^ | April 8, 2014 8:20pm EDT | David Winograd
    Authorities say the shooter at the Marine Corps base camp is no longer active A Marine fatally shot a fellow service member at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina Tuesday, the base said in a statement. The shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. The gunman, a Marine standing guard at the base’s main gate, discharged an M4 rifle, killing another guard. Camp Lejeune’s provost marshal said the shooting is not thought to be an act of terrorism and that the shooter is no longer active.
  • Obama Spends $100M on African Trip But Cancels Marines' July 4th Fireworks

    07/01/2013 5:58:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | July 01, 2013
    Independence Day celebrations have been canceled at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army's Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina. The annual July Fourth celebration also has been scrapped at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. The reason is money — namely the lack of it.
  • Two burglars dead after breaking into the home of two Marines.

    05/01/2012 6:28:25 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 22 replies ^ | 4/23/2012 | unknown
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C.– Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn't make it out of the house alive. 33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville. Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting. "The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed." Chief...
  • Let's start out with a DRT

    04/30/2012 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Neal Boortz ^ | 4/30/2012 | Neal Boortz
    I just love this one. Damn .. I wish there had been security cameras to record this for prosperity. The locale is Jacksonville, North Carolina. Now if you know Jacksonville, NC, you will know that this is not the place you want to screw around with people you aren’t all that familiar with. They train throat slitters there. Not the bad kind … the good kind. The kind that wear the uniforms of the U.S. Marine Corps (or, as Obama would pronounce it, “corpse”) and the U.S. Army. So here we have these two pretty perps, Maurice and Diego ---...
  • Marine Colonel Convicted Of Shoplifting At WalMart, Loses Command!

    05/08/2011 9:20:48 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 46 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 05-07-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
  • Marines headed to Libya

    03/23/2011 5:46:32 AM PDT · by Peter from Rutland · 101 replies
    Camp Lejeune Marines To Libya By Shumuriel Ratliff / Reporter POSTED: 6:22 pm EDT March 20, 2011 We've seen Camp Lejuene marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and now they are joining the fight against Libya. 2200 marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or 26th MEU will take part. Their mission is to help end the violence directed at the Libyan people. "In Libya right now they are doing exactly what we need them to do. They are doing what they are told and right now that's protecting Libyan people against Qadhafi forces," said Captain Timothy Patrick, a marine with...
  • Score a Victory for Freedom of Speech

    04/03/2010 4:04:31 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 3 replies · 323+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | April 3, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    An employee at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune has won a victory for free speech. After his son was killed in the USS Cole attack, he put decals on his vehicle pointing out the link between Islam and terrorism. Marine Corps officials told him to remove the decals or he couldn't park on federal property because they were offensive. Meanwhile, the Marine Corps allowed pro-Islamic decals. A Federal judge ruled this week he could keep the anti-Islamic decals as long as the military allowed the pro-Islamic ones. ARLINGTON, Va. — After his son was killed in the attack on the USS...
  • Judge: Lejeune improperly banned anti-Islam decals

    04/01/2010 9:26:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 678+ views
    hosted ^ | MIKE BAKER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Camp Lejeune officials violated the rights of a military veteran who came to his job on base in a vehicle emblazoned with anti-Islamic decals after his son died in a terrorist bombing, a federal judge ruled. Jesse Nieto's stickers included one that said "ISLAM (equals) TERRORISM" and another with a threat to defecate on the Quran. He also had a decal to commemorate the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, in which 17 shipmates died including Nieto's youngest son. "His vehicle is a way to express his mourning and anger," said Nieto's attorney...
  • Community Pauses to Remember Beirut Bombing Victims

    10/23/2009 5:22:22 PM PDT · by kellynla · 218+ views ^ | October 23, 2009 | Philip Jones
    Some 26 years after a bombing in Beirut killed 241 American Marines, sailors and soldiers, one community here in the east is still picked up the pieces. Many of the men killed when a suicide bomber attacked the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines headquarters building in Lebanon on October 23, 1983, were stationed at Camp Lejeune and lived in Jacksonville. And as Philip Jones reports, the wound is still fresh there almost three decades later: Prayers of praise echoed through Jacksonville’s Beirut Memorial Friday morning before giving way to salutes to our country and the men who laid down their lives...
  • 2nd MEB families prepare for Afghanistan deployment

    03/23/2009 5:35:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies · 540+ views ^ | 3/20/2009 | By Cpl. Aaron Rooks
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The Marines, sailors and families of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s Command Element gathered here March 19 and 20 for pre-deployment briefs. The brigade, also known as Task Force Leatherneck, is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan later this spring to conduct counterinsurgency operations. The command held the briefs to inform the service members and their families of what lies ahead for them in their ensuing journey. Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson, 2nd MEB commanding general, said the Marines and sailors will be deploying to a region of Afghanistan that is both dangerous and austere....
  • Caption Barack at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C

    02/27/2009 3:06:39 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 121 replies · 3,165+ views
    President Barack Obama steps off Marine One as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 President Barack Obama reacts as he sees cheering Marines after he spoke about combat troop levels in Iraq at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Obama moved to fulfill the defining promise of his campaign, announcing that all U.S. combat troops will be withdrawn by September 2010.
  • Charred remains found near Camp Lejeune (Missing Soldier Holley Wimunc?)

    07/13/2008 6:22:15 PM PDT · by jern · 14 replies · 163+ views ^ | July 13, 2008
    Authorities say they found charred remains Sunday in Snead's Ferry. More on and WRAL News at 11 pm.
  • America Supports You: Entrepreneur Helps Spouses Start Businesses

    05/24/2008 7:11:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 66+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2008 – An entrepreneur who has moved around with her Marine Corps husband and now calls Camp Lejeune, N.C., home is using her small-business success to help other military spouses get started with businesses of their own. “Being a military spouse breeds an excellent opportunity for reach and really working with a community that shares the same love and support that you have as a business owner,” Roxanne Reed -- founder of the All Fired Up Candle Company, Jane Wayne Gear and Marketing to Military Group – said in an “ASY Live” interview on BlogTalkRadio. “I...
  • Toddler dies after dog attack on base (Pit Bull attack - Jacksonville, NC)

    05/15/2008 7:10:46 AM PDT · by 95Theses · 71 replies · 1,286+ views
    Jacksonville Daily News ^ | 5/15 | Daily News Staff
    A 3-year-old boy died Wednesday after being attacked by a dog at Camp Lejeune, Onslow Memorial Hospital spokesman Tim Strickland confirmed. The dog, a pit bull, attacked the child at Tarawa Terrace I, base spokesman 1st Lt. Craig Thomas said. The dog was captured and is being held at the Camp Lejeune kennel, Thomas said.
  • OPERATION: CELEBRATE AMERICAN MILITARY—Camp LeJeune, NC 1/26/08 After Action Report

    01/28/2008 9:38:15 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 31 replies · 1,477+ views
    Gathering of Eagles, North Carolina Chapter ^ | January 29, 2008 | Bubba MacDowell; Larry Bailey; Jim Holmes
    Jacksonville, North Carolina, January 26, 2008— The NC Gathering of Eagles sponsored an Operation to demonstrate support for and celebrate the American Military. Hundreds of people came to Jacksonville, from all over North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and West Virginia.They spread out along Highway 17 waving American and Marine flags and holding signs proclaiming respect, admiration and gratitude to the men and women of the United States Military. GOE National Director, Larry Bailey reports: In response to the pitiful gathering of Westboro Baptist Church miscreants near Camp Lejeune, NC, on 1/26/08, the North Carolina chapter of Gathering of Eagles organized...
  • Missing (Pregnant) Marine Dead, Authorities Say

    01/11/2008 9:43:08 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 2,321 replies · 3,159+ views
    KWTX ^ | 1/11/2008 | n/a
    January 11, 2008)--Authorities in North Carolina said late Friday morning pregnant Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach is dead. They said she’s buried in a shallow grave, for which investigators are now searching. They identified the suspect in the case as a Marine officer whom she accused of sexually assaulting her. Police earlier were planning to interview a man who lived with her and said he would answer questions that "will shed a lot of light on the case." Authorities said again Friday Marine Sgt. Daniel Durham isn't a suspect, but police believe he's the last person to speak with the...
  • Call to Action-WBC to protest Camp Lejeune!! [UPDATE @ #90 - REVISED LOCATION]

    01/15/2008 3:15:21 PM PST · by NikkiUSA · 111 replies · 1,810+ views
    1/15/2008 | NikkiUSA
    WBC to protest Camp Lejeune on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Pregnant Marine missing from N.C. base(suppose to testify)

    01/10/2008 8:36:01 AM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 57 replies · 297+ views
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A 20-year-old pregnant Marine who was expected to testify about something she witnessed on base has been missing since mid-December, authorities said. The Marine Corps said Wednesday it is cooperating fully with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office in the disappearance of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, who is about eight months pregnant. The sheriff's office has said Lauterbach's mother reported that her daughter was supposed to testify about an on-base incident. "There are several findings and pieces of evidence that have been discovered that cause law enforcement to be concerned with the circumstances surrounding Maria's disappearance," the...

    11/27/2007 12:46:44 PM PST · by MarineMom613 · 124 replies · 222+ views
    MarineMom613 | ME
    Sorry for long title and caps. I am typing thru tears. My mom is dying of pancreatic cancer. She raised my son and I got thru to Red Cross & Hospice and they approved it. Military is denying it saying she is not loco parentis. On top of that nobody knows how to do the paper work. My son is her baby (30 Year Old Marine) and she is all she wants. Seems to be holding on for him. She just took a drastic turn for the worst yesterday. I need a congressman/senator anyone who I can call and try...
  • Committee to examine Camp Lejeune case (MARINES)

    11/11/2007 6:53:02 PM PST · by Dubya · 12 replies · 57+ views
    Star News ^ | November 11, 2007 | Gareth McGrath
    Between 1957 and 1987, as many as 1 million Marines, their families and on-base civilians drank and washed, bathed and played in water contaminated with dry-cleaning fluids and industrial solvents at levels as high as 40 times today's safe standard. But more than 25 years since the contamination was discovered, scientific proof remains elusive as to whether the cornucopia of pollutants caused health problems in those who were exposed. Thursday, a 14-member committee from the National Research Council, the operational arm of the National Academies, will visit Jacksonville for a "ground-truthing" session. The committee is looking into potential adverse health...
  • 22nd MEU departs on scheduled deployment

    07/31/2007 2:50:48 PM PDT · by the right reverend · 12 replies · 440+ views
    The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC ^ | July 31, 2007 - 3:13PM | BY JENNIFER HLAD
    I’m extremely excited,” Ruoff said. “The anticipation is absolutely killing me.”
  • Military Base Given 'Piece of History'

    07/30/2007 2:38:31 AM PDT · by freema · 7 replies · 643+ views
    WNCT ^ | July 29, 2007 | Tom Brockman
    Church members in one city in the east got a bit of a surprise Sunday morning. Their church was literally given a piece of history. Sunday morning at the Protestant Chapel aboard Camp Lejeune, a historic copy of the Ten Commandments was donated to the base. It survived the holocaust; it also survived the past 200 years.
  • Marines with 1/6 Home from deployment

    05/25/2007 2:44:28 AM PDT · by the right reverend · 9 replies · 830+ views
    The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC ^ | May 20, 2007 - 10:03PM | Randy Davey
    Marines with 1/6 come home from a deployment that was 45 days longer than normal. They got home on Saturday May 19th,2007.Family and friends were there to greet them at Camp Lejeune.
  • In Memory of our Heroes

    05/18/2007 4:53:58 AM PDT · by the right reverend · 2 replies · 331+ views
    The Globe, Camp Lejeune, NC ^ | 17 May 2007 | Various
    For Memorial Day, the Globe offers you the opportunity to include a tribute to your military hero, whether living or deceased. Click the "Add Comment" button below to add your tribute and show appreciation to those who have fought and died for our freedom. Please fill in your name and e-mail address along with your tribute. In your message, also include the veteran's name and branch of service. (Other information, such as rank and unity, are suggested but optional). All tributes must be approved by a member of the Globe staff before publishing.
  • Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based Marines lend helping hand to locals in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province

    03/07/2007 5:46:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Sapp
    RAWAH, Iraq (March 7, 2007) -- In a town set on the Euphrates River, 150 miles northwest of Baghdad, two Marines stood calmly as a group of local Iraqi men surrounded them. Although Marines from the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion had posted security up and down the street in the city of roughly 30,000 people, ready for any situation, Maj. Sean Quinlan’s hands weren’t anywhere near his own weapon. Instead, his hands were gripping those of the elderly men around him in friendly greeting. Mostly former school teachers, the Iraqi’s told Quinlan, the commanding officer for...
  • Miss USA visits Camp Lejeune’s wounded warriors

    03/16/2006 4:56:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 1,712+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Ryan M. Blaich
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – (March 16, 2006) -- More than 15 Marines squirmed in their seats, waiting eagerly in a computer room, scattered amongst circular tables, as Miss USA, Chelsea S. Cooley, finally appeared through the double doors of the Injured Support Unit barracks Monday. The brunette bombshell sat very casually in front of wounded warriors as they tried to catch their breath and build up the courage to ask her questions. “Do chicks dig scars?” asked a curious Pfc. Pete D. Dmitruk, an infantryman with 1st platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. Dmitruk pulled...
  • 3/8 Marine ready for 3rd deployment

    03/08/2006 6:28:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Mar. 8, 2006) -- Families and friends gathered with their Marines, helping them with their packs and giving them that one last hug for the seven months they’ll be apart. Hugs and kisses from families to Marines seemed synchronized as if there was a cue card letting them know when to do it. And for Lance Cpl. Ron G. Kramer, a Marine with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, this was an all too familiar scene having been deployed three times in the last two years. The Pittsburgh, Penn. native deployed to Haiti from March...
  • 2nd Marine Division returns home

    02/28/2006 3:14:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 355+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Ryan S. Scranton
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE (Feb. 28, 2006) -- The Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen of the 2nd Marine Division returned home today after completing a successful year-long deployment in western Iraq’s Al Anbar province. The division conducted combined counter-insurgency operations alongside its Iraqi Security Force counterparts from March 2005 to February 2006 and transferred authority of the province to the Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) before returning to Camp Lejeune, N.C. The 2nd Marine Division was the ground combat element for II MEF (FWD) and was supported by 2nd Marine Logistics Group (FWD) and 2nd Marine...
  • 2/2 Returns home to family, friends (WOO-HOO! WELCOME HOME!!)

    02/13/2006 3:20:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 300+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 13, 2006 | Pfc. Christopher J. Ohmen
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 13, 2006) -- With a loud roar of cheers, numerous hugs and kisses, and much celebration, the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment returned to Camp Lejeune on Feb. 11-13. Having completed every mission the battalion commander put in front of them, the Marines of 2/2 have a reason to celebrate. “I couldn’t have asked any more of the Marines and sailors of 2/2, they did an outstanding job with every mission they had to complete,” said Lt. Col. J. J. Minick, battalion commander. “It feels great to be back in the...
  • Troops Back From War Zones Dying On Motorcycles

    02/06/2006 6:01:17 AM PST · by Abathar · 84 replies · 1,801+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | February 6, 2006 | AP
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- More troops have died in off-duty motorcycle accidents after they returned from duty in Afghanistan than have been killed fighting there since Sept. 11, 2001, safety records show. Military commanders in North Carolina say the deaths are largely the result of boredom, bonus pay, and adrenalin to burn off after troops return from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 350 troops have died on bikes since the 2001 terrorist attacks. That's compared to 259 killed while serving in Afghanistan. Nearly 1,000 more troops have been injured on bikes. Marine Lance Cpl. Mark Strickland, 24, was one...
  • Immigration Agents Arrest 21 Workers At Camp Lejeune

    11/05/2005 5:05:12 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 8 replies · 338+ views ^ | 11/2/2005
    JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Wednesday 21 illegal immigrants working for construction companies at Camp Lejeune, the agency said. The workers were from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico and most had counterfeit immigration documents. Fifteen of the 21 workers were transported to the Johnston County Jail Wednesday evening because the sheriff there signed a contract with the federal government to house suspected illegal immigrants who had been arrested "I believe, as a sheriff, I have an obligation to help the federal government get illegal aliens off the streets of our county, our state...
  • Treats for troops

    08/25/2005 4:46:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Cpl. Edward L. Mennenga
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2005) -- Cpl. Mike Anderson, G-5 Marine Air Ground Task Force plans non-commissioned officer-in-charge, II Marine Expeditionary Force has helped coordinate the deployment of more than 30,000 Marines and sailors in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. However, once the service members leave for deployment, Anderson and his family don’t leave them out to dry. Rich Lane, Anderson’s uncle and founder of Treats and Letters From America Incorporated not for profit, sends homemade beef jerky and letters to II MEF Marines, sailors, and any other service member who asks for...
  • More undocumented workers found -- Working at Camp LeJeune

    08/24/2005 5:16:25 AM PDT · by StuLongIsland · 17 replies · 1,249+ views
    Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News | Aug. 24, 2005 | Chris Mazzolini
    Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News Aug. 24, 2005 More undocumented workers found By Chris Mazzolini An additional 18 undocumented workers were apprehended and later released Tuesday during gate searches at Camp Lejeune, a base spokesman said, bringing the total since last week to 57. The workers Tuesday were photographed, fingerprinted, checked by military police for outstanding warrants and then released off base property, said Maj. Cliff Gilmore, a spokesman for II Marine Expeditionary Force. None of the workers had criminal records, he said. "We had no security-threat reason to hold them," Gilmore said. It's the same process the base undertook last...
  • Queens, N.Y. Marine exemplifies global effort

    08/19/2005 6:17:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 309+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- (Aug 19, 2005) -- The United States Marine Corps prides itself in tradition and uniformity despite the passage of time. While individual Marines share many similar traits, each also has a different background that proves to be a benefit to the unit. Lance Cpl. Darruse J. Stan, a native of Queens, N.Y., and originally from Poland, came to the United States when he was 16 years old to be with his mother. “My mother was here. She’s a citizen,” said Stan, who shares dual American and Polish citizenship, “I’m here by choice. It’s a...
  • Standing on his own 2 feet … with the help of a few Marines (TISSUE ALERT)

    08/19/2005 6:10:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 908+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Sgt. Jerad W. Alexander
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2005) -- To any casual observer visiting the F-11A pistol and battlesight zero range here, 1st Lt. Charles E. Hayter, a 26-year-old native of Billings, Mont., looks like any run-of-the-mill platoon commander… standing, watching over his Marines as they zero their rifles before they deploy to Iraq. A closer examination might reveal otherwise, but it would have to be a real close observation. The only telltale sign would be the tightness of one boot over the other and it’s rigid appearance, because inside that boot exists a prosthetic. Hayter, platoon commander for...
  • Deville, La. local takes a different road to combat terrorism (USMC)

    08/19/2005 5:52:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 328+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- (Aug. 19, 2005) -- James Slay wasn’t your typical new recruit, as one of only five percent of Marines who earned the globe and anchor without getting a high school diploma. Most enlisted Marines share the common background of having finished high school and joined the Corps. However, this squad automatic weapon gunner from Deville, La., with the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, graduated from the Youth Challenge Program sponsored by his local National Guard. Slay demonstrates that many roads can lead to the same destination, when he and his classmates graduated from...
  • Undocumented Workers Arrested At Camp Lejeune

    08/19/2005 3:07:00 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 107 replies · 1,549+ views
    the Dispatch ^ | 8/20/2005
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- An anonymous tip triggered an investigation of undocumented workers at Camp Lejeune, resulting in 40 people being detained and a federal investigation, a base spokesman said. Camp Lejeune officials detained 27 people at base gates during security checks Wednesday and another 12 at various construction sites Monday, 1st Lt. Clark Carpenter said Thursday. Military investigators went to the site of the new primary school at 10:30 a.m. Monday and apprehended five undocumented workers, Carpenter said. Checks at other construction sites that same day found another seven. That caused the base to step up inspections at a...
  • Father of fallen Marine attends homecoming

    08/15/2005 8:17:18 AM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 24 replies · 990+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, August 15, 2005 | AP
    CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina (AP) -- John Prazynski stood in the sea of welcome home signs and wondered why he was there. Prazynski's son, Lance Cpl. Taylor Prazynski, wasn't going to be among the 900 Marines from the 3rd Battalion who arrived home Sunday. Taylor Prazynski, 20, was killed May 9 from an insurgent mortar shell. But his father had promised his son he would attend the homecoming, so he rode his Harley Davidson more than 650 miles from Hamilton, Ohio, to Camp Lejeune. "I don't have any sort of agenda. I guess I want to thank his brothers for...
  • 900 Marines return to Camp Lejeune from Iraq

    08/14/2005 7:04:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 514+ views
    The Daily News ^ | August 14, 2005 | The Daily News
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- About 900 Marines returned Sunday in one of Camp Lejeune's biggest homecomings this year of troops from Iraq.The troops, part of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, returned on buses from Cherry Point Air Station. They had left in January for Iraq, where their mission was to neutralize Iraqi insurgents and train the Iraqi Army."It's great to be back," said Lance Cpl. Donald Briere, 20, hugging his wife, Samantha, for the first time in seven months.
  • Los Fresnos, Texas Marine receives Bronze Star

    08/05/2005 5:54:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 421+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | Pfc. Terrell A. Turner
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Aug. 5, 2005) -- The average day of a Marine deployed to a combat zone is anything but average. As the Global War on Terrorism rages on, Marines find themselves facing tough situations and decisions on a daily basis. With the lives of fellow Marines on the line, the ultimate goal is to return Marines home alive. Gunnery Sgt. Gordon R. Hill Jr. of Los Fresnos, Texas was awarded the Bronze Star medal with combat distinguishing device for Valor here, Aug. 5, for his actions taken while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom...
  • Pocket Flags Support Deploying Troops

    08/03/2005 5:42:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 537+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Aug 3, 2005 | Pfc. Christopher J. Ohmen
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Aug. 3, 2005 – Marines of Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment received pocket American flags here 15 July from Brenda Brummer, a volunteer with the Pocket Flag Project, shortly before deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brummer folded over three hundred flags for the company by herself then drove six hours to Camp Lejeune to deliver the flags to the deploying Marines. “When I look at the flags I have made I think of the people who have given part or all of their lives for this...
  • Junction City, Ohio Marine receives Purple Heart (Heart Pounding Pride)

    07/29/2005 5:16:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 574+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 29, 2005 | Pfc. Terrell A. Turner
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (July 29, 2005) -- The average day of a Marine deployed to a combat zone is filled with dangerous situations. Marines prepare on a daily basis to ensure that each situation is handled skillfully and diligently. Today’s Marines face tough and unexpected situations on a daily basis in combat zones throughout the world in the Global War on Terrorism. Staff Sgt. John M. Kennedy of Junction City, Ohio, was awarded the Purple Heart medal here, July 25, for wounds received while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion,...
  • Philadelphia, Pa. Marine receives Purple Heart

    07/29/2005 5:04:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 361+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 29, 2005 | Pfc. Terrell A. Turner
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (July 29, 2005) -- The average day of a Marine deployed to a combat zone is anything but average. As the Global War on Terrorism rages on, Marines find themselves facing tough situations and decisions on a daily basis. With the lives of fellow Marines on the line, the ultimate goal is to return Marines home alive. Sergeant Jason M. Simms of Philadelphia, Pa., was awarded the Purple Heart medal here, July 25, for wounds received while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. Simms...
  • 2nd Radio Bn. Marines receive warm welcome home

    06/22/2005 5:18:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 443+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | June 22, 2005 | Cpl. Stephen M. DeBoard
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (June 17, 2005) -- Marines from 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, were greeted by friends, family and fellow Marines upon their return from Iraq June 17. The leathernecks arriving at Camp Lejeune via bus were greeted by families lining the roads, holding colorful, hand-made banners, waving American flags and cheering as the chartered buses pulled up to the battalion area. “This is very exciting,” said Jim Bethany, father of Duncan, Okla., native Cpl. Joshua B. Bethany. “It’s good to see him back safe and sound.” The families had been hosted in style...
  • Pantano Case: Hearing on Marine takes surprising turn - Witness asks for his own lawyer

    04/28/2005 2:36:01 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 28 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Apr. 28, 2005 | The Associated Press
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A key witness in the case against a Marine officer accused of murdering two Iraqi civilians was abruptly taken off the stand Wednesday, accused of giving interviews. Marine Sgt. Daniel Coburn was testifying at a hearing against 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano when the investigating officer, Maj. Mark E. Winn, read Coburn his rights and told him he was suspected of violating orders from superior officers. Defense attorneys had cross-examined Coburn about interviews he has given. Coburn said he had been told he was allowed to defend his character. The focus on Coburn brought to a temporary...