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School of Infantry students shoot the works, herald new antitank era November 21, 2000 — Students at the School of Infantry here kicked it into high gear Nov. 8, in an effort to expend their M-47 Dragon antitank guided missiles surplus to make room for the new Javelin antitank missile.   "Usually, there is one Dragon for each class and the top student is the one to fire it.  Now, every student will get to fire one," said Sgt. Dennis MORE
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Safety saves Marines lives November 21, 2000 — Recently, I had the honor of going to another safety brief at the base theater to receive the mandatory mass ?holiday safety? lecture.  Of course, like many Marines, I considered it to be an inconvenience because of all the work that I had piling up on my desk and all the people I had to interact with to get it done.      After about an hour of MORE
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Aspiring lawyer recalls life on the reservation November 21, 2000 — "The military is a useful tool to experience the world," said Maj. Jose D. Bustos, operations officer, Supported Activities Supply System Management Unit, Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group.  "It has the potential to expose the young American Indian to different cultures and experiences."   A Sandia American Indian, 39-year old MORE
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Wingers sharpen skills for airfield defense November 21, 2000 — More than 100 Marines recently had a taste of the grunt life.   From Oct. 30 through Nov. 3, Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 received combat skills training in the Camp Deluz training area here.   Their mission was to enhance combat effectiveness outside their military occupational specialty and meet the basic skills test and gas chamber MORE
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1/5 grunts spill out of helicopters toward MEU deployment November 16, 2000 — Sweat-streaked faces showed determination as Marines charged up a steep hill during a training assault on an enemy camp Oct. 24.The helicopter assault was one of several exercises 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division conducted recently in preparation for their deployment to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit early next year.After MORE
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'Top Grunt' leads aviation Marines on the ground November 16, 2000 — He's the only infantryman on the flight line, and his name is "Top Grunt."   "Someone put the name on my placard outside my office, and it has been my nickname ever since," said MSgt. Robert D. French, squadron gunnery sergeant, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 39, Marine Aircraft Group 39.  A junior Marine said French is respected.   "Top Grunt MORE
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Sailors soon to wear marker of Corps service November 16, 2000 — In February 2001, sailors serving with Marine units here will begin the process of qualifying for the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Device.   The new device was approved by the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps for wear by sailors assigned to the FMF.   Like the Surface, Aviation, Submarine and Seabee Warfare MORE
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CFC benefits Marine family November 09, 2000 — The Combined Federal Campaign is making a difference close to home.  The CFC is helping a Marine family at Camp Pendleton overcome struggles with their child?s disability.   Madeline E. Waldow, daughter of Sgt. Glen A. Waldow, criminal investigator, Security Battalion, was first diagnosed with autism in February 1998, at age 2.  Waldow and his MORE
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Young Fox follows in pack leader's footsteps November 09, 2000 — He gazed at the monitor intently as if expecting a different turn out or as if he had missed something the first time around.  The video always begins with the title ?Unknown Russian Soldier? on a black background, but somehow it always seems like anyone?s story.    The boot of a Chechen rebel is planted flat on the side of the Russian soldier?s MORE
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Docs MAP out combat medical aid November 09, 2000 — A long line of field ambulances, with their distinguishable white boxes and red crosses plastered all over, roll in as morning breaks.  The enemy attacked at dawn, and the Marines have suffered heavy casualties.  The lives of this fresh batch rest solely in the hands of medical personnel at an echelon two facility, the second line of care, whose MORE
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