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B Company 1/1 models new-look uniforms February 08, 2001 — Keeping with the Commandant of the Marine Corps' initiative to give the Corps a new, distinctive look, Marines with B Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, are serving as a test bed for what the future of the Corps may look like.Recently members of the Marine Corps Systems Command from Headquarters, Marine Corps, visited MORE
HMT-303 grants 'Will's big adventure' January 25, 2001 — A small boy in flight gear walks side-by-side with a Marine pilot.  They are mirror images of one another as they approach an AH-1W, Super Cobra, attack helicopter.  A captain sees that the 6 year-old passenger is fastened tightly into the front seat of the cockpit and the major settles in the rear seat.  The engines begin to roar, producing the MORE
1st FSSG NCOs come together to speak with single voice January 25, 2001 — To strengthen their role in the command decision making while restoring lost "luster," the noncommissioned officer's of 1st Force Service Support Group formed an executive NCO committee, the only such committee to exist in the Marine Corps. January last year, 1st FSSG held an NCO symposium.  During this time, the group sergeant major decided a MORE
Corps loses wisdom as another in a vanishing breed retires January 25, 2001 — Master GySgt. Joe Maher brought knowledge, experience and the wisdom that only comes after many years of accumulating both to the Marine Corps. His retirement Jan. 11 further dwindled the vanishing ranks of Vietnam veterans still serving on active duty. His memories of the old days include not needing to cash a paycheck, nervously walking a MORE
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
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 Bustos MORE
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
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
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 device, it MORE
'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 is a MORE

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