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Gators go grunt during out-of-armor experience November 25, 2002 — Surrounded by layers of impenetrable armor, amphibious assault vehicle Marines are well-fortified. But with the Marine Corps emphasizing contingency operations, AAV leaders might find themselves relatively exposed while waging exterior combat. So leaders are preparing their Marines for that contingency. As part of the preparation, 3rd Assault MORE
Adoptive families again plentiful November 25, 2002 — For the second year in a row, more than enough North County families have stepped forward to host a Marine for a holiday meal - raising the possibility that some families who want to help out won't get to. Program coordinators are encouraging all service members who don't want to be alone over the holidays to sign up. "It's called Adopt-a-Marine, MORE
'Always faithful': the key to a son's answered prayer November 25, 2002 — Inexorable determination - a hallmark of Marines past and present. For example, take Ron Portal, 54, a Vietnam War veteran, whose unyielding persistence enabled him to find his father, a World War II veteran and retired Marine, after a 25-year hiatus. Ron and his father, George Portal, 80, a retired master sergeant, now cherish their twice-annual MORE
A commander's eye view November 25, 2002 — Some believe that behind every good platoon commander stands a good platoon sergeant. According to that credo, the School of Infantry's Advanced Infantry Training Company is marrying staff noncommissioned officer experience with officer education to create the best leaders possible and ensure that every commander has a strong enlisted adviser to MORE
Conway commands I MEF November 25, 2002 — Trying to fill a predecessor's shoes can be difficult for any new commander - particularly one replacing the Corps' commandant-select. "I've never had the pleasure of relieving a commandant before. ... I guess this means I can't tell the boss that it was the fault of the guy before me when things go wrong," Lt. Gen. James T. Conway quipped during a MORE
New protection against an old enemy November 18, 2002 — Marines don't necessarily have to pick up a weapon to fight one of the oldest and deadliest weapons on the battlefield. The war against terrorism has elevated the threat of chemical attacks and the NBC community is gearing up with recent changes to their arsenal. Marines from the NBC Defense Section, I Marine Headquarter Group outfit Marines with MORE
2/1 fires 100 grand round November 15, 2002 — With a price tag of over $100,000 per shot, firing the Javelin weapon system can be a rare event.Marines from 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment gave a demonstration of the capabilities of the newest shoulder-fired missile system recently.The Javelin weapon system locks onto the target before launch and automatically self-guides toward the target. MORE
Sergeant's souped-up Saturn a certified showpiece November 14, 2002 — Her vehicle's sleek, black coat radiates immaculately under a glow of lights as a vibrant roar erupts from its belly. With her engine revving and car enthusiasts gawking, Sgt. Brianne Golden admits excitement at owning and racing an enhanced, over-the-top 2002 Saturn. Golden, an information systems coordinator with Headquarters and Support MORE
Man hobbles onward against disease that plagues him November 14, 2002 — With more than 2,500 cross-country miles behind him and another 7,500 to go, Andy Mandell methodically lifts his cane and thrusts it forward before forcing it downward. He carefully shifts his weight to the stick before lunging toward an unseen goal. Despite fatigue and ailments that accompany diabetes, Mandell, 57, pushes onward in hopes his MORE
Online records revision set to go November 14, 2002 — Marines can now update personnel data through Marine OnLine - an option that will save on trips to administrative offices while lightening the workload for admin workers. With a few keystrokes, personnel can update a broad range of information - including emergency data, religious preference, gas mask size, home and work telephone numbers and home MORE

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