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Cannoneer sergeant wise beyond his rank August 24, 2000 — Sergeant Jason D. Longmire calmly strides down a catwalk away from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment's offices as Marines from the battery "form it up" for the last time before a three-day weekend.   Making his way to his room, Longmire pauses and shouts in an authoritative voice to one of his corporal's to make sure the weekend duty MORE
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Marine dies performing heroic act August 24, 2000 — In the history of Marine Corps warfighting, there is no shortage of heroes, whom at times, risked their lives to save others and paid the ultimate price - death.  But with death, came certain honor, and to that list of fallen heroes, the Corps has added a name in peacetime, Cpl. Jeremy J. Fulk.   Fulk, a rifleman and squad leader with 3rd Platoon, MORE
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Marines enjoy a little free time in Idaho August 19, 2000 — Yellow and green flame-resistant uniforms were popular in Salmon, Idaho, last week as Task Force Wildfire Marines visited the town for a day of rest and relaxation.   Beginning 16 August, the four task force companies rotated days off.    The National Interagency Fire Center decided that giving firefighters one day off for every 14 work days would MORE
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Marines continue to battle Idaho blazes August 19, 2000 — So far, the fire has burned more than 156,000 acres at the Salmon National Forest and is currently 30 percent contained.    When the Marines arrived in Idaho August 5, the fire was considered out of control, according to Aaron Gelobter, deputy incident commander.   "The Marines have made a big difference in our ability to control this fire," he MORE
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Bridgeport Marines Battle Northern California wildfires August 17, 2000 — While Marines from Camp Pendleton are coming to the aid of the country battling blazes in Idaho, the Marines of Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport have been coming to aid of their local communities battling blazes in Northern California.   On July 31, a large thunder and lightning storm passed over the MCMWTC, delivering a MORE
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Veterans of legendary battle return to mark anniversary August 17, 2000 — Half a century of memories were brought back for many 1st Marine Division leathernecks at the Pusan Perimeter 50th anniversary, Aug. 10   Past, present and future Marines came from all over the United States to commemorate the anniversary with Marines from the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.    The ceremony included a memorial plaque MORE
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'Big Lou' recognized Corpswide as standout August 17, 2000 — Milking cows and developing leaders, two totally different tasks that come natural to a farm raised sergeant major nicknamed Big Lou.   Sergeant Maj. James A. Lewis, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, received the General Gerald C. Thomas Award for Inspirational Leadership by a Marine in a ceremony in Philadelphia, June 16. MORE
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I MEF Marine's solution earns him $7,500 August 17, 2000 — Thanks to some hard work and ingenuity, a Camp Pendleton Marine is $7,500 richer.   Gunnery Sergeant Eugene Stahl. I Marine Expeditionary Force, G-2, was awarded the check at a ceremony at I MEF headquarters, Aug. 9.   Stahl received the check from the Beneficial Suggestion Program for saving the Marine Corps a projected $7.7 million a year, said MORE
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Firefighter says Corps set him straight August 17, 2000 — Ray Thompson wanted to be a firefighter since he was 19 years old.    In 1967 and after one year of college, something threatened Thompson's goal-the draft.   "I knew I was going to be drafted," he said.  "That's when I decided to join the Corps."   Thompson, from Montebello, Calif. recalls his boot camp experience and time in the Marine Corps MORE
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Showers, hot food await firefighters August 17, 2000 — Task Force Wildfire Marines have a warm welcoming as they return dirty and hungry to base camp after 10 to 16 hours of firefighting duties.   Civilian contractors have set up facilities, including showers, sinks, a phone tent and dining area, directly next to the formation of Marines' tents.    "This is, by far, better than anything we're used MORE
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