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Recon Bn. parajumpers glide into new approach March 22, 2001 — First Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conducted its first "battalion jump" since 1991, March 8. Qualified members of the battalion jumped from the ramp of a KC-130 Hercules in full combat gear as a first step in a new approach to insertion. "This is a stepping-stone approach," said LtCol. Michael Paulovich, commanding officer, 1st MORE
Division Marine of the Year says he won honors just doing his job March 22, 2001 — Sergeant Andrew Price, assistant operations chief, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment faced fierce competition throughout to earn the title Division Marine of the Year.  However, as Price looks at the honor he now bears, he reflects on the steps it took to get there. "I won the honor because I was just being a Marine," Price said. For the MORE
Top's invitation: 'Mess with the Best' March 8, 2001 — The award-winning 24 Area Messhall celebrated its grand re-opening here Feb. 14 after $3.1 million in improvements.Voted Camp Pendleton's best messhall in 1999, the messhall needed renovations to accommodate Marines transferring from the now closed Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro.The improved messhall now seats 304, doubled from 152, has a new MORE
Gulf War leaders recall challenges March 8, 2001 — Ten years after the successful liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi forces, the key Marine Corps players met at the base theatre here to relive the events for a professional military education session. The top brass from U.S. Central Command, 1st Force Service Support Group, 1st Marine Division and others relayed successes and concerns for Camp MORE
Chaffin not agitated about the spin March 8, 2001 — LAS VEGAS -- During his nearly 20 years behind the wheel of a racecar, Chad Chaffin has been involved in plenty of spins on the racetrack. But his handling of the Team Rensi Motorsports / Team Marines entry during a spin here Saturday in the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was certainly one of his most memorable moves. On lap 47 of the MORE
ELMACO gains optical advantage February 8, 2001 — For the Marines of Electronic Maintenance Company, 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, the ability to rapidly provide support or equipment repairs in a field environment has never been a real option - until now.  Marines of Optics Platoon, Ordnance Maintenance Company, 1st Maint. Bn., 1st FSSG and Marine Corps Systems MORE
B Company 1/1 models new-look uniforms February 8, 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

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