U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific


U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific - Pacific Theater News

November, 2007

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Essex Sailors and Marines Build Friendships at Cambodian Schools November 30, 2007 —  Nearly 300 Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit lent a helping hand to local schools Nov. 27 - 29 during a scheduled port visit to Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Cambodia. Sailors and Marines visited the Hun Sen Krong Primary School, Hun Sen Mittapheap Primary School and MORE
Defense Attachés Visit Kearsarge November 29, 2007 —  Thirteen International Defense Attachés from six countries met with senior officers from the Kearsarge Strike Group, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) and Task Force 76 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Nov. 29. The meeting was held to familiarize the Defense Attachés with the unique capabilities MORE
Kearsarge Delivers 12,434 Gallons of Water to Bangladesh November 29, 2007 —   Sailors and Marines of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) continue to assist in the Bangladesh Humanitarian Relief efforts. Kearsarge’s flight deck was full of life as CH-46E “Sea Knight” and CH-53E “Super Stallion” helicopters made multiple trips from the ship to MORE
“Off duty” Marine saves a life at Turtle Bay Hilton Resort November 27, 2007 — It was a hot day at Turtle Bay Beach, Hawaii, in March, and all Gunnery Sgt. David Jenkins wanted to do was play volleyball. That was out of the question for the 3rd Radio Battalion Marine who answered the call to duty by attempting to save a man’s life and in return received an award for heroism from the Honolulu Police and Fire Departments, Aug. MORE
U.S., Japan militaries conclude senior level seminars November 27, 2007 — Senior leaders from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces staff office arrived at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, July 19, for three days of talks with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific personnel. MarForPac hosted the sixth series of the Senior Level Seminar with the intent to provide continuing expansion of a positive and strong MORE
Two Countries, two Corps, one mission November 27, 2007 — Two well distinguished services have come together again to discuss and resolve logistical issues within the Korean Theater of Operations. They met April 12 for the 10th Republic of Korea Marine Corps and U.S. Combined Logistics Staff Talks, at Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. These talks brought together ROK Marine officers and MARFORPAC Marine MORE
Things to do in Hawaii without breaking the bank November 27, 2007 — The serene beauty of the lush forest on Hawaii may not be present everywhere on the island, but it is alive and thriving on Tantalus, just a short drive away, outside downtown Honolulu. Puu Ohia, the formal name for the mountain, which is part of the Ko'olau Mountain Range, is home to many of Hawaii's native trees, beautiful plants and exotic MORE
The view remains the same November 27, 2007 — Before Camp Smith was home to Marine Forces Pacific, it housed thousands of injured service members during the 1940s, the majority of them coming from the famous battle for Iwo Jima. In 1941, Congress approved the construction of the Aiea Naval Hospital, which is now known as Camp Smith. Honolulu resident C.W. Dickey was selected to design the MORE
The evolution of combat November 27, 2007 — The seasoned warrant officer lays on the ground for a moment waiting for the pain to leave her back.  She stares at the hot sun before sitting up and brushing the dead grass off her shirt.  The instructor barks out, “Alright ma’m your turn. Execute the basic leg sweep.” Since the inception of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program in October of MORE
Summer safety in full swing November 27, 2007 — The summer season is here again, and with the warmer weather and longer days come a need to be more aware of ways to prevent needless accidents. Historically, summer is when a number of Marines, Sailors and family members lose their lives in preventable, tragic mishaps.  Of the 64 non-operational fatalities of fiscal year 2003, 26 occurred between MORE

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