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

May, 2007

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Aches & Pains scramble together victory over T-Hawks May 22, 2007 — Old-fashioned hustle led the “Aches & Pains” of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific to a best two-out-of-three match win against the U.S. Pacific Command T-Hawks in a intramural volleyball game here, May 22. Aches & Pains started the game one man short, but maintained good teamwork and took the first game 21-18 and the second 21-14. “We were lucky to MORE
New walkway spans gap to parking, more demolition starts May 22, 2007 — Workers at Camp H.M. Smith completed a new walkway to span the gap between the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific headquarters building and the remote parking lots behind it May 21. Workers began demolition of the new walkway’s ancestor Dec. 4. The old one was scheduled for demolition because of safety reasons. According to Edmond Urabe, a general MORE
Marines gain confidence, camaraderie through training May 16, 2007 — Leaping over seven-foot walls, climbing 20-foot ropes and swimming hundreds of meters in the ocean were all part of a days work for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Marines, May 16. Marines from MARFORPAC ran the traditional Marine Corps obstacle course and then moved to the beach for more “fun” in the sun as a part of their battalion physical MORE
Outlaws big lumber puts Good Timers into slumber May 15, 2007 — Big bats and ballerinas in the outfield led the Combat Service Support Group 3 Outlaws to victory over the Marine Corps Air Facility Good Timers 25-1 in an intramural softball game at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, May 15. The Outlaws, still undefeated, have a record of 8-0 after Tuesday’s win, and the Good Timers drop to 3-4. It only took MORE
Volunteer Marines meet, mentor, motivate local students May 14, 2007 — There were two thousand bright yellow, blue, purple and white t-shirts funneling into a high school track field creating a collage of children, but ironically it was the olive-drab t-shirts warn by U.S. Marines that stuck out the most. Marine volunteers from Camp H.M. Smith helped run the Annual Pearl City Complex Track Meet for eight different MORE
U.S., Thai military engineers build school, lay foundation of friendship May 12, 2007 — After months of planning and weeks of construction, 50 Soldiers from the Bellingham, Wash., National Guard, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, Combined Arms Brigade and 18 Royal Thai Air Force engineers participated in a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony held to celebrate the completion of a multi-use facility for school children here. The project MORE
U.S., Thai Marines learn how bean-bags, paintballs can save lives May 12, 2007 — Give a child a bean bag, and he’ll probably sit on it or kick it around. Give a U.S. Marine a bean bag, and he’ll put it in a shotgun and shoot something. At least that’s what about 140 Okinawa-based Marines did at Thailand’s Ban Chan Krem Training Area May 12. The detachment of Marines from several III Marine Expeditionary Force units is MORE
Cobra Gold participants enjoy sights, exotic animals at Thai zoo May 12, 2007 — Service members participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2007 took advantage of their time in Thailand May 12 when they visited Sriracha Tiger Zoo. While the focus of Cobra Gold is improving interoperability and capability in conducting multinational operations, exercise leaders also encourage their troops to get out and see the Thai culture and MORE
VMGR-152 keeps jets fueled, flying during Cobra Gold training May 11, 2007 — Lance Cpl. Marcus B. Vegas stares intently out the window of the KC-130 Sumo. This is his first aerial refueling, and the drone of the engines and radio chatter in his headset is distant as he waits for the FA-18’s probe to make contact with the para-drogue attached to the end of the Sumo’s 90-foot hose. The jet deftly maneuvers up, down, left and MORE
Thai Marines conduct beach raid training during Cobra Gold May 11, 2007 — Royal Thai Marines stormed ashore at Thailand’s Hatyao Beach, May 11 during amphibious raid training as part of Cobra Gold 2007, an annual U.S. and Thai exercise now in its 26th year. The amphibious assault is a small piece of the many training exercises comprising Cobra Gold.  Exercise Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint/combined MORE

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