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Surprise, surprise, surprise! Jim Nabors promoted September 25, 2007 — Jim Nabors, perhaps best known as his loveable, often-bumbling character Gomer Pyle from the hit CBS television show “Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.,” was promoted to Honorary Corporal in a sunset ceremony held at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki Sept. 25. Nabors was made an Honorary Marine and promoted to Honorary Lance Corporal Aug. 9, 2001 by then-Commandant Gen. MORE
Experience pays September 20, 2007 — Congresses’ goal to increase the size of the Marine Corps has sent it into growing pains. While recruiters work endlessly to bring in new recruits, career retention specialists focus on another challenge just as vital to the strength of the Corps. “Why train new Marines when we already have trained and experienced Marines ready to go into the fight MORE
MARFORPAC Marines put infantry skills to test September 20, 2007 — Combat patrolling, an art that takes a few days to teach and months to perfect is one of the most integral parts of fighting the War on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific took a day to learn the basis of patrolling, Sept. 17. Three days later they applied what they learned at Marine Corps Training MORE
MARFORPAC brass quintet wows local radio audience September 17, 2007 — The U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band's Brass Quintet is used to performing for large audiences, but when they performed on KSSK Radio (92.3 FM) Saturday, Sept. 15th, they probably had their largest audience ever. That's because the show airs live from John Dominis restaurant in Honolulu, and draws an average of more than 100,000 listeners to MORE
Armorers secure, maintain, inspect weapons to keep Marines in fight September 14, 2007 — The destructive power of a machine gun, mortar or rifle by itself is nothing, but when manned by Marines in combat, it strikes terror into the heart of the enemy. Armorers in the Marine Corps make sure that each one of these weapons, along with many other small-arms, are secured, maintained and accounted for, until Marines need to put them to MORE
Marines receive dark history lesson on POWs September 14, 2007 — The service members sat on a bus blindfolded, unaware of their surroundings or destination. Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” blared through the speakers. This is what personnel from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific went through in order to experience conditions similar to those Vietnam War era POWs lived and died under. The Marines and Sailors MORE
Crowds, riots and mobs, Oh My! Marines prepare for worst September 11, 2007 — A Marine stands shoulder to shoulder with his team, talking to himself. “Stay calm, don’t flinch. Stand your ground. Hold the line. There are 50 of us and hundreds of them. Hold the line.” Suddenly there is a shout in the distance, followed by the crash of bodies on riot shields as “Get back!” echoes down the line. Within a matter of moments, a MORE
Golly! Jim Nabors to be promoted September 07, 2007 — Mr. Jim Nabors will be “promoted” to the rank of honorary corporal by Lt. Gen. John F. Goodman, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, in a special sunset ceremony at Kuroda Field, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. This promotion is in honor of Mr. Nabors'years of contribution to the Marine Corps' image worldwide through MORE
MECEP widens horizon for enlisted Marines September 05, 2007 — The Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program has the power to propel enlisted Marines from standing in a formation, to leading the formation – as a commissioned officer. MECEP is a Marine commissioning program that sends qualified applicants to college with the goal of earning their degree so they may serve in the Corps as officers. The MORE
Raiders battle Warriors in a preseason scrimmage September 04, 2007 — A football scrimmage here pitted the Camp Smith Raiders, 2006 champions against their rivals, Combat Service Support Group 3, the 2005 league champions, Aug. 24, to test each other’s weaknesses and strengths for the upcoming season. Raiders head coach Carson Peapealalo, was confident in his team before the match started. “This should be a good MORE