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Heroes remembered with Hawaii Medal of Honor March 31, 2009 — The bravery and courage of five Marines and 18 soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored in a ceremony at the Hawaii State Capitol March 31. For their sacrifices, these men were recognized with the Hawaii Medal of Honor. Several family members and friends of the fallen were on hand to accept the award on their behalf. They were also MORE
Marines learn suicide prevention skills March 26, 2009 — Amid reports of rising suicide rates across the military, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific personnel participated in suicide prevention training here March 26.  “The Commandant of the Marine Corps wants to arm us to be able to see all the indicators and act accordingly,” said Lt. Col. John Sharkey, MarForPac Headquarters and Service Battalion MORE
Japanese ambassador pays respects to fallen service members March 23, 2009 — Ichiro Fujisaki (left), Japan’s ambassador to the United States, and Gene Castagnetti (right), director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, honor the service members who have given their lives for the U.S. and its allies March 23. Fujisaki laid a wreath and bowed his head as U.S. Marines displayed the Japanese flag and the American MORE
Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder March 19, 2009 — MORE
Marines, Japanese vets visit Iwo Jima for 64th Anniversary of battle March 18, 2009 — U.S. Marines and Japanese veterans traveled to the famous battle site March 18 for the 64th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony of the battle of Iwo Jima.  Vets from both nations placed wreaths in honor of their fallen comrades. Iwo Jima was the site Joe Rosenthal captured the Pulitzer Prize winning photo of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman MORE
Marines help make better home for rescued animals March 14, 2009 — Marines, civilians and family members from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific volunteered their time to create a better, safer home for rescued animals at the Friends for Life Animal Rescue Shelter here March 13. Friends for Life houses more than 50 animals at a time, including dogs, cats and even turkeys. The animals are rescued, restored to health MORE
Civilians, military police work together to secure Camp Smith March 12, 2009 — Entering the gates of Camp Smith, one may have noticed new faces checking identification cards and patrolling the base. These men and women, dressed in tan uniforms, are part of the Marine Corps Civilian Police force. As part of a Marine Corps-wide initiative, the civilian police officers have been taking over certain installation Provost Marshal MORE
Hawaii Marines and Sailors to take shot at regional basketball tournament March 05, 2009 — More than 20 Marines and Sailors around the island have been proving themselves to get their shot at representing MCBH at the Men’s West Coast Regional Basketball Tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, scheduled for April 13-17. Sgt. Maj. James Roberts, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Headquarters and Service Battalion Sergeant Major, MORE