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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 spent 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
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 7, 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 5, 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 4, 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
Construction continues to progress on Camp Smith August 21, 2007 — Exterior construction is still under way here as the Bodell Construction Company works to finish its latest project next to the east wing of Headquarters Marine Corps Forces, Pacific building.The company began the project in late December to demolish the old medical wing here and build a new fire station. The company is under a one-year contract MORE
Grateful Nation Award nominations now being accepted August 20, 2007 — Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs is now accepting nominations for its Grateful Nation Award, which will be presented Oct. 15.According to MARADMIN 475/07, the Grateful Nation Award recognizes the significant contribution of enlisted men and women in the five armed services.All enlisted service members who meet the requirements are MORE
Career advancement through Warrant Officer Program August 17, 2007 — Taking the first step in becoming a Marine officer can be the hardest when Marines don’t know what they are getting into, but the Warrant Officer Program allows them a chance to become officers, while staying in their respected job field.The Warrant Officer Program is suitable for anyone who is willing to accept the challenge and meets the MORE
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Camp H.M. Smith August 17, 2007 — Gen. Peter Pace, the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the Marines, Sailors, soldiers and airmen here, Aug. 17.“I wanted one last chance to see the troops and say thank you before I retire in the coming weeks,” said Gen. Pace. “You truly make me proud, and have done an excellent job.”Gen. Pace, who was sworn in as the CJCS MORE

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