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Tattoo sleeves become taboo in Corps April 13, 2007 — While most Marines have their own opinion on tattoos, the Corps’ is the only one that counts.  The new policy explained in MarAdmin 198/07 went into affect April 1.  It bans new sleeve tattoos on the arm or leg that are visible in physical training T-shirts or shorts or getting additions to existing sleeves.  This includes quarter, half and full MORE
Chosin Few visit MARFORPAC, share history of courage March 30, 2007 — During the Korean War, a Marine captain faced a 1,000 enemy Chinese troops attacking his company’s position on a hill in Yudam-Ni. The fight lasted five days, and the captain was shot twice, once in the nose and once through his cheek. The second shot’s impact forced his eye out of its socket. The Marine simply pushed his eye back in and kept in MORE
A call to war lays foundation for future female Marines March 22, 2007 — More than 10 million American men were overseas fighting in World War II in the early 1940s, and factories were in desperate need of manpower. On the home front, women stepped up and went to work building planes, tanks, and ships needed to fight overseas. World War II also made it necessary for women to help support the nation’s armed forces. In MORE
Marines float to Iwakuni, participate in Pacific Provider 2007 March 7, 2007 — The SS Curtis pulled into port at U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor March 7 to load intermediate aviation maintenance facilities while enroute to Iwakuni, Japan, for the two-month exercise Pacific Provider 2007. Pacific Provider is an opportunity for the crew, Marines assigned to the ship from the 3rd and 4th Marine Air Wings and merchant marines, to MORE
Mongolian Armed Forces 86th Anniversary honored by 86-kilometer road march March 7, 2007 — Marines and Mongolian soldiers participated in an 86-kilometer road march throughout the mountainous regions of Darkhan, Mongolia in recognition of the 86th Anniversary of the foundation of the Mongolian Armed Forces, March 6-7. Master Sgt. Osama Shofani and Staff Sgt. Henry Acedo, both from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, are embedded in the 330th MORE
Long weekend has long history August 30, 2006 — Every year on the first Monday of September workers around the country enjoy an extra-long weekend. The holiday is Labor Day and for some that’s all that is known about it. Labor Day is a simple and straight-forward holiday celebrating the American worker. The holiday started during an era when the laborers were the heroes that drove this country MORE
Camp Smith Warriors hit ol’ gridiron runnin’ ;; August 18, 2006 — Come August, the smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of football helmets crashing into pads and a coach’s whistle screeching are all signs of the Camp H.M. Smith Warriors intramural football team gearing up for the new season. While most other service members head home at quitting time, the Warriors, playing under head coach Carson Peapealalo, MORE
Hard work appreciated July 26, 2006 — Lt. Col. Clyde Burton, chief of staff, Marine Corps Installations Mid Pac, recently received a Letter of Appreciation from Lt. Gen. Makoto Hirose, vice chief of staff, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. The award was presented for Burton’s planning and execution of ‘Iron Fist,’ a bi-lateral amphibious landing operation at Camp Pendleton in MORE
Okinawa-based Marines, sailors respond to Indonesian earthquake May 30, 2006 — Medical experts from the III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan, visited hospitals and medical clinics near Bantul, Indonesia, May 31 in the wake of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near the ancient city of Yogyakarta. While at the medical facilities, the service members helped treat patients injured from the disaster. The team of MORE
Marine introduces students to 'Fine' art May 1, 2006 — A child’s laugh often brings joy into people’s hearts, but for one U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Marine, it means a lot more – it means she has made a difference. Staff Sgt. Sara Fine volunteers teaching art to students at Webling Gus Elementary School, Honolulu, through the Adopt-A-School program. “When I hear little kids say they want to be MORE

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