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Devil Dogs swim with the sharks April 28, 2007 — Lance Cpl. Kyle Cassel (right), a Lancaster, Penn., native, and armorer with Headquarters and Service Battalion on Camp H.M. Smith and Pfc. William Grochocki (left), a Franklin Park, Ill., native, a supply specialist with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, photograph Galapagos sharks from inside a MORE
Aches & Pains blow past G-6 in season opener April 26, 2007 — Experience and aggression helped MARFORPAC’s Aches & Pains volleyball team defeat MARFORPAC G-6 in a best-out-of-three intramural volleyball match at the base gym here, April 26. Aches & Pains smoked G6 21-12 in the first match, and scorched them 21-4 in the second to seize victory. It was complete domination, with a few intense vollies here and MORE
Hawaii kicks off military appreciation month April 26, 2007 — Mayor Mufi Hannemann of the City and County of Honolulu speaks to military service members and guests about sacrifices made by American service members every day during the opening ceremony of the 22nd Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month held at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Pearl Harbor’s Ford Island. "I know I speak for the 500,000 people MORE
ANZAC Day Commemoration held at Punchbowl in honor of fallen April 25, 2007 — The 92nd anniversary of Australia and New Zealand Army Corps Day was observed at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, April 25. Wednesday also marked the 35th year the commemoration was held at the Punchbowl with U.S. Marine Corps support.  Australians and New Zealanders around the world hold this day special, in remembrance MORE
Inked: New order bans some sleeve tattoos April 13, 2007 — For many Marines, having a tattoo is as fundamental to their identity as their utility uniform or high-and-tight haircut. Tattoos have been used to visually display a leatherneck’s pride in the Corps, or even to commemorate a fallen comrade. It was therefore with some anxiety that Marines first heard that a new and more restrictive tattoo policy MORE
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

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