U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific


U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific - Pacific Theater News

November, 2007

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Volunteer Marines tutor children, give back to community November 14, 2007 — A young child slowly sounds out words in a book, syllable by syllable, as a Marine coaches them through each sentence. Palisades Elementary School’s reading and writing scores are going up, and the Adopt-a-School Program is helping. The Adopt-a-School Program has been in action four years, putting students, kindergarten through sixth grade, in MORE
Pilot program encourages career advancement – for your spouse November 14, 2007 —  The Department of Defense, in coordination with the Department of Labor, kicked off the Military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative in eight different states, Nov. 14. “The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts project is a time-limited demonstration to find an effective way of helping military spouses get the training and education they MORE
Lil’ Sluggers sweep G-6 in championship softball series November 9, 2007 —  Big bats in the Lil’ Sluggers lineup pulled off a 22-13 win, finishing a three-game sweep over MARFORPAC G-6 in the best-of-five intramural championship softball series at Bordelon Field here, Nov. 8. The Sluggers won their first game on Tuesday in a squeaker 8-7. Thursday evening, the first game in the doubleheader was won by mercy rule when the MORE
Operation Happy Birthday: Marines never forget November 8, 2007 —  A handful of Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific visited wounded and veteran Marines giving them a piece of cake celebrating the 232nd Marine Corps Birthday during Operation Happy Birthday, Nov. 5. “It’s a great way to show that Marines take care of Marines,” said Staff Sgt. Obi Rogers, MARFORPAC intelligence staff noncommissioned MORE
Sugar, blood, salted cammies make up history of Camp Smith November 7, 2007 —  What once was a simple sugar cane field became a refuge for the bleeding and broken, where once a morgue was filled with the heroes of the “Greatest Generation,” Marines sit, conducting daily operations. Before Camp H.M. Smith became a strategic command base with an area of responsibility covering more than half the Earth’s surface, it served the MORE
All the fruit with half the labor November 6, 2007 —   Service members who use tuition assistance or the Montgomery G.I. Bill to pay for college have their financial worries diminished, but they still have to put in the time and energy to achieve their education goals. There is an alternative to the classroom that can significantly decrease the money and especially the time spent in class and still MORE
Bandits upset undefeated Raiders 12-6, take championship November 1, 2007 — The dark clouds loomed over Pop Warner Field and unleashed two hours of torrential rain, setting the stage for the nastiest battle of heart and guts football fans have seen this season. The Marine Aircraft Group-24 Bandits reached deep down, using their sheer lust for victory, driving them to a 12-6 win over the Camp H.M. Smith Raiders and claiming MORE
Quilts help mend minds as time mend bodies November 1, 2007 —  In the 11th century, quilting was used to hold padding under warriors’ armor. Today’s warriors don’t use quilts on the battlefield, instead the stitched cloths are viewed as iconic symbols of home. A group of eight women from the Quilters of Eastern Washington State and Gayle Goodman, wife of Lt. Gen. John G. Goodman, commander, Marine Forces, MORE

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