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Gurganus visits Camp Lejeune, discusses future of Afghanistan LANCE CPL. LIA ADKINS Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

The commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, Maj. Gen. Charles Gurganus, visited Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for a press conference, Dec. 28, to explain how the Marine Corps’ role in Afghanistan will shift as Marines begin to drawback from the war. “Regional Command Southwest is a much different place than it was in 2009 when (Brig. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson) took the first large group of Marines there, and much of it has been a success story,” said Gurganus. Gurganus will be assuming his position as commanding general of Regional Command Southwest, and more than 18,000 troops de-

ployed to Afghanistan as the Marine Corps prepares to withdraw its troops. Marines have already begun to break down a large number of patrol bases that used to be necessary, and large numbers of equipment has begun to redeploy back to the United States. Marines and their coalition partners, including the Afghan National Army, have successfully reduced the amount of Taliban strongholds in the northern Helmand province, which is allowing the Afghan government to regain control. “These successes have allowed a much greater degree of freedom of movement and that’s important because it gives (Afghans) an opportunity to build roads and bridges, which has enabled farmers to get their products to market,” said Gurganus. “It also allows govern-

ment officials to get out and travel among the different districts, so they can connect with the leaders of the districts. All of these are positive steps for (the community).” As the ANA and police have begun to reach their target number of troops, they are beginning to take more responsibility in leading their counterinsurgency. “It’s time to shift our focus from being in the lead to more of an advising role, but continue to train the Afghans to develop the capabilities that they need not only for today but for long after we reduce our forces,” said Gurganus. He added that a large part of the shift includes allowing the Afghan army to take charge of counterinsurgency operations. Many districts including Nawa, Marjah and Lashkar Gah have already begun to transition into Gov-

ernment of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan control. “The Afghan national, provincial and district governments are going to have to be responsible for providing not only security but also the basic services for their people,” added Gurganus. “That will be the true definition of success. I think over the course of the last two or three years, we have seen some tremendous gains in that province and I look forward being part of that and continue to help the people in Afghanistan.” Currently, half of the total forces deployed are out of MCB Camp Lejeune. The Marines and sailors have assisted in training the ANA and police basic tactics, techniques and procedures, patrolling with them, and partnering with their forces to give them the confidence they will need to keep control once

the forces withdraw. Gurganus expressed his pride in the way Marines have developed since the war began. “It’s been one of the really amazing things to watch over the last 10 years not only in Afghanistan but also in Iraq,” said Gurganus. “We have a much more mature force than I think we’ve had since I’ve been in the Marine Corps. A lot of young Marines are (becoming) very good at making decisions and very good at making the right decisions in some very difficult circumstances. We’ve got some leaders that have really stepped up to the plate, young guys that are going to be around for a long time, and that are really going to make a difference in the quality of our Corps.” The majority of II MEF Marines and sailors are set to be out of Afghanistan by the end of 2012.


Afghan National Army plans, executes artillery training Photo by Sgt. Earnest J. Barnes

Staff Sgt. Adam Barnes, an adviser with the Combat Support Advisory Team, radios to the Fire Direction Center to inquire if coordinates are ready so the D-30, 122 mm howitzer crewmen with the Afghan’s 4th Combat Support Photo by Sgt. Earnest J. Barnes Kandak’s artillery tolai can Flames blast from a D-30, 122 mm howitzer barrel after firing a round, as is typical with the Soviet-made weapon system. make adjustments and fire Afghan soldiers with the 4th Combat Support Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, coordinated and executed their second the first rounds during a recent training exercise. live-fire artillery training exercise. SGT. EARNEST J. BARNES

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The high level of energy in the air was evident as Afghan soldiers from the artillery, engineer and headquarters tolais with the 4th Combat Support Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, left the gates of Camp Dwyer on their way to their second live-fire training exercise since the unit’s inauguration in May 2011. The 4th Kandak rolled through the Helmand desert, along with their coalition counterparts, to conduct the attached artillery tolai’s operation, fully orchestrated by soldiers of the 215th Corps. “The 4th Kandak has come to Camp Dwyer to conduct a live-fire mission,” said Lt. Col. Fazul Hazim, the commanding officer for the 4th Kandak. “We are training in order to provide artillery support for the

1st Brigade so one day we can replace the Marines in Afghanistan.” “The purpose of the whole exercise is to get the Afghan National Army from the artillery tolai … to start working on artillery development so they can provide their own fire support when the coalition forces begin to transition out of Afghanistan,” added Maj. Jiemar A. Patacsil, the fire support coordinator for Regimental Combat Team 5. The coalition footprint during the exercise was minimal, hosting less than half the coalition service members who supported the kandak’s first artillery exercise, according to Capt. Jon Erskine, the officer in charge of the Combat Support Advisory Team from 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment. The Afghan artillerymen retained the knowledge about the functionality of their

D-30 howitzers from their previous training with the CSAT from 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, so the members of the CSAT with 2nd Bn., 11th Marines decided it would be best to conduct the training with less hands-on from coalition forces. The CSAT from 2nd Bn., 11th Marines fosters the idea that limiting coalition input during training empowers their Afghan counterparts to learn more. Trusting in their predecessor’s hands-on training, the CSAT had a plan to stand back, observe and critique. The plan was for the soldiers with the kandak to work through the preparation and training by themselves, with coalition input only intervening to doublecheck calculations before rounds were sent down range or to steer their Afghan counterparts into the right direction if a persistent problem prohibiting progression was identified.



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Religious shura in Garmsir Hometown heroes: promotes peace, stability Operation Eagle Hunt's Team 1 CPL. BRYAN NYGAARD


The kandak arrived at an area known as “Range 4,” which is an artillery range roughly nine miles outside the camp. The Afghan soldiers, excited to get started, immediately started laying their artillery pieces into place and cleaning in preparation for the following day’s shoot. Soldiers with 4th Kandak’s engineer tolai peeled off from the group to build targets in the impact zone. The next morning, soldiers pulled their supply trucks to the firing line, and the Afghan artillerymen quickly gathered around to unload ammunition into their ammo pits. A group of Afghan forward observers, their advisers from CSAT, and Marines from 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company headed down range toward the impact area to observe the impacting rounds and to relay adjustments back to SEE ARTILLERY 4A

“Let there be no coercion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy handhold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.” – The Noble Quran 2:256 During the 10 years that the U.S. and its International Security Assistance Forces allies have been in Afghanistan, the fight has not been for cities, hills or some other piece of land that holds strategic value. The fight has been for the minds of the Afghan people. The expression “hearts and minds” has long been dismissed as cliché and hollow, but it embodies the very essence of counterinsurgency operations being conducted to provide stability in a country that has been ravaged by war for more than 30 years.

Afghanistan is a tribally divided, multiethnic country of 29 million people who are united by the religion of Islam. It serves not just as a philosophy, but also as an allencompassing part of their existence. Another trait shared among Afghans is a low literacy rate. According to retired Lt. Col. Pat Carroll, the cultural and governance adviser for stability operations in Regional Command Southwest, illiteracy allows them to be easily influenced by insurgents. “The insurgency puts out a lot of lies, a lot of exaggeration, a lot of false rhetoric that says the ISAF coalition is a bunch of infidels – they are contrary to Islam, they want to get rid of religion … they want to destroy things,” said Carroll. “They’re playing off of illiteracy and lack of education. It’s not surprising that a lot of the Afghan population is influenced by Taliban rhetoric. It’s fertile ground for it.” SEE SHURA 7A


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Operation Eagle Hunt tested both the minds and bodies of the Marines and sailors supporting their Afghan brothers as they worked together to search southern Helmand for insurgents. The recent Afghan-led operation was a small shaping operation to clear the Taghaz area of southern Helmand in preparation for future counterinsurgency operations to expand Afghan-led security. Marines are providing support to the Afghans throughout these operations in order to assist Afghan efforts to expand security, stability and development in the province. The Marines and sailors of Team 1, Border Adviser Team 1, provided support to Afghan Border Police and Afghan Uniformed Police members, who spearheaded the operation, to offer advice when necessary, assist with logistics and accompany their Afghan counterparts on mounted and dismounted SEE HOMETOWN 4A

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Traffic violations aboard Camp Lejeune

MAN ON THE STREET What is your New Year’s resolution? “My New Year’s resolution is to save money, improve my financial situation and be a better person.”

Cpl. Charles Igna

1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division Rochester Hills, Mich.

“My resolution is to take care (of) my newborn son, who should be born at the end of the month .”

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3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division Erie, Penn.

This graph represents traffic violations and driving while intoxicated / driving under the influence refusals for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jan. 4 through Jan. 6. Traffic violations are defined as: driving while license revoked; speeding in excess of 15 mph or more; traffic crashes; seatbelt, cellular telephone and motorcycle personal protective equipment violations. Source: Command Inspector General’s Office for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Headquarters Marine Corps Special Duty Assignment Screening Team site visit schedule

“My resolution is to fulfill my obligation as a Marine, by doing all of my (professional military education) courses to stay and remain competitive. I feel that this is important, especially with our numbers being cut. Gunnery Sgt. Jason Smith

Company H, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division Miami

“I want become a new and better person by getting baptized. My faith has helped strengthen me and I want to continue to do that.” Cpl. Marso Polynice

3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division Haiti

“My New Year’s resolution is to train harder than I’ve ever trained before.”

Marine Corps Installations East Fiscal Year 12-01 Headquarters Marine Corps Special Duty Assignment Screening Team (HSST). The HSST will conduct briefings and interview individuals to assist HQMC in selecting Marines to attend SDA. Volunteers are welcome and highly encouraged to attend the briefings. The HSST itinerary is as follows: Jan. 25 Marine Corps Air Station New River, 8 a.m. at the MCAS New River theater Jan. 26 Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, 8 a.m. at Marston Pavilion Jan. 27 2nd Marine Division, 8 a.m. at Marston Pavilion

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Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune Col. Daniel J. Lecce Marine Corps Installations East Public Affairs Officer Nat Fahy MCB Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Officer 1st Lt. Nicole Fiedler

Headquarters Marine Corps Reserve Affairs Manpower visit schedule Headquarters Marine Corps Reserve Affairs Manpower will be visiting Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 25 and 26. They will be providing briefs and conducting interviews for the Active Reserve Program. Following the brief Jan. 25, individual career counselors will be available. All area Active Reserve Marines are strongly encouraged to attend. Briefs will be held at the Paradise Point Officers’ Club at the following dates and times: Jan. 25 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. individual counseling will be available.

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2nd MLG (Fwd.) continues Operation Clean Sweep, accounts for millions of dollars 2ND LT. JAMES F. STENGER 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward)

Over the last three months, Marine and sailors of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) have accounted for, sorted, cleaned and processed several millions of dollars worth of gear and equipment in support of Operation Clean Sweep aboard Camp Leatherneck and Camp Dwyer. This operation is part of Regional Command Southwest’s plan for redeployment and retrograde in support of re-

set and reconstitution, which is a four-part term commonly used to refer to the concept of how the Marine Corps will most efficiently and effectively leave Afghanistan. Planning for the departure of forces has become a primary focus of operations, along with the continued training of Afghan National Security Forces. Not only is the plan facilitating the process of leaving Afghanistan, but it is saving the Marine Corps money by identifying excess gear and reallocating it to other units deployed, vice ordering new equip-

ment to be shipped here. According to statistics compiled by Maj. Ken Karcher, the future operations officer for 2nd MLG (Fwd.) and officer in charge of redeployment and retrograde operations, Marines and sailors attached to the sort lots and supply management units have recovered roughly $30 million worth of excess supplies. These items are currently either being shipped to Marine commands in the United States or reallocated to units currently fighting in support of International Security Assistance Force operations.

Photo by 2nd Lt. James F. Stenger

Staff Sgt. Reginald Gibbons, the staff noncommissioned officer in charge of the Boxes of excess gear and equipment are staged at the sort lot aboard Camp sort lot aboard Camp Leatherneck, gives a detailed plan for the redeployment Leatherneck, Afghanistan, recently, as part of Operation Clean Sweep. After and retrograde of excess equipment from Afghanistan to the United States, being inventoried and cleaned, this gear will be shipped back to the United recently. The sort lot is responsible for inventorying, cleaning and shipping these supply items as part of Operation Clean Sweep. States or to a unit currently deployed. Photo by Cpl. Michael Augusto

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Photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez

Maj. Shannon Neller (left), the Regimental Combat Team 5 Embedded Training Team executive officer, and Capt. Kevin Shiels, a supporting arms liaison team leader with Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, provide security during an air interdiction force training operation recently.

Afghan National Army prepares for air interdiction mission Maj. Shannon Neller, the RCT-5 ETT executive officer. The addition of ANA soldiers to AIF missions guarantees better communication with individuals the partnered force will encounter, Neller said. The ANA soldiers are better able to interact with their fellow Afghans than their Marine mentors and, perhaps more importantly, are better able to spot individuals who do not belong in a given area. “There are multiple benefits of the ANA soldiers executing this mission,” said Neller. “Being able to show the locals the operational reach of their security forces is only one positive impact.” With transition of lead security authority quickly approaching in several southern Helmand districts, participation by ANA soldiers in unique military operations like AIF missions is essential to building the local population’s confidence in the capabilities of their security forces. “Being part of the AIF is good for us,” said ANA platoon sergeant Matiaulla Abid, with MP Tolai, 1st Brig., 215th Corps. “We will be able to show ourselves to people in villages who don’t normally see us.” “In the past, the individuals we’ve stopped have always seen Marines,” Neller said. “With the addition of


Regimental Combat Team 5

Since their arrival in early August, Marines and sailors with Regimental Combat Team 5 have been conducting air interdiction force missions in support of various operations throughout Helmand province. These missions have successfully disrupted insurgents freedom of movement, focusing on individuals suspected of smuggling narcotics, weapons and improvised explosive device making materials through the outlying desert regions in the RCT-5 area of operations. Until recently, only Marines have conducted these interdiction operations. But now Afghan National Army soldiers with Military Police Tolai, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps are stepping up to the plate. In preparation for future operations, Afghan National Army soldiers conducted AIF training under the watchful eye of Marines with the RCT-5 Embedded Training Team here, recently. “The purpose of our AIF operations is to disrupt enemy activity in order to deny their freedom of movement in transporting drugs, weapons and fighters into and out of our area of operations,” said

the ANA soldiers, they’ll be seeing the faces of their people, too.” During the exercise, ANA soldiers learned how to disembark the CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, interact with individuals at their objective and properly search personnel and vehicles. “The training went well,” said Abid. “It is the first time on the helicopters for many of my soldiers.” Even though the exercise was brief in duration, the soldiers were able to quickly learn the basic AIF tactics and build a foundation for more complex, follow-on training. “The ANA soldiers are good,” said Neller. “They’re focused on the actions in and out of the bird. They know what the objective is once we’ve landed.” As Afghan forces become more proficient with AIF tactics, they will begin to understand the role these interdiction missions play in the overall counterinsurgency operation in southern Helmand. “Our next focus is getting them to understand what role the AIF plays in the bigger operational picture,” Neller explained. “It is a new experience, and a good experience,” said Abid. “Any experience we’ve had training with the Marines are always good.”

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HOMETOWN FROM 1A partnered patrols. The nights were cold, and the group weathered through wind chills nearly in the single digits, freezing water, and soggy mud as they carried packs and gear weighing more than 100 pounds. Their beds consisted of holes in the dirt they dug for themselves. The 12-man adviser team carried everything its members needed to survive for days in the battlefield everywhere they went, their tactical packs filled with water, food, sleeping systems, hygiene kits, warming layers and more. Day one of the operation started off for the Marines with a three-mile trek through sandy plains before reaching a compound they would later call home for the majority of the mission. 2nd Lt. Joel Elmendorf led the adviser team through miles of sand dunes, canals, farmlands and dangerous terrain in order to successfully support their ABP and AUP brothers-inarms. Elmendorf was the team leader for the unit and gave much credit for his team’s success to the members’ continuous positive attitude. Combat engineers and civil affairs personnel accompanied the team throughout the mission. Staff Sgt. Anthony Atkinson was the staff noncommissioned officer for the team and agreed his team met the challenges effectively. “As long as we kept a basic concept of being able to shoot, move and communicate, it wasn’t very hard to incorporate (the additional members) into our mission because we know they have a specialty, but at the end of the day, all Marines know how to shoot, move and communicate,” explained Atkinson. The Marines in Team 1 didn’t have to do any shooting, but there was plenty of moving and communicating. Elmendorf spent much of his time keeping in constant communication with the ABP company commander, Hajji Salad, in order to coordinate efforts between the ABP and Marines. According to Elmendorf, the ABP members were eager to lead the patrols on their own, leaving the Marines to serve more as a quick reaction back-up force than actually conducting partnered patrols. The Marines conducted their own security patrols near their compound and interacted with local residents in the area while they waited to spring into action in case the ABP needed them. The cold weather, heavy packs and long patrols didn’t seem to faze the Marines. “The morale was good and that helped out a lot,” said Atkinson. “Yes, we’re all cold and the ABP are sometimes doing their own thing, but just trying to stay focused on the positives and make jokes here and there brought the team closer.” Working as a team allowed the members to operate smoothly without a glitch, and the Afghan forces took care of business during the operation. The Afghan forces detained more than 100 local residents on allegations involving the growing and harvesting of illicit crops, such as poppy and marijuana, according to ABP officials. They also eliminated roughly 90 to 100 acres of hasheesh and confiscated at least 13 tractors in support of the Afghan government’s efforts to prevent illicit crops. ARTILLERY FROM 1A the Afghan-run Fire Direction Center. Two gun crews manned the D-30s and stood by for coordinates as the FDC calculated aiming points for them. The FDC relayed the needed adjustments, and the crews quickly put their training into action. Crewmen spun the leveling and aiming wheels, checked their aiming points and heaved a single round with powder into the 7,000-pound howitzer. The Marine adviser for each gun double checked the crewmen’s work and stepped back as the gun chief shouted in Pashtu, “Fire.” The crewmembers yelled, displaying their excitement, as flames erupted from each howitzer’s barrel, kicking up dust from the desert floor. An extra cheer came from the crews as they heard the rounds impact just seconds later. The gun crews were ready to shoot another volley when the unexpected happened. Blue skies quickly turned gray, and blistering winds brought forth a sandstorm, cutting visibility to a mere 100 meters, approximately the length of a football field. For the safety of those participating in the training, the experienced cannoneers on scene put the training on hold in hopes the weather would clear. Visibility did not extend beyond 300 meters during the next three days. Fog and dust consumed the air, blocking out the usually radiant Afghan sun, while temperatures dropped into the low 30s with wind chills below freezing at night. Hope for firing the remaining rounds dwindled as each hour drew the exercise closer to the end of its four-day timeframe. Though the exercise came to an abrupt halt due to weather, it was not a waste, according to Erskine. He said the Headquarters Tolai planned and coordinated the logistics for the exercise, and the Engineer Tolai dug out the impact area and built targets. He added that is a win for the Afghans because it gives these tolais belonging to the 4th Kandak invaluable experience for future operations, and they were able to do it without the assistance of their coalition forces. Exercises like this enable Afghan forces to continue working toward their goal of operating independently as coalition forces step further into the shadows and Afghan National Security Forces take the reigns to lead their country into the future.

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Female Engagement Team 8, Afghan members host children’s shura CPL. KATHERINE KELEHER 2nd Marine Division (Forward)


ith 53 little, smili n g faces in attendance, members of Female Engagement Team 8 joined Afghan National Security Force troops recently to host a children’s shura aboard the base in Sangin District, Helmand province. During the shura, which is a formal Afghan meeting, the children were taught various lessons and given the opportunity to vocalize any concerns they had of their communities. In attendance to lead the shura were five Afghan troops, a local teacher, the ministry of justice and FET-8. The Afghans talked with the children about the importance of not planting poppy or placing improvised explosive devices in the roads. They explained the role of ANSF troops in Sangin to protect them and prevent illegal activities. They also discussed why it is important to become good members of their society and gave them classes on the alphabet and counting numbers. To end the classroom portion of the shura, the ANSF troops put on a puppet show for the children. The troops wore decorated socks on their hands and used stuffed animals while they squatted behind a make-shift stage, using the show to demonstrate to the children all the talking points they had

gone over throughout the morning. The show ended on a positive note, telling the children to grow up to become doctors and teachers, not insurgents. “I care about the kids over here in Sangin, so I come over here all the time to help the kids and let them know about the future for them to become someone good,” said 1st Sgt. Naibi Sefatullah, a volunteer from the Afghan National Civil Order Police. “I am here to also give them information about the IEDs, Taliban and bad people, who (the bad people) are and what they do. “The kids are the future of Afghanistan, that is the main reason that I am here,” Sefatullah added. Bright-eyed and eager after their first puppet show, the children then went to play soccer with both American and Afghan service members. “We’re here to help and engage with the local populace,” explained Cpl. Brandy Bates, a FET-8 team member. The team hosts children’s shuras every Friday, led mainly by Afghan forces, to help build rapport for the Marines and their Afghan counterparts within the local community. “Basically, when we work with the ANSF, we partner with them in a lot of things,” said Bates. “It’s great team building with the Marines and ANSF.” Another added benefit to having the ANSF troops lead the shuras is it builds a stronger and more trusting relationship amongst the Afghan residents and the Afghan military members, Bates said.

Photo by Cpl. Katherine Keleher

A little girl coaxes her baby sister at a recent children’s shura on Forward Operating Base Jackson, Sangin District, Helmand province. Children’s shuras are hosted on FOB Jackson every Friday and are coordinated by Female Engagement Team 8, working alongside Afghan National Security Forces during the shuras. Attendance in the children’s shura is growing every week, and FET members said they hope for the number of children at the shura to continue growing in the future. Editor’s note: Female Engagement Team 8 is

working in direct support of 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, which is currently assigned to Regimental Combat Team 8 in 2nd Marine Division (Forward). The division heads Task Force Leatherneck, serving as the ground combat element

of Regional Command (Southwest) and working in partnership with the Afghan National Security Force and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to conduct counterinsurgency operations. The unit is dedicated

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Afghan general, provincial officials meet, discuss women’s roles in Afghanistan’s development, governance CHIEF PETTY OFFICER LESLIE SHIVELY Regional Command Southwest

Brigadier Gen. Khatool Mohammadzai, director for women’s affairs in the Afghan National Army, recently met civilian and military leaders with the goal of improving women’s participation in the development and governance of Helmand province and ultimately her country, Afghanistan. The group’s first stop was the U.K.-led Bastion Role III Hospital to see and comfort patients. Through an interpreter, Mohammadzai said she was impressed with the high level of service the patients received. “I am very happy and very proud there are people here who are caring for them,” Mohammadzai said to the 30 or so hospital staff who gathered around her in an ante-room. She gave special recognition to those in leadership positions and in uniform calling them heroes. Mohammadzai also commended the women. “You have all left your family behind. As you are a sister to somebody, a mother to a child, a wife to a husband and, as a female, you are here to take care of the patients and we appreciate your service. Having brave women like you here makes the entire world proud, especially me. Hopefully one day you will all wear the stars of a general.” “They’re representing their culture, their history and it helps patients to see leadership,” said Army Maj. Kathy Spangler, second in command of the

Intermediate Care Ward, commenting on the general’s and provincial officials’ visit. “It’s espirit de corps – giving them a morale boost and making them feel better.” Spangler said Mohammadzai’s presence was especially empowering for Afghan women. “She has influence and an opportunity to show them where they can go and that they do have a voice and can improve their country.” “She was most impressed with the level of care that the Afghan civilians receive at the hospital, and clearly saw that there is no distinction between Afghans and coalition (members) in the care provided,” said Col. Yori Escalante, assistant chief of staff for C9, Stability Operations for Regional Command Southwest, adding, “All are treated as equals and receive the same amount of care.” Escalante said Mohammadzai understood the sacrifices hospital staff and those in uniform at Camp Leatherneck are making, leaving their families to serve and protect both the U.S. and Afghanistan. After the hospital visit, Mohammadzai and two women representatives from the Helmand Provincial Council, had lunch at the new Afghan Cultural Center on Camp Leatherneck. This was the first opportunity to bring together provincial council officials and a senior military official at the national level. “It was also important that female members of the provincial council were able to attend,” said Escalante. “They were able to see the connection between coalition forces and the gover-

SHURA FROM 1A In order to counter the insurgent’s propaganda, coalition forces have been engaging the religious teachers and leaders throughout Afghanistan. “By convincing the religious leaders that we, ISAF and (the Afghan government), are here for the betterment of Afghanistan, we hope that they will counter the rhetoric and the action of the insurgents,” said Carroll. Recently, Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, the commanding General of Regional Command Southwest, visited a religious shura at the Garmsir District Center in Helmand province. In attendance were several religious leaders from the area and numerous tribal elders who usually hold a heavy amount of influence over the village. Toolan was accompanied by Mohammad Gulab Mangal, the governor of Helmand province, and the heads of the Helmand Ulama council, who act as legal scholars that are engaged in several fields of Islamic studies. The purpose of the shura was to facilitate interaction between the provincial religious leaders and the Garmsir District leaders, asking them to work with the government to work on peace efforts, stability and reintegration of those who stand against the Afghan government. “It resonates better with them if they hear it from their own religious leaders who they look to for guidance on how they conduct everyday life,” said Carroll. “And, if we can make any type of inroad … even if we make an inroad where 50 percent of clerics say that we’re here for positive reasons, that’s fine. At least they’re countering, talking back to those who are blowing Afghans and ISAF soldiers up.” During the shura, Toolan spoke to a room of more than 50 Afghans concerning his own faith and respect of other religions. Although Toolan, the top-ranking general in Helmand province, is a Christian, it is believed that because he is a man of faith (as opposed to an infidel) that it will send a positive message to the village elders and religious leaders. Carroll believes that this message will reach the insurgents. “I have no doubt that what happened today will reach insurgents,” said Carroll. “At least the message that ISAF came down here, the ISAF commander stood up and said he was a man of faith and had respect for the religion and culture. “They won’t like it. The in-

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Maj. Gen. Angela Salinas, director of Manpower Management Division, poses for photographs with Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Khatol Mohammadzai. nance of Helmand. The provincial council members had not met (Mohammadzai) before either, and were quite impressed with her and the depth of her knowledge.” The luncheon was followed by a meeting with Maj. Gen. Angela Salinas, director Manpower Management Division. “It really strikes a significant message when we have a general officer who is the senior (Afghan National Army) female officer come here as a role model,” said Maj. Kerry Mengelkoch, who is the gender adviser with Regional Command Southwest’s C9 office. “The opportunity to have the senior female Marine general

surgency doesn’t like to see that stuff because it contradicts what they’re putting out.” Also in attendance was Lt. Cmdr. Abuhena Saifuislam, a Muslim chaplain who serves as the ISAF Religious Engagement Adviser. Saifuislam first came to Afghanistan nearly two years ago to participate in shuras such as this one. Many of the Afghans he encountered were dumbfounded that the U.S. military had not only Muslims in its ranks, but Muslim chaplains. “It was eye opening for them to see me two years ago,” said Saifuislam. “It really opened up the door for this kind of engagement.” During that time, Saifuislam attended a shura, also at the Garmsir District Center, where he was approached by a school teacher. “He told me that for the last eight years, he could not go to sleep thinking that the Americans are here,” said Saifuislam. “He could not go and tell the children that they had nothing to fear. But, now after meeting me, he could go back and sleep in peace and tell his students that they had nothing to fear.” Saifuislam noticed that there was a significant rise in attendance at this shura compared to two years ago. “What I’m hearing is that the people are more open,” said Saifuislam. “Before, they were not as open. They’re coming forward and sharing their needs and grievances – whatever it is. There is a channel of communication that has been established. “When you see the attendance, there is a degree of trust. I’m sure it is going to grow.”

officer and the senior Afghan ANA general officer is something that is historic.” Mengelkoch organized Mohammadzai’s and the council officials’ visit to Camp Bastion and Camp Leatherneck. She explained that the meeting illustrated the value of women participating in governance, development and in the armed forces of both the U.S. and Afghanistan. Women’s participation in governance is a requirement for NATO-led operations according to Mengelkoch. Mandates state that women are to be a key component of peacekeeping and planning operations in order to ensure the perspectives of women and children are in-

corporated accordingly. “(Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, itself has particular mandates,” Mengelkoch said, adding that goals for provincial and district-level positions are aimed at a balanced approach to ensure that Afghanistan can be prosperous. This was Mohammadzai’s first trip to Helmand, according to Escalante, and her exposure to coalition forces at Regional Command Southwest was key to her understanding their presence in Afghanistan. She said she desires to return and potentially meet with Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk and the leadership of the Afghan National

Army’s 215th Corps, who are responsible for both Helmand and Nimroz provinces. “Clearly, we will want to have her return to RC(SW), possibly get out into the battlespace, meet with ANA forces and see the progress that is occurring in the provinces as well as the issues that affect women,” Escalante said. Mohammadzai’s visit brought to light common experiences of women doing their jobs well. “Do a good job and the fact is you blend right in as part of the team,” Mengelkoch said. “It’s not about the numbers. It’s about the quality of women in leadership positions.”


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(Left) Elizabeth Peralta and Lindsay PrattBluemly, right, perform breathing exercises during the Power Yoga class at the Tarawa Terrace Fitness Center aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area, Friday. (Below) Participants participate in a series of core-strengthening movements during a Power Yoga class at the Tarawa Terrace Fitness Center aboard MCB Camp Lejeune housing area, Friday.

Patrons use deep stretching to supplement workouts JESSIE HEATH Sports editor


n the darkness of the group exercise room, with the blinds pulled and music playing softly in the background, it is easy to view the Power Yoga class as just another eastern meditation-style class. But participants who walk into the Tarawa Terrace Fitness Center aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area, expecting to lay in the dark and chant, will be surprised when Power Yoga instructor Jessie Beals meets them at the door. In Beals’ group exercise class, chanting and meditating are not the first order of business – in fact, chanting is not in the cards at all. Breathing, stretching and muscle strengthening are though. For more than 15 years, Beals has been practicing and teaching yoga. Fighting to break the stigma of yoga as a wasteful and pointless excuse for exercise, she makes sure that all of her patrons get a workout during the Power Yoga class. Power Yoga is an increasingly popular style of yoga that came into common usage in the 1990s, when yoga teachers began to search for ways to incorporate more physical workouts into their classes. Unlike traditional yoga, Power Yoga does not follow a standard or pre-set group of positions or poses, allowing participants a little more freedom in their movements. “There are hundreds, if not thousands, of forms of Power Yoga,” said Beals. “How it goes really depends on who is teaching it and what they want to do – how they want to tailor their class.” In Beals’ Friday morning Power Yoga class, there is an informal tone that her patrons have come to appreciate. She talks to them SEE YOGA 7B

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Like him, love him or hate him, there is no denying that you have to give Tim Tebow credit. The Broncos have embraced him, the cynics have embraced him and now it’s time for me to embrace him as well. I’ve been avoiding the Tebow bandwagon for a couple of months now, but there’s no way around it anymore. He’s rewriting football history every time he steps on the field. In Sunday night’s game against the Steelers, Tebow threw to teammate Demaryius Thomas, who then stunned everyone watching with an 80-yard touchdown that gave the Broncos the edge they needed to win the game, 29-23 in an 11-second overtime. Following Thomas’ touchdown, we all watched the up-andcoming quarterback kneel on one knee and perform his ritual of “Tebowing” before he took a victory lap around the field to celebrate his fourth overtime win of the season.

This is not the only thing that Tebow had done recently if it was, I wouldn’t be so impressed. But the fact is that he’s making waves in the football world and in our society. He has emerged as a leader and like him or hate him, there’s a lot we can learn from Tim Tebow. Humility has been a crucial part of Tebow’s rise to stardom. Unlike many other famous athletes, he’s not running around making everybody watch him. He’s not giving himself all the credit for the seven games the Broncos have won this season. His humble nature has helped shape him into somebody that people are interested in. Humility is not always the easiest thing to learn. I don’t think anybody ever perfects the art of humility. There is always a little piece of us that says “I did that. I deserve the credit here.” There’s nothing wrong with accepting credit when we deserve it, but the moment we start seeking all the glory and praise for the things we do, we start to lose our humility. The next time you catch

the Broncos on television, watch how Tebow works with his teammates. You can see it every time he is on the field – his open and two-way communication with the athletes around him. You can tell that he trusts his teammates and his teammates trust him in return. Trust doesn’t just show up over night – Tebow and his teammates had to build relationships. As athletes and human beings, one of the most dangerous things we can do is not communicate with each other. Not communicating can damage relationships with friends and family. I understand that there are some things we can’t talk about and you don’t have to bare your soul to everyone you meet, but I think it’s worth remembering that most of our relationships are built on our ability to communicate with one another. Tebow has turned conventional wisdom upside down. He’s taken what most sports’ commentators, professional athletes and coaches believe to be the normal way of doing things and twisted them until we don’t know what to think anymore. Challenging conventional wisdom takes strength and patience. When you don’t stick to the status quo, you’re going to make some people mad. Only a true leader can overcome the constraints that society

places on them, ignore the critics and come out on the other side stronger. While Tim Tebow might be emerging as a public figure, he’s not nor does he have any intention of seeming perfect. He accepts mistakes and doesn’t stop everything to dwell on what went wrong. Instead, he moves past them. Even the best players make mistakes. Instead of beating himself or his teammates up over their errors, Tebow takes the time to visibly encourage them and keep the game going. Good leaders know when to accept their mistakes. They also recognize that nobody is perfect and they cannot expect perfection from those on their team all the time. Instead of dwelling on mistakes, take a page out of Tebow’s book and set your sights on what you still have left to accomplish. Look toward the future; it does no good to dwell on the past. Tebow showed understanding of the importance of leadership when he said, “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” Don’t let opportunity pass you by - be the type of leader who seizes the moments and makes waves in their community.

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(Above) A member of the Suns basketball team keeps the ball away from a member of the Bobcats during a game at Tarawa Terrace Youth Pavilion aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area, Saturday. (Right) Young athletes from the Bobcats and the Suns youth basketball teams play a friendly game aboard Tarawa Terrace MCB Camp Lejeune housing area, Saturday. The youth basketball and cheerleading winter program has more than 400 participants from ages 6 to 15.

Youth basketball imparts life lessons JESSIE HEATH Sports editor


xcitement was palpable in the air as some of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s youngest athletes took to the court at Tarawa Terrace Youth Pavilion, Saturday. Clad in their team colors with tightly-laced sneakers, the Suns and the Bobcats joined their coaches on the sidelines to go over strategy one more time before their game began. The youth basketball and cheerleading program aboard MCB Camp Lejeune has more than 400 participants between the ages of 6 and 15. Each Saturday, more than 30 teams meet at various locations to play one another. With volunteer coaches guiding

players from the sidelines and enthusiastic parents in the stands, players take the court to show off what they have learned in practice. Chris Williams, the youth sports manager aboard MCB Camp Lejeune, plans all year to help make each sports season successful. Managing a program that relies heavily on volunteers is not easy, but Williams and his team are dedicated to offering youth sports programs to patrons. “Volunteer coaches are our driving force. If we don’t have coaches, we can’t run our programs,” said Williams. The volunteer coaching positions are open to anybody with an affiliation to MCB Camp Lejeune. All coaches go through a background check and a threehour training session with

the National Alliance for Youth Sports. During their training, coaches pledge to uphold the coaches’ code of ethics by providing a safe playing environment for their athletes. Williams also expects all his volunteer coaches to work with athletes’ parents and other family members to provide important life skills to their players. While skill development is important, Williams hopes that his coaches teach kids teamwork, sportsmanship and confidence. “Everyone is working toward the same goal here,” said Williams. “Honesty, integrity and teamwork are just as important as learning new skills to use in games.” The youth basketball teams are divided by age group. Six and 7-year-old patrons, as well as those

in the 8 and 9-year-old league and the 10 to 12 league, play shortened, sixminute quarters while they learn the fundamentals of the sport. Referees and coaches encourage players to dribble the ball, learn to shoot and comprehend the difference between defense and offense. When patrons join the 13 to 15 league, also known as the competitive league, they play regulation basketball, governed by local rules of the youth sports division. “We have as many as 10 kids on one team,” explained Williams. “But we want to make sure everybody gets to play. We have a two-quarter rule so that nobody sits on the bench the entire game, because that’s not any fun.” As players polish their skills in the competitive

league, they continue to focus on fun and participation over competition. Williams understands that it is impossible and unrealistic to remove competition entirely but says that his main goal is just knowing that everyone is having fun and getting involved in the community. “We want to promote quality of life to all our participants,” said Williams. “We just want people to get involved in the community, make friends and learn a little.” For patrons in the 13 to 15 league, the opportunity to play in youth sports is something that can be used to prepare for high school. “In high school, obviously everyone doesn’t make the team or get to play. But, we want our patrons to learn and grow. We hope

they can come to us and use their skills to their advantage when they try out for their high school team,” explained Williams. Since MCB Camp Lejeune is a transient community, youth sports has to be flexible. With patrons leaving and joining midseason, flexibility is a key to learning teamwork and coaching skills. Parents who want their child to participate in youth sports can sign up as long as there are at least two games remaining in the regular season. “It comes back to having a good quality of life,” said Williams. “We want patrons to come out, have fun and participate.” For more information on youth sports, visit www.

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After a year of preparation and anticipation, the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Week, which ran from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, represented a successful foray into the high school football world for the Marine Corps and Junior Rank. Shaon Berry, a youth football coach and former University of Pittsburgh running back, founded Junior Rank in 2008. The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of student athletes through education, evaluation and instruction. The Semper Fidelis AllAmerican Bowl, an EastWest format game, was the culmination of Junior Rank’s yearlong partnership with Marine Corps Recruiting Command. “We believe this is an opportunity to really impact America and return better citizens in the form of student-athletes,” said Berry, Junior Rank’s CEO. “We were excited to partner with the Marines because they represent everything we want our student athletes to be.” Throughout 2011, Junior Rank and MCRC partnered for 21 Diamond Flight football camps and the nationwide Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl selection tour. Football players from middle school age all the way up to high school seniors attended the Diamond Flight camps. During the camps, players had the unique

opportunity to learn from former National Football League players and some of the best football coaches in the country. Assisting the coaching staff during the camps were Marine Corps drill instructors, who instilled discipline and taught leadership skills to the student-athletes. “What the (drill instructors) brought to our camps was a level of intensity that most of these young men hadn’t seen before,” said Berry. “Most of these young men have aspirations to play college football. What we share with them is the intensity and character displayed by Marines, which is what they’ll need to display in order to achieve success on and off the field.” According to the commanding general of MCRC, the partnership between the Marine Corps and Junior Rank was one based on the shared values of both organizations. “The reason we decided to partner with Junior Rank was because the program is very concentrated on the character of the student-athletes,” said Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, MCRC commanding general. “They share our Marine Corps core values of honor, courage and commitment.” Unlike other high school All-American bowls, where the selection criteria is often limited to performance on the field, student-athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl were required to demonstrate outstanding character, leadership

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East Squad players Demetrious Cox (left) and Camren Williams (right) tackle Greg Garmon, with the West, during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at Chase Field, Jan. 3. Cox is a safety out of Jeannette High School in Jeannette, Pa. Williams is an inside linebacker out of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Mass. The East eventually lost to the West 17-14. and academic excellence. Student-athletes participating in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl arrived in Phoenix Dec. 29, 2011, registering and receiving their pads and uniforms. For the next four days, they attended practices, a short preparation time for players who in almost all cases had never played together. The East team practiced at Arcadia High School in Phoenix while the West practiced at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. Practicing alongside Semper Fidelis All-

American Bowl players were seventh and eighth Junior Academic AllAmericans. These young student-athletes, like their high school senior counterparts, were required to display more than football skill. Players were required to have a 3.0 grade point average and a character recommendation in order to be invited. Junior Rank, the Marines and the student-athletes in Phoenix brought Chase Field to life Jan. 2. Starting the day off was the USMC Proving Ground Combine. The USMC Proving

Ground Combine was a football skills competition modeled after the NFL’s annual college combine. In the combine were 300 high school juniors, participating for a competitive assessment and ranking as well as a chance to play in next year’s Semper Fidelis AllAmerican Bowl. After a week of practice, two Junior Academic All-American games were held following the combine, giving the young student-athletes a chance to play at the stadium. The main event was the nationally-televised Semper Fidelis All-Amer-

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Construction project a $4.5 million investment into quality of life for Marines CPL. MIRANDA BLACKBURN

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Along with a slew of other construction projects taking place aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, renovations to the Harry Agganis Field, intramural soccer and football fields and the Liversedge Field have already begun. Awarded in September 2011, the $4.5-million project, consisting of converting the traditional grass that currently covers the athletic fields to a product called Mondo turf and repairing the surface of the track, is scheduled to be completed by late May, weather permitting. All three phases of the project will be conducted simultaneously. “Initially, the project was slated to be completed by late September, but at the rate we’re going we should have it finished and ready for use by the end of May,” said Tim Cornelius, construction manager with the Officer in Charge of Construction, Marine Corps Installations East. By the time of completion, MCB Camp Lejeune will be fully equipped with two National Collegiate Athletic Association regulation football fields, two regulation soccer fields, two Amateur Softball Association regulation softball fields and one Olympicgrade track. The goal of the artificial

YOGA FROM 1B before class and encourages new patrons to move freely around the room and get to know each other. “I try to make this setting as comfortable as possible,” explained Beals. “A lot of people – especially men – who come for the first time don’t really know what to expect. They don’t know whether they are supposed to come in and be quiet or sit down or what. So, I try to make sure that I’m talking to them and letting them know that the class is really about doing whatever they want to do.” Before she begins stretches with her patrons, Beals makes a general statement that class members should always listen to their bodies and do what is best for them as individuals. She offers modifications to the poses she uses in her class to make them accessible to pregnant participants and those who have injuries or physical limitations. “I want them to make it their own workout,” said Beals. “If they want to take a break and go into a resting pose, that’s fine.” After stretching and preparing the body and mind for the rest of the class, Beals’ class moves into a series of Vinyasa Flow movements. In Vinyasa Flow, all movements are linked together by breath. Vinyasa Flow yoga works to challenge the body to stay in motion and coaches participants into a constant flow of movement without forcing them to continuously think about what comes next. “I always like that we’re able to get people moving in here,” said Beals. “We do everything one time through, slowly, so participants can get the idea. Then, we do the same thing three times at a faster pace to get the heart pumping and the blood flowing.” By constantly monitoring their breathing, participants get a cardio workout while also strengthening and toning their muscles in a low-impact setting. In recent years, Power Yoga has become a staple in many crossfit exercise regimes. Many professional athletes use yoga to help make them

turf is to create a new and completely innovative playing surface which reproduces all the characteristics of a well-maintained, natural grass field. The artificial turf system, in good weather conditions, has an infill material that offers maximum safety, performance and heat reduction. It also reduces the problems inherent to natural turf fields, to include high maintenance costs, risk of injuries due to poor field conditions and safety and threats to health. “The idea behind it is that it will provide a nice, even playing surface that can be used 24 hours a day,” said Chris Alger, Sports Branch head, Semper Fit Division. “We’ll be able to do a lot of things now as far as sports programming, individual (physical training) purposes, youth sports and for hosting All-Marine and All-Armed Forces competitions.” Over the years as MCB Camp Lejeune has grown, many of the new barracks and buildings have been built on top of existing green spaces, most of which used to be athletic fields. With that being said, playing surfaces have been narrowed down to the three fields currently being reconstructed. “Grass needs time to recuperate, time for reseeding, fertilizing and it needs time to grow,” Alger said. “When you have people

more well rounded. “We do a lot of deep stretching and power moves,” said Beals. “By the end of this class, we’ve done between 20 and 30 hover-style push-ups. That works out your core and helps to strengthen your muscles at the same time your breathing gives you a cardio workout.” “The great thing about Power Yoga is that you can do it anywhere,” said Beals. “You can do it in the sand in the middle of the desert, on the beach or in your office. “For those of us who used to be athletes or still are, Power Yoga helps break down the muscle fibers and brings even breathing to the forefront of our minds,” continued Beals. At the conclusion of her hour-long class, Beals turns down the music and encourages participants to use their cool down period as a time to meditate and relax before they stand up to go about the rest of their day. This period of relaxation does not last long and patrons who do not want to lay down and stay silent are never forced to do so. “This is not a ‘I’m going to lay in the dark and think happy thoughts for an hour’ type of class,” said Beals. “This time period is only to ensure that we are letting our muscles relax and cool down after we go through all our exercises.” In addition to the cooldown period, Beals always tries to add something fun to her class for participants who are nervous about what they will and will not be doing in class. “The week before Christmas, we were all doing headstands,” said Beals. “I had girls come up to me after class and tell me that they never thought they would be able to do a headstand. But, I like doing things like that because it adds a little fun and craziness to the class.” Power Yoga is offered at Tarawa Terrace Fitness Center and French Creek Fitness Center. To learn more about Power Yoga or group exercise, visit groupexercise/index.

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Construction workers clear the Harry Agganis Field aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in preparation for artificial turf. The $4.5-million construction project to renovate the Harry Agganis softball field, intramural soccer and football fields, and the Liversedge Field is scheduled to be completed by late May, weather permitting. (conducting combat fitness tests) in the morning, playing sports in the morning and after work, and youth sports using it on a regular basis, it wears out the grass completely. We just don’t have time to re-grow it.” The new artificial turf will allow all of those activities to take place simultaneously at any time. “A Marine can come in

and play in the morning, afternoon or evening, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and it won’t wear it out for the next 10 years,” Alger added. “It’s a $4.5 million investment into the quality of life for the Marines.” Not only will the new playing surfaces benefit the lives of Marines and base personnel using the fields,

it will put a little extra dough back into Uncle Sam’s pocket. The budget may seem a little steep, but eventually this project will save the base money overall, said Alger. “We won’t have to pay for seed, water, chemicals or fertilization,” Alger said. “There’s not really any manpower that gets in-

vested into it either. Typically, an artificial field can pay for itself between six to eight years and can last as long as 15. So, essentially, after six to eight years, the field is putting money back into the government’s pocket.” For continuing construction updates, visit www.

Deer hunting season ends with white-tail harvest count JESSIE HEATH Sports editor

With deer hunting season officially over, all eyes are turning to the Land and Wildlife Resources office aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Base hunters and hunting clubs who use base land for organized and group hunts are waiting to hear exactly how many deer were harvested in the 2011-2012 deer season. Wildlife manager Martin Korenek has the numbers. A total of 722 deer were taken during the hunting season, which began in September and ended Jan. 2. Of those 722 deer harvested during the open season, 97 were taken with archery equipment, 62 with muzzle loaders and 562 with shotguns. Hunters took down 394 bucks and 328 antlerless deer aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. “Hunting has long been used to manage wildlife population,” said Korenek. “We got a lot of deer this year and you can tell. By the time you get to the end of hunting season, it’s really no surprise that you’re not seeing as many deer being taken. We see a lot less deer at the end of hunting season on base.” Hunters aboard MCB Camp Lejeune have to adhere to state laws and base laws regarding harvests. Each harvest must be registered with the state and be taken to a base checkpoint, where it is weighed and documented. This documentation helps keep an accurate count of how many deer are harvested during the season and helps Korenek and his team better control the wildlife resources available to patrons. Hunters on base must agree to use bow and arrow, muzzle loaders or shotguns with slugs. Because of the distance that a high-powered rifle can cover, hunting policies are in place to protect the urban population of MCB Camp Lejeune. “It’s mainly just a safety rule,” said Korenek. “We don’t want anybody to be hurt, so we have to make sure everyone stays safe.” With 16 licenses distributed in the 2011 calendar year and thousands of hunters who use base land to trail big game, Korenek says that while the number of white-tail deer harvested this year is significant, it matches the number from previous years. “In 2010, we had 698 deer harvested,” explained Korenek. “In 2009, we had more than 670 and in 2008, we harvested 733. This is right on average for us. It helps control our population without killing off too many, too quickly.”

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With the deer season over aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the Land and Wildlife Resources has said that 722 total deer were taken on Department of Defense land. Of the total number of deer, 394 were bucks and 328 were antlerless. 272 does were taken, as well as 56 button bucks. While the open hunting season was available to the base community on its normal schedule, there were also organized and group hunts hosted aboard the base. The Lejeune Rod and Gun club hosted a number of organized hunts with hound dogs on various Saturdays throughout the season. The commanding officer’s invitational also used a group hunt method to provide hunting area to outside clubs who used to hunt the Greater Sandy Run training area before it was acquired by MCB Camp Lejeune. “The CO’s invitational had three weekends to hunt this year,” said Korenek. “We invited five different outside clubs back to hunt in November and December. They use the Greater Sandy Run area, since that is where they used to hunt before we acquired the space.” In addition to group hunts, Korenek said he also saw a lot of baited hunting during bow season. Baiting, which is only available in bow hunting areas aboard the base, has specific rules and regulations in order to keep base hunters safe and protect land. “We only use natural substances for baiting on base,” said Korenek. “Artificial substances often have sweeteners in them and can possibly draw bears into the areas. Since our bow hunters are often closer to urban areas of the base, we don’t want to

worry about luring in any unwanted bear.” Deer hunters were also allowed to use hounds and other hunting dogs this year, as long as the animals were registered and up to date on shots and vaccines. Even though deer season has come to a close, Korenek said there are still lots of game to be had. Hunters can still hunt rabbit, squirrel, quail and other small game aboard the base. “Waterfowl are still in season if hunters are still in the mood. This is good duck season,” said Korenek. “It’s cool and you can find some good hunting up the river.” Hunters may use dogs to help with their hunt, as long as they report their use to the proper authorities and have up-to-date vaccination records. “Hunters who use their dogs need to check in with the game warden to make sure everything is ready to go,” said Korenek. “But, other than that, hunting can go on normally.” With the availability to hunt on Sundays aboard MCB Camp Lejeune, Marines can enjoy hunting both days of the weekend, since the weeks are often busy and hectic. “It’s a nice perk to be able to hunt on Sundays,” said Korenek. “We understand that Marines often don’t have the flexibility to hunt during the week and we want to extend the option to fully enjoy their weekends.”

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(Left) Canadian soldiers with the 34 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters Quebec City and 35 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters Montreal and Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, conduct raft and bridge training operations during Exercise Noble Guerrier aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jan. 5.

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Canadian Forces from the 34th Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters Quebec City and 35th Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters Montreal, arrived aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune just before the New Year to kick-off Exercise Noble Guerrier, from Jan. 2 through Jan. 7. Broken up into three infantry companies, an artillery battery and a recovery squadron, Canadian forces brought roughly 1,600 soldiers to train. Keeping the training at a high pace, Canadian leaders condensed the training to the short amount of time allotted. It also tested the operational capabilities of the Canadian soldiers in a stressful training environment, fulfilling the goals of the scenario which was to simulate a deployment.

During one portion of the training, the Canadians operated for 24 hours, pushing through the night. On the first day of a raft and bridge training operation, which utilized Mark III Bridge Erection Boats and Improvised Ribbon Boats, the Canadian forces worked with Marines from 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group through more than half the day without stopping for rations. The Canadian soldiers seemed as if they acquired the tenacity and fortitude of the Marines. “It’s awesome to be able to work with the Marines,” said Sgt. Jared Dahlgren, a combat engineer with Canadian Forces Primary Reserve. “I’ve only seen Marines in movies and on the news, and it’s a honor to be able to train with them.” The Marines helped the Canadian combat engineers break down and build the IRBs to get them familiarized with the equipment.

They also assisted the Canadians with operating the MK III BEBs, which is a newer design than the ones used by Canadian engineers. “It’s great training for both of us,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Griffith Ruskin, engineer equipment officer with 8th ESB, 2nd MLG. “Not too many Marines get that opportunity to work in a joint environment. There may be language barriers, but we learn to work around that. Their principles and concepts are the same and the (Canadian engineers) understand what we do because they do the same thing. Really, what we’re doing is providing them equipment to facilitate their training.” Canadian forces set up their exercise support base at Goettge Memorial Field House where the logistical supplies were kept, vehicles were parked and a field armory was established. A fully functional medical building was also set up and manned by Canadian personnel in the French

Creek area. Many of the Canadians slept outside in the field. They established an encampment Photo by Canadian Army Cpl. Isabelle Provost in a training (Above) A Canadian soldier jumps off of a area with a forward op- Mark II Bridge Erection Boat during Exercise erating base. Noble Guerrier, a Canadian forces training More than operation held aboard Marine Corps Base 350 Cana- Camp Lejeune, Jan. 2 through Jan. 7. More dian combat than 1,600 Canadian soldiers participated in vehicles were the training. used during tion in their home country. the training. Their soldiers par“We’re grateful of the supticipated in live fire and simulation port from the Marines at (MCB) missions, along with both land Camp Lejeune,” said Lt. Gen. and water training. Peter Devlin, the chief of land According to Capt. Melina staff of the Canadian Army. Archambault, the public affairs “It is really cool to be training officer with Task Force Phoenix, down here among the Marines. the task force assigned for the ex- Our countries have a great relaercise, the Canadian military did tionship with one another and not have the ideal area to facili- we’ll continue to strengthen tate such a large training opera- that relationship.”

Safety Expo shows off latest safety equipment LANCE CPL. JACKELINE M. PEREZ RIVERA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

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A service member speaks to a representative from a corporation at Marine Corps Installations East’s Safety Expo, Jan. 6. Patrons at the event were able to view demonstrations and ask questions of the representatives present.

A room within the Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was outlined in tables holding the latest wares in safety, Jan. 5 and 6. From yellow hazardous material protective clothing to security cameras, Marine Corps InstallationsEast’s Safety Expo provided representatives from throughout the base and members of the military community with the opportunity to learn about the latest safety equipment available. “It’s good getting the manufacturers together so that we can view new products,” said Glenn Zurek, the assistant chief of training with Fire and Emergency Services aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. “It’s one of the ways that we can see what’s available, whether it’s for safety professionals like first responders or to the general public. It gives us a good idea of what’s out there and it helps us plan for risks we may run into aboard the base. It’s very helpful.” Patrons at the event were able to view demonstrations and ask questions of the representatives on hand. “Everybody here has given me some form of information I can use in the future,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Shaunta Brown, the safety officer with Medical Logistics Company, 2nd Marine

Logistics Group. The event was held to get people back into the mindset of safety after the holidays. “We wanted to raise awareness of safety and expose people to better ways of doing things,” said Ron Farris, the aviation safety manager with MCIEAST. “In early January, when folks are done opening gifts and right after the New Year, we provide training to get everybody’s mind back to workplace safety.” Jordan Pickett, the ground safety manager with MCIEAST, said as patrons walk through the exhibits and talk to the representatives from the various corporations, they could generate new ideas and learn from the representative‘s expertise. “You’re meeting people you may purchase items from, but you’re also meeting people who have the newest equipment with the newest standards that have come up within the industry,” said Zurek. “You get a one-on-one experience where you get to know the people and the product.” While this is the first event of its kind aboard the base, some hope to see more events like it in the future. “There are a lot of people in a centralized location,” said Brown. “It’s especially good for people who may be new to a safety position. I think they should do this more often, annually or semi-annually, because you can learn a lot. I know I have.”


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With tax season beginning, some service members are dreading having to pay anywhere from $50 to a few hundred dollars just to have a business help file their taxes. However, service members and their families should not despair. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Tax Center aboard the base can file most, if not all, taxes for free. The base Tax Center, conveniently located behind the Hadnot Point Branch Medical Clinic on Lucy Brewer Street, in building 50, is ready to open its doors after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday break, Jan. 17. The tax center is manned by 26 Marines and one civilian, each one eager and ready to put more than two month’s worth of training to use. “Every Marine that has come through here was required to go through a two and a half month course through H&R Block where they

were tested on taxes, from basic all the way up to intermediate and advanced returns,” said Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Pfeiler, the staff noncommissioned officer in charge of the tax center. “They all know how to handle houses, investments, retirement accounts and each one of them passed the course exams as well as the tests conducted by the Internal Revenue Service.” The tax center is open to all service members, both active duty and retired, dependents and anyone with a valid military identification card. For military spouses, Pfeiler said it is highly recommended that they have a valid power of attorney. “There’s no reason to pay money out in town when we can provide the same service,” said Pfeiler. “Out in town you will get charged and fees will increase depending upon the complexity and tax forms which is deducted from your returns. With us that money can be used for something else or invested.” SEE TAX 2C


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Marines, sailors, retirees, family members and visitors will see some big changes at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune’s main entrance, often referred to as the quarterdeck, beginning in early February. The hospital’s double-doored main entrance by the traffic circle will be closed to patients and visitors, Feb. 6 Signs will be in place directing patrons to alternate entrances and hospital staff will be available to provide assistance and instructions to anyone requiring further guidance. Shuttle drivers will be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to transport patients to and from the patient parking lot. Please call 451-3079 to have one pick you up at your vehicle. For several months now, the hospital has been undergoing major construction, which includes adding two new wings. One wing will offer additional space for outpatient clinics and the other will house the Emergency department, Nuclear Medicine and the Radiology department. Patients can be assured that the ongoing physical changes to the building will not affect the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality medical care to its beneficiaries.

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(Left to right) Sgt. Robert F. Lark, an expeditionary airfields systems technician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273, Marine Wing Support Group 27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort; Cpl. Matthew S. Hamel, a distribution management specialist with Company A, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort; and Petty Officer 2nd Class Francisco Aquedamartinez, a corpsman with Deployment Processing Command, Marine Corps Installations East, pose with their awards during the 6th annual MCIEAST breakfast hosted by Mainstreet at the Ball Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jan. 9.

MCIEAST, community recognizes Service members of the Year PFC. NIK S. PHONGSISATTANAK

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

The 6th annual Marine Corps Installations East breakfast hosted by Mainstreet, a collection of businesses supporting the military, was held at the Ball Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to recognize the noncommissioned officer, Marine and sailor of the year, Jan. 9. The NCO of the Year was Sgt. Robert F. Lark, an expeditionary airfields systems technician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273, Marine Wing Support Group 27, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The Marine of the Year was Cpl. Matthew S. Hamel, a distribution management specialist with Company A, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Hamel was selected for the award as a lance corporal and was promoted before the day of the breakfast. The Sailor of the Year went to Petty Officer 2nd Class Francisco Aquedamartinez, a corpsman with Deployment Processing Command, MCIEAST. Various business and agencies from

the community awarded the service members with trophies and gifts, and thanked them for their accomplishment. North Carolina Senator Harry Brown also attended the ceremony to show his support. “This is truly and honor to be here with these outstanding (service members) to recognize their professional achievement,” said Adam Terry, regional representative with the Marine Corps Association. “I hope that they continue the great work that they’ve done.” Local businesses support has made funding for the ceremony possible each year, and their support shows the military community that they care. “The relationship we have between the civilians and agencies on and off base is second to none,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Gorry, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations East. “I do like to think that North Carolina is the most military-friendly state in our nation.” To concluding the ceremony, the service members were awarded with Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals. “It feels great to be recognized, but it doesn’t stop here,” said Lark. “I’ve

got to keep pushing forward, and this is just another step in the process. It’s definitely awesome to have the community come out here to show their appreciation. It makes all the hard work and effort that we put forth worth it.” All the service members selected displayed a great sense of pride and spoke the words of a natural leader. When Hamel was asked what motivated him to improve and earn recognition, he replied, “I see the guy above me, and I always want his job.” “If you want to get somewhere in your life or as a Marine, always do the best,” added Hamel. “Never settle for just the bare minimum. Always be better than your peers and the corporal ahead of you.” The awardees left the ceremony with their heads held high, bearing trophies and awards. “I am truly honored to be sitting here to recognize three individuals that have worked diligently and exemplify the true core values that are important in today’s youth,” said Gorry. “Discipline, hard work, commitment, loyalty and trustworthiness, are all positive attitudes that you love to see in young people, and they will go forward as an example.”

Comedian Jeff Dunham to perform on Camp Lejeune PFC. NIK S. PHONGSISATTANAK Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

There are many celebrities who tour military installations to support the service members that protect our nation. Celebrities such as Gary Sinise, Rick Flare and Tony Stewart are just a few who have been to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in recent years. A new face who has planned a visit to the base for the first time is Jeff Dunham, a comedian and ventriloquist who has appeared in TV shows such as the Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show. He has also released his Controlled Chaos DVD in more than 16 countries. Dunham will be performing his Controlled Chaos show aboard MCB Camp Lejeune, Jan. 16 at the Base Theater to offer service members and patrons a fun-filled afternoon. Admission is free for Department of Defense identification card holders. Tickets are required for admission, and are limited to two per ID. Ticket distribution will be at 11 a.m. on the day of the show, which will be held at the Base Theater at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors will open an hour prior to the show. “He’s an outstanding comedian,” said Charley Miller, the Base Theater manager with Marine Corps Community Services. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and the (patrons) are going to enjoy the show. There’s probably going to be a big crowd for both of the shows. We expect the theater to be packed.” The characters he brings are politically incorrect and humorously insulting, and the appearance of the puppets vary from a red-eyed skeleton named “Achmed the Dead Terrorist” to a green-haired purple character named, “Peanut.” “(Dunham) is here to give back to the service members and their families and I think that’s great,” said Miller. “It shows the military community that the things they do are appreciated, even by celebrities.” Much of the content is not suitable for children, and parental discretion is advised. For more information on this event, call 451-2785 or visit

OFF-LIMITS ESTABLISHMENTS The following businesses are designated by the base commander as “off-limits” Bell Auto Salvage II at 136 Abbits Branch Rd., Hubert, N.C. Botta Booms (A.KA. Private Dancer) at 3054 Wilmington Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Carland at 2911 Route 17/ G.W. Highway Tabb, V.a. Cash-N-Advance at 2235 Lejeune Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C. Centennial Enterprises, Inc. at 1489 East Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 2, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Headquarter’s Office) Club Mickey’s at 4441 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville (Closed) Coastal Smoke Shop D’s Drive Thru at 226 Wilmington Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. D’s Quick Mart at Richlands, N.C. Dash-In at 1316 Hargett Street, Jacksonville, N.C. Discount Tobacco G & H at Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Doll House at Highway 258 West, Jacksonville, N.C. Easy Money Catalog Sales at 233-F Western Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C. Express Way at 1261 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, N.C. Fantasies at 4951 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Hip Hop and Hookahs at 311 South Marine Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Illusions Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Jacksonville Speedway Auto Parts (A.K.A. Raceway Auto Parts & Raceway Used Auto Parts) at 401 Blue Creek Elementary School Road Joshua Experience/Club Access at 200 Golden Oak Court, Virginia Beach, V.a. King’s Drive Thru at 1796 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, N.C. Laird’s Auto and Truck Repair at 1197 Piney Green Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.

Moe’s Mart at 2105 Belgrade Swansboro Road, Maysville, N.C. One Stop Shop at 501 Corbin Street, Jacksonville, N.C. Par Tech (A.K.A. Military Circuit of Jacksonville) at 487-A Western Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C. Playhouse at 6568 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Pleasure Palace at Highway 17, Jacksonville, N.C. Private Pleasures (A.K.A. Carriage House) at 5527 Highway 258, Jacksonville, N.C. Reflection Photo at 353 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C. Smart Buy Jacksonville, N.C. Smitty’s R&R at Highway 17, Jacksonville, N.C. Southern Comfort at 2004 Highway 172, Sneads Ferry, N.C. Speed Mart at 2601 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, N.C. Student Assistance Company at 244 South Randal Road, Suite III Eglin, I.L. Talk of the Town II (barbershop is not off limits) at 114 Texie Lane, Jacksonville, N.C. Tender Touch (A.K.A. Baby Dolls) at Highway 258, Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco Alley at 521 Yopp Road, Unit 106, Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco Club at 487-B Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco For Less at 439 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco House Cigarette Center at 1213-C Country Club Rd., Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco Leaf at 215 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Veterans Affairs Service at Jacksonville, N.C. (This is a private organization not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs or the VA Outpatient Clinic.)

Hotline numbers to report fraud, waste, abuse and corruption Department of Defense 800-424-9098 Inspector General, Marine Corps 703-614-1348/1349/1698 Camp Lejeune (Recorded line) 451-3928 Hearing impaired 451-2999 To report business fraud 451-3928

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With tax season here, service members and their families, both active duty and retired, can take advantage of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Tax Center to meet all their tax needs for free. The tax center is located on Lucy Brewer Road near Holcomb Boulevard. TAX FROM 1A The base Tax Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon, and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will always be a Marine available to help people with their taxes. The tax center personnel are also currently working to provide their services at Camp Johnson, Stone Bay and Courthouse Bay. Another project in the works is the ability to provide group tax returns. “We can take walk-ins, but appointments are recommended. This can help reduce wait time and lines,” said Pfeiler. For anyone looking to do their taxes at the tax center, it is highly recommended that they bring military or dependent ID, Social Security cards for dependents being claimed, all W-2 or 1099R forms for the tax year, bank routing and account numbers, and documents for credits and deductions being claimed. Deduction and credits include tuition statements, child care receipts, stock transactions, donation receipts, student loan interest, receipts for medical or educational expenses and Housing and Urban Development statements for first-time homebuyer credit. Service members who own homes must also bring their mortgage interest statement with real estate or personal property taxes paid. For those who are married and filing jointly, they must have taxpayer and spouse present or have form 2848 power of attorney filled out and signed. For couples filing separately, they must know their spouses’ Social Security number and date of birth. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, call 451-3030.

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20 COLLINS DR Midway Park, 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, many upgrades on full acre lot. Near Piney Green gate. $1000/month. Call 910-326-7222 2BR/1BA CONDO all appliances, washer & dryer. Hampstead area $750/month 910-547-4324 2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME Sneads Ferry $475. Includes water. NO PETS! Private lot and dirt road. Please email me at or call after 4:30 910-389-6517

Sweet Gum Lane, Ashbury Park in Richlands. Ready end of February/ beginning of March. Privacy fencing, sodded front yard, window blinds in all bedrooms, name brand appliances, dry-walled two car garage with automatic garage door opener, remotes & carriage style door. 10 year builder’s warranty included. Paid buyer closing cost assistance too! Call Jody Davis @ CHOICE. 910265-0771 $129,900 New 3BR/2BA/2CG 602 Red Bud Ct. Ashbury Park in Richlands. Located on cul-de-sac lot. Ready end of January. This home has plenty to offer for the price. Call before it’s gone! Jody @ CHOICE 910-265-0771 $146,900 NEW FOUR BEDROOM home with two car garage. Located on a cul-de-sac street. Great location and perfect starter home. Plenty of perks for the price... backyard privacy fencing, sodded front yard, side-by-side refrigerator, smooth top electric range/oven, microwave hood, dishwasher, large laundry/mud room, window blinds in all bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, ten year builder’s warranty plus more... Still time to select home colors before construction starts. Located off Luther Banks Rd in Richlands. MLS # 127841. Call Jody @ CHOICE, Today! 9 1 0 - 2 6 5 - 0 7 7 1

$164,900 NEW. SPACIOUS. Open layout. Four bedroom, bonus room & two car garage. Back yard privacy fencing. Sodded front yard. Plenty of cabinet, counter & bar top space. Near end of cul-de-sac with over 1/2 acre. Select home colors before construction begins. 10 year builder’s warranty, paid buyer closing cost assistance & more. Ashbury Park in Richlands. MLS # 127819. Call before it’s gone! Jody Davis @ CHOICE 910-265-0771 $167,900 NEW 4 BEDROOM HOME with bonus room and two car garage. Located on over 3/4 acre at end of cul-de-sac street. Still time to select your interior & exterior home colors before construction begins. Back yard privacy fencing, sodded front yard, dry-walled garage with automatic door opener & remotes, vaulted ceiling, window blinds in all bedrooms, large laundry/mud room off kitchen, kitchen appliances include side by side refrigerator, smooth top electric/range oven, microwave hood & dishwasher, ten year builder’s warranty and more... Seller offers paid buyer closing cost assistance also. Off Luther Banks Rd, Richlands in Ashbury Park. MLS #127803. Call Jody @ CHOICE today! 910-265-0771 $171,000- SPACE, LOTS OF SPACE! New 2-story home with over 1,800 square feet. Select home colors before construction begins. Located on over 1/2 acre at end of cul-de-sac. Spacious dining, kitchen, and great room areas. Enjoy a large master suite with generous sized walk-in closet. Other features include; ample kitchen cabinet and counter space, kitchen pantry, smooth top range/oven, microwave hood, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, upstairs laundry, back yard privacy fencing, sodded front yard, ten year limited builder’s warranty and more... Off Luther Banks Rd, Richlands in Ashbury Park. MLS #127799. Call Jody at CHOICE 910-265-0771. 105 GRIST MILL DRIVE, HAVELOCK$140,900. New construction in Heritage Farms! Only 10 miles to main gate at MCAS Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 866-467-3105 or

$86,000 & UP. Developed residential lots within Hogan’s Landing. Waterfront & waterview lots available. Purchase lots with or without deep water boat slips on the ICW. Private community located within minutes of public boating access in Hubert. Call Jody Davis @ CHOICE Realty. 910265-0771 JUST THE SPOT TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME Gated community with privacy & serenity. 4 acre plus homesite located along a whole cul-de-sac. White Cap Lake Rd in The Lakes at Hinson’s Farm. Call Jody @ CHOICE 910-265-0771

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GATED COMMUNITY- 1660 Chadwick Shores has 3 bedrooms (possibly 4), 3 baths and garage. Also features dining room, kitchen nook, gas log fireplace, vaulted ceilings, screened porch, fenced back yard and community dock. Short drive to base. $249,000 $131,400 3BR/2BA/2 car garage. Located at end of cul-de-sac, on over 1/2 acre lot. Ready by the end of February/early March. 6O5 Cherry Blossom Lane, Ashbury Park in Richlands. Plenty of perks! Paid buyer closing cost assistance too! Call Jody @ CHOICE. 910-265-0771 101 PADDLE TRAIL LN, SWANSBORO- $199,900. Open floor plan! Less than 30 min to Camp Lejeune, Cherry Pt, or Carteret Co Schools! Call Bluewater Real Estate 800-752-3543. 103 CALDWELL COURT. Beautiful 3BR, 2.5 bath home with 2 car garage in Kanton Hills. Great open floorplan & over 2200 htd. Sq. ft. Two story foyer with palladium window & laminate wood flooring. Formal dining room & bright & airy sunroom just off the family room. Master BR w/trey ceiling & FP, Master bath with dual vanity & stand alone shower. Huge Bonus room & additional 10x9 space. Home sits on a cul-de-sac and has an enormous fenced back yard. Chuck Compton (910) 330-5413, Choice Realty 105 IVEY RIDGE PLACE. One of a kind contemporary styled 3 BR, 2BA home located on a large wooded lot at end of quiet cul-de-sac in lovely Acorn Forest. The heated & cooled sunroom looks out onto the natural beauty of the wooden backyard. The spacious 16x17 master BR comes with a walk-in closet that accesses a large storage area. Priced to sell quickly at only $148,400! Lois Hutchins 910-330-4481, Choice Realty 107 QUAIL NECK CT, CAPE CARTERET- $189,900 Beautiful location and view of the golf course! Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 108 COLDWATER DRIVE, CAPE CARTERET- $ 209,900 DYNAMITE SPLIT BDRM PLAN. Close to beaches, shopping, golfing, Camp Lejeune, and Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 800-752-3543 or 108 HILDA ROAD. BELLS & WHISTLES? We’ve got them! Brand new 3BR, 2BA Colonial Hills home with tons of upgrades. Home will have brick and vinyl front & spacious rooms for easy living. Huge master walk-in closet, hardwood flooring in living room, ceramic tile in kitchen/master bath, granite countertops, large laundry room/pantry/w deep sink. Large screened porch & architectural roof. Over 1700 sqft for $189,900! Susie Montag 910-340-0487, Choice Realty 1192 PONY FARM ROAD. New construction 3BR, 2BA home features stone front siding, 2-car garage, laundry closet in hallway, covered front porch, new heat pump with 10 year warranty and a wrap around rear wood deck!!! Fully equipped kitchen comes with brand new Whirlpool stainless steel appliances, granite countertops & ceramic tile flooring!! All of this for less than $150,000 located on almost 3/4 of an acre!! Lois Hutchins (910) 330-4481 133 LOUSAN DRIVE, CAPE CARTERET- $209,900 Located just 3 miles from Emerald Isle, 30 minutes to Camp LeJeune and Cherry Point!

Great Neighborhood! Call Bluewater Real Estate 800-752-3543 or 195 HUNTER BROWN, CAPE CARTERET- $138,000 Nice modular home with 3BR/2BA on brick foundation w/open floor plan. Centrally located, close to schools, beaches, Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 or 200 E. LAKERIDGE LANDING. Charming 3BR, 2BA home conveniently located near the base, shopping malls and Northeast Creek Park! Living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling, garage, fenced in yard and located on a corner lot. Buyer can move in until closing! Seller will pay up tO $3,500 toward Buyer closing costs. A great deal! Motoko Philpott (910) 459-6801, Choice Realty 206 VICTORY WAY. Just reduced Almost sold out! Only 4 more new construction homes in Liberty Hills. READY TO MOVE IN - GREAT LOCATION & GREAT PRICE! Two story, 3BR, 2.5 bath home with extra room for den/office. Tucked away on the end of a cul-de-sac on .72 acre lot. Back deck overlooks private wooded back yard. Comes with 1 car garage. Up to $2,500 toward buyers closing costs. Only $157,900! Peggy Stanley (910) 359-9787, Choice Realty 217 PALOMINO LANE, CAPE CARTERET$179,900 This cute home is light and bright inside with a formal dining room. About mid-way between Camp Lejeune & Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 or 287 BARRINGTON RIDGE, NEWPORT- $179,000 3 bedroom/2 baths... Located between Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 800-752-3543 or www.BluewaterMilitary.Com 303 FOXHALL ROAD, NEWPORT$159,000 3 Bedroom and 2 Bath! One level home in great condition within short drive to Morehead & Cherry Point! Call Bluewater Real Estate or 31 RIEGEL DRIVE. Affordable 3BR home located less than 4 miles from Camp Lejeune and less than 3 miles from nearest water access! This beautiful home features a spacious living room, large dining room & a roomy kitchenwith a gas range & refrigerator! This lot is almost 1/3 acre. Huge shed & chainlink fenced yard with gated access to driveway! Excellent long. term investment opportunity!! Jonathan Strader 910340-4480, Choice Realty 311 APPALOOSA CT, SWANSBORO$184,900 Spacious ranch-style home on over an acre! About mid-way between Camp Lejeune & Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 800-752-3543 www.BluewaterMilitary.Com 353 HIGHWAY 172. Tired of the main gate traffic? This 3BR, 2BA home is located on Highway 172 with quick access to the back gate. With 1 acre, a fenced back yard and large deck, it’s perfect for BBQ’s and entertaining. The side entrance 2 car garage provides plenty of storage space. This home has an Eat-In Kitchen with a sky light and brand new carpeting throughout. Qualified Buyer Can Move In Before Closing!!!Melony Thimmes (910) 467-1413, Choice Realty

614 SANDRIDGE RD Hubert, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, privacy fence. $900/month. Call 910-326-7222

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358 WATERSEDGE DRIVE, EMERALD ISLE- $135,000 The interior has been totally updated. Looks like a model home. Owner has one share ownership in mobile home park. Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128. 418 STONEYBROOK, CAPE CARTERET- $128,000 Open and spacious, this split flr plan doublewide has been meticulously maintained, great location to either base! Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128. 504 CLYDE DRIVE. Great 4BR, 2BA in the Northwoods Subdivision. New roof, new vinyl, new windows, new exterior and interior doors. All hardwood through out the house has been refinished. HVAC and appliances replaced in 2003. Close to bases, shopping and schools. Vikki Stumpf 910-265-6901, Choice Realty 627 SOUTH HAMPTON DRIVE. Cute 3BR, 2BA home with one car garage located just minutes from the main gate of Camp Lejeune. New carpet, paint, vinyl siding and new roof. All appliances stay including washer and dryer. Central location close to schools, shopping and base. Vikki Stumpf 910-265-6901 Choice Realty 678 SANDRIDGE RD, HUBERT$169,500 Just minutes from Camp Lejeune back gate! This is a must see! Approx 1/3 AC fenced in. Call Bluewater Real Estate 8 0 0 - 7 5 2 - 3 5 4 3 . www.BluewaterMilitary.Com 706 SHADOWRIDGE ROAD. Beautifully remodeled 3BR, 2BA home with one car garage. Great looking kitchen with new appliances, new flooring and lots of cabinet space. Living room with brick fireplace and new ceramic tiled flooring. New wood laminate flooring in Master Bedroom. New HVAC. Located on desirable corner lot in Brynn Marr subdivision. Close to everything! Lisa Hamner (910) 467-6530, Choice Realty 772 WEST FIRETOWER RD, SWANSBORO- $222,500 Nice & open great room, bonus room, & screen porch overlooking an in-ground pool. Located between Camp Lejeune and Cherry Pt. Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 or 803 COURTYARD W, Newport$124,000 This 2 bedroom condo is in great shape! Great location to either base! Call Bluewater Real Estate 866-467-3105 or

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y definition, the word crazy means intensely enthusiastic and passionately excited. So when groups of people jump into large bodies of chilly waters, it’s safe to say they may be a little batty. Unless, of course, they’re “Freezin’ for a reason.” Nearly 400 Onslow County citizens, Marines and their families dove into the new year and the waters at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for the annual Onslow County Special Olympics Polar Plunge fundraiser, Saturday. “Special Olympics is a great cause,” said Col. Daniel J. Lecce, commanding officer for MCB Camp Lejeune. “(The Polar Plunge) gives people a reason to participate in officially-sanctioned craziness.” While jumping into freezing-cold waters may seem wacky, the event raised more than $24,000 and gave bragging

rights to every participant. “This is the only fundraiser we do all year,” explained Dawn McCullen, the OCSO local coordinator. “With the support, it means the program can continue to go on and the kids can go to all the events instead of picking and choosing.” Competition was the name of the game and getting sufficiently soaked was only the beginning. Several businesses and organizations, including groups from MCB Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, have created friendly rivalries while participating as teams at the Polar Plunge throughout the years. While raising funds is the focus, the costumes are the real scene-stealers of the day. Petty Officer 2nd Class Leesha Keith led her team from the main operating room at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune wearing full surgical attire. “Our motto in the main operating room is ‘cold hands, warm hearts,’” she said. “Helping people is what we do.” Not to be outdone, the always colorful team from MCAS New River took on the theme of rock stars and roadies and SEE PLUNGE 4D

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((Top) The first wave of 400 community members run toward tthe cold waters at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base C Camp Lejeune during the Special Olympics Polar Plunge ffundraiser, Saturday. (Above) Members of the Where’s Waldo tteam pose during judging at the Special Olympics Polar P Plunge, Saturday.

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(Above) Military children pose after participating in the sandcastle contest at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Onslow Beach, Marine (Left) Saturday. River’s New Station Air Corps rock stars and roadies play for the crowd before diving into the waters at Onslow Beach for the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser, Saturday.

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‘Muppets’ return with old favorites, new friends Now playing at Camp Lejeune “THE MUPPETS” (PG) “The Muppets” are making their comeback with staging an overly ambitious telethon. This Muppet caper is about an evil oil man who discovers black gold where the Muppet Theater resides. With the help of three fans, the Muppets must reunite to save their old theater. Walter, the world’s biggest and most devoted Muppet fan, from Smalltown USA, who is currently in Los Angeles, discovers the plan of oil man Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil beneath the Muppets’ former stomping ground. Along with his best friends, Gary and Mary, Walter joins Kermit to hatch a plan to stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the Muppet theater. Now they need to round up the rest of Kermit’s gang which is not an easy task, since Miss Piggy is a big wig at the Paris Vogue office; Fozzie has a gig in a Reno casino, performing with a tribute band called the Moopets; Gonzo owns a successful plumbing company; and Animal is in a clinic in Santa Barbara, Calif., dealing with anger management issues. Jason Segel can be seen as Gary; Amy Adams portrays Mary; and Chris Cooper is Tex Richman. Puppeteer Peter Linz lends his voice to Walter’s

endearing character. Alan Arkin, Zach Galifianakis, Rashida Jones, Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black and Emily Blunt are some of the big celebrities who can be seen in cameo appearances. James Bobin is making his big screen directing debut with this muppet fare, following a script by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller that pays tribute to Jim Henson’s genius, who died in 1990. “The Muppets” is a long-awaited feature film of the familiar gang last seen 12 years ago. This comeback is quirky and cute, has a lot of heart, and should be a big hit for all the fans of the Muppets. Now playing in Jacksonville “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO” (R) “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a hard core crime thriller based on the first chapter of Stieg Larsson’s popular Millennium trilogy. A disgraced journalist and a computer hacker unravel a horrific family history when they investigate the case of a woman who disappeared 40 years ago. Daniel Craig (“Cowboys & Aliens,” “Defiance”) stars as Mikael Blomkvist, a magazine publisher who is determined to restore his honor after being convicted of libel. Trying to put some distance between himself and the fallout of his conviction, the now free-lance reporter retreats to a remote

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FRIDAY “New Year’s Eve,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1,” PG-13, 9:15 p.m. SATURDAY “Arthur Christmas,” PG, 3:30 p.m.; “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “The Sitter,” R, 9:15 p.m. SUNDAY “The Muppets,” PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Happy Feet 2,” PG, 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY “The Sitter,” R, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY “Immortals,” R, 7:30 p.m.


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LATTER DAY SAINTS Camp Geiger Chapel Worship Service: Sunday 5 p.m. Courthouse Bay: Sunday 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 381-5318. 2T7:1 LIVE (Youth Group) Meets in Bldg. 67 (Second Deck in Classroom 2) Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. PROTESTANT Main Protestant Chapel (Bldg. 16) Worship Service: Sunday 10 a.m. Children’s Church and Youth Service provided

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yarn, even so the material is known to most avid readers. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson’s best-selling trilogy, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is the first in the series. (Larsson died in 2004 of a heart attack and his trilogy books were published posthumously and became instant best sellers). “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a very disturbing, brutally graphic, gritty and violent thriller that is not likely everybody’s cup of tea. Ms. Huneycutt is the public affairs assistant at the Base Public Affairs Office.

For information on concerts, festivals, special events and classes up and down the Carolina coast, check out What’s happenin’ Carolina each week. To add your event, e-mail Space is limited to availability.

Special election Today, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools Board will hold a special election to fill a recent vacancy on the board at each of the CLDS. Two candidates, Kathy Hall and Marc Massie, will be running for the open position. The term of office is three years. Eligible voters are parents or legal guardians of students legally enrolled in CLDS at the time of the election. Parents will be able to vote at any one of the seven schools and each parent or legal guardian is entitled to one vote. Balloting must be done in person, at the time of the election. Individuals who vote will be required to show proof of identification and sign the voter registration log. For more information, call 451-2461. Free movie Tomorrow, 6:30 p.m. The Harriotte B. Smith Library aboard MCB Camp Lejeune will provide a free showing of the familyfriendly film “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.” Bring the kids out for a good time. For more information, call 451-5724. Jeff Dunham “Controlled Chaos” show Jan. 16, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Comedian Jeff Dunham will be performing two free shows at the Base Theater aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. Bringing his most famous friends like Peanut, Walter and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Dunham will have you laughing out loud. Tickets are free for authorized Department of Defense identification cardholders with a limit of two tickets per ID. Ticket distribution will begin at 11 a.m. the day of the performance at the Base Theater. Parental discretion is advised, as it is not recommended for children. For more information, call 451-2785 or visit jeffdunham.

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are also Stellan Skarsgard (“Thor”) as Martin Vanger; Mads Mikkelsen (“The Three Musketeers”) as Armansky; Robin Wright (“Moneyball”) as Erika Berger; and Joely Richardson (“The Patriot”) as Anita Vanger. Director David Fincher (“The Social Network,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Panic Room,” “Fight Club”) takes on the task of bringing this remake of the compelling 2009 Swedish film of the same name to the American screen. Fincher did an excellent job in revisiting the intense storyline of the popular pulp thriller and draws the viewer into this creepy

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Backpack Repack Jan. 28, 2 to 4 p.m. Get ready to celebrate the 100th day of school at the Tarawa Terrace Community Center aboard the MCB Camp Lejeune housing area. Bring your children and their backpacks to get organized and freshen up their schools supplies. Children can also participate in backpack crafts and learn how to properly carry their bag for good back health. The event is free and open to all authorized DoD identification cardholders. For more information, call 450-1687. Daddy/Daughter Dance Feb. 11, 6 to 9 p.m. Be the knight in shining armor for your princess at the event just for you at Marston Pavilion aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. Tickets are $25 per couple and $10 for additional daughters and are available at Marston Pavilion and Paradise Point Officers’ Club from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 451-2465.


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A couple looks over their workbook during Marine Corps Community Services’ Marine Corps Family Team Building Marriage Enrichment Workshop at Midway Park, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area, recently. Through the workshop they spent the time learning techniques and gaining a better understanding of the ways relationships work.

Couples learn marriage education key to success LANCE CPL. JACKELINE M. PEREZ RIVERA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Breck Bregel, a retired Navy chaplain and life skills trainer with Marine Corps Community Services’ Marine Corps Family Team Building aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, feels that investing into one’s marriage leads to great results. “When people face the end of their life, they say having kids and getting married were the most important part,” said Bregel, who along with chaplains throughout Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, teaches Family Team Building’s monthly Marriage Enrichment Workshop. “These are also the two things most people are unprepared for. We’ll spend our lives going to school learning history dates and never use a single one of them after we become adults.” He also explained, “Everything that you learn about marriage you can use. It’s amazing what a little marriage education can do.” During the last workshop, seven couples from MCB Camp Lejeune decided to take some of those steps to invest into their relationship. They spent the time learning techniques and gaining a better understanding of how to obtain a healthy and thriving relationship. The workshop uses Prevention and

Relationship Enhancement Program material and instruction. PREP workshops are based on 30 years of research on marriages and relationships from institutions such as the University of Denver. “It’s not therapy,” said Bregel. “It’s an educational setting. People think we’ll make them talk about their struggles or their conflicts. That’s not what we do. It’s all about the couple coming together and learning how to live a better life.” The class began with instruction from Bregel and Lt. Doyl McMurry, the chaplain with Headquarters and Support Battalion, MCB Camp Lejeune, discussing topics such as healthy communication, danger signs, hidden issues that prevent marital closeness, managing expectations, forgiveness, healthy sexuality and other topics. It included videos showing real couples and time for practical applications of techniques discussed. The instructors shared anecdotes creating a casual, light atmosphere. “They let you (talk it out) among yourselves but they always draw you back in,” said Brook Garcia, a participant in the workshop. “It lets you see you’re not the only ones. The couple next to you is going through the exact same thing.” Brook and her husband, Lance Cpl. David Garcia, an electrician with 2nd Marine Logistics Group, came to gain a better understanding of each other and

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Lance Cpl. David Garcia, an electrician with 2nd Marine Logistics Group, shares his thoughts during Marine Corps Community Services’ Marine Corps Family Team Building Marriage Enrichment Workshop at Midway Park, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area, recently. their marriage. “One of my buddies did this and he and his wife seem a lot happier,” said David. “I feel like we could use some of the help they offer.” The Garcias feel people procrastinate and let their insecurities get in the way of bettering their marriage.

“(People say) they’ll go next month,” said Brook. “If they want to make things better in their marriage, even if things feel fine, (they should) come for a crash course.” For more information about future workshops, call 451-0176.

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(Top left) A Special Olympics athlete builds a sandcastle during a competition at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge fundraiser at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Saturday. (Bottom left) Col. Daniel J. Lecce, commanding officer MCB Camp Lejeune, hurries out of the chilly waters at Onslow Beach during the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Saturday. (Above) Team members from the main operating room at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune warm up before jumping into the ocean for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Onslow Beach, Saturday. PLUNGE FROM 1D resembled a collage of 1980s hair bands. “We love the (Special Olympics),” explained Kathy Zerba, MCAS New River team leader. “We’re very motivated and devoted to raising money for the cause.” Other costumes included the Onslow County Sheriff ’s Department in orange jumpsuits, several participants in the familiar red and white stripes of Where’s Waldo and the cast of the hit-reality series, “The Jersey Shore.” “The word is getting out that this is a big fun event,” said Dora Gaskins, the local Special Olympics public relations and fundraising chairperson. “The costumes get more elaborate each year.” The purpose of Special Olympics strikes a chord with every plunging participant. “A lot of (Marines) have family members back home with special needs,” McCullen stated. “We have repeat Marines every year wanting to come out and help.”

Let me win. But if I cannot, let me be brave in the attempt. Special Olympics motto

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 3.7 million athletes in more than 170 countries. Christina Diederich, a training, education and outreach specialist with the Exceptional Family Member Program aboard MCB Camp Lejeune, was thankful for the attention the plunge brings. “I think Special Olympics is hugely successful in reaching the numbers of families in the community with children with special needs,” she said. “Having an event like this that is fun, and slightly crazy, is great.”


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Keeping an eye on the moderate temps, meteorologist Skip Waters assured the athletes they wouldn’t freeze. “The water temperature ranges from 50 to 50.4 degrees,” he announced. “Last year, the air temperature was 38 and the water was 42 degrees. It’s not that bad at all.” Waters also commented on how in the 1950s growing up, if a child wasn’t like everyone else and had special needs, they were forced to stay home because there was nothing for them to do. “There have been a lot of changes in the past 60 years,” he said. Retired Sgt. Maj. Michael Cline, who emceed the event, noted how important

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very woman has the right to be safe. Domestic violence has an enormous negative impact on the physical and mental health of women. It is a complex issue and women experiencing domestic violence need individual support and access to a variety of services. “I was once a victim of domestic violence,” said Sharon Alomari, a victim advocate aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “Now, married again, there are still trust issues regardless of who I’m in a relationship with, but now I have the knowledge and tools to support myself.” A women’s support group held at the Cmdr. Charles K. Springle Training Center every Tuesday aboard MCB Camp Lejeune was designed for past and present victims of domestic violence with a goal of educating participants in a safe and supportive environment. This dynamic, sevenweek education and empowerment program is based on the Women’s Awareness, Knowledge and Education support group, created by the Family Advocate Program earlier this year. WAKE is a genderspecific support group

for women who have an open low-level, low-risk case with the Family Advocate Program. Low-level, low-risk cases involve active-duty members and their spouses or intimate partners who have had an abuse incident where there are only minor injuries or none at all. Only after a face-toface risk assessment with both parties is conducted can the risk for further abuse be assessed as low. These cases also require both spouses to agree to participate in treatment services recommended by their assigned FAP clinician. In addition, the FAP manager and the service member’s command must agree with the clinician’s recommendation. Once the case is deemed low-level, lowrisk, the active-duty female service member or female spouse of an active-duty service member would be referred to the support group. The program operates for seven consecutive weekly sessions that must be completed by all women, whether they are the active-duty member or spouse. In addition, other counseling sessions and classes may be recommended by a case manager. Using a psychoeducational model, which is also a brief counseling technique, the support group helps address maladaptive behaviors that result in non-productive

outcomes, such as physical, mental and emotional abuse. “This support group is designed to empower women to take ownership of their behaviors that can cause conflict in marriage and other interpersonal relationships,” said Towanda Jackson, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and FAP case manager. Not only does this support group take a therapeutic approach to help women, it helps with self reflection and healing emotional wounds. “The ultimate goal of the program is to strengthen military families, by interrupting the cycle of violence and helping women increase their sense of self awareness,” said Jackson. “In some aspects, the entire FAP staff have contributed to the manifestation of this intervention and prevention support group. I am very excited about this new support service and humbled to have been given the opportunity to support our military families.” The program is a closed-group format, which means that all of the members will start and finish the program together, increasing the chance to develop a bond and perhaps continue to support each other after they complete the program. For registration and a brief needs assessment, call 451-2864.

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A women’s support group held at the Cmdr. Charles K. Springle Training Center every Tuesday aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was designed for past and present victims of domestic violence with a goal of educating participants in a safe and supportive environment.



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Chaplain’s Corner Let providence lead your life LT. JOSEPH HAN

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“I’m living the dream,” I told my wife the other day. What dream is that? To be a Navy chaplain. I know what you’re thinking. Of all the wonderful, spectacular things to aspire to, your dream was to be a chaplain? Sounds crazy I know, but let me explain. Ever since I could remember, I wanted to bring two realities together – military and ministry. I was unable to attend any of the service academies because of a host of disqualifying issues, so I resigned myself to other paths. Because my denomination was not yet recognized by the Department of Defense, I was unable to receive an endorsement to enter the Chaplain Corps. The doors kept closing one by one. I continued serving my local parish faithfully for ten years. Throughout this time, God was honing my ministry skills and leading me through some tough experiences. At the age of 39, I received the call from God. This was confirmed by two trusted friends who independently echoed this call at almost the same time. I called the recruiter’s office and here I am, living the dream come true. Have you ever wondered to yourself, “I can’t believe I’m here, doing what I’m doing.” Have you ever asked yourself, “How did I ever get here?” The Bible gives the answer. It’s not by accident, luck, chance, or even serendipity. It’s not coincidence. It’s providence! It is the hand of God working, guiding, and sustaining all things in the universe, including your life and mine. As you listen to Marines reflecting on their individual career paths, you often hear tales of unexpected detours, delays, and last minute change of orders. It’s what I like to call the “P-factor.” Providence. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Look for the unexplainable happenings, openings, and opportunities in life. People, situations, and detours that come your way may be the hand of providence at work. You may call it whatever you will. But consider the reality that the God who created the universe, who created you, loves you and is providing for you in ways you could not possibly fathom. The third stanza of the hymn Amazing Grace goes like this: “Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come. Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.” From start to finish, it is providence.

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I am the queen of excuses. When my behavior is less than exemplary or there is something I simply do not want to do, I shine my crown, open my treasure chest and pull out the perfect excuse for

the situation. And if that doesn’t work, I blame someone else. My kingdom is popular, thriving and growing at a rapid pace, and odds are high you’ve visited on more than one occasion. There’s only one problem – I’m ready to rescind my throne. Any takers? I have come to the conclusion that excuses are merely quick fixes, not long term repairs, like using toothpaste to patch up a hole in the wall. Recently, I heard someone compare excuses with sweatpants. Even if you

gain a few pounds, they still fit and boy, are they comfortable. But no one ever changed the world while being comfortable. An excuse is an invalid reason for neglect of duty. More pointedly, it’s the lie that we tell ourselves to get out of something. We all have stockpiles of perfectly crafted justifications. I acted like a jerk because I’m tired. I said those things because I was mad. Don’t you say things you don’t mean when you’re mad? I was hungry. You can’t expect me to think rationally when my stomach is

empty. Sure, I acted like a raging lunatic, but what do you expect? I needed chocolate. On and on they go, setting the foundation for a life as stable as a house of cards. One wrong move and it all comes crashing down. We teach our children early on that no matter the circumstances there is no reason to do wrong, and we make them face the consequences of their actions. Not allowing them to make excuses now sets them up to be faithful and reliable in the future. Shouldn’t we hold SEE EXCUSES 7D

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that your stomach will probably growl. But I am no longer willing to let my excuses, rational or not, keep me from what I am supposed to do and who I am supposed to be. When someone tries to dislodge our cop-outs, our natural tendency is to hold on tighter. But what would happen if you began to live your life refusing to make excuses? You could be the person you were always meant to be. You wouldn’t have to hide behind your socioeconomic backgrounds, your traditions, your fears or your past. You could determine that those things won’t hold you back from moving forward. You could get that degree, lose that weight, or do that thing you told yourself you could never do because no excuse is big enough to stop you. I no longer want to be the queen of excuses but rather the duchess of determination. No more excuses. Who’s with me?


done. It is the linebacker of emotions that blocks the truth from getting to the heart of the matter. One thing I love about the Marine Corps is that it makes no excuses. It expects and demands the best out of each Marine. Anything less is unacceptable and dangerous. At recruit training, you were tired, angry, hungry and probably, at times, somewhat scared, but you knew none of those excuses would hold up, so you just kept going. Your leaders knew what you could do, knew what you were capable of, which is why they continue to push. They called forth every bit of ability in you while they could because they wanted you to live up to your full potential. If only we all had that kind of accountability. It’s not that our excuses are invalid. Many of them are perfectly rational. When I miss a few hours of sleep, of course I’m going to struggle to stay awake at my desk, and when you miss a meal, it’s completely true


EXCUSES FROM 6D ourselves to the same standards? Excuses, especially habitual ones, blind us to the truth and are rooted in pride. We see our irresponsible behavior as loosening up instead of spiraling down. We make decisions with only ourselves in mind instead of considering the thoughts and feelings of others. We rationalize it all by shrugging it off and inserting our favorite excuse. We have learned to revel in our rationalizations. They are perfect. However, I have found as soon as someone else offers up their own, I feel nothing but disdain for them. Isn’t it funny how if we don’t, without question, accept others’ excuses, we are accused of being hateful or prejudice or closeminded, and if they won’t accept ours we feel the same way toward them? There’s a reason they say pride comes before the fall. Pride keeps us in the dark and causes us to avoid confronting who we really are and what we’ve




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The American Red Cross Office will be taking applications for the upcoming Dental Assistant Program from Red Cross volunteers who have completed 75 hours of volunteer time by Jan. 20. The program will start in March. program is open to current military identification cardholders who have a high school diploma or equivalent and up-to-date immunizations. The program begins with two weeks of full time classroomtraining followed by 550 hours of practical experience working as a Dental Side Assistant. Upon successful completion of the program at the end of six months, you will receive a completion certificate.The next next Red Cross Orientation will be Jan. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Red Cross office at 1108 Birch Street. For more information, call 451-2173.

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