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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit


arines and sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit celebrated Thanksgiving Day aboard the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group Nov. 22.

All three ships, USS Iwo Jima, New York, and Gunston Hall, served a traditional Thanksgiving meal including turkey, trimmings and desserts as they sailed throughout the 6th Fleet in support of maritime security operations. The 24th MEU is deployed as an expeditionary crisis response force in readiness and has been deployed since March 2012.

Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl

Members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group participate in a 5K Thanksgiving fun run aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima Nov. 22. The fun run is part of the Thanksgiving celebration coordinated by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program for the Marines and sailors. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima ARG and is currently in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

2nd Marine Expeditionary Diplomats, elders discuss security, Brigade Command achievements at Sangin Peace Jirga Element reactivates SANGIN DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN


II Marine Expeditionary Force

The Marine Corps reactivated the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Command Element Nov. 20 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. As a subordinate command of II Marine Expeditionary Force, the reactivation of the 2nd MEB Command Element is in line with the commandant of the Marine Corps' direction to stand up a permanent command element at Camp Lejeune. The reestablishment of the permanent command element strengthens the Marine Corps' ability to prepare for and respond to crisis and contingency operations that may occur around the world. The reactivation of 2nd MEB, commanded by Brig. Gen. John K. Love, will provide II MEF and the nation with a rapid response capability centered on a one-star staff to execute a range of missions. It will enhance the Corps’ expeditionary readiness by providing a scalable, standing, joint-capable, deployment-ready headquarters element to enable the introduction of follow-on forces if required. The 2nd MEB command element is scheduled to be fully operationally capable by the end of fall 2015. The 2nd MEB command element will not have permanently assigned subordinate forces, though it will establish habitual relationships with its associated major subordinate elements through planning and exercise activities. When task-organized for crisis and contingency operations and exercises, 2nd MEB will look to draw its aviation, ground, and logistics elements from II MEF to form a Marine AirGround Task Force. In September, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented the highly esteemed Presidential Unit Citation to 2nd MEB for outstanding performance in action against enemy forces while designated as MEB-Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from May 2009 to April 2010. The MEB conducts the semi-annual Exercise Atlantic Response in North Carolina, and is the Landing Force for the annual Exercise Bold Alligator, the largest amphibious exercise on the east coast of the U.S.


Regional Command Southwest

James Cunningham, the ambassador to Afghanistan, Nic Hailey, the British deputy ambassador to Afghanistan, Chairman Salahuddin Rabbani, the chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, and Gov. Naeem, the governor of Helmand province, met with several village elders during the Sangin Peace Jirga Nov. 20. The diplomats spent the morning and early afternoon enjoying chai tea and lunch while discussing the major security gains in the Sangin District, as well as the needs and wants of the community leaders. “I’m here today to come with the Chairman of the High Peace Council Salahuddin Rabbani,” said Cunningham. “He is attending a Peace Jirga here, an important event in Sangin, and I’ve wanted to come here for some Photo by Sgt. John Jackson

Gov. Naeem, the governor of Helmand province, speaks to a village elder at the Sangin Peace Jirga Nov. 20. During the Jirga village elders from Sangin were able to speak with Afghan and international diplomats about security, peace and the gains Sangin, the once insurgent stronghold, made.

time. This is my first visit to Sangin, and I am very impressed with what I’ve seen so far.” Sangin, a small community located next to the Helmand River, was a notorious insurgent stronghold throughout the past several years. However, U.S. and coalition forces, along with their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts, worked diligently to rid the area of the enemy and enemy supporters. During the Sangin Peace Jirga the government officials had a chance to speak with village elders about peace agreements, and how peace will be achieved not only in the district but throughout Helmand province and Afghanistan. “It needs to be shaped around three principals,” said Cunningham. “The renunciation of violence, SEE ELDERS 7A

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BaseLegal Base Legal By M.S. Archer

Marital separation agreements: Smart way to simple divorce On any given day, the majority of legal assistance clients are looking for help concerning family law issues, usually divorce. The legal assistance office can explain the rules and procedures, and prepare a marital separation agreement. If North Carolina has jurisdiction to hear the case, the office can also prepare a divorce petition asking the court to adopt the terms of the MSA in its decree, and provide clients with instruction on filing and proceeding in the local courts. If another state will be hearing the case, the petitioner will need counsel in the state to petition for a divorce decree incorporating the MSA. There are two ways to get a divorce, the hard way and the much harder way. The hard way is to execute a written agreement resolving the issues, and then ask a judge to incorporate the terms of the agreement into the terms into the divorce decree. The harder way, by far, is to fight all the issues in court. The MSA is a contract between estranged spouses in which they resolve issues that would otherwise have to be decided by a judge. In the MSA, the parties decide who will be responsible for any outstanding balance on car loans, mortgages, personal loans and other debts. The MSA also addresses the division of assets, including investments, bank accounts, personal property, vehicles, real estate, and any military or civilian pensions.

It resolves issues concerning child custody and visitation, and support payments for the child and spouse. It addresses a number of other issues as well, including, but not limited to medical and dental insurance, life insurance, survivor benefits, and the payment of income taxes and distribution of any refund check. It is a complicated legal document, which should never be drafted without the assistance of an attorney. The MSA is also an extremely useful document. First, it governs the rights and obligations of the parties prior to the divorce which, in North Carolina will be at least 366 days after the parties begin to live separately. Rather than arguing and fighting about the issues over the next year, they are all resolved in a written agreement. Secondly, the MSA makes divorce infinitely easier when the time comes. Instead of paying lawyers thousands of dollars and going through the time, expense, and torture of litigation just to have a stranger in a black robe decide what is fair, the parties resolve these issues themselves. When there is a MSA, the divorce petition simply asks the court to make the parties divorced and to include all of the terms of the MSA as terms of the judicial decree of divorce. Instead of the presentation of witnesses and evidence over multiple inconvenient hearings, the uncontested case with the MSA takes

a few minutes and the only costs are the fees for filing the petition. Like every other type of criminal or civil case, most divorces are ultimately resolved by agreement between the parties rather than being contested in front of a judge. However, what happens if the parties do not agree? In many cases, the parties do not see eye to eye, at least not at first. They will need to negotiate to reach agreement. There will be some give and take. Sometimes, one or both parties is clueless as to what a fair agreement looks like because they have no idea what the rules are, or worse, were given bad information from some recent divorcee. A visit to a legal assistance attorney may help in these cases. Sometimes, the sticker shock of paying a civilian attorney to litigate the matter brings the parties back to the negotiating table. Finally, divorce cases are messy and take time on the court’s docket therefore the judge may assign a mediator, the last ditch settlement effort. Ultimately, however, if the parties cannot agree, a judge decides for them. The Camp Lejeune legal assistance office takes walk-in clients, and provides a detailed seminar on divorce and separation every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Additional information is available at the legal assistance website including an article, “Divorce and Separation” in the “Domestic Relations” folder.

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Many service members know the Serviceman’s Group Life Insurance currently has a maximum coverage of $400,000, and individuals may elect in writing to be covered for a lesser amount or not at all. Part-time coverage may be provided for reservists who do not qualify for fulltime coverage and a spouse is covered for up to $100,000 while children can be covered up to $10,000 each. Premiums for all coverage are automatically deducted from the active-duty pay. What some may not know is at the time of retirement or separation from active duty the SGLI can be converted to Veteran’s Group Life Insurance. The cost for VGLI is paid by the government for the first 120 days from the discharge date. A retiree or veteran must elect to purchase the VGLI within the 120 days in order for the policy to be converted to VGLI without the possibility of being rejected due to prior existing illnesses or disease. A retiree or veteran may opt to convert after the 120-day period up to a year after leaving the service, but may be examined and rejected due to results of the physical or history of pre-existing conditions. This is why everyone is encouraged to convert the SGLI to

VGLI within 120 days of separation and to maintain it until obtaining other coverage. The price will rise for VGLI every four years. For example, what a person pays at retirement at 40 years old is $22 a month and will eventually cost $432 a month at age 62. The rise is consistent with civilian insurance rates. SGLI to VGLI conversion is primarily to provide temporary coverage for those who transition or provide coverage for those who could not obtain civilian coverage due to pre-existing medical problems. Spouses and children can be carried over with the member on VGLI for an additional cost and there are certain conditions when family coverage can be terminated. The VGLI is convertible at any time to a permanent plan policy with any participating commercial insurance company. There is one exception to the 120day rule – the SGLI Disability Extension, which states if a separating service member 100 percent disabled at time of separation they are eligible for free SGLI Disability Extension for up to two years paid by the government. Those covered under the SGLI Disability Extension are automatically converted to VGLI at

the end of their extension period. There were three instances this year when the disability extension worked for the benefit of medical retirees who failed to convert the SGLI to VGLI and died unable to obtain civilian insurance. The surviving spouses submitted request to VGLI Disability Extension Insurance with evidence statements that the deceased member was separated with 100 percent disability and was unemployed following separation. They received the full coverage amount because the members were considered mentally incapable of making good decisions concerning the insurance coverage. Retirees and veterans should look at their insurance coverage and not take anything for granted. They should convey to their family what would be available if they pass. Of the cases the Retired Affairs Office handles, 24 percent of retirees die with no insurance coverage and no Survivor’s Benefit Plan in place. Sadly, five retiree widows lost their homes in this year because of the lack of preparation on the part of the service member. For more information on converting SGLI to VGLI, call the Retired Affairs Office at 451-0287.

Resource Roundup By Mark Munger

Drug education for youth The ultimate goal of parenting is to empower children to build positive, healthy lifestyles as drug-free, successful citizens. Thankfully, military parents stationed here at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune have a Department of Defense-endorsed program to assist with this monumental task. The Drug Education for Youth program teaches children how to make difficult decisions and gives them a safe environment in which to practice making positive life decisions. DEFY is an outstanding program available to the youth of MCB Camp Lejeune, which helps them develop social and coping skills needed to resist drug abuse and illegal drug use. DEFY Program Coordinator, Loida Householder, explains the program. RR –Please explain the background of DEFY and how long MCB Camp Lejeune has been involved with the program? LH – The Secretary of the Navy initiated the DEFY program in 1993, and it is a locally-sponsored and operated program that defines the secretary’s commitment to enhance the stability of military family life. Since the program’s inception, DEFY is nationally recognized as a preemptive substance abuse prevention program using effec-

tive modern methods to help kids stay healthy and drug free. This coming year is the 10th year MCB Camp Lejeune sponsored this program. RR – DEFY is more than just a summer camp. How is the program structured to ensure the youth remain engaged for the long term? LH – DEFY is a year-long program for children ranging in age from nine to 12 that begins in July and continues through April of the following year. We make the program fun for our participants by including educational field trips and outdoor activities throughout the year. DEFY is a two-phased prevention program. Phase I, which is scheduled for July 9 through 19 next year is a structured eight-day, non-residential camp environment conducted during the summer. Phase II, consisting of monthly meetings from August 2013 through April 2014, is designed to reinforce the concepts and training received during Phase I. Throughout the school year mentors and staff provide positive support during group mentoring sessions and interactive workshops. RR – Does DEFY consist of more than just drug awareness? If so, what are some of the other topics the youth are challenged to think about? LH – During Phase I DEFY covers

topics on goal setting, leadership, teamwork, physical fitness and self-esteem. We participate in the President’s Fitness Challenge, which is another exciting element in the program. Throughout Phase II we invite guest speakers who cover a variety of topics from personal safety given by members of the Provost Marshall’s Office Crime Prevention Unit and conflict resolution, gang resistance and internet safety from Naval Criminal Investigative Agents as well as bullying, and study skills. RR – Are mentorship opportunities available for adults who want to participate? LH – We recruit volunteers, activeduty personnel or retirees prior to the beginning of Phase I. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working with kids, are energetic, motivated, like to have fun and most of all want to positively influence the lives of our youth. Thank you for taking the time to discuss the benefits of DEFY. This program helps raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and gangs, enables children to develop critical thinking and resistance skills, and provides the opportunity to enhance social skills. It is never too early to establish the foundation of tomorrow’s leaders. Call 4512865 for more information.

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NOVEMBER 29, 2012


Photo by Cpl. Timothy Lenzo

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, and other coalition service members enjoy a Thanksgiving Day feast Nov. 22. The dining facility was decorated with banners, happy Thanksgiving signs and festive table settings.


Thanksgiving in Helmand province CPL. TIMOTHY LENZO Regional Command Southwest


arines with 3 r d B a t talion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7 were in the holiday spirit this Thanksgiving. Thousands of miles from their loved ones, the Marines traded gathering with their friends and families for spending time with their brothers and sisters in arms. It’s hard for Marines to be away from home this time of year,” said Sgt.

Corey Branner, logistics and supply chief with the battalion. For Thanksgiving, the dining facility at Forward Operating Base Geronimo served a special menu for the Marines. They ate turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie. All their holiday favorites were available. It was a welcome boost of morale at a time when many Marines miss their families the most. It’s nice having a Thanksgiving Day meal rather than a (Meal, Readyto-Eat),” said Branner. “It helps the mindset of being away from home. A lot of these guys make groups of

close friends in the Marine Corps, and today we are able to talk about more than Afghanistan, FOB Geronimo and work.” Marines often refer to one another as brothers and sisters, and for deployed Marines during the holidays, the saying holds true. “They realize we are also their family,” said Cpl. Justin Burns, warehouse noncommissioned officer with the battalion. “They turn to their brother to the left and right of them and say, You are my family, let’s go eat dinner.” With the familiar Thanksgiving Day smells of turkey and gravy waft-

ing through the air, the Marines joked and shared stories. With the television playing sports in the background, it gave some Marines a familiar aura while deployed to another country. “I believe being away from their family for the holidays gives the Marines something to bond over,” said Cpl. James Smoak, warehouse chief with the battalion. “No one wants to be away from their family, but I look forward to the camaraderie and spending time with my fellow Marines.” This is Smoak’s fourth deployment and each deployment was during the

holiday season. He is accustom to not being home for Thanksgiving and said his family supports him. “My family understands this is my job,” said Smoak. “This is what I do, and this is the profession I chose.” Unlike Smoak, many of the Marines are on their first deployment to Afghanistan, and first away from their families and friends. “We have a young battalion and some good senior leadership,” said Branner. “I think the first time being away from home will be a humbling experience for them.” The new Marines had a welcomed surprise when

they arrived at the mess hall. The decorations and Thanksgiving Day menu helped boost morale. “I don’t think a lot of guys expected the mess hall to be decorated,” said Burns. “They had banners, cutouts and happyThanksgiving signs everywhere. It was really set up nice. They did a really great job for us.” The meal meant more to the new Marines than a different menu. In a country where holidays are still workdays, the pumpkin pie, turkey and camaraderie helped bring the Marines with 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines closer together as a family.

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(From left to right) Capt. Heather Ichord, Staff Sgt. Julie Seadler, Gunnery Sgt. Bernadette Shepard and 2nd Lt. Katherine Lindbom are the first females to hold billets with 2nd Tank Battalion. “I’m challenged daily here, and I enjoy it because it’s not the same day-to-day routine. It’s something new every day,” said Shepard, the administrative chief for 2nd Tank Battalion.

Female leadership sees positive responses from their Marines in 2nd Tank Battalion LANCE CPL. AUSTIN LONG 2nd Marine Division

Remember seeing the skit for the Annie commercials, “I can do anything you can do better, No you can’t?” In today’s society this humorous argument holds truth. The gender of a person doesn’t decide their proficiency. In an all-male combat unit, quite a few eyebrows were raised in a hesitant fashion whenever female Marines came walking down the hallways to report for duty. Although all of them are in support roles, they still are in direct contact with the men, but they don’t allow it to interfere with being proficient or in the way they lead their Marines. Gunnery Sgt. Bernadette Shepard, administrative chief with 2nd Tank Battalion, came to the unit because they needed a new admin chief while their previous one was on deployment. Shepard said her gender does not prohibit her from doing her duties. She is a Marine first and is treated like a Marine not any differently because she is a female. The only difference I notice,” said Shepard. “Is whenever I’m approaching the door with another Marine who

is male, regardless of their rank, will open it for me. I don’t feel like this is special treatment, because it isn’t. The Marine Corps teaches its male Marines to be gentlemen. And it is what the Marine Corps fundamentals are built on, being a professional gentleman at all times.” Two other female Marines have similar feelings about their positions with the battalion. Capt. Heather Ichord, logistics officer for 2nd Tank Battalion, and 2nd Lieutenant Katherine Lindbom, communications platoon commander with 2nd Tank Battalion, both share similar views about interacting with the battalion as Shepard. “I don’t see a difference. My peers see me as a Marine officer and my Marines see me as a captain of Marines who knows her job and does it well,” said Ichord. “What I noticed so far is I’m not judged based on my gender, but on my proficiency at my job, my leadership skills, and approach when handling the Marines and mission accomplishment.” Being a female platoon commander with an all-male platoon holds its challenges, but for one lieutenant it doesn’t stop her from having one successful mission accomplishment after another. “I took the Marines to the field several times,” said

Lindbom, and every time the Marines got the job done. I’m filling the billet while the other platoon commander is deployed to Afghanistan. The Marines seem to not have a problem with it or seem to treat me any different.” Lindbom said the Marines actually speak to her about problems going on in their lives. “It says something about you and your leadership skills when your Marines trust you enough to ask for advice on personal issues.” Maj. Melville M.J. Walters, the battalion executive officer for 2nd Tank Battalion, said, “The female Marines we have are good. They are solid leaders, they know their jobs, they know what they’re doing, they’re intelligent, they’re in good physical condition, and I think it’s what the Marines respond to. Good leadership is what the Marines are responding to.” Leaders of Marines, whether enlisted or commissioned, are not judged based on their gender. They are judged according to their proficiency. When you look at the entire battalion there are not any problems. The Marines respond positively and function well in the office and in the field. It is still the Marine Corps, a leader is based on their ability to lead and their job proficiency, not by what color they are, where they’re from, or their gender.

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(Left) Sgt. Sean Naquin, senior police adviser, Nawa Police Adviser Team, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, talks to new detainees at the police headquarters, Nov. 20. The team spent the last seven months training and advising Afghan Uniform Police and Afghan Local Police. (Below) Sgt. Sean Naquin, senior police adviser, Nawa Police Adviser Team, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, makes chai tea with Afghan Uniform Police Sgt. MahMad Dawood, Operational Coordination CenterDistrict radio chief, Nov. 20. Dawood said the Marines helped with Afghan Local Police academies and the different courses they taught the police.


Police Advisery Team watches Afghan police take control in Nawa CPL. TIMOTHY LENZO Regional Command Southwest

The Nawa police advisery team visited the Afghan Police Operational Coordination Center-District and surrounding precincts Nov. 20. The team met with precinct commanders, checked on detainees and assessed the continued stability of the OCC-D. “As the Nawa police advisery team, our mission is to assess and assist the Afghan police force on how they operate and conduct operations within the Nawa District,” said Sgt. Sean Naquin, senior police adviser, Nawa PAT, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7. The team spent the last seven months working closely with the Afghan Uniform Police and the Afghan Local Police. They oversaw the development of the Nawa OCC-D, an operations control room that allows different Afghan agencies to share information and coordinate operations. “The AUP and the ALP work together as one like our own sheriff department and city police,” said

Naquin. “In the OCC-D it was Marines, ANA and Afghan police, and we would all share information.” If there were improvised explosive devices found on an ALP patrol, they would share it with the ANA and vice versa. Then each side pushed the information to their higher commands. “That way we have constant communication within Nawa, with all the different units working in the area,” said Naquin. “It’s to optimize the information to ensure when the Marines leave, the police and the ANA have an understanding of how to communicate with each other.” After working for months with the Afghan police, the team began to see improvements in logistics and coordination. “Before we did not know how to use a map, (global positioning satellite) and grids,” said AUP Sgt. MahMad Dawood, the OCC-D radio chief. They helped us and trained us how to find grids on a map. Now we’re able to work well with the ANA.” After months of focusing on the control center, the advisery team realized

they were no longer needed in the OCC-D. First they moved their equipment outside the room. They were available if the Afghans needed them, but were not in the room itself. After transitioning to being outside, the Marines packed their gear and moved to Forward Operating Base Geronimo. The OCC-D is now completely run and operated by AUP and ANA personnel. The team also trained more than 75 ALP officers in their academies. The course covered everything including detaining suspects, marksmanship and evidence collection. “The academies were really helpful,” said Dawood. “Many times we found IEDs, but didn’t know how to take care of them. The Marines taught and trained us how to take care of the IEDs properly.” With the Afghan government and judicial system taking root, it was vital for the police to learn to collect evidence. “Our country has been doing this police thing for many years,” said Naquin. “This is the start for Afghanistan. Were our cops this good and know how to

do everything back in the day? Not without someone showing them and teaching them.” The Marines were impressed with the progress they saw in the Afghans’ evidence collecting. This skill was formerly a foreign concept in Afghan culture. “Evidence collecting is important because when they have a suspect, now they know how to prove (guilt or innocence) to a judge,” said Naquin. “They know now to take pictures, get (the judge)

this evidence and say this man was found with these IEDs, and here are the IEDs, and here are the pictures to prove it.” The Nawa PAT was successful because of their one-on-one time with the Afghans. Not only did they advise the police, they built friendships based on trust. “I didn’t think we would have such a good rapport with AUP,” said Naquin. “At first they were shy. Now they look forward to our visits.”

With their time in Afghanistan quickly coming to an end, the Nawa PAT is preparing for the next team of Marines to arrive. They will continue advising the AUP and ALP, keeping one thing in focus. “We are trying to make sure the Afghans are helping Afghans,” said Naquin. “When we leave, we want the Afghan police to be standing on their own, and they are making great progress toward the goal.”


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With the end of the war in Afghanistan drawing closer, the demand for an overwhelming presence of Marines is not needed. A transition to an Afghan-led country is steadily occurring, and with it, the redeployment of U.S. forces. Afghan independence means fewer Marines in Afghanistan, but these Marines need to be accounted for and proper planning must occur to get each of them home safely. This is where the job of Marine Air-Ground Task Force planning specialists like Cpl. Raymond H. Tulkki come into play. “Really simply, it’s redeployment planning,” said Tulkki, about what his job entails. “My responsibility is to make sure all the commands under us get help. We work with Regional Command Southwest and (Marine Corps Forces Central Command) to get these guys flights home. “Force management is a big part of it too. We have to make sure we don’t have too many Marines here,” Tulkki added. To ensure the numbers are correct and everything runs smoothly Tulkki attends meetings with the executive officer of Regimental Combat Team 7. “Every week we sit down with the XO,” said Tulkki. “We just look over to see how many guys we have on deck now and make sure the units coming in aren’t coming in too heavy.” Tulkki plays a vital role in a period of the war in Afghanistan where manpower management is critical. “It’s a numbers game right now. We’re drawing down,” said Tulkki. “We can’t have too many people here because it’s not really

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Cpl. Raymond H. Tulkki is currently deployed to Afghanistan with Regimental Combat Team 7. On his second deployment to Afghanistan, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force planning specialist saw Afghanistan at its highest troop numbers and now aids in the drawdown of U.S. service members as the Afghans take security of their own country. our fight anymore. We’re the support now for Afghanistan.” This is a change from his previous deployment to Afghanistan, where he saw a large increase in troops during the surge. “I was in Afghanistan from October 2009 to October 2010,” said Tulkki. “We got on deck when the surge came, so it was a lot of Marines. Now coming

ELDERS FROM 1A breaking ties with international terrorism, and respect for the Afghan constitution, which includes the human rights of all Afghans.” The peace jirga was another example of the gains accomplished throughout Helmand province and Afghanistan since the start of Operation Enduring Freedom. “If you compare today’s Afghanistan with the last 11 years, you will definitely see a lot of changes,” said Rabbani. “Of course we do still have problems, but we must not forget we are a country that has been through war and invasions for the last three and a half decades. But let me tell you, in the last 11 years there were achievements. We have now more than 8 million students going to schools and universities. We have free media. We have private sectors doing well. There was been some good progress in education and the economic field. But still, we do have challenges, and it will take some time. Overall, I would say we made quite good progress the last 11 years.” In addition to economic and education gains made throughout the country, the security of Afghanistan saw drastic improvements. Not only has security progressed, ANSF took the lead of security operations in

back it’s different because we’ve cut down.” “It’s not as many Marines, and the role changed with the transition of security,” Tulkki added. He saw both sides of his job, having to process Marines into Afghanistan in support of a troop surge, and now as a chief where he aids in monitoring the


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Bulldog soccer pushes through first season JESSIE HEATH

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persistence. It’s a lesson the Brewster Middle School girls soccer team is bound to learn this season. As the new team on the block, the members of the bulldogs’ soccer team are the definition of underdogs. With very few of their student–athletes able to rely on previous experience playing competitive school soccer, the team is building their legacy from the ground up. Armed with head coach Beverly Goehring and assistant coach Jackie Wagner, the lady bulldogs work hard to stay competitive against local opponents who have a much more mature and prepared school soccer team. It’s no easy task, but the young student–athletes are up for the it. Looking to

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Alanis DiCenso (left) and Bergen Banta (right), members of the BMS soccer team, communicate with each other as an opponent tries to break through them during a home soccer game aboard MCB Camp Lejeune recently.

their coaches, parents, peers and teachers for support, they don their shin guards every day for another practice and another game, ensuring another step toward victory for Brewster Middle School. Their pursuit of a better soccer team is obvious in the way they play. At the beginning of the season, the Bulldogs set out with a clear goal in mind – to be the best they could be. Armed with the knowledge their first season would set the tone for the rest of their program, they took to the field with vengeance rarely seen in such young athletes. “This is a new and different experience for these girls,” said Tracy Murdock, whose daughter plays defense for the Bulldogs. “Most of them have never played for a school team – I don’t think any of them have played for a school team.” As a brand new SEE BULLDOGS 7B

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So long, speckled trout

Trout evade anglers as cold fronts invade coast

It brings me great sadness to share some upsetting news with my fellow anglers. The hot trout bite finally bit the dust. Days of easy, painless trout fishing are no more. Trout are a finicky lot, and catching them is either really easy or next to impossible. Last Friday I made my way to the surf east of the Oceanana Pier, a location with more than its fair share of trout catches over the last month. Eagerly, I cast my line into surf and sat back to fill my cooler. Using live shrimp and a cork, I figured it would be more than easy to stock my fridge with enough trout to last a while. The trout, it seemed, had other plans. When I used shrimp, I was able to catch a few trout. However, when I switched my baits and attempted to reel in a few catches with MirrOlures, grubs or any other form of artificial bait, the trout would not bite. Soft and plastic baits had no effect on the trout bite. They would not even take the Gulp! baits, which is a common artificial bait for anglers along the Crystal Coast. I even tried bouncing a Kastmaster, and after two hours not a bump. The live shrimp

worked on speckled trout, red and black drum. I saw this at the Cape Lookout Rock Jetty last weekend as well. While this is certainly sad news to most anglers, rest assured the trout are still biting. Anglers have to have the right bait now, though, or they are sure to leave the surf or pier empty-handed. For anglers who are okay with buying enough live shrimp to fish for a cooler full of trout, I would suggest saving some room for red fish and black drum. All the rock jetties, including Radio Island and the area around the fuel tanks, have trout and drum. The marshes like the Haystacks and the middle creek marshes are also good fishing holes right now. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the White Oak River, near the Brickyard, or Queens Creek, where fish are still running. In addition, fish are still running in Bogue and Spooner’s Creek, and Gayle’s inlet. While the trout are starting to show a more selective side when it comes to picking the baits they want to bite, there is no denying the trout bite was excellent this year. With more than five weeks straight of hot trout activity, 2012 is sure to go down in the record books as the year of the trout. Although the surf fishing for trout will fade soon, the inside creek fishing should hold up all winter. On the other hand, the live shrimp are dwindling in numbers as the

temperature cools. With the sound and creek temperatures already in the 50-degree range, local shrimp boats are already facing trouble locating live shrimp. The local piers are beginning to close for the winter months. Oceanana and Bogue piers are both closed. Season ticket holders for the 2013 season still have access to the pier by using their distributed keys. These anglers are still able to catching drum, trout and blowfish. They are also catching a few sea mullet, but the consistency of all catches is spotty at best. Anglers who are new to the area should visit their local pier and ask how to obtain a season pass if they want to have full access to piers planning to close for the cold season. I would suggest doing so quickly, as piers will close without much notice and not open again until spring arrives. Off the beach, the false albacore tuna pushed offshore. With the cold water temperatures and calm seas last weekend, many anglers worked the Cape Lookout shoals area, the Atlas Tanker spot and the Northwest, searching for signs of giant bluefin tuna. With the abundance of menhaden still running along the coastline, anglers are sure to locate bluefin tuna soon, as they will begin to draw slightly closer to shore in their search for food. Anglers are still holding their breath, hoping for a strong season of striper fishing after several disappointing years. The last strong striper season on record was in December 1984. Both stripers and tuna would be welcome for the

local economy. Finally, for anglers looking for something a little more dependable, I would suggest trying your hand at offshore wahoo fishing. The wahoo bite remains as strong as ever, unaffected by the recent cold front and trout disappearance. Anglers are still catching wahoo and gaffer dolphin without too much work, and the calm seas lend themselves to long, lazy boat days as winter creeps closer. Try to get your boat out and enjoy the last few days of beautiful weather before another front heads our way and ushers all anglers back to the shoreline. Finally, to the trout, we bid you farewell. If you see it fit to not return to our region until next year, we wish you the best of luck in your ventures. Stay safe, stay warm, and return to us healthy, happy and hungry for all sorts of bites. Feel free to stick around a while longer if you’d like. We would certainly not object to your presence. However, should you feel the need to leave, you are now free to go. You will be missed, dear friends. The Ask Dr. Bogus Fishing show can be heard every Monday morning at 7:30 on 107.1 FM and 1240 AM, and can be accessed on the Coastal Daybreak Facebook page at any time. For full regulations on black drum catches visit web/mf/n.c.-saltwaterfishing-tournaments. For more information on upcoming fishing tournaments in the Crystal Coast call your local bait shops.

Embracing bald beauty

Colts cheerleaders buck back against cancer

Would you like to know a secret? There was a time in my life when I was completely bald and proud of it. I’m not alone. More than two dozen Indianapolis Colts athletes, as well as two Colts cheerleaders, are sporting lock-free heads this winter. It was all for a good cause. After the Colts’ head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year, members of the Colts family sprung into action, shaving their heads to raise money to benefit leukemia research efforts. As Pagano began his second round of chemotherapy in his efforts to fight back against leukemia, his athletes took matters into their own hands. Tweeting pictures and updates of themselves, more than 24 Colts members went bald in support of their head coach. The excitement didn’t stop with the football players, though.

It spread through the Colts like wildfire, and last Sunday, finally reached a level to gain national recognition Sunday when Megan and Crystal, two Colts cheerleaders, took their turn in the hot seat during the team’s winning game against the Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis’s Lucas Oil Field. Braving the clippers, the two NFL cheerleaders agreed to have their heads shaved when the team’s mascot, Blue, issued a challenge. If one Colts cheerleader could raise $10,000 for leukemia research by Nov. 25, she would have her head shaved. Both cheerleaders raised the necessary amount, and took the challenge seriously, agreeing to have their heads shaved in a public forum. Blue began the festivities by helping shave the first lock of hair from both Megan and Crystal’s heads before somebody more qualified took over. Having shaved my own head in support of cancer research once before, this story warms my heart and reminds me there are still highquality people in the public eye. In a season when most people are thinking about what they want in the upcoming holidays, the Colts are thinking about what they can do to give back. The Colts commitment to Pagano spread as far as fans. A local

barber shop offered to donate $10 toward leukemia research for anybody who voluntarily shaved their head. More than 800 fans answered the call without question. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not asking anybody to shave their head in support of cancer. I’m simply marveling at a team who would exhibit as much compassion and care for one of their own as to go to such extreme lengths. In this season of holiday giving, I cannot think of a better gift to give than the one the Colts gave Pagano. Fighting back against cancer is never a solitary act, and the Colts are kicking up their heels to make sure Pagano doesn’t do it alone. Knowing people are so supportive of you they would go to extreme lengths to shave their head and raise funds for research is an incredible gift to receive. I would know. I’ve been on the receiving end. Check out 5B to view the Globe’s Football Forecast and get involved for your chance to win big prizes. Access more information by visiting www.camplejeuneglobe. com or be our friend on the MCB Camp Lejeune Globe Facebook page. Do you tweet? Don’t forget to follow the @LejeuneGlobe Twitter account. Feel free to leave me a tweet @GlobeJessie.


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Merry Fitness 5K Saturday, 9 a.m. Dress in your favorite holiday attire and attend this community 5K to benefit the Girls on the Run and the STRIDE programs of the Wilmington Family YMCA. Located at the Jacksonville Commons Elementary School, the 5K will feature a flat, paved running course. Register online or the day of the race. Same-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. Packet pick-up for pre-registered applicants is tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Physical Therapy Clinic in Jacksonville. This race is part of the Marine Corps Community Services’ Grand Prix 2012 race series. For more information or to register visit Learn to Kayak Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Try your hand at learning a new skill with Outdoor Adventures’ safe and easy kayaking class. Held in the Area 2 pool, this class enables students to learn proper kayaking methods, safety procedures and boat nomenclature. The class is open to all authorized Department of Defense identification cardholders aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune ages 12 and older. The cost of the class is $20 and includes everything necessary for the course. Class size is limited. Interested patrons can register or learn more information at the Outdoor Adventures office or by visiting Santa Shuffle 5K and Grand Prix awards ceremony Dec. 8, 8 a.m. Put on your running shoes for the last Grand Prix race of the 2012 season. Held at the HITT Center on a flat asphalt course, this family-friendly run will help you and your family get into the holiday spirit. Don your favorite holiday clothes and help MCCS’s Grand Prix series staff celebrate another successful year of races by staying after the end of the race for the end-of-year awards ceremony. Pre-registration is open until Dec. 2. Late registration and race-day registration will also be available at a higher price. For more information on the Grand Prix races or the awards ceremony visit www. To register for the race or for more information visit e-5k-grand-prixawards-2012.

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Merry Fitness 5K expected to draw large crowd at Jacksonville Commons JESSIE HEATH Sports editor

Children are impressionable. With society bearing down on them to look a certain way, behave properly in every situation and meet the unreasonably high demands of physical appearance, it is no surprise so many children battle with body image. Luckily, there are two local programs designed to give pre-teen girls and boys a battle buddy for tough times. Saturday, they will gather to make great strides against negative body images.

Girls on the Run and STRIDE will hold a 5K at Jacksonville Commons Elementary School in Jacksonville, where more than 1,000 people are expected to gather. “We have almost 500 boys and girls who are supposed to be out on race day,” said Amber Rogers, the counsel director for the Coastal Carolina chapter of Girls on the Run. “Each runner has a buddy, so we are looking at nearly a thousand runners. Their families will also be out to run, giving our race probably over a thousand runners.” The Girls on the Run

and STRIDE programs are designed specifically to promote healthy body image and improve selfconfidence in young boys and girls. The 10–week programs encourage participants to develop healthy lifestyle habits, from healthy eating to strong character development. Each group of runners meets twice a week for a 10–week period and explores a different facet of healthy living together. Whether they are discussing communication skills or how to work as a team, one thing is always certain. They will run. “The whole concept of the program is to build self-esteem through running,” explained Rogers. “It’s a tool to build self confidence.” The Girls on the Run and STRIDE groups meet directly after school. Most schools hold meetings on campus, where students can get the most out of the program without having to take time to travel elsewhere. Administered by the YMCA of Wilmington, both programs are part of the

Coastal Carolina chapter, which serves 18 counties in eastern North Carolina. While Girls on the Run is a nationally recognized program, the YMCA of Wilmington felt compelled to offer something to pre-teen boys as well. With the help of the Brandywine Valley YMCA, they adopted the boys program, STRIDE, to offer something to young boys struggling with body image. “STIDE is a Brandywine Valley YMCA program, so it’s not affiliated with Girls on the Run nationally,” said Rogers. “But the curriculum and topics both groups talk about are very similar.” At the end of every 10–week session, participants have the

opportunity to take part in a celebratory 5K. Each celebratory 5K helps raise money to support the programs and provide necessary material and equipment to participants and running buddies. Saturday’s 5K will begin at 9 a.m. Participants can register online or the day of the race. The race is not limited to Girls on the Run or STRIDE participants and their families. Anybody who wants to support the programs is welcome to attend and participate in the 5K. “Parents get to be running buddies so we get the entire family involved on race day,” Rogers explained. “It’s really something to see. Everyone should make it if they can.” The Merry Fitess 5K is

part of the Marine Corps Community Services Grand Prix 2012 race series. Grand Prix participants can run the race and receive points toward their annual total for the Grand Prix series. Each Grand Prix runner will be responsible for providing correct information needed for totaling race points earned at the Merry Fitness 5K toward their annual total. For more information on the Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs of the YMCA of Wilmington visit gotr-stride. For more information on the Merry Fitness 5K visit www. jacksonville-nc/thephysical-therapy-clinicmerry-fitness-5k-2012.

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(Above) Seaman Sean M. Vincent, a corpsman with 2nd Dental Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, dribbles a basketball aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Nov. 20. Vincent played in Red Bull’s King of the Rock 2012 basketball tournament on Alcatraz Island, Calif.

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The dull sound of a basketball striking the court floor is enough to get his heart beating faster, and a beating heart is something with which he is familiar. Sean M. Vincent, a corpsman with 2nd Dental Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, participated in the Red Bull King of the Rock 2012 basketball tournament at Alcatraz Island, Calif., Sept. 22. For the 25-year-old this competition was 20 years in the making. He started playing basketball around the age of five at his parents’ urging. Vincent did not make it onto any high school basketball teams, much to his dismay. His coaches said he was too short. However, their rejections did not stop him. He continued to play the sport throughout Photo by Pfc. Sullivan Laramie high school anywhere he Seaman Sean M. Vincent, a corpsman with 2nd Dental Battalion, 2nd could. Marine Logistics Group, takes a shot on a basketball court aboard MCB After high school, Camp Lejeune Nov. 20. Vincent first played basketball at a young age and Vincent struggled to find continues to play after joining the Navy, traveling to Alcatraz recently. his place in the world. He bounced from job to job. College was difficult and very expensive, and he left after a few semesters. In April 2011 he was looking for a change. “I was 22 at the time, still living with my parents,” Vincent said. “I had to get out.” With college and work out of the question, Vincent said he couldn’t see himself getting where he wanted to be or doing the things he wanted to do

if he stayed in his hometown. It was then he met with a Navy recruiter and decided to enlist. Vincent went through Medical Corps School and field medical training, where he learned basic techniques such as intravenous therapy, and blood and marrow transfusions. Upon arriving aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Vincent volunteered for an intern position at the 2nd Dental Bn. prosthetics lab, where he makes stints, which are tubes used in surgery to keep blood vessels open, mouth guards and prosthetic teeth. The busy lifestyle of a corpsman didn’t kill his love for basketball, though. Vincent heard about a basketball tournament scheduled for July 20 from a friend. He decided he would try out for the game just for fun, though the $1,000 prize he learned about didn’t hurt. “I thought it was just for the base to build camaraderie,” Vincent said. “I just went out there and played. I didn’t expect I would win.” The tournament was not just for the base, however. It was actually a qualifying match for a bigger game, and Vincent quickly found himself with a ticket to San Francisco to play in the Red Bull King of the Rock 2012 basketball tournament on Alcatraz Island, Calif., in September. “I was in shock,” he said. “It really didn’t hit me right away. It didn’t seem like I was actually

going to California.” He said it became more surreal once he arrived. “It made me feel like I was one of the best players in the world,” he said. He began wondering if he was actually good enough to play in the tournament. The competition was among 64 of the best players from 24 countries, and each player had his own style. Many of the players were larger than Vincent’s 6-foot-4 inch, 173-pound frame. In the end, Vincent made it to the third round and final 16 players, and said it made him more confident than ever. “I feel like I trained hard,” Vincent said. “I didn’t play against easy opponents the first two rounds. I had to persevere because I wasn’t the biggest one out there. I had to play big whenever they got the ball.” Vincent said even though he didn’t make it to the final round, he still won. His prize was mental toughness and endurance. “It was freezing cold on Alcatraz Island,” he said. “The wind was blowing hard, and they gave us shorts. I think everyone in the tournament wore at least three layers of clothing. “It’s easy to shoot when the sun is out,” he added. “But when you’re out there and the wind is blowing, and there are cameras, people and microphones, you feel pressure. At the same time, you have to turn it off and focus on winning. You’ve got to stay focused, so I relate it to my job.”




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(Left) Members of the Brewster Middle School soccer team surround an opponent as they chase the ball down field during a home match against Jacksonville Commons Middle School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune recently. The Bulldogs first season was full of learning how to be a team and persevering the trials that accompany teamwork. (Right) A member of the Brewster Middle School soccer team outsmarts her opponent as she steals the ball during a home game against Jacksonville Commons aboard MCB Camp Lejeune recently. BULLDOGS FROM 1B team, the lady bulldogs faced challenges other local schools do not worry about, such as lack of experience and learning to work as a team. “Jacksonville and Onslow county is a big soccer area,” explained Murdock. “A lot of kids play around here, and their experience gives them an edge over a new team like Brewster’s. These girls have to learn as fast as they can.” Unlike teams in town, the majority of the Bulldogs team has limited experience with soccer. With parents deployed, and spouses trying to juggle multiple children and jobs, many are not able to play in the more competitive leagues in town. Instead they opt for joining the youth sports teams, where the focus of the game is more about providing a good quality of life and less about competing. While the base youth sports system is certainly a creative outlet for youth who desire to learn more about sports, it was a new experience for the Bulldogs to play off base. “This is different,” Murdock

admitted. “My daughter played softball this year and it was new then too, but soccer is just a little different. They have a lot of pride in playing for their school. You can see it when they are on the field. “Playing against other schools is tough, but they are starting to get more competitive. You can see little differences between their first game of the season and the way they play now. They’re learning.” Like all other sports teams at Brewster Middle School the members of the girls soccer team are part of an elite group within the student body and earned the position on the inaugural team. With their team into place, head coach Goehring and assistant Wagner, also faced their own set of challenges. Despite little experience coaching soccer, they stepped up without hesitation and worked hard to meet the expectations of the parents, their team and the school system. “The coaches are great,” said Murdock. “They stepped up and they have a lot of time and energy

invested in these girls, just so they can have a good soccer program to look forward to being part of.” While the BMS girls soccer team is halfway through their first season, they are still preparing to put their best foot forward and do their best to make their school proud of its first season. “It’s one thing to admire about Brewster,” Murdock explained. “When they decided to do sports they did it full out. They didn’t start off with just a few sports to see how it went. The school put everything they had into making sure it was a good program for our kids. “In the long run, I think it will also give the high school a little bit of an edge,” added Murdock’s husband. “This works as a feeder program for them now, and they Photos by Jessie Heath will eventually be getting these kids (Above) A member of the Brewster Middle School to join their teams. It’s a win for soccer team keeps her eye on the ball as she them too.” kicks it during a home game aboard MCB Camp Lejeune recently. (Below) The Brewster Middle For more information on the Brewster Middle School team visit School goalie, center, keeps the ball safe as her teammates surround her during a recent home game aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. une/bms/ or call 451-2561.

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Strategic mobility exercise revitalizes battalion | 2C THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera

The Wounded Warrior Complex aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is scheduled to open the Warrior Hope and Care Center Dec. 7 at Building PP-3 on Wounded Warrior Drive near Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.


The Wounded Warrior Complex aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is scheduled to commemorate the opening of the Warrior Hope and Care Center Dec. 7, 10 a.m. at Building PP-3 on Wounded Warrior Drive near Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. “The Warrior Hope and Care Center is a wounded warrior reconditioning and resource center,” said Maj. Paul Greenberg, executive officer of Wounded Warrior Battalion – East. “It provides resources, reconditioning and transition services for more than 200 ill and injured Marines, sailors and their families.” The Wounded Warrior Complex already houses the WWBn – East Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, which has 100 two-man rooms and the Company A and B offices along with the WWBn – East Headquarters which holds approximately 50 military and civilian staff members

who oversee all WWBn – East companies and detachments. The Warrior Hope and Care Center supports the battalion’s service members by providing a central location for family support, mental health care, medical case management, recovery care coordinators, educations specialists, chaplain programs and transition assistance. The building will include 58 offices and workstations for its staff. “The Warrior Hope and Care Center (has) a state of the art physical training facility,” said Greenberg. The physical training facility will include a three-lane, 25-yard lap pool with an underwater treadmill and other equipment designed for use by wounded warriors. Outdoor multifunctional-covered basketball and tennis courts are under construction and set to be completed in December. Along with its physical training areas, the center has a community area with a family lounge, a child play area and a rock-climbing wall. “The Warrior Hope and Care Center helps facilitate the

camaraderie of our recovering Marines and families, as well as brings together the elements of our battalion staff under one roof,” said Greenberg. “Healing together in a supportive environment while incorporating activities to spark enthusiasm and renew commitment helps our Marines maintain the warrior ethos, which is critical to their successful recovery and transition.” The Marines and sailors of WWBn – East come from a variety of backgrounds, while about half were wounded in combat, many of those who were not injured in combat deployed and saw combat in the past. “Injuries and illnesses range from gunshot wounds and orthopedic injuries to cancer, with many of our combat-wounded patients suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries,” said Greenberg. “Some patients who came to WWBn – East for non-combat related injuries have Purple Hearts from earlier deployments. The bottom line is all Marines and sailors at WWBn – East are treated with

dignity, respect and compassion. All are treated equally regardless of the nature of their wounds, injuries or illnesses, or where they were incurred.” Approximately 200 of the more than 400 service members with WWBn – East are aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. Others are spread geographically in Germany, Virginia, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, and Maryland. “The opening of the center will be a huge advantage for our Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program,” said Greenberg. “The WAR Program provides opportunities for ill and injured Marines to engage in both physical and cognitive activities outside the traditional therapy setting. Within the construct of this program they can fine tune their skills, strengthen their bodies, and support each other through their recovery process. “In professional sports, the athletic training room provides the athlete with a positive, motivational, non-medical environment in which they can achieve the level of physical fitness necessary to continue

competing,” he continued. “In the same fashion, wounded warriors use the WAR Program to regain their physical and mental wellbeing. “Many rehabilitative programs effectively restore only a percentage of overall function. The WAR Program will help to increase overall function beyond the level of the rehab process, thus helping to decrease potential for re-injury and increase the Marines’ self-esteem and expectation for success.” The WAR Program includes aquatics, cycling, strength and conditioning, track and field, wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, kayaking, archery, and shooting with air pistols and air rifles. “This is inspiring for me to see,” said Greenberg. “When I arrived on staff July 2010, we had approximately four employees in our WAR Program, and they worked out of a small trailer by building H-14. These staff members used a number of facilities spread throughout MCB Camp Lejeune to work with SEE CENTER 2C

Special Purpose MAGTF 12-2 learn how to augment police LANCE CPL. JACKELINE PEREZ RIVERA Photos by Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera

Marine reservists with Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 12 practice marksmanship techniques Oct. 26. The Marines spent two weeks aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune learning a new set of skills with Marine Corps Police Academy East.

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Marine reservists with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 12-2 graduated Oct. 26 after two weeks learning a new set of skills with Marine Corps Police Academy East aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The SPMAGTF Marines were activated for their deployment to Africa to support missions for Marine Forces Africa and U.S. Africa Command partnering with defense forces across Africa to bring new skills and build on old ones. They were also representing the U.S. by building relationships to facilitate working with regional partners. The reserve Marines received orders for the usual 400 days in order to complete their six-month deployment and all training incorporated with the deployment. Upon completion, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps made sure the Marines could finish out their orders to be eligible for GI Bill and Veteran’s benefits. In the interim, many of the Marines augmented into billets for military law enforcement. “We were tasked with getting Special Purpose MAGTF 12-2 ready to provide security augments for various Marine Corps installations across the Corps,” said Maceo Franks, the executive director of Marine Corps Police Academy East. “It was a very unique experience.” While Marine Corps Police Academy East holds courses continuously teaching Marines who primarily work in law enforcement as well as Marines who work in other job fields, they never taught reservists immediately after a deployment. The Marines of SPMAGTF 12-2 received training for their

newest mission, augmenting military law enforcement, in a central location ensuring they will all have the knowledge they need as soon as they arrive to assist at installations throughout the Corps. They were looking forward to their new duties and excited for the opportunity. “These Marines can fall right in,” said Franks. “They can put on their gear and be ready to work.” The students came from a wide variety of civilian and military employment. Marines who work as cooks and mechanics rubbed elbows with infantry and intelligence Marines. “It may be completely outside of what they do in the civilian world or the Marine Corps, but they tackle it the same way any Marine tackles a mission,” said Dan Bertrand, an instructor of the course. “They are full-on, good-to-go and hard-charging.” Throughout the course, the Marines learned about the continuum of force, entry control point operations, defensive tactics, laws, traffic enforcement, how to handle an active shooter, law enforcement history, the organization of the Provost Marshal’s Office, authority, jurisdictions, interpersonal and law enforcement communication, and marksmanship along with many other skills. They were also certified with a baton and oleoresin capsicum spray, otherwise known as pepper spray. “It’s a win-win,” said Franks. “They get to spend more time on active status while learning new skills, and we get additional manpower to provide security for our installations. When they go back to their units they will have additional capabilities and more flexibility to be placed anywhere. As a Corps, it gives us additional resources to pull from.” SEE POLICE 1C

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Photos by Lance Cpl. Devin Nichols

(Above) A Marine with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group unloads equipment from a Logistics Vehicle System Replacement during a strategic mobility exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Nov. 15 and 16. (Left) Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Sandall, a field radio operator with 2nd Maintenance Bn., CLR-25, 2nd MLG, demonstrates how to assemble the OE-254 antenna for battalion personnel during a strategic mobility exercise aboard MCB Camp Lejeune Nov. 15 and 16.

Strategic mobility exercise revitalizes 2nd Maintenance Battalion LANCE CPL. DEVIN NICHOLS 2nd Marine Logistics Group


here is a particular set of skills Marines must maintain in order to perform well in the field, which ultimately pays off during deployments. Six companies with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group reinvigorated their skills during a field exercise here Nov. 15 and 16. The exercise, known as a strategic mobility exercise, consisted of two days at a remote location and countless hours of classes about various types of tactical equipment.

“You never know what is going to happen, and it’s good to get them in uncomfortable situations and get their hands on the gear,” said Capt. Steven B. Cole, the range safety officer. Classes included map and compass usage, use of night vision equipment, conducting patrols and vehicle recovery. Servicemembers executed practical applications after their classes to ensure they could perform the tasks. One such lesson was patrolling. After learning each formation and why it is used, it was time to hit the paths. They performed patrols and could only use hand and arm signals, which is a silent way to communicate with each other. “It was important to refresh

the things you forget over time,” said Cpl. Jeffrey A. Maxham, one of the participants with Ordnance Maintenance Company. “I learned a lot about recovery vehicles I didn’t know anything about before.” The Marines learned the functionality and capabilities of the Logistics Vehicle System Replacement, which is used to recover an immobilized vehicle. In the class, the instructor demonstrated how to tow a vehicle and how the crane is used. When the sun began setting, the Marines didn’t pack up and go home; they braved the chilly, rainy night in their tents. “With the rain being non-stop I figured they would be behind the dumps, but it didn’t affect

them,” said Cole. “The Marines always make it happen.” To make the days seem a little less agonizing, the unit set up a challenge for its personnel. On the final day, the six companies went head-to-head to earn the chance to leave the field first. Ten Marines from each company faced off in 30 different workouts, and the first company to finish was pronounced the victor. “I liked the physical training competition because I am a very competitive person,” said Maxham, a contributor for the winning company. With the sun teasing its way above the horizon and the morning dew uncomfortably chilling the service members, they battled each other until exhaustion performing a

plethora of exercises such as pushups, sit-ups, burpees, flutter kicks and lunges. In the end, Ordnance Maintenance Company walked away as the champions. “I think the Marines had a lot of fun,” said Cole. “It harbors a sense of competition among the Marines and builds espirit de corps.” The battalion commander encourages training in the field on a regular basis, said Cole. It allows Marines to practice and enhance necessary abilities. With the battalion’s successful strategic mobility exercise, the Marines were able to sharpen their basic talents while fighting through the cold temperatures and constant rain.

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opportunities, building relationships with potential employers, researching areas of study, and professional development services for both wounded warriors and their families.” The construction benefited local businesses; 20 percent of construction material was acquired within 500 miles of the construction site, and all plants used for landscaping are local and native. The facility fulfills Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification requirements. “We are very excited about this new facility, as it will be the pulse of the battalion aboard the Wounded Warrior Complex at Camp Lejeune,” said Greenberg. “This center will bring us together and enhance esprit de corps for both patients and staff. It is a benchmark in the evolution of the Marine Corps' wounded warrior program at Camp Lejeune.” Civilian guests should wear business casual dress for the grand opening and military guests should wear woodland utility uniform.

POLICE FROM 1C The school brought in instructors from various installations to teach the course. Some instructors came from a civilian law enforcement background, some military, and at least one experienced in both. “The class better prepares them to augment and work alongside police officers,” said Franks. With the mission in Africa being so diverse, the Marines needed to become more familiar with law enforcement for a state-side installation, which was necessary to take on the mission of protecting service members on their home turf. The class taught a condensed version of what military law enforcement personnel learn. “We’re getting a crash course, but everybody is learning really well,” said Cpl. Adwin Esters, a combat correspondent who deployed with Special-Purpose MAGTF 12-2. Ray Geller, an instructor of the course, felt it was imperative for the Marines to learn as much as they could. “There’s a high level of liability involved in law enforcement,” said Geller. “If they don’t have the right tools they are at a disadvantage. We give them a basic tool kit for the job.” While in Africa the Marines taught the local service members a variety of skills, and it now was their turn to fulfill the role of student. “We did a lot of good work in Africa,” said Esters. “Now we’ll be able to help out different Marine Corps bases.”

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910-347-4049 Email: Website: 208 SNOWDEN COURT- $100 OFF FIRST MONTH’S RENT! Located in Cherrywoods subdivision in Richlands, this 3BR/2BA home has a living room with fireplace and 2-car garage plus washer and dryer. No pets. No smoking. $975/mo. Available now. Call 910-938-1976. 212 RIVERSIDE DR 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath home with sunroom, large family room, storage building, washer, dryer, dishwasher. Convenient to MARSOC & Courthouse Bay. No pets. $900 per month. Realty World-Ennett & 7 Associates (910) 327-3600.

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utilities, lawn care included $975. ($75 second person) No pets/non smoker preferred, contact call 910-327-2248 3BD/2BA 14x70 very clean mobile home near MCAS. Washer/dryer, water, lawn care, garbage pickup included. $550/month, $550/deposit. No pets. Call 910-346-3320.

2BR/1BA TOWNHOUSE Close to MCAS & Lejeune. Amenities- dishwasher, washer and dryer, free lawn service, & trash. No pets, $750 + dep. 910-389-5230 2BR/1BA, NEAR BACK GATE Stone Bay. Furnished/semi-furnished. All

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CATHERINE LAKE 2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME $400/mo +$300dep. No pets. Water, lawn care & garbage included. Call 910-324-6329. CLOSE TO SNEADS FERRY GATE 2 Bedroom apartment. Water, trash & lawn maintenance included. Storage area. No pets. $625 per month. Realty World-Ennett & Associates (910) 3273600

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ATTN: OWNERS Need help renting your property? Give us a call to find out about our annual rental program! MOBILE HOME Quiet clean park, no pets, HWY 17 N Belgrade (Jacksonville) Starting $350-$750 per month 910-743-2519 NICE 14X70 2BD/2BA Mobile Home. Has ceiling fans, sits on 20 acres, hunting permitted. Near new Wal Mart & Camp Geiger. Washer & Dryer provided. $565/mo rent or to buy for $8000. Call (910) 934-3422 NICE CONDO 1400 SQ FEET convenient to Camp Lejeune in Swansboro. 2BD/2BA, large den, deck front & back, 3rd floor w/ elevator & unit. Military Discount, lots of military in complex. $1075/mo. (919) 818-0214.

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SWANSBORO MOBILE LOT FOR RENT for 2BD/2BA 2009 or newer home. Private lot. Yard care and boat access included! Month-to-month $175. Call Bobby at (910) 326-3099.

150 ABERDEEN LANE Move in today to this spacious & affordable 3BD/2BA home in like-new condition. Located on a solid acre! $99,900 at 3.5% interest for 30 yrs, only $448.60/mo principal & interest! Why rent when you can own for hundreds less per month? CHOICE REALTY 910-330-4481.

TIRED OF RENTING? Let us show you how buying can be easy and more affordable! Call todayRob 910-340-3700 or TOPSAIL BEACH 2 BD 1BA 700 sq ft apt. 1st row. $600 1st and last. Heat pump. No pets. Info 828-612-0421 WATERFRONT- 2 Bedroom apartment overlooking Courthouse Bay at 185 Riverside Dr . Lawn maintenance provided. $750 per month. Call Realty World Ennett & Associates (910) 3273600.

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$175,000 ~ NEW TWO STORY HOME with 1.9 acres. Located within just 11 miles to The Camp LeJeune Piney Green Gate. Features include stone front accents, architectural shingles, sodded front yard, 3 bedrooms, 2 .5 bathrooms, bonus room, spacious kitchen, dining area with bay windows, large living area with laminate wood entry way, master suite with trey ceiling, seperate shower and soaking tub in master bath along with dual vanity and walk-in closet with plenty of space. Seller offers $5,000 toward buyer closing cost or "use as you choose" as allowed by lender. Estimated Completion of this new home is middle of January. Please call Jody @ CHOICE Realty (910) 265-0771

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2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES convenient to Sneads Ferry Gate, MARSOC & Courthouse Bay. Only 3 left at reduced price of $107,900! Call Realty World Ennett & Associates (910) 327-3600 to view. $134,900 READY NOW! New construction 3BR/2BA w 2 Car garage. Over 1380 Sq Ft. Richlands School District. Call Jody @ Choice Realty Today. (910) 265-0771.

2100 SQFT MODULAR HOME 4.6 acres for sale. 4BD/3BA $185,000 Located about 1.5 miles from Jacksonville airport. For more info call Dav i d 9 1 0 - 5 4 6 - 7 6 1 1 706 DECATUR ROAD Beautifully remodeled 4BD/2BA BRICK home w/ garage & workshop. Located on large secluded lot within walking distance to Northwoods Schools. $169,900 @ 3.5% for 30 yrs is only $762.93/mo principal & interest! Why rent when you can own for hundreds less per month? CHOICE Realty 910.330.4481. ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS! Cash flow property within city limits of Jacksonville. Current lease runs through Sept 2013. Monthly rental is $825. This single family home is located on a cul de sac, has 3 bed, 2 bath, 1-car garage and is 1200+ square feet. Priced at just $111,200. Call or text Jody Davis with CHOICE Jacksonville Realty. (910) 265-0771 BUY A HOME with no money down! Perfect credit? Not needed. VA home loan specialist! Contact Rob 910-340-3700 or BUYING A HOME? Get a FREE copy of 12 Facts You Need to Know About VA Loans 910-340-3700



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7407 Coral Court ● Emerald Isle, NC ● $299,900

OPEN HOUSE • Sunday, December 2nd • 1-4pm 506 Sumrell Way $144,900 @ 3.5% for 30 yrs = $650.67 per month, 0 down, P&I Spacious and affordable 3 BR, 2BA home with fireplace, freshly painted interior, fully equipped eat-in kitchen and double garage! Located on huge privacy fenced lot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Hubert. Minutes to the Hwy 172 side gate of Camp Lejeune. Also close to historic Swansboro and the fabulous Emerald Isle Beaches. MlS# 137423

This affordable sound side three bedroom, two bathroom home features over 1000 square feet of living space and could be a great second home or permanent residence. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac and on a wooded lot, this home is perfect for your beach retreat and has ample amount of storage space. There have been many upgrades within the last five years including flooring, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, roof and heat pump.

Directions: Hwy 24 toward Swansboro. Turn right on Highway 172, Left on Starling, Right on Sandridge Rd. Right into Foxlair. 2nd Right is Sumrell Way.

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Biopic shines on screen | 2D THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2012


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Veterans, service members and their families gather for a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the USO of North Carolina Jacksonville Center Nov. 22. Volunteers served 3,000 meals to service members in the area.

USO cooks up Thanksgiving meals for service members, families, veterans AMY BINKLEY Assistant managing editor

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are to serve Volunteers prep guests a of thousands ng vi gi ks an Th traditional rs are busy he ot le hi w l mea kitchen e th cooking in of N.C. at the USO Center Jacksonville Nov. 22.

There’s no place like home for the holidays. But for the brave men and women in uniform, the USO comes close. “Providing a home away from home for them is our mission,” stated Marisa Reeder, assistant director for the USO of North Carolina Jacksonville Center. This Thanksgiving, no man was left behind as nearly 150 volunteers served traditional holiday meals to an estimated 2,500 veterans, active-duty service members and their families at the

local USO, and delivered 500 more to nearby military installations, including Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “The idea of Marines sitting alone in their barracks on Thanksgiving breaks my heart,” commented Deb Fisher, director of the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center. “We strive to make the USO center a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere for the troops and their families. We truly are their home away from home.” Teams of volunteers began preparations for the largest family dinner in the county, frying turkeys, cooking corn and setting out more desserts than they could count, hours before the sun peaked over SEE USO 4D

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(Left) The Underwoods, a military family, continue their tradition of enjoying Thanksgiving at the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Nov. 22. (Above) A young guest can’t contain his excitement after devouring his sweet potatoes during the Thanksgiving celebration at the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Nov. 22.

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‘Sinister’ season makes way for ‘Lincoln’ masterpiece Now playing at Camp Lejeune “SINISTER” (R) “Sinister” is a horror story about a writer who puts his family in danger by sniffing out a killer spirit in their home. Ethan Hawke (“Daybreakers,” “Brooklyn’s Finest,” “Fast Food Nation”) stars as Ellison Oswalt, a true-crime novelist. The author often moves his family into towns where a crime was committed so he can write about it. However this time he goes a step further and moves them into a house where a murder took place. When he finds a box of mysterious and disturbing home-film footage in the attic of this home, he realizes how and why a family was murdered there. By piecing these discoveries together, he is putting his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity and plunging his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror. Juliet Rylance (“Animal”) co-stars as Tracy, Ellison’s wife. Clare Foley (“Win Win”) and Michael Hall D’Addario (“People Like Us”) appear as Ashley and Trevor, the couple’s children. Also starring are Fred Dalton Thompson (“Secretariat”) as Sheriff, and James Ransone (“The Next Three Days”) as Deputy. Director and writer Scott Derrickson (“The

Day the Earth Stood Still,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) takes us on a wild ride. “Sinister” is a tense and at times frightening thriller, but the rattling horror yarn has few new surprises.

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Now playing at Jacksonville “LINCOLN” (PG-13) “Lincoln” is a biographical and historical drama focusing on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, the president pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during the critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. As the Civil War continues to rage, the president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and also fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Daniel Day-Lewis (“There Will Be Blood,” “The Last of the Mohicans”) portrays the president. Sally Field (“Norma,” “Where the Heart Is”) co-stars as Lincoln’s wife, First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, who along with her husband, is dead set against their oldest son Robert, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“50/50,” “Looper”), joining the

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Union troops. Lincoln fights alongside men such as Thaddeus Stevens, the radical Republican Congressional leader, played by Tommy Lee Jones (“Men in Black”), to get an amendment passed in the contentious House of Representatives to abolish slavery once and for all. Co-starring are David Strathairn (“The Bourne Legacy”) as William Seward, Secretary of State; John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone”) as Col. Robert Latham, James Spader (“Secretary”) as William N. Bilboe, a Democratic Party operative, Jackie Earle Hale (“Dark Shadows”) as Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America, Bruce McGill

FRIDAY “Taken 2,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 9:15 p.m. SATURDAY “Hotel Transylvania,” PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Alex Cross,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 9:15 p.m. SUNDAY “Frankenweenie,” PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Here Comes the Boom,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY “Pitch Perfect,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY “Looper,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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(“Fair Game”) as Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War; Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes”) as Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Tim Blake Nelson (“The Big Miracle”) as Richard Schell, Joseph Cross (“Citizen Gangster”) as John Hay, and Hal Holbrook (“Water



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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament First Friday of every month: 11:45 a.m. Benediction at 6 p.m. Holy Day Masses: As announced, 11:45 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Confession: Saturday 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Or by appointment, by calling 451-3210

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EASTERN ORTHODOX St. Nicholas Chapel, Camp Johnson Divine Liturgy: Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Days: As announced, 6 p.m. For more information, call 450-0991. LATTER DAY SAINTS Camp Geiger Chapel Worship Service: Sunday 5 :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 Midway Park Chapel Contemporary Praise & Worship Worship Service: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Youth Group, Children’s Church and Nursery provided Tarawa Terrace Chapel Main TT Chapel (Bldg. TT-2469) Worship Service: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp Geiger Chapel Main Camp Geiger Chapel (Bldg. TC 601) Worship Service: Sunday 5 p.m. Camp Johnson Chapel Main Camp Johnson Chapel (Bldg. M-101) Worship Service: Sunday 8:30 a.m. JEWISH The Jewish Chapel (Bldg. 67) Sabbath Service: Friday 7 p.m. Jewish School: Sunday 10 a.m. For information about other faith provisions (Muslim, Buddhist, etc) call 451-3210.

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for Elephants”) as Francis Preston Blair, a powerful ally of Lincoln. Award winning and critically acclaimed director Steven Spielberg (“War Horse,” “War of the Worlds”) gathered a stellar cast for this honest and compelling biopic. The film is based on the 2005 biography of Lincoln, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” written by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”) wrote the screenplay that covers only a portion of Goodwin’s book, and

costume designer Joanna Johnston (“War Horse,” “Forest Gump”) created the authentic looking wardrobe. Day-Lewis gives another outstanding and towering performance. “Lincoln” is a revealing and authentic biographical drama that is an interesting choice for release during our current election period and a great history lesson. It is another masterpiece from the repertoire of the master story teller Spielberg. 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.

Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. Unpack the ornaments and take out the tinsel. It’s time to light the tree at Tarawa Terrace Community Center aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area. Enjoy hot cocoa while watching holiday movies or take a picture with Santa. Although most activities will be inside, visitors will gather outside for the tree-lighting ceremony. Celebrate your hero by adorning the tree with your own special ornament. The event is free and open to all Department of Defense identification cardholders. For more information visit www. or call 450-1687. Festival of Trees Saturday through Monday It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Walk through a winter wonderland during the Onslow Caregivers, Inc.’s 10th Festival of Trees at the American Legion Building in Jacksonville. Trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations and charities are just part of the holiday festivities. Visitors will also enjoy live entertainment, a quick trip to the Sweet Shop, the Gift Shop, the life-sized gingerbread house and the silent auction. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite tree. The festival will be open Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Dec. 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 324-1650. Holiday pet parade Dec. 8, noon to 3 p.m. Everyone needs holiday spirit, including your pets. Join with local citizens, service members and their families as they parade their pooches around the Base Veterinary Clinic at Tarawa Terrace. Proceeds will assist in finding forever homes for retiring military working dogs and homeless pets in Onslow County. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed, best singing and more. Take a picture with Santa, receive free nail trims and enter to win big prizes. For more information call 450-1575. A Christmas Carol Dec. 15 and 16 ‘Tis the season for holiday entertainment. Join the award-winning Lejeune Theatre Guild and Lejeune High School’s music department as they present “A Christmas Carol,” based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Two performances will be held in the LHS auditorium Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students ages 5 to 18 and $8 for adults. A family four-pack is $35. A pack may also be purchased for a Wounded Warrior and family as a donation for $35. For more information visit or call 4512451 ext. 204.


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Craft Fair creates head start for holiday shopping LANCE CPL. JACKELINE M. PEREZ RIVERA

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he dining area of the Officers’ Club aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was transformed into a crafts bazaar this weekend as part of Hidden Talents Fall Craft Fair Nov. 17 and 18. Eighty-eight crafters were on hand to sell products of their trade and creativity to include knitted clothes, hand-painted signs, and other wares and trinkets on display in 124 booths. “We love the craft show,” said Cheryl Stewart, who drove from Louisiana to sell her crafts. “We love making the products. We are a Marine family. The main thing for us is making a quality product for military families at a price they can afford.” Stewart, whose husband spent 30 years in the Marine Corps, has taken part in the craft fair for the last 20 years. During that time she also worked as an SEE FAIR 6D

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A woman poses with her holiday wares at a booth during the Hidden Talents Fall Craft Fair at the Paradise Point Officers’ Club aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune recently. The fair specialized in goods handcrafted by members of the military community, and provided a holiday shopping experience for many patrons searching for unique presents to give to friends and family this season.




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(Inset) Laci Price, the youngest volunteer, has her hands full while serving the Thanksgiving meal at the USO of North Carolina Jacksonville Center Nov. 22. (Above left) A volunteer can’t keep from smiling as she serves up traditional food to service members and their families during the Thanksgiving holiday at the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Nov. 22. (Top right) Retired Sgt. Maj. Joe Houle is flanked by his sons, Joe Jr. (left) and Russ, as they continue their family tradition of serving the troops on Thanksgiving at the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Nov. 22. (Above right) The Steiner children pause their Thanksgiving celebration to take a picture and talk about their father, a Marine, who couldn’t be with them on the holiday at the USO of N.C. Jacksoville Center Nov. 22. USO FROM 1D the horizon. “(Thanksgiving is) our busiest day of the year, and it takes a lot of coordination to pull off,” Reeder noted. “There are so many working parts, but for many of the volunteers, this is a tradition. They already know what to do.” Retired Sgt. Maj. Joe Houle doesn’t think twice about where he’ll be during the holiday, taking the lead in the kitchen for the past 12 years. “I do it for the love of the troops and the families,” he said. “I have my boys here, and they’ve been coming to the USO since they were knee-high to a grasshopper. It’s just a big family affair.” Houle’s sons both served in the Marine Corps and continue to follow in the footsteps of their father in serving those in the military community. “I know it seems cliché, but (since retiring) I miss the Marine Corps,” stated Joe Houle Jr. “Here, I’m not too far removed from the Marines I served with.”

Russ Houle jumped at the opportunity to show his appreciation. “It’s a way for me to give back,” he said. Although the line of hungry visitors stretched out the door from time to time, the volunteers serving the meals kept permanent smiles on their faces. “It’s just such an amazing experience,” Fisher explained. “Even though there were hundreds of people at any given time, our volunteers treated everyone as if they were the most important person in the world. Our military and their families are so appreciative and tell us how amazed they are when people give up their holiday to serve them.” A few years ago Taylor Underwood, a military spouse days away from giving birth to her youngest child, and her husband opted to spend the holiday at the USO. Three years later, the growing family continued the tradition as they gathered at one of the many tables to share the meal with other service members and

their families. “We have really good memories from here,” she mused. “It always feels like Thanksgiving even though we’re away from home.” While many guests and volunteers made the day a family event, the Marines who entered with only their fellow brothers-in-arms weren’t forgotten. “Last year, a lot of these Marines were seniors in high school,” retired Sgt. Maj. Joe Houle pointed out. “What better place to go than the USO, be served dinner by older service members and hear them tell war stories?” Food, family and friendships marked the highlights of the day, but even the youngest visitors recognized the importance of the holiday. When asked why she came to the USO with her family for Thanksgiving, Alyssa Steiner, a military child, quickly declared, “To celebrate what our moms and dads have done.”

Imojean Rutledge volunteers at the USO as often as she can because she believes in serving those who sacrifice so much to keep the country protected. “Not everyone gets to go home for the holidays, but some don’t get to come home at all,” she emphasized. “Every good thing you do, there’s a harvest. You can count the number of seeds in an apple but not the number of apples in a seed.” The USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center was a buzzing hive of activity, and for Fisher, the feeling of family and home were overwhelming. “There are many memorable moments of the day but I think my take-away from this year is how many stayed long after they finished their dinner,” she said. “Every room had people napping, visiting or children playing in them. I love it.” For more information about the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center visit

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The dictionary defines expectation as the act or state of looking forward or anticipating. During our lives we look forward to many things. As children, each year we look forward to our birthday and to Christmas because we expect to receive presents. As we grow, we look forward to our 16th birthday because we expect to be able to drive. Then we look forward to high school graduation. Afterward, many enter into college or begin a career. Each time an expectation is met or achieved we replace it with another. Those of us who chose to enter into the military came in with a set of expectations. Those who serve with us carry their own expectations of us. Whether people have a higher or lower rank doesn’t matter. Some expect absolute perfection in all we do and if we produce anything less, they inform us in their own particular way, some more colorfully than others. The frustrations of mounting expectations may cause some to hold a pessimistic view of life. Oscar Wilde said, “Ambition is the last refuge of failure.” In other words, if you don’t have any expectations, you won’t fail. Others take the challenge of fulfilling expectations as an incentive to achieve more and excel far beyond what others could imagine. The writer of Psalm 42 asked, “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?” He then replied, “Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation.” We can choose how we respond to expectations. We can choose to allow them to frustrate us or we can choose to use them as motivation, knowing even in failure, progress is made. We can choose to fail without trying, or we can choose to excel. My choice is the same as the Psalmist. I choose to place my hope in God and even if no one else notices what I do, I will do it for his glory. The choice is up to you. What will it be? Will you choose to fail or to triumph?

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Crafters worked throughout the year to create trinkets for the Hidden Talents Fall Craft Fair at the Paradise Point Officers’ Club aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune recently. Christmas ornaments, knitted clothes, hand-painted signs, and other wares and trinkets were on display in 124 booths where 88 crafters, including military spouses, sold the products of their time and energy.


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FAIR FROM 3D an assistant volunteer manager for Hidden Talents, the craft shop aboard the base that sells crafts made by the local military community. Taking part in the semi-annual craft fair is more than a selling opportunity. “(Visiting for the Craft Fair) is like coming home,” said Stewart. “We lived on base for eight years. It brings a lot of joy to drive through the neighborhoods and see all the faces of Marines we knew.” Several crafters were military spouses who created their own business as a flexible means to make money. “Some of us like to be creative and help out our families,” said Heather Archut. “I’m a work-athome mom, and I like to help bring in income.” Making crafts is a labor


of love for the sellers. Many spend months preparing their products. “I love crafting and creating something people can have,” said Amanda Kelly. “If you can send your deployed family members something handmade, where a lot of thought was put into it, it helps creates a bond. It connects people.” Kelly creates greeting cards by hand stitching art

onto them, such as images of intricate fans reminiscent of antiques and a brightly colored squawking rooster. She took advantage of the opportunity to network and learn from other crafters about marketing. “Etsy’s great and Facebook is great, but seeing the people who made the crafts and getting to talk to them is amazing,” said Kelly.

The craft fair does something the base store next to Subway does every day. It provides the military community a way to appreciate art, conduct business, and support military families. Proceeds from the event also provide scholarships for military dependents. For more information on Hidden Talents call 451-2658.

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A woman stitches at the Hidden Talents Fall Craft Fair at the Paradise Point Officers’ Club aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune recently. The fair specialized in goods handcrafted by members of the military community.

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Tales of a fourth grade bully Practice kindness at every age We’ve become a society willing to cut short our thanks to indulge our selfishness. It’s time for compassion to make a comeback.

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I am a reformed bully. It’s been nearly 20 years since my last physical altercation, but the face of one boy still haunts me to this day. His name was Curtis, a good kid whom I have no doubt grew into a wonderful man. He never did anything to incur my wrath, never told the grown ups to get me in trouble, and never threatened to hit me back. What I remember most, however, was how he never stopped trying to be my friend even when I didn’t deserve it. He taught me the power of kindness, and I am better because of it. If my admission to my darker, albeit distant, past shocks you, I understand. Bullying epidemics dominated headlines this year with more tragedies than transformations making the news. Anti-bullying campaigns popped up in every school, the tactics and effects of cyberbullying were identified, and celebrities came out of the woodwork to tell the world how they were picked on for being different. Taylor Swift even wrote a song about it. It seems everyone suddenly had a story of the one person who mercilessly picked on them for no good reason. I was that person. When my parents divorced, I thought moving from a bustling suburb of Chicago to a small farm town in Tennessee meant my life was over. I

went from being outgoing and energetic to sullen and secluded. I wouldn’t talk or even attempt to make friends, and being the oldest kid stuck at daycare while my mother worked a full time job only added to my simmering anger. I was mad at the world, and everyone in it. I just started fourth grade, friendless, alone and so full of pent up emotions I should’ve exploded. When a boy called me a name after school one day, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I grabbed his hair and gave him a few strategically placed kicks I’d seen on episodes of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He was down for the count, and I felt empowered. Before long, I found myself pushing, punching and threatening boys twice my size who swore I’d pay. Their empty threats fueled my rampages, and I led the life of a secret bully for months. Then I met Curtis. He was quiet, sweet and didn’t have a mean bone in his body. I picked on him because of his glasses and his squeaky pre-pubescent voice. He waited for me to get off the bus and walked across the street with me everyday. I thought he was weak. When I kicked him, he didn’t say a word. When I pushed him, he hung his head. But when I’d cry because I missed my dad, he’d give me a hug. I was so wrong. Curtis wasn’t weak. He was kind. Kindness is a quickly fading character trait

among people today. Don’t believe me? A quick Google search of “Black Friday stampede” will bring up more than one million hits. We’ve become a society willing to cut short our thanks to indulge our selfishness. It’s time for compassion to make a comeback. Bullying is not reserved for the young any more than hatred is copyrighted to a race or gender. Adults don’t tend to throw physical blows, but their verbal daggers rip apart the self-esteem of their coworkers, spouses and even their children. There is no excuse for unkindness. No amount of time spent in war, no lack of unnecessary material things and no abundance of personal issues gives us the right to degrade other human beings. There comes a point when you have to stop blaming your past for your present actions and determine whether or not to make your future better. I am a walking testimony of the saying, “Kill them with kindness.” Curtis’ unrelenting decency slowly but surely killed the bully I once was. When life’s stressful situations tries to revive my inner bully, I remind myself of its death. The dead can’t fight. Besides, compassion is much more powerful than cruelty. I never had the chance to apologize to Curtis, but his impact on my life had far-reaching effects. I am sorry, but even more, I am eternally thankful to the boy who never quit his campaign of kindness.

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