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Marines and sailors partnered with soldiers from the Republic of Georgia’s Army 33rd Light infantry Battalion, take a moment to relax at an observation post near the Ladar Bazaar. The Georgians provided the security cordon while the Marines used assault breaching vehicles, firing line charges to level the improvised explosive device riddled marketplace. CPL. JEFF DREW 2nd Marine Division (Forward)

A blast of fire, triggered by 1,750 pounds of C4 explosive, erupted from the ground sending a shockwave ripping through the air. Secondary explosions suggested local improvised explosive devices sympathetically detonated as a massive mushroom cloud rose into the sky. The Marines and sailors of 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division (Forward) assisted by the Republic of Georgia’s 33rd Light Infantry Battalion, leveled the Ladar Bazaar recently, effectively clearing the area of IEDs and negating the insurgency of IED storage facilities. Local residents were unable to trade their goods in the marketplace without risking their own lives previously to the operation. They were upset with having to travel more than five miles, often carrying their goods by foot to the nearest market. The


residents came to the Marines, hoping they would clear the bazaar and rebuild safe and secure compounds. A civil affairs team attached to the 33rd Georgian Battalion sat down with local leaders to figure out a solution to the problem. “This is a symbolic operation,” said Sgt. Sean May, a civil affairs team leader. “(The bazaar) is something the (insurgents) have deprived the people of. The Afghan government is telling the insurgents that this is our area now.” The Marines attempted to clear the marketplace throughout the early months of 2011, but the area was covered with IEDs and saturated with the insurgency’s presence. Firefights broke out and the Marines risked triggering booby traps littered across roads and hidden in mud compounds every time they endeavored to clear the bazaar. “(The insurgents) have underground tunnels in there and they’re using them as armories,” said Lance Cpl.

Joshua Hoffman, an engineer with the battalion. “Every single place is boobytrapped, every door locked and there are pressure plates everywhere. There is no way to clear that place – we have to level it.” The Marines, unable to use air strikes to level the bazaar due to the potential for civilian casualties, ultimately decided the best course of action would be an explosive breach with mechanical clearance. “We will destroy all of the buildings and any IEDs in the area,” said Capt. John Shubeck, a company commander with 2nd CEB. “Then we will bring in bulldozers to push the rubble to the sides.” Second CEB decided to launch 35 line charges strategically throughout the bazaar, each comprised of 1,750 pounds of C4 along a 350–foot rope. A rocket fired from an assault breaching vehicle, a modified M1A1 Abrams main battle tank, primarily used for clearing


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Anti-Terrorism Battalion 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment quiets riots at MOUT Sniper platoon performs BLT LANCE CPL. JOSHUA J. HINES


obstacles for tactical vehicles and dismounted infantry units. The rocket extended the charges 100 meters in front of the vehicles before the Marines detonate them. “Then the route clearance platoon will push through the bazaar, clearing the area of IEDs,” said 1st Lt. Chase Wheeler, the executive officer for Company C, 2nd CEB. “That way we, as engineers, have done everything we can to ensure the bazaar is clear of IEDs. By doing this our way, we are being safe, taking care of the IED threat and we are more involved with the locals.” Marines plan to offer the local residents work helping to remove the rubble while the Georgians provide security to the area during the construction of the new bazaar, scheduled to begin within two weeks of the operation’s completion. Afghan National Army soldiers partnered with the 33rd Georgian Battalion will enter the area to

“There are no (insurgents) here. He says they aren’t here.” The pashto-speaking interpreter translates as he looks from an older man to Lance Cpl. Andrew Wurster, a squad leader with fourth platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. This is the first person they have encountered this morning during their patrol through the Polpazai village here, an area where insurgents are known to be operating, Aug. 11. Glancing away, Wurster looks across the freshly irrigated field before turning back to the man and his teenage son. The father wears white robes and a coffee-colored vest. His facial hair is closely groomed, and he carries himself as if he hadn’t a care in the world. After another attempt to gain information on insurgent activity, Wurster shakes their hands and departs. Before the Marines have crossed the field, both father and son have disappeared. Normally that would be a clear sign that something is amiss, but it’s the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast during the daylight hours, forsaking water and food, and often wait until dusk to tend their crops. As the Marines make their way across one of the many canals, they reach another swath of farmland. Wurster spots a young boy tending a small herd of sheep. As the patrol begins to spread out, Wurster reaches the child. Rounds rip past the Marines as automatic weapons come to life across the field. They take fire from the south and the west, the direction they are heading and the direction they came from. They have found who they were looking for. “The atmospherics were kind of weird – it can be a bit misleading during Ramadan,” said Wurster, explaining the suddenness of the ambush. “We saw the little kid and thought, ‘Oh, we’re not going to get hit,’ because the (insurgents) have (a) propaganda campaign and don’t want to alienate the locals.” As the fight unfolds, the Marines lay down suppressing fire, allowing their squadmates to reach the cover of the canal they just crossed, but as the last of them leaps headlong into the wadi, one takes a gunshot wound to the leg. Unable to use the fields on either side of the canal as a landing zone for a medical evacuation, Wurster sets out to secure an alternate landing zone that can offer more protection for the aircraft, its crew, and the wounded Marine. For a number of them, it was their first firefight, explained Wurster, who is on his second deployment to Marjah with 1st Bn., 6th Marines. “They did really well – my team leaders in particular, they took control of their Marines so I could talk on the radio.” Marines take aim at figures firing from rooftops as their attackers begin to fall back toward cover. Within 15 minutes, the heaviest of the fighting has drawn down, but not died

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The cries of the mob carry over the howling wind as a platoon of Marines with Company F, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, takes to the street donned in their riot control gear, ready to meet the rampaging crowd. Despite the crowds’ growing unruliness, the Marines take their positions and become a steadfast barricade as one Marine calls out, “Six steps forward!” This was the scene as Marines with Co. F, AT Bn., attached to 2nd Marine Division, underwent a two-day final exercise, which concluded a section of the company’s pre-deployment training work-up while aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Throughout their work-up, the company conducted a variety of training exercises meant to prepare the Marines for the possible demands that may be required of them as a Theater Security Cooperation force. “First and foremost we’re trained in infantry skills because that is our unit’s foundation,” said Staff Sgt. David M. Tellefsen II, platoon commander, fourth platoon, Co. SEE MOUT 11A

Marines with sniper platoon, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, performed in a Battalion Landing Team exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 8 through 15. The exercise consisted of basic patrolling, communications, Marine AirGround Task Force Secondary Imagery Dissemination System, and a planned live-fire range at the end of the week. “It’s good training for the Marines we’re sending to sniper school and it’s a good refresher for those that have already been,” said 2nd Lt. Douglas B. Rendall the scout sniper platoon commander. “We came to the field this week with (Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion) to work together since we will be deploying together on the 24th (Marine Expeditionary Unit).” The upcoming scout snipers have been

performing exercises and drills such as stalks and land navigation to prepare them for sniper school, but the Marines enjoy the live-fire ranges the best. “Training with the sniper platoon is great. I really enjoy the stalking and land navigation, but the live-fire ranges when we actually shoot the rifle are the best,” said Lance Cpl. Tim M. Beavers, a scout with the platoon. “I like shooting the long guns like the M-140, M-110 and .50 caliber.” The last training exercise for the week was to perform a live-fire range with the M-110 and .50 caliber sniper rifles. Though the snipers did not get a chance to fire that day, the Marines were still happy with the training they received. “We didn’t get a chance to shoot, but that’s OK since we have great leadership that is training us for combat,” said Lance Cpl. Doug J. Cairns, a scout with the platoon. “And that’s what is most important is being prepared for combat.”

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Traffic violations aboard Camp Lejeune

MAN ON THE STREET What were your parents’ reactions when you told them you were going to join the Marine Corps?

“My dad said it was not for me and I would be better off in the Air Force.”

Lance Cpl. Shane Young

Food Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group Baltimore

“My parents were really happy and supportive, they were stoked.”

Cpl. Dustin Colwell

Headquarters Company, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division Gwinnett, Ga.

“My mom was very nervous and my dad was proud.”

This graph represents traffic violations and driving while intoxicated / driving under the influence refusals for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune during the week of Aug. 15 through 19. Traffic violations are defined as: driving while license revoked; speeding in excess of 15 mph or more; traffic crashes; seatbelt, cellular telephone and motorcycle personal protective equipment violations. Source: Command Inspector General’s Office for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Maj. Robert Green

BaseLegal Base Legal By M.S. Archer

Auto finance: the dealer reserve You have just spent hours with the car dealer discussing what car you will buy and how much it will cost. You have finished haggling over the value of your trade in. You have completed a long, detailed loan application and the dealer has obtained your credit report. Now, you’re in the dealer’s finance and insurance office, where you’ll spend just a few minutes signing complicated documents that you probably won’t read or understand. It is in these last few minutes of the sale, when you are worn down from the whole process, that the dealership makes most of its profit, especially by selling you a loan at a rate higher than what you qualify for. Car dealers are not required to tell you the “buy rate;” that is, the lowest loan rate that you qualify for. Thus, the interest rate you will pay for your car is based not only on your credit worthiness, but also on your consumer knowledge, prior preparation, and, frankly, the amount the dealer thinks he can get away with. When the dealership’s finance officer says he can get you a loan at an annual percentage rate of, say 10 percent, what he really means is that he thinks that is the highest rate he can charge without scaring you off to purchase your car or get your loan somewhere else. He

probably just got off the phone with a lender who told him you qualify for a loan at a lower interest rate, perhaps much lower. This excess interest, called the “dealer reserve,” will increase your monthly payments and may wind up costing you thousands over the length of the loan. The dealer is not required to tell you what the buy rate is, but neither should he be lying about it. For example, telling you that the best deal you can get at your credit union is 10 percent when a credit union loan officer just quoted him a buy rate of six percent. In other words, dealer mark up of the interest rate is generally lawful in the absence of outright fraud or misrepresentation. The settlement of a series of class action lawsuits has limited the amount of dealer reserve that the defendant dealerships and lenders can charge. These lawsuits alleged that various dealer practices adversely affected minorities to a greater degree than others and therefore violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (15 USC 1691). The settlements generally included a requirement that defendants disclose in writing that interest rates are negotiable, and a prohibition on defendant dealers from marking up

interest rates on loans of 60 months or less in excess of 2.5 percentage points, with more stringent limitation on loans of longer duration. The National Consumer Law Center has posted an index of closed ECOA cases against auto dealers, including court orders and settlement agreements. (Go to and click on “litigation,” then “case index,” then “auto finance discrimination.”) Of course, these settlement agreements only affect the dealerships that were involved in the case. Now that you know about the practice of charging a dealer reserve, what can you do about it? You should be the one talking to lenders and shopping for a loan. Find out from your bank, credit union, or other lender what rate they will charge you for buying that car. Get their pre-approval. Then, when the car dealer quotes you a loan interest rate, let him know that you can get a better deal elsewhere. That information may motivate the dealer to lower his interest rate or to provide other concessions. But be careful; if the dealer’s counteroffer is just to lengthen the loan period, you may wind up with a lower monthly payment but even higher overall cost during the lifetime of the loan.

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Headquarters Company, 6th Marine Re Regiment, 2nd Marine Division Atlanta

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Lance Cpl. Tyler Wood, a dog handler with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division (Forward), kneels next to his dog, Cpl. Ace. The handlers remain with their dogs for approximately a year, working with them during training and then deploying with them.


Handlers train in ‘dog’ days of summer CPL. JEFF DREW 2nd Marine Division (Forward)


ependa b i l i t y, integrity, endurance, unselfishness, courage, enthusiasm, loyalty – these are just a few of the leadership traits Marine Corps drill instructors aim to instill within their recruits. The black and yellow labs partnered with Marine infantrymen of 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division (Forward) are a great deal like Marine recruits. They need to be trained and disciplined, but by the time they are prepared to deploy, they are demonstrating these traits day in and day out. These courageous canines have become an important part of fighting the insurgency throughout 2nd Bn., 8th Marines’ area of operations. Insurgents construct homemade bombs, using wooden pressure plates, plastic jugs and fertilizer in hopes of making improvised explosive devices less detectable. The agile, light-footed dogs are born with the sense of smell that can help combat the insurgent’s desperate attempts to make a more deadly weapon. “The Marines train the dogs to detect (a variety of different materials) used in the production of IEDs,” said Lance Cpl. Ryan Heigelmann, a dog handler with the battalion. “The dogs traverse the patrol formation and will usually find the IEDs before the Marines with their metal detectors.” The Marines spend more than a year with their dogs. The time spent training and deploying together creates a bond between the Marines and their dogs and over time, they are able to understand one another. “A handler can lose a friend and the dog knows right away that something is wrong – they know

Photo by Cpl. Jeff Drew

(Above) Lance Cpl. Ryan Heigelmann, a dog handler with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division (Forward) plays with his dog, Cpl. Gretchen. (Right) Cpl. Cade grabs for a training bumper placed on the hood of a humvee for his trainer, Lance Cpl. Stephen Kessler. The trainers use the bumpers as a way teach their dogs discipline. we’re not ourselves,” said Lance Cpl. Stephen Kessler, a handler with the battalion. “Sometimes it’s hard to work with the dogs because they read off of our emotions. If we’re in a bad mood, the dogs are in a bad mood – they think it’s their fault, but if we’re in a good mood the dogs are awesome.” The black and yellow labs are always ready to work, looking at their job of searching for IEDs as more of a game. They run ahead of the formation, eliciting smiles from the patrolling Marines, while actively searching for the IED threat. When the Marines return to the patrolling base, the dogs

help stave off the loneliness of deployment and improve the Marines’ spirits. “Having the dogs around improves morale for the Marines,” said Heigelmann. “When one of my fellow Marines was on radio watch, my dog brought him a brand new coffee bag, gave it to him and came back with a bottle of water. He stood up and said ‘thanks for bringing me a cup of coffee’ – She’s a smart dog.” Their loyalty is unquestionable – their enthusiasm unyielding. The bomb-sniffing dogs of 2nd Bn., 8th Marines impart an essential advantage unto the Marines on the

battlefield while offering necessary companionship to the Marines and sailors of the unit. “It’s a bond. Being with them for a year, feeding and taking care of them – you grow attached,” said Heigelmann. “The best part is that you always have a companion with you, a buddy.”

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As embattled district cools, battalion moves north SGT. JESSE STENCE Regimental Combat Team 1

A battalion of Marines left Marjah District recently, signaling coalition force’s growing confidence in Marjah’s Afghan National Security Forces. Two Marine battalions had been operating in Marjah, a district that was considered one of the worst in Helmand province, 18 months ago. Even after coalition forces gained control of the district center during Operation Moshtarak in February, fierce firefights continued into the winter months, leading some observers to conclude that progress there could be easily reversed. However, violence in the former insurgent stronghold gradually decreased as persistent, partnered patrols steadily pushed insurgents to the fringes of the district. Infrastructural developments, such as schools, refurbished mosques and police stations, arose in the insur-

gents’ wake, and spring never quite sprung for insurgents who were supposedly hibernating through the winter months. The improved conditions enabled International Security Assistance Force to shift 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment northward. Ironically, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines was one of the battalions that participated in Operation Moshtarak last year. Cpl. James Clark, a 1st Battalion, 6th Marines correspondent and veteran of the pivotal battle, wrote about the obvious changes that have occurred since, in “1st Battalion, 6th Marines returns to Marjah,” published on the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System website, recently. “Today, Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines walk through streets and down alleyways once littered with spent shell casings,” wrote Clark. “They greet local citizens, whose faces they have come to recognize from frequent meetings

nearly a year ago. Children are now more likely to give thumbs up or wave to passing patrols than throw rocks, and the local residents no longer retreat indoors when Marine patrols pass them.” Capt. Paul J. Kasich, the ranking Marine who trains Afghan National Police in Marjah, attributed much of the improvement to the emergence of the district’s Afghan Local Police. Kasich, the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment Police Mentoring Team commander, explained that Marjah’s ALP is succeeding because its structure conforms to that of the local culture. In Pashto-dominated Helmand province, villages consist of single or closely allied clans, which are the strongest elements of Pashtun society. Local Marjah police patrol their native villages, where they are seen as public servants with a personal stake in their community’s welfare, and where they know the good guys from the bad, explained Kasich. Meanwhile, 3rd Battal-

ion, 6th Marines and their Afghan National Army counterparts are expanding district security. The partnered forces established new checkpoints and patrol bases in Trek Nawa, a relatively desolate region between the Nawa and Marjah Districts, during Operation Harvest Moon, which took place throughout May. With Marjah’s security bubble expanding, the police force continues to expand its presence within the district. In fact, Col. Kenneth J. Desimone said Afghan National Police success isn’t confined to the district; across the province, ANP officers are making significant strides despite continuing challenges. Although the ANP still has work ahead by western standards — especially in the areas of administration, logistics and general literacy — the ANP is getting closer to the Afghan citizens’ standards, said Desimone, the Provincial Police Advisory Team commander with 2nd Ma-

rine Division (Forward). Desimone cited a June survey as an example of ANP improvements. The survey sampled the opinions of 62 residents throughout Nawa, a district just east of Marjah that exhibited a dismal view of ANP in a December survey. According to the June data, 73 percent of respondents exhibited degrees of trust in the ANP – up from only three percent in December. One of the survey’s takeaways, according to Desimone, is that standards of police work vary from place to place. “The standards vary even in the U.S., and what the Afghans are looking for doesn’t necessarily have to get to the standards of the U.S.,” said Desimone, a reservist who works as the deputy police chief. Nevertheless, ANP and Marine leaders here are collaborating closely to provide better training and equipment to Afghan police throughout Southern Helmand, said Lt. Col. Mark Horowitz, the Regimental

Combat Team 1 ANSF cell commander. Horowitz noted ANP Gen. Angar’s appearance at the RCT-1 Commander’s Conference last month — the first time the Helmand provincial chief of police has met with Col. David Furness, the RCT-1 commander. During the meeting, which included the district chiefs of police from Marjah, Nawa and Garmsir, Angar enthusiastically engaged conference participants on a range of topics, including training, equipment and manpower, said Horowitz. He said Angar committed to filling all local ANP tashkiels, the Afghan term for personnel and equipment requirements. Horowitz added that all conference participants seemed to leave the meeting with increased optimism regarding the future of local ANP forces. Meanwhile, with daily temperatures soaring above 120 degrees in Southern Helmand, violence remains at a level most citizens here associate with the winter lull.

CEB Marines given suprise welcome PVT. BRIAN M. WOODRUFF 2nd Marine Division

During the redeployment for Marines of first platoon, Company C, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, the homecoming Marines were surprised to be welcomed back by two of their own aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 13. Lance Cpl. Thomas Heine and Sgt. Joshua A. Elliott, combat engineers with first platoon, were both there to greet the Marines as they turned in weapons at the armory before returning to the battalion’s command post to see their families. Both Heine and Elliot were injured during the platoon’s seven-month deployment to Afghanistan and had to return early. The platoon was attached to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. The platoon was attached in order to carry out mine sweeping, improvised explosive device detection and security details. The homecoming Marines were excited to see the Marines who had been injured and who Photo by Pvt. Brian M. Woodruff they had been keeping in their Sgt. Joshua A. Elliott, a combat engineer with first platoon, Company C, 2nd Combat Engineer thoughts for so long. Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, hugs a fellow Marine from his platoon upon the platoon’s return “It was tough not knowing from Afghanistan aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 13. how they were doing,” said 1st

Retiree Corner with Randy Reichler

Visit to the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas Last week I was privileged to visit the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas. I went there to provide a benefits brief and file Veterans Affairs claims for the staff. The MMA is located directly across the road from the municipal airport. You cannot miss it because of the Iwo Jima monument which is the dye cast of the one in Washington, D.C. MMA is a private preparatory academy offering a college preparatory curriculum for boys in

grade 8 through thro 12 plus one year of post-graduate study. The school was founded in 1965. Its tradition and ideals are inspired by the Marine Corps, but the school is not affiliated wi with the Marine Corps except through its Junior Recruit Officer Off Training Corps program. Courses include regula regular high school classes as well as honor courses, advanced placement, pl dual enrollment courses for which college cred credit may be earned. Most courses are taught yearlong. A real emphasis is placed on academic education. Of the graduates of MMA, 75 percent get the college of their choice. One interesting note, the decedent of Ira Hayes, of Iwo Jima fame, graduated from MMA in 2011 and was accepted at the Naval Academy. The cadets are in Marine Corps uniforms daily as they march in formations to and from classes. They eat a well prepared meal in a giant mess hall, participate in daily physical training and conduct marksmanship training on a regular basis. The campus is 142 acres composed of quality barracks, a full-size obstacle course, firing ranges,

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Lt. Nathan Stokes, commander of first platoon. “We kept them in our thoughts and prayers every single day. I’m just glad to have them back.” Hugs and handshakes were had by all the homecoming Marines before they were finished turning over their dust-covered weapons. Finally, it was time to see their families and loved ones that they had waited so long for. “I’m extremely proud of all these Marines but most of all I’m proud of my son,” said the father of Cpl. Tom Hofelich, combat engineer, first platoon. “The hardest thing is not hearing and not knowing. It’s great to finally have him home.” Hofelich, whose parents were informed earlier in the year of an injury he had sustained, were both extremely anxious to hear that their son was OK. “We waited and waited with no word on his condition,” said Hofelich’s father. “But finally he called us and told us he was alright and that just made everything alright.” After the Marines got a chance to see friends and family and tell stories, most decided it was time to go. “I need to get off this base and get a chicken sandwich!” Hofelich said.

rappelling towers, sports fields, and staff housing. These students receive a top notch education about academics and the military. The staff is composed of retired or former Marines, with a handful of civilian educators. The staff I worked with were totally committed and involved in the academy, from the commanding officer to the maintenance gardener. It was like a renewal of faith to visit this outstanding center of education. I would suggest all retirees research the Marine Military Academy and if you ever have a chance pay them a visit.

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Motor T Marines maintain vehicles, rule the road

CPL. JAMES CLARK Regimental Combat Team 1


orki n g hours worse than a 1940s Chicago beat cop, motor transport Marines run on two hours of sleep, a steady diet of caffeine, nicotine and the occasional meal from the field mess. They can be picked out of a crowd with ease, with oil and soot on their hands, and dust and grease spots on their faces. Perhaps the most defining characteristic is that even when they are at their worst, they always seem to put their best foot forward, never cutting the corners or letting up. Few others could maintain their hours without lashing out or developing a permanent scowl, but not 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment 2nd Marine Division (Forward)’s “Motor T� Marines. Despite working 12 to 14 hours on an easy day with no weekend in sight, laughter follows them. “There is nothing they come across in their career they can’t fix,� said Sgt. William Jackson, the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines motor transport maintenance chief. “This is the

fifth unit I’ve been with, and I’ve never had guys like this. They’re some of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. If they’re not working, they’re not happy. I’m worried that if they ever get everything fixed, they’ll start slashing tires so they’ll have something to do.� Roughly a platoon of Motor T personnel, which includes radio operators and Navy corpsmen, are responsible for several hundred vehicles and machines, including trams, generators and other equipment that their section maintains. Of those Marines, only eight are certified mechanics, with two at a time working 24-hour shifts. Jackson explained that though they are shorthanded and never without work, one out of the eight mechanics is attached to each convoy to ensure the Marines at their destination will have the support they need. In addition to maintaining vehicles throughout the battalion, Motor T also runs convoys and resupply missions to all the posts and patrol bases within the battalion’s area of operations, explained Staff Sgt. Vicenti Ervin, the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines motor transport chief. “We’re on the road as

much as any grunt mobile unit,â€? Ervin said. “We supply all the Marines for our convoys – it all comes from in house.â€? The Marines of Motor T are forced to cope with their personnel shortage. They fulfill roles far outside of their job field, supplying their own gunners, training their Marines in combat life-saving, and frequently cross-training personnel. It is not uncommon to see a Motor T driver who can also double as a mechanic, or a tram operator who can fix a generator. The challenges facing these Marines are not limited to the motor pool. At any given time during the day, Motor T has approximately 20 Marines on the road. The majority of their work is conducted on roads littered with improvised explosive devices. Gesturing toward a mine-resistant, ambushprotected all-terrain vehicle that received catastrophic damage when it was hit by an improvised explosive device, Ervin says, “this could happen to any of our Marines ‌â€? The challenges and dangers are numerous, but the Marines of Motor T don’t seem fazed. They take it one day at a time, knowing that the wheels must keep spinning.


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Marine mechanics keep Shukvani rolling CPL. JEFF DREW 2nd Marine Division (Forward)

While many others are dreaming the night away, Marine motor transport mechanics attached to the Republic of Georgia’s Army 33rd Light Infantry Battalion, work diligently to maintain the vehicles that keep the unit operational. The motor transport Marines, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division (Forward), must be multifaceted in the way they support the battalion. They are not only responsible for quick fixes like tire and oil changes, but also for teaching their Georgian counterparts the ins and outs of the different military vehicles. “The Georgians didn’t

go to school to repair these trucks – they don’t have this knowledge,” said Cpl. Keith Bluzard, a mechanic with the unit. “If we weren’t here to help, the trucks would pile up and the unit’s readiness would plummet. Even moving the food and water from the drop zone relies on vehicles being maintained. This place wouldn’t function if these trucks couldn’t move.” The mechanics must be on top of their game at all times. Most days, 10 to 20 vehicles rest in what the Marines lovingly call “The Boneyard.” Their knowledge base of the integral parts of each vehicle must be as vast as the fleet of vehicles they are accountable for fixing, which includes mine-resistant, ambush-

protected vehicles, MRAP all-terrain vehicles, medium tactical replacement trucks and forklifts. Luckily, technology has lent a hand in the fight to keep the vehicles maintained properly. “We plug a laptop into the vehicle and it will run an on-board diagnostic,” said Cpl. Patrick Morgan, a mechanic with RCT-8. “This isn’t a ‘Get a flat head (screwdriver) and tune your carburetor type of deal’ – these days it’s all computers. You pull behind the dash of one of those trucks and it’s like that Microsoft screen saver with all the pipes, that’s what it looks like.” Photo by Cpl. Jeff Drew The mechanics don’t always stay in their impro- Cpl. Patrick Morgan cuts through scrap metal with a torch. He spends his evenings vised workshop and wait and early mornings maintaining the vehicles of the Republic of Georgia’s Army 33rd Light Infantry Battalion. During the last eight months, Morgan and seven other mechanics have made more than 600 vehicle repairs. SEE MECHANICS 11A


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Food service Marines offer coalition forces taste of home CPL. KATHERINE KELEHER

Regional Command Southwest


uxuries in the desert of Helmand province are hard to come by, but at Camp Leatherneck, coalition service members are the benefactors of one of them: hot meals. Whether supervising a mess hall kitchen or heating up pre-made meals in more remote areas of the province, food service Marines work relentless hours to make sure coalition troops have the fuel to fight. “If there weren’t food service Marines, then nobody would be eating,” said Sgt. Maria Marques, the correspondence operations representative at Dining Facility 2 at Camp Leatherneck. “If they’re not eating, they have no energy to go outside the wire and carry out the mission. How would we be out there doing what we have to do in Afghanistan if these guys weren’t eating?” The food service Marines are in charge of making sure dining facility meals are served at the correct temperature, mess halls are clean and food is cooked in accordance with armed forces

recipe cards. They are also responsible for replenishing everything edible throughout the day. This can be quite chore, since the mess halls at Camp Leatherneck are open 24/7. The mess halls serve an average 4,000 meals, adding up to more than 350,000 meals a month. The food service Marines also work to provide a diverse menu at dining facilities, including curry, Italian and stir fry. It is a simple way to keep things different and keep smiles on troops’ faces, explained Staff Sgt. John Tuliper, the assistant mess chief with Task Force Belleau Wood, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). On top of making sure troops are fed, the culinary specialists are also expected to be able to take their cooking capabilities outside the camp at a moment’s notice. “At the field mess, if we needed to pick up and go feed Marines outside the wire, we could grab all our equipment, load it on trucks and go out there,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Talbot, the field mess chief for Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd.). Away from the relative comfort of Camp Leatherneck and other

Photo by Cpl. Katherine Keleher

Lance Cpl. Kimberly Burkett, a food service Marine with Task Force Belleau Wood, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), stands-by to offer assistance to coalition troops eating at Dining Facility 5 aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, recently. Burkett and the four other food service Marines who work at DFAC 5 feed an average of 4,000 troops per meal. large coalition bases, food service Marines with field mess units spend the majority of their time at small patrol and forward operating bases, using culinary field equipment to prepare three meals a day, Talbot explained. These Marines, usually

in groups of less than five, must set up their equipment of pots, pans and heaters to prepare field ration meals, which are basically super-sized meals, ready to eat. They also ensure MREs are available for when operations make cooked meals unfeasible. The Marines provid-

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“When (Marines) come in from the long (convoys), I think it’s awesome that we can provide a little piece of home,” Tuliper observed. “That’s the greatest thing about food service … I get to provide a piece of home and a smile on somebody’s face.”

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ANA medics stay on track through medical training LANCE CPL. BRUNO J. BEGO 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward)


edics are responsible f o r providing care to wounded soldiers on and off the battlefield. To ensure Afghan National Army medics can care for their own, corpsmen with the Embedded Partnering Team, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), continually teach them new techniques. During the last training session, the corpsmen taught soldiers with the 215th Corps Logistics Battalion, ANA, how to apply intravenous therapy recently at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan. “We showed them all the different types of needles and how to properly use each one of them,” explained Seaman Joshua L. McFarland, a hospital corpsman with the EPT, 2nd MLG (Fwd.). “They are also learning how to

set up the IV tubing and the bag with the solution prior to applying it to the patient. “These skills will play an important role in helping increase the battalion’s medical capabilities,” McFarland added. At the end of the class, the medics had a chance to practice their new skills on each other during a practical application portion. “This class is clinical as well as tactical,” McFarland explained. “They are going to be able to perform in a combat environment, as well as in their medical facility.” The training gave the medics advanced skills and confidence to provide fast and complete care to their fellow soldiers. “Every day we are out here giving classes to improve their skills, so they feel more comfortable with their knowledge and skills when we leave,” McFarland concluded. “I think the set of skills we are teaching the medics is going to help the battalion be more complete and independent.”

Photo by Lance Cpl. Bruno J. Bego

A medic with the 215th Corps Logistics Battalion, Afghan National Army, prepares to apply an intravenous dilution to a fellow soldier during the practical application portion of a medical class recently, aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan. Sailors with the Embedded Partnering Team, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), trained ANA medics on how to check for expiration dates, set up the tubing and how to use the different size needles on patients.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Bruno J. Bego

Seaman Joshua L. McFarland, a hospital corpsman with the Embedded Partnering Team, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), shows combat medics with the 215th Corps Logistics Battalion, Afghan National Army, different types of needles during a class recently, aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan. The medics learned different techniques on how to apply the intravenous therapy, and at the end of the class they had a chance to practice their new skills on fellow medics during a practical application portion.

INSURGENCY FROM 1A heaviest of the fighting has drawn down, but not died out. Occasional shots slap and skim across hard earth or wedge into trees and mud with a final thud. The Army medical evacuation helicopter arrives within 15 minutes of the casualty report. As it touches down, the young shepherd from earlier wanders toward the patrol, but as he gets closer, he hears his father’s voice. The boy runs to his father, and they disappear — much like the family earlier in the day. Meanwhile, the wounded Marine is whisked away to Camp Leatherneck, the headquarters of 2nd Marine Division (Forward) in Helmand province. Timely responses such as this have saved countless Marines in Helmand and are one of the main reasons that casualty rates here are lower than in most past wars throughout history. This is the surreal environment of Marjah’s northeastern outskirts, where Marines hunt an insurgent remnant lingering at the district’s edge. The battalion treks across wide open fields and uneven terrain, interacting with local citizens who have less contact with coalition forces than those dwelling near the district center. International Security Assistance Force and Af-

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ghan National Security Forces work to increase security in these final enclaves of insurgent resistance, believing that residents here, like those throughout the majority of the district, will turn against insurgents once they see a persistent coalition presence. “We’ve been doing census patrols, getting to know local leaders and trying to identify villages that are friendly,” said Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Globis, a platoon sergeant for second platoon, Company C. “The last couple of days, we’ve had a couple of firefights. The (insurgents) are testing us, seeing how we’d respond. We know that if we go out east, we will take contact. We walked right into their living room, and put our feet on their couch.” As the Marines make their way back to the patrol base and attack helicopters circle high overhead, the insurgency is steadily losing ground. Just over a year ago, the entirety of the city sat in its shadow, but insurgents are now forced to the district’s periphery, finding more and more doors shut. The Marines closely pursue in a tradition of discontent, forsaking safety in their unwillingness to accept an outcome less than total victory.

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Photo by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein

Marines use an explosive to destroy a window during the Special Operations Training Group’s Method of Entry Course, at the Breacher Pit on Stone Bay, recently. The two-week course teaches Marines how to overcome obstacles such as doors, fences and walls through mechanical, thermal, ballistic and explosive breaching. The Marines in the course are from various units scheduled to deploy with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Marines use arithmetic to blow things up SGT. RICHARD BLUMENSTEIN 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

“5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Boom!” An explosion blows a door clear off its hinges, while a team of Marines, preparing to assault the objective, stand behind a shield just a few feet away. Ten Marines soon found less is more when attempting to breach obstacles during the Special Operation Training Group’s Method of Entry Course at the Breacher Pit, located at Stone Bay, Aug. 1 through 12. The two-week course teaches Marines how to overcome obstacles such as doors, fences and walls through mechanical, thermal, ballistic and explosive breaching. The Marines trained to identify the fastest, most efficient method for destroying obstacles, according to Sgt. Christopher Whited, an MOE instructor with SOTG II Marine Expeditionary Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force. “The mission of the

breacher is to recognize, analyze and breach,” Whited said. “It’s to get the assault team into the objective.” The effects of an explosion going off in your living room will most likely leave you rattled. To take advantage of the ‘shock and awe’ unexpected explosions may induce on enemy combatants, Marines must be able to quickly descend on targets before the targets know what hit them. As a result of that fact, Marines must be able to stand closely and as safely as possible to their soon-tobe entryways. “When the door flies off the hinges, the Marines have to be in that room as soon as they can,” said Capt. Cole Carpenter, the MOE course officer in charge with SOTG. “So if there is a bad guy in there, he’s shaken up, he’s not quite ready for them.” In the course, Marines train to identify obstacles and find the best way to defeat them with explosives. The Marines used a variety of explosives to blow off door knobs, blow doors

from their hinges or use explosives to cut obstacles in half. “What we like to focus on is using explosives in a surgical way, using just enough explosives to blow just the door knob off,” Carpenter said. “That way, the charge is just big enough to blow the door off, but not hurt anybody inside.” To accomplish this, the Marines trained to find the lowest net explosive Weight, the weight of explosive materials, value required to defeat different obstacles. The Marines made a variety of explosives and had to apply them to a wide range of obstacles. “The biggest part of the course isn’t the construction. It isn’t the actual employment. It’s teaching them the math and how to figure out exactly how powerful the explosive is,” Carpenter said. “What it does is, it allows them to put that charge on that door, and know the second that charge goes off how to exploit that explosion.” In the course, the Ma-

Photo by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein

Marines use an explosive to destroy a door during the Special Operations Training Group’s Method of Entry Course, at the Breacher Pit on Stone Bay, recently. The two-week course teaches Marines how to overcome obstacles such as doors, fences and walls through mechanical, thermal, ballistic, and explosive breaching. The Marines in the course are from various units scheduled to deploy with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. rines also hammered, pried and sawed through obstacles with tools such as sledgehammers, quickie-saws and halligan bars. They also trained to use torches to cut through steel walls similar to walls of a ship and used shotguns to

breach doors. “It takes a lot of attention to detail,” said Sgt. Russell Sanderford, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 24. “You can never be too careful, but at the same

time you can never let that distract you from what you are breaching and how you are going to do it.” The Marines taking part in the course are from various units scheduled to deploy with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.


CSI Camp Leatherneck: Frontline forensics solve battlefield mysteries in Helmand province PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS MATTHEW SNODGRASS Regional Command Southwest

For coalition forces deployed to Helmand province, danger can take many forms. Determining who is behind the violence aimed at coalition forces can be a difficult process. Insurgents use guerrilla tactics, making distinguishing combatants from the Afghan public a challenge. To help solve this dilemma, the civilian and military professionals of Joint Expeditionary Forensics Facility 7 help turn scraps of battlefield evidence into clues to determine who’s behind attacks. “We take the evidence Marines collect from the battlefield and throw top-notch scientists with decades of experience at it in order to provide information that enables them to produce actionable intelligence,” said Maj. Erik Archer, JEFF-7’s officer in charge. “We utilize a full spectrum of forensic processes to exploit captured enemy material in order to facilitate coalition force intelligence and prosecution operations.” JEFF-7 consists of six distinct departments: DNA, latent prints, firearms-tool marks, chemistry, evidence and case file management and intelligence. Collectively, the 23 scientists and service members working in these sections allow the lab to intake, exploit and derive intelligence from captured enemy materials from all over Helmand province, said Archer. “Our caseload has risen significantly from January this year, when we received 169 cases, to July when we received 364,” said Archer. “We exploit evidence from a wide range of incidents, from buried weapons caches, to suicide bomber remains.” The latent fingerprint analysis lab exploits battlefield evidence to extract, identify and document fingerprints left by insurgents. “Latent prints are prints that cannot be seen without using specialty lighting or laboratory enhancement methods,” said Gary Truszkowski, the latent prints lab manager at JEFF-7. “The prints we obtain through various methods are uploaded into a database that can match them against previously obtained prints.” The process the lab technicians use to collect the latent prints depends on the surface of the captured material the

lab receives. “Almost every fingerprint we collect incorporates some form of chemical enhancements,” said Truszkowski. “We use photosensitive dyes and chemicals formulated to enhance residues left behind on surfaces when fingers or palms come in contact.” Fingerprints are an important forensic link between battlefield evidence and insurgents. “If we can match the prints to someone in the database, it helps identify who’s behind the threats the coalition forces face out here,” said Truszkowski. “Either as prosecutorial evidence or as intelligence, this gives our side an advantage.” The DNA lab exploits battlefield evidence in order to link enemy combatants to the materials they leave behind. Suspected insurgents are sought by and prosecuted by Afghan law enforcement, often relying on the evidence and intelligence coalition forces obtain. “We extract DNA evidence from various things brought to us from the field, and attempt to identify and link the evidence to samples in our database,” said McMahon, a DNA technician at JEFF-7. “From these samples we can help identify insurgents for intelligence and prosecution purposes.” DNA gathering is a highly technical process that requires sensitive equipment and ample patience on the part of the technicians. DNA technicians use a series of steps to extract, quantify, amplify and create a genetic profile of the DNA samples they obtain. “The four-step process breaks down the cells to separate the DNA components, measures the amount of collected DNA, replicates the DNA, and identifies its genetic make up to be compared against other samples,” McMahon explained. McMahan has worked more than 1,800 cases for JEFF-7 since her deployment began in November 2010. The evidence the DNA lab collects can supply irrefutable evidence and intelligence on enemy forces, she said. “With the proper amount of DNA, we can determine a person’s identity to a 1 in 600 billionth certainty,” said McMahan. “This evidence allows the intelligence and judicial communities to identify the insurgents with precision.”

The firearms-tools department at JEFF-7 collects data on the weapons captured by coalition forces. “We do serial number restorations to identify the weapons’ country of origin, and conduct tests on the weapons and bullet casings,” said David Dellarosa, a forensic firearms examiner. Once this information is obtained from the weapons, the firearms department passes the data on to various intelligence agencies, Dellarosa said. “The intelligence communities use our data to get an idea of who’s behind the supplying of weapons to our enemies,” said Dellarosa. “The information we get from the weapons gives our guys a better idea of what they’re up against out in the field.” The chemical lab exploits materials seized in the field, to determine whether substances are narcotics or explosives. The chemical lab uses a three-step process to identify, confirm and document the substances collected from the field. “Usually we get an unknown powder substance, and we run tests to obtain its chemical makeup,” said Kristen Schug, a forensic chemist at JEFF-7. “We perform presumptive tests to determine the substance’s chemical makeup, then use instruments to confirm the exact chemicals in the compound. Once we have an exact chemical breakdown of the substance, we issue a report to the intelligence department.” The results of the chemical tests help determine how insurgents and drug traffickers are making the substances they use against coalition forces. Opium finances much of the insurgent activity in Helmand province, and IEDs account for much of the bloodshed. “By identifying the narcotics or explosives, we help eliminate the means by which insurgents finance and wage war against our troops,” said Schug. In order to ensure the integrity and timeliness of the facility’s cases, the evidence and case file management department oversees the documentation of all the evidence and data collected throughout the JEFF. Evidence and case file management oversees the chain of custody for the evidence and ensures it is properly analyzed and SEE FORENSICS 11A


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Summer Storm enhances training for American, Romanian Marines Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, trained with Romanian Marines from the 307th Marine Infantry Battalion aboard Capu Midia, Romania, recently. The training was known as Summer Storm Amphibious Bilateral Exercise

11, and was meant to increase the interoperability between U.S. and Romanian forces. Over the course of the five days, the Marines conducted military operations on urban terrain training, live-fire ranges, amphibious interoperability training and an amphibious raid as the culminating event, which utilized all the different skill sets studied throughout the week. “The training all this week was very intense and

quality stuff,� said Romanian Capt. Visan Claudiuv, the company commander of 2nd Company, 307th Marine Infantry Battalion. “For some of my guys it was new stuff and for the others it was good to develop their skills.� Claudiuv added that this was the best training he has seen all year and that he looks forward to working with more Marines in the future. The training not only challenged the young Marines, but also the senior

MECHANICS FROM 6A for the vehicles to come to them. They must be ready at a moment’s notice to don their protective equipment and leave the wire to retrieve a damaged vehicle and return it to the outpost for repairs. “We usually hear the blast first and know it’s time for us to put our gear on,� said Cpl. Seth Ryman, a mechanic with RCT-8. “When we go out, we don’t think about what’s going to happen – we get shot at but all we think about is getting the vehicles back.� “A lot of people think

(our job is) just taking a tow truck out there and hooking it up to a downed vehicle and bringing it back, but it’s not that easy,� said Morgan. “The vehicle could have rolled or be stuck in a ravine. Every little thing is a factor. Oftentimes, the hills in our area have us pulling wheelies in a (tow truck).� The last eight months have been packed with work for these Marines. They have made more than 600 vehicle repairs over the course of the deployment, but despite the long hours and endless amount

of vehicle maintenance, the tightly-knit group of eight Marines keeps a positive outlook. “The best part about being out here is how close you become with the people you are with. We eat together, go to the gym together and work on trucks together,� said Bluzard. “There isn’t another person here who I would rather have watching my back. It’s not a picnic out here, but I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world – this is a once in a lifetime experience.�

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staff, whose joint planning made the entire operation possible. “This type of exercise is across all our corps competencies,� said Maj. Sean Connolly, the executive officer of the BLT. “It’s a huge challenge and the process functions from administration to logistics to operations.� The Marines capitalized on the experience as they exchanged tactics, techniques and procedures with the Romanians to better each other.

“We don’t have the opportunity to conduct this training that often, so when we do, we absolutely are going to capitalize on it,� said Staff Sgt. Timothy M. Ward, a platoon sergeant with Company E. “Conducting bilateral exercises allows us to meet up with our Romanian allies, exchange our tactics, exchange our techniques, exchange our experiences, which makes us all much more proficient.� Ward added that this was one of the best rela-

tionships that he has seen between Marines and foreign military training partners. He also added that the bilateral training not only builds good relations with the military, but with the host country as well. “The Romanians would like to see this as a yearly exercise,� said Connolly. “They’re very eager to work with us. They’re very competent, so this is a great opportunity for the two countries to get closer together.�

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MOUT FROM 1A F, AT Bn. “However, we’ve transitioned into the title of Anti-Terrorism Battalion and trained in basic security tactics allowing us to switch between infantry and security tactics as needed to accomplish our mission as a TSC.� Company F’s mission as a TSC force is to help train allied nations to detect, deter and defend against terrorism while standing ready to respond to a crisis in the event of a terrorist attack. “It’s important to have a well-rounded unit in order to handle Theater Security Cooperation type missions,� said Tellefsen. “It’s possible for any number of situations to arise that will call us to action, and we have to be prepared to handle the mission no matter the emergency.� Each of Company F’s platoon received three days of training covering a large amount of non-lethal skills and tactics meant to prepare them for these potential demands. The majority of the training went over tactics for riot control as well as procedures to defend or overtake an embassy while consciously working to preserve life in the process. “Given the short amount of time we had with the Marines, we focused on teaching them two methods to deal with riots,� said Sgt. Levi Kipp, non-lethal instructor, Training Company, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment. “The first method being platoon on line, which is used to push the crowd street to street, block to block, similar to the methods used in the Los Angeles riots. The other method is a modified version of a British formation, called Zulu March, that is used to push a crowd back a very short distance.�

Throughout their final exercise, the Marines were bombarded with a variety of simulations dealing with riots, embassy attacks and intelligence recovery, during which they were evaluated on their ability to incorporate the numerous non-lethal skills they were taught. “With non-lethal tactics you’re only bound by the limits of your own creativity,� said Kipp. “So, instead of teaching escalation of force we teach the continuum of force, which is similar to what police officers use to manage a situation before it gets out of hand.� Each of the platoons also received lessons on advanced urban combat and close quarter battle tactics to allow Marines to attain a more detailed and overall safer entry during room clearings. “We gave them lessons on basic close quarters, battle doorway and stairway procedures for the Marines to build on,� said Sgt. Enrique Enriquez, close quarters battle instructor, Training Company, Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment. “It’s extremely important for these Marines to have more of a reserved element and be able to better control a situation in order to preserve life.� With their new understanding of nonlethal methods and their importance for the company’s upcoming mission, the Marines of Co. F, AT Bn., are one step closer to being prepared to handle the demands of their upcoming deployment. “Despite the short amount of time we had to train each of the platoons, the Marines have done significantly well and have come a long way in their ability to handle escalating situations with tools other than rifle rounds,� said Enriquez.

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Photo by Sgt. Bryan A. Peterson

Lejeune High School Devil Pups conduct their warm-ups prior to their season opener at Swansboro High School, Aug. 19. The Devil Pups, who went 2-10 last season, set their expectations high for this season and plan on going above .500 this year. They lost a hard-fought battle against the Swansboro Pirates, 37-28.

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he Lejeune High School Devil Pups’ football team has been very active this past summer and is preparing to make a dramatic change from just one season ago. Finishing at 2-10 last season and losing in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Associations 1A playoffs to Wallace-Rose Hill High School, Devil Pups’ head coach Darryl Schwartz is very confident his team will make the changes needed to have its first above .500 season in more than six years. Schwartz said his team has more depth than in recent years and key players returning, such as standouts Gaven Allen, the quarterback and Akile Jones, the running back. “The more (players) you have, the more depth you have, and the more depth you have, the more competition you have,” said the former University of Connecticut football player. “Everyone wants to start. Everyone wants to be number one.” Aside from the constant coming and going of military families, which can take away or add to the team, he said that it shouldn’t be an issue this year and believes that his team’s commitment is at an all-time high. “During the summer, we can’t make players come to practice, it’s strictly voluntary,” said Schwartz. “We had almost 30 guys out here this summer to practice, get in shape and get to know each other’s playing habits. I was definitely impressed by their loyalty to the team.” Schwartz, who is in his second season as head coach, believes that with the wealth of knowledge his players are bringing into the 2011 season, he feels that the team can develop more complex plays that they were not able to do last year due to the lack of experience. “Last year, we were in the beginning stages – we didn’t have a cohesive team,” said Schwartz. “We didn’t have that many players to choose from and one thing that hurt us was the basics. Getting down to the basics at the start of every season, no matter if you have veteran players or not, is the key before you can move further. As we progress, we’re going to be able to incorporate more complex passing plays, such as the play action and running plays, like misdirection. We hope to catch (the opposing teams) off guard this year.” Allen and Jones will, in Schwartz’s mind, will be able to

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(Left) Running back Austin McNeill, #43, waits his turn for his portion of the passing warm-ups prior to the Lejeune High School Devil Pups season opener against the Swansboro High School Pirates, Aug. 19. The Pirates beat the Devil Pups 37-28 in a hard-fought game. (Below) Lejeune High School head coach Darryl Schwartz talks to his football players after practice, Aug. 10 behind the high school aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The Devil Pups, who went 2-10 last season, set their expectations high for this season and plan on going above .500 this season, for the first time in six years.


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The Lejeune High School Devil Pups football team makes their entrance on the field prior to kickoff against the Swansboro High School Pirates, Aug. 19, for their season opener.

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Here in North Carolina, the coastal surf temperature is currently fluctuating between 83 and 84 degrees, lending our local waters to some great flounder fishing. Flounder are one of the most targeted fish in North Carolina. Ocean fishing piers are great places to catch them, and they’re beginning to move closer to the beach and the piers from their offshore haunts. Flounder fishing requires finesse and the anglers who catch the most flounder are the ones who spend a lot of time fishing. In recent years, the location of flounder has changed noticeably. In the last five to seven years, flounder have taken longer to return inshore from their offshore winter spawning grounds. They seem to get as far as the rocks, reefs and wrecks off the coast and

signs near Bear Inlet and worked our way around to Bogue Inlet without a bite. We fished a rising tide for five hours in some of the most pristine local marshes using flies, top-water plugs, spinner baits and Gulps! on jigs and still never saw a fish. What we did see were various types of baits, cast as far as the eye could see. However, regardless of the recent attempt at Bogue Inlet, drum fishing is not over yet. Drum fishing in the lower Neuse/Pamlico area is going well and is expected to extend into early October. In addition to flounder and drum, speckled trout are also causing a little bit of a stir right now. It seems like the tagging project has been stopped in its tracks as a result of the cold spell the coast experienced the last two seasons. The return of tags this year has been very low compared to the last couple of seasons, hinting that the cold spell may have taken its toll on the speckled trout population. We will have to wait and see what the rest of the season brings. Offshore catches have shown excellent weigh-ins of wahoo, dolphin, blackfin tuna and sailfish. Recently, an 81-pound wahoo, measuring nearly 70 inches long, was caught offshore. Sheepshead continue to bite and fishermen are pulling in plenty of spanish mackerel near the shoreline from Beaufort to Lookout Shoals.


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Fall is a season of change. Leaves changes from green to yellow, summer vacation ends, and children board school buses as parents prepare to go back to work, either filled with eagerness or dread about what the upcoming year holds. Just like the beginning of a school year signals a season of change, The Globe is experiencing changes of its own, with a new sports reporter. Since this is my first week at The Globe, it only seems fitting to formally introduce myself. My name is Jessie Heath and I am a recent graduate of Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., where I majored in journalism. While at Methodist, I worked as the opinions editor, then later as the editor-in-chief at the campus newspaper, smallTALK. I wouldn’t call myself a sports fanatic, but rather a sports scholar. I played volleyball and softball most of my life, which often meant leaving home at 7 a.m. and not returning until after dark. In high school, I played recreational softball with the same girls that I played school volleyball with. Because we were all on the same recreational league team, we were able to create a deeper bond than most, and we learned how to communicate effectively on the court and out in the field. Being together from sun-up to sundown gave us the chance to learn our strengths and weaknesses as a team and as individuals. Being part of these intertwined teams taught me how to learn from my mistakes to make sure they didn’t happen again. My schedule was jammed with practices and games, often resulting in a seven hour Saturday at the ballpark or a double-header volleyball tournament in a high school gym somewhere in the state. After a knee injury took me out of the game for good, I switched my focus from playing sports to watching them. Being forced to sit on the sidelines and not participate in games taught me how to fall in love with the spectator aspect of sports. I started to work through defensive strategies in my head, think-

ing about what I would do if I were in the game. I let myself study the players in the game, learning where their weaknesses and strengths were and how individual players communicated with each other. After being play permanently benched, I also let my interests grow perma outside outsid volleyball and softball. I started watching football, footba soccer and hockey, and began to learn more footb about abou ut the rules and regulations of each game. The Th h hands-on nature of sports appeals to me, because it gives me the chance to do more than simply sit at a desk and write about what I have seen or heard. d I am a the type of person who is driven by the desire to try new things. I’m also the type of person who is driven by the desire to do well in everything I do. I am a firm believer that the best way to experience something is to experience it from multiple angles. With all that has been going on in the world, it is no wonder that people search for something to take their mind of the stressors of every day life. For many of us, myself included, sports act as outlets for frustration and stress. There is an activity out there for everyone, whether it’s throwing a football around the backyard or casting a line offshore. I am a born and raised North Carolina girl, and my favorite teams to root for all come from within the state. I’m not the type of sports fan who only likes winning teams, nor am I the type who wavers easily in what I like. I am proud to call myself a Hurricane fan on and off the ice, and found myself beaming with pride when I heard that members of the Carolina Hurricane family went to help with the Extreme Home Makeover building project that took place in Fayetteville last July. I am a fan of the Panthers, waiting to see if wide receiver Steve Smith will help his team recover from what has been a tough preseason so far. In the classic Carolina versus Duke debate that surrounds our state, I stand firmly with the Tarheels and I will be watching them tip off against Florida State on ESPN’s College GameDay Jan. 14. I look forward to experiencing sports at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, from wrestling matches to kayaking, with the readers of The Globe, and I can’t wait to see what the next season has in store for us. Whether I am celebrating the victory of the Devil Pup’s football team, watching intramural soccer games, or trying my hand at skeet shooting, I am committed to making sure that the new season at The Globe is as exciting as it can be. I’m excited to join the readers of The Globe at the ball park, ice rink, and wherever else we may find ourselves in the seasons to come. See you out there, MCB Camp Lejeune.

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AUGUST 25, 2011



Marines battle on the court

MCCS hosts dodgeball championship LANCE CPL. VICTOR BARRERA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


he sound of laughter, cheering, jeering and overall fun could be heard throughout the Courthouse Bay Fitness Center, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, as the Marine Corps Community Services hosted their Dodgeball Tournament, Aug. 20. The tournament, which was open to all Marines, had four teams competing for the title of number one. The units included 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division; 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and Combat Engineer Instruction Company, Marine Corps Engineer School. A fourth team joined the fray and was called Randoms. While some of the teams came in normal gym clothes, others decided to wear matching and even absurd uniforms which got laughs from the crowd. The Combat Engineer Instruction Company arrived wearing a standard black shirt, green silkies and to top it all off, kneehigh white socks. “We joined while we were at the range on Friday. We always do stuff together on weekends and this weekend we decided to try our hand in dodgeball,” said Pfc. Nicholas Henes, a Marine going through the Basic Combat Engineer course at the en-

gineer school. “It’s a fun game and we decided to wear this uniform to make it more fun.” Before the game started, rules were laid down. Each team could only have six players, no headshots, players could not hold the ball for longer than five seconds and if a ball was thrown and caught by the opposing player before the ball hit the ground, the thrower would be out and one of the catcher’s teammates could jump back into the game. With only four teams playing, the tournament went by fairly quickly. Up first were the Randoms going up against the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion. During the game, Lance Cpl. Justin Cabrera, an amphibious assault vehicle crew chief with 2nd AA Bn., 2nd Marine Division, got in a throw which was aimed at the opposing player’s chest. But the other player decided then would be a great time to duck down and grab a passing ball. The end result was a ball to the face which drew winces and laughter from those in the stands who had shown up to support their friends. After beating 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, the Randoms went on to fight for third place against 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. It was a short, but very heated game that ended in favor of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. With 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion claiming the third place title, they took

a quick break and prepared to take on the intimidating Combat Engineer Instruction Company. In the end, the Combat Engineer Instruction Company proved their manliness when they came out on top. Although it was a friendly competition among Marines, each team put forth their best foot. “The main thing we’re trying to do is give the Marines a chance to have fun,” said Amy Pinkoski, the manager for the Courthouse Bay Fitness Center. “They certainly accomplished that and they all had great sportsmanship about it as well.”

Photos by Lance Cpl. Victor Barrera

(Top) Marines from Combat Engineer Instruction Company, Marine Corps Engineer School, pose for a shot shortly after being crowned the champions of the dodgeball tournament hosted by Marine Corps Community Services at the Courthouse Bay Fitness Center, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 20. (Above) Lance Cpl. Justin Cabrera (foreground), an amphibious assault vehicle crew chief with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, lobs a dodgeball at the opposing player from 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, during the Dodgeball Championships at the Courthouse Bay Fitness Center.

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The Lejeune High School Devil Pups’ cheer squad poses with their coach, Kianda Crespo (center) before a new student orientation pep ralley yesterday. The Devil Pups cheer squad focuses on being positive role models for other students who attend school on-base at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

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LHS cheerleaders seek to change image of sport spo continues to exhibit focus. Sports editor The only difference Cheerleaders. between now and then is They are the high that now, she focuses on school girls who are porbreaking down the mean trayed by filmmakers as girl label that is often snotty, giggly, obnoxious attached to high school and promiscuous. cheerleaders. They are either the vil“My goal is to build lains or the clueless girls better relationships of the high school TV between the girls I work world, and they always with,” said Crespo. seem to care more about “There doesn’t need to be creating the perfect line drama. We need to break than doing well in class. away from the stereotypiWhoever they are cal mean girl and prove and however they are that high school cheerportrayed, high school leaders can be just as cheerleaders have had a well-rounded as any other negative stereotype athigh school student.” Crespo’s mission to promote better relationships is much easier said than done. In a transient school system, where students are often coming and going in the middle of the year, building a better community and breaking down social barriers proves to be more difficult than it might be in most schools. “In a transient population, teams constantly have to adapt,” said Crespo. “You can never tell how many (cheerleaders) will leave in the middle of the year.” “Military kids adapt to new situations every day,” said Ashley Madrid, a senior on the Devil Pups’ cheer squad. “We are always on the move, and it makes it difficult to stick with one sport.” Lizi Axelsen a junior on the squad, knows the dedication it takes to stick with one sport. “When you never know how long you’ll be in one place, you have to make sure that you love what you’re doing,” said Axelsen. “Constantly moving makes it difficult to feel like you are really part of a team, so when you find one, you really have to make sure you are dedicated to it.” Madrid and her fellow Devil Pups’ cheerleadPhoto by Jessie Heath ers demonstrate what it Lejeune High School senior, Ashley Madrid, cheers at the new student orientation at Lejeune High School yesterday. Madrid and her teammates means to be dedicated to show their dedication to their sport by carefully planning their days in order to their craft. They plan their days accomadate cheer, schoolwork and social activities. JESSIE HEATH

tached to their name for a very long time. Kianda Crespo, the cheer coach for the Lejeune High School Devil Pups cheerleaders, knows the stereotypes and labels associated with cheering. She also knows what it takes to break them. Her secret? Focus. “If you cannot give 110 percent every time you walk through these doors, then you don’t need to be here,” Crespo tells the 20 girls on the Devil Pup cheer team as they brace themselves against the floor, ready for push-ups during an

afternoon practice. “If you can focus on what you need to do right now, I promise that you will succeed in it. Don’t focus on your cell phones or your friends. The job won’t get done that way. Focus on what is right in front of you.” Crespo ought to know what focus means. A cheerleader in high school, she was a student athlete who decided against cheering in college in order to focus more on her academic studies. Now a math teacher at Lejeune High, Cre-

out carefully and with great caution, knowing that nothing can slip through the cracks. “You have to be dedicated to managing your time wisely,” said Madrid. “Nobody will do it for you, so you have to know how to balance your school life with your cheer life, and your cheer life with everything else.” Madrid and Axelsen both agree that the key to making sure that everything gets done is having a strong support system and a good sense of time management. They said that they could not manage their busy lives if they didn’t have their teammates and their friends to support them. “We’re not like the athletes who are part of the same team for five or six years,” said Axelsen. “We didn’t grow up together, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t know what teamwork is. We’re like a family here. We support each other, encourage one another and build each other up.” She continued, “It helps build character when you know that you are being held accountable to the people around you. You don’t want to disappoint your team, just like you don’t want to disappoint your family.” While the Devil Pups’ cheerleaders plan their days to make sure they can accomplish everything laid out before them, their coach is laying out a game plan of her own to help her team succeed. “I always plan for a bigger squad than I have,” said Crespo. “It helps to have a dedicated squad like mine. The girls are always willing to fill in wherever I need them, and they do a great job learning new material.” But Crespo’s plan to help her team on the road to success goes deeper than just planning for more girls than she has. She sets an example for her team by being just

as dedicated to them as they are to each other. “Coach (Crespo) is always there for us,” said Kacey Greenlee, a junior on the squad. “She makes us better, and she makes sure that we know that she is there to help us whenever we need her.” “Coach didn’t have to step up and help our squad,” said Madrid. “She saw a need several years ago and chose to fill it. Because she was so willing to take time out of her day and help us become better at what we do, she’s earned our respect.” Crespo, however, is modest about her role in her squad. “They work hard,” she said when asked about her dedication. “I want them to work hard, but ultimately they are the ones who have to decide to do it. My girls are just as dedicated as any other athlete playing any other sport. They are at school every day, perfecting their routines.” Crespo knows that most people don’t see the behind-the-scenes work it takes to get a cheer squad ready for football games or competitions. “People don’t see the effort behind every cheer and every stunt. They just see a bunch of teenage girls worried about their hair and make-up. They have no idea the hard work the girls put in just to get to Friday night.” Crespo and the Devil Pups’ cheer squad have seen the fruits of their hard work pay off in the past three years. They attend two competitions every year, where they are judged on their cheer and dance routines. While they have not placed in a competition yet, Crespo said she has seen improvement. “We are a small conference,” said Crespo. “Placing in a big competition is difficult. I have seen definite improvement in the squad in the last few years, and I’m confident in their abilities to continue improving.”

AUGUST 25, 2011


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Outdoor adventures trek on two wheels JAMIE CAMERON Special to The Globe


ycling enthusiasts may catch themselves daydreaming of the steep Rocky Mountains or the scenic Pacific Coast, but Eastern North Carolina has a lot to offer the pedaling pack. With its terrific diversity of terrain, the Coastal Plain can challenge riders of all skill levels. Unspoiled beaches with long stretches of hard-packed sand give cyclists a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and power of the Atlantic Ocean. Cool, forested trails through swampy bottomlands and oak ridges offer mountain bikers a chance to flex their technical prowess. Road warriors will find scenic bike paths through rural farmlands and quaint villages. Perhaps no other region in the eastern part of the state offers more cycling opportunities than the labyrinth of gravel roads and trails that weave through the 157,000-acre Croatan National Forest. With a trail map and a topographic, intrepid

cyclists can put together rides to fit any itinerary. Perhaps on of the most popular routes, however, is the 20-mile pull along the famed Neusiok Trail. The trail starts in the longleaf pine savannah in Newport and ends on the shore of the mighty Neuse River. From start to finish, cyclists experience a wide range of habitats and levels of difficulty. From the sandy soils of the Croatan’s upland forests, to the muddy bogs of the lowlands, the Neusiok is a ride to hang your hat on. For Marines and sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the sprawling base affords its own, built-in play land for cyclists. In addition to the bike paths along most major thoroughfares, the base Photo by Jamie Cameron has numerous trails For Marines and sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the sprawling base affords its own, built-in to ride. play land for cyclists. Matthew Lyman jumps off the steps of a building on base with his bike. Lyman is just Cycling on MCB one of many cyclists who have found ways to have fun and exercise at the same time. In addition to bike Camp Lejeune carpaths on most roads, MCB Camp Lejeune also offers many trails for cylists to ride. ries added responsibilities for riders when it comes to mets and a base-approved and morning colors. Any- device, either attached on base, you must stay on safety. The base requires reflective vest, worn over one riding the bicycles to their helmet or their the right edge and ride in cyclists to wear ANSI or their outer garments if after dark must have bike. If you are riding on single file if traveling in a SNELL approved helriding between evening some sort of illumination any of the paved roads group.

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Finding shed antlers in the spring is a sure sign of a buck living in the vicinity. Bucks scrape their antlers on small trees and saplings to mark their territory. If you can find one that looks like this, plan on hunting there as soon as possible.

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f you haven’t already started scouting, there’s no time like the present. Deer sign, especially buck sign, is easiest to find when the dense foliage of summer is still weeks away and the scrapes and rubs of the 2011 rut haven’t faded into the spring season of renewal. Scouting for deer may include searching for shed antlers, locating scrape and rub lines, mapping travel corridors

and discovering bedding areas. Male deer grow a new and improved set of antlers for every breeding season – just in time to impress the does and fight off rival bucks. From late January through March, bucks drop their antlers from the previous rut. These “shed” antlers provide early-season scouts with several bits of important information: the presence of a buck in the area that survived the most-recent hunting season, an assessment of the rack he’ll be carrying in the fall and an idea of

the trails he uses to get around. Scrapes and rubs offer sportsmen-sleuths further insight into the habits of the bucks that utilize the areas they hunt. Starting in early September, male deer carve out their areas of influence by scent-marking the ground (scrapes) and small trees (rubs). Scrapes are plattersized spots where bucks use their front hooves to clear away the leaf litter and expose bare earth on which they urinate. These locations are often used by several resident and roving bucks

and serve as “message boards,” where males and females can assess the competition and potential suitors. Similarly, bucks use their antlers to rub the bark from small trees and saplings, leaving both visual and olfactory proof to other deer of their presence. Hunters who find scrapes and rubs can be sure the areas will be used again during the next breeding season and plan their ambush locations, accordingly. With much of the forest understory foliage still in its infancy, wellworn deer trails are easily found. Trails are per-

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Lejeune High School assistant football coach Mike Gardner practices Big Bruiser drills with his football players Aug. 10 during practice behind LHS aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The Lejeune High School football team has set high expectations for this season and plan on going above .500 for the first time in nearly six years. FOOTBALL FROM 1B provide the leadership the offense needs for it to be productive. “Allen is a 6’ 4” quarterback who can see the defense, and that’s huge. He can make passes and he can roll out, bootleg and make good decisions if he’s in a hurry,” said Schwartz. “Allen is able to pick the right holes. He came off of more than 1,300 yards rushing and he is looking to get out there this year, his senior year, and make a huge impact for the team.” As far as the defense is concerned, Kendall Lark, the team’s defensive lineman who, according to Schwartz is a “star in waiting,” will lead the team’s defense this upcoming season. “He’s the man with the plan,” said Scwhartz. “During last semester he lost more than 55 pounds, hit the weight room in the summer and started a jogging program. He is lean, mean (player) and (is) ready to play … (he has) awesome foot speed for a big man.” Schwartz also believes that it’s the offthe-field character of his players that can contribute to the team. He has three things he requires from his players: be a good person, be a leader in the classroom and work as hard as you can on the field. He also feels that if players take care of their bodies and utilize their off time the right

way can also help. “Football is not easy, and I am not just talking about on the field either,” said Schwartz. “We tell them to get the adequate amount of sleep, eat correctly and instead of playing video games on their weekends, find something more physically productive to do. It’s tough, but if you want to be number one, you have to make sacrifices.” Being this is the second year for the coach at Lejeune High School, this is also the second year for the Quarterbacks Club. Schwartz said the club is meant to get parents involved, which in return will help their sons on the field. “I’ve been coaching football for 35 years, and one thing that worked for me when I played football was the Quarterbacks Club,” said Schwartz. “It worked for my son too. This is not just an important time for the students, but for parents as well - they are their kids’ biggest fans. They will do things such as bring refreshments for the players during practice, make pre-game meals or pitch in and take the players out to dinner. It’s always good to have your (parents) on your side.” If his team’s commitment leading into the school year wasn’t enough for the head coach, the schedule for the 2011 season was changed to make it a more balanced playing field for the Devil Pups. Last year, they

played five NCHSAA 2A teams, which have bigger schools and more players to choose from. “We aren’t making excuses, but we are a small school,” said Schwartz. “This schedule will balance the teams for us and will make for a more interesting season.” Up until Schwartz took the head coaching job last year, the team went winless in four straight seasons. Schwartz said his players’ can-do attitudes will make all the difference. “We are a completely different team from last year,” he said. “We have more talent, knowledge and overall good kids who want to play and win some games. They’re going to do some great things this year.” Friday Night Lights – Lejeune High School Devil Pups at Swansboro High School Pirates, Aug. 19 During their first game of the season at Swansboro High School, the Devil Pups seemed to play at the level Schwartz has seen this summer up until the end. However, due to seven turnovers – three lost fumbles and four interceptions – the Swansboro Pirates took advantage and beat the Devil Pups 37-28. Down 19-6 at halftime, the Devil Pups found new life in the beginning of the third

quarter. With the Pirates driving on the Devil Pups’ 29-yard line, Devil Pups’ senior linebacker Chris Kelsey intercepted a pass and returned it 71 yards for a touchdown. Subsequently, on the next Devil Pups’ possession, sophomore Anton Crutcher dove on running back Akile Jones’ fumble in the end zone, to give the Devil Pups their only lead in the game, 20-19. Things took a turn for the worst for the Lejeune team on Swansboro’s next possession. After leading for half a minute, Swansboro Pirates’ DeAndre Thompson took the ball on a reverse play and ran it to the end zone to take the lead back 25-20 before failing to make the two-point conversion. After scoring another touchdown and making a two-point conversion to cut the Pirates’ lead to three, on the Pirates’ next possession, quarterback Robby Proctor scored on an 18-yard run to seal the win. Loss aside, Schwartz thought his players did a good job of keeping in the game, despite the turnovers. “My guys didn’t give up,” Schwartz said. “They didn’t give up when they were down. They kept pushing and gave the Pirates a good run. We have some things to work on, but I am happy with the way they fought tonight.”

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Master Sgt. Pete Triolo, who serves as the fire chief for the Piney Green Volunteer Fire Department, accepts the Fire Fighter Professional of the Year award during the 2011 Onslow County Public Safety Awards at the Jacksonville City Hall, Aug. 17. Triolo was one of the first on the scene after the April 16 tornado. CPL. MIRANDA BLACKBURN Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


uring a ceremony held at the Jacksonville City Hall, the top local public safety professionals were announced Aug. 17 at the 2011 Onslow County Public Safety Awards. The Public Safety Awards, presented by North Carolina State Senator Harry Brown and the Onslow County Chamber of Commerce, formally recognizes deserving public safety professionals from the fields of law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical services and emergency communications, who have best served the citizens of Onslow County, its municipalities, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and

Marine Corps Air Station New River, during the past year. Of the 19 nominees, seven were personnel aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. Nominated for Law Enforcement Professional of the Year were officers Anthony A. Bronkema, Rodger S. Frears, Thomas F. Gagnon, Gregory McNutt and Joshua J. Smith, military policemen with the Provost Marshal’s Office and Special Agent Robin L. Knapp, with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Master Sgt. Pete Triolo, who serves as the fire chief for the Piney Green Volunteer Fire Department, was named the Fire Fighter Professional of the Year. Triolo was one of the first on the scene after the April 16 tornado; he served as the incident commander in the initial responses and helped provide lifesaving search

and rescue to citizens of the Montclair and Colonial Heights subdivisions. He then spent countless hours over the next two days to provide continued incident command to the area for the initial recovery efforts. Triolo was also recently appointed to serve on the Fire Rescue Commission by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners and he has also worked diligently for the past four years to help improve the emergency communications systems in Onslow County. “The honor is truly not mine, it’s for all of the volunteers and everyone who was on scene that night,” said Triolo. “I would rather accept this on behalf of everyone else who was out there that night and the following days. More importantly, the community came together during the aftermath for the next three to four weeks and

really pulled together and took care of that.” Other winners were Marilyn E. Ellis, a telecommunicator for Onslow County E-911 who was named Emergency Communication Professional of the Year; Beth Himes, division chief of Onslow County EMS who was named Emergency Medical Services Professional of the Year; and Karen Hasbargen, a detective with the Jacksonville Police Department who was named the Law Enforcement Professional of the Year. “When you see what these folks do each and every day, trying to pick four of them had to be hard,” said Brown. “What we really need to look at is the collaborative effort of the different departments’ efforts as a community. I think that shows you how this county works together between city, county and base officials.”

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Sneads Ferry Gate, which has been under construction to help accommodate the increased traffic flow into the base, is finished – three and a half months ahead of schedule. The $507,000 project was completed earlier this month and has upgraded the back entrance. Prior to construction, there were two incoming lanes, an outgoing lane, an inspection area and a guard shack. The second lane really wasn’t functional and the project enhanced the functionality of that 2nd lane by adding some paved area both before the guard house and after. This additional paved area now allows the gate guards to now safely operate 2 lanes coming in at the Sneads Ferry Gate.

Now, the gate has added a second incoming lane and has fitted a canopy over the guard shack and both incoming lanes. “Nothing was done to the outgoing lanes and the guardhouse remained untouched throughout the whole construction,” said Ensign Jason Spotts, a project engineer with the Officer in Charge of Construction, Marine Corps Installations – East. The project also included asphalt overlay of existing paved areas, with the exception of the vehicle inspection area. Spotts also mentioned the company that was awarded the contract did a very good job maintaining traffic flow and allowing the Provost Marshal’s Office to do their job without being interfered with. “They had little to no impact on drivers,” said Spotts. “There were

also no safety incidents which include near misses, injuries or fatalities. This was a very safety-conscious project.” One of the reasons construction was finished ahead of schedule was because of the construction method used. While many workers build the canopy once the skeleton has been placed into its permanent location, the contractors for the Sneads Ferry Gate built the canopy on the ground and then used a crane to lift it onto its final resting place. “They also spent no time getting to work on it,” said Spotts. “The deadline date adjusts for traffic and weather, but these guys still finished ahead of schedule and with no safety incidents, which is a big plus.” The Sneads Ferry Gate is just one of the many gates being renovated to deal with the influx of traffic to and from base.

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The end of summer is near but, nonetheless, people are still rushing to pools and outdoor swimming areas to escape the North Carolina heat. However, many patrons aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune do not take the proper safety precautions into consideration, which could possibly cost them their lives. According to, the website for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning is the sixth leading cause of unintentional death for people of all ages, and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years. “Last month we had an unconscious swimmer,” said Sam O’Leary, Outdoor Recreation branch head, Semper Fit Division, Marine Corps Community Services. “The incident was due to holding their breath under water and trying to swim (for an extended period of time.) That is not an isolated incident aboard the base. We don’t want you to

hold your breath for a prolonged period of time because you can blackout and go unconscious, causing you to breathe in the water, which is the act of drowning.” Of all the safety precautions people can take, Kari Hemund, an aquatic program specialist for Headquarters Marine Corps, said supervision is the most important. Supervision is important even when there are lifeguards at the pool. While lifeguards enhance safety, their ability to safeguard swimmers has limitations. It is often that another swimmer or bystander first notices that someone is drowning. “It’s all about prevention,” said O’Leary. “Lifeguarding is about preventing accidents from happening. If a lifeguard here at Camp Lejeune never has to jump in the pool to rescue someone, that’s because they’re doing their job.” Children should have a designated responsible adult to watch them while in the bath and swimming or playing in or around water. Supervisors of preschool-aged children should be close enough to reach the child at all times. Adults should not be involved in any other distracting activity while supervising children. SEE WATER 2C

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Retired Maj. Norman Hatc signs a book for a former combat cameraman during a book signing event at the Marine Corps Association Bookstore aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 18. Hatch was a combat cameraman who served in World War II. His video and photographs played a crucial role in keeping the Marine Corps from being disbanded after WWII. LANCE CPL. VICTOR BARRERA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

While others were down on the dirt in the prone, he was standing, sometimes with his back to the enemy hearing the mortars go over his head and bullets snap, a little too close to home. When others fixed bayonets to prepare for hand-to-hand combat from an oncoming Japanese charge, he positioned himself right in the middle of them and captured the first picture to ever show both sides of the war attacking. Retired Marine photographer Maj. Norman ‘Norm’ Hatch, who served in World War II with the 2nd Marine Division came aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune with author Charles ‘Chip’ Jones to promote his new book, War Shots: Norman Hatch and

the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Cameramen of WWII. Hatch also took this time to talk to Marines about the importance of a cameraman in the battlefield and in politics. “The question of being combat camera is no different than being a pilot, mortarman or a grunt,” said Hatch. “When the adrenaline kicks in so does all the training and we do our mission.” However, Hatch’s and other photographer’s jobs required them to not only juggle the mission of being a rifleman, but a photographer as well, which at times required them to grab their cameras and capture images of war. “You could be down low and firing at the enemy,” said Hatch. “But to get a good picture we stood up, sometimes with our backs to the enemy just so we can take that shot that lets the Ameri-

Photo by Cpl. Damany S. Coleman Marine Corps Civilian Law Enforcement Officer Clayton Albright, a military working dog handler, and his dog Speedy, take a break after conducting training at the Provost Marshal’s Office dog kennels, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, recently.

can people (know) what their sons, daughters, sisters, brothers mothers and fathers are doing.” Along with capturing still images, Hatch and his unit also collected film footage. “One video piece that stuck out to me was in Tarawa,” said Hatch. “It was a clip where I captured the Marines and (Japanese), both in fighting stances. Usually the enemy was hidden, but this was hand-to-hand fighting.” The videos and photos they collected would go on to save the Marine Corps in its most troubling times. “‘Bombs over Tokyo’, because of the footage we captured we were able to make that film and keep Congress from disbanding the Marine Corps,” said Hatch. “Lt. Col. Krulak thought of a film to show Congress to keep them from disbanding the

Corps. He came to me and asked that I make a film. Thirty days later I took a projector and screen with the completed video.” “Bombs over Tokyo,” depicted the air superiority of the United States, but then went into detail of how, without the Marine Corps, the islands would not have been captured and made into landing strips. The islands captured by the Corps were then used to help win the war, and with Hatch’s video and photos of the action that took place on the islands also saved the Marine Corps. “The characters in the book and Norman Hatch are part of the Marine Corps story,” said Jones. “This book describes how important photography and video was. It showed the people back home what the troops were doing and helped secure a place in history for the Marine Corps.”

Traumatic brain injuries have been called the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to a Research and Development Corporation study released in 2008, about 320,000 service members may have experienced a TBI during deployment. With injuries ranging from mild concussions to severe penetrating head wounds, just 43 percent reported ever being evaluated by a physician for that injury. Today, the Department of Defense as well as medical universities and entities around the world, are working on a new solution for post-traumatic stress disorder and TBI – a Hyperbaric Chamber that treats patients with oxygen at a level higher than atmospheric pressure. Possible benefits include improvement in thinking ability, quality of life and reduction of PTSD symptoms. Results will be measured by brain blood flow imaging, written tests for memory, and thinking, and questionnaires about quality of life and health. However, there may be no effects whatsoever. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a TBI is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The CDC also estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of a TBI. The severity of TBI ranges from mild to severe, with symptoms of anything from brief change in mental status or consciousness to an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. These sometimes “invisible injuries” also contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability every year. Lt. Cmdr. Jason Gordon, second year resident with Family Medicine, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, said the Surgeon General signed off on naval approval for testing in 2009 and if successful, these pressure treatments for PTSD and TBI patients could be the most significant yet. If it works, the next step would be to get TriCare and Medicare to fund the procedure. Also, steps are being taken toward getting the Food and Drug Administration to approve it as a drug as opposed to an intervention. “How can you prove today that post-concussive headaches are treated by the hyperbaric chamber?” said Gordon. “The brain isn’t something you can look at and see its internal workings. There’s nothing actually moving in the brain – we cannot really tell what can be causing a headache. We think the treatment could work based on previous studies, but the gold standard in healthcare is that randomized tests show conclusive results.” Due to the high level of TBI and PTSD injuries from the war, it’s congressionally mandated that the Department of the Navy pursue these studies to see if the treatments work. “The basic premise of hyperbaric treatment is the theory that increased partial pressure of the oxygen helps heal the brain,” said Gordon. “We have to find out how, for example, increased pressure helps recurring headaches. After we find out how increased oxygen will benefit a TBI/ PTSD patient, we then have to determine what level of SEE TREATMENT 3C

Military working dogs maintain important role beside their human counterparts CPL. DAMANY S S. COLEMAN Marine Corps Bas Base Camp Lejeune

Dogs have long been recognized as “force m multipliers” by military fight fighting forces around the world. The use of dogs in the mil military dates back tto the Roman mans, when canines w e r e equipped with w razor-sharp collars around t h e i r ne necks and sent into th the enemy's ranks to bi bite and cut enemies. The U.S U.S. military has used wor working dogs since the Rev Revolutionary War, initially as pac pack animals. Later, they were us used for killtrenches during ing rats in the trenc World War I. In W World War II, man’s best friend saw their biggest support role in military operations, yet. The U.S. military deplo deployed more than 10,000 specially trained canines as sentries, scouts, messengers and even mine detectors. Today, military working dogs have taken a more natural role beside their handlers – following their noses. With an aacute sense WATER FROM 1C Supervision by a lifeguard or designated water watcher is important to protect young children when they are in the water, but when children are not supposed to be in the water, supervision alone isn’t enough to keep them safe. Among children ages 1 to 4, most drowning occurs in residential swimming pools. Most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes and were in the care of one or both parents at the time. Barriers, such as pool fencing should be used to help prevent young children from gaining access to the pool area without caregivers’ awareness. According to CDC, there is an 83 percent reduction in the risk of childhood drowning with a four-sided isolation pool fence, compared to three-sided property

of smell five to 10 times stronger than humans’, MWDs like the ones found on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, are able to detect minute traces of explosives or drugs and alert their handlers of their presence. Sgt. Joshua Mullins, chief military working dog trainer with the Provost Marshal’s Office kennels, said the dogs also do health and comforts in barracks, vehicle searches and are often tasked out by the United States Secret Service for detection missions. “(Having a military working dog) is a whole lot easier,” said Mullins. “I supported a bomb threat at the commissary here on base two years ago. Someone called in and said there’s a bomb. We went in and found nothing.” Mullins said that instead of having an explosive ordnance disposal team go into the situation, wearing full bomb suits or using robots, the dogs can pinpoint the explosives through smell. An EOD team, however, would have to find something out of place. For example, if the bomb were to be in a box of cereal on aisle four, EOD would have a very hard time finding it whereas a trained dog would not. Mullins said the dog would then change its behavior and respond to the smell of bomb substances or even narcotics and let the handler know. He added that trainers keep up with the proficiency of the dogs and monitor explosive, aggression and narcotics training with the different teams. Dog handlers, however, train with the dogs to execute these skills, support road missions or any tasks that come down from the Secret Service and local law enforcement. Marine Corps Civilian Law Enforcement Officer, Lt. John Salvetti, the kennel master with PMO, said MWDs also help support missions with other agencies. During election season in 2012, the dogs will be used when candidates use large venues during their campaigns. “Once they identify a republican candidate,

line fencing. The Consumer Product Safety Commission also provides a list of tips to create swimming safety awareness. To view the list, visit A list of rules listed at base pools includes: • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older. • Lap lanes are for lap swimming only. Lap swimmers must continuously swim from wall to wall using any stroke or combination of strokes. • No unit training shall be conducted during recreational or lap swim times. • All patrons must comply with the directions of the lifeguard staff. • Do not run on the pool deck. • The lifeguard must approve of all floats, balls, toys

then that person will get Secret Service support,” said Salvetti. “We’re looking at a really productive year for our explosive detector dogs to be able to support the elections and campaigns.” Salvetti said the larger events are great opportunities for their dogs to hone their skills, which includes patrolling, controllable levels of aggression, psychological deterrents, searching buildings and apprehending non-compliant or fleeing suspects. The handlers and their animal’s abilities also bring another factor into conducting successful operations. To control these actions, handlers learn to use three distinct voices to communicate with their dogs: the praise, command and correction voices. The command voice, the most common of the three, is a mid tone and is the closest to the handler’s natural voice which lets the dog know that the handler wants it to complete an action such as “heel” or “escort.” The praise voice is used to let the dog know it’s doing something good, and that a treat may be in its near future. This is a relatively high pitched, friendly tone that can be somewhat embarrassing to use when dog handlers first begin to use it in training. The correction voice does just that. It lets the dog know that is has done something wrong or it needs to “correct” itself. In any team, whether animals are included or not, communication and teamwork is key to maintain high team morale and safety to complete the mission. “When we go out on missions, we still do work hand-in-hand with EOD teams,” said Salvetti. “We’ll sweep through first with our dogs, and then they go through. It’s a necessary redundancy for the success of the mission.” Salvetti added that the PMO kennels are also having a new office under construction for them, which is slated to be complete before March 2012, aboard the base.

and other water-sport devices. • No street shoes or boots are to be worn on the pool deck. • Abusive, profane or obscene language or conduct is prohibited. • Do not hang on the safety lane line or use any of the lifesaving equipment, except in the case of an emergency. • No fraternizing with the lifeguards. • Pushing or pulling patrons into the water or horseplay of any kind in the pool or on the deck is not allowed. • While using the diving platform or diving board, only one patron shall be on the platform or board at a time, only forward, single-jump diving and jumping is permitted, divers must allow the previous diver time to reach the edge of the pool before diving and must swim to the edge of the pool after diving.

THE GLOBE, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. TREATMENT FROM 2C treatment will suffice for them. If 1.5 atmospheres will help him, why not 1.6? What are the limits? We have to figure out the right dose at the right time.â&#x20AC;? Gordon added hyperbaric chamber treatment is a low risk to the patient, based on prior anecdotal studies. Testing on people with mild TBI has already begun, which involves troops with symptoms, such as loss of consciousness for up to 30 minutes, headache or dizziness for up to 24 hours and

post-traumatic amnesia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to test on enough people to prove a solid outcome,â&#x20AC;? said Gordon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as we know, there are no signs that the treatment will worsen oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TBI, but there may be some adverse events or mild side effects.â&#x20AC;? Gordon said that for testing purposes, each patient undergoes 40 sessions in a 10-week period with a goal of proving a reduction in TBI symptoms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cannot see the headaches, so our results are all

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Improvised explosive device and suicide attacks have been present since biblical times and are littered throughout history, even to this day. Unconventional warfare is nothing new. In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conflicts, IEDs are the primary cause of troop casualties overseas and have proven to be one of the biggest challenges since Operation Iraqi Freedom and currently in Operation Enduring Freedom. The Mobile Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer, which falls under the Training Support Division, has been created aboard several military installations, most recently on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, to create an interactive training environment that helps better prepare service members for IED attacks, and move toward helping to more quickly develop a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sixth senseâ&#x20AC;? in-theater. The requirement for a new, more efficient counter-IED program was first stated by U.S. Central Command, in which the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization was tasked for the job. Kurt Sobiesienski, the white cell leader with the MCIT, said the MCIT was simply an effective, interactive IED trainer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fighting in an IED environment,â&#x20AC;? said Sobiesienski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Iraq and Afghanistan, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dealing with IEDs on a level we never have before.â&#x20AC;? Sobiesienski added that there are identical MCITs in other locations including Camp Pendleton, Calif., Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and Fort Campbell, Ky. However, all of the MCIT locations are identical and consists of a series of four modified 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; conex boxes, also known as CBs. Various units who complete the MCIT training go through the CBs in groups of six


based upon if they say they feel better or not â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is no definitive way to tell if each treatment works, and that is the challenging thing about this,â&#x20AC;? said Gordon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are trying to objectively look at subjective things.â&#x20AC;? Marine Corps officials are currently being briefed on the tests which may be conducted on some of their Marines. For those with mild TBI who would like to participate in the tests, call 877445-3199.

Troops get new way to beat IEDs CPL. DAMANY S. COLEMAN

AUGUST 25, 2011

or seven, from CB1 to CB4. The first CB drives home the fact that IEDs have been around for much longer than most people think and that current opposing forces are constantly devising new techniques to use them. It also includes four video stations, simulated hidden IEDs, a team oriented knowledge and awareness test and IED display cases and knowledge boards. The second CB is modeled after an Afghan bombmaker's residence and includes aspects of search training as well as component identification and emplacement tactics. It includes three video stations and a simulated insurgent homemade explosives room. The modern technology and assets todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forces are using to counter-IEDs are showcased in CB3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can win,â&#x20AC;? is the theme, and teaches lessons on how to defeat and defend troops from IEDs. In the last unit, CB4, troops use simulators to assume the roles of being an insurgent ambush team as well as mounted patrol. This CB also includes four video stations, two more tests for the teams, instructions on situational reports, IED principles board and interactive Counter Remote Control Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare devices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can do scenarios such as urban, rural and mountain environments,â&#x20AC;? said Sobiesienski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely one of the first steps in training troops in IEDs.â&#x20AC;? So far, two units have gone through the MCB Camp Lejeune MCIT, with approximately 80 troops per day and six to seven in the CBs at one time. The MCIT is located behind building 904, the Infantry Immersion Trainer, off Sneads Ferry Road.




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OFF-LIMITS ESTABLISHMENTS The following businesses are designated by the base commander as â&#x20AC;&#x153;off-limitsâ&#x20AC;? Bell Auto Salvage II at 136 Abbits Branch Rd., Hubert, N.C. Botta Booms (A.KA. Private Dancer) at 3054 Wilmington Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Carland at 2911 Route 17/ G.W. Highway Tabb, V.a. Cash-N-Advance at 2235 Lejeune Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C. Centennial Enterprises, Inc. at 1489 East Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 2, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Headquarterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office) Club Mickeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at 4441 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville (Closed) Coastal Smoke Shop at Brynn Marr Road, Jacksonville, N.C. Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drive Thru at 226 Wilmington Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quick Mart at Richlands, N.C. Dash-In at 1316 Hargett Street, Jacksonville, N.C. Discount Tobacco G & H at Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Doll House at Highway 258 West, Jacksonville, N.C. Easy Money Catalog Sales at 233-F Western Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C. Express Way at 1261 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, N.C. Fantasies at 4951 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Hip Hop and Hookahs at 311 South Marine Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Illusions Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Jacksonville Speedway Auto Parts (A.K.A. Raceway Auto Parts & Raceway Used Auto Parts) at 401 Blue Creek Elementary School Road Joshua Experience/Club Access at 200 Golden Oak Court, Virginia Beach, V.a. Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drive Thru at 1796 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, N.C. Lairdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto and Truck Repair at 1197 Piney Green Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.

Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mart at 2105 Belgrade Swansboro Road, Maysville, N.C. One Stop Shop at 501 Corbin Street, Jacksonville, N.C. Par Tech (A.K.A. Military Circuit of Jacksonville) at 487-A Western Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C. Playhouse at 6568 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville, N.C. Pleasure Palace at Highway 17, Jacksonville, N.C. Private Pleasures (A.K.A. Carriage House) at 5527 Highway 258, Jacksonville, N.C. Reflection Photo at 353 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, N.C. Smart Buy Jacksonville, N.C. Smittyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s R&R at Highway 17, Jacksonville, N.C. Southern Comfort at 2004 Highway 172, Sneads Ferry, N.C. Speed Mart at 2601 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, N.C. Student Assistance Company at 244 South Randal Road, Suite III Eglin, I.L. Talk of the Town II (barbershop is not off limits) at 114 Texie Lane, Jacksonville, N.C. Tender Touch (A.K.A. Baby Dolls) at Highway 258, Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco Alley at 521 Yopp Road, Unit 106, Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco Club at 487-B Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco For Less at 439 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco House Cigarette Center at 1213-C Country Club Rd., Jacksonville, N.C. Tobacco Leaf at 215 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, N.C. Veterans Affairs Service at Jacksonville, N.C. (This is a private organization not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs or the VA Outpatient Clinic.)

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Waterview Homesites, Deep Water Boat Slips and a Community Pier on the Intracoastal Waterway. To view available homeplans offered by St. Thomas Custom Home Builders please visit: or Contact Jody Davis at CHOICE Realty (910) 265-0771 JUST REDUCED - $146,900. New 4 Bedroom Home with 2 Car Garage. Move in Ready! Privacy Fence, Vaulted Ceilings, Kitchen Appliances, Sodded Front & Side Yards. Over 1450 square feet. Located in Ashbury Park off of Luther Banks Road. Call Jody at CHOICE Realty today 910-265-0771 WWW.SAMNJODYHOMES.COM NEW HOMES $120’S TO $180’S, Richlands area. Call or text Sam Davis, Choice Realty 910-330-4154.

WATERVIEW HOMESITES STARTING AT $86,000. Private Waterway Community of Hogan’s Landing. Located off of Bear Creek Road in Hubert. Waterview Lots are close to an acre each. Deep Water Boat Slips Also Available. An Absolutely Beautiful & Scenic Location for YOUR Dream Home. Call or Text Jody Davis at CHOICE Realty (910) 265-0771

$$VA Interest Rate Reduction$$ NO CASH TO CLOSE - Rates at an all time low! Call Southern Trust Mortgage at 910-378-4440 today! 3BR, 2BA, 2CG home with backyard privacy fence included. Sodded front & side yards. Smooth top range/oven, microwave hood, refrigerator, vaulted ceilings, carriage style garage door, dry-walled garage with automatic garage door opener & remotes, window blinds in all bedrooms and MORE! Located in Ashbury Park off Luther Banks Road. (This is a pre-construction offer….construction time is approximately 60 days). Please call or text Jody Davis at CHOICE Realty (910) 265-0771. Jody Davis (910) 2650771 1217 BRYNN MARR ROAD One story, single family ranch style home in established neighborhood. Three bedrooms, one bath and one car garage. Conveniently located near Camp Lejeune and shopping. A great starter home! Call to schedule a viewing today and you will be one step closer to becoming the new owner! Amanda Lewis (228) 223-0191

NEW CONSTRUCTION BY LEADER HOMES - 502 Cherry Blossom Lane. Vaulted ceilings, large walk-in lighted pantry, premium landscape package with sodded front yard, $2,000 towards privacy fence, upgraded lighting, ceiling fans in all bedrooms & closing cost assistance. Located off Luther Banks Road in Richlands. Call today to view this home. Ask for Jody Davis at CHOICE Realty (910) 265O771. Jody Davis (910) 265-0771 713 CHRISTOPHER COURT - WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THIS HOME! 3BR, 2BA with new roof, new siding, all new flooring, new cabinets, new counters, new appliances, new bathroom fixtures, new vinyl windows and new paint. TALK ABOUT A MAKEOVER! This house won the grand prize! Van Dupuis (910) 389-9700 New Homes Starting at $109,900 in Ashbury Park Back yard privacy fence, sodded front & side yards, 10 year Builder’s warranty, smooth top range/oven & microwave hood, side by side refrigerator & window blinds in ALL bedrooms. Paid Buyer closing cost assistance. Located off Luther Banks Road in Richlands. Call today to view available homes. Ask for Jody Davis at CHOICE Realty (910) 265-0771. Jody Davis (910) 265-0771 741 Ernest King Road Beautiful, well maintained home sitting on .38 acres. Custom built doublewide featuring a huge gourmet kitchen with corian counter tops, double oven & cherry wood cabinets w/lazy susan. Split floor plan features large master BR & bathroom w/soaking tub & shower, large laundry room w/deep sink & wired for freezer. Close to MCAS, shopping and schools. Great home, don’t miss it!! Vikki Stumpf (910) 265-6901 105 IVEY RIDGE PLACE One of a kind contemporary styled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located on large wooded lot at end of quiet cul-de-sac in lovely Acorn Forest. The heated and cooled sunroom looks out onto the natural beauty of the wooded backyard. The spacious 16x17 master bedroom comes with a walk-in closet that accesses a large storage area. Priced to sell quickly at only $148,400! Lois J. Hutchins (910) 330-4481 $139,900 - 600 Red Bud Couirt, Richlands New Construction by Leader Homes Inc. 3BR, 2BA, 2CG - Approx 1,400 Sq. Ft. Open & spacious living, dining & kitchen areas, lighted walk-in kitchen pantry, separate laundry room, vaulted ceilings, linen closet, coat closet and MORE! Located in Ashbury Park off Luther Banks Road in Richlands. (This is a pre-construction offer, however an upgraded model similar to this home may be viewed). Please call or text Jody Davis at CHOICE Realty (910) 265-0771. Jody Davis (910) 265-0771

$156,900-NEW CONSTRUCTION. 521 Cherry Blossom Lane. 4BR/2BA/2 CG/1454 SQ. Ft. Asbury Park, Richlands. Neighborhood Play Area. Backyard privacy fence included. Closing Cost Assistance. Call or Text (910) 265-0771. Jody Davis at Choice Realty. WWW.SOLDBYSAMNJODY.COM 772 WEST FIRETOWER RD, Swansboro - $222,500. Nice & open great room, bonus room, & screen porch overlooking an in ground pool. Located between Camp Lejeune and Cherry Pt. Call Bluewater Real Estate-888-354-2128 or $158,900 - 4 Bedroom , 2 story Home on large corner lot. Just minutes to the Piney Green Gate, shopping & restaurants. Over 1,900 Sq. Ft. of Spacious Living. Attractively updated, large bedrooms,gorgeous light fixtures and ceiling fans, wet bar, plus heated & cooledsunroom. Back yard is fenced and has metal shed that conveys with property. Seller also offers a home warranty. PRICED TO MOVE! Don’t wait, call Alyson Price at CHOICE Realty today. (301) 305-2081 $249,000 - GATED COMMUNITY1660 Chadwick Shores has 3 bedrooms (possibly 4), 3 baths and garage. Also features dining room, kitchen nook, gas log fireplace, vaulted ceilings, screened porch, fenced back yard and community dock. Short drive to Base. Realty World-Ennett & Associates (910) 327-3600. 100 KAYAK CT, SWANSBORO $194,900. Lots of extras! This is a Very Impressive Home! 5 min to beach, located between Camp Lejeune & Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate-800-752-3543 or www.BluewaterMilitary.Com 100 OCEAN SPRAY-Cedar Point. $109,900. This home is now priced below value of a recent appraisal. FHA approved foundation. Centrally Located Between Cherry Pt & Camp Lejeune. Call Bluewater Real Estate 8 0 0 - 7 5 2 - 3 5 4 3 . 103 CALDWELL COURT. Freshly painted home with open floorplan & sunroom. Beautiful two story foyer with Palladium window & laminate wood flooring, formal living & dining rooms, kitchen w/breakfast bar, family room w/FP, Master BR w/ FP, Master Bath w/stand alone shower, & jetted tub. Home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac & has an enormous fenced in yard! Chuck Compton (910) 330-5413

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tub. Kitchen w/granite countertops, breakfast nook & tons of counter space. Dual heat pumps & 3+ car garage. Too much to list! Rosemary Slone, Choice Realty (910) 330-3022 178 BEULAH LANE - Newport, $137,500. Enjoy waterviews of Goose Creek from your front deck in secluded community of Baywater! Call Bluewater Real Estate-800-752-3543 . 185 TOBACCO ROAD. Waterfront Hubert Estate. Less than 2 miles from the Camp Lejeune back gate. Great Crabbing, Shrimping, Fishing, Jet Skiing, Kayaking or Boating Right Off Your Own Private Dock! Beautifully maintained 4BR, 2.5 bath with a great Open Floor plan. Large one acre lot. About 10 minutes by boat to the Intracoastal Waterway and about 20 mins from three different inlets. Value Your Privacy? Then this is a must see!! Monte Hutchins (910)358-0358

195 HUNTER BROWN DRIVE, NEWPORT - $ 138,000. Nice modular home with 3BR/2BA on brick foundation. Centrally located, Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point. Large lot. Call Bluewater Real Estate-888-354-2128 196 AUDUBON DRIVE. Beautiful two story home in the well established neighborhood of Sharon Hills. 3BR (Master BR has trey ceiling & Master Bath has skylight), 2.5 bath, large great room with FP, 2 car garage & a large deck, great for entertaining! The deck overlooks a huge wooded back yard. Great neighborhood with sidewalks & a park at the end of the street! Chuck Huff 910-465-7876 Choice Realty

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108 STREAMWOOD DRIVE. This 2BR townhome is better than new with ceramic tile, laminate flooring, upgraded appliances, plantation blinds, double sink vanity, security system, vinyl privacy fence. You would spend thousands replicating all of this work in a new construction home! Pamela Valdes, Choice Realty 910-330-9138 109 CEDAR LANE - #10 Cedar Point - $150,000. This is the prefect place if you’re looking for a weekend. Shared 7 boat slips with private boat ramp. 5mins to the ICW. Call Bluewater Real Estate-888-354-2128 or 109 CORRAL WAY - Spacious and affordable 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with vinyl siding, vinyl replacement windows & almost new heat pump!! Located at end of quiet cul de sac in lovely Horsecreek Farms. Reduced to only $135,000. Best buy in the neighborhood!! MLS 115975 CHOICE Realty 910-330-4481 110 COLDWATER DRIVE, SWANSOBORO - $219,900. Great Quality Built Home! Less than 30 Min to Camp Lejeune or Cherry Pt, Carteret Co Schools!Call Bluewater Real Estate-800-752-3543 .

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114 SHADOWBROOK DRIVE.This beautiful 4BR, 2BA home has been wonderfully maintained and loved. It has beautiful ceramic tile in the foyer, kitchen, dining room, bathrooms & hallways.Family room adjacent to kitchen with a pass through to the dining room, wood burning FP, spacious bedrooms, 5 decks, one with hot tub, one a sundeck & one a play area! Too many great features to mention!Located near the Lejeune main gate. Veronica Judd, Choice Realty 910-389-4104 116 LONGLEAF DRIVE-SWANSBORO$199,500. A little piece of heaven is back on the market at a new price. Has it’s own boat ramp. Owner’s will consider financing. Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 117 KOONCE CIRCLE. Gorgeous 4 BR, 2.5 BA with rolling backyard surrounded in Azalea, Magnolia and mossy Dogwoods. The Master Bedroom was built as a mother-in-law suite with private entrance. Beautiful wood floors throughout the house and Formal & Informal dining rooms are just two of the wonderful features of this beautifully maintained home. Van Dupius (910)389-9700

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10C auGusT 25, 2011 200 E. LAKERIDGE LANDING. Charming 3BR, 2BA home located conveniently on a corner lot. Popular split floor plan, living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling, garage and fenced in yard. Close to the base and shopping. Call Motoko Philpott today for more information. (910) 459-6801 Choice Realty 2020 COLONY PLAZA. Beautiful home In The Exclusive Heritage Square subdivision with community clubhouse, pool, lawn & exterior. maintenance. Call Bill Betts, Choice Realty at 910-330-6098 210 CHASTAIN DRIVE. Just Reduced! $220,000 Gorgeous Home! 4BR/2.5BA. Granite countertops and a butler?s pantry in the kitchen. Bamboo floors. All new carpet upstairs and new blinds in all windows. Great neighborhood. You must see to believe. Call Betty Davis, Century 21 Champion Real Estate at 910-445-5328 or 910-340-1822 or visit 215 PORTLAND PLACE. Spacious 3BR, 2BA home in quiet friendly subdivision.Large living room w/vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, formal dining room, large kitchen, beautiful sunroom..htd & cooled, large backyard, 2 car garage and freshly painted throughout. Too much to mention, must see to appreciate all this home has to offer.Chuck Huff, Choice Realty (910) 465-7876. 215 STAGECOACH DRIVE - Fabulous 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with garage, fireplace, hardwood floors, fully equipped kitchen and 2 master suites in lovely Carolina Forest! Best buy in the neighborhood. Priced $53,000 BELOW tax value!! MLS 121395 CHOICE Realty 910-3304481 224 BUSCH DR. $121,700 MLS#119044. 1.85 Acres on cul de sac lot! Awesome kitchen complete with an island! Spacious LR splits the BRs. ALL BRs have walk in closets! Master bath is what everyone wants! His/her sink, garden tub, separate shower, etc. No city taxes! Richlands schools. Call Cherie Schulz (910) 389-7411 234 WINNERS CIRCLE. $116,900 MLS#122844 JUST RIGHT! Cheaper than rent! 2 spacious BRs.,2.5 baths, Roomy LR. Fpl. Big kitchen. Seperate dining room. 1 car garage. Already Fenced. County taxes! Near Lejeune $3000 for you! Call Cherie Schulz (910) 389-7411 238 NEWPORT DRIVE $229,900 GORGEOUS HOME in great neighborhood. Bonus room with it?s own ½ bath. Beautiful maple laminate floors. Arched doorways, separate dining room with tray ceiling, crown molding and chair rail. Very open and spacious. Seller providing a 1 year AHS Home Warranty. Call Betty Davis, Century 21 Champion Real Estate at 910-455-5328 or 910-340-1822. #122563 3 BD.2 BA, SINGLE STORY HOUSE for sale. Cottage cove subdivision. 1 car garage, conveniently located 5 mins from main gate. Near North East Creek Park with nature trails, golf course and playground. Freshly painted with neutral colors to match any decor. Fenced in backyard, ideal for children and pets. $128,000 neg. Call 706-840-2807(day), 706-854-9950(evening)

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300 OSPREY RIDGE DRIVE -Emerald Isle - $169,900. 3 bedroom/2.5 baths..private end unit with extra common area. Easy access to beach, bike path,stores and restaurants. Call Bluewater Real Estate-888-354-2128 or

650 CEDAR POINT BLVD, CEDAR POINT-$182,500. Here’s a nice 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath unit at Cedar Point Villas. Easy commute to Morehead City or Camp Lejeune. Call Bluewater Real Estate-800-752-3543 or www.BluewaterMilitary.Com

303 FOXHALL ROAD, NEWPORT $159,000. 3 Bedroom and 2 Bath! One level home in great condition within short drive to Morehead & Cherry Point! Call Bluewater Real Estate or

712 DORIS AVENUE $155,000. LOVELY HOME in Northwoods. Just steps away from Parkwood Elementary School. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Welcoming living room and a den with gas log fireplace. Hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms. Additional room that can be an office or playroom. Call Betty Davis at Century 21 Champion Real Estate 910-455-5328 or 910-340-1822. #121942

311 APPALOOSA CT, SWANSBORO. $189,900. Spacious ranch-style home on over an acre! About mid-way between Camp Lejeune & Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 8 0 0 - 7 5 2 - 3 5 4 3 o r www.BluewaterMilitary.Com 311 SILVER CREEK LANDING RD, SWANSBORO. $299,900. Great location just 7 minutes to Emerald Isle, and midway between Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point. Croatan school district, too! Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 313 CINNAMON DRIVE. Check out this nice 3BR, 2BA home in Hubert. As you enter the home, the large living room with its fireplace welcomes you! The kitchen is open to the dining room and both have hardwood floors. The fenced in back yard with its open deck is ideal for cook outs or just watching the kids play. All this and Swansboro schools for only $147,500!! Chuck Compton 910330-5413 Choice Realty 440 HUNTING GREEN DR. $128,500, MLS#118847. This home is available just in time for you! Three bedrooms, eat in kitchen and a garage for this reduced price! Already fenced for your pet! Seller will help with your closing costs! County taxes! Located off of Gum Branch Rd for easy access to town and bases. Call Cherie Schulz (910) 389-7411 517 OCI DRIVE. $128,500. REALLY NICE HOME-with new paint inside. Laminate floor in living room and hallway, ceramic tile in kitchen and bathroom. New carpet in bedrooms. Recessed lighting in living room area. 20x20 storage building in back yard. Call Betty Davis, Century 21 Champion Real Estate at 910-455-5328 or 910-340-1822. #121044 601 PELETIER LOOP SWANSBORO, $124,900. Corner one story Townhome overlooking Golf Course! Great location to either base, close to the Beaches!! Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 or 601 PELLETIER LOOP RD, SWANSBORO - $ 120,000. Two story townhome w/small front porch & pvt patio. Great location to either base, close to the Beaches!! Call Bluewater Real Estate-888-354-2128 or 636 RIVA RIDGE. Great interior spaces with all the amenities of living in Escoba Bay. Equestrian & Yachting Community. Beautiful floors and high ceilings abound in this wonderful home! Relax by the community pool, go fishing or crabbing at the community dock. Lots to enjoy inside and out!! Lisa Hamner (910) 467-6530 Choice Realty

VALCAN COMMERCIAL STOVE (2 ovens, brittle, 6 burners) $500.00. Commercial 5 lid beer cooler $300.00. Call 910-347-0003

GRUNTZ HAS NEW/USED ELECTRONICS, DVD, magazines & more. 303 HENDERSON DR. SURROUND SOUND AND BLUE-RAY PLAYER. Yamaha Digital Home Theater System -Sony Blue-ray Disc/DVD Player. Brand new, still in the boxes...never opened. Retail price is $600. I will take $350. 270-535-7140

81 CRUSH CT, SWANSBORO $115,000. Nice complex with swimming pool, in walking distance to shopping, located close to Swansboro schools, 15 minutes to Camp Lejeune, & 10 minutes to Emerald Isle beaches. Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY. 2d Marine Division Assoc (located in Base Library) seeks new Exec Sec’y on part time basis. Proficiency with Access is essential. Flexible work week; one, annual week-long, out-of-town travel required. Send/email resume to:PO Box 8180, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547/

833 MILL CREEK RD, NEWPORT $169,000. Just outside of Newport, close to Cherry Point and Beaches! Lots of upgrades, 12x12 storage shed! Call Bluewater Real Estate 800-752-3543.

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854 MILL RIVER RD-Completely remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with fireplace, garage, new carpet and new paint!! Qualified buyer can move in and rent until closing! A steal at $149,900. CHOICE Realty 910-330-4481 BREATHTAKING, BEAUTIFUL & PRIVATE. Gorgeous Custom Built Home with 11 Acres and Waterfront on Queens Creek in Hubert. Over 3,600 Square Feet, 3 car attached garage, oversized detached 2 car garage with storage space. Attention to detail, upgrades galore & space throughout. This Property is Truly ONE of a Kind and a MUST SEE. Call Alyson Price at CHOICE Realty today (301)305-2081 Click below to view virtual tour. php?v=241555676872672 CEDAR POINT VILLAS, B35 - CEDAR POINT - $139,900. Awesome view, amenities include pool, clubhouse, daydock, boatramp and marina area. Great Location! Call Bluewater Real Estate - 800 - 752 - 3543 or www.BluewaterMilitary.Com ENNETT TOWNHOMES- 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with appliances, storage room and screened porch. Located on Old Folkstone Road in Sneads Ferry convenient to MARSOC, Courthouse Bay, beaches and schools. Affordable at $117,900. Realty World-Ennett & Associates (910) 327-3600. HUBERT.EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME. Features 11 acres. Numerous fruit trees. Privacy, serenity & elegance! Alyson Price, Choice Realty (301) 305-2081. NEW HOMES from the 120’s to 180’s Minutes to Downtown Richlands, Restaurants & Shopping 0.34 to 1.74 Acre Lots. Numerous Upgrades. Back Yard Privacy Fences 10 Year Builder’s Warranty. Call or text Sam Daivs 910-330-4154 Choice Realty

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2 STEELERS TICKET TO HOME GAMES. Located on 40 yard line, Steelers’ side, aisle seats, under cover. $300 per game. Call 910526-2793.

AKC ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL PUP 10 wks, male, L&W, very sweet, UTD on shots, $300 FIRM TEXT 541-979-3672 AKC REG. BOXER PUPPIES. Born August 8th fawn and brindle tails docked dew claws removed,dewormed and first shot $400.00. Now taking deposits of $100.00 910-271-1776 BEAUTIFUL SMALL MALE IMPEIAL SHIHTZU PUPPIES for sale. Item specifics are at : m/dogs-puppies/jacksonville/imperial -shih-tzu-puppy-adorable/?ad=132881 98 If interested please let me know. Thank you FREE KITTEN. BEAUTIFUL MARKINGS. Male, 6 1/2 weeks. Needs loving home. Very sweet and playful. Loves to be sung to (RockA-Bye-Kitty) Call 910-326-4781 LANDMARK MILITARY NEWSPAPERS makes every effort to protect our readers from fraud and abuse. When purchasing a pet, you should always carefully inspect the facility where the animal was raised. If you have concerns regarding a specific ad in The Globe, feel free to contact us. As always, we encourage our readers to consider the many pets available for adoption at local shelters. Some of these pets are featured weekly on page D2 of The Globe.

12 PC SOLID ROSEWOOD FRENCH PROVENCIAL dining rm set and lighted china hutch. 8 chairs, 2 leafs,removable glass tops. Asking $1800.00, call or text for pics or questions. 910-545-3146.

C - AIRE AIR COMPRESSOR 80-gallon w/hose! Please call for questions! 252-665-0236

ALL LEATHER SECTIONAL DARK BROWN. Seats 7, has 3 reclining seats, console with cup holders. Made by Ashley furniture. Asking $600.00. Call or text for pics or questions. 910-376-1921.

1993 TOWN CAR. Gold, four door sedan. $1000 OBO. Good condition. 910-467-5206 or 910-340-0856 anytime.

BRAND NEW Queen Mattress Sets starting at $150. Call 910-382-4615 for more info.Located on Lejeune Blvd FLORAL FABRIC PRINT SOFA AND CHAIR. Colors are reds, greens and tans. Very good condition. Asking $500.00. Call or text for pics or questions. 910-545-3146. SOLID ROSEWOOD FRENCH PROVENCIAL coffee and end tables with tables with drawers. Have removable glass tops, very good condition. Asking $450.00 Call or text for pics or questions. 910-545-3146.

CADILLAC DTS 07, leather, local trade, low miles, lot?s of chrome, only $21,500. Dealer 910-798-2730. CADILLAC SEVILLE 99, local vehicle, leather, Northstar engine, only 24,000 miles. $9,999. Dealer. 910-798-2730. CADILLAC SRX 08, pearl white, alloys, low miles, two to choose from, starting at $28,995. Dealer. 910-798-2730. CHEVY CRUZE 11, only 5,000 miles, GM Certified to 100,000 miles, local car, rated 36 MPG., $17,995. Dealer. 910-798-2730.


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2008 31’ TIOGA FLEETWOOD MOTORHOME. 2 slides, sleeps 5, under 9000 miles, perfect condition. 55K (negotiable). Includes extended warranty. (910)455-5452 or (910)330-1417

2009 BMW G650 GS. Dual Sport Bike. Like new. Only 1460 Miles. ABS front brakes, hand warmer, 12v Mini adapter for electronics. $6700.00 OBO. Call 910-324-4591. 2010 CUSTOM SERIES KAWASAKI VULCAN 900cc. VERY FEW made. It has 1,800 miles on the bike. Flat black and chrome. Email for more info or pics.-

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Cadence Ward, a military child, gets ready for his first day of school by practicing getting on the bus at the Kindergarten resource fair at the Russell Marine and Family Service Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Saturday.

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Summer’s over, school’s back in session and the class of 2024 is set up for success. The kindergarteners of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune are one step ahead of their peers after getting a sneak peak of what awaits them at the “Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten” resource fair at the Russell and Marine Family Services Center auditorium aboard base, Saturday. “We have a lot of first-time school parents here,” said Julie Fulton, school liaison with base schools. “We’re here to answer questions they’re nervous about.” Fulton felt the event was crucial for the families sending their children off

for the first time. “If we can reach parents of the kindergarten class and educate them on the resources available, they’ll have it for the rest of their school career,” she said. “We’re getting the most bang for our buck by getting the information to the parents.” Whether still clutching to their parents hands or running ahead in an act of independence, more than 300 students participated in the fair. The auditorium was set up as a road trip through school and volunteers from several organizations on base were on hand to provide information at pit stops throughout the room. “(Parents) want to know logistical stuff,” explained Fulton. “What will happen when the kids get there? Bus SEE SCHOOL 9D

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‘Help’ revives creativity, originality in Hollywood Now playing at Camp Lejeune “FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS” (R) “Friends With Benefits” is a romantic comedy about a girl and a guy who try to keep their relationship strictly physical. Mila Kunis (“Black Swan,” “Date Night”) stars as Jamie, the executive headhunter who enters into a no-strings attached relationship with her latest client. Justin Timberlake (“The Social Network,” “Bad Teacher”) stars as Dylan, an art director who has just been recruited by Jamie to work for GQ magazine in New York. Upon meeting, the two quickly become pals and while discussing their past failed relationships, both decide to give up on emotional attachments altogether and use each other strictly for sex. Despite what Hollywood makes everybody believe in the many romantic comedies put on the market, Dylan and Jamie think it is going to be rather easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship. However, they soon discover that getting physical without all the messy emotions really always lead to complications. The strong ensemble cast includes: Emma Stone (“Easy A,” “Superbad”) as Kayla, Dylan’s previous girlfriend; Patricia Clarkson (“Shutter Island”) as Lorna, Jamie’s freespirited mother; Woody Harrelson (“Zombieland”) as Tommy, a flamboyant

sports editor; and Jenna Elfman (“Obsessed”) as Annie, Dylan’s big sister. Director Will Gluck (“Easy A,” “Fired Up!”) also collaborated in writing the screenplay for this raunchy and silly movie that is sprinkled with extensive sex scenes. Kunis and Timberlake have great chemistry and definitely are bringing sexy back.

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Now playing in Jacksonville “THE HELP” (PG-13) “The Help” is a drama played out at the dawn of the civil rights movement in Mississippi, where three courageous women strike up an unlikely friendship and shatter a town’s unspoken code of behavior. The story provides a hard look at the complex bonds between black domestic servants and the privileged white women who employed them. In this tale of racial inequality, the path of these three strong characters unexpectedly cross, centering on the affluent white community and the black household help they employ. Emma Stone (“Crazy Stupid Love”) stars as 22-year-old Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, who has just graduated from college and returned home. Skeeter is an aspiring writer, but Charlotte, her mother, played by Allison Janney (“Away We Go”), would be ever so happy if Skeeter could find a husband as soon as possible. But Skeeter, an oddity

FRIDAY “Captain America,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m. “Friends with Benefits,” R, 9:15 p.m. SATURDAY “Winnie the Pooh,” G, 3:30 p.m.; “Captain America,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m. “Friends with Benefits,” R, 9:15 p.m. SUNDAY “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Captain America,” PG-13, 7 p.m. MONDAY “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

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among her Southern-belle friends, has other ideas when she pursues to write a book with the help of two black maids who risk their lives to speak openly with her about their experiences. Viola Davis (“Doubt,” “Knight and Day”) stars as Aibileen Clark, a wise African-American maid and caretaker who suffers after the loss of her own child. Octavia Spencer (“Seven Pounds,” “Drag Me to Hell”) plays Minnie Jackson, the sassy friend of Aibileen, who struggles to find and hold a job and who can’t keep her mouth or her cooking under control. Although different from one another, these women come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. Bryce Dallas Howard (“Spiderman 3,” “Hereafter”) co-stars as Hilly Holbrook, a self-righteous and snooty society lady,

FRIDAY “Zookeeper,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” PG-13, 9:15 p.m. SATURDAY “Monte Carlo,” PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Zookeeper,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “Horrible Bosses,” R, 9:15 p.m. SUNDAY “Monte Carlo,” PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m. MONDAY “Monte Carlo,” PG, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY “Horrible Bosses,” R, 7:30 p.m.

who forbids Minnie to use the bathroom in the house. Jessica Chastain (“The Tree of Life”) can be seen as the sexy Celia Foote, a kind outsider who is married to a rich Southern man but is considered white trash to the local socialites and, therefore has trouble breaking into the snobbish society. Also starring are Sissy Spacek (TV’s “Big Love”) as the mischievous matriarch Missus Walters, Hilly’s mother; Mary Steenburgen (“The Proposal”) as Elaine Stein, the book editor in New York; Cicely Tyson (“Roots”) as Constantine Jefferson, Skeeter’s childhood maid; Ahna O’Reilly (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) as the girlish Elizabeth Leefolt, Aibileen’s employer; Anna Camp (TV’s “Mad Men”) as Jolene French; and Aunjanue Ellis (“Ray”) as the maid Yule Mae Davis. Director, writer and actor Tate Taylor (“Pretty

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Ugly People”) also penned the screenplay with the help of Kathryn Stockett, the author of the popular and best-selling 2009 novel “The Help” about black servants working in white Southern households in the 1960s. Taylor insisted on filming the movie in Greenwood, Miss., thereby helping their struggling economy. Stockett, who has been friends with Taylor since their childhood in Jackson, Miss., also appears in a cameo role. The book, which became an instant beloved hit and, is still to this date number one on the bestseller list, has a very complicated storyline about racial inequality in the 1960s South. The film is brilliantly adapted from the best-sell-

ing novel and tells about a group of black maids who shake up the segregated society of 1960s Mississippi when they dare to tell their stories to a young white writer. The hotly anticipated film is a faithful and sensitive adaptation of the runaway best-seller, giving the black maids the best lines with standout performances by the talented Davis and Spencer. “The Help,” is a truly inspiring, compelling and emotional story that comes alive onscreen with its strong cast and powerful performances. The film’s saucy and humorous side also makes it great entertainment and a must see. Ms. Huneycutt is the public affairs assistant at the base Public Affairs Office.

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End of summer celebration Aug. 27, 3 to 6 p.m. Head over to the Midway Park Community Center for an afternoon of free, family fun to celebrate the end of the summer season. There will be games, prizes, face painting and more. Kids are welcome to wear their swimsuits for some water fun. Space is limited to first come, first served. The event is open to all Department of Defense cardholders. For more information, call 451-1807. Bike Bash Aug. 27, 10 a.m. Coastal Plains Raceway in Jacksonville, N.C., is hosting the fourth annual Bike Bash. Come see professional stunt shows, a burnout contest and more. Admission is $10 and kids 12 years old and younger are free. Proceeds will be divided between the local Museum of the Marine and the International Run for the Sons Mission Outreach. For more information, visit Citizens Police Academy Sept. 8, 6 to 9 p.m. The Jacksonville Police Department invites you to be a part of the Citizens Police Academy. It provides an opportunity for citizens to learn firsthand about the operations of the police department through a series of lectures, field trips and simulated activities. The sessions are held weekly for 10 weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Jacksonville Police Department. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a city of Jacksonville resident, business owner, or employed in the city and must pass a criminal history background check. Applications can be found at For more information, call 455-1472. ReEntry Docudrama Sept. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Militaryspousesandfamilymembersareencouraged to attend this riveting docudrama for and about Marines. The screening will take place at the Russell Marine and Family Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. ReEntry is about the re-entry process that a combat veteran or a military person goes through when they are trying to acclimate back to society, or are being reintroduced to their families or the work force. Warning: Explicit adult language and materials. Intended for mature audiences only. For more information, call 451-2865. Free concert Sept. 17, 5 to 10 p.m. Actor and musician Gary Sinise, along with the Lt. Dan Band, will be performing a free rock concert on Liversedge Field aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. Mike Corrado, a Marine and singer/songwriter, will make a special appearance as the opening act. No alcohol or pets are allowed. The free event is open to all Department of Defense cardholders and their guests. For more information, call 450-5270 or visit


AUGUST 25, 2011


Photo by Sgt. Bryan A. Peterson

Since graduating Lejeune High School in 1980, LHS Principal Eric Steimel has spent his entire career, after graduating Wake Forest University in 1984, teaching, mentoring and leading students within the Department of Defense Education Activity school system on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Spending eight years as a science teacher, nine as assistant principal and principal at Brewster Middle School and an instructional systems specialist for the superintendent, Steimel now finds himself in his second year as the LHS principal. Steimel said, “If I didn’t attend Lejeune High School, I wouldn’t be in teaching.”

No place like home for LHS principal SGT. BRYAN A. PETERSON

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


efore Eric Steimel graduated Wake Forest University with a biology degree with an emphasis in teaching, he had been looking for teaching opportunities, with many job offers on the table. But, when he graduated in 1984, he accepted one he couldn’t refuse – science teacher at Lejeune High School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. It wasn’t for the money. It was personal, something near and dear to his heart. He wanted to come back to a place he called home, a place as he refers to it – the reason why he “went into teaching.” Steimel, who is in his second year as principal of LHS and 27th in the Department of Defense Education Activity aboard MCB Camp Lejeune, spent all of his high school years at Lejeune High School and graduated in 1980. Steimel’s father was a Navy general surgeon, and while growing up, much like many military families, he and his family moved all over the place. From first through fourth grade, he attended a DODEA school when he and his family were stationed at a naval base in Puerto Rico. “I loved it,” said Steimel. “Everyone who attended school there had ties to the military. Everyone was friendly and you immediately became friends with other kids because we all shared at least one thing in common – we all were military children.” Before entering fifth grade, Steimel’s father received orders to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. With no DODEA school available, Steimel had to enter the public school system for the first time. He went to

school there until after he completed the eighth grade. These were the years he didn’t like going to school or learning anything. In Steimel’s opinion, he thought it was the “typical young boy adolescent years.” “I definitely had an attitude then,” said Steimel. “I was in a public school, didn’t know anyone, didn’t grow up with anyone there like everyone else did and I felt as if the teachers were there to just teach and that’s it. I noticed the difference between the teachers from DODEA schools and public schools.” “I felt like the whole time we were there, our neighbors didn’t know we existed,” said Steimel. “I was confused. There I was at that age hating everything, not wanting to do anything and really, what got me thinking the most, what I would eventually do after high school. I had no aspirations, nothing to look forward to.” This all changed when his father, yet again, received orders to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune aboard the base. His family moved on base and he began his freshman year at Lejeune High School. Upon walking through the front doors of LHS, Steimel didn’t know what to expect. He still had an attitude, was rebellious and just went to school because his parents made him. “When I walked through that door here at Lejeune High School, there were people who knew I was new, but instead of ignoring me, they came up to me and introduced themselves,” said Steimel. “Whether I was at my locker in the hallway between periods or the lunch room, I was making friends.” Coming back to LHS helped Steimel realize he came back to a place where he had people who he could relate to and vice versa. He also realized the teachers weren’t there just to teach.

“The teachers back then, and even now, knew what we went through. Whether our parents were deployed or (temporarily assigned) elsewhere, they understood that and helped us out in any way they could,” said Steimel. “They genuinely cared about us – they weren’t just teachers.” The atmosphere surrounding LHS was the deciding factor in Steimel’s life. He knew after high school, he’d go into teaching. He knew that if the teaching staff could have an impact on his life, then he could do the same for others. After teaching high school science for eight years, serving as assistant principal and principal for Brewster Middle School for nine years and serving as an instructional systems specialist directly for the superintendent, Steimel now finds himself in his second year as LHS principal. “One thing about DOD schools is, (students) always have a place here,” said Steimel. “The staff here gets it. They know about the deployments, they know about the constant moving. Deployed service members know their kids

are taken care of. These are the things I experienced here at a young age and I realized that was the path I wanted to take shortly after the beginning of my freshman year. These are the kinds of things that mattered to me.” Steimel often wonders what would have happened to him if he didn’t attend LHS. It’s a thought that runs through his mind from time to time. “To be honest, it kind of scares me to this day,” he said. “Before coming here, I was at a point where I didn’t care, but, I’m glad things worked out the way they did.” As far as becoming a teacher at a DOD school, Steimel believes, “You can’t, in my opinion, teach at a place where you don’t have an interest other than teaching the subject you studied. You also have to connect with students, genuinely care about them and be a leader to them.” Steimel doesn’t have any plans to leave the place where he found himself, a career, way of life and most importantly, a family. “I’m back home where I belong.”

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School Age Care program holds open house for parents, students CPL. MIRANDA BLACKBURN Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

The Stone Street and Tarawa Terrace Youth Pavilions aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune held open houses, Saturday, for all parents who have children attending any of the Department of Defense primary, elementary and middle schools. Parents and students had the opportunity to tour the facilities, ask questions, learn about the School Age Care program, day-to-day operations and expectations. “A lot of this is aimed for the new kindergarteners and their parents,” said Maria Ready, the supervisor for special programs aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. “It’s really important for them to come into the new facility and be able to feel a sense of recognition when they come back on the first day of school. The whole

purpose is to show them where things are, whether it’s the bathroom or the lockers, and what to expect on the first day.” School Age Care is offered to kindergarten students through 12 years old from 5:45 to 8 a.m. and from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at both the Stone Street and Tarawa Terrace Youth Pavilions and provides bus service to and from school. Students are provided with breakfast, lunch and a snack and the staff plans activities in wood working, sewing, fine arts and science. “Here at the youth center, the building is actually open to the children and they have free roam, but there are child-care providers in every section so they can go as they please and make their own choices,” said Jennifer Triolo, School Age Care program assistant leader. “We also offer Boys and Girls Clubs that they can choose from in the afternoon.” Some of the clubs

students can participate in include Power Hour, which assists with homework; Triple Play (Mind, Body and Soul) Fitness, Healthy Habits and Kids for Saving Earth, which educates children on the importance of “going green.” “They can engage in so many different activities throughout the center,” said Ready. “We have different projects and during the summertime, we have field trips.” Parents who still need to register their children for SAC should go to Resource and Referral, located at the Midway Park Marine and Family Services Annex aboard the MCB Camp Lejeune housing area. To register their child, they will need to have their child’s shot record, their military identification card and page two of their service record book if they are a single parent. For more information on SAC, call 450-8674.

Photo by Cpl. Miranda Blackburn

Jennifer Triolo, School Age Care program assistant leader, teaches future School Age Care Program attendants how to play foosball during the Stone Street Pavilion open house, Aug. 20.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Victor Barrera

Lejeune High School students attend the high school’s Fresh Start event at the high school a week prior to kicking off the 2012 school year Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

High school starts with high expectations LANCE CPL. VICTOR BARRERA

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


ejeune High School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has opened its doors and is welcoming the new school year with an upgraded campus and high expectations from both the students and the staff. Fall sports have already kicked off and Principal Eric Steimel has nothing but good things to say about Lejeune High School. “We already have football, both junior varsity and varsity teams, volleyball, soccer, tennis and cross-country,” said Steimel. “However if there are athletes who are new to Camp Lejeune, there is still a chance to join.” This school year, the school is preparing to renew their accreditation, and is

positive that they will pass the inspections. “We’re very excited and are positive our teachers will be well prepared,” said Steimel. “We have two school improvement goals. One is to help our students improve in problem-solving skills and the other is to help them deal with large volumes of information and have them be able to see what’s important and make sense of it.” The Camp Lejeune Devil Pups, which is a reference to both students and mascots, live up to their name. Both in sports and academics, they are vicious and do not quit. “I can honestly say that you’ll be hard pressed to find a better group of students than our Devil Pups,” said Steimel. “You can see the influence of strong Marine Corps values. They’re dedicated (to giving) it their all, have a strong character

and always put their best foot forward.” One thing that helps make or break a school is the staff that runs it. Without them, the school would be void of knowledge necessary to help the students learn about life, the world and everything that’s in store for them. Steimel stated that the staff at Lejeune High School are experienced and a strong percentage of them are veterans with advanced, master’s degrees and even educational specialist degrees, which are higher than master’s degrees. “A standard I maintain for our instructors is excellence in the classroom and care of the students,” said Steimel. “When we talk about military dependents, it’s not only the parents that serve, but the children as well.” He continued, “In high school they form strong friendships one day and get (permanent change of station orders) the

next. Sometimes a parent is deployed or is hurt and we as a staff need to be in a position to support the family. Every kid should have someone they can talk to and that’s what I expect from all my staff.” The school has also received several renovations during the summer and during the past school year. All of the carpet in the hallways and classrooms has been replaced and the gym also received a new paint job and wooden floors. A big improvement was the air conditioning and heating in the gymnasium, which has not been improved in more than 20 years. “We’ve made a lot of improvements and we expect to continue doing the same for this coming year,” said Steimel. “This is going to be a great school year and I am sure our students and staff will continue to put their best foot forward.”

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Chaplain’s Corner

Remain resilient, seek strength

Forgiveness feels good


Here we are coming to the end of the summer. Once again, we transition into a new season and not just for the weather. It’s back to school for kids, a new round of youth sports, and permanent change of station season is coming to an end. In anticipation of the new school year, my wife and I wanted to take our children out to dinner to a place of their choice to kick off the school year. A good time was had by all and on the way home we began to reminisce about past years. The discussion turned to the time we lived in China. This was before our time in the Navy and while it lasted just less than a year, it was a significant event for our family. It was momentous for many reasons; one being it is the only time our children have attended a public school. We homeschooled before living in China and we do currently. I am amazed and proud of how my children handled their Chinese experience. It was by no means easy and downright difficult at times but they survived and they grew from it. In a word they were resilient. Resiliency is a popular term these days, and it seems everywhere you turn you hear about resilient children, families, Marines and sailors. But what does it really mean to be resilient and where does true personal resiliency come from? We can learn about it, we can read about it, and we can even take classes on it which are all helpful. However, I believe true, long-lasting resiliency comes from outside of ourselves, from the strength of an unchanging and almighty God. When the challenges of life hit, whether in the form of separation from loved ones, family or marriage crisis, health problems, etc., our own strength will eventually fail often leaving us with strained relationships, divorce, separation, or drug and alcohol dependency. When our strength fails, we need the one who will never fail us. We learn some of God’s character in Numbers 23:19. “God is not a man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” In Hebrews 2:18 it says, “For because he himself (in his humanity) has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), he is able (immediately) to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried (and who therefore are being exposed to suffering),” Amplified Bible. When God promises us he is “our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble,” (Psalm 46:1), we can believe and trust him to be just that.


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Breaking up may be hard do, b but growing h d to d i up is down right rough. My baby sister called me the other day and asked me a question for which I wasn’t really prepared. “Amy,” she said, “what age were you when you decided you were a grown-up?” I pondered for a moment before I replied, “I’m not sure that I have yet.” The problem isn’t a lack of maturity or real-life experiences. It’s the fact that when it comes to certain things, I still struggle just like I did when I was 5 years old. Sure, I can fix my own dinner and read words with more than one syllable, but I still find myself, on occasion, wanting to pitch a fit, pout and declare that I will be mad forever when someone hurts my feelings. I know I’m not alone in my plight. I see plenty of people walking around with chips on their shoulders and so much emotional baggage that they should be charged an extra fee at the airport. Don’t worry. I’m not judging. I used to drive a metaphorical U-Haul full of grudges, complaints and blame. It wasn’t until the last few years that I realized how much unforgiveness I was carrying around, and if I’m being completely honest, I was exhausted. Forgiveness may be hard, but unforgiveness

will kill you, literally. Studies have found that when unforgiveness persists, the prolonged anger and stress that comes with it can cause serious health risks, including high blood pres pressure, migraines and even ccancer or heart disease. Unchecked, long-lasting Unchec anger can make people 500 percent m more likely to die before the age of 50. Go I can wait G ahead. h while you pick your chin off the floor. Learning that forgiving someone can make me healthier shocked me, too. However, even being aware of the risks, forgiving isn’t easy. The obvious question here is, why? I think I know the answer. Somewhere at some time, we learned that forgiving someone is basically handing them a free pass. It’s saying that what they did was okay. It’s giving them permission to do it again. Our thinking is completely screwed up. Forgiveness is not the acceptance of someone’s inexcusable behavior against you or others. It’s acknowledging that their actions were wrong and making the choice to let it go and move forward. It really has nothing to do with them and everything to do with you. Marines and sailors regularly have to run an obstacle course as a requirement for their training. It’s a lot like life, full of all sorts of challenges that must be overcome before moving forward. Some tasks are easy to complete. Some you can

move through quickly. Others require taking the time to work through slowly and effectively or else risk failure. Unforgiveness is like running the course after strapping a rhinoceros to your back. You’ll face the same challenges, but you’ve made things a lot more difficult for yourself. Let me make something perfectly clear – forgiveness is a choice. Sometimes you can forgive once and the issue is settled. I usually have forgiven the guy who cut me off in traffic before I get out of my car. However, some hurts go much deeper, and forgiveness must be chosen over bitterness on a daily, hourly or even a minute-by-minute basis. In times of war, forgiving the enemy for keeping you from your family, for taking the lives of your friends and for causing you to see things no one should ever see seems impossible. It’s not. But it’s hard. Your wound doesn’t have to be fatal, but if you continue opening it, you will never heal. The healing power of forgiveness can affect not only you but also those who hurt you and those who witnessed it. I heard a story this past week that perfectly painted the power forgiveness can have on people. There was a young man whose father loved him unconditionally. He never had any reason to doubt or want for anything. However, he got fed up with the way things were and began acting rebelliously, saying cruel things to his father and ultimately

leaving the family to go off and live life the way he wanted. Although he had fun for a while, he soon realized that living life alone is no life at all. He called his father to ask for his forgiveness and if he could come home. “Don’t tell me your answer now,” he said. “My bus will pass by the house on its way into town. If you forgive me, hang a white sheet in the tree in the front yard. If it’s not there, I’ll know I can’t come home.” He hopped on the bus hoping and praying his father would forgive him for his selfish actions, but as he came closer to home, he couldn’t bare to look to see if the sheet was there. He explained his predicament to another passenger who offered to check for him. As the bus passed the house, the passenger looked at the young man and said, “There’s not one sheet on the tree.” The young man hung his head in shame knowing his father had every right not to forgive him. The passenger touched his shoulder and said, “There’s not one sheet on the tree. There’s three. In fact, every tree in the yard is covered in sheets, and every window has sheets hanging in the wind.” The father, though hurt and disappointed, chose forgiveness instead of holding a grudge and mended a relationship in the process. Who do you need to forgive? Take a deep breath, let things go and release some forgiveness today. Your heart will thank you.

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Brides on a Budget at The Dressing Room For the past two years, teacher Theresa DiBernardo has been working overtime for families in the Wilmington and Jacksonville communities. In her spare time, Theresa has put smiles on the faces of many brides, offering what many women only dream about—beautiful wedding gowns at affordable prices. She began “The Dressing Room” with consignment gowns, and has acquired a large variety of dresses from others shops that have closed their doors. Since she began, Theresa has taken great pride in being able to help women in need of affordable formal wear. “I have had a lot of girls from Camp Lejeune come to me, and it makes me happy to be able to help them get something really nice at a reasonable price. It is exciting to help

someone fall in love with a dress” says Theresa. The Dressing Room is located inside the Carolina Wedding Bridal Store at 17 S. Second Street in Wilmington, tucked away at the back of the shop. She is at the shop every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also takes clients by appointment. When Carolina Wedding is open, women are welcome to browse the Dressing Room selection, though they must specifically ask the staff to see it. The Dressing Room is designed for brides on a budget; customers can even arrange a monthly payment plan for the dress of their dreams. In addition to bridal gowns, The Dressing Room offers affordable formalwear that will keep you looking glamorous at this year’s Marine Corps Ball. Let Theresa help you find the outfit for the special occasions you’ll

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AUGUST 25, 2011


Last tastes of summer

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Mason Ward (above), Natalie Wagler (top right) and Emily Wagler enjoy one last tasty treat before the end of summer. The Exceptional Family Member Program, along with the FOCUS Project, hosted an ice cream social to celebrate the finale of the summer season at Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Tuesday. “We wanted to find a fun way to get with our families,” said Tracey Sosa, EFMP program manager. “There are so many stressors for families right now from deployments to the start of school. If they can find someone who’s going through the same thing as them, it makes things so much easier.”

SCHOOL FROM 1D schedules, lunch menus and things like that are important to them.” Representatives from both the MCB Camp Lejeune schools as well as the Onslow County schools came to support the event and give any guidance they could to parents. “Kindergarten is the foundation for education,” noted Mary Hendrickson, instructional system specialist in early education. “(The fair) is the beginning thing that shows them what’s coming. It’s a safe environment, and it gives them an idea what school is like so they can be comfortable because it can be kind of scary.” Hendrickson, who has worked in school systems for most of her career, understands children going to school can be just as hard on parents as it is on the kids. “The whole objective of this (event) is for kids and parents to feel comfortable,” she said. “You can always tell who the first and last time parents are. There’s a (certain) look in their eyes.” As the future doctors, lawyers and Marines of America received free backpacks filled with school supplies, their parents pondered their children’s educational careers and what they can do to help. “I’m looking forward to seeing him grow,” said Jessica McManus, a military spouse. “I’m also nervous about the challenges he might face. The more resources I can get the better.” Her son, Christian, didn’t seem nervous at all posing for pictures with the school bus and racing to see how fast he could put on clothes during a game at the Marine Corps Family Team Building station. “I’m going to learn about bones, fossils, dinosaurs, reading, numbers and speaking well,” he explained. Anne Ward, a military spouse, has been counting down the days until school starts with her son. “He’s totally excited,” she said. “It’s going to be so much fun for him to learn new things and broaden his horizons.” Sgt. Travis Crayton, Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station New River, came with his family as they prepared for his daughter’s first year at school. “I want her to learn new things, but I worry about her being accepted by others,” he said. According to Dwayne Snowden, director of elementary services for Onslow County, these kinds of apprehensions are normal but are easily calmed. “Stay involved and be a part of the school functions,” he advised. “When kids see parents invest, they see how important it is. School is a great place.” As the springboard of their education, all the representatives agreed that behaviors learned in kindergarten are critical. “Kindergarten is the door to their child’s educational career,” said Jessica Huff, director of Onslow County Partnership for Children. “Embracing the experience and child will only foster their achievements.” Keeping that in mind, Fulton pointed out things parents can do at home to encourage their children in their educational environments. “The main thing kids need to be learning is the literacy (reading) and math awareness,” she said. “(Read) with children and let them see adults reading.” She also advocated parents using math in their everyday conversation, such as the amount on the receipt or the temperature, so children are familiar with numbers. “Studies show that if kids start kindergarten already behind in math, it’s extremely difficult for them to catch even all the way up to fifth grade,” she said. “It’s critical to make them familiar the first year.” High on her list of recommendations are family dinners as often as possible where everyone, including the kids, are encouraged to talk about their day’s activities. “Kids aren’t used to having face-to-face conversations about school,” Fulton clarified. “However, if they’re distracted by something, like eating, they’re more likely to open up and ultimately will do better in school.” No matter what, change is inevitable, but for the families of MCB Camp Lejeune change is normal. “As military, we have changes all the time,” said Amy Greenselt, director of the FOCUS project. “This is an adjustment and change for everybody.” Greenselt recommended routines, like steady bedtimes, in order for students to perform better. She also encourages parents to remember that their kids are experiencing things for the first time, and it can be exciting for everyone. “Through their eyes, everything is brand new,” she said. For more information, visit

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(Above) A military child gets a head start on learning at the Wilmington Children’s Museum station while attending the Kindergarten resource fair at the Russell Marine and Family Service Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Saturday. (Left) Julieta Pitts explains to her parents how mixing colors makes a new one at the Kindergarten resource fair, Saturday.

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