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Photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik

Marine advisors with Regimental Combat Team 6 and Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to leave Forward Operating Base Delaram II for an engineering mission recently. The team oversaw as ANA engineers improved defenses at the austere outpost, Duznoz South.

WASHIR DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN gave those guys a better chance to defend themRegimental Combat selves against the enemy.” Team 6 The ANA planned and oldiers with completed the engineerthe Afghan ing mission. Marines National were present to observe Army hit a and advise during the milestone construction. “The ANA did a good job,” said Loyd. “They were able to put the plan together and get the materials. They made the logistical preparations necessary to move from Delaram to Washir. Once they got there, they were able to put their plan to action. They got the mission accomplished.” The Marines watched as their Afghan counterparts set up protective barriers, a dirt berm and new guard posts – obstacles for protection atop the hill the outpost stands on. “I was very impressed with the heavy equipPhoto by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik ment operators being able An Afghan National Army soldier with 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps, to operate their heavy briefs Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors on how to improve the defenses of equipment at such a steep Duznoz South, an austere outpost in Washir District, Helmand province recently. incline of the mountain,” CPL. KENNETH JASIK


toward their independence from NATO support by improving an outpost that was overrun by insurgents. ANA engineers with 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps built up the defenses of Outpost Duznoz South, in Washir

District, Helmand province recently. ‘They sent the engineers out to create more obstacles,” said 1st Lt. Michael A. Loyd, 4th Kandak Advisor Team operations officer and engineering advisor. “They

said Capt. William B. Kennedy, 4th Kandak advisor team officer-incharge. “They had a high potential to roll one of their vehicles, but they didn’t.” The ANA engineers proved themselves to the advisors. The Marines were very satisfied with the results of the mission, Loyd said. “I think everyone should know the ANA are very capable,” he said. “A lot of times people doubt their abilities, but they are capable.” The Marines said watching the Afghans perform on their own is fulfilling. “I really enjoy advising,” said Loyd. “Right now, the one thing that is really going to make their military successful is getting them to perform the functions they already know how to do at a more professional level.”

The advisors know their work is important for all Afghans, who will rely on the ANA to provide security once coalition forces leave. “We are preparing them for when we leave,” said Kennedy. “We’ve made it clear to them they need to use solutions they can use without us being here.”

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New defense system for tactical vehicles CPL. BRUNO J. BEGO

2nd Marine Logistics Group

Fifty Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group learned how to use the Gunslinger Package for the Advanced Convoy Security system during a two-week course Aug. 6 through 17. The GPACS system provides easy communication between machine gunners, better weapon control and can be mounted on a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement. “This system was primarily design to provide protection for convoys (in Afghanistan),” explained Jacob Ackerman, the lead technician for the GPACS system training facility here. “This system puts the (machine gunners) inside the cabin of the truck.” It is equipped with night vision and thermal capabilities, and is designed to carry the M249 light machine gun, M240 medium machine gun or Mark II .50 caliber machine gun.

Pfc. Michael D. Testa, a motor vehicle operator who participated in the course, said the system is very similar to playing a video game. “It is very accurate and very userfriendly,” Testa said. “It is great it can provide a better way to look at the surroundings while passing all the information to other gunners in the convoy through a live chat.” Sgt. Emerson C. Mason, a motor vehicle operator and a veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, said he is very glad the Marine Corps is investing in this type of technology. “This is great,” Mason expressed. “I can’t wait to use it when I go to Afghanistan. This is going to save lives and help us get from point A to point B effectively without risking the lives of Marines.” The troops with CLR-2, who recently stood up as the MLG’s forward unit, are slated to deploy in the next few months to Afghanistan in support of International Security Assistance Force operations.

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Lance Cpl. Dominick W. Phillips (inside cab), a field radio operator with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, observes as two Marines operate a Gunslinger Package for the Advanced Convoy Security system aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 15.

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BaseLegal Base Legal By M.S. Archer

Employment, rental scams targeting military For a variety of reasons, service members and their families are prime targets for scam artists. This article addresses two of the current types of scams, which target service members because they move around so much. Troops are often looking for a rental residence, which makes them prime fodder for rental scams, and their civilian spouses are often looking for employment, making them great targets for employment service scams. Unfortunately, things are not always what they seem. The homeowner advertising a great, low-cost house on Craig’s List or some other internet site may not even own the property he claims to be renting. He’ll ask you to provide the first month’s rent and a security deposit before agreeing to send you the keys, which you will never get. He’ll have some wonderfully convoluted excuse why some other company’s sign is in the front yard, or why he can’t get you into the house before you fork over your cash. He may even require you to fill out a detailed questionnaire to allegedly determine your ability to pay, but in reality it is to elicit information from you in order to perpetrate further frauds through identity theft. There are any number of employment scams that promise to get you a job, or offer riches for doing virtually nothing or present some phony business opportunity. Many scams revolve around cashing a check or a money order. For example, if you sign up to be a mystery shopper, you will be sent

a check or money order that looks quite genuine, but is not. You will be instructed to cash the instrument, use some of the money to make purchases at local store, provide a review, to put some of the money into your pocket as your pay, and return the rest. Eventually Western Union or the bank will realize the instrument is a fake, and you will be stuck reimbursing them with the full face amount. Other business opportunity scams involve processing medical insurance claims, stuffing envelopes, conducting on-line searches, or doing some other activity at home. And of course, pyramid schemes, where you will supposedly become rich after your initial buy in by recruiting your friends into the fraud. These scams are often characterized by pressure to act quickly, stories of fantastic riches, and companies only with internet sites and no physical addresses. With such high unemployment, it is not surprising that phony employment counseling or job placement scams are popular. There are legit firms, to be sure, but it can be hard to tell the difference. Some warning signs are high up-front fees, guarantees you will find a job, pressure to act immediately, oral promises that don’t appear in the written contract, and offering “previously undisclosed” federal jobs. There aren’t any. They are all announced on www. Of course, once one scammer has taken you for as much money as he thinks he can get, he may sell your

information to other scammers; you are now on a sucker list the scammer community figures are easy marks. There’s a chance you will be contacted by a phony detective or loss-recovery specialist promising to get your loss reimbursed, but you have to pay an up-front fee, cash a phony check at the bank, or provide personal financial information. If you have been victimized: - Report these matters to the police. Even if the police fail to catch the perpetrator, the law enforcement report may assist you in undoing identity theft damage. - Take action to prevent further ID theft losses. The Federal Trade Commission published a detailed outline of steps identity theft victims can take at / idtheft2012 - Report matters to the FTC military consumer sentinel, to the N.C. Attorney General, to your legal assistance office, and to your friends and colleagues. - Scam victims can also request assistance from the N.C. Attorney General’s office at 1-877-5NO SCAM or from the military liaison at 919-7266000. - If the host web site, for example Craig’s List or Lejeune Yard Sales, has a means of reporting fraud, use it, but be careful not to disclose personal financial information. - Be especially wary after the first victimization; you are even more of a target now.

July 2011 - June 2012 Annual Wastewater Performance Report The Annual Wastewater Performance Report is presently available to users and customers of the Marine Corps Installations East – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. As a result of the North Carolina Clean Water Act of 1999, owners and operators of wastewater treatment and collection systems are subject to important reporting requirements. All systems, including the plant aboard the installation, are required to publish an AWPR to summarize the treatment works’ and collection system’s performance over a 12-month period. The AWPR is a report card to provide facts about wastewater treatment for the base and Marine Corps Air Station New River. A description of the wastewater treatment process performance and deficiencies is also provided in the AWPR. The AWPR is available to users and customers of the treatment plant. For copies of this report or for additional information contact the Camp Lejeune utilities director at (910) 451-5024. The AWPR is also posted on the environmental management department web page

In an effort to be more fiscally savvy, the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed to cut about 10 percent of funding for military moves. Do you think longer tours, potentially up to five years, at one duty station will benefit or hinder service members, their careers and their families? They would save moves if they planned ahead a bit on schools and commands. So many people move and then get selected for school or a command. They have to move again in less than a year.

Laura Hyatt Hinder. Some tours are nightmares.

Greg Jeppson As a spouse with kids, I would like longer tours at each duty station. I’ve been married to my husband seven of his eight years in, and we’ve lived in three states during our marriage (not including the state we got married in). I would love the opportunity to get more deeply entrenched in a community, to be more able to make and keep friends, to not be in a constant state of moving. My kids feel the same way. While I can’t say if it will be of benefit to our service members or not, I think it would definitely be of benefit to their families.

Amanda Rodgers My husband has been at the same command since May 2006. It sucks in every way imaginable.

Julie DeChaine To be more fiscally savvy? How about the Senate cuts 10 percent of their pay and 50 percent of their retirement across the board, and leave our military alone? Just saying. Heather MacFarland I think it will add some much needed stability to the lives of families already under a tremendous amount of stress. Angela Cardoso WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CAMP.LEJEUNE WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CAMPLEJEUNEGLOBE

Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations East — Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Gorry Public Affairs Officer Capt. Joshua Smith

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Persian Gulf health care reform In August 1990 U.S. troops moved into Saudi Arabia marking the start of Operation Desert Shield, and the morning of Jan. 17, 1991, the coalition launched a massive air campaign commencing the start of Operation Desert Storm. It was 22 years ago almost 700,000 service members, of which the U.S. made up 74 percent of the coalition forces, were deployed to the Persian Gulf. Immediately after the war, veterans began complaining of several illnesses and symptoms ranging from rashes to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Those veterans, who enrolled in the Veterans Administration health care system, completed over 2 million outpatient visits for health care and more than 20,000 inpatient admissions in the VA health care system. The VA is improving care and services for Gulf War Veterans through initiatives outlined in the 2011 Gulf War Veteran’s Illness Task Force Report. These include the evaluation of a clinical-care model specifically for Gulf War veterans and enhanced education for health care providers about Gulf War veteran’s concerns. Additionally, a VA Gulf War Research Strategic Plan

was developed to address effective treatment for the symptoms experienced by some Gulf War veterans, and to guide efforts toward improvements in its diagnosis, the understanding of genetic and biological factors related to the illnesses, and the application of research findings in Veterans’ health care. The VA recognizes several presumptive illnesses, which may be linked to Gulf War veterans, such as brucellosis, campylobacter jejuni, coxiella burnetti, malaria, mycobacterium, tuberculosis, nontyphoid salmonella, shigella, visceral leishmaniasis and west nile virus. This presumptive recognition simplifies the application process for benefits. All Gulf War veterans are encouraged to contact a VA environmental health coordinator at 1-877-222-8387 if they participated in any operation in the area to include Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom or New Dawn. The coordinator will provide a survey form and set up a physical examination. For more information about the illness or assistance the VA may be able to provide, please contact the Retired Activities Office at 451-0287.

Retired Military Breakfast Located at the Ball Center (Old Staff NCO Club) Saturday Social hour will begin at 7 a.m., with breakfast at 8 a.m. All retirees, active duty, reserve, veterans and community friends are invited to attend the breakfast. For more information, contact Retired Sgt. Maj. George F. Meyer at 938-1610.

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AUGUST 23, 2012



Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 puts Marines on target SGT. RICHARD BLUMENSTEIN

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit


Photo by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit shoot M16 rifles while training with the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 Aug. 10 aboard Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Marines are in Kuwait as part of a 24th MEU sustainment training package. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support.

xploding, flying turkeys and hoards of terrorist attackers nicknamed ‘zombies’ may sound like the next greatest shoot-em up video game headed to the sales racks but for some Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 24, these simulations provided an entertaining training tool that allowed them to get some trigger time while away from the ship. The Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 gave the Marines a venue to have some fun practicing realistic marksmanship skills while ashore recently conducting a wide variety of training exercises in vast, desert training areas. While exploding turkeys and zombies don’t illustrate the realistic scenarios the EST 2000 initially presented to the Marines for training, it demonstrates the system’s versatility in creating any simulation service members can think of. “I don’t think of this as a video game, I think of it as a training tool,” said Randy Roller, the EST site lead with the Warrior Training Alliance who set up the training with the Marines. “It’s all limited to the imagination of the trainer. If the trainer can think it, we can come up with a scenario and make it run.” Using the EST 2000 simulator allowed them to refresh their skills and prepare for small arms, live-fire ranges they were scheduled to conduct a few days later. The simulations the Marines focused on included firing targets at unknown distances using M-16 and M-4 rifles at distances ranging from 25 to 400 meters away. At the end of each course of fire a screen would appear displaying their hits and misses. In the scenarios, the Marines practiced firing in rapid succession and the various targets programmed to appear randomly. They also dealt with simulated weapons

Photo by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein

Lance Cpl. Lee Wade, a field radio operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shoots an M-16 rifle while training with the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 Aug. 10 aboard Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Marines are in Kuwait as part of a 24th MEU sustainment training package.

Photo by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit shoot M16 rifles while training with the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 Aug. 10 aboard Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Marines are in Kuwait as part of a 24th MEU sustainment training package.

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malfunctions so they could practice getting their weapon in operating order and get back into the fight quickly. “This situation is more typical of combat because you need to adjust quickly to different targets at different ranges and different shapes,” said 1st Lt. Matthew Strickland, the logistics officer for CLB24. “You need to be able to engage them quickly to maintain the upper hand in the fight.” According to CUBIC Defense Systems, the parent company of the EST 2000, the system provides a highly accurate and configurable system to help soldiers acquire, sustain, and sharpen tactical engagement skills relevant to their mission. The system allows service members to focus on various marksmanship scenarios, group training up to the squad level, and decision making scenarios that force the service members to decide to shoot or refrain from shooting. To describe it simply, it is similar to a giant videogame where the controller is any weapon system ranging from 9mm pistols to a MK-19 automatic grenade launchers, and the scenario can be created to cater to whatever the unit training needs are. The weapon systems also replicate the sounds of, and have around 70 to 80 percent of, the actual kickback of firing the weapon in real life because of air compressors, said Roller. “It is definitely a lot better than a video game,” said Lance Cpl. Lee Wade, a field radio operator with CLB-24. “I would rather do this than play ‘Call of Duty’.” The Marines of CLB-24 make up the logistics combat element for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Many of the 24th MEU’s Marines spent approximately two months at Camp Buehring and the Udairi Ranges in Kuwait conducting a variety of sustainment training exercises while deployed in the U.S. Central Command and 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Fisher

Marines with 24th Marines Expeditionary Unit grab some chow on the flight deck of USS New York during a steelbeach picnic recently to commemorate the halfway point of their eight-month deployment. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.


24th MEU celebrates halfway point on equator STAFF SGT. ROBERT FISHER

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group celebrated the halfway point of their deployment aboard USS New York recently. They commemorated the day alongside the opening festivities of the Shellback Ceremony, a day set aside for the naval tradition of welcoming Marines and sailors, called pollywogs, who are crossing the equator for the first time. "It's good to know we finally reached the halfway point of the deployment," said Lt. Col. Aaron W. Adams, 24th MEU executive officer. "It has been a very busy

and productive several months since we left home." The Marines and sailors of the 24th MEU and the Iwo Jima ARG participated in bilateral training during Exercise African Lion 12 in Morocco and Exercise Eager Lion 12 in Jordan along with unilateral training in Kuwait during the first half of their deployment. "The can-do spirit and pervasive teamwork of New York's sailors and Marines shows through in every challenge we faced in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility," said Navy Capt. Jon Kreitz, USS New York commanding officer. "I couldn't be prouder of everyone's performance." The blue and green team of

USS New York rejoiced as they bid adieu to the first half of their deployment and began preparing for the remainder. They celebrated with a steel-beach picnic along with games, including sumo wrestling suits and a talent show. To commemorate the important day and combined ceremonies, the Navy invited sea legend Davy Jones and his royal court aboard the ship to perform skits and songs for the revelry of the crew. "It's a tradition of crossing the equator and appeasing the sea gods," said Petty Officer 1st Class Julian Guidry. "It's also a point of pride. How many people can say they've been across the equator aboard a ship? And the Marines and sailors go through

it together, so it builds camaraderie. It's a good time and everybody has fun." Ceremonies and celebrations allowed the Marines and sailors to mingle outside their workspace and break the monotony of ship life, which can quickly become dull and slow with reduced opportunities for Marines to train and maintain morale. Off ship, the Marines find time passes much differently with their days consumed by training. "Getting on and off the ship a lot is good for these guys," said Staff Sgt. Walter Duncan, CH-53E detachment control chief, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th MEU. "It helps the time go by faster for them.�

The aviation Marines saw their most difficult challenges in Jordan during Exercise Eager Lion 12. From the minimalistic approach to on-ground operations maintaining a daily water supply to wash the aircraft, the Marines and sailors maintained 24-hour operations to keep their aircraft mission ready, said Duncan. With four months and two major training exercises behind them, the Marines and sailors expressed their motivation and excitement at facing the rest of their deployment. "The key now is to ensure we stay focused and committed to our mission especially in the dynamic environment in which we work.� said Adams.


AUGUST 23, 2012


Photo by Pvt. Franklin E. Mercado

A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing drops a section of a raft during a training exercise with 8th Enginner Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group aboard Camp Lejeune Aug. 8. The training made history. It marked the first time in 10 years that Bridge Company, 8th ESB collaborated with elements of the 2nd MAW to open and construct a collapsible raft while already in water.

Engineers plunge into New River, accomplish historic training feat PVT. FRANKLIN MERCADO 2nd Marine Logistics Group

The Marine Corps is no stranger to making history, and the Marines and sailors of Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion made their mark in their unit’s lineage, with a once-in-a-decade training exercise. Bridge Company worked with components of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing to conduct a training event here, from Aug. 7 to 9, which was a first for many. The purpose of the training was to give troops a chance to test their skills on the water. The event simulated a humanitarian relief effort during which trucks couldn’t maneuver and a bridge was needed. The equipment put to use was the improvised ribbon bridge. The IRB provides wet gap crossing capabilities either as a floating bridge or a multi-bay raft for tactical vehicles.

A CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 took on the dubious task of airlifting several 14,000-pound individual sections of an IRB from a nearby landing zone and dropping them at Engineer’s Point. Once a section was safely dropped into the bay, Marines raced across the choppy waters aboard a watercraft to maneuver the piece of the bridge to the desired location. The Marines flung open each section of the improved ribbon bridge, reaching into the water to undo two latches keeping the section closed during flight and jumped on to secure the raft while still floating atop the water. The process took mere seconds, but it was an experience they will not forget, explained Lance Cpl. David S. Price, a landing support specialist with 2nd Marine Logistics Group. “When they told us this was something

that hasn’t happened in so long, I didn’t really know what I would think about it,” he said. “Once we started doing our jobs, it was like any other exercise.” The job of the landing support specialists was crucial to the exercise. They had the unenviable task of hooking each of the sections to the helicopter, which hovered only feet from the crowns of their heads. “The (landing support Marines) provided outstanding support,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Griffith Ruskin, the IRB platoon commander. “They did their jobs, and did them well.” Ruskin wasn’t the only Marine who thought the exercise was conducted smoothly. One of the Super Stallion’s crew also recognized the good work. “We are giving them about 10 minutes between each drop, and they are getting the job done,” said 1st Lt. Nicholas Ferri, one of five Marines aboard the helicopter during the exercise.

The role of the Marines in the water couldn’t be understated. They executed their duties to a high level of efficiency while setting a standard for the unit, Ruskin explained. “Our Marines were excellent in the water,” he said. “The exercise was extremely successful. It was definitely a milestone for the battalion and Marines.” The commotion and anticipation for the event left it hard to believe the idea sprouted from a casual conversation Ruskin had with a helicopter pilot during the 2nd MLG family day. “It all started with an informal conversation I had,” Ruskin said, as he recounted having the conversation as his children enjoyed a tour of a CH-53E Super Stallion. “It took three months of planning, but it all came together and was a success. The Marines received great training they’ve never done. I couldn’t ask for a better job from them.”

Photo by Pvt. Franklin E. Mercado

A Marine with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing prepares the hooks to attach sections of an improved ribbon bridge during an 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group training exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, Aug. 9. During the exercise, the helicopter lowered parts of the bridge into the water as Marines with 8th ESB, waited near the shore.

Photos by Pvt. Franklin E. Mercado

(Above, left) Lance Cpl. Barry Anderson, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, signals a CH53E Super Stallion during a training exercise aboard Camp Lejeune Aug. 9. (Above, right) Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group attach a section of an improved ribbon bridge to a CH-53E Super Stallion during a training exercise aboard Camp Lejeune Aug. 9.

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Mentorship key to Marine’s success American Bar

Association awards local Marine

LANCE CPL. PAUL PETERSON 2nd Marine Logistics Group

He plays a cat and mouse game with explosives for a living, but accepting credit for his achievements makes him shift uneasily in his seat. Staff Sgt. Christopher P. Lukas, an explosive ordnance disposal team leader with 2nd EOD Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, swept the field to receive the Marine Corps Engineer Association’s 2012 EOD Technician of the Year award. It is for “the most outstanding contribution as an EOD Marine,” but Lukas isn’t sure it is solely his to accept. For him, working with explosives is a family affair. “We end up closer than brothers because of the way we have to operate in our career field,” said Lukas, who spent his youth traveling as part of a military family. “You basically know what the other individual thinks.” He credits his achievements to the mentorship of people such as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher West and Gunnery Sgts. Jonathan Key and William Isele. The names are more than past mentors to Lukas. They are a reflection of how he thinks and who he is as a team leader today. Their example taught him to step forward while others are backing away, Lukas explained. Leadership at all levels showed him how to think like his opponents, approach each situation with a plan and gave him the ability to adapt when the situation changed. “We rely on each other so much I think their names need to be on there,” said Lukas, struggling to explain why his name came out on top. “I’m not going to sit here and say I deserve something or not. I started out as Gunnery Sgt. Key’s team member for the last deployment, and all I did was what he trained me to do.” His modest tone hid the fact that Lukas found a calling in the EOD field, which he joined after nearly eight years calibrating and repairing aviation equipment. The lessons of Key, West, Isele and many others found an open mind in Lukas, who claims a desire to learn as one of his greatest strengths. “At the end of the day, I learned everything I know from those guys,” said Lukas, who found himself a team leader halfway though his last deployment. “The tables somewhat turned. We’re sitting here, and I’m training some new guys. I continually find myself saying, ‘I learned this from that guy, or I learned that from this guy.’”


2nd Marine Logistics Group


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Staff Sgt. Christopher P. Lukas, an explosive ordnance disposal team leader with 2nd EOD Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, who won the 2012 EOD Technician of the Year award, stands before his two great passions of motorcycles and the EOD insignia for his unit aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 10. He credits the mentorship of his leaders in the EOD field for his success with the award, which recognizes only one Marine each year. All the information came to a He took Key’s example to heart as crossroads when he took on the he led Marines through the IED role of team leader in Afghani- threats of Afghanistan, where Lustan, where strategy and the safety kas found himself tempted to take of his team member became his on each hazard his team faced. “Everybody looks at somebody top priority. Lukas worked in an area rife with improvised explo- else and thinks, ‘I could never do sive devices. He said he couldn’t that,’” said Lukas “It basically turn away when the call to lead boils down to your training and the people who are going to teach came. “You live with them every day, you what you need to know.” Every name has a place on the and get to know their personalities,” said Lukas as he recalled the award, said Lukas. He believes brotherhood and tragedies that he could not do his job without thrust him into a leadership role. the support of his EOD family “Some of the best moments were in the field, just as he could not just sitting and talking with those do it without the support of his guys. Obviously the worst were wife and children at home. He believes each one helped shape and whenever someone got hurt.” Lukas’ leadership responsibili- protect the Marine who received ties weighed heavily upon him. the award.

e has an uncanny ability to talk around his own accomplishments, but a laundry list of military, legal and academic achievements are hard to hide on a résumé. More than 20 years of service ranging from Bosnia and Afghanistan to the halls of Harvard Law School finally caught up with Lt. Col. Robert G. Bracknell. Bracknell, the staff judge advocate with 2nd Marine Logistics Group, received the American Bar Association’s 2012 ABA Outstanding Military Service Career Judge Advocate Award in Chicago Aug. 3. The ABA selected a single service member from each branch of the military to receive the award. The award recognizes service members for their excellence in the law profession as well as their involvement in serving their communities. “I’m proud of it,” admitted Bracknell, setting aside any sense of self praise. “At the risk of sounding cliché, I’m a little embarrassed by it too. The celebrating me thing is a little embarrassing.” The legal expert, and at one time a tank platoon commander, has a powerful voice and stocky build, and is by no means shy. Strong devotion to duty and respect for his peers drives Bracknell to gratefully fill roles that demand the courage to honestly advise the leadership of the Marine Corps. “I value being the guy who commanders can call,” said Bracknell. “Helping them trim the rough edges of their units and helping them achieve some sort of justice for victims is gratifying to me. I believe it helps sharpen the MLG’s knife.” Bracknell served as a sharpening stone for commanders while in such geographically dispersed areas as Cuba, Germany, Afghanistan and two tours in Iraq before coming to 2nd MLG. His expertise and advice helped them to refine operational plans with regard to issues such as international boundaries, sovereignty and policy. It is a career of service that leaves little personal time and has physically separated Bracknell from his family. He normally visits on short periods of down time like weekends, most of which he dedicates entirely to his wife and five children. “We’re not in it for the money,” said Bracknell, who jokingly admits he didn’t even realize the military had lawyers when he joined. “I’m really in it for the respect of my peers and my subordinates. It’s really a hard working and dedicated profession. You would almost have to be nuts to work as hard as we do for the pay.” Accepting praise for his performance amongst such dedicated professionals is a sensitive point for Bracknell. He views his years of education, deployments and tireless working hours as chances and not burdens. His selection is more than a reflection of his personal effort. “Half of being nominated is serendipity,” said Bracknell as he commented on his luck amongst his peers. “The other half is recognizing opportunities and exploiting them. You work as hard as you can because you believe it is your duty to do so. You generate good results, and people recommend you for selection.” Events such as the award ceremony in Chicago are usually a learning opportunity for Bracknell. The lasting friendships and people who make up the Marine Corps convinced him to continue his career year after year. He said he is just glad to be regarded highly amongst his peers.


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Brooklyn Torgesen holds out her arms as she strides across a balance beam during T’s Tumble and Cheer class at Tarawa Terrace Community Center aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area Aug. 16. Torgesen is one of the many students who attends T’s Tumble and Cheer classes to help improve her balance and teach her the basics of gymnastics.

Tots tuck and roll with tumble, cheer classes JESSIE HEATH Sports editor


unctuated by thrilled shrieks and laughtter, Tarawa Terrace’s Community Center is transformed into a giant jungle gym for the children of T’s Tumble and Cheer program. Twice a week, coach Tosha Thrift gathers some of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s youngest patrons for an hour of fun, exercise and education. They pack everything into a one-hour class, determined to make it through every obstacle course, and itching to jump on the trampolines and play with foam balls set up around the room. They know they have to work hard in order to play, though, so without hesitation, they take their seats on a giant foam mat and begin their warm-up, with Thrift leading the charge. “I’m new, but we stretch,” boasted Kaylynn Polin, who was in her first “big kid” tumbling class. “I can’t do it all yet.” With Thrift’s guidance, Polin spent her first night in the three and four-year-old tumbling class learning how to walk on a balance beam, SEE TUMBLE 7B

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Clifford Smith lands on a green block during T’s Tumble and Cheer practice at the Tarawa Terrace Community Center aboard the MCB Camp Lejeune housing area Aug. 16. As one of the older students in the class, Smith is willing and ready to show his younger classmates p r o p e r technique.

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(Top) Kaylynn Poling balances with her legs off the ground during a warm up at T’s Tumble and Cheer practice at the Tarawa Terrace Community Center aboard the MCB Camp Lejeune housing area Aug. 16. (Above) Students stretch their legs before beginning an hour-long tumbling class in the Tarawa Terrace Community Center. During their class, students learn the fundamentals of cheerleading and gymnastics. Coach Tosha Thrift tailors each child’s experience to their individual abilities.

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Anglers hope for trout, pray for calm seas, winds

I might sound like a broken record, but I would like to remind anglers of the importance weather plays in fishing. July was a rainy month along the North Carolina coast, and I see more anglers growing frustrated with the rain than ever before. Last Monday, I emptied seven inches of rain from my rain gauge. Each day I report rainfall amounts to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is always looking for volunteers. I know many anglers visit their website to check on the rain levels in different parts of the state. I suggest it to any angler who is unsure what equipment they will need for a day of fishing, as the website is kept as up-to-date a possible. This time of year, large rainfall events usually are a result of hurricanes or tropical storms, but this summer was relatively quiet. While some rainfall was associated with fizzling tropical weather patterns, the majority of it came from the west.

While the rainfall replenished groundwater, it also produced a lot of runoff. The runoff is primarily composed of silt mixed into water, causing the waterways, rivers and oceans to be less than pristine. With such high amounts of freshwater runoff leaking into the tributaries and ocean, the salinity of the Atlantic is thinner than normal. This is both a blessing and curse for anglers. Lower salt levels tend to draw larger crab populations, but disrupt inshore and nearshore fish and shrimp populations. That being said, there are still some bright spots in our fishing landscape. Trout catches are still strong. Most of last week’s catches were made in Core Creek and some of the hard-to-reach shallows of the North River. The flounder bite is still outstanding on the reefs, rocks and wrecks. More than 90 percent of all flounder caught are large enough to keep. Flounder are starting to move inshore after months of teasing anglers, and are currently being caught from Bogue Pier, the Morehead Port Turning Basin and Port Wall. I landed a few flounder large enough for dinner when I was fishing in Bogue Sound recently. I used floating mullet minnows on a cork and fished an incoming tide. While flounder start-

ing to move closer to the shore, surf fishing is still slow. A few black drum were caught in the surf near Bogue Pier last week, and several sea mullet were reeled in near Ft. Macon late one afternoon. Most surf fish are caught on sand fleas, which are free to dig up. Anglers are still waiting for the pompano bite to run south. The last several years were strong seasons for large red drum, and it looks like we can add this year to the list. Fish in the 30 to 50 pound class were landed on cut bait in the Neuse Pamlico waters last week. Some are also successfully sight cast with bucktails. What a great way to catch our magnificent state fish. A hot spot is right around Oriental hole. The Spanish mackerel bite, although up and down throughout the summer, is holding steady for now. Although the fish are running deep, large Spanish mackerel are trolled on live finger mullet and peanut pogies. In keeping with their typical route, the fish are around the inlets, and over the reefs and wrecks. A recent hot spot for Spanish mackerel is around the Lookout Shoals area. Anglers should be warned, though, the Spanish mackerel don’t swim alone. Sharks were spotted in the shallow waters last week. With the continued abundance of menhaden schools flooding the coastline, scattered schools of king mack-

erel were caught close to the beach. The majority remain 10 to 15 miles offshore and on the east side of Lookout Shoals. In fact, some of the good catches of pelagic fish, kings, wahoo and dolphin are as close as the 1700 Rock and Chicken Rock. Dolphin are also caught from the Big10 and Little10 rock ledges. Along with the menhaden schools, amberjack fish flooded the coast. These fish are very popular right now. Anglers are catching them on the reefs, rocks and from the piers. They make tasty meals and are easy to catch using fly rods. Luckily, they do not swim deep making them easier to catch than Spanish mackerel. Finally, last week I went kayak fishing in the Croatan Forest area along the White Oak River. There was lots of bait, shrimp and mullets, but the drum had lockjaw. We saw quite a few red drum but did not catch any, regardless of the bait we chose. If the rain holds up, I will try again this week on a kayaking trip with some out-of-state clients. I hope to find a bait the drum will enjoy so we can show tourist a good time on the coast. The Ask Dr. Bogus Fishing show can be heard every Monday morning at 7:30 on 107.1 FM and 1240 AM, and can be accessed on the Coastal Daybreak Facebook page at any time. For more information on CoCoRaHS visit www.

Don’t get trigger-happy

How to tell if you’re a hasty hunter

I miss school. I had a tendency to get overzealous when I did my school work, but it took me until I reached college to figure out why. I was in my sophomore year of college before I settled down and didn’t tear up every time I got any grade other than an A. I learned the majority of my B’s and C’s were coming from things I was too overzealous to complete. In short, I was trigger-happy about my class work. Unlike my straight forward homework assignments in high school, clearly explained and easily understood, some of my college courses required more abstract thought. I wasn’t used to it. Like a hunter who is not properly prepared for a full day in the

woods, I wasn’t following directions the way they were laid out because I wasn’t reading everything before I jumped in. With hunting season fastapproaching and students headed back to school, it only seems fitting to share what I learned about the dangers of being trigger-happy. Smart hunters, like smart students, know what they are getting into. They make careful and calculated decisions, aware of their actions and conscious of the effect they have on others. Hasty hunters scramble for their gear, run out the door, forget to feed the dog or turn off the lights. Intelligent and prepared hunters move across the land with ease, checking compasses and maps to ensure they are taking the right path to track whatever it is they are hunting. Hasty hunters are less inclined to take the steps to formulate a plan of attack and tend to sit around without any idea of what their next move should be. If you’re preparing for hunting season, ensure you are ready by taking the necessary steps to be a

legal hunter. With certain areas of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune off limits due to field exercises and training schedules, it’s imperative hunters check with the base game warden before heading off into the unknown and pulling the trigger. Whether you’re itching to try out your new bow and arrow, or ready to sling your shotgun over your shoulder, remember to step back and formulate a plan of attack. Unless you want to be like Elmer Fudd and hunt the same rabbit for the rest of your life, constantly outsmarted by his intelligence, know how to hunt using your prey’s weakness to your advantage. Unless you’re planning on becoming the next Wiley Coyote, and want to chase the same bird around and have anvils dropped on your head, learn to outsmart your prey. And, unless you have a deep and burning desire to be Tom the cat, you should start thinking of your game plan. Even if the best laid plans are foiled by something unexpected, they are better than no plans at all.

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Deep Sea Fishing Saturday, 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Grab your gear and step aboard the Continental Shelf for a day of fishing fun. A fishing license is not required to fish on this 100-foot boat. All fishermen will need to bring a cooler with ice to keep any fish they catch. The price of the trip is $100 and includes all necessary equipment. The deep sea fishing trip is open to all authorized Department of Defense identification cardholders 12 and older. Patrons younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register contact Outdoor Adventures at 451-1440. Free family fun run Saturday, 8 a.m. Run, walk or roll with Tarawa Terrace Community Center during the two-mile family fun run. The sweatin’ to the oldies theme is sure to help patrons work up a sweat as they jog. This run is free and open to all DoD identification cardholders. The race will also feature a 5K route. Pets will be permitted, as long as they are kept on a leash. Runners who have participated in at least four family fun runs will receive a t-shirt upon completion. On-site registration will be available the morning of the event. The race begins and ends at the Tarawa Terrace Community Center aboard the MCB Camp Lejeune housing area. For more information visit www.mccslejeune. com/community/TTCC. ZumbAtomic Aug. 29, 5 to 6 p.m. Grab your workout gear and head to the Midway Park Community Center for this new program. ZumbAtomic is a six-week kids program, centered on coordination, balance, creativity and more. Each class will be taught by a certified ZumbAtomic instructor. The class is open to all authorized DoD identification cardholders aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune ages six through 12. For more information, visit Introduction to Stand-Up Paddleboard Aug. 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Take time to learn the new and increasingly popular sport of stand-up paddle boarding. During a two-hour class with Outdoor Adventures, participants will learn the basics of paddleboarding, along with standard safety procedures, proper technique and form. This class is open to all authorized DoD identification cardholders 12 and older. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, visit

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(Left) Sgt. Jamel Herring and All-Marine Boxing Team coach, Jesse Ravelo, stand with the Marine Corps flag between practices with the USA Boxing Team recently. Herring traveled to London to compete in the 2012 Olympic games, making his boxing debut as the only active-duty Marine on Team USA. (Above) Jamel Herring shows off his Team USA warm-up gear during a training session in London recently. (Above, right) The USA boxing team poses for a photo in London between practices at the gymnasium. Sgt. Jamel Herring was the co-captain of the USA boxing team.

Marine boxer returns from Olympics JESSIE HEATH Sports editor


gt. Jamel Herring doesn’t think he is a superstar. He did not p play y the leading role in a blockbuster uster film or shatter a world record record. He has no plans lans to run for presidential office, nor does h have unrealistic he h hopes or dreams ab bout his future. about He has more important im mportant things to d – other things to do think th hink about. He is a father. He’s is a boxer. b oxer. Now, he is an O Olympic veteran. Above all else, he iss a Marine. It was a whirlw wind year, beginn ning with a trip to o the Olympic

trials and ending with Herring staring at the Olympic torch as it was extinguished. Now, he is back home and life will never be exactly the same again. “I can’t really y ex-

plain everything about the Olympics, but it was a great experience and something I never thought I would do,” said Herring. “It was really something I appreciated the chance to be p part of.” For Herring, being

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Sgt. Jamel Herring raises his gloves during a training session at the All-Marine Boxing Team gymnasium aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune after being named a member of the USA Olympic boxing team. Herring was a co-captain of the USA Boxing team and was given the chance towork beside Olympic veterans during his time in London.


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I heard some people say I wasn’t concerned with winning, but it is not true. I wanted to win – to make my country proud of me. Sgt. Jamel Herring, Team USA Olympic boxer

part of the USA boxing team at the London Olympics carried a lot of weight. He was acutely aware of his responsibility to his teammates, his country and his family. He was also aware the world would be watching, analyzing his every move and waiting with baited breath for the moment he stepped in the ring. After spending a few weeks training with other members of the USA boxing team, Herring and his fellow Olympians started their first official night at the Olympics by participating in the Opening Ceremonies. For Herring, the night was a signifigant anniversary – closer to his heart than to some of his teammates.

Th T The opening ceremonie es took place on the nies two-year anniversary two oof H Herring’s daughter’s dea ath a tragedy that had death, impact on his a profound pro p lifee aand sparked a new det ter determination, loyalty and d ssense of dedication ins id Herring, who used inside box xin to overcome his boxing gri ef grief. “W “We missed some of thee o opening ceremonies bec ca because we were all beingg h held in the back, but I remember reem stepping out forr th the first time with all my y tteammates around mee and a the entire place che ee cheering for the USA, and d tthen looking up to thee ssky. I said ‘This is for her r. T her. This day is for my Ari iy Ariyanah.” Th T The death of his dau ug daughter wasn’t the onl ly reminder of the only har rd work it took Herhard rin ringg to make it to London n. His boxing career don. wa as interrupted by two was tou urs of duty in Iraq in tours 200 05 and 2006, both of 2005 wh hic worked to shape which him m, just like the loss of him, his d daughter. It would hav ve been all too easy have forr H Herring to let his obs sta obstacles consume him, butt h he was determined to con nti continue his career. Even after afte er making the Olympicc te team, he refused to ben nd to critics or let his bend naysayers get the best of nay ys him m. him. “I heard some people say y I wasn’t concerned wit th winning, but it is with nott ttrue,” explained Herring. rin g. “I wanted to win – to o make my country pro ou of me. I didn’t just proud stop sto op trying when I made thee tteam. I wanted to ma ake myself proud.” make Herring’s first and H onl ly bout in the ring took only pla ace July 31, when he place raised rais se his gloves against Ka aza Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Yel leu Yeleussinov. With the

determination and pride only a Marine could demonstrate, Herring took to the task at hand without hesitation. Even before his bout began, Herring recalled the sound of crowd in the stadium and the rush of emotions knowing they were all waiting for him. “While I was getting my hands checked, before I even made it all the way to the ring, I could hear people yelling and cheering for the USA,” stated Herring. “It was incredible to know they had that sort of confidence in me. “I stepped into the ring and I remember seeing an American flag and knowing people were counting on me to do the best I could,” Herring continuted. “I knew I didn’t want to let them down.” With his family watching from home, his Olympic teammates in the stands and the members of the All-Marine Boxing Team cheering for him all the way from North Carolina, Herring readied himself for a three-round fight. With a final score of 19-9, Herring did not advance to the second round. The knowledge his Olympic experience was over hit like a ton of bricks, dizzying, depressing and upsetting him in an unexpected way. “I was really frustrated with not winning,” admitted Herring. “But I knew I still had a job to do.” Leaving the ring without a win, Herring spent plenty of time talking to members of the media, refusing to let his performance in the ring dictate SEE HERRING 5B

4B AUGUST 23, 2012


Photos by Sgt. Rachael K. A. Moore

(Left) Lance Cpl. William Campion II, the shortstop for the “Dirty Herd�, slides into third base during a softball game aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 2. (Above) Lance Cpl. Erik Rivera, a towed artillery systems technician with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, gets ready to pitch during a softball game aboard MCB Camp Lejeune Aug. 2.

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2nd Marine Logistics Group

During the day, Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct combat logistics operations in support of II Marine Expeditionary Force and its subordinate units in order to support and conduct combat operations and sustain warfighting effectiveness. Though the fight never ends, once a Marine’s daily duties end, the evening is usually his or hers to squander or relish. Some Marines go home to relax, others workout, some enjoy the company of fellow service members, and others, such as several Marines with the 2nd

MLG, participate in intramural sports like the slow-pitch softball league here. The league’s season goes from July to September. Teams play twice a week at one of several softball fields here. The season culminates with tournaments and the right to be named champions. Combining the competitive nature of an organized sport and the brotherhood of service members is something that couldn’t be passed up, explained Sgt. Andrew Laudun, a motor vehicle operator with Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd MLG. “I think playing softball with my fellow Marines is great,� he

said. “It’s a great way to relax after work and have a good time.� Though Laudun has worked with the regiment for years, this was his first opportunity to play on the team. “I wasn’t able to play on the prior teams because of deployments and [other duties],� he said. “I took the chance to play this year, and I’m having a lot of fun.� Laudun isn’t the only Marine from his section who is part of the team. Sgt. Adam Lewis, a motor vehicle operator with CLR-25, also joined the team and is convinced participating helped with his team’s cohesiveness on and off the field. “Playing with the people you work with

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Cpl. Cody A. Sanborn, an outfielder for “Dirty Herd,� smacks a line drive to left field during a softball game aboard MCB Camp Lejeune Aug. 2. Dirty Herd is made up of Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. Off the field, Sanborn is a logistics vehicle system operator. is good and goes a long way for morale,� Lewis said. “It’s easier to get to know each other. It’s

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THE GLOBE, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. HERRING FROM 3B the way he conducted himself. He recalled one member of the media asking if he was ready to go home since he lost. “I realized I could have been on the plane coming home the day after my fight, but I wasn’t trained to leave,” Herring said. “They asked, but I told them I still had a job to do. The Marine side of me kicked in, and I knew I couldn’t’ do that. I was a team captain, and I wasn’t going to leave anybody behind. The Marine Corps did not train me to behave that way.” Herring only took one day off from the gym before returning to his teammates to pursue his co-captain position. Still feeling uneasy about the scores he received from his performance in the ring, it took a conversation with a teammate to remind him he was still a necessary part of the USA boxing team. He returned to the gym with vigor, coaching and helping his teammates who still had bouts to participate in. He ensured he attended every possible fight and cheered for the rest of his team members. Once their fight was over, and they left the ring, he waited for them to speak to members of the media before taking them to the side and having a short pep talk with them, win or lose. These qualities, he said, are part of the reason he believes he was chosen to be a co-captain on the team. “The other co-captains, (Rau’shee) Warren and Queen Underwood, and I worked well together,” said Herring. “We played off each other. I learned a lot from them, and I hope they learned something from me too. “I think we all tried to lead by example and handle situations as they came to us. We were like a family, and we had to take care of each other.” While the USA boxing team’s bouts spanned two weeks, he managed to take in a few other sports. He attended several aquatic events and watched fellow Olympian Michael Phelps win his last gold of the 2012 games. He also had the chance to interact with other athletes in the Olympic village, an opportunity he found both exciting and nerve wracking. “I met the USA basketball team, which was a big thing for me,” he stated. “It would have been really easy for them to pretend like I was just a fan or another little person, but they were kind and didn’t treat me that way. They really understood we were all on the same team – representing the same country.” On meeting athletes from other countries, Herring said the experience was truly a once in a lifetime. “I’ve never been in a room with so many people from all over the world,” he said. “Everybody was there for the same purpose, and even though we were all from different countries, it was good to see how people represent themselves and act in different parts of the world.” Of the multitudes of people he met in the Olympic village, Herring made special mention of Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock, captain of the USA Skeet team and fellow service member. “It was nice to be able to sit down and talk with him at least once while I was in London,” said Herring. “I really enjoyed it. He was one of those people I met and was honored to spend some time talking to.” As the Olympic flame was extinguished and the multitudes left the stadium for the last time,

Herring began to prepare himself for the next chapter of his life. When he landed at the airport, he was welcomed home by his family and members from the All-Marine Boxing Team aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. “Everything I went through in London, all the emotions and the frustration with not doing as well as I planned was gone when I saw my family and team waiting for me,” Herring said.

“It was incredible to see them all at the airport, and know they cheered me on and supported me.” Herring said he was also shocked by the “support from every person on base,” and did his best to remain humble and make his fellow service members, teammates and supporters proud of the way he conducted himself. While he did not return home with a gold medal he was hoping for,

Herring said he understands and is grateful for the support he received from friends and family on Twitter and Facebook. “Jamel Herring, you are a Marine, a veteran and an Olympian,” tweeted one supporter shortly after Herring’s loss. “Who else can say that?” “I tried to respond to everybody’s tweets and texts, because I’m nobody special and didn’t want to pretend like I

was,” he said. “I wanted to make sure I supported my friends and fans as well.” Herring plans to end his Marine Corps career in November and is preparing to start his professional boxing career as soon as possible. He understands boxing, like the Marine Corps, is a business where one wrong move can drastically affect the rest of his career. He is carefully examining


coaches and speaking with trusted friends, hoping to find the coaching staff ready to help him. “I have that Marine motto stuck in my head, ‘Once a Marine, always a Marine,’” Herring admitted. “I’m a Marine. I’m also a boxer. I’ve represented my country doing both at the same time. Even after I go pro, the Marine side of me will never leave. Everything else can be handled one step at a time.”

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Steven Williams, player and coach for Spiked Punch, dives for the ball during the intramural volleyball championship tournament aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 16. Williams’ intensity was matched by the rest of his team as they took the best-of-three tournament to win the championship.

Spiked Punch dives into championship LANCE CPL. SCOTT W. WHITING Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Whistles, buzzers, bouncing and cheering packed the Area 1 Gymnasium Aug. 16 as Spiked Punch battled Hitt Squad for the intramural volleyball championship aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Both teams battled hard throughout the entire season and slammed their way into the championship game. They were now pitted against each

other – the best of the best. The best-of-three tournament was a competitive one as Spiked Punch and Hitt Squad battled back and forth in a close first match. If one team spiked the ball for a point and gained momentum, the other team would answer right back with a point of their own. The teams played their hearts out and the game was neck and neck throughout. However, Spiked Punch made a few more keys plays at the end and won 21-16 after scoring

TUMBLE FROM 1B jump on the trampoline and sit in the butterfly position. “I try to make sure every kid does everything to the best of their abilities,” explained Thrift. “On their first night in class I watch to see what they can do. We go from there. For the kids who were in the infant and toddler classes with their parents, I have a better sense of their abilities, but I like to see how they interact when their parent isn’t in the room.” Thrift, who has her master’s in elementary education, knows and values the importance of interactive learning. A teacher to her core, she understands leadership can come from unlikely places – even a four-year-old. “Sometimes, I like to let the older kids in class show or demonstrate something so the younger kids catch onto it faster,” admitted Thrift. “It’s been my experience they sometimes learn better from somebody their own age. Other times, I will show them what we’re going to do. It depends on the child and the attention span of the class.” For some of her veteran students, like Clifford Smith, the chance to show off what they know is a confidence booster. Smith led his classmates through several routines and exercises during a Thursday evening class, offering advice to his young friends. “You have to keep your arms out and point your toes,” instructed Smith as Thrift nodded in agreement. “You have to learn to do it the right way.” “Kids like (Smith), who are with me for a while know what I’m looking for after they get used to me,” said Thrift. “They know what to say, and I feel like some of the other kids will listen to him if he tells them to point their toes instead of me.” Even though she is not opposed to letting her veteran tumbler’s take the reigns sometimes, Smith keeps a close eye on her young class members. As the youngest class without parents present in the room, she knows she is responsible for their education and wellbeing. “I think I’m more strict with my own kids than with anybody else’s,” Smith said. “When you are taking care of somebody else’s child, you have to love them

five points in a row. After the teams switched sides and set up their rotations, the second game was on. Spiked Punch needed just one more match to win, putting the pressure on Hitt Squad. Fans were on the edge of their seats, and cheered on their family members and friends who were playing in the game. With every hit, half the crowd yelled in excitement and half the crowd sat in a nervous silence. Each team had their bright spots on the court

and neither team was able to completely pull away from the other. It was plain to see why they were playing for the intramural volleyball championship. Spiked Punch was a force to be reckoned with as they scored spike after spike. Hitt Squad played hard, but they didn’t have an answer for Spiked Punch’s dominating offense. Spiked Punch defeated Hitt Squad in the hard-fought battle for the championship and won the second game 21-18. “It’s an intramural

league, so it’s been fun all season,” said Stephen Williams, player and coach for Spiked Punch. “The team played great, and they really stepped it up from the beginning of the season. We had a great time out there together.” Spiked Punch kept their cool during the close contest and showed their chemistry by not panicking if they gave up a point to Hitt Squad. “I gave the team different tips and pointers throughout the season,” said Williams. “I taught

things like different types of hits and covering the court, and it really showed by the end of the season that the team was receptive and eager to improve.” Spiked Punch finished the regular season with a record of 4-2 and after winning the two playoff rounds, they finished with a championship record of 6-2. For more information on intramural volleyball or other intramural opportunities visit www.

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(Above) Tumble and Cheer coach, Tosha Thrift, holds the hand of Marissa Lashbrook during a warm up at the beginning of T’s Tumble and Cheer class at the Tarawa Terrace Community Center aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area Aug. 16. (Right) Clifford Smith makes his way across a balance beam during practice at Tarawa Terrace’s tumble and cheer class aboard the MCB Camp Lejeune housing area Aug. 16. like they are your own and treat them even better. I make sure they are all getting attention and don’t let me patience run thin because it’s not fair to their short attention spans.” Whether she is showing them the ropes or letting another students do it, Thrift’s class is always on the move. They walk through exercises and keep up a steady stream of jumping, rolling and running in their class. Repetition helps students stay engaged and learn to better the abilities. After her students demonstrate knowledge in the most basic tumbling steps, Thrift starts to work with them on the more specific aspects of each position. She helps them point their toes, keep their arms in the right position and monitors their flips to ensure nobody is doing anything to hurt themselves or others.

“In the older classes, they need to know how to do things correctly, but I don’t want to overwhelm them when they are young,” said Thrift. “We start with the most basic thing, and I learn to help them through trial and error. They are all different and learn in different ways. The bottom line is they are having fun.” Fun, after all, is all most of her participants care about. Smiles and laughter reign no matter what the young class of gymnasts is doing, and their eagerness to learn and teach others is infectious. “Everybody should do this because it’s fun,” stated Smith during a water break. “You should try it, as long as you can roll over and jump on a trampoline.” For more information on T’s Tumble and Cheer class visit







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Military spouses gathered at the Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for the Military Spouse Business Alliance Hiring Fair and Career Forum Aug. 9. “Unfortunately the unemployment rate for military spouses stands at about 26 percent,” said Laura Dempsey, the program director for military spouse employment for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hire Our Heroes program, the program that hosted the event. “It’s largely due to their high mobility, not because of a lack of ability.” Military spouses face special challenges when looking for work. In Jacksonville those challenges can be compounded by the unemployment rate, currently 10.1 percent. “It’s a small city,” said Jasmine Betances, a military spouse at the event. “There aren’t a lot of job opportunities.” The fair specifically seeks out

and brings in employers who are looking for what a military spouse can bring to the table. “(Military spouses) are a great asset,” said Dempsey. “When our members approach us after hiring spouses they really want more of them. They are extremely loyal, flexible and self-sufficient. They’re great employees to have.” More than 400 military spouses came to the fair where approximately 30 employers had booths with representatives ready to answer questions or hold on-the-spot interviews. “There’s been a really good turnout,” said Joseph Pennington, a representative with an employer. “We held 20 interviews today.” The attending military spouses had a wide range of experiences. There were biochemists, financial advisers, social workers and construction workers hoping to get their foot in the door locally. Many left behind jobs in other states to follow their spouses and keep their families together. Other challenges faced by spouses include a lack of positions within

their job field field. Cristina Celeya, a military spouse hoping to find work through the fair, advised other spouses in her position not to give up. “You might get discouraged, especially because of the situation the nation is facing, but you have to get your foot in the door, even if you start at a lower position than you expected,” said Celeya. Military spouses sought opportunities to display their skills with the flexibility to handle the challenges associated with the military lifestyle. The event was also a career forum, with presentations on finding a career, how to best showcase volunteer experience and networking. Job seekers also received individual coaching on their resumes and interview skills. “We hope (participants) can get a job but if they don’t, we add a lot of extras to make sure they get something out of this for their careers,” said Dempsey. For more information visit www.

The Marines of 2nd Marine Logistic Group, Combat Logistics Regiment 27’s Food Service Company began their day with the usual sounds of a kitchen. They buzzed throughout, chopping, dicing, and pulling apart fruits and vegetables for the day’s meals. However, today was not a usual day and the Marines were not in their usual setting. The cooks were preparing to have every aspect of their work judged and quantified, from their food to the layout of their facilities. Oddly enough, the Marines weren’t in a mess hall. They were in tents with rain dripping overhead hoping to qualify to compete for the Maj. Gen. W.P.T. Hill Award, a military foodservice award, and reclaim their position as victors. The competition gave Food Service Company the opportunity to showcase what they could offer their commanders in the field – where Marines may only have Meals-Ready-To-Eat to provide the sustenance needed for their labors. “You’re working your troops, and they’re out there doing great things,” said Capt. Joseph Fore, the company commander of Food Service Company. “They can come in, eat good chow and then they’re ready to go back to do their jobs. It’s a win-win for Marines and their command.” “MRE’s are a fine ration,” Fore added. “But we can do better than that.” The Marines set up a field site, which functioned as a mini-forward operating base. It included a medical area, a classroom, a command center, a berthing area with showers, along with a galley and mess hall. While they had some outside support, for instance with the installation of generators, Food Service Company built every aspect of the field site themselves, using skills they may not be able to use so close to home. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase what we can do outside of garrison,” said Staff Sgt. Quiam Woody, the staff noncommissioned officer of the site. “It’s great to see all of the Marines doing what they were taught.” Food service is a very adaptable field, said Master Sgt. James Hochschild. “Food service is one of the most rounded organizations in the Marine Corps,” said Hochschild. “We are self sufficient. While most Marine occupational specialties deal with specific tasks, we can do whatever tasks we have to do to support ourselves in a field environment.” They faced many challenges with their field site. Storms and lightning meant Marines had to be pulled from the site for safety reasons leading to significantly less preparation time than expected. The chief cook, Sgt. Christopher Womack, oversaw the moving parts within the galley. “Food service is more than dropping a bag in hot water,” said Womack. “We’re capable of much more.” It’s important for units to be able to sustain themselves while maintaining combat capabilities, said Gunnery Sgt. Morris Mayfield, the operations chief of Food Service Company. However, most field messes set up in deployed operations are much smaller. “This shows that in a realistic scenario we can do what we have to maintain the fight,” said Mayfield. The company would also be able to do so without SEE FOOD 2C

Herschel Walker speaks out about mental health illness PFC. JOSHUA W. GRANT

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Marines and sailors can suffer from visible injuries; wounded warriors can face missing limbs or burns from improvised explosive devices, but many service members suffer in a way no one ever sees. Mental health issues are prevalent in society and are present in service members alike. Although there are many resources available for those with mental health issues, many, especially in the military, don’t seek help due to the stigma associated with it. Herschel Walker, the winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy in 1982, made a special visit to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Aug. 9 to speak out about mental health. The Heisman Trophy is presented to one college football player who is deemed the most outstanding player in a collegiate football season. Mental health issues are an ongoing struggle, but for the past four years, a new advocate in the battle against the stigma of mental health emerged as an example of strength. Walker said he suffered from mental health issues even as a child, though he didn’t know it at the time. In 2008, Walker published his autobiography titled “Breaking Free.” In the book he announced, for the first time, his battle with dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder. The DID is characterized by blackouts or memory impairment of important information that cannot be linked to normal forgetfulness. Walker said because of his disorder he was unable to remember winning the Heisman Trophy. It wasn’t until he learned of more dangerous blackouts, in which he told his former wife he was going to kill her, that Walker decided he needed to get some help. Through the help of his pastor he found a hospital where he began treatment. Although DID can be dangerous, through treatment Walker is able to control it. Walker said he began to love

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Herschel Walker talks with Navy Capt. David Lane, the commanding officer of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 9. Lane explains how the hospital helps service members who battle against mental health problems. his personalities. He became the person he is because of their actions. “The first time I ever told myself that, I was in the hospital,” said Walker. “I love who I am, and if I have 25 different personalities I love them all, good, bad and ugly.” Walker said there is no shame in getting help. He en-

courages anybody with mental health issues, whether it is a loved one, a friend or a fellow service member, to seek help. “The best thing that ever happened to me was going to the hospital,” said Walker. “It was the proudest moment of my life.”

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The Marine Corps Installations East Regional Brig, a brand-new, pre-trial holding facility aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, opened Aug. 14. The fresh facility is replacing the 44-year-old brig on base, bringing with it a slew of the latest and greatest features. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Glenn Watson, the brig’s commanding officer, described it as a welcome step “into the 21st century.” A big difference between the older building and this one is the security system, said Master Sgt. Cory Mitchell, the brig officer for Security Company, Headquarters and Support Battalion. “Everything is now touch-screen operated, and we can control everything at a single control panel now, whereas the old building still uses physical keys,” said Mitchell. “Also, there was no working camera system in the old building.” The safety of the Marines is the largest improvement between the old and new brig, said Mitchell. The older brig has many dark corners, hallways and other spaces that were impossible to watch, forcing Security Company’s Marines to risk danger while on duty. The new building has cameras and different monitors everywhere, making the job a much safer one. Another improvement, though not tangible, is the morale of the Marines assigned to the brig. “It’s so muggy in (the old brig), and the air conditioning barely works,” Mitchell said. “The Marine will now be able to come into a much cooler building. It makes for a better work environment.” The MCI East Regional Brig is the newest correction facility currently in the Marine Corps, housing the best equipment and latest technology available. Its design is vastly more efficient than its predecessors. Everything is consolidated into a one-story building, bringing personnel offices much closer together. Watson described it as a building “made for corrections,” since the flaws of the former brig’s layout were fixed in the new design. The new facility also requires less man hours to operate than the old brig, since it is a smaller building with modern security systems, which should make the Marines’ job easier while working shorter shifts. “We will still have plenty of Marines on post and in the facility, but the actual manpower itself will go down,” said Mitchell. “With it, we’re able to change their schedule in order to avoid having a single Marine on a 24-hour shift on a regular basis.” We’re really looking forward to (moving into) this facility, said Watson. It’s been a long time coming.

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A tour of the brand-new Marine Corps Installations East Regional Brig highlighted all the new features the former brig lacked aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 14.

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(Above) Marines stand at present arms during Marine Combat Training Battalion’s Assumption of Command ceremony aboard Camp Geiger Aug. 10. Marines practiced extensively for the event and were commended by the incoming and outgoing commanding officers of the battalion during the ceremony. (Below, right) Lt. Col. Billy R. Moore, Marine Combat Training Battalion’s new commanding officer, passes the unit guidon to Sgt. Maj. Clive O’Connor MCTBn sergeant major, after receiving the guidon from Maj. Carl A. Havens, the battalion’s former commanding officer during an assumption of command ceremony aboard Camp Geiger Aug. 10.

Marine Combat Training Battalion changes command LANCE CPL. SCOTT W. WHITING Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

School of Infantry East’s Marine Combat Training Battalion held an assumption of command ceremony aboard Camp Geiger Aug. 10. Maj. Carl A. Havens relinquished command of MCTBn to Lt. Col. Billy R. Moore. “The training these Marines learn in only 29 days stays with them for the rest of their military careers,” said Col. Barry J. Fitzpatrick, commanding officer of SOI East. “It makes this job one of the most important in all Marine Corps training. It’s the training all Marines receive, no matter

what their (military occupational specialty) is.” Havens is returning to his former position as the battalion’s executive officer. “Being the commanding officer of MCTBn was quite challenging at times, but I learned a lot from it,” said Havens. Fitzpatrick said he is happy Havens is staying with the battalion and looks forward to continue to work with him in the future. Moore thanked his friends and family who were in attendance for coming to the ceremony. He said he looks forward to learning how to do the job and is happy Havens is staying nearby so he can learn from him as well.

Firestone, full car care center slated to move to base PFC. JOSHUA W. GRANT

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For years the auto service station aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune provided car care for service members, their families and other aspects of the military community. The service station is slated to close Aug. 31, but the closure is not permanent. The nationally known auto care provider Firestone was contracted to renovate and open at the current auto care center. The contract was developed to provide con-

sistent service across military bases and installations nationwide. With Firestone taking the reins, the service center will soon be open seven days a week. Firestone will complete renovations and is scheduled to open in six to eight weeks. On base, Firestone will upgrade the center with brand-new equipment. The station will include its own part departments. The station will also sell tires and complete everything from tune-ups to oil changes. Carlton Mencer, director of the retail division of Marine Corps Community Services aboard the base, said

the auto care center currently charges prices relative to any other station out in town. Prices are not expected to change much with Firestone taking over. In order to make the transition easier on customers, the auto hobby shop on base plans to take over some of the jobs of the service center while it’s undergoing renovations. The hobby shop will offer simple services including oil changes, tire rotation and minor brake work. Mencer said although the service center is leaving and Firestone is taking over, the flow through the center is expected to increase, because Firestone is a well known company.

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Cpl. Mackenzie Viglianco with 2nd Marine Logistic Group, Combat Logistics Regiment 27’s Food Service Company, places biscuit batter atop a tray with chicken a la king as other Marines rush around her to prepare the field mess for the lunch time crowds recently. FOOD FROM 1C sacrificing the quality of their food. Their field mess hall featured a salad and fruit bar with crisp grapes, juicy watermelon chunks, bright peppers and everything else needed to create the perfect salad. The main meals included chicken à la king, rice, peas, cornbread and shrimp Creole. “You can get the exact same quality (in the field) as you would inside of a dining facility,” said Hoschild. Hoschild, along with most of the other Marines present, feels food is a primary cause of motivation for troops. “They’re out there in the field, and the only thing they’re looking forward to is getting in the rack and getting a hot meal. It’s what we’re going to provide for them,” added Hoschild. The Marines of Food Service Company worked on the meal throughout the morning, and served the trays to the weary Marines in front of them. They cooked and fed the masses before they were able to sit down and enjoy the taste of their own labors. Food Service Company passed the qualifying round and is now able to represent II Marine Expeditionary Force when they compete against the rest of the Marine Corps for the Maj. Gen. W.P.T. Hill Award for best field mess.

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FOOD BANK NOW OPEN at Bethel Church. Call (910) 938-3855 for information about donations and hours of operation.

303 Rose Bud 3BR/2BA. Unfurnished, located in the Neighborhood of Holly Ridge. Minutes from Surf City and located with access to Wilmington or Jacksonville. Living room has hard wood floors and fire place, tile in kitchen. Large garage! Pets Negotiable. Available NOW. $1295 mo ----------------------------------241 Silver Creek Loop 3BR/2BA/2 half BA. Unfurnished home, located in Sneads Ferry, Minutes from back gate and the Beach. Great central location. Home recently built. Fenced in back yard and garage, Large bonus room with bathroom and closet. Pets Negotiable. Available NOW. $1495 mo ----------------------------------323 Topsail Reef 1BR/1BA. Furnished, Oceanfront condo, located on North Topsail Beach. Rent Inc: Water, sewer, basic cable, wireless Interent and trash. No Pets. Available 9/1. $695 mo ----------------------------------102 Seabird Ct. 3BR/2.5BA. Unfurnished, single family home in Sneads Ferry, minutes from back gate and beach. Bonus room. Garage with storage and a back yard sun deck. Lawn maintenance included. No Pets. Available NOW. $1395 mo ----------------------------------239 Silver Creek Loop 3BR/2.5BA. Unfurnished, located in Sneads Ferry, Minutes from back gate and the Beach. Great central location. Home recently built. Fenced in back yard, screened in patio, large bonus room and garage. Pets Negotiable. Available Now. $1495 mo 2420 HWY 172- 3BR/1BA house with large yard near Sneads Ferry/Camp Lejeune gate. $625 per month includes trash pickup and yard maintenance. Realty World-Ennett & Associates 910-327-3600 3BD/2BA IN SHARON HILLS. Living Room, Dining Area, Family Room w/Fireplace, Wood Floors, Garage, Fenced back yard, shed. $1000 mo + dep. Pets ok w/dep. Avail 9/1 (910) 381-0698. Other 1, 2, 3 or 4 BR’s available


REGISTRATION EXTENDED until the end of the month. Military discount! Please contact me at (910) 805-0753 or by email listed for more information.

Real Estate for Rent


$1400 NICE & SPACIOUS 3BD/2.5BA home, 2 car garage. Move-in ready. White appliances, fenced back yard w/ screened back porch & patio. Pets neg. Call Jasmin 910-545-2082.

1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS starting at $509! Includes water, sewer, trash pickup, & lawn maintenance. For more info 866-590-2232. 109 FUTRELL ROAD Spacious 3 bedroom/1.5 bath home located in the Back Swamp area just past the airport. Hardwood floors, new carpet. Single-car garage. Available now, Section 8 allowed. First Month’s Rent Free! (910) 938-1976. No pets. $795/mo. 116 LIVE OAK DRIVE Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath 1-car garage home located in wooded subdivision of LIve Oak Estates. Vaulted living room w/ fireplace. Convenient commute to base, shopping, restaurants, and airport. Available now! Call (910) 938-1976. No Pets. $950/mo.



BUILDERS 866-935-4129 Hubert 2 BR $695 Month ---------------------------Swansboro 2 BR $850 Month ---------------------------Beaufort 3 BR $900 Month ---------------------------Emerald Isle 2 BR $900 Month ---------------------------Jacksonville 3 BR $950 Month ---------------------------Cape Carteret 3 BR $975 Month ---------------------------Stella 3 BR $975 Month Offering furnished and unfurnished Condos, Duplexes, and Houses throughout Carteret and Onslow County. Pet Friendly properties available.

181 GRANTS CREEK ROAD Nice 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home with carport is available now. Located close to base, shopping, and schools. Quiet country living. No pets. Call (910) 938-1976. $850/mo. 1BR HOUSE SNEADS FERRY. Clean, 2 mi to 172 Lejeune rear gate, Stone Bay, Courthouse bay, beach, library, shopping. Large yard, parking, central AC. Water incl. $550/mo. 978-281-6999 2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME 1-acre lot in Sneads Ferry, furnished, quiet country-living inside 30-acre woods, perfect for military, no lease, no pets. Call: 910-327-8281



1923 Countrywood 1/1 109 Easy St. 1/1 259 Cordell Village 1/1 238 Cordell Village 1/1 134 #6 Morningside Dr. 2/1 C-2 Village Terrace 2/1 243-A Lakewood 2/1 134 Marlene Dr. 2/1 46-C Sophia 2/1 586 Haw’s Run #36 2/2 586 Haw’s Run #28 2/1 213 Cordell Village 2/1 212 Cordell Village 2/1.5 819 Jim Blake Rd. 2/2 119 Windsor Ct. 2/2 205 Lanieve Ct. Apt#3 2/2.5 3899 Wilmington Hwy 3/1 710 Country Club Rd. 3/1 1137 E. Davis Rd. 3/1 115 Ramsey Rd. 3/1.5 11 Crown Point Rd. 3/1.5 307 Doris Ave. 3/1.5 002 Collins Dr. 3/2 159 Camp Queen Rd. 3/2 603 Oakwood Ave 3/2 127 Linden Rd. 3/2 207 Quarry Trail 3/2 235 Bishop Dr. 3/2 4012 WT Whitehead 3/2 1026 Springvilla Dr. 4/2 312 Carlisle Ct. 4/2 106 Butternut Circle 4/2 402 Cornhustk Ct. 4/2

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910.353.9327 FULLY REMODELED HOME FOR RENT 910-330-2900 3 bd rm 2 br. NO animals. Stable job, non smoker, and open minded. Run criminal record. $800/mo $400 dep. Cash. HAMPSTEAD 2BR/1BA CONDO All appliances, W&D, $750/mo. Military & senior discount! 910-547-4324 HAMPSTEAD 3BR/2BA Modern, open style, large porch, quiet. South Topsail schools. Non-smokers only. $975 +deposit. (910)270-4854

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MOBILE HOMES & LOTS FOR RENT Water, Garbage & Lawn Care Included. Triangle Mobile Home Park

910-455-4923 RENT OR RENT TO OWN 4 bedroom ranch in nice area. (910) 938-9031. ROOM FOR RENT In a nice neighborhood close to Piney Green and Camp Lejeune. $400/mo with utilities included. Please call 910-546-0999 ROOM FOR RENT private entrance, internet, cable access, use of kitchen and laundry, private bath, 10 minutes from base, $400 plus half utilities per month, call 910-320-4721 SWANSBORO MOBILE HOME LOTFor rent. 2 miles from Hammocks Beach State Park, private lot, yard care month-to-month, water access. For a 2BR/2BA home, 3 years old or newer, $250. Bobby 910-326-3099

New Construction


$168,500. 237 CHADWICK ACRES RD 1.49 acres, 3BR 2-story home w/ finished bonus room. Just minutes to Sneads Ferry back gate. Call or text Jody Davis @ CHOICE Jacksonville Realty 910-265-0771 $192,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION 1-story 4BR/2BA, 1800 sq ft. Huge family room w/ vaulted ceilings,

New Construction


corner fireplace, tons of work space in the kitchen w/ breakfast area or optional study open to family room & dining room. Large master bedroom & bathroom w/ all the extras to include dual sinks, stand up shower & soaking tub. Minutes drive to schools, shopping, local military bases & restaurants. Call Jasmin 910 545-2082. $195,543 NEW CONSTRUCTION 2-story 4BR/2.5BA home features a huge kitchen with an island that is perfect for cooking. All this opens to the large great room. Bedrooms and laundry room upstairs for convenience. Nice front porch perfect for enjoying those Carolina evenings. Minutes from the beach and Sneads Ferry’s back gate. Call Jasmin 910 545 2082. BROOKSTONE AT LAND’S ENDQuality constructed homes by award-winning DCI Construction. Make one of these fantastic homes YOUR dream home for 2012! Hurry just one home left! Call John Troup at (910) 539-3158 NEW 3BR/2BA HOME w/ garage only $126,900. Construction is near completion. Home has privacy fencing, sodded front yard, vaulted ceilings, large master bedroom, side by side refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave hood, smooth top range, mini blinds in all bedrooms and much more. Paid buyer closing cost assistance also offered by seller. Call or text Jody Davis @ CHOICE Jacksonville Realty (910) 265 0771

Real Estate for Sale


104 ASPEN LANE in Jacksonville is an affordable 3BR brick home w/ garage, storage shed, fenced backyard with huge deck. Price significantly reduced to only $99,900. Principal & interest payment of only

Real Estate for Sale

1660 CHADWICK SHORES- 3BR (possible 4th), 3BA with garage, fireplace, screened porch, fenced back yard on nice, corner lot in gated community. Community boat launch. Close to MARSOC and Courthouse Bay. $239,000 Call Realty World-Ennett & Associates 910-327-3600. 1704 WINE PRESS COURT- Great investment! This nicely maintained duplex in a family oriented neighborhood is only 2 miles from the front gate of Camp Lejeune and even closer to the Piney Green gate. Two bedrooms, 2 full baths, nice yard, kitchen complete with refrigerator, dishwasher, range, & range hood. You can own this home for less than rent. $83,500 @ 3.5% APR for 360 months = P&I payment of only $374.95/mo. Call Chuck Compton at Choice Realty 910-330-5413 211 DARTMOOR TRAIL- 3BR/2BA home in Shetland Farms on spacious lot w/ privacy yard & screened porch. 13x28 kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances & ceramic flooring. 4 bedroom septic tank in place. $195,900 @ 3.5% APR for 360 months = Principal & Interest payment of $879.68/mo. Call (910) 330-4481 2293 CATHERINE LAKE ROAD- Large 3BR country home. Over 1250 htd. sq. ft., large living room with vaulted ceiling, two bathrooms, kitchen with numerous birch cabinets, laundry area, & good size dining room. Home has a huge back yard, wood deck, & privacy fence. $133,500 @3.5% APR for 360 months = principal & interest payment of only $599.47/mo. Call Bill Betts 910-330-6098

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HAMPSTEAD 4BR/2BA Brick ranch with garage and carport. Washer, dryer, and refrigerator. Includes sewer and water. No pets. $1150/mo plus deposit. Call 910-270-1803 HOME FOR RENT in The Commons. 3bdr, 2 1/2 baths, bonus room, living room, formal dining room, large kitchen, fenced yard, irrigation, inground pool. Pets ok w/dep. $2000/mo 910-381-0698 or 910-3828245 HOUSE FOR RENT Central to bases, schools, and shopping. 2 bedroom / 1 bath. Hardwood floors, central heat & air. Dishwasher, washer & dryer included. Large fenced yard. $600/mo +$600 dep. Pets on approval w/ deposit. Call (910) 340-4284. Military Preferred. HUBERT TOWNHOMES, DUPLEXES, & apt rentals convenient to Hwy. 172 gate. $675-$800. Call 910-389-4293 MOBILE HOME OFF BLUE CREEK RD close to town and Air Station. 2BD/1BA includes trash, lawn and water. Rent $475 deposit $475. Absolutely no pets. 910-389-3421.

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910-347-4049 Email: Website: AVAILABLE JULY 2- 118 Manchester3BR/2BA home in “Neighborhoods of Holly Ridge” with garage and fence back yard. Short drive to beach & base. $1000 per month. Realty WorldEnnett & Associates 910-327-3600. COMFORT COUNTRY HOMES- Nice clean, modern, mobile homes. Garbage, water and lawn service included. 910-455-8246.

Renting, Buying, Selling CONTACT ME FOR YOUR RENTAL NEEDS! Chasity DeBarber at Century 21 American Properties (910) 376-9399

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Available Now! 8813 Krystal Court Villas, Emerald Isle 3BR, 2 ½ BA - $900 per month 303 Cape Fear Loop, Emerald Isle 4 BR, 3 BA - $1,300 per month 138 Fawn Drive West, Emerald Isle 3BR, 2 BA - $950 per month 116 Periwinkle Drive East, Emerald Isle 3 BR, 2BA - $1,425 per month

ATTN: OWNERS Need help renting your property? Give us a call to find out about our annual rental program! CUTE 2BR HOUSE Private lot, water, trash & lawn care provided. Near MCAS. $475/mo. 910-455-5770 DOUBLEWIDE $750 MO SNEADS FERRY 3BD/2BA dirt road, big yard, Includes water, vinyl siding, shingle roof, under pinning, NO PETS! 1-YEAR LEASE 910-389-0676


$448.60/mo (3.5% APR for 360 months.) Seller will entertain paying buyer’s closing costs. Convenient to New River Air Station, Wal-Mart, and Topsail Island. Call (910) 358-0358


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The Globe, Camp lejeune, n.C. Real Estate for Sale


379 W. FRANCES ST. in Jacksonville comes complete with a white picket fence! This 4BR/2.5BA 2-story townhome is minutes from Camp Lejeune’s main gate. This is a BEST BUY at ONLY $117,900! The master bedroom is on the first floor, the kitchen has upgraded solid cherry wood cabinets, solid surface counter tops & hardwood floors. The exterior has low maintenance vinyl siding and the park-like setting in the back yard is perfect for family gatherings. $117,900 @ 3.5% APR for 360 months = principal & interest payment of only $525.28/mo. Call (910) 358.0358

504 CLYDE DRIVE- Great 4BR/2BA in the Northwoods Subdivision. New roof, new vinyl, new windows, new exterior and interior doors. All hardwood through out the house has been refinished. HVAC and appliances replaced in 2003. Close to bases, shopping and schools. $124,900 @ 3.5% for 360 months = Principal & Interest payment of only $560.86 per month. Call (910) 265-6901 AFFORDABLE TOWNHOUSES- New construction, 2 bedrooms, near beach and base in Sneads Ferry. Reduced to $107,500. Call Realty World-Ennett & Associates 910-327-3600. LAKE FRONT 2 BR 1BA, large front porch, yard, 2 car port and boat slab. $80,000. Golf cart $4000. Pics avail (910) 382-8245 (910) 381-0698.



DVD PLAYER FOR CAR OR HOME. Has 2 screens. AC/DC. Remote control, headphones, and carrying case. $100 OBRO Call 910-353-5735 SHARP CAMCORDER 8mm VHS. Like new, with carrying case and tripod. $150. Call 910-353-5735


Pets & Supplies

Pets & Supplies


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.

Beach State Park, private lot, yard care month-to-month, water access. For a 2BR/2BA home, 3 years old or newer, $250. Bobby 910-326-3099

Pets & Supplies


10 GREAT DANE PUPPIES m and f 6 blacks 2 blue merls 2 mismarked black and white mantles from 250 to 750. All good homes welcome, please email me at AKC GREAT DANE PUPPIES. Beautiful blues! Males and females available. Raised in our home. Taking deposits now. They will be ready to go to their new homes Sept 9-15. 252-617-9067


LHASA OPSO PUPPIES includes all shots and health record. $150/ea. (602) 384-8895

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC Rare 5-generation pedigree of sire, approx. 70 champions! Expensive pedigree, low price $1800. (252) 522-5969 office, (252) 560-4964 cell.

MORKIE PUPPIES. 1 black 1 tan both males. Born 27 July. Will accept deposit till ready. Will come with vet check and first shots. $400 Call 910 548-2744

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



4007 GRANDEUR AVENUEAffordable 2-story energy efficient townhome. All kitchen appliances. Two large bedrooms each w/ full bath. Screened back porch. Sold new in 2010 for $118K. Discounted for a Quick Sale to only $104,900. $0 down for qualified buyers. 3.5% APR for 360 months = Principal & Interest payment of only $471.05/mo. Qualified buyer can move in and rent until closing. Call (910) 330-4481



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WANTED 100 gallon propane tank. Call Bill 910-581-9660

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24” RIMS Black & Chrome $800 (negotiable) Call 910 381-5339 or 910 455-9920

works, new Michelin tires. All maint records. $5,000. Call (910) 346-2296, leave message.

LADDER RACK $500 OBO. Will fit van or truck. Call 347-0003.

2010 NISSAN ALTIMA Still under warranty! $16,000. Call 353-5735

MINI COOPER S - Front and rear bumper, interior door guards. $100 OBO. Call 910-353-5735



1990 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS $4000 Low miles 51,839. Needs right front window motor and it is loaded. Call 347-4370 lv message if no answer 1998 MERCURY MARQUIS LS Low mileage 43,624. Clean, everything

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2000 27 FT TRAVEL TRAILER, a/c, stove, microwave, frig, gas/elec, doublebed, sofa-bed, table-bed, $6000 ALSO: 1981 25FT BOAT, 225 outbd motor, cuddy cabin w/a, 10pas., trailer $4500, ph# (910)358-0788(d) 455-7607(n)


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A Special Offer for Members of the U.S. Military In appreciation of your military service, Honda is offering you $500 toward any new Honda SM (HFS). This offer applies to eligible active-duty and reserve personnel in the U.S. Military and their spouses. A valid Military Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) is required as proof of eligibility Go to for details.

BROASTER CHICKEN & RIBS Now seeking food servers, waitress and other food service professionals. Must be a team player. Great pay. PLEASE CALL (910) 577-5200 or email

The Military Appreciation Offer can be used toward the purchase or lease of any new Honda automobile using a valid Honda APR, Honda Leadership Lease ® , or Honda Leadership Purchase Plan ® program through HFS (excludes Zero Due at Signing Lease program). To be eligible for this offer, you must meet certain credit criteria established by HFS, and the vehicle must be eligible for new vehicle rates.

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REAL ESTATE AGENTS Wanted for large real estate firm in Jacksonville, NC. Our market is outstanding and our agents are very successful. Will train and assist with education. Please send resumes or inquiries to or fax 910-577-3368. WENDY’S- Now seeking experienced food service professionals to join our team! WE ARE HIRING for ALL LEVELS of MANAGEMENT in the Jacksonville area. We offer 401K with matching provision, paid vacations, competitive pay, ongoing training, and room for growth. Wendy?s was again chosen as a top pick in the Zagat survey. Be part of our success today! Please fax your resumes to Mike Cino at 910-938-3610. You can also email Mike at

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NEW 5PC. F/Q CHERRY bed set $399. Mattress sets $95. Sofa/love combos $499. Can deliver. Call 376-0798


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$70.00 per month 910-326-4578 HUBERT 2 PITTSBURGH STEELERS TICKETS Any home game, 40 yd line upper level on aisle. $300 per pair per game. Call (910) 526-2793. FREE!!! WOOD PALLETS. Pick up at 1675 Halls Town Road, in back of Bethel Church. Help yourself! PANTHERS VS. SAINTS TRIP 15-16 September. Includes transportation, hotel, drinks & ticket. $225 per person. Call 347-0003. SWANSBORO MOBILE HOME LOTFor rent. 2 miles from Hammocks

*Stock #22886 plus tax, tags, license fees and $499 doc fee. See store for details. Cash price $31,235. Lease 36 month lease, .15/mile over 30k total miles, plus tax tag license and $499 doc fee.

3774 MLK Jr Blvd • New Bern (888) 296-2597

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The Globe, Camp lejeune, n.C.

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Vintage cottage on the White Oak River’s tidal basin as it flows into the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway! Enjoy spectacular water views and relax on the deck to watch dolphins & sea birds. This charming 3 bedroom/2bath home has a fireplace, pantry, walk-in closet and a private boat dock.



$ 1,925 $1,925

Call 577-1000 for more details Scan to search listings from your mobile device

OPEN HOUSE • Sunday, August 19th • 1-4pm 150 Aberdeen Lane $99,900 @ 4% for 30 yrs = $476.94 per month, 0 down, P&I

This home sells itself! Like new Stainmaster carpet, like new vinyl flooring & gorgeous like new wood-laminate flooring throughout. A country delight nestled on a solid acre of land. This home has THREE wood decks! The laundry room is HUGE and right off of the kitchen! Master bathroom is also HUGE with a beautiful Garden Tub and Dual Vanity/Dual Sinks. All the bedrooms have walk-in closets. MLS# 132833 Directions: Hwy 25/258 towards Richlands. Left on Hwy 53. Go 2 miles down, take left on Haws Run Road, right on Scott Jenkins Road, left on Aberdeen Lane. Home is on the right.

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Great views with new windows and doors. Hurricane shutters that open and close from inside the home. Fully furnished with a sleeper sofa and 4 chairs. Dining room set, 2 bar stools, washer and dryer. All appliances and very well maintained.

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1117 Hammock Beach Road • Swansboro, NC 28584 Conveniently located between Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune in the Friendly City by the Sea.


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Address BR BA Pets Sneads Ferry / Topsail / North Topsail Beach 125 Lawndale 3 2 Neg. 107 Tillet Lane 3 2.5 Neg. 304 Woody Way 3 2 No 114 Calinda Cay 2 2.5 Neg. 895 New River Inlet rd. 1 1.5 Neg. Topsail Reef #159 1 1 Holly Ridge / Surf City / Hampstead / Wilmington 105 Kisskadee Ct. 4 2.5 Neg. 108-B Egret Landing Ct 3 2.5 Neg. 11 S Oak- Furnished 3 2 Neg. Jacksonville / Hubert / Swansboro 1019 Massey 3 2 Neg. 360 Bracken 2 1.5 Neg. 307 Bracken 2 1.5 Neg. 221-114 Riggs Rd. (Hubert) 3 2 Neg. 1/2 off 1st mo 4 2 302 Parkwood Neg. 105 Magnolia Gardens1/2 off 1st mo 3 2 Neg. $200 off 1st mo 3 2 404 Hedgerow Neg. 304 E Aspen 3 2 Neg. 1/2 off 1st mo 3 2 201 Brent Creek Neg. 100 Meadowbrook 1/2 off 1st mo 3 3 Neg. 105 Tiffany Place 3 2 Yes 286 Riggs (Hubert) 3 2 No 301 Sterling 3 1 Neg. 200 Knoll (Hubert) 3 2 Neg. Richlands 330 Hinson 4 3 Neg. 1/2 off 1st mo 3 2.5 Neg. 1880 Haw Branch 145 Live Oak 3 2 Neg. 108-21 Pete Jones Rd. 2 2.5 Neg. Furnished Winter Rentals on Topsail Island Alice’s Wonderland-N. Topsail Beach 3 2 Yes Beach Wood-Surf City 3 3 Yes Campbell-Surf City 4 3.5 Yes Escape-N. Topsail Beach 2 2 No Hadeed-N. Topsail Beach 3 2 Yes Marra-St. Regis-N. Topsail Beach 1 2 No



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4 BR/2.5 BA ~ SIDE LOAD GARAGE ~ 2358ft2 ~ Private Gated Community 8 minutes to Camp Lejeune ~ 1/2 Acre Lot with Privacy Fenced Back Yard ~ Kitchen Has Center Isle And Huge Walk-in Pantry ~ 20'x 15' Master Suite With LARGE His And Her Walk-in Closets ~ Many More Upgrades Within ~ $3,000 Toward Buyer Closing Cost Assistance Offered ~ Buyer Possession Before Closing Negotiable (some restrictions apply)

NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES INCLUDE ~ Club House ~ Pool ~ Fitness Trail with Interval Exercise Stations ~ Children's Playground ~ Large Athletic Field

CALL JODY DAVIS TODAY! (910) 265-0771 Marketed with permission of listing company, Neighborhood Homes & Realty Inc.

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Class of 2025 takes first steps toward future AMY BINKLEY

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new member of the Class of 2025 can hardly contain his excitement about the first day of school as he waits anxiously by the

front door. His shoes are tied, backpack is strapped and his smile is permanently plastered as he unknowingly prepares to take his first step toward his future. Looking on unnoticed, his mother holds back tears of joy and feelings of nervousness, wondering how this day came so quickly.

“When you think about major life events, the first day of school usually comes to mind,” said Julie Fulton, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune school liaison. “It’s a huge transition for the entire family.” In an effort to make the change as smooth as possible, Fulton, along with several members of base organizations, invited parents to bring their children to the annual Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten information fair at the Russell and Marine SEE SCHOOL 7D

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Military children Seth and Hailey Ofosuhene strike a pose after receiving their free backpacks and school supplies at the Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten information fair at the Russell and Marine Family Center Auditorium aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 18.


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An excited new student takes her turn on the school bus cutout and poses for her first school picture at a display during the Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten information fair at the Russell and Marine Family Center Auditorium aboard MCB Camp Lejeune Aug. 18.

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‘Ted’ pushes boundaries, explores crude limits Now playing at Camp Lejeune “TED” (R) “Ted” is a comedy centered on a man and his best friend, a teddy bear who came to life as a result of a childhood wish. Mark Wahlberg (“Contraband,” “The Fighter,” “The Departed”) stars as John Bennett, a middleaged man who is still dealing with his childhood cherished teddy bear named Ted. Long ago John made a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend, his beloved teddy bear, to life. The two grew up together and Ted has refused to leave his side ever since. However, Ted has grown into an ill-behaved, foul-mouthed, potsmoking and extremely inappropriate bear, voiced by Seth McFarlane (TV’s “Family Guy”). Now the time has come when John must choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and horny teddy bear. The conflicts emerge when the smack-talking Ted’s irresponsible and vulgar slacker lifestyle comes between John’s attempt to embrace adulthood and his love relationship. Mila Kunis (“The Black Swan,” “Friends With Benefits”) plays Lori, John’s tolerant girlfriend, who has been caught in the middle for the past four years and is getting tired of sharing

John with his boorish friend. Also co-starring is Giovanni Ribisi (“The Rum Diary”) as Donny; Patrick Warburton (TV’s “Family Guy”) as Guy; Laura Vandervoort (“This Means War”) as Tanya; Jessica Stroup (“The Informers”) as Tracy; and Joel McHale (“The Big Year”) as Rex, Lori’s sleazy boss. Funny Man Seth McFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice of Ted. “Ted” is a live action, computer generated animated film where the teddy bear is concerned. The strangely funny, shocking, and very raunchy and, at times, offensive adult comedy satire pushes all boundaries but also has a lot of heart. Now playing in Jacksonville “HOPE SPRINGS” (PG-13) “Hope Springs” is a romantic comedy and adult drama about a burnt-out old married couple trying to save their marriage. After thirty years of marriage, the middleaged Midwestern couple has lost their magic and intimacy. Determined to get their groove back, they attend an intensive, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. Meryl Streep (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Julie & Julia,” “Doubt”) plays Kay, a dissatisfied

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bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. Steve Carell (“Date Night,” “Crazy Stupid Love”) costars as Dr. Bernard Feld, the firm but gentle marriage counselor. Also appearing are Jean Smart (“Life As We Know It”) as Eileen,

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Kay’s friend; Brett Rice (“Footloose”) as Vince, Arnold’s friend; and Elizabeth Shue (TVs “CSI”) shows up as Karen, the bartender. Director David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Marley & Me,” “The Big Year”) paired two of the most beloved and talented actors, who know just how to play it as a couple in a dying marriage and enduring a weekend of therapy to try to save their floundering relationship. Such contrasting actors as Streep and Jones are

well matched here and bring one of the best performances of the year. “Hope Springs” is a charming and humorous, but honest portrayal of married life, from character’s realistic arguments and approach of delicate subjects, right down to their non-glamorous wardrobe. Finally, here is a movie for the older much under-appreciated adult film audience. Ms. Huneycutt is the public affairs assistant at the base Public Affairs Office.

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Community picnic Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Are you looking to connect with your neighbors? Pack up the family and come out to Tarawa Terrace Community Center for a community-wide picnic. Bring your own basket, blankets and coolers, sit back and enjoy live entertainment, and get to know your fellow service members and their families. In case of inclement weather, the free event will be held indoors. No registration is required and it is open to all Department of Defense identification cardholders. For more information call 4501687 or visit Emergency Preparedness workshop Aug. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. Are you new to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune area and North Carolina’s climate? Or are you in need of a refresher course on emergency preparedness? Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Marine Corps Family Team Building will offer an interactive workshop to help you and your family prepare for any worst case scenario. The free workshop will enable you to be better equipped for potential natural and manmade hazards that can threaten your life.The event will take place at the MCFTB office, Bldg LC 4102 A, at Midway Park, the MCB Camp Lejeune housing area. For more information call 451-0176. Pooch parade Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m. The USO of North Carolina Jacksonville Center and A Dog’s Dream will host an event combining dog lovers and military supporters to raise money to benefit the USO of N.C. programs and services. The one-mile Pooch Parade starts from the Jacksonville center located at 9 Tallman Street and ends at the Baseball Field on LP Willingham and Kent Street in downtown Jacksonville. Additional contests and games, including an agility course and best look-a-like, will be held for $5 each or $20 for all. Participants may register before the event at the Jacksonville Center or online at our-events/jacksonville-center-events. All sizes of pooches are welcome to attend. Registration is $10 per dog, one pooch per parent. Pets must be leashed at all times. Due to heat concerns, pet costumes are not permitted. Copies of rabies vaccination will be required at registration. For more information call 455-3411. Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band concert Sept. 16, 3 p.m. Mark your calendars for the return of one of MCB Camp Lejeune’s favorite performers. Back by popular demand, Gary Sinise and the “Lt. Dan Band” will welcome home service members who were deployed during his last appearance with a special concert aboard W.P.T. Hill Field. Details are still being finalized but will be posted online as soon as possible. Keep an eye out at www.


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Walk through open doors NAVY LT. GARY PEPPER

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Members of the incoming freshmen class watch a presentation during “Fresh Start,” the orientation for new students at Lejeune High School Aug. 17. Students toured the school, met teachers and received their class schedules for the new year while interacting with their fellow classmates.

‘Fresh Start’ at LHS kicks off new year AMY BINKLEY Assistant managing editor

Rites of passage mark significant milestones throughout the course of everyone’s life. Soon, thousands of members of the Class of 2016 will follow in the footsteps of many who came before them in the environment that will most impact their formative teenage years. Four years of high school loom before the incoming freshmen class, but for the students at Lejeune High School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the new year means a fresh start. Several freshmen were able to meet with teachers, learn their way to classes and form friendships among their peers at “Fresh Start,” the orientation for new students, at LHS Aug. 17. “(Students) gain preparation for life in the classroom,” explained Betty Thompson, the school nurse. “It forces them to learn, speak and listen.” Classes, clubs and academics tend to take the spotlight throughout teens’ high school years, but one of the most important lessons they’ll learn is how to build relationships. For the students at LHS, forming new relationships isn’t anything new. Military life demands an ability to adapt to new situations and surroundings, but just because they’re used to change doesn’t make them exempt to the pressures of the typical high school experience. Members of the Lejeune Theatre Guild took the opportunity to lend a helping hand to the wide-

eyed freshmen entering the “Keeping the Peace: Positive Relationships and Conflict Resolution” class given by drama teacher Steven Barker. The students acted out different scenarios of relationships the incoming class may encounter in the hallways of LHS and focused specifically on bullying. “We know it happens in school but it also happens on Facebook, Twitter and other social media,” Barker announced to the students. “Understand one thing. Any bullying will be met with consequences.” Barker, along with his seasoned students, assured the school’s freshest faces they have comrades in their newest endeavor and will help foster healthy relationships among not only other students, but teachers and parents. “The adults are here to make sure you have a positive experience,” Barker noted. “Your parents are growing along with you. They have a good sense of who you are, but you are changing.” Thompson, who worked in the school system for more than 20 years, didn’t seem surprised by the nervousness the freshmen exuded, but she knows within a few weeks they’ll feel right at home at LHS. “When a student trusts an adult at this school, they feel safe, and it’s something they need,” she said. “The parents need to feel it as well.” She also pointed out how the next four years will be filled with triumphs and mistakes for the teens, whether they stay at LHS or move on to another school. “Working with kids (in this environment), you

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get to know who they are – their goals, their dreams, everything,” she remarked. “Sometimes, however, you have to step back and let them fall. Life has to teach them. It’s hard because you don’t want them to make mistakes, but it’s reality.” Although no one knows what the school year may bring, the school’s newest class won’t have to worry about navigating their journey by themselves. They have an entire student body ready to guide them and when challenges come, they will not stand alone.



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Scores of families gather to enjoy a final treat of summer during the Exceptional Family Member Program Ice Cream Social at Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 16. The event not only featured summer’s best cool snack but informational booths with representatives from many military organizations aboard base including F.O.C.U.S. and Marine Corps Family Team Building.

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A military child chows down on a cold treat at the Exceptional Family Member Program’s Ice Cream Social at Marston Pavilion aboard MCB Camp Lejeune Aug. 16. The event marked the end of the season and celebrated the start of the school year.

We have so much available to take advantage of. We might have greater stresses, but (the Exceptional Family Member Program) is really providing the information we need. Linda Coleman, EFMP parent


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he final rays of summer beckon the beginning of school, but there’s always time for a last lick of ice cream. Several families celebrated the end of the season with the classic snack at the Exceptional Family Member Program’s Ice Cream Social at Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 16. “The timing is great for families,” said Tracey Sosa, EFMP program manager, about the event. “Going back to school can be a stressful time. We have a lot of resources to help with the transition.” While children lined up for their free ice cream cones, bars and cups of swirled flavors, their parents made their way around the room visiting with organizations like F.O.C.U.S., Marine Corps Family Team Building and representatives from the local school systems. “We’re so happy we have so many resources for people,” Sosa admitted. “Fewer people are lined up for ice cream than for more information. It’s a great combination for the families to have fun as well as utilize the resources.” Sosa noted the attendance for the event was double than that of last year. “It’s a great way for families to connect and learn from each other,” she said. Caring for children with special needs, whether physical, mental or emotional, presents a unique lifestyle not just for the child but for the entire family. However, with the help of programs like EFMP, parents breathe a sigh of relief in knowing they have others to support them. “Events like this are great,” explained Linda Coleman, a military parent involved with EFMP. “They give families with children with special needs a special event just for them.” She added how nice it was to see the other organizations offering resources and answering questions any of the parents had.

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(Above left) Ruth Gooch, reservations assistant with Marine Corps Community Services, shows military families her collection of fossils at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 15. (Above right) Participants in Expedition Onslow search for fossils and shells while at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 15. They learned about the large amount of historic background about the fossils found at the beach.

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Dozens of children gathered at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 15 to learn about different shells and fossils they can find at the shore. Marine Corps Community Services coordinated and hosted Expedition Onslow for children and parents alike to give them an educational and adventurous outlet in the midst of the long summer. Ruth Gooch, the reservations assistant with MCCS, taught the children about different sea animals that wash up on Onslow Beach from time to time. “We’ve done a different activity every month of the summer,” said Gooch. “In June, we held a workshop about mammals in North Carolina and wildlife on

base. July’s class was aimed at teaching kids about the history of Onslow County. We try to teach them something while they are out of school for summer vacation.” Gooch displayed many examples of fossilized remains and a wide variety of shells for the children to look at. She gave them a background of many of her fossils, which included the jaws of a diverse group of fish and other aquatic animals. “The children love to see the collections, but many of the parents enjoy learning about the history and have as much fun as their kids,” said Gooch. After approximately an hour of learning, the children and parents took to the shores and began searching the sand for shells. Children grabbed their buckets and shovels to dig while some decided to look in the water.

“Unfortunately not much washed up on the beach lately, so the children weren’t able to find very many shells,” Gooch said. “There just isn’t a lot some weeks.” Gooch said MCCS is hosting a fossil fair in September, which will feature a guest speaker, who is a paleontologist

from the Smithsonian Institute. “The fossil fair will go more in-depth into fossils, and we are expecting to have a large turnout,” said Gooch. Gooch said the expedition was a huge success and really enjoyed having children ask her questions about fossils, which she calls her passion in life.

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A military child proudly displays the free backpack she received at the Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten information fair at the Russell and Marine Family Center Auditorium aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Aug. 18. SCHOOL FROM 1D Family Center Auditorium aboard MCB children but encouraged parents that it Camp Lejeune Aug. 18. can be done successfully. “We’re hoping to catch parents when “For military families, it’s hard to they’re first interested in their children’s move from base to base and school to education so when they look back, they’ll school,� she acknowledged. “We know remember there was someone with re- as parents those children who will deal sources they can use,� she explained. with it well and who won’t. With my Promises of free backpacks, school family, as soon as we found out where supplies and the full spectrum of school we were going, we involved the kids in information enticed hundreds of eager the conversation. We had them research families to the event. Visitors were en- the area, find things they were interested couraged to speak with and ask ques- in doing and check out the schools they’d tions from the representatives from or- be attending. It worked for us because we ganizations like Marine Corps Family didn’t keep them out of the loop.� Team Building, F.O.C.U.S. and the ExRepresentatives with Marine Corps ceptional Family Member Program. Family Team Building were on hand to “The anxiety for parents is greater explain what services families can take than for the kids,� noted Donna Grady, advantage of and to meet parents looking school liaison. “The kids are excited. to get involved with activities on base. This event alleviates a lot of the anxiety “We’re kicking off the new school (parents) have and helps get the school year by giving away supplies and exyear off to a great start.� plaining to parents the classes we have The children’s enthusiasm was conta- to offer them, like family communicagious as they climbed aboard the school tion and readiness,� said Garrett Bridgbus parked outside the building and met es, readiness and deployment support with the driver to learn the rules of training specialist. “We’re a team – the riding. Marine Corps and the families – who “I’m excited about riding the bus and work together on skills to build up the eating lunch,� declared Xander Graham, relationships. It’s important to reach out a kindergartner. and let them know the resources availHis mother, Elicia, had different able to them.� expectations. He advised parents to actually use the “I’m looking forward to him having a information they gathered at the event more structured education process,� she and take advantage of what’s offered. said. “He needs that push.� “It’s a great way to network,� he Fulton pointed out how children as- commented. “Even if you don’t specifisociate the fair with how school will be cally need the information we have, your when they attend. friends or co-workers may benefit from “If this is fun, colorful and full of it.� people who are smiling and friendly, Although base activities and orgathey’ll expect it at school as well,� she nizations had plenty to present, Fulton remarked. admitted parents inevitably ask how the The idea for the event came from the schools can assist in advancing their “Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten� transi- students. tion video Fulton discovered a few years “Three steps I always give parents ago. who want to help their children succeed “It has actual kindergarteners explain- in school are to talk about math on a ing to future kindergartners what school regular basis, read daily and expose them will be like,� she said. “It helps them deal to new experiences,� she advised. “But with the transition to hear from their the best way for them to help their chilpeers who’ve gone before them.� dren isn’t given at school by teachers. So The video, which played on a contin- much of it happens at home. Take them uous loop for visitors passing through, to a pond, zoo or other places they’ve teaches new students how to walk down never been, and discuss what things are the hallways, how lunchtime works and and what’s going on.� other basic activities associated with Dwayne Snowden, director of elemenschool. tary services with the Onslow County Milinda Rau, a readiness and deploy- school system, agreed and recommended ment support trainer, has paid her dues parents stay involved and connected with as a military parent with young children their teachers and school programs, as and was prepared to offer advice she well as help kids see the connection begained through the years. tween every day experiences and school. “This is the first year I haven’t bought “Parents are great teachers,� he school supplies,� she mused. “School is esteemed. for the whole family. You as a parent need to always stay involved and engaged.� For more information regarding school She recognized the difficulties military activities visit life presents when it comes to school-age schools.

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