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SPMAGTF-CR-AF maintains quick response capabilities during alert force drill

Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted quick-response training to test the unit’s capabilities at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Jan. 23.

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Performance troupe brings sexual assault message to Lejeune

"This is all your fault. Why did you lie?

Posted: February 04, 2016
90 year old retired sergeant major, MCCS employee challenges Marines to remember legacy

Every Marine will, at one time in their career, cross paths with a fellow Marine whose story is so remarkable and whose testimony so true, that a legacy is created — an impression never forgotten and always inspiring. For many, that inspirational figure is Marion P Carcirieri.

Posted: February 04, 2016
1/8 Assumes Command of Black Sea Rotational Force

The transfer-of-authority ceremony for Black Sea Rotational Force took place at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania Jan. 22.

Posted: February 04, 2016
Crisis Response Marine recognized for heroism in Senegal

Sgt. Matthew Sprankle, a mortarman with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving a local man from drowning in Dakar, Senegal, last August at Morón Air Base, Spain, Jan. 26.

Posted: February 04, 2016
Change to PCS travel: MARADMIN 001/16 now in effect

The busiest season for duty station changes is fast approaching and a new policy was recently released in an effort to make travel procedures smoother for Marines. According to Marine Administrative Message 001/16, beginning Jan. 1, Marines undergoing a permanent change of station must use their government travel charge card for all expenses related to the move.

Posted: February 04, 2016
Marines, sailors aboard USS Arlington conduct maintenance in Bahrain

Marines and sailors embarked aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group conducted daily maintenance operations during a scheduled Mid-Deployment Vessel Repair, while in port at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Jan. 13 through 20.

Posted: February 04, 2016
Marines with 2nd AA Bn conduct avalanche training

Marines and sailors from across II Marine Expeditionary Force and 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade took on the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California, as part of their preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16 in March.

Posted: February 04, 2016
Camp Lejeune’s leadership ‘Lean In’

Leaders across II Marine Expeditionary Force participated in a Lean In Circle event at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 20, 2016. The event was attended by both male and female leaders from the enlisted and commissioned ranks, to include Maj. Gen. Walter L. Miller, the commanding general of II MEF, and Brig. Gen. Robert E. Castellvi, the deputy commanding general of II MEF and the commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

Posted: January 28, 2016
CLB-22 conducts non-lethal weapons course

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 22 endured multiple stressors in an intense non-lethal weapons training course, Jan. 11 through 22, in preparation for an upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Posted: January 28, 2016
Breaching course prepares EOD for exercise Cold Response

Debris soared through the sky as technicians with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, participated in a breaching course with live explosives Jan. 14.

Posted: January 28, 2016
Tax season in full swing, base offers free tax preparation services

As the temperature drops and gym memberships rise with the New Year, tax season opens in full swing and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has a one stop shop for all service members and their families.

Posted: January 28, 2016
Scholarships for military children deadline approaches

The time remaining to apply for one of the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children, each worth $2,000, is rapidly dwindling, as this year’s Feb. 12 deadline approaches.

Posted: January 28, 2016
CDC offers new hours

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Posted: January 28, 2016
One-of-a-kind armor unit concludes debut deployment

U.S. Marines and sailors with Combined Arms Company concluded the initial iteration of the unit’s three planned rotations at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Jan. 22.

Posted: January 28, 2016
MARSOC Marine awarded Silver Star

Staff Sgt. Robert T. Van Hook, critical skills operator, 2d Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Raider Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, was awarded the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 15, for his actions in Afghanistan.

Posted: January 21, 2016
Boaters, fishers advised to

Boaters and fishermen are advised to use caution near the shoreline of K-2 ranges on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Posted: January 21, 2016
First-person account of Marine Raiders donated to Raider Museum

On Nov. 6, 1942, the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion led by Lt. Col. Evans Carlson, embarked on what became known as the Long Patrol, a 29-day, 151-mile slog across the island of Guadalcanal in pursuit of Japanese forces. It was a successful mission and only 16 Raiders were killed, but according to Oscar Peatross, legendary Marine Gen. Chesty Puller, who commanded the 1st battalion, 7th Marines on Guadalcanal, didn’t think Carlson would be able to pull it off.

Posted: January 21, 2016
Noncombatant evacuation simulated in preparation for deployment

More than 100 Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise Jan. 14, in preparation for the unit’s upcoming deployment to Okinawa, Japan.

Posted: January 21, 2016
New armed forces manager at Red Cross

The American Red Cross has always provided assistance to service members and their family members in need or in case of regional emergency. The recently appointed service to the armed forces manager hopes to continue that.

Posted: January 21, 2016
MCIEAST welcomes new regional emergency manager

Natural disasters, man-made mishaps and technological catastrophes can all create a state of emergency, and when it does, who is in charge?

Posted: January 21, 2016
Marine’s heroic actions prevent suicide

MORON AIR BASE, Spain

Posted: January 21, 2016
Gas chamber leaves II MEF Marines in tears

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 24 and II Marine Headquarters Group conducted a chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS gas chamber at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 8.

Posted: January 14, 2016
Marines conduct rollover training

"Rollover! Rollover! Rollover!," yelled the Marines of 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, while bracing themselves for tossing and turning during a Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer Course Jan. 7.

Posted: January 14, 2016
NHCL becomes smoke free for active-duty staff

A new tobacco policy is underway at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for its active duty service members. Effective Jan. 1, the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Instruction 5100.8 prohibits the use of all tobacco products regardless of form - electronic cigarette, smoking and smokeless â€" for all active duty personnel, in uniform or in relax standards, such as scrubs or physical training gear, while on the grounds of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, its branch clinics and satellite facilities.

Posted: January 14, 2016
Voting assistance for service members

Service members can start the process now to obtain an absentee ballot from their respective states for the upcoming election season as the first primaries begin next month.

Posted: January 14, 2016
MARFORSOUTH receives new commander

Brig. Gen. Kevin M. Iiams took command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South during an assumption of command ceremony Jan. 7.

Posted: January 14, 2016
Division Combat Skills Center begins pre-scout sniper course

The 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center began training the next generation of scout snipers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Jan. 6.

Posted: January 14, 2016
Spanish Legionnaires, U.S. Marines ready to face crisis together

U.S. Marines and Spanish Legionnaires refined urban and mountain warfare tactics together in Almeri­a, Spain, Dec. 14 through 18.

Posted: January 14, 2016
U.S. Marines help certify Spanish pilots

Refueling MV-22B Ospreys is nothing new for a Marine KC-130J Hercules crew, but providing almost half a million pounds of fuel to more than 50 Spanish aircraft is not unique.

Posted: January 14, 2016
CMC visits crisis response force in Spain

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, visited U.S. Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa at Morón Air Base, Spain, Dec. 20.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Hawks bid farewell to Bryant, welcome Brown

Lieutenant Col. Alvin Bryant relinquished command of Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 to Lt. Col. Mathew A. Brown during a change of command ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Dec. 10.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Bolden D.A.R.E. graduates say no to drugs

Students from Bolden Elementary School graduated the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program on Laurel Bay Dec. 16.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Winter Wonderland welcomes Santa Claus to MACS-2

Christmas lights adorned the inside of the Marine Air Control Squadron 2s supply warehouse as service members and their families gathered to enjoy the holiday cheer at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Dec. 17.

Posted: January 07, 2016
MCAS Beaufort Air Traffic Control assists local pilot

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort exclusively handles military air traffic. Every once in a while, however, it becomes necessary to help fellow aviators out of bad situations. Marines with Air Traffic Control on the air station had the opportunity to do just that Nov. 30.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Cherry Point hosts first Chef of Quarter competition for FY16

The pungent smell of spices and the clattering of cookware filled the chow hall air as three food service specialists battled against time to prepare gourmet, three-course meals during the annual Chef of the Quarter competition at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Dec. 17.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Lejeune’s education center allows opportunities for development

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Education Center, located at 825 Stone St., provides opportunities and assistance for Marines, their families and Department of Defense employees looking for a way to continue their education.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Ugandan soldiers complete U.S. Marine training

Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers graduated from their two-month long training course with U.S. Marines and sailors at Camp Singo, Dec. 18.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Demolition men: Engineer students learn breaching techniques

Officer students with the Marine Corps Engineer School at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune conducted a practical application exam on mechanical and explosive breaching in an urban environment Dec. 17.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Gate guards provide first line of defense

Every day more than 40,000 vehicles pass through the gates of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. But who watches the gates to ensure no one is trespassing or attempting to cause harm?

Posted: January 07, 2016
Naval hospital couple retires after 70 years combined federal service

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune wished fair winds and following seas to two valued staff members, Raymond and Georgia Applewhite, during a retirement ceremony at the hospital quarterdeck at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Dec. 18.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Free financial advice available to service members, families

According to a recent study conducted by SunTrust, money troubles are the leading cause of stress in relationships and are also among the top three main causes of divorce in the United States.

Posted: January 07, 2016
Year in Review

2015 added more chapters to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s overall contributions to the mission of the Marine Corps.

Updated: December 28, 2015 - 11:56 am
Marines with Alpha Co 2nd AA Bn take to water

As waves crashed on Onslow Beach, amphibious assault vehicle crewman with Company A, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion prepare their AAVs shortly before conducting company-level beach operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Dec. 5.

Posted: December 17, 2015
Marines hone leadership skills

Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School blended seminar program class 3-15 graduated Dec. 11 at the Ball Center on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The class graduated 17 officers in total.

Posted: December 17, 2015
MOS fields provide lateral move opportunities

Marines looking to find new job opportunities within the Marine Corps are in luck. Headquarters Marine Corps published new administrative messages in October 2015 outlining military occupational specialty openings the Corps seeks to fill with some even offering bonus pay incentives.

Posted: December 17, 2015
Holiday awareness; be mindful of surroundings during time of gathering

November kicked off the holiday season – Thanksgiving turkey, Black Friday shopping, photos with Santa and gathering at tree lighting ceremonies.

Posted: December 17, 2015
NHCL hosts first Eastern Carolina Healthcare Consortium

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune hosted the first ever Eastern Carolina Healthcare Consortium at the Paradise Point Officer’s Club at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Dec. 10. The consortium was the brain child of NHCL’s board of directors and is designed to bring together all of the federal healthcare systems in the Eastern Carolina region in hopes of strengthening partnerships and leveraging unity in the delivery of healthcare.

Posted: December 17, 2015
U.S. Marines strengthen Ugandan capabilities for AMISOM

The Uganda People’s Defense Force and the U.S. military will recognize Ugandan soldiers at Camp Singo, Uganda, Dec. 18 during a training graduation ceremony.

Posted: December 17, 2015
MAI course pushes Marines to limit

The best and brightest of II Marine Expeditionary Force are being pushed to the limit during a three-week long Martial Arts Instructor Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Nov. 30 through Dec. 18.

Posted: December 17, 2015