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Marine Corps Base Hawaii

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Mokapu Elementary School Winter Program 2015 December 28, 2015 — MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - Parents and family wait anxiously for the curtains to open and reveal what lies behind. As the crowd turns silent, sleigh bells start ringing and the curtains open. Singing and smiles, with a few waves to mom shows these kids put their all into their act. MORE
2/3 returns from a six-month unit deployment program December 18, 2015 — Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment return home Dec. 14, 15, and 16 from a six month unit deployment program to Okinawa, Japan. MORE
Just the Surface December 3, 2015 — MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - A double life isn’t all that common in today’s world. For people going about their day-to-day lives whatever they see is what they get. Marines often say “perception is reality” and for the most part it’s a true statement. For Ray Rippel, the director of the unaccompanied personnel housing division, this statement couldn’t be further from the mark. MORE
Marines respond to unexpected accident November 10, 2015 — Robin Lopes is a sixth grade teacher at Mokapu Elementary School aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii who has been commuting to work on her bicycle for two months now. On Oct. 15, Lopes said she was arriving at work on a rainy morning around 6:30 a.m. She was turning into the school parking lot when the bike slipped on the wet asphalt. MORE
‘Trinity’ Marines look ahead: Lava Viper bares its fangs November 4, 2015 — Roughly 6,000 feet above sea level, Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare for their annual training exercise, Lava Viper, one of the staples of their pre-deployment training, aboard Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Oct. 22, 2015. MORE
Racers get a dash of flightline, a splash of sea October 23, 2015 — Civilian and military participants shared flightline space for fitness in the 12th annual Splash & Dash Biathlon, beginning and ending at Hangar 103, aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii Oct. 3, 2015. MORE
Night tournament reels in MCB Hawaii’s fishers October 2, 2015 — Calm waters and prizes for a few hours of fishing fun lured fishers of all ages to the Night Shoreline Fishing Tournament, held Sept. 25 and 26, 2015. MORE
HPU students taste history, Marine Corps style October 2, 2015 — On Sept. 21, 2015, Hawaii Pacific University students received their lesson from a living form of history, wearing a white cover adorned with the iconic Eagle, Globe and Anchor. American diplomacy became more than mere words on a textbook page as Staff Sgt. Steven Smith literally laid his cover down for the evening to “wear a different hat" as a guest lecturer for HPU students in the “History of American Diplomacy” course at the Education Center. MORE
Two branches, one mission: MCAS Kaneohe Bay begins transition September 25, 2015 — Marines and Sailors are moving toward the end of an era at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, beginning a new chapter as a Marine Corps-administered facility. MORE
MALS-24 ‘Warriors’ bond through competition on 9/11 September 17, 2015 — Lance Cpl. Michael Smith shuffles furiously across the grass backward on his palms and heels. As he reaches a bright orange cone, the aviation supply clerk flips himself over, and crawls on all fours like a bear. Upon reaching a second orange cone, he stands, and proceeds to run in a zig-zag pattern, as if fleeing the massive group of Marines chasing and cheering him on, swarming around him like bees, screaming in his ears. “The screaming doesn’t bother me,” said Smith, a Jamaica Queens, N.Y., native. “You reach a point (where) you just want a win for the team.” Just before the torrential rains that plagued the islands began to pour later in the afternoon, the Marines and Sailors of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 squeezed in their annual field meet at Riseley and Pop Warner Fields, Sept. 11, 2015. MORE

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