MAY6, 2011 VOLUME42, NUMBER18 WWW.MCBH.USMC.MIL Hawaii Marine SWEET HOME, KANEOHE CLB-3 returns from seven-month deploment
Gunnery Sgt. Jose Tejeda, administrative chief, Headquarters and Service Company, Combat Logistics attaion Sgt. ntonio Thomas, equipment operator, otor Transport Support greets his ife and chidren at Hangar Saturday. ore than arines and saiors from CL returned Company, CL, hugs his ife at Hangar Saturday. CL from a sevenmonth depoyment to fghanistan. Hundreds of famiies and service members aited aniousy in provided tactica ogistica support to egimenta Combat Team and the hangar for the return of their oved ones. oor eather conditions deayed the unit’s return ﬂight to Haaii. other arine peditionary orce orard units hie depoyed. Obama Declares 3/3 Marine receives Bronze Star‘Justice Has for heroism in AfghanistanBeen Done’ Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service Kristen Wong PhotojournalistWASHINGTON— “ustice has been done,” said resident gt. orge . ia, a suad leader arack bama in announcing with Kilo Company, 3rd attalion, the death o sama bin aden in 3rd arine Regiment, was awarded a .. military operation in aki-the rone tar edal with Combat stan. n merican counterintel-, at ewey uare pril . t. Gen. Kenneth . Glueck, r., ligence and counterterrorism commanding general, arine team killed bin aden yesterday peditionary orce, awarded ia during a ﬁreﬁght near slamabad, or his actions during a ﬁreﬁght on the president said during a short ept. while deployed in support statement rom the hite ouse o peration nduring reedom in late unday. ghanistan. “Tonight can report to the ia said he is honored, thankul, merican people and to the world that the nited tates has and ecited to receie the award. e said he is also grateul to oin conducted an operation that other great arines who hae also killed sama bin aden, the receied the rone tar edal. leader o al-aida, and a terrorist ia enlisted in the Corps in who is responsible or the mur-oember rom his hometown der o thousands o innocent o altimore. ia, who had men, women and children,” the preiously deployed twice to ra, president said. deployed with 33 to ghanistan in The attack ends a manhunt ay .Cp. eece . Lodder Haaii arineo almost years. in aden n ept. , the suad wasSgt. Jorge . ia, a squad eader ith io Company, rd attaion, rd arine egiment, receivesand his henchmen planned and proiding security in awaa rone Star eda ith Combat from Lt. Gen. enneth J. Guec, Jr., commanding genera, eecuted the attacks o ept. , district, elmand proince, or thebat ti hocnnceitno intcon iechmeveoreha ci dra rofitedp neria ripe ai. eviecer a eht d re, ser tamegnah reoj,rt sithigt Sa. .jeina.J ei ionary orce, duirgnG uce’ siv, that killed 3, innocent See BRONZE STAR, A-8ghann fom ireedgn udir nntaoierpg inur desrcof ymene tsniagarations mope .tais Sn,t.ep, mericans in ew ork, ash-ington and ennsylania. bama thanked “the count-less intelligence and counterter-rorism proessionals who hae Base approved for new dog parkworked tirelessly to achiee this outcome.” Kristen Wong gie thanks or the men “eare necessary to be able to get Photojournalist ed uios rtchtesio eparwho carrieiledhotg sotrhpe oln taieo o, dtnher h esae yes-them,” said t. Col. erey emp y Cesar can smell when he’s Tontini, base inspector. spiaornaalllieslemd, copuatrraigoet isom haonsde wuhno-at the dog park. The ase nspector’s ﬁce sere our country,” t he id. The 3-year-old German has receied many concerns sa shepherd, who belongs to base and reuests or a dog ark. “thTahte yh’arse ba opranret toh et hhee ageiensetr athiaorne resident Kristin Ritch and her The ase rders reuire dogs o the burden since h s m-husband, used to ump out o on base to be on a leash at all ber day.” t at epte the car upon arrial at the dog times, so residents would hae park and make a run or the to trael to other dog parks on e d staoi dp rotmeecrti ctahne s naaltsioo n waenred ence. ut the last dog park he the island to allow them to run tuonitbe those who committed went to was in ashington, ree. ring .C. The dog park will be located the attack to ustice. Cesar will hae to wait until across rom the new aulima “er the last years, thanks summer’s end to check out Child eelopment Center to the tireless and heroic work o Lance Cp. anessa . merican Horse Haaii arine onthe base’s new ,-suare- our arris enue, according military and our counterter-imbery omo, , hugs ude, her yearod egian maamute inoot dog park, scheduled or to rwin Tamura, proect rorism proessionals, we’e made front yard. ne ,squarefoot dog par has been approved and great orest City awaii. manager,completion either in ugust or strides in that eort,” the i be ocated on Harris venue across from the ne Lauima Chideptember. OBAMA, A-7 SeeSee DOG PARK, A-8 eveopment Center. The par is schedued to open this summer.“e beliee the dog parks
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A-2 • MAY6, 2011 NEWS BRIEFS Heightened security can cause possible delays nbase residents and employees should epect delays at base entry points for the foreseeable future. ll guests without a Department of Defense identiﬁcation card will be directed to the main gate at the end of the H. rafﬁc on base may be impacted. Manana residents will be reuired to physically escort any nonresident guests. or more information, call ase Pass and egistration at . E Street Road Closures portion of treet directly across from Pless Hall and adacent to ldg. will be closed for roadwork from a.m. to p.m. May . st Street roador sewer line installation will be conducted on st treet between Hangar and ldg. from May , from a.m. to p.m. wo lanes will remain open, but the westbound lane will be rererouted around ldg. . rafﬁc may be slowed due to construction work. he sidewalk in front of ldg. will also be closed during the construction work. ontact teen utala at with uestions. Ne rrials rientation new arrials orientation brief will be held une from a.m. to p.m. in ahuna’s ommunity allroom, ldg. . his informational gathering proides important information about base policies, serices and programs. his is open seating and no signups are needed. amily members and newly employed M Hawaii ciilians are welcome to attend. Marine orps rder . reuires all newly assigned actie duty personnel to attend. Ne National erroris disory Syste he Department of Homeland ecurity replaced the colorcoded terrorism threat adisory system with the new ational errorism disory ystem pril . If you hae uestions, contact the base Mission ssurance orce Protection fﬁce at . olunteers needed or Special lypics pproimately , olunteers are needed for the pecial lympics tate ummer ames at the niersity of Hawaii, Manoa ampus May . ents for the ummer ames include softball, swimming, track and ﬁeld and power lifting. or more information, contact indy imori at . Keii Krayons reak out your crayons and markers, because the Hawaii Marine is starting a new weekly section in the newspaper called “eiki rayons.” We want art from children and younger to publish in the Hawaii Marine ewspaper. he deadline has been etended until May . Please check the Hawaii Marine for speciﬁcations or contact gt. uthill at . Important hone Nubers nase mergencies Military Police hild Protectie erice raud, Waste, buse Pothole treetlight epair ase Information M Hawaii haplain D Hawaii Marine Commanding Ofﬁcer Col. Jeffrey R. Woods Base Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Robert . risson ublic ffairs Ofﬁcer Maj. lan Crouch Media Ofﬁcer nd t. iann Olson ublic ffairs Chief unnery Sgt. rsenio R. Corte ternal Media Chief Sgt. Mar . ayloga nternal Media ChiefManaging ditor Sgt. Brian . uthill hotojournalist Christine Cabalo hotojournalist risten Wong rahic rtist Jay arco ress Chief ance Cl. anessa M. merican orse Combat Corresondent Cl. Reece . odder Combat Corresondent ance Cl. yler . Main Hawaii Marine is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Hawaii Marine is published by MidWeek Printing, Inc., a priate ﬁrm in no way connected with the .. Marine orps, under eclu sie contract to the .. Marine orps. ontents of Hawaii Marine are not necessarily the ofﬁcial iews of, or endorsed by, the nited tates oernment, the Department of Defense or the .. Marine orps. he appearance of adertising in Hawaii Marine, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the DoD, De partment of the ay or the .. Marine orps of the products or serices adertised. erything adertised in Hawaii Marine shall be made aailable for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, se, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political afﬁliation, or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or pa tron. ditorial content or public serice announcements i.e., all con tent other than paid adertisements is edited, prepared and proided by the Public ffairs fﬁce aboard Marine orps ase Hawaii. pin ions epressed are not to be considered an ofﬁcial epression of the DoD, Do or the M. Hawaii Marine is a free publication aailable at stands on Marine orps ase Hawaii and neighboring businesses. If you are interested in obtaining copies by mail, please contact MidWeek Printing, Inc. at . ubmit items for Hawaii Marine to the managing editor no later than noon on the riday prior to publication, using the following address awaii Marine Bo Building MCB awaii aneohe Bay awaii Mail Meditorhawaiimarine.com a hone
HAWAIIMARINE No layoffs for MCB Hawaii Kristen Wong lanchardorps has structured for M Ha said if a base em Photojournalistwaii, currently only are ﬁlled. ployee leaes a position now, a “re en when the hiring freeze took alignment” can occur in order to n pril , when President effect, the base was still able to em ﬁll that critical need or function. arack bama and members of ploy more people who were un “eryone on this base is ery ongress aoided a goernment dergoing the hiring process when important to us. erybody per shut down by approing a federal the freeze began. forms an important role, but there budget, operations went back to ome acant positions may be are some critical skills that are normal. eliminated, but not all. ome will hard to ﬁnd which reuire spe Howeer, as the base now ad be redistributed and the rest will cial training and certiﬁcation,” usts to a smaller budget, accord remain unﬁlled for the time being. lanchard said. ing to inda Warrick, ase comp eeral ofﬁces are working ther workforce options con troller, one uestion still lingers around the acancies by distribut sidered was the oluntary arly for many members of the base ing the workload. ne eample is etirement uthority and community — “am I going to lose the base Human esources fﬁce. oluntary eparation Incentie my ob” ancy linitski, H specialist and Payments IP. hrough IP, In short, no, according to Pete interim director of H, has taken an employee who oluntarily wainson, Manpower, Personnel on some duties of the former di left a position would be gien a and dministration Director. rector while maintaining many of certain amount of ﬁnancial com he base’s chief of staff, hris her own responsibilities. pensation. hrough , those lanchard conﬁrmed there will “eryone has taken a big hit who were close to retirement not be a reduction in force now or one way or the other,” linitski could choose to retire before their in the near future. said. eligibility age without penalty. ince eptember of last year, task force has been estab surey was conducted on base to appropriated funds P ciilian lished by MP dedicated to re gauge employees’ interest regard employees hae left their positions eamining the current work force ing and IP on March , oluntarily, whether for a new ob, and ﬁnding ways to stay under according to lanchard. retirement, or other reasons. t budget without eliminating obs. lanchard said and IP the same time, as of March , “We need to hae a system would not currently be beneﬁcial MDMI placed a “hir where we can absorb additional programs because the base would ing freeze” on ciilian obs at all losses and still be able to maintain then lose aluable employees. Marine orps installations indeﬁ the base operations,” wainson “We alue eerybody in the nitely. his resulted in a natural said. workforce, regardless of their po reduction in the payroll needed to wainson said once the budget sition,” lanchard said, repeat fund the workforce. can allow for more obs, the base ing the conﬁrmation the Marine f the regular P posi will start to ﬁll positions consid orps is not considering a reduc tions that Headuarters Marine ered most critical. tion in force option. ew olicy for medical records Lance Cpl. yler L. ain ensurefor the entire Department of De member’s continuity Combat Correspondentfense. to care,” Wakeﬁeld said. “or his is not a local decision, a eample, the record will be “ ffectie March , actie duty al Health linic Hawaii is com aailable for physicians to reiew military will no longer be allowed plying with DoD policy,” t. .g. prior to scheduled appointments, to carry their medical and den udrey . Wakeﬁeld, aal Health lab results and other paperwork tal records to and from appoint linic Hawaii patient adminis can be ﬁled and maintained where ments, or for a permanent change tration department head, said. they belong, and the record would “hough many beneﬁciaries be be aailable should anything of station. Instead, serice members will liee that their serice treatment happen to the member.” be gien two alternaties for record and medical record belongs Wakeﬁeld said patients should which to transport their records. to them, the record is actually the not hae possession of their medi irst, members with P orders property of the .. goernment.” cal or dental records any longer. can bring a copy of the orders to a ccording to a aal Health “If a member is currently in pos base’s medical records department linic Hawaii press release, the session of his or her record, they and the staff will forward your re responsibility for patient’s health should return it to the appropriate cords to the nearest medical treat care records lies with the medical medical records room,” Wakeﬁeld ment facility at their net duty treatment facility, not the patient. said. “lso, if aal Health linic station. nother option is to isit he new system will ensure tighter Hawaii is the custodian of a mem the medical records department at control of patients’ medical health ber’s record, he or she should re your new assignment and ﬁll out information and better protect the uest a copy of his or her record a reuest for a records transfer us medical and legal integrity of the no less than business days prior ing DD orm . he form will be records. to his or her Department of et sent to your preious assignment “he implementation of this eran ffairs appointment, separa for processing and shipping of system ensures that the member’s tion or retirement date.” your records to your new assign medical record, thus protected or more information, contact ment. health information, is kept safe the aneohe ay ranch Health he decision to make the and secure within the military linic, medical records depart change is not ust for Hawaii, but health system which will also ment, at et. . 3/3 Marine earns top intel award Cpl. Reece E. Lodderout and lacked email access, the I Marines would Combat Correspondentpatrol to them on foot and obtain debriefs in person. Weeks often used these patrols to teach them how to n his deployment to fghanistan last year, pl. iew the area like intelligence specialists. aymond P. Weeks found little sleep but plenty of “pl. Weeks could’e ust gotten the info from purpose. other people and ﬁgured out how to talk about it, s an intelligence cell team leader with India but he went on patrol and eperienced it himself,” ompany, rd attalion, rd Marine egiment, ance pl. aronn ichter, one of Weeks’ I Ma Weeks worked tirelessly to train his Marines, gather rines, said. “his helped him hae a better situational information from patrols and produce companyle awareness, and painted a clearer picture in his head el intelligence products in Helmand proince’s awa of what was happening.” District. hough spread out in different areas oer Helmand In recognition of his work during the deployment, proince, Weeks maintained constant contact with the yearold intelligence specialist from Miami ’s other I leaders to share intelligence and pass was selected as the ational Military Intelligence on his learning eperiences. ssociation’s ol. Donald . ook ward recipient, st gt. William . Pinkerton, India o.’s ﬁrst ser pril . He will be presented the award at an awards geant during the deployment, said Weeks’ intellect banuet net month. and ability to work independently enabled him to ccording to the award, his “outstanding leader understand what the commander was looking for, ship and tactical intelligence proﬁciency signiﬁcantly and then teach to his team how to delier with the contributed to India ompany’s reduction of aliban intelligence product. capabilities” in their area of operation during the “Weeks took basic riﬂemen and mentored them deployment. into I Marines,” Pinkerton, from Marion, .., fter oining the battalion in , Weeks said said. “He wasn’t gien any particular standard on he was forced to learn his ob uickly. hree months how to train them, but he went the etra mile in gi into ’s deployment to Ira later in the year, he was ing them all the knowledge he had. y putting a lot thrust into a sergeant’s billet despite being a newly of time in with them, he brought so much to their promoted lance corporal. table, and brought a lot to the table for each of their “eing thrown into the mi without training up platoons.” to it put me in a learning enironment,” Weeks said. In return for his guidance, Weeks said his I “here wasn’t too much going on in Ira, so I spent Marines taught him the infantry side of the spec time learning the ropes and building conﬁdence in trum, which he said helped adust his perspectie on brieﬁng higherranking indiiduals, from suad lead the intelligence he was gathering. ers to company commanders to twostar generals.” “My eperiences at the platoon, company and bat Weeks remained with India o. after returning talion leels hae gien me a lot larger outlook on from Ira, and carried this conﬁdence into his second how to conduct intelligence products,” Weeks said. deployment two years later. “hey hae helped me learn what the commanders While in fghanistan, he led India’s company are looking for, and if what they’re pushing down leel intelligence cell — comprised of si infantry to the battalions is realistic and feasible. ow that I Marines without formal training — to proide intel hae these skills, I’ll be able to narrow my focus when ligence coerage for the company’s seen positions in moing up to a higher command.” Helmand proince. er the past four years, Weeks has lied and “Working on the company leel allows you to iew breathed intelligence from within an infantry com your intelligence in the works, because you’re passing pany, and now he’s looking for the opportunity to it right to the ground elements and they’re putting it apply his knowledge at a higherechelon unit like into action,” Weeks said. “It’s pretty enoyable when .. Marine orps orces entral ommand. you get to see your work unfold on the battleﬁeld.” hough is slated to deploy to fghanistan later s part of India o.’s headuarters element, Weeks this year, he will soon moe to rd Marine egiment’s participated in patrols three times a week, and fre headuarters in preparation for changing duty sta uently oined his Marines on their patrols and op tions. erations. “ow, my concern is to mentor the unior Marines ince the company’s small patrol bases were spread with my knowledge and what I’e seen,” Weeks said.
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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 supports operation in Afghanistan Cpl. Rasan . Jaestheir mission and we were 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward)there to support them when they needed us.” C A M P B A O N ,he troops the nd Aanistan —Marines Marine ircrat ing rom Marine eavy Forward aircrat sup-elicopter uadron ported, as Force , is participated in a a coalition orce, ormed coalition troop insertion primarily o ritish rmy and extraction operation and ghan ational in southwestern rmy soldiers. ghanistan, pril . .. Marine ta gt. ogether with a pair illy oth served as a crew o M- spreys rom chie aoard one o the Marine Medium iltrotor - ea tallions dur- uadron , M- ing the mission. s crew inserted and retrieved chie, he was responsile more than coalition or preparing the aircrat troops into an area near eore tae-o and ma-the elmand iver sus- ing sure all passengers pected to e with rie with and cargo coming aoard insurgent activity, pril were positioned correctly -, explained apt. and saely secured during harles rennan, M- the mission. oth and the ‚ aviation saety oﬁcer other Marines and sailors and one o the - ea o M- are deployed tallion pilots who partici- to ghanistan rom Ma-pated in the mission. rine orps ase awaii. “e inserted mem- “e inserted and ex-ers as Force and tracted the troops on approximately hours the ﬁrst run with no is-later we extracted them,” sues,” said oth, rom said rennan, a native o nthony, an. “ll the owie, Md. “I eel the mis-aplnady erss powt-eorne own ith oatrhd e Cpl. asaun . ames |2nd Marine ircraft Wing orward sion went very well. he ground side accomplished time line.”uadron C ea tallion prior to taeoff pril 2.
ROK and US Marine howitzers howl through KITP Cpl. Kentavist P. Brackinmunition utilizing its ﬁve M III Marine Expeditionary Forcelightweight howitzers in coordination with three Marine ﬁring atter-CAMP RODRUE, Replic ies, while th GLI provided ﬁre Krea — control.Marines and sailors rom rd attalion th Marine egiment ein- “his wasn’t a typical GLI orced, rd Marine ivision, III Marine mission, so it got us out o our com-Expeditionary Force, and epulic o ort zone,” said Lance pl. olin . orea Marines with the nd n., nd Frueholt, a ﬁre support man with th rtillery rigade, nd Mariv., GLI. “ormally, we wor with conducted ilateral artillery training the more maneuverale part o the in-during the orean Incremental rain- antry, ut since we came here we have ing rogram - at the odriguez gotten a lot closer to our artillery roots Live Fire omplex here, pril -. with helping to coordinate the ﬁre mis-he coordination exercise is one sions.” o many exercises that mae up I he language arrier was proaly -, a oint-service, ilateral training the most diﬁcult ostacle .. and dexeesirgcinseed etween gthe na nthd e .. o-rc.es. Marines aced during the exercise, alliance, tow hsitlree npromoti staility according to Frueholt. “ut a couple ng o the Marines spoe English, so throughout the orean eninsula. we were ale to easily get over that.” orcehsi s hisa vteheh eﬁ lrds t at imaet talion -alenvde l .ar.- uring the exercise and Cpl. entaist . B.. Marines woring together ﬁred tailllliearny cee, xaecrcciosred itnogg ettoh er d urMinargi nteh eLitr. Marines wit omeo Battery, rd Battalion, 2t Marine eragciimne|nt Marienienfpoerdcitieodnar,y orrcde mm high-explosive, smoe and il -o lumination rounds rom the howitzers mal.n deyru nogr unn dL een, .t “hI ea ma tgtraelaitolny choomn--illery B 2nd rtn2 d iraged ,twie triMas nelatt,noin22 aB dd e, anorcery er a focio uplMa , onsiiianoitidep enirMarine nc laum men aMiroi,nisithroughout the day. ored to e a “It was all a good experience or said Lee. “ pea ratc toe dt haiss hoinset orwich iecvhe nwti,l”l ninie glareart e,atilseticr , aojni m22g rogra raininlatnemercn naerof ortpas isereic ee .2il prrea,f o,uee lpu oicta emaC o pgirddination eercis lraitllre yocroa g inurratelai yrellitd sllesaricre esewte ne. .d an rcfosed segien dthe unior Marines,” said pl. ndrew ultimately allow us to connect with . urner, a section chie with omeo one another, as well as, realize the im-a .. ecnaillpre ilwg inotomlititsaorgu yt teoutean ora.nieulnsots trengten te attery. “It will give them a dierent portance o our alliance.” outloo on lie in and outside the pproximately Marines and sail- cluding th ir aval Gunﬁre Liaison the temporarily assigned ﬁring attery, military. I ust hope that our eing here ors rom rd n., th Marines ein. ompany, III Marine Expeditionary omeo attery. made a stronger ond etween our two are participating in the exercise, in- Force eaduarters Group, III MEF, and omeo attery ﬁred artillery am- countries.”
Unit wins second Puller Award Cpl. Melissa Latty that what they do maes a themsaid Ma. illiam . arlow, the 2nd Marine Logistics Group dierence,” he said. hugend Maint. n. commanding oﬁcer. “Marines at every level arlow agrees that the recog-yCeAarMaPsLmEaJllE,UNEd,uNm.Ca.n—d d teurintcoss .cuecrus oto leel o levEacharinhe Mes t giv-itnoargienly e reEsvnes a seeradipshas ho tocca-m me i o sel accomplishment. sized unit within the II Marine l “he Marines don’t always get tEhxep eLdti.t iGoenna.r y Fhoersctey isu lalewr arduetd- paitsthah litisoh nei sit r ot mhiees ssisuoeccnco enossdr tuthli.e”m ee nttihree to see the product o all o their hard wor,” arlow said. “hey standing Leadership ward to ecognized or see the repaired euipment, ut commend the unit or superior thatetiar liosun perwioars lreadership. he they don’t see get to see the unit leadership. he award, which originated unit received the uller award in out in the ﬁeld that gets to train approximately seven years ago, ﬁscal year as well. ecause o the euipment they was awarded to nd Mainte- he acting attalion sergeant ﬁxed.” nance attalion, omat Logis- maor, st gt. Marcelino el he unit will display their sec-tics egiment , nd Marine alle, said receiving the award ond victory in the halls o their Logistics Group or the large-size shows the Marines that all o attalion headuarters, next to unit category or ﬁscal year . their hard wor pays o. their previous winning year, or “his award signiﬁes alanced “hings lie this eep the all o their Marines to see and e excellence within the attalion,” Marines motivated and reminds proud. Cpl. Melissa Latty |2nd Marine Logistics Group Maj. William Barlow, commanding ofﬁcer, 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Comat Logistics egiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, and st gt. Marcelino el alle, te acting 2nd Maint. Bn. sergeant major, pose proudly net to te Lt. Gen. Cesty uller utstanding Leadersip ward, wic te unit receied for teir superior leadersip, aoard Camp Lejeune, .C., pril 2. e award, wic originated approimately seen years ago, was awarded to 2nd Maint. Bn. for te largesie unit category for ﬁscal year 2.