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New Horse Island landfill cleans up contamination August 22, 2003 — The Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Office recently began taking steps to restore the wetlands surrounding Horse Island that were contaminated by waste materials that seeped in from the nearby landfill.   The Environmental Chemical Corporation, a contracted construction company, began building an improved waste disposal site and MORE
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Marine Corps' 15th Sgt. Maj. returns 'home' August 15, 2003 — Returning to Parris Island after nearly two years, Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada, former Sergeant Major of Recruit Training Regiment, and recently-appointed 15th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, toured the Depot Aug. 5, to observe training and address the Marines.  Estrada, who assumed his current post as Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps June 26, MORE
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Back to school means opportunities for Parris Island personnel, families August 15, 2003 — As the summer winds down, children and adults prepare for school to start.  Many Depot Marines and sailors have set a goal of furthering their education while on active duty. Often, many family members also have aspirations of receiving a college degree.   The Depot Education Office, in conjunction with local colleges and universities, works to MORE
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Retired gunny beautifies PI Museum with love of art August 15, 2003 — Walking through the Parris Island Museum, it would be hard to imagine the walls without historical paintings and its rooms devoid of the detailed miniature models that tell the Marine Corps story with every hand-painted figurine and battle scene.   That was how it looked two years ago, before one man's love of art helped turn the museum into one MORE
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Messhall jazzes up healthy new foods August 15, 2003 — The H&SBn. Messhall is one of six Marine Corps messhalls participating in an experimental 21-day menu designed to offer a wide variety of healthy alternatives to Marines and sailors.   The menu, which was implemented Aug. 1, is a direct result of a survey that was sent out earlier this year by Sodexho, the food service provider that replaced Marine MORE
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Depot taxi service in business, shuttles personnel to NHB, Depot destinations August 08, 2003 — Depot Motor Transport reinstated its Depot taxi service in March.   According to Depot Order P11240.3J, the taxi service has always been a part of Motor Transport's workload, but due to lack of operators to man the service, it was involuntarily discontinued.   The taxi service is dependent on driver availability. Since the service hasn't been MORE
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Two Depot shooters hit black at recent pistol nationals competition August 08, 2003 — One shot, one kill, has been part of the Marine Corps' unwritten marksmanship syllabus since its birth in 1775, and has proven to be an invaluable mantra for Devil Dogs in conflicts throughout the Corps' history.   Recently, Sgt. Joshua Hughes and Cpl. James Ruiz used that code, not in the far-off, sweltering deserts of the Middle East, but in the MORE
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New ISMT-E brings better range to shooters August 08, 2003 — The Depot's Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) recently received a technological upgrade when its old system was replaced with the ISMT-E, a superior system that is designed to better prepare both recruits and permanent personnel for rifle range qualification.   The ISMT-E is a Window's 98 based/digital system, while the old system was a MORE
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Depot Facilities Maintenance keeps Parris Island 'afloat' August 08, 2003 — It's 3 a.m. and your toilet is clogged; you don't have a plunger and the water is filling up fast. Before you, like your toilet, go over the edge, remember that there is always someone on standby equipped for these kinds of emergency situations.   When residents aboard the Depot have a problem with their plumbing, air conditioning or electricity, MORE
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PMO, PIFD rescue vacationers August 08, 2003 — A 26-foot Bayliner sank near the Depot Criminal Investigation Division pier at 3 p.m., July 30, after four-foot swells filled the boat with water, leaving the two adults and four teenagers on board stranded on the oyster bed under the dock.   Personnel from the Depot Provost Marshal's Office, along with the Parris Island Fire Department and the MORE
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