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In this week’s edition of the Camp Lejeune Globe: “Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded” PME at the base theater, hurricane preparedness, former Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune command master chief retires after 30 years, local sports update, and community events around town. The Globe is available for free at your local news stands and at http://www.camplejeuneglobe.com/.

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Don't Even Think About It
USDA wildlife biologists and conservation law enforcement officers at MCAS New River were monitoring the activities of this alligator due to its proximity to the barracks at AS-4015. Unfortunately, people have been actively feeding this alligator which is why it moved towards the camera when a piece of grass was thrown its way. Alligators are usually shy and secretive, but lose their fear of people and begin to associate them with food when humans toss food their way. In addition to being illegal, feeding an alligator is dangerous and creates a safety issue if they become habituated to being fed by humans. In the case of this specific alligator, plans were in the works to capture and relocate it to a remote location elsewhere on the installation. The very next day, the alligator had moved to another unknown location. Here at MCB Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River, if you believe an alligator is being fed or is a safety concern, please call 911 and wildlife officials will be dispatched to investigate.

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Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded
- 50 classified missions
- Wounded 19 times in battle
- Face of the iconic "Ask a Marine" recruiting campaign

Commanders: Reserve seats for your unit to attend this all-hands PME on Tuesday, July 31 at 0930 at the Camp Lejeune Base Theater. After the screening of this documentary, there will be a Q&A session with Major Capers followed by light refreshments on the front lawn.

Please send reservation requests to william.hildreth@usmc-mccs.org no later than noon on Friday, July 20.

This event is open to active-duty personnel only.

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Marines, as summer temperatures rise, so does our energy use. You can control our consumption by closing blinds to reduce solar heating and keep rooms cool, making sure windows and doors aren’t open when the air conditioner is on, and turning off fans when you leave a room. #EnergyEthos

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The Camp Lejeune Main Gate will be closed for preventative maintenance on Sunday, July 22 from 0800-1200. Please seek an alternate route to enter and exit the installation during this time. Thank you for your understanding!

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Looking to take your football skills to the collegiate level? The Football Combine is a regional FREE event hosted by Athletes of Valor that gives active duty #Marines and #Sailors the opportunity to display their strength, power and athleticism with guidance from highly experienced coaches. For more information or to register, please visit https://www.athletesofvalor.com/events/2018-camp-lejeune-marine-corps-football-combine#register

MCCS Sponsor. No Federal or DoD endorsement implied.

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Albert Bracy, a material examiner with the Public Works Department, was awarded the Federal Length of Service Award for 45 years of hard work and faithful service on July 9. During his time with Public Works, Bracy has worked diligently to promote recycling on the installation. “Mr. Bracy is the ideal employee to work for the Public Works Department,” said Neal Paul, Deputy Director Public Works Department. “He carries himself with the utmost level of professionalism and is dedication to his craft.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathan Reyes)

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On this week’s episode of Real Quick, we have information on Troops to Teachers, Family Child Care orientation classes, a big thank you to all the service members and staff that worked to support BaseFEST and a special shout out to the HITT Athletes of the Year from Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

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#ICYMI: Pappy Boyington is officially on duty!

Pappy, a therapy dog assigned to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune and his trainer, Sunnie Tortorici, participated in a debut event at NMCCL on July 10, 2018. Pappy is the first therapy dog to offer support to patients and staff at NMCCL. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathan Reyes)

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U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits. Effective one year from the date of this change, eligibility to transfer those benefits will be limited to service members with less than 16 years of total active-duty or selected reserve service, as applicable. Read more at https://go.usa.gov/xUkbd.

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Marines with H&S Battalion participate in the basic swim qualification course at the Area 5 Training Tank on MCB Camp Lejeune, July 2, 2018. The Marine Corps Water Survival Training Program employs water survival skills of increasing levels of ability designed to help Marines survive in the water. Read more at www.camplejeuneglobe.com or at https://dvidshub.net/r/7mmmyl.
(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Ashley D. Gomez)

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Who's going? Today is the last day to register with MCCS Lejeune-New River for the S'Mores Family Campout. Food, family, and fun ... what more can you ask for? See below for details!

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REMINDER: The Onslow County Farmers Market brings fresh produce and artisan products to the base every Thursday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. They are located in the parking lot adjacent to the base library at the corner of Holcomb Blvd. and Birch St. #ShopLocal

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In this week's edition of the Camp Lejeune Globe: a recap of BaseFEST, water survival training, the differences in VA disability and Social Security disability, sports and community events across the region. The Globe is available for free at your local news stand and online at www.camplejeuneglobe.com.

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What's better than one birthday? Two birthdays of course! #DYK the U.S. Marine Corps was founded twice? First on November 10, 1775 as the Continental Marines and then again on July 11, 1798 as the United States Marine Corps. So ... Happy 220th Birthday (again) Marines!
(U.S. Marine Corps Video by Cpl. Michael Parks)

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Looking for a way to beat the heat this afternoon? The base theater on Camp Lejeune is showing The Incredibles today at 3:30 p.m. for free! Check out http://www.mccslejeune-newriver.com/movies/ for a list of free summer matinees, $2 movie days, and upcoming movie releases.

The FY19 HQMC MMOA command visit will be conducted at Camp Lejeune from August 14-17, 2018. Officer briefs on Camp Lejeune will take place at the base theater on August 14 at 8:00 a.m. If you wish to schedule an individual appointment at Camp Lejeune, please utilize the MCIEAST Command Visit Scheduler at https://webapps.mcieast.usmc.mil/MCVS (CAC enabled).

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Can you believe it has been nearly a week since we saw Tyler Farr perform at BaseFEST? If you didn't get enough of him on stage, check out this video of Tyler getting a demo of what our #militaryworkingdogs can do when called into action!

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Looking for some motivation to get you through your Monday? Look no further - we have all you need right here. Check out our yearly Carolina MAGTF Independence Day video as debuted on July 4, 2018 at BaseFEST.

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The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune is excited to announce that walk-in donors will now be accepted at the Blood Donor Center on Monday’s and Thursday’s from 0800-1400 starting Monday, July 9th. Appointments are not needed but are encouraged to help cut back on wait times. For more information, please call Wendy Binder at 910-450-3458.

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If you see Pappy next time you are at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, be sure to say hello and give him a pat on the head!

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Show your support for the MCAS Cherry Point Air Show by visiting USA TODAY's contest page and voting them as the Best Air Show in America!