MC Ball to be held Wed by kby12992


									Vol. 6, No. 51                                              Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California                                                                  October 31, 2002

    Commander’s                                                                                                                                                 MC Ball to
      Forum                                                                                                                                                     be held Wed.
     Command policy                                                                                                                                             By Cpl. Joshua
   regarding the Marine                                                                                                                                         Barnhardt
        Corps Ball                                                                                                                                              BARSTOW LOG staff
          Page 2                                                                                                                                                    MCLB Barstow’s Marine
                                                                                                                                                                Corps Ball will be held at
                                                                                                                                                                Primm Valley Resort Wednes-
                                                                                                                                                                day. Cocktail hour starts at 6
                                                                                                                                                                p.m., the ceremony will begin
                                                                                                                                                                at 7 p.m. and dinner will be
  Safety Summary                                                                                                                                                served at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                    The guest speaker for the
                                                                                                                                                                ball will be Dick Cesaroni, a
   Marine Corps loses                                                                                                                                           former Marine who worked for
  more lives to avoidable                                                                                                                                       the Los Angeles County
        accidents.                                                                                                                                              Sheriff’s Department for nearly
                                                                                                                                                                34 years. He is now the presi-
          Page 4                                                                                                                                                dent of the Los Angeles Chap-
                                                                                                                                                                ter of the 1st Marine Division
                                                                                                                                                                    Putting on the Marine
                                                                                                                                                                Corps Ball takes quite a bit of
                                                                                                                               Photo by Cpl. Joshua Barnhardt   effort from the members of the
       DeCA                       Lt. Col. Charles Hamilton, base executive officer, puts all his energy into pulling himself across a rope
                                  suspended above a swimming pool at Pine Summit in Big Bear, where MCLB Barstow held the Big Bear
                                                                                                                                                                Marine Corps Ball Committee.
                                                                                                                                                                Each committee member helps
     Scholarships                 Challenge. Hamilton cleared the rope to stay dry. See related story and photos on pages 6 and 7.                              plan year-round to make it a
       DeCA to give                                                                                                                                             successful event, said Sgt. Alma
                                                                                                                                                                Fragoso, Marine Corps Ball
  scholarships to eligible                                                                                                                                      Committee president.
    family members of                                                                                                                                               They are in charge of setting
      servicmembers                                                                                                                                             up all the activities to raise
                                                                                                                                                                money for the ball and are in-
          Page 5                                                                                                                                                volved in every minute detail
                                                                                                                                                                of the ball itself. From the ball-
                               A message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps                                                                                room, to the fork on the table,
                                                                                                                                                                the Marine Corps Ball Com-
                                                                                                                                                                mittee has to know where ev-
                                   We all know that a powerful com-      masthead of the Battle Color of the            We find profoundly gratifying,          erything will go and when it
                                                                         Marine Corps for all to admire, and
     Ready, Front              bination of teamwork and individual
                               achievement forms the strength of         they reflect the importance of the
                                                                                                                    our life-long pride of association with
                                                                                                                    fellow Marines - active, reserve, vet-
                                                                                                                                                                will happen.
                                                                                                                                                                    This year, the committee
                               our Corps.                                legacy we inherit and willingly ac-        eran, and civilian - and the knowl-
  Marine Corps Martial             We are Marines, first and fore-       cept.                                      edge that we contribute daily to se-
                                                                                                                                                                raised over $18,000 to provide
                                                                                                                                                                Marines and civilian Marines
  Arts Program kicks off       most. Through innovation, trust,              Through shared experience and          curing our Nation’s freedom.                tickets at a lower cost and to off-
   at MCLB Barstow.            and mutual respect, we have evolved       success in battle, we distinguish our-         I encourage all Marines to cel-         set the cost of the location of the
                               into an adaptive and flexible fight-      selves by selfless service - in a sense,   ebrate the camaraderie, enrichment,         event and the meal.
          Page 9               ing force ideally suited for 21st Cen-    we are a fraternity of sacrifice. As       and fulfillment of service with men             “I have put in quite a bit of
                               tury challenges.                          stewards of our rich heritage, we con-     and women subordinated to a greater         time this past year for the ball,”
                                   Though the character of war con-      tinually reflect upon the generations      cause: preparing for an exciting fu-        said Fragoso. “It was worth it
                               tinually changes, we understand that      of Marines who, in their time, faith-      ture and extending the legacy of our        though. I really want to show
                               the nature of war is timeless: that the   fully answered our country’s call.         great Corps.
  Check out the                ultimate arbiter of battle is the hu-         In their example we will find the                 Happy Birthday, Marines!
                                                                                                                                                                everybody a good time.”
                                                                                                                                                                    Their biggest gratification is
  Marine Corps                 man will.                                 strength and inspiration necessary to                             Semper Fidelis,      when the ball is over, and it
    Web site.                      We recognize this, and we em-
                               brace the values that strengthen our
                                                                         meet the coming challenges.
                                                                             We celebrate this connection with
                                                                                                                                                                turned out to be a success.
                                                                                                                                                                    “Our goal is to make sure the        will and define our character.            our history, yet we remain focused                                                     ball goes off without a hitch,”
                                   For two hundred and twenty-           on the challenges of our future. We                                                    said Cpl. Efren Rangel, Marine
                               seven years, Marines and their fami-      have an important dual responsibil-                                                    Corps Ball Committee secretary.
                               lies have dedicated themselves to the     ity; to remain ready for today, while                                                  “It looks like we are in good
                               cause of the defense of freedom.          transforming our capabilities to meet                      JAMES L. JONES              shape.”       Our accomplishments adorn the         the challenges of tomorrow.                       General, U.S. Marine Corps
2                                  October 31, 2002

 The Commander’s Forum
                                                                                                                                                           is a formal occasion celebrating the                       Officers and staff noncommis-
                                                                                                                                                           heritage of our Corps and the ser-                     sioned officers also have that option
                                                                                                                                                           vice of all past and present Marines.                  to wear their evening dress uniform.
                                                                                                                                                           As with all formal occasions, the at-                  There will be no exception for any
 The “Commander’s Forum” is a tool of the base commander to hear and address the concerns of base residents,                                               tire for the evening is prescribed on                  Marine to change over to gowns and/
 employees and others. To contact the Commander’s Forum, call the hotline at 577-6535 or send your concerns via e-                                         the invitation.                                        or other formal attire after the cer-
 mail to                                                                                                                              Your invitation states Service                     emony.
                                                                                                                                                           Dress Blue. However, you are allowed                       Your attendance at your Marine
               Why is it command                        Since I do not rate to wear a mess             to keep those forever and I want them               to attend in your Service Alpha uni-                   Corps birthday ball in your uniform
 Q          policy for female Ma-
            rines to wear either their
            dress blues or service al-
                                                    dress uniform, I end up looking al-
                                                    most exactly like the male Marines
                                                    at the ball.
                                                                                                       to look nice. Thank you.

                                                                                                                      First let me address the
                                                                                                                                                               It is your option to wear the best
                                                                                                                                                           uniform you can afford for your rank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  distinguishes you as someone very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This night, and on this occasion,
phas to the Marine Corps Ball when
they are going with a male Marine?
   I am proud of earning the title of
                                                        If the command policy to wear
                                                    my uniform during the ceremony is
                                                    not flexible, then could the rules be
                                                                                                         A        issue of being an “Anony-
                                                                                                                  mous Marine.”
                                                                                                                      The office of the Base
                                                                                                                                                           as a Marine.
                                                                                                                                                               You are a Marine first, whether
                                                                                                                                                           you are married to a Marine or not,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  your service as part of a heritage that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  spans 227 years is being celebrated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You state you are proud of your
Marine, and I am honored to wear                    relaxed so that female Marines could               Sergeant Major is always open for                   and your uniform will be according                     title of Marine and the uniform you
the uniform, but the Marine Corps                   change into a dress after the cer-                 Marine business. You will never be                  to the occasion as prescribed.                         wear, then I know you will have a
Ball is one time a year that I could                emony and come back to the ball if                 turned away or ignored and you                          If both Marines, husband and                       wonderful evening with your fellow
have the chance to look like a lady                 they wanted to?                                    should never be concerned about ask-                wife, are from this command the                        Marines celebrating your title and
and dress up for my husband, who is                     I would like to take pictures in a             ing a question.                                     uniform for your birthday ball will                    your service. Happy birthday Ma-
a Marine.                                           dress with my husband because I get                   The Marine Corps Birthday Ball                   be your best Marine uniform.                           rine!

Integrity a Marine’s virtue                                                                                                       Just doing my job ...
By Lt. Cmdr. Randel Livingood                                     tify was the rock solid integrity, that is the mark
Base Chaplain                                                     of distinction of each Marine.
                                                                       Integrity is the ability to do the right thing
                             Next week we will cel-               when no one is around to make certain you do it.
                         ebrate the 227th birthday                It is the ability to do the right thing when it is
                         of the United States Ma-                 difficult, when it costs you something personally.
                         rine Corps. It is a special              It is also something that only you can give your-
                         time for many people, all                self and only you can give it away. The reason
                         of whom have either                      Marines have such strong resolve to maintain their
                         served in a Marine uni-                  integrity is because they realize how important it
                         form or been affected by                 is to themselves and others.
                         someone in a Marine uni-                      I am reminded of the way the ancient Spar-
                         form. As I prepare for my                tans felt as they went into battle, each knowing
                         own role in the upcoming                 that no matter what happened they would stand
celebrations, I like to cast my thoughts back to                  shield by shield, shoulder to shoulder in order to
the times I have served with Marines and the many                 overcome their enemies.
encounters I have had with them over the years.                        They, just like United States Marines, displayed
    During my ruminations I began to ponder                       indissoluble integrity. Marines reflect something
what it was about Marines that made them so                       special, something significant and something spiri-
special. Was it the uniforms or haircuts that they                tual with their attitude toward integrity and I
wear? No, I don’t think so because anyone can                     sometimes wonder how many have tapped into
cut their hair or buy a uniform so that cannot be                 the spiritual side of their lives and followed the
what makes a Marine special.                                      Psalmist’s words in Psalm 41:11-12: “By this I
    Was it the courtesy that Marines display? No,                 know you are pleased with me, that my enemy does
I don’t think it is their courtesy that sets them                 not triumph over me. In my “integrity” you hold me
apart; although my wife, Nancy, says that you                     fast and shall set me before your face forever.”
will never meet a more courteous person than a
United States Marine.                                                Blessings,
    The quality that I had been looking to iden-                     Fr Randel Livingood

            Chapel                                     Catholic                     Nebo Bible Study
           Services                                     Rosary
                                                  First Saturday of
    Protestant     Sun. 8:30 a.m.                                                  Wednesday Noon–1:30 p.m.
                                                   every month.                                                                                                                                                                            Photo by Rob Jackson
    Mass           Sun. 10:30 a.m.
                                              3 p.m. at the Base Chapel.               At the Chapel Office.                        Maj. Clarence Guthrie III, commanding officer, Headquarters Battalion, MCLB Bar-
     Confession services                          For more info call                    For more info call                          stow gives the presentation of Park University graduates to family and friends during
        before Mass                                   577-6849.                             577-6849.                               cermonies held Oct. 26 at the Oasis Club.

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Federal Health and Safety                 division or center administrative of-       immunodeficiency virus);
Fair                                      ficer.                                         - Children and teenagers (aged 6
    A Federal Employees and Retirees          For more information contact Pat        months to 18 years) who are on long-
Health and Safety Fair will be held at    Snyder at 577-7284.                         term aspirin therapy and therefore
the base gym, Building 44, Nov. 13                                                    could develop Reye Syndrome after
from 2 to 7 p.m.                          Motorcycle training course                  the flu; and
    The health fair provides federal          All base employees and family              - Women who will be more than
employees and retirees, base residents    members who ride motorcycles                3 months pregnant during the flu sea-
and their family members, the oppor-      aboard MCLB Barstow, are required           son.
tunity to get a preventive check-up.      by base regulation to attend a motor-          Remaining flu shots will be given
Scheduled health screenings include       cycle safety course by Dec. 1. This         to dependents on a first-come, first-
skin cancer screenings.                   applies to all riders no matter how         serve basis in December. If you have
    The fair is being held in conjunc-    much experience they may have. If           any questions, please contact the clinic
tion with the Health Benefits Open        riders do not have this course by Dec.      at 577-6491.
Season, which goes from Nov. 11           1, they will not be allowed access
through Dec. 9.                           aboard the base with their motorcycle.      Native American Luncheon
    During the open season eligible in-   The next Motorcycle Safety Course               Native American Heritage Month
dividuals who are not currently regis-    will be held in the classroom of Build-     is observed during the month of No-
tered with a health plan may enroll.      ing 236 on Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3         vember and this year’s theme is “Hon-
Eligible members already enrolled can     p.m.                                        oring Life, Honoring Elders, Honor-
change from one plan to another.              Riders will need to bring the fol-      ing Heritage.” In recognition of this
    All federal employees and retirees    lowing with them:                           observance, the Native American In-
– including the U. S. Postal Service,         A current motorcycle license or         dian Program Committee is hosting
Bureau of Land Management, Fed-           permit, a motorcycle, a reflective vest,    a luncheon on Nov. 19, from 11 a.m.
eral Bureau of Investigation and De-      full fingered gloves, a helmet, long        to 12:30 p.m. at the Oasis Club. The
partment of Social Security Adminis-      sleeves, long pants and over the ankle      featured for this event is Teddy Draper,
tration – and their family members        boots.                                      Navajo Code Talker, former Marine
are encouraged to take advantage of             This is the last chance to get this   and MCLB employee.
the fair.                                 course completed this year.                     Ticket cost is $6.50 and must be
    Health organizations scheduled to           For more information, call Steve      purchased by Nov 13. For more in-
attend include: Blue Cross (HMO),         Waugh at 577-6448.                          formation contact Marva Johnson,
Blue Shield of California Access Plus                                                 Special Emphasis Program Manager,
(HMO), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield         Branch Clinic administer-                   at 577-6965.
                                                                                                                                  Base Safety                                call Dan Keirn at 577-6614.
Service Benefit Plan (PPO).               ing Flu vaccine                                                                         Gunnery Sgt. Craig Stanley 577-6003
    Other attendees included are: Cali-       Flu season is here. The clinic has      CFC campaign underway
fornia Highway Patrol, National As-       received a limited amount of vaccine            The annual Combined Federal
                                                                                                                                  JSA/OGC                                    4th Annual Fun Run
                                                                                                                                  Barbara Kulseth 577-6771                      The Barstow Boys and Girls Club
sociation of Retired Federal Employ-      and began giving flu shots Tuesday.         Campaign kicked off Oct. 21 and will
                                                                                                                                  Commissary                                 4th Annual Tortoise and Hare Fun
ees, American Red Cross, American         Per current directives, priority for im-    run through the end of November.
                                                                                                                                  Robin Leeks-Ellis 577-6403                 Run/Walk will be held Saturday. This
Cancer Society, MCLB Branch Medi-         munization will be given to active duty     This year’s CFC coordinator, 1st Lt.
                                                                                                                                  4th Platoon                                Fun Run/Walk benefits the Barstow
cal Clinic, MCLB Fire and Emer-           members and the following groups of         Michael Smith, MCLB Finance Of-
                                                                                                                                  Staff Sgt. James Daly 577-6062             Boys and Girls Club and offers 5K,
gency Services Division and the Vet-      people who are at risk of developing        fice, is looking toward a successful out-
                                                                                                                                  Fleet Support Division                     10K and 15K routes through Barstow.
erans Home of Barstow.                    serious complications from the flu:         ing.
                                                                                                                                  1st Lt. Jason Kut 577-7611                    Early bird entry fee is $20. Call the
    For more information contact Jen-         - Retirees over 65 years of age;            For this year’s campaign, as in the
                                                                                                                                  HRO                                        Boys and Girls Club at 255-2422 for
nifer Wales, Health Promotions Co-            - Adults and children over six          past, the goal is make 100 percent con-
                                                                                                                                  Meredith Taylor 577-6478                   an entry form or more information.
ordinator, at 577-6817.                   months of age who have chronic heart        tact with all MCLB Barstow civilian
                                          or lung conditions, including asthma;       and military personnel. The follow-
                                                                                                                                  Margie Bunt 577-6896
Leave Transfer                                - Adults and children over six          ing are the key personnel for the dif-
                                                                                                                                  Building 15                                   Marine Corps Birthday
   Charisma Turner, Badge, Mainte-        months of age who need regular medi-        ferent cost work centers to contact for
nance Center, and Bernadette              cal care or had to be in a hospital be-     making a donation to any of the many
                                                                                                                                  Bertie Dailey 577-6350                        cake cutting ceremo-
Andrews have been affected by a           cause of metabolic diseases (like dia-      organizations:
medical emergency. Anyone desiring        betes), chronic kidney disease, or          Communications Division
                                                                                                                                  Tobacco cessation class                          In honor of the Marine
                                                                                                                                    On Nov. 4, the Branch Medical               Corps birthday, there will be
to donate leave under the leave-shar-     weakened immune system (including           Ruby Adams 577-6751
                                                                                                                                  Clinic, Personal Services Division, and       three different cake cutting cer-
ing program may obtain a leave do-        immune system problems caused by            Maintenance Center
                                                                                                                                  Semper Fit will be offering a free to-        emonies Tuesday.
nor application through his or her        medicine or by infection with human         Cindy Malloy 577-7146
                                                                                                                                  bacco cessation class.                           Maintenance Center Bar-
                                                                                                                                      Come by to learn more about the           stow will have its ceremony in
                                                                                                                                  effects of using tobacco and how to           front of Building 573 at 8 a.m.

                                              Job Watch                                                                           stop using it. There will be one class
                                                                                                                                  from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and
                                                                                                                                  another from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Headquarters Battalion,
                                                                                                                                                                                MCLB will have a ceremony at
                                                                                                                                                                                Sorensen Field at 10 a.m., which
    Annc No.               Title/Series/Grade            Open              Close         1st Cutoff        Location               Both classes will be held at the Base         will feature a parade of past
   0085-CODE-530-AW        Security Guard                10-18-02          11-01-02      N/A               MCLB Barstow                                                         Marine Corps uniforms, worn
                                                                                                                                  Gym, Building 44. Please contact Jen-
                           GS-0085-03(Term NTE 366 Days)
                                                                                                                                  nifer Wales, Semper Fit Health Pro-           by MCLB Marines.
       Applicants interested in announcements beginning with DEA or OTR should submit their résumé to:                            motions at 577-6817 or email to                  The Veterans Home of Cali-
       Human Resources Service Center, Southwest                                                                                             fornia - Barstow will have a cake
       ATTN: Code 522 (announcement number)                                                                                                                                     cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. in
       525 B Street, Suite 600                                                                                                    CWRA Turkey Drawing                           the Veteran’s Home cafeteria.
       San Diego, CA 92101-4418                                                                                                       The Civilian Welfare and Recre-              All Marines, civilian Ma-
       For more information concerning public job announcements visit the Self-Service Center, Building 326, Mon-                 ation Committee will hold its annual          rines, retirees, and family mem-
   days through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or call the Human Resources Office, 577-6357.                                    Thanksgiving Drawing for four $15             bers are invited to attend any of
       If you have Internet access, browse to                                                         gift certificates to Stater Brothers,         these ceremonies.
       For information regarding Open Continuous Merit Promotion announcements point your browser to                              drawn each Thursday starting today.              For more information, call                                                                                                         To participate, fill out a drawing        the Public Affairs Office at 577-
       This is not an official list. Please see the Web sites listed for a complete list.                                         slip and put it in a turkey can. To find      6430.
                                                                                                                                  turkey cans, or for more information,
4                            October 31, 2002

USMC fatalities and
injuries from Sept.
ALMAR 053/02                                the lance corporal.
Marine Corps News Release                       Two corporals died in motorcycle
                                            mishaps. One corporal from MALS-
    During the month of September           11, an inexperienced rider who had
2002, six Marines died in on-duty and       already crashed once, lost control a sec-
off-duty mishaps. One Marine died in        ond time fatally hitting a guardrail. The
an apparent suicide, and 10 Marines         other corporal, from BLT 2/6, suffered
and one sailor suffered significant in-     fatal injuries after crashing his motor-
juries. The following is a summary of       cycle while on annual leave.
our casualties for the month of Sep-            A private first class from NAMTRA
tember 2002.                                MARUNIT, MCAS Cherry Point
    Fatalities:                             died when he fell from a zip line at a
    One Marine died in an on-duty           water park.
mishap this month. A second lieuten-            Suicides:
ant assigned to MATSG-21 died after             One Marine died in an apparent
his aircraft crashed during a solo train-   suicide this month. A corporal from
ing flight in a civilian aircraft.          3rd Bn., 10th Marines died from a self-
    Five Marines died in off-duty mis-      inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
haps this month. A sergeant and a lance         Injuries:
corporal died in separate motor vehicle         Three Marines and one sailor sus-
accidents. A sergeant from Weapons          tained serious on-duty injuries in Sep-
Training Battalion, MCRD, San Di-           tember. A corporal from 4th Recon
ego perished with his wife and two          suffered multiple spinal fractures after
children after reportedly losing control    executing an improper parachute land-
of his vehicle while traveling at a high    ing from a C-130. A sergeant from                                                                                                 Photo by Cpl. Cory Kelly
rate of speed. A lance corporal from        25th MEU (FWD) severely injured his         Bethany Charles, a Key Volunteer, explains to Junko Kut and her husband, 1st Lt. Jason Kut, Fleet
H&HS Co., Marine Barracks, Wash-            left hand after a flash bang exploded in    Support Division's Operations Officer, some of the different opportunities available to family members
ington, D.C. was a passenger in a ve-       his hand during a room clearing exer-       stationed aboard MCLB Barstow at the Spouses Info Night. Junko Kut was one of many military wifes who
hicle, when the driver lost control and                                                 attended the Spouses Info Night at the Oasis Club Oct. 23.
struck a guardrail, causing the death of          See SAFETY Page 8
                                                                                                                                                                                               October 31, 2002         5

DeCA Scholarships for Military Children program
By Bonnie Powell                           ship programs worldwide,” says Jim          is new and we have a two-page instruc-     dependent unmarried children (under         citizens of the United States. The appli-
Defense Commissary Agency Weiskopf of Fisher House Foundation.                         tion sheet to make things easier for the   the age of 23) of active duty personnel,    cant must be planning to attend, or al-
                                           “We utilize the services of Scholarship     applicants. The application can also be    Reserve, Guard and retired military. Eli-   ready attending, an accredited college or
     FORT LEE, Va. – The 2003 Schol- Managers, a professional firm that has            filled out on a computer, then printed     gibility will be determined using the De-   university full-time in the fall term of
arships for Military Children program handled more than 400 programs. They             and mailed or delivered to the nearest     fense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting      2003.
opens for business Nov. 1 and the burn- do everything relating to the process of       commissary. It should be an improve-       System (DEERS) database. Applicants              Students attending a community or
ing question is “how has being the child deciding who is awarded a scholarship         ment over handwritten applications for     should ensure that they, as well as their   junior college must be enrolled in a pro-
of a military service member influenced and it’s a very painstaking process when       both the student and Scholarship Man-      sponsor, are currently enrolled in the      gram of studies designed to transfer di-
your educational goals?” That’s the essay you have more than 5,000 applicants.”        agers.”                                    DEERS database and that they have a         rectly into a four-year program. See in-
topic for 2003 and if the two previous        The Scholarships for Military Chil-           The scholarship program is open to    current ID card. All applicants must be     struction sheets for additional criteria.
years are any indication, it’s a question dren program has awarded 920 scholar-
applicants should consider carefully when ships and nearly $1.5 million in its first
applying for the $1,500 scholarships.      two years. All funds for scholarships are
     “According to program administra- donated by the various manufacturers,
tors, the essay has been a key factor in brokers and suppliers that provide prod-
deciding recipients,” says Edna ucts for sale in military commissaries,
Hoogewind, program liaison for the which are recognized as a valuable qual-
Defense Commissary Agency. “Although ity of life benefit and an integral part of
the minimum grade point average to the military community. “Most of the
apply for these scholarships is 3.0, the scholarship recipients also participate in
average recipient has a 3.8 or better. The formal recognition ceremonies, which
grades of the applicants are so high that take place each spring and summer at
factors such as community involvement, local commissaries,” says Hoogewind.
activities and the essay become extremely     Applications for the 2003 program
important.”                                can be downloaded from http://
     The nonprofit Fisher House Foun- or http://
dation, best known for building family starting Nov. 1.They
comfort homes near military medical fa- can also be picked up at any commissary.
cilities, administers the Scholarships for The deadline for returning applications
Military Children program.                 by hand or mail to a commissary is Feb.
     “We’re certainly pleased to adminis- 21, 2003. “That’s in the store, not post-                                                                                                       Official DOD Photo by Herb Greene
ter this program as it serves the military marked,” reminds Hoogewind.                 DeCA director, Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael P. Wiedemer (left) looks on as David Coker, executive director of
community exclusively and is rapidly          “There are very few changes from last    Fisher House Foundation (right), accepts a ceremonial donation of $50,000 from Mike Hatfield and Peter Murphy
becoming one of the premiere scholar- year,” says Hoogewind. “The essay topic          of S & K Sales to kick off the 2003 Scholarships for Military Children program.
 6                        October 31, 2002

                                                                                         Lance Cpls. Diane Jones and Marco Catano hold each other up as they walk across two wires that kee
                                                                                         trust one another and use each other’s force to hold themselves up.

                                                                                         MCLB Marines compete in B
                                                                                         Story and photos by Cpl. Joshua Barnhardt winning team by gaining the most combined po
                                                                                         BARSTOW LOG staff                                           the challenge.
                                                                                                                                                     Teams received points for completing each event.
                                                                                                                                                     docked points if they did not follow the rules,
                                                                                         Enduring freezing temperatures early in the morning and complete the event properly.
                                                                                         physical and mental fatigue from having to complete strenu- The first event consisted of each team member p
                                                                                         ous events, the Marines of MCLB Barstow tore through the self across a rope strung across a swimming poo
                                                                                         Pine Summit Camp at Big Bear Friday.                        member fell in the water, the team lost points.
                                                                                         1st Lt. Casey Taylor, Staff Sgt. Christian Galbraith, Lance Then teams moved on to a combination of events
Cpl. Efren Rangel tries to keep his balance while crossing a log about 50 feet off the
                                                                                         Cpl. Matthew Kogut, and Pfc. Curtis White made up the                 had to do a stretcher run, low crawl th
                                                                                                                                                               avoid fire from snipers armed with pai
Lance          Cpl.                                                                                                                                            and perform a fireman’s carry for abou
Jeremiah Russo                                                                                                                                                 The teams then went through events
tries to move from                                                                                                                                             based more on skill. They had to cross
the tree to the next                                                                                                                                           the Bosun’s chairs, which are planks of
piece of apparatus                                                                                                                                             wood tied on ropes that swing when
during the last ob-                                                                                                                                            the Marines tried to step from one to
stacle of the Big                                                                                                                                              the other. Then they moved onto an
Bear Challenge.                                                                                                                                                event where they had to hold each
                                                                                                                                                               other’s hands and walk down cables that
                                                                                                                                                               got farther apart as the teams went
                                                                                                                                                               down. Each team member had to lean
                                                                                                                                                               on the other to support themselves and
                                                                                                                                                               hold them up until they reached the
                                                                                                                                                               end. After that loomed the spider web.
                                                                                                                                                               Teams had to figure out how to get
                                                                                                                                                               through a configuration of ropes with-
                                                                                                                                                               out touching the ropes.
                                                                                                                                                               Then came the confidence course por-
                                                                                                                                                               tion of the challenge. One member of
                                                                                                                                                               each team had to climb a rock-climb-
                                                                                                                                                               ing wall, then repel down. Next, the
                                                                                                                                                               teams moved to the log walk. Each
                                                                                                                                                               team member had to walk across a log
                                                                                                                                                               suspended about 50 feet in the air. If
                                                                                                                                                               any member of the team chickened
                                                                                                                                                               out, the team lost all the points for the
                                                                                                                                                               event, plus five points off their existing
                                                                                                                                                               After a short run, teams came to the
                                                                                         Cpl. Brandin Mosely struggles to shimmy across a rope sus- last event, which consisted of a climb
                                                                                         pended above a swimming pool. Mosely avoided getting wet in through a tube of ropes, crossing a rope
                                                                                         the 40 degree weather.                                                walk, crawling round a tree and walk-
                                                                                                                                                                                 October 31, 2002   7

 ep splitting apart. The object of the ostacle is to get the two Marines to

Big Bear Challenge
 oints during     ing through rope loops, then falling into a suspended cargo
 . Teams were     “I thought the event was motivating and a great change of
   or failed to   pace from the things we do normally,” said Lance Cpl. Peter
                  Vegliante, supply clerk for Fleet Support Division.
 pulling him-     “Congratulations to 1st Lt. Taylor, Staff Sgt. Galbraith, Lance
 ol. If a team    Cpl. Kogut, and Pfc. White for winning the 2002 Big Bear
                  Challenge on Friday,” said Maj. Clarence Guthrie, battalion
  s. The teams    commanding officer. “If I hadn’t touched the water, fallen off
  rough mud,      the Bosun’s Chairs, touched the rope, gotten shot in the butt,
 intball guns,    and fallen off the log, (my team) would have had a chance.”
 ut 60 yards.

                                                                                    (Above) Pfc. Curtis White hangs on near the top of a rock climbing wall, preparing to get to the top. White and his
                                                                                    teammates, 1st Lt. Casey Taylor, Staff Sgt. Christian Gabraith, and Lance Cpl. Matthew Kogut won the Big Bear

                                                                                    (Left) Sgt. David Bargas crawls through the mud during the low-crawl portion of the Big Bear Challenge.
8                         October 31, 2002

                                                                                               OASIS CLUB SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER
                                                                                         Monday                     Tuesday               Wednesday               Thursday                   Friday
                                                                                       OASIS CLUB IS BURN YOUR OWN CALL ANYTIME
                                                                                     CLOSED SATURDAY STEAK OR BUY FOR INFORMATION                                                       FIRST FRIDAY
                                                                                     SUNDAY & MONDAY OURS! 1ST & 3RD & UPDATES                                                          BBQ/ChuckWagon
                                                                                                       TUESDAYS        577-6432                                                              Food
                                                                                                 4                         5
                                                                                           CLOSED         BURN YOUR                                6                      7                       8
                                                                                         *ALL RANKS       OWN STEAK                         CLOSED                  CLOSED             TGIFAMILYNITE
                                                                                        MONDAY NITE         and enjoy                        for the                 for the            Snacks & Drinks
                                                                                          FOOTBALL        HAPPY HOUR                       Marine Corps            Marine Corps         Bring the Family
By Jim Gaines                           and hours of operation.
MCCS Publicity                                                                       at ENLISTED CLUB 3:30 pm - 6 pm                           Ball                    Ball
                                        Lunch menu                                    Doors open 5:30 pm ADVISORY BRD
                                                                                                         MEETING 3:30 pm
Three MCX sales in Novem-                  Unless otherwise indicated the
ber                                     lunch menu for the Family Restaurant                    11                        12                      13                     14                     15
   The Veterans Day Sale begins         and the Cactus Cafe are the same.                  CLOSED                    Darts, Pool           FREE PIZZA             HAPPY HOUR TGIFAMILYNITE
Nov. 1 with big discounts on VCRs,      Today – French dip.                                  for the                & PS2 Games               and a               3:30 pm - 6 pm Snacks & Drinks
Asics shoes, grills and men’s and       Friday – Breaded Hoki fish.                       Veterans Day                                     MOVIE NITE                            Bring the Family
women’s shorts.                         Monday – Salisbury steak.                            holiday
   The November sale runs all           Tuesday – Chicken stir fry.
month long with discounts on com-       Wednesday – Beef pot roast.
forters, wallets, handbags, Kodak       Thursday – Pork taco bowl salad.                        18                        19                      20                      21                    22
                                                                                           CLOSED        BURN YOUR                         FREE PIZZA                CLOSED    TGIFAMILYNITE
Advantix cameras, scooters and             Call in your Cactus Cafe lunch or-
                                                                                         *ALL RANKS      OWN STEAK                            and a              *BOSSES NITE   Snacks & Drinks
Tommy Hilfiger shoes.                   der to the Family Restaurant at 577-
                                                                                        MONDAY NITE        and enjoy                       MOVIE NITE             at ENLISTED   Bring the Family
   The Thanksgiving Sale begins         6428 or 577-6429 no later than 9:30
                                                                                          FOOTBALL       HAPPY HOUR                                                   CLUB
Nov. 18 with discounts on TVs,          a.m. Prices: $3 military, $4.50 civilian.
                                                                                     at ENLISTED CLUB 3:30 pm - 6 pm                                             DOOR PRIZES!
Goldstar refrigerators, Waterford       Includes roll/butter, vegetable and
                                                                                      Doors open 5:30 pm                                                           4 pm - 8 pm
Crystal and red tagged clothing.        drink of choice.
   The Super Seven Store is open                                                                25                       26                       27                      28                    29
Mondays through Fridays from 6:30       Family Night Dining                                CLOSED                   Darts, Pool            FREE PIZZA                CLOSED                 CLOSED
a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays and Sun-         Wednesday – Fried chicken,                  *ALL RANKS                  & PS2 Games                and a                    for the                for the
days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call the    mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed             MONDAY NITE                                         MOVIE NITE               Thanksgiving           Thanksgiving
Super Seven Store at 256-8974 for       vegetable, rolls, tossed green salad and         FOOTBALL                                                                     holiday                holiday
more information.                       dessert. Prices: $5.50 adults, $3.50 chil-      at ENLISTED
   Call the Railhead Exchange at        dren 5 - 11 years. Children under 5                 CLUB
Yermo at 577-7092 for information       years are free.                               Doors open 5:30 pm

    SAFETY from Page 4                  closed while the vehicle was in motion.      struck him in the eye.                      vehicle accidents. One corporal from    corporal, also from 8th Comm.,
                                        A hospital corpsman from 3rd Bn. 6th             Seven Marines were seriously in-        8th Comm. severed his right hand, and   suffered a broken right arm and fe-
    cise. A captain from MARFOR         Marines injured his right eye when a         jured in off-duty mishaps. Three cor-       seriously injured the left when they    mur, and lacerations to her head and
    Unitas received fractures to both   simulation round fragment passed             porals, a private first class, and a pri-   became caught between the car and the
    hands when the hatch to his AAV     through his field protective mask and        vate were all injured in separate motor     guardrail during an accident. Another     See SAFETY Page 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                     October 31, 2002        9

                                                                     READY, FRONT
                                                               Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

MCMAP hits Barstow TFT campaign to start Nov. 4
By Cpl. Cory Kelly                          course a challenge.” Green explained           Compiled by                                  rather than the Marine Corps Reserve        million toys to 6.1 million needy chil-
Editor                                      to the students right after running the        BARSTOW LOG Staff                            administer Barstow’s Toys for Tots pro-     dren in all 50 states, the District of Co-
                                            students through their last “combat                                                         gram, MCLB Barstow has been a major         lumbia and Puerto Rico.
    The first procession of MCLB Bar-       conditioning drill.” “I can show you               The 2002 Barstow CommunityToys           contributor to the success of this annual       For more information or to find out
stow Marines to begin their Marine          all the moves on the syllabus and then         for Tots campaign is scheduled to kick       holiday charitable cause.                   how to become more involved in the
Corps Martial Arts Program training         test you on them, but what have you            off Monday and MCLB Barstow mili-                Last year Marines and volunteers col-   program, call the Nebo Fire Department
here earned their tan belts Oct. 23.        really learned? You’re not going to learn      tary and civilian personnel are joining      lected and distributed more than 13.2       at 577-6732/6866/6855.
    The MCMAP training, which               anything unless you put something              forces again to support the local effort.
                                            into it.”                                          As in previous years the goal of the
                                                                                                                                                         Gunny’s Picks
takes the place of the Marine Corps
Line Training Program, was taught                The combat conditioning drills,           on-base campaign is to give everyone the
during four consecutive half-day train-     during which the students run through          opportunity to donate unwrapped new
ing sessions here at the Base Gym and       a series of obstacles geared toward de-        toys to underprivileged children who                                              Week 5
Sorensen Field.                             veloping muscle memory of the skills           might not otherwise have anything to
    Staff Sgt. John C. Green, chief in-     learned, offered the class a chance to         wake up to on Christmas morning.                                                    Congratulations to Cpl. Efren Rangel,
structor, and his lead instructor, Sgt.     develop as a whole.                                “Last year donations were down from                                         computer specialist with Communications
Tony L Slater, led the 11 Marines who            The first Marines classed up here         previous years; we only collected about                                         Division, this week’s winner of the Gunny’s
entered Barstow’s first classes through     served as guinea pigs for the instruc-         1,100 toys,” said Steven Mulcare, MCLB                                          Picks. Rangel, a Cowboys fan, went 9-5
roughly 26-hours of material and            tors and offered criticism into how the        Barstow assistant fire chief. “This year                                        this week to include the Monday Night
graduated all but one Marine.               course should be shaped for following          we’re hoping to do a lot better.”                                               game between the Eagles and Giants, beat-
    “Not everyone who takes these           classes.                                           Locally, Toys for Tots is sponsored by                                      ing out two others tied for the lead going
classes is going to walk away with their         Lance Cpl. Matthew T. Kogut, a            the Barstow community and coordinated                                           into the match-up by one point. The
belts,” Slater explained on day one.        drafter and surveyor who already re-           on base by the MCLB Fire and Emer-                                              “Swami” didn’t do too bad either and still
    Green said the Marine Corps Mar-        ceived his tan belt during boot camp,          gency Services Division.                                                        batting a thousand on the upset specials.
tial Arts Instructors’ Course at the        had previous experiences to help with              People may donate toys on base by           This week the “Swami” takes the Rams over the Cardinals. Here’s a look
School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton        his critique. “It was more intensive than      dropping them in donation boxes at the          at the rest of next week’s match ups.
he attended had an attrition rate of al-    at boot camp,” he said. “You got a             following locations: Nebo and Yermo Fire            To submit your choices for Gunny’s Picks, fill out this section of the
most 38 percent.                            chance to learn more than just what            Departments, Maintenance Center                 newspaper and drop it off at the Public Affairs Office in the Red Wing of
    “We started with 44 and we gradu-       was in the syllabus. I liked it a lot more.”   lobby, Housing Office, Family Restau-           Building 15, or e-mail who you think will win each game to
ated 27,” Green said. “You only get out          Among the pending alterations is          rant, Base Gym, Warehouses 3, 5, 7, 401
of it what you put into it.                 an extension to the classes’ overall time.     and 406, Buildings 15, 17, 129, 170, 198,
    Green explained that although the       “ We crammed a lot of stuff into four          236, 302, 322, 614 and the Golf Course.         Baltimore at Atlanta*                    *Pittsburgh at Cleveland
numbers sound intimidating, most of         half-days,” Slater said.                           The last pick up for toys will be Dec       Cincinnati at Houston*                   Tennessee at Indianapolis*
the drops were from injuries. By itself          He explained that they are going to       6, according to Mulcare, however, the           Dallas at Detroit*                       NY Jets at San Diego*
the drop ratio makes the MCMAP              extend training time to a total of five        collection will continue until Dec. 20.         Minnesota at Tampa Bay*                  *San Francisco at Oakland
training all the more frightening to        half-day sessions.                                 All donated toys, which will stay in        New England at Buffalo*                  *St. Louis at Arizona
some because people start to think               The next MCMAP tan belt classes           the High Desert, will be presented on           *Philadelphia at Chicago                 *Washington at Seattle
they’re going to get hurt, which is not     here are tentatively scheduled to begin        behalf of the base at the 23rd AnnualToys       Jacksonville at NY Giants*
so according to Green.                      18 Nov. and 9 Dec.                             for Tots Telethon at the Elks Lodge Dec.                                    Monday Night
    “The instructor/trainer course is far                                                  7. The telethon will air on Time Warner                                    Miami at Green Bay*
more intensive training than the classes      Editor’s Note:                               Cable Channel 6 and will feature live                                      Total points:_______
we are doing here.” Green said com-               Marines who have not received            music, local personalities and an auction.
paring three-week instructors’ course         their tan belts through MCMAP                    “Our crew will be there to help move        Name, work section and phone number: ___________________
to the tan belt classes held here.            should contact the Headquarters              toys and man the phones,” said Mulcare.         Monday night’s game is a tie-breaker and must include a total score.
    “We tried to mimic a little of what       Battalion S-3 Training section at                Even though community volunteers
[Slater and I] got at the instructor’s        577-6801/6459.
courses, in that we wanted to make the
Lance Cpl. Mat-
                                                                                              SAFETY from Page 8                        from H&S Bn., 2d FSSG accidentally          ventable’ motor vehicle fatalities be-
                                                                                                                                        shot himself while cleaning a gun at        gins with something as simple as
thew Kogut, drafter
                                                                                              face, when the vehicle she was riding     his residence.                              wearing your seatbelt, and ensuring
and surveyor, per-
                                                                                              in spun out of control and hit a tree.        Aviation:                               all vehicle occupants do the same.
forms an elbow
strike on a pad dur-                                                                          The driver of that vehicle, a corpo-          A first lieutenant from VT-9 suf-       The same effort that was put forth
ing Marine Corps                                                                              ral from 22nd MEU, also suffered          fered injuries to his face when the         in reducing our on-duty ground mis-
Martial Arts Pro-                                                                             lacerations to his hand. A private        canopy of his aircraft jettisoned in        haps by 35 percent from FY-01 to
gram training. The                                                                            first class from 2d Maint. Bn. was        flight. The aircraft landed safely.         FY-02 can be applied to off-duty
training was con-                                                                             critically injured when another car           Challenge:                              mishap prevention for FY-03.
ducted from Oct.                                                                              ran a stop sign and struck his car. A         Last fiscal year, a total of 70 Ma-         Leadership must start at the low-
21 to 24.                                                                                     private from Navy Supply School           rines died in aviation, on-duty ground      est levels, where the rubber meets
                                                                                              was injured as a passenger when the       and off-duty mishaps. This fiscal year,     the road, and work its way up.
                                                                                              driver lost control, slid off the road,   111 Marines have died in aviation, on-      NCOS, SNCOS and everyone up
                                                                                              and hit a tree on the passenger’s side.   duty ground and off-duty mishaps.           the chain must become vocal ad-
                                                                                              A sergeant from VMU-2 was seri-               Fiscal year 2002 has proven to be       vocates of safety, day in and day out.
                                                                                              ously injured in a motorcycle mis-        one of our toughest for off-duty safety.    When you become an advocate,
                                                                                              hap after hitting a ditch and being       We can, and must do better in the com-      you show your Marines how much
                                                                                              thrown from the bike. A private           ing year. Reducing the number of ‘pre-      you truly value their lives.

                        Battalion Commander: Maj. Clarence T. Guthrie III                                                                  Battalion First Sergeant: 1stSgt. James E. Barksdale
10                            October 31, 2002

1981 DATSUN PICKUP: Extended
cab, 5 speed, A/C, new tires, runs
good, smogged and regs exp 6/03,
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camper shell included, $1,100. Call              Non-business BARSTOW LOG
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trailer brakes, has been smogged                 business ads may be submit-
and new tags, $2,800 OBO. Call                   ted to:
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ter, t-top, hatch back, 120K, runs xlt.,         call:
A/C, C/C, power $1,500, OBO. Call
255-2115 Jim.                                    Aerotech News and Review
1994 T-BIRD: 73K miles, xlt cond;                      (661) 945-5634
97 Dodge 1500 Ram Club Cab, SLT
Laramie, must sell both. Call 253-

1994 WRANGLER: 2.5L, 6” lift, 33”
M/T’s, revolver shackles, Detroit
locker, flowmaster exhaust, new soft
top, front sliders, plus most factory
parts, $7,500. OBO. Call 256-9551
or (909) 584-1422.

1997 ISUZU RODEO L5: 405, one
owner fully loaded automatic, V-6,
new tires, 12 disc CD change and
cassette, chrome rims. Asking
$8,400. Call 256-1364.

1997 YAMAHA 350 Banshee, new
rear tires, FMF pipes and silencers,
pro flow intake, K &N air filter, good
shape, $4,500, OBO. Call 252-
5365 Ron AWH.

$30,000 for a new SUV when you
can have a really nice 4x4 for your
family for only $6,800, loaded with
lots of extras, low mileage, lots of fun
for family off-roading or traveling the
highway. Call 252-2908 for more
details lv. Msg.

MISCELLANEOUS: Boy’s bike, dark
blue, front shocks, nice, $40. Call

MISCELLANEOUS:                 1969
Aristocrate 15-foot travel trailer,
needs minor work, tags current,
$900, OBO, or trade for vehicle. Call

MISCELLANEOUS: Fender guitar
“telly” USA made in 80’S, sun burst,
$700, OBO. Call 843-8335.

MISCELLANEOUS: Story and Clark
console piano with bench, needs tun-
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heart shaped box’s made from ex-
otic woods, felt lined. Call 255-2115.

washer and dryer, both in good work-
ing conditiion, $125. Call 252-7198.

tent 8x12 nearly new $100; Porta
Potty 235 series 2.6 gas waste/fresh-
water xlt.. for camping, fishing or
boats, $50; LT215 85-R16 $20,
p185-70-r14, $15, P175-70-r13, $10
xlt. cond. Call 256-6629.

WANTED: Girl’s 16-inch bicycle.
Call 253-2394 AWH.
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