Marine Corps http://wunc.org en Why Does WUNC Pronounce 'Camp Lejeune' With An 'R'? http://wunc.org/post/why-does-wunc-pronounce-camp-lejeune-r <p></p><p>Camp Lejeune is one of the Marine's largest bases. Here at WUNC, we report on the base regularly because it's located in North Carolina. We used to call it Camp "Luh-JOON". But we recently started pronouncing it "Luh-JERN". How come?</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:04:51 +0000 Carol Jackson 29969 at http://wunc.org Why Does WUNC Pronounce 'Camp Lejeune' With An 'R'? 1,000 Camp Lejeune Marines Deploy To Afghanistan http://wunc.org/post/1000-camp-lejeune-marines-deploy-afghanistan <p>One thousand Marines and sailors based at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville are deploying to Afghanistan this week.&nbsp;&nbsp; Combat Logistics Batallion Six will be providing support to a larger unit already in place as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.&nbsp; Captain Emma Frowine, one of the Marines deploying, says the Batallion found out about the deployment about six months ago.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:47:11 +0000 Avery Kleinman 18726 at http://wunc.org 1,000 Camp Lejeune Marines Deploy To Afghanistan Camp Lejeune Marine Clears IEDs To Evacuate A Wounded Teammate http://wunc.org/post/camp-lejeune-marine-clears-ieds-evacuate-wounded-teammate <p>A Camp Lejeune Marine receives the Silver Star Tuesday for his actions of valor in Afghanistan.&nbsp;</p><p>Staff Sgt. Daniel Ridgeway will the get the award during a ceremony on the base.&nbsp; Ridgeway says he and his men were walking in line toward a stockpile of enemy weapons, which they had been ordered to clear out, when a blast knocked him over.<br><br>"My teammate ended up stepping on an IED," Ridgeway says.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels 14489 at http://wunc.org Camp Lejeune Marine Clears IEDs To Evacuate A Wounded Teammate Saluting the Montford Point Marines http://wunc.org/post/saluting-montford-point-marines <p>The U.S. Marine Corps remained segregated until 1948. The first group to break the color barrier was a group of African-American men who trained at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. They became known as the <a href="http://www.montfordpointmarines.com/" target="_blank">Montford Point Marines</a>. Earlier this summer, the Montford Point Marines were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC. FM Hooper was among the men who were honored at the ceremony. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:23:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Stella Strohmeier 4281 at http://wunc.org US Senate Panel Hears About Camp Lejeune Water http://wunc.org/post/us-senate-panel-hears-about-camp-lejeune-water <p>A U.S. Senate committee has heard testimony about the Marine Corps' attempt to delete information from a government report on contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune.<br> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:15:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3042 at http://wunc.org