In the Military

Gregg K. Kakesako

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Kaneohe Marines
earn NSA award

The 1st Radio Battalion, stationed at Kaneohe Bay, has been cited as the Marine Corps' top tactical signals battalion for 2002 by the National Security Agency.

The unit was recognized for exceptional support to Marine Air-Ground Task Forces in the Central Command, where they operated from Afghanistan to the Horn of Africa.

About 40 members of the 1st Radio Battalion returned to Honolulu on Monday after serving in Kuwait and Iraq. Nearly 200 members of the unit remain in the Central Command region, with more expected to return to Hawaii next month.

Moving up

>> Sand Island: Capt. Michael Jett has assumed command of the 378-foot Coast Guard cutter Jarvis, relieving Capt. Steven Ratti.

>> Pearl Harbor: Cmdr. Dennis Carpenter has assumed command of the USS Charlotte, relieving Cmdr. Tom Bailey.

"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other
sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako, who covers military affairs for
the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He can be reached can be reached by phone
at 294-4075 or by e-mail at


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