Twenty Nine Notebooks
First deployment The 1st Force Service Support Group deployed to Iraq in early 2003 in response to the continual rejection of UN inspectors. In March 2003, 1st FSSG elements joined the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) in the crossing into Iraq. After approximately one month and the fall of Bagdad, the war was declared over. The Marines of 1st FSSG along with the 1st MEF redeployed back into the States over the rest of the summer 2003. Second deployment In January 2004, the 1st FSSG deployed to Iraq for a second time – for 14 months to various camps in Iraq to include Camp Taqqadum (HQ), Camp Fallujah, Al Asad Air Base, Camp Habbiniyah, and, after the Abu Ghraib scandal, they took over guarding the prison as well. The group was involved with Operation Al Fajr (The Second Battle of Fallujah), the operation to retake the city of Fallujah. The artillery that helped bombard the city were stationed in the 1st FSSG HQ area. They returned to Camp Pendleton in early 2006. In October 2005, the group was redesignated as 1st Marine Logistics Group in an effort to make the name reflect the mission. The lower subordinate units were reorganized and some renamed. Third deployment In February 2007, the Group returned from their third deployment, having served in several locations, including Camp Fallujah, Camp Al Taqaddum and Al Asad Air Base. The deployment was part of two seven-month assignments, but many Marines stayed for the greater duration of 14 months. Fourth deployment In February 2008, under the command of BGen Robert R. Ruark, took over for the 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) at Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq, operating in Al Anbar Province.
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The 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) is a logistics unit of the United States Marine Corps and is headquartered at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, with detachments located at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms
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Everyone knows that Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor. Right? Sure. Although... wasn't John Hurt's Doctor technically the ninth? You can call him the "War Doctor," but he was still the Doctor (despite his protestations), and we now know that he was between Eccleston and McGann, so, yes, he was the Ninth. We only say he doesn't count because we can't change the numbering scheme after the fact. Although before either of them came along Richard E. Grant was the Ninth Doctor, as shown in the BBC animated adventure, Scream of the Shalka! That was canon for a while. And if you want to be very generous, Rowan Atkinson was also the Ninth Doctor for The Curse of Fatal Death, that comedy bit for the Red Nose Day back in... 1999? Wow. That's spooky. Well, however you figure it, there have been a lot of Ninth Doctors. So let's have them all on a single image, and hopefully they can merge into a single being so that we won't have to bother explaining how there are so many of the same number!
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Nine Flames is a design inspired by a mythical fox of Japan. The more tails these foxes have, the older, wiser, and more powerful they are. Nine is often depicted as the greatest number of tails one may possess. Though traditionally a nine-tailed fox’s fur is said to turn white or gold, I chose to use fiery colors to tie it to that element and to evoke the likening of a red fox to flame.
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