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Marines honor fallen brothers in Afghanistan | 8A
Marine meets with former pupil in Uganda| 10A THURSDAY JULY 19, 2012
Photo by Cpl. Jeff Drew
(Left, courtesy photo) Marines apply a tourniquet and pressure dressing to Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole (center) after he was shot twice in the left arm. This photo was taken during a firefight in Marjah Afghanistan August 2010 after a patrol came under fire from enemy insurgents. Six of the 10 service members on the patrol were wounded, yet Cole continued to provide suppressing fire toward enemy positions to ensure the safety of his fellow Marines. (Right) The nation’s third highest award for valor, the Silver Star, is presented to Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole July 10 for his selfless actions when his patrol came under enemy fire in Marjah, Afghanistan, in August 2010.
CPL. JEFF DREW
2nd Marine Division
He watched as five Marines beside him dropped, struck by the sheer force of insurgent machine gun fire. Within seconds, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole joined his brothers as a three-round burst lifted his 200-pound frame and 80 pounds of gear completely off the ground, moved him five feet in the air, and slammed him into the dirt– all in less than half a second. The Woodstock, Ga., native took three rounds into the ceramic plates protecting his body from small-arms fire. He was down, but not wounded. The injured Marines made their way into a nearby canal for cover as Cole provided suppressive fire with his rifle. With half of the Marines on the patrol wounded, they tried calling for extraction on the radio, but couldn’t reach anyone. No help was on the way and approximately 20 insurgents entrenched only 30 meters from their position were headed in their direction. They were out for blood. The morning of August 17, 2010, started early for Cole. He
k at 4 a.m. to stand d ffour h woke hours of guard duty. As he finished his time on post, an early morning patrol returned and he helped cook food for them before cleaning his rifle and restocking on water. He heard through the grapevine about another patrol going out soon and he wanted in on the action. In the three-and-a-half weeks his unit, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, was in country, Cole had already been on 46 missions, luckily without incident. The patrol that changed his life indefinitely consisted of six Marines from his squad as well as a Navy corpsman and three Marines from a Professional Mentor Team, a group primarily responsible for training and working with Afghan National Security Forces. It was a reconnaissance mission – to photograph the local landscape and populace, and learn as much as they could about the area. At 1:30 p.m., the patrol made their way to a location they had been just the night before. They spoke with local Afghans and searched mud compounds. Around 3:30 p.m., they
lleft f the h fi d a crack k finall compound; of gunfire filled the air, and they found themselves in the fight of their lives. The patrol was pinned down by heavy enemy fire; five Marines were wounded, and they were unable to contact anyone on the radio. “Thirty minutes into the firefight, I heard screams the enemy was advancing toward us,” Cole said as he recounted his actions that day. “I took a machine gun from my buddy who was shot and gave him my rifle. I put the machine gun in my shoulder and started firing. Then I got up on the road and shot from my hip in a sweeping motion from left to right. I shot 150 rounds off, and as I did, I was shot three more times. A round hit my plates again and two rounds went through my arm.” “This time it felt like a sunburn,” Cole said as he remembered the feeling of the rounds penetrating his arm. “My bone vibrated and severed my nerve, and blew out the inside of my upper arm. I couldn’t feel anything. It spun me around and threw me into the ditch.” Immediately the Marines put a
i h wounded d d Cole l tourniquet on the in an effort to stop the bleeding. As the sixth injured service member, the Marines knew they had to move – quickly. They made their way into a nearby compound as enemy fire dug into the mud walls. The enemy was advancing and all Cole could hear were the calls over the radio. “All channels, anywhere, anything around us that can receive us – we need help now!” Another tourniquet and a pressure dressing were applied to his arm, but he was still losing blood – time was running out. Despite his grievous wounds, Cole continued to provide accurate suppressive fire on the enemy making sure the Marines on patrol remained covered and safe. As if by some miracle, the sound of attack helicopters broke through the cloud of gunfire. The Marines, running low on ammunition and badly wounded, continued to return fire as their air support offered protection for a medical evacuation. A British CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter landed under heavy fire from the nearby insurgents. The Marines,
i one another, h staggered d supporting toward the rescue helicopter in the midst of enemy fire and climbed aboard. Cole was flown to Camp Bastion where he immediately went SEE SILVER 6A
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HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
Blocks of Marjah secure, battalion shifts focus to counternarcotics 1ST LT. CHRIS HARPER
1st Marine Division (Forward)
What began as a window of opportunity, a simple chance to change the status quo in the Central Helmand River Valley, turned into an ongoing counternarcotics operation preventing the annual summer fighting season from getting off the ground. Operation Psarlay Taba, a partnered counternarcotics operation conducted by 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, and the Afghan National Interdiction Unit, targeted opium production facilities and narcotics trafficking in the Bari Desert, northwest of Marjah district. When Lt. Col. Michael Styskal, commanding officer of 2nd Bn., 9th Marines, arrived in Marjah in December 2011 the situation changed dramatically since his last deployment there a year before. Styskal’s predecessor with 3rd Bn., 6th Marines moved his battalion to the outskirts of Marjah. Afghan security forces,
anchored by perhaps the strongest local police force in the country, were in control of the blocks, or main population centers, of the district. “Marjah was a district in transition,” said Styskal. “Marines and (Afghan National Army) moved out to the periphery … the police were set in and the district government was working.” With the blocks secured, Styskal and his Marines were able to shift their focus outward. “We chose to fight the enemy on our footing,” said Styskal. “We targeted where we knew they would be protecting their narcotics.” The sparsely populated Bari Desert caught the collective eye of the battalion’s intelligence and operations officers. The high rates of poppy cultivation and narcotics trafficking in the desert made it a focus of pre-deployment planning efforts. SEE FOCUS 10A
Impact of Montford Point Marines still felt 1C
Cpl. Austin Aliferis, a fireteam leader with the Regimental Combat Team 5 Police Advisor Team working in support of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, applies a bandage to an Afghan child’s foot during a clearing operation March 1.
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THE GLOBE, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
SemperSafe Semper Safe By Ron Farris
Enjoy a fun, safe summer in the water
ummertime is in full swing. Along with the beautiful North Carolina weather, miles and miles of beaches, rivers and lakes comes the enjoyment of boating. However, with this pleasure also comes the possibility of injury or death, especially when mixed with alcohol. The number of boats and personal watercrafts are increasing each year, but the number of accidents and fatalities are decreasing due to boating being conducted safely and in accordance with state laws. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your watercraft activities safely and keep you in compliance with state regulations. Learn to Swim. The best thing anyone can do to stay safe in and around water is to
learn to swim. Sounds simple enough, but it’s surprising how many go out on the water with less than adequate skills. Wear a Lifejacket. Most state laws require all vessels to have at least one Coast Guard approved, serviceable, properly sized flotation device for each person on board. Size is important as well, be sure it fits the person. Attend a Boating Safety Course. Courses are available online and within the local community. In addition, N.C. General Statutes require anyone between the age of 14 and 26 years of age complete an approved boating education course, and carry a certification card and proof of age in order to operate a personal watercraft on the waters of North Carolina. Don’t Drink and Boat.
North Carolina law prohibits anyone from operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol and drugs cause impaired balance, blurred vision, poor coordination, impaired judgment and slower reaction time. This is dangerous enough on land, but adding water to the mix increases the danger to everyone involved. It is your responsibility to ensure you conduct your watercraft activities safely. Remember you are not the only one out there. Share the waters, have fun and enjoy the summer. As Marines, sailors and civil servants we live by our core values. Think before you jeopardize the safety of yourself, your fellow Marines, sailors, civilian employees or family members, and remember Semper Safe.
Additional hour of nighttime training during summer months Residents aboard base and in the surrounding community may hear artillery, mortar and aircraft noise an additional hour past the normal midnight cutoff time Aug. 20 through 24. Officials at Camp Lejeune have granted the one-hour extension to allow specific ground and air combat elements to complete their nighttime training objectives. The community’s patience and understanding is appreciated as the base strives to provide the best possible training for deploying Marines and sailors.
Meals Ready to Eat have undergone some changes (no more egg omelet). If you could make a new menu, what would be in your brown MRE bag? Enchiladas with rice, hot sauce and M&Ms.
Vinnie Guerrero Pork chops with chopped onions and red and green bell peppers with corn tortillas and black beans.
Margaret Geiger An oriental menu, like an orange chicken-type of fried rice or lo mien.
Peggy Livings Simmons Beef jerky, and a Monster or 5 hour energy.
Nestor Carrera Lasagna and garlic bread, like mom used to make.
Mike Garry Red bull and a pack of menthols.
Michael Fior Broccoli and rice with cheese. Just like how mom would make it.
Gerardo Flores Perdue Mountain House product, per hubby’s request.
Teri Millwood Chicken, Pita Bread, and Hummus.
Click It or Ticket The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program called “Click It or Ticket” began in 1993 and became the national model for an enforcement and education campaign of the same name operated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The campaign’s goal is to increase seat belt and child restraint awareness. During the “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which ended June 3, state and local law enforcement officers increased seat belt enforcement activities and cracked down on motorists who were not wearing their seatbelts. North Carolina, like the majority of the other states, has a “Primary Seat Belt Law” which allows law enforcement officers to issue a safety belt citation without observing another offense. During the two week campaign, there were checkpoints and saturation patrols in every N.C. County, and 404 law enforcement agencies participated. The campaign stressed strict enforcement of seat belt and restraint laws, the side effects were also apparent netting not only 11,471 occupant restraint charges, but other traffic and criminal charges such as DWI, drug violations, speeding, fugitive apprehensions, etc. Total traffic and criminal violations totaled 88,086 in the state. Wearing your seatbelt costs you nothing, not wearing it could cost you everything. Make the right decision and buckle up every time you’re in a motor vehicle.
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JULY 19, 2012
New commander takes helm of 2nd Marine Logistics Group STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SHEMANSKI 2nd Marine Logistics Group
The commanding general of 2nd Marine Logistics Group relinquished command of more than 9,000 Marines, sailors and civilians during a ceremony at the MLG amphitheater aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune July 12. Maj. Gen. Michael G. Dana passed the reigns to Col. Mark R. Hollahan. Dana assumed command of 2nd MLG in June 2010 amid an extremely demanding operational tempo geared toward supporting International Security Assistance Force operations in Helmand and Nimroz provinces in southern Afghanistan. In early 2011, he led 2nd MLG (Forward) to the region where his logistical assets continued to provide topnotch support to the warfighters on the ground. After assuming logistical authority of Regional Command Southwest from Camp Pendleton-based 1st MLG (FWD) in March 2011, Dana charged his Marines and sailors to “take care of the grunts, take care of our equipment and take care of our Afghan partners.” Over the course of the next year, the record-breaking statistics posted by 2nd MLG were a testament to the unit’s character and drive, as well as Dana’s own resolve. Under his leadership, the unit conducted nearly 2,000 combat lo-
gistics patrols and improved more than 150 kilometers of road. Engineers built nearly 90 combat positions and patrol bases. Medical personnel treated more than 1,500 patients, and explosive ordnance disposal Marines cleared 100,000 pounds of improvised explosive devices and bomb-making materials. During his remarks, Dana offered some sage advice for those joining the MLG in future endeavors – “Stay the course.” “There are some tough times ahead, but in 30 years, I have never seen the Marine Corps in better condition,” he said. “Thanks for a great 25 months. “Mark, the command is yours.” Dana will now report for duty as the assistant deputy commandant for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. Hollahan, the commanding officer of 2nd MLG’s Combat Logistics Regiment 27, will assume the duties of the office of the commanding general until Brig. Gen. (Select) Edward D. Banta, current military assistant to the secretary of the Navy, takes the helm next month. Hollahan noted the importance of continued efforts in preparing the unit for the incoming commanding general, but assured Dana the unit would continue its legacy by echoing the unit’s motto. “Sir, we will remain ‘warriors sustaining warriors,’” he concluded.
Photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez
Maj. Gen. Michael G. Dana addresses a crowd of colleagues, friends and mentors during the 2nd Marine Logistics Group change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune July 12. Dana relinquished command to Col. Mark R. Hollahan, the commanding officer of 2nd MLG’s Combat Logistics Regiment 27. Dana will now report for duty as the assistant deputy commandant for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM II, AFGHANISTAN
Belleau Wood Marines conduct historic transfer of authority in Helmand province CPL. ALFRED V. LOPEZ Regimental Combat Team 5
Since their activation in 1917, 5th and 6th Marine Regiments courageously fought for America, most notably in World War I when they fought side-byside in the bloody Battle of Belleau Wood. In December 2011, Regimental Combat Team 6 arrived in northern Helmand province to support Operation Enduring Freedom joining RCT-5 on the same battlefield for the first time in 94 years. This historic partnership is now coming to a close. Col. Roger B. Turner Jr. and Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, the commanding officer and sergeant major of RCT-5, cased the colors of “Fighting Fifth” and transferred authority of their area of operations to Col. John R. Shafer and Sgt. Maj. Jamie Deets, the commanding officer and sergeant major of RCT-6 July 5. “It truly is significant in the fact that 1918 is the last time that 5th and 6th regiments have fought together, side-by-side against an opposed force whose intent was destroying the Marines who came to the battlefield,” said Shafer. Since Belleau Wood, 5th and 6th Marines fought in the same conflicts but not under the same command. In World War II and Operations Desert Shield and
Desert Storm, they were members of separate divisions operating independently of one another. “It really is special for us to be able to finish up our tour here and turn over to RCT-6,” explained Turner. “There were a couple of other times in Marine Corps history where we were able to serve together, but then to do this ceremony here in Afghanistan 95 years after the two regiments were brought into existence is really special.” In August 2011, RCT-5 arrived in southern Helmand. For the past 11 months, the regiment and its subordinate battalions worked in partnership with Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan government to conduct counterinsurgency operations in Marjah, Nawa, Garmsir and Khan Neshin districts. “Over this last year, we’ve really spent our time trying to transition the Afghans into the lead and build their forces,” said Turner. “They increased their capability and gotten to where they can really run the show.” Afghan forces in the key districts across southern Helmand took the lead in security operations as Marine forces operating under RCT-5 shifted to an advisory role. The increase in security allowed the Afghan government to focus on the development of key infrastructures for these districts.
“In places like Marjah, Nawa and Garmsir there’s education, there’s healthcare, there’s good irrigation, they’ve got good roads, they’ve got good security,” explained Turner. “The people are generally appreciative of what the Marines did for them here. Our job was to transition the coalition effort over to the Afghans.” The “Fightin’ Sixth,” was tenacious in keeping pressure on the insurgency in northern Helmand. Most notably was the recent completion of Operation Jaws, when RCT-6 effectively crippled the insurgent network and set the conditions for a successful transition to Afghan forces. With the transfer of authority now complete, RCT-6 Marines and sailors are now responsible for an AO doubled in size. “We’re here to develop the ANSF, and they want to succeed,” said Shafer. “It’s absolutely nothing they can’t handle. I have full confidence in the Marines of the regiment to carry this through all the way to the end of the mission.” The “Fightin’ Sixth” was presented with an imposing challenge, but both leaders emphasized an important point at the close of the ceremony: the moment was less about the historic transfer of authority and more about the increas-
Photo by Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez
Col. Roger B. Turner Jr. (Left) and Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, the commanding officer and sergeant major of Regimental Combat Team 5, case the regimental colors during a transfer of authority ceremony on Forward Operating Base Delaram II, Afghanistan July 5. ing ability of the Afghan people to secure their own country. “Before, when we were in the lead, we needed a much more focused effort out there,” explained Turner. “Now, since the Afghans are increasingly capable, one regiment can run the whole area. So, it’s less about the transfer of authority between us and more about the progress the Afghans made.” “We wouldn’t be doing this if the Afghans weren’t
REGISTRATION NOW IN PROGRESS
ready,” said Shafer. The whole reason why we are here is to enable the ANSF. They’re as trained as any other force can be … we’re ready because they truly show and demonstrate they are ready.” With the 5th Marines’ colors cased and one final
salute to those of 6th Marines, Turner and his Marines and sailors will begin preparing for their journey home to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., as RCT-6 continuous to support and protect the people of Helmand province.
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Lance Cpl. Daniel Glisson, a machine gunner with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, holds his 3-month-old daughter for the first time July 6.
2nd Battalion, 9th Marinesâ€™ families reunite at last CPL. TIMOTHY SOLANO 2nd Marine Division
lements of 2nd Battalion, 9th M a r i n e Regiment returned from a sevenmonth deployment to Afghanistan last week welcomed by crowds of friends and family outside the Wallace Creek barracks aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Expectant families waited for hours through
the evening of June 28 and into the following Friday morning as Marines were bussed from nearby Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, and stood in formation before reuniting with their families. For couples like Cpl. Alexander Suarez and his wife, Coral, the welcome home was too long overdue. â€œWe got married in November, and he deployed in December,â€? said Coral, holding a sign for her husband to see once he ar-
rived. â€œIt was rough, but I think it made us a lot stronger.â€? Many family members can attest to the challenge of overcoming the struggles of marriage as a stressful undertaking further complicated by a combat deployment. Communication only through infrequent phone calls and Facebook messages made it even more difficult for many. â€œIf there was a problem or we were mad at each other I just wanted to text
him or call him to talk about it but I couldnâ€™t,â€? said Coral. â€œI think it really taught us how to build a better emotional relationship.â€? Over the course of the deployment, Marines and their loved ones communicated through letters, emails and even brief video chats, but for families like the Glissonâ€™s there would be no substitute for being present for the birth of their first daughter. â€œDaniel was able to use Skype to see her being
born,â€? said wife Morgan, â€œand I would always make sure he got to see her when we got to Skype. This deployment was much better for communication than the last one.â€? Lance Cpl. Daniel Glisson is a machine gunner with the battalion and for the first time July 6 he held his three-monthold daughter in his arms after being dismissed for liberty. â€œSheâ€™s the spitting image of her dad,â€? said Morgan. â€œI am just so stoked
he is finally home.â€? As the families disbanded and Marines grabbed their remaining articles of gear and bags, signs were packed away and tents were taken down. For wives like Coral Suarez, the stresses of the previous several months were irrelevant once her husband lifted her off her feet after running to her. She was easy to spot as her husband read her sign from within the formation. â€œCpl. Suarez, Dame Besos, Mi Amor!â€?
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Marines offload bags for the returning Marines of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment outside the Wallace Creek Barracks aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The last elements of the battalion were greeted by their families in front of the barracks July 6.
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2nd MLG welcomes new commanding officer to Combat Logistics Regiment 2 CPL. BRUNO J. BEGO
2nd Marine Logistics Group
Engulfed by the warm air of North Carolina’s summer season, troops and guests had the perfect conditions to witness a change of command within the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. During the morning of July 10 Col. Yori R. Escalante, the outgoing commanding officer for Combat Logistics Regiment 2, relinquished his responsibilities of the unit to Lt. Col. Dwayne A. Whiteside. Whiteside compiles more than
30 years of service and joins the unit from United States Naval Forces Central Command. The ceremony was a traditional military event during which guests observed as troops currently assigned to the regiment marched to the rhythm of the 2nd Marine Division Band and heard words of recognition from the outbound commander. “This organization in front of you went through some of the most dangerous terrain you could find in Afghanistan, and they performed magnificently,” he expressed as he showed gratitude for the job per-
formed by the troops during his two-year tour with the regiment. “Every member of Combat Logistics Regiment 2, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the effort, for the enthusiasm and for the wealth to succeed,” added Escalante. During his speech, Escalante also made reference to the vast combat history of the command since its activation February 15, 1941. He mentioned throughout 71 years, troops serving with the unit provided logistical support to infantry units during World War II,
Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. “If you talk to anyone who is in a division, they will say it is this composition and this capability that makes the division succeed logistically and tactically,” Escalante expressed. After Escalante dedicated a few words to the group of service members, it was evident the picture-perfect weather was not the only notable aspect of the celebration. Escalante’s remarks were immediately followed by a short speech from Whiteside.
“I am very happy to be here today,” he expressed. “I look forward to working with the Marines and sailors of this unit.” Shortly after his speech, Whiteside stood at attention in front of his troops and shouted the dismissal command as he began his two-year journey as the regimental commander. Escalante will remain as a critical asset for logistics in the Marine Corps as he moves on to become the chief-of-staff for Marine Corps Logistics Command aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga.
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Troops with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group render honors to the national anthem during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune July 10. During the event Col. Yori R. Escalante relinquished responsibility of the command to Lt. Col. Dwayne A. Whiteside.
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Marines prepare to place items to construct a field memorial in Afghanistan July 8. A helmet and dog tags are placed on an inverted rifle to signify a break in action and a time of prayer. Boots represent the Marines’ last march. During the ceremony, Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6 paid tribute to Pfc. Steven P. Stevens II, Lance Cpl. Niall W. Coti-Sears, Lance Cpl. Hunter D. Hogan and Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III. Stevens and Mills were killed in action June 22 while participating in Operation Jaws in the Sangin Valley District, Afghanistan. Hogan and Coti-Sears were killed in action the following day during the same operation.
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n a somber Sunday afternoon, more than 200 service members gathered to honor four fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony July 8. Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6 paid tribute to Pfc. Steven P. Stevens II, Lance Cpl. Niall W. CotiSears, Lance Cpl. Hunter D. Hogan and Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III.
Stevens and Mills were killed in action June 22 while participating in Operation Jaws in the Sangin Valley District, Afghanistan. Hogan and Coti-Sears were killed in action the following day during the same operation. Stevens was a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion supporting 1st Bn., 7th Marines. Coti-Sears, Hogan and Mills were riflemen attached to the battalion for the operation. During the ceremony, Marines placed a Kevlar helmet and identification tags on an inverted rifle, signifying a time
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Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group practice knot-tying techniques during a Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Craft Coxswain Course at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune held July 9 to Aug. 3. The purpose of the training is to give the designated personnel the certifications needed to properly operate a CRRC.
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The Marine Corps offers a countless number of courses and training service members can attend in order to advance in their military occupational specialty or learn a new trade. Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group began the Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Craft Coxswain Course at Onslow Beach July 9 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The purpose of the training was to give the designated personnel the certifications needed to properly operate a combat rubber reconnaissance craft. The 20-day entry level course, which ends Aug. 3, is designed to train a maximum of 25 Marines and is taught by qualified coxswains. During the training Marines will learn various skills such as safety procedures, small boat handling, proper knot-tying techniques, engine operations and small boat formations. The curriculum is large and Marines are expected to learn everything before being put to the test during practical application. “If you aren’t paying attention you can get lost in the sauce fast, and you don’t want to be the one singled out,”
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When Master Sgt. Anthony Goodwater taught a Ugandan officer the ins and outs of being a combat engineer, he never thought he would see the foreign officer again. But two years later, the phrase “it’s a small world” became a reality when he was reunited with his former student, 1st Lt. Martin Orech, in the middle of Uganda. Orech, an officer in the Ugandan Army, was under the tutelage of Goodwater when he attended the Marine Corps’ Combat Engineer Officer Course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, where Goodwater was one of his instructors. Orech attended the engineer training as part of a foreign exchange program after completing Marine officer training at The Basic School aboard MCB Quantico, Va. “As soon as I arrived (at the Ugandan camp) Lt. Orech rec-
ognized me, called me over and welcomed me with open arms,” said Goodwater. Goodwater is currently deployed as the platoon sergeant for the engineer platoon of Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was sent to Uganda for three weeks in June with the task of teaching basic engineering and demolitions to Ugandan soldiers. Going to Uganda was a unique experience, and a location he would never see unless the Marine Corps sent him there, explained Goodwater. Even more unique was how he ended up serving alongside his former student. Goodwater remembered Orech as a smart, physically fit officer who always paid attention and did well throughout the course. This paid off now as Goodwater looked to Orech for assistance with training the Ugandan soldiers. “Having him there assisting
was a great help,” said Goodwater. “He understood what we were trying to teach and did a great job translating. It was great to see him as a strong leader amongst his soldiers. He probably could teach the class himself.” After three weeks of training the Ugandans, Goodwater was due to be promoted. Orech surprised his former teacher with a grand finale for this event holding a formation of nearly 180 Ugandan soldiers to celebrate Goodwater’s promotion at the end of the course. “(Orech) wanted his troops to see how we conducted our formal promotion ceremonies, but I was completely surprised by their celebration afterwards,” said Goodwater. After Goodwater’s official promotion ceremony concluded the Ugandans broke out in celebratory song and dance lead by Orech. Clapping hands accompanied song versus belted by Orech and his troops as all who were pres-
Master Sgt. Anthony Goodwater (left), a combat engineer with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, poses for a photo with 1st Lt. Martin Orech, of the Ugandan army, during a training mission in Uganda recently. ent, Marines included, took part in the celebration. This whole experience was wonderful,” said Goodwater. “I got to travel to a country I never would’ve been to unless I was in
the Marines, was welcomed by a former student of mine who we trained at a Marine Corps school in N.C., and received a memorable promotion ceremony thanks to 1st Lt. Orech.”
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Marine builds gym during downtime in Afghanistan CPL. ED GALO
Regimental Combat Team 6
It’s a scene out of “Mad Max”; twoby-fours and pipes nailed together fill a tent as dirt-covered Marines lug around steel plates and cables. The Spartan structures – a dip bar, bench press, and other gym pieces – are the handiwork of Cpl. Frank McDermott, embark chief, Regimental Combat Team 6. “Growing up, I didn’t really have a lot of toys,” he said. “So I’d always be with my dad when he built stuff. My grandfather built his first two houses and my dad built his house.” McDermott used knowledge he gained from his father to build the gym equipment behind his office. Although Camp Leatherneck has several gyms with well-kept commercial equipment, McDermott wanted to avoid the long wait times experienced during peak hours. “I was going to the gym here … and someone is always asking how many sets you have left and trying to rush you off,” he said. “I spend a lot of time out here (at work) so I might as well have something out back.” McDermott said he got the idea to
build the gym during some downtime, but the first challenge was finding material. “When I first started building it, I didn’t know what I was going to use. I didn’t have a bar or the plate weights,” he said. “I thought I was going to have to make weights out of concrete and coffee cans.” McDermott eventually found a unit on base that donated extra weights they had. His first project was a bench press built with power tools he brought and scrap wood around the base. “Then I had an idea for a pull-up bar. Then I put in a spot for doing squats, curls and shrugs,” he said. “Then I found a winch cable and some snatch blocks from the motor pool. I put it all together for a pull-down bar.” McDermott said he’s always liked working out, even before joining the Marine Corps three years ago. McDermott joked the reason he’s so strong is from all the corn he ate growing up. Marines who see the gym are usually fascinated by it. “Most people walk back here and just say, ‘Holy smokes!’” McDermott said. He said about 15 Marines work out at Photo by Cpl. Ed Galo his gym daily. Cpl. Frank McDermott poses for a photo July 7 by some of the gym “Everybody really enjoys it,” he said. equipment he built during his downtime in Afghanistan. Mcdermott used “I’m just happy people use it.” his hobby of building things to help his hobby of working out.
FOCUS FROM 1A “The insurgency is involved in every level of the narcotics industry,” said 1st Lt. Ben Leape, an intelligence officer with 2nd Bn., 9th Marines. “They supply (poppy) seeds, they tax land owners, they secure training sites and they provide security for transportation to get these drugs out of the area.” The insurgency’s ability to funnel narcotics in and out of southern Helmand is critical to funding their operations in Marjah and neighboring districts. When the ability is lost or diminished, logistical support to insurgent fighters like weapons and improvised explosive device components is severely reduced. To attack this critical insurgent funding stream, the battalion designed an operation including primarily heliborne raids on suspected opium production facilities and aerial interdictions on vehicles transporting narcotics. However, guaranteed mission success called for more capabilities than a Marine battalion alone could provide. A uniquely Afghan skill set was required. An essential partner The NIU is an elite counternarcotics police force that falls under the Afghan Ministry of the Interior. Closely resembling American SWAT teams in both tactics and organizational structure, the NIU operate in eight to 16-man teams. Their unique capabilities made them ideal partners in an operation with a heavy emphasis on heliborne raids. “The NIU was involved in all mission selection and would help us decide which targets to take action on,” said Styskal. “They were the main effort, the assault force on all these raids.” Members of the NIU are trained and mentored by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and are widely held as experts in Afghan narcotics law. “NIU is a special operations force, and we have a very bright future,” said Farouk, commander of NIU Team 10. “We always have training going on when we aren’t working. We want to be the best of the best.” “They are very talented in tactical site exploitation … in getting the evidence they need to get convictions and funneling evidence through the Afghan justice system,” added Capt. Brooks Boehlert, the 2nd Bn., 9th Marines raid force commander. The difficult part in any counterinsurgency fight is not taking threats off the battlefield, but ensuring they are removed for as long as possible, if not permanently. This is where the NIU’s almost instinctual ability to efficiently navigate an often complicated Afghan court system comes in handy. “You can put a guy in jail for 20 years for narcotics,” said Styskal. “Catch him with an IED (improvised explosive device), and he might be on the street again in two weeks.” Yet it is more than their tactical and investigative ability seting the NIU apart from other branches of the Afghan National Security Forces. “They take great pride in their integrity as a unit,” said Leape. “Narcotics is at the root of a lot of the corruption issues we see in Afghanistan … the NIU takes extreme care to avoid any allegations or possible perceptions of corruption.” Potential members of the NIU are highly screened for intelligence and physical ability, and their background checks
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Lt. Col. Michael Styskal (right), the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment commanding officer, is accompanied by a young Afghan friend as he leads a foot patrol with Col. Roger Turner, the Regimental Combat Team 5 commanding officer, through a bazaar to an Afghan Uniformed Police precinct to speak with Marines and Afghan police recently. are more stringent than other branches of the security forces. Their unique understanding of Afghan law combined with the respectful treatment of people they encounter further elevates their status among the ANSF. “They have much deeper knowledge, and certainly more experience, dealing with Afghan counternarcotics law,” said Boehlert. “They have a clear sense of purpose when it comes to their job.” “I wanted to do something to help my people and my country,” added Farouk. “When people use these drugs they are throwing their lives away.” Lasting effects During the four-month period 2nd Bn., 9th Marines and the NIU conducted raid missions in support of Operation Psarlay Taba, the partnered force captured over 26,000 pounds of opium products. The bulk of the finds came in the form of dry opium, but significant amounts of wet opium, morphine and heroin were also recovered from production facilities and vehicles transporting narcotics. “By taking their funding, we disrupted their ability to organize any spring or summer fighting season, “said Styskal. Though these counternarcotics operations appear to prevent the manifestation of the annual fighting season, Styskal cites other factors contributing to steady progress in Marjah. “We were able to get in front of the poppy harvest through our narcotics interdiction,” said Styskal. “But what we see now is also the result of three years of coalition presence
and an aggressive eradication campaign led by the police in Marjah.” Gradual progress is a measure of success in the district. Over the last seven months, Marines saw a growth in the confidence of the Afghan forces in Marjah. Perhaps more importantly, they noticed the people of Marjah grow more confident in their security forces. “There is no threat that can defeat the ANSF in Marjah today,” said Styskal. “They just have to be confident in themselves and their ability to secure the district.” Though emphatic in his assessment of the ability of Afghan forces to maintain security in Marjah, the Marine commander understands the challenges the district will face in the future. “Continued support from the provincial (Helmand) government for the police and ANA is critical,” said Styskal. “As we transition from coalition to Afghan lead in security, there has to be support from the international community.” Ongoing counternarcotics operations will contribute to continued stability of Marjah, but the departure of 2nd Bn., 9th Marines leaves a significantly reduced coalition presence. Their replacements from 3rd Bn., 8th Marines will carry on their work advising and mentoring an Afghan force clearly taking the lead in providing security in the district. One thing is certain – the coming months will be telling for the future of Marjah and the rest of southern Helmand province.
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FORWARD OPERATING BASE SABIT QADAM, AFGHANISTAN
Disbursing Marine keeps cash flowing CPL. ED GALO Regimental Combat Team 6
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money. Sometimes Marines need cash to buy basic gear or hygiene necessities, other times units need to pay for battle damages. Cpl. Steven Kessler, disbursing agent, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), is responsible for handling money distribution for the Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental
Combat Team 6, and others aboard Forward Operating Base Sabit Qadam. “We deal with U.S. currency and Afghan currency as well,” said Kessler. “We do a lot of claims payments, like battle damage claims.” Kessler says whenever a unit accidentally damages property during fire fights or operations, Marines assess what happened and give a claim card to the property owner. The owner will then come to the base to receive compensation. “The best part of my job is it’s pretty much a morale booster,” he said referring to service members coming to him to
JPD offers bike safety course to Lejeune Marines CPL. CLAYTON VONDERAHE 2nd Marine Division
The Marine Corps has recognized the risks involved with Marines riding motorcycles and has implemented several measures to keep them safe from the dangerous hobby, but now the Jacksonville Police Department has extended an additional course, free of charge, to civilians and Marines in the area. Bike Safe North Carolina is a course adopted from a program in London that was developed to combat a rising number of motorcycle accidents in the area. It has gained the attention of the Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Highway Administration, and received a letter of commendation from the FHTSA. “The goal is not to teach people how to drive their bikes, but how to get out of situations they might not have previously thought how to get out of,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Frazier, a site coordinator with Bike Safe N.C. The free program focuses on educating the riders through eight informational classes and evaluates the lessons learned with two supervised rides. A police officer evaluates two students on a short course and then reevaluates them on a second, longer course, observing the students’ hands on application of the new lessons learned. The program, which has been implemented by the Jacksonville Police Department since 2007, works closely with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and has established a class every third Friday of the month for military personnel. The courses fill up quickly with an average of 10-12 students accepted to keep an appropriate student-to-instructor ratio. “Those guys are already set up and offer a great course for the Marines,” said Ronald Farris, the aviation safety manager for Marine Corps Installation East, MCB Camp Lejeune. “The Jacksonville Police Department does a lot for Camp Lejeune.” For more information on Bike Safe North Carolina, visit the program’s website, http://www.bikesafenc. com, for more details.
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Marines with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion ride with officers from the Jacksonville Police Department, July 13, during the free Bike Safe course sponsored and operated by JPD. The course offers more advanced riding techniques to help reduce the risk of accidents in the area and create a safer driving environment.
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withdraw money. He says many Marines at outlying patrol bases don’t often have the opportunity to withdraw money, so when they come to Sabit Qadam, they can knock on his window anytime, day or night. Kessler is on his first deployment. He says he has enjoyed it so far, but some days are harder than others. “The toughest part is it gets kind of slow at times,” he said. “When the Marines are out on (operations) usually no one comes in to get money, and the days kind of drag.” He says he does enjoy the fact he is the only disbursing Marine in his area.
“It’s easy to show my discipline being I still get up early, I still work out every day, I still do my (Marine Corps Institute tests),” Kessler said. Kessler also teaches classes to other Marines on how to be paying agents. Once the Marines are trained and qualified to be paying agents, they can also pay claims for battle damages. This helps him accomplish his mission by increasing his reach throughout the area. Kessler, 26, was in the Marine Corps for three years. He says joining the Marine Corps a little later than the average Marine helped him out
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hey may not look like average firefighters, but kids aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune are locked in a battle to beat the heat. With goggles to shield their eyes and special clothing donned, these firefighters wage war against the heat every day by jumping into the Tarawa Terrace pool for Splash Camp. The firefighter-themed summer program is designed to help participants grow in their confidence in the water. Splash Camp begins every morning at 8 a.m., when the heat beaters report to their team captain for a list of the day’s assignments. With 10 stations to complete, each team mastered age-appropriate water safety skills. “We started splash camp a while back with only 16 kids participating,” said pool supervisor Trish Mumford, Marine Corps Community Services’ aquatics division. “Since then we’ve grown a lot. We’ve started using themes for each week of camp and added more weeks to accommodate the demand. One year, we actually had 80 kids at camp. We’ve capped the program for each week since then because we want to make sure everybody is getting the right attention.” The weeklong camp lasts from 8 a.m. to noon and is available for children between the ages of 6 to 14. Children are separated into different teams based on their skill level, and travel with their team through the various stations. By integrating the age groups, Mumford believes participants are given the opportunity to be leaders and learn to work together. Younger participants are influenced by their older teammates, and older stuSEE CAMP 7B dents seize the opportunity to help their younger
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(Top) Participants at Splash Camp wait for instructions in the water’s edge at the Tarawa Terrace Pool aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area Monday. (Above) A young participant emerges from the water during a relay race at Splash Camp at Tarawa Terrace pool aboard the MCB Camp Lejeune housing area Monday. The week-long camp gives kids a chance to beat the heat and learn proper swim techniques.
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(Above) A participant in Splash Camp swims to instructor Erica Bauman Monday. Participants were grouped according to their ability in the water, and taught by members of the aquatics division of Marine Corps Community Services.
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A participant at Tarawa Terrace’s Splash Camp lifts his goggles after finishing a relay race in the Tarawa Terrace pool aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area Monday. More than 40 kids gathered for the firefighterthemed camp to learn swim technique, sun safety and pool safety.
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Vandy Cannon and Susan Smith prepare their sailboat for the water during a Learn To Sail class at Gottschalk Marina aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Saturday. The Learn to Sail class helps participants gain the knowledge needed to confidently and skillfully navigate open waters.
Learn to Sail class tests, engages participants JESSIE HEATH Sports editor
The heat and humidity kept most people inside last weekend, but nothing could keep Vandy Cannon and Susan Smith from finishing what they started. The two women braved the summer heat with water bottles and sunscreen as they made their way to Gottschalk Marina aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sunday. After studying for a week, Cannon and Smith were ready to try their hand at sailing. Participants in the Learn to Sail program, offered by Marine Corps Community Services, Cannon and Smith were ready for a fun adventure. “We were trying to find something fun to do on base and saw the sign for (Learn To Sail). We thought we would give it a shot,” explained
Cannon. “It seemed like something fun and exciting to try, and we figured we might as well.” When they went into the Marina to sign up, Cannon and Smith met Learn to Sail instructor Tom Schuler. Schuler gave them the book work and study material, and set up a schedule to help them complete the necessary work before they spent time in a sailboat. With both ladies employed at the Veterans Affairs office aboard MCB Camp Lejeune, and two separate work schedules to accommodate, they did their book work in the evenings and studied together during the week to avoid long weekends. “Tom was really flexible and worked with us on getting the book work done,” said Cannon. “Luck was on our side when we signed up, because he was right there and we were able to talk
directly to him.” The book work proved to be a challenge, but Cannon and Smith were determined to overcome it. The daughter of a sailor, Cannon spent time on sailboats during her childhood, and said the book work was a “good refresher” for her. For Smith, however, the new terms and massive amount of information was daunting. “It’s hard to know where to start with the book work,” Smith admitted. “It’s like learning a new language. You have to know what words mean and just repeat things until they start to fall into place.” With support from Cannon and Schuler, Smith completed the book work and was ready to try her hand at sailing. She and Cannon quickly learned sailing and talking about sailing were two different tasks.
“When you’re actually on the water, you don’t have time to think about anything except what you’re supposed to be doing,” said Smith. “It’s a challenge, because I still feel like I need to think before I do something, so when I don’t have that luxury, I feel frazzled.” “It is hard to get into the swing of things,” Cannon agreed. “I think Susan did a really good job for her first time on the water, yesterday. I think she’ll get more comfortable the more she does things.” After getting their instructions for the first part of their class, Smith and Cannon gathered their equipment and began to prepare their boat for launch. With constant communication, the two loaded their boat into the water and hoisted their sails. SEE SAIL 6B
Put on your tough-guy face Tackle challenges with optimistic faith
I’m a wimp. While I am the resident bug killer for a portion of our office, I tend to make a hasty exit if I encounter a spider at home. I walk through haunted houses without curling up in a ball or screaming at every twist and turn, but if I walk around the corner and somebody jumps out at me, I tend to play dead. I don’t put on my tough-guy face until I have to. Over the years, I’ve grown comfortable with my scaredy-cat status. I don’t like confrontation with people I know. I’d much rather avoid it at all costs. In situations where conflict seems unavoidable, I would much rather let somebody else handle it. The only problem with this philosophy is nobody else was made to handle my problems. I have to deal with them on my own. That’s why I’m quietly killing spiders in the bathroom of our office every week. Extreme endurance races have soared in popularity in the last two years. Races designed to test the endurance and ability of the runners participating in them are suddenly a dime a dozen and everywhere you turn it seems like somebody is hosting their own version of a Tough Mudder race. I like the idea of breaking up monotony of running with a couple of challenges until I hear the challenges include getting shocked by live wires and blindly stumbling through fields of fire. If I had to, I would be able to
compete in a Tough Mudder. If it was absolutely necessary, I would put on my game face and wade through the challenges as bravely as I could. Luckily, I can’t think of a situation in which I would be required to complete such a task unless I was photographing it, in which case I would stay far away from the live wires. Whether we want to or not, we all face times of adversity in our lives. Part of growing up is learning to deal with our own problems instead of running away from them. If you have a hard time wrapping your mind around the concept, maybe you should participate in an endurance challenge. Much like overcoming any other obstacle, making it through an endurance challenge like the infamous Tough Mudder or the Grand Prix’s Extreme Endurance Challenge requires stamina and confidence. They require participants to put on their tough-guy faces and brave the darkness on the other side of the tunnel. Participants have to be ready to face whatever challenge is around the next corner. Athletes face obstacles all the time. Whether you are an intramural athlete whose skills don’t seem to measure up to your teammates or an Olympic athlete feeling the pressure to take a banned substance to increase performance, challenges are unavoidable. The very nature of every game is to be challenged by your opponent and see who comes
out on top. In the future, you will forget who won every game you played. You’ll forget how many points you won by or how badly you lost. What you will remember is how you played. Did you rise to the challenge in front of you with a can-do attitude, or shrink back and avoid the possibility of failure at all costs? When you’re the starting line, you have time to back out. If you don’t want to handle the pressure, you stop and leave, promising you’ll try again at a better time. Once the whistle blows, you’re off. It’s too late to turn around and if you make a 180 degree turn, you have to explain why you didn’t follow through with what you set out to do. It’s better just to keep running and get through the obstacles. The good news is nobody was created to walk alone. It’s incredibly difficult to go through moments of trials and tribulations, and we avoid them for a reason. Despite what is waiting on the other side, the trial is never a fun process. However, when we’re walking SEE CHALLENGES 7B
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Gideon T. Johnson Sr. Football Camp Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will get the opportunity to work on defensive and offensive drills, get tips from veterans of the game, and meet with other athletes in the area. Located at Jacksonvillle High School, this one-day camp is open to all school-age children. Participants will be grouped according to age and will learn ageappropriate skills. A registration fee of $25 per child is required at the time of check-in, which begins at 8 a.m. Same day registration is available. For more information, call Kendrick Rogers at 3403528 or GT Johnson Jr. at 358-2644. Sand-sational beach run 8K Saturday, 7 a.m. Take part in the Grand Prix Series’ July race at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Featuring a new course, 8K participants will run on pavement, dirt road and sand. Participants may run through water, depending on the tide. Same day registration will begin at 5:30 a.m. There will be a $25 registration fee. Participants will be grouped according to age and prizes will be awarded in each age division. Team participation is also encouraged. For more information, visit www.mccslejeune.com/grandprix. Varsity Basketball tryouts Saturday, 10 a.m. The varsity basketball team aboard MCB Camp Lejeune is looking for strong athletes to participate in the upcoming season. Tryouts are open to all activeduty personnel aboard MCB Camp Lejeune and will be held at the Camp Johnson gymnasium. There is no need to pre-register. Participants should come prepared for strenuous workouts and wear appropriate clothing. For more information, visit www.mccslejeune. com/sports/varsity or call 451-2061. Youth Sports’ fall programs registration Through July 31 The youth sports office is now accepting registration packets for fall sports programs. The regular registration fee is $30. Parents interested in enrolling their child in cheerleading, football, tackle football or soccer should visit the youth sports office in Goettge Memorial Fieldhouse to sign up. Due to track renovations, the fall track program is pending. The fall youth sports programs are open to all authorized patrons ages 5 through 15 aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. Eligible participants should be 5 years old by Aug. 1 and should not turn 16 before Aug. 1. For more information, visit www.mccslejeune.com/youthsports or call 451-2177.
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(Left) Sgt. David Lafayette (left), a member of Wrights Extreme Martial Arts, delivers a kick to his opponent Adam Miller during Battle in the South IV hosted at the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday. (Above) Sgt. David Lafayette, Anthony Wright, retired Marine James Wright, the coach and founder of Wrights Extreme Martial Arts, and Cpl. Nick Bilak hold up the trophies they won during the Battle in the South IV Saturday. (Below) Sgt. David Lafayette with Wrights Extreme Martial Arts, tries to maintain control as Adam Miller works the dominant position from the top during Battle in the South IV Saturday.
Marines seize victory in cage fights LANCE CPL. NIK S. PHONGSISATTANAK Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Men from all walks of life gathered to put their strength and skill to the test in the ring. They stepped into the cage, faced their opponents and waited for the referee to shout, “Fight!” Martial artists fought furiously during Battle in the South IV hosted at the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday. The event featured 12 bouts, two of which included devil dogs from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Cpl. Nick Bilak and Sgt. David Lafayette with Wrights Extreme Martial Arts showcased their ability to conquer in the ring as well as on the battlefield. Lafayette was the
first to strike, leading with a mid-kick to his opponent’s leg, Adam Miller. The first round was nearly even with fight points at 29-28 to Lafayette. In the beginning of the second round Lafayette struck Miller with a heavy right cross cutting his face. It was evident Miller started to second guess his ability to exchange on the standup fight. “I realized he didn’t want to standup, and he was scared. I tried to capitalize on it,” said Lafayette. “He kept attempting a take-down, but I was calm and felt like I was in control of the fight.” Lafayette managed to deliver multiple hits with his strong right throughout the match. The fight lasted all three rounds, and the judges scored the match 30-27 in the second and third round,
giving him the win by unanimous decision. His amateur record is now 2 wins, 0 loses and 0 ties. Bilak congratulated his teammate on his victory and stepped up for his fight against Michael Cannon. Bilak’s focus was apparent as he stood in his hee corner waiting to start the fight before exploding, but Cannon had the samee look. The two quickly closed in on each and began exchanging punches for more than 10 seconds. Cannon landed a right cross to Bilak’s temple but only managed to stun him for a split second before receiving a similar hit. “The hit was a quick flash, but I’ve been hit a lot harder during training,” said Bilak. “I didn’t let it phase me and contin-
ued fighting.” Moments after, the fight went to the ground, where Bilak’s skills pose the most threat. It was unclear who h was
dominating, but Bilak was able to catch a hold of Cannon’s leg and performed a heel hook, which ended the match with a submission at one minute i t in i the th first fi t round. d “He’s got some skills on the ground,” said Cpl. Alex Keobounpheng, an anti-tank missileman with 1st
Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. “I’m bigger than him, and I’ve grappled with him before, but he still took me out.” This victory was also Bil k’ second Bilak’s d and d added dd d to his amateur record of 2 wins, 0 loses and 0 ties ties.. triumphant Both of the triumphan nt Marines said the nature of the sport is somethingg they can relate to the Corps. “It’s the same when it comes to training, but when we go into a fight SEE FIGHT 7B
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6B JULY 19, 2012 SAIL FROM 2B Cannon’s hands were quick to tie knots as she encouraged and helped her novice shipmate get more comfortable with taking the reins. “I really want to see Susan get more comfortable with taking control,” said Cannon. “She’s doing so well, and I’d like to see her continue to learn.” While the Learn to Sail class offered Cannon and Smith the opportunity to try something new, it also gave them the chance to think about new ways to help the families they serve aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. “We do a lot of work with service members who have career-ending disabilities,” explained Cannon. “For those Marines and their families, a class like (Learn to Sail) can really help support the family as they transition.” Since Learn to Sail and many classes like it are available to families, Cannon and Smith believe they are important fixtures on base. While the work is hard and learning to sail can be a tedious task, the time families spend learning and working together will help them grow and bond. “A lot of families have a hard time transitioning to life outside the military, because they have been molded and shaped for it,” explained Cannon. “It’s a good springboard to start a new activity. It gives those families a chance to get out of the house and interact together during a time period of a lot of stress and uncertainty. “It also helps these families take what they learn in the class and apply it in the outside world,” Cannon continued. “They learn to work together, because if they don’t, they can’t go anywhere. Those basic
THE GLOBE, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. concepts we often overlook are important.” As Cannon and Smith worked to ready their boat, they talked about what they needed to accomplish for the class. With Schuler observing them, each boat set sail, intentionally capsized, and had to recover their boat and return to shore. Using the basic skills they learned in their books and putting new techniques to the test, Schuler watched his students gain confidence. “Once you get out and you’re moving along, it’s really nice,” Smith said. “Tom is a great instructor
and very patient with me. He is the perfect teacher for anybody who wants to learn.” Families who are anxious about trying their hand in the Learn to Sail class shouldn’t be too nervous, said Cannon. “You can’t make a mistake if you learn something,” Cannon said. “If you’re out here, even if you make mistakes along the way, and you learn something new, the experience isn’t a mistake. Everyone should give it a shot and see if they like it.” Learn to Sail classes take place every Saturday
and Sunday. These twoday sailing courses for both beginners and advanced participants will be offered every weekend until September. A class participation fee of $110 includes all necessary class materials and a U.S. Sailing Certification upon completion of the course. The class is open to all authorized Department of Defense identification cardholders. For more information on the Learn to Sail classes or other activities at Gottschalk Marina, visit www.mccslejeune.com/marinas.
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(Top) Vandy Cannon and Susan Smith prepare their sails during Learn to Sail class at Gottschalk Marina aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sunday. (Above) Susan Smith (front), and Vandy Cannon guide their boat into the water at the beginning of their second day at Learn to Sail class aboard MCB Camp Lejeune.
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THE GLOBE, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. CAMP FROM 1B counterparts learn. Like at any firehouse, the teams at Splash Camp were tightly knit. Each group designed a team flag and made a team name, developed by the campers assigned to that team with a little guidance from their counselor. Armed with their team flag and the determination every firefighter needs, they focused on the tasks at hand during their scheduled lessons and activities. “At the beginning of Splash Camp, all the campers are put through a swim test,” explained Mumford. “It’s based on what they will learn at the 10 stations. After the swim test, everyone is grouped off and starts to learn, based on their level. They move up when they are proficient at every station.” The 10-station program was adopted by Splash Camp several years ago and worked wonders for the program. By the time participants make their way through
all 10 areas of camp, each camper will be able to swim 300 yards. They can swim with confidence, knowing they learned proper technique and skill. Campers who are old enough can enter the junior lifeguard program aboard MCB Camp Lejeune or return to help with future Splash Camps after they finish all the stations. In addition to mastering their skills in the water, the firefighters at Splash Camp take part in the Pool Cool program, during which they learn about pool and sun safety. “The Pool Cool program was something headquarters of the Marine Corps bought for all aquatics divisions a few years ago,” explained Mumford. “We kept it going and adapted it to fit Splash Camp.” With the help of special pony beads and some pipe cleaners, each participant made a bracelet to help them beat the heat. The normally clear pony beads turn various colors when put in direct
sunlight. The brighter the bead, the more susceptible people are to the UV rays. Mumford hopes the bracelets will keep kids thinking about sun safety year round. After their safety brief and craft time are over, the young firefighters return to the water to take part in a scheduled activity. Water activities range from relay races to free swim time, but always keep participants actively engaged. “We are not a freefor-all type of camp,” said Mumford. “I’ve had parents ask me that before and it’s a good question, but we have a schedule we stick to every day. They don’t come and swim around for four hours.” To keep the stations moving, Mumford conducts swim tests during the regularly scheduled activities. Children who do not complete all ten stations by the end of their week of camp have the option of returning for future weeks. “This week we have
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A referee lifts the hand of Sgt. David Lafayette, a Marine stationed aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, while he stands with his opponent Adam Miller during the Battle in the South IV at the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C., July 14. The event featured 12 bouts and two of them included Marines from MCB Camp Lejeune.
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seven repeated campers and 44 kids total,” said Mumford. “We are getting more teenagers interested in the camp, which is great. It helps sharpen their leadership skills and gives them time to do something fun.” To give the participants a thorough experience, parents are asked to leave the pool during the hours of camp. Assured their children are well-cared for by the experienced staff, the camp experience provides parents with some time to themselves and helps campers get a well-rounded experience. With her staff leading the way in the battle against the blazes, Mumford enjoys watching Splash Camp participants grow and learn in a group setting. Parents are given updates at the end of every day of camp, and at the end of the week, campers get to put their skills to the test at a camp conclusion ceremony, followed by an end-of-camp family swim, during which families beat the
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Splash Camp instructors Jeff Ramey, right, and Stephen Budd spend time with campers in the Tarawa Terrace pool aboard the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune housing area Monday. Campers are divided by their abilities and taught proper swim technique by members of the aquatics staff, a division of Marine Corps Community Services. heat together. “I like having the families come at the end of the week to see the conclusion of the week and some family swim time,” Mumford said. “It’s amazing to me how many kids are taught improper swim technique. I like to see them out there with their families, having fun
FIGHT FROM 3B our lives are not on the line,” said Bilak. “We train as hard, if not harder, than Marines. The camaraderie we feel is like a brotherhood. We’re sweating and bleeding with each other.” Starting with boot camp, Marines are trained to operate with both physical and mental stress. They are also trained in Marine Corps martial arts, which is the basis for their close quarters and hand-to-hand combat training. “MCMAP is different from the martial arts seen in MMA fights, but at the same time those skills I learned are applied to the fighting style I have now,” admitted Lafayette. In a fight-or-flight scenario, these two Marines stand their ground in any fight. Both Bilak and Lafayette showed their ability to perform well under pressure. They remained composed and demonstrated a clear mind while punches and kicks were delivered from their opponents. “Training for three-and-a-half hours on top of what I’m doing in the Marine Corps makes fighting a piece of cake,” said Bilak. “Just get your mind in the right place and remain calm.” Bilak said the only thing to distract him before the fight is the Marines in the crowd who come to watch and support him. “I loved the support,” said Bilak. “I knew a lot of the guys in the crowd. When I came out and heard them cheering I tried to stay calm the whole time and not play to the crowd.
in a safe atmosphere and showing off everything they learned.” Splash Camp is offered three times each summer. The cost of one week of camp is $50 per child. For more information, visit www.mccslejeune.com/pools or call 449-9616.
“I have to stay cool and focus on what I’m doing, but the feeling inside is great,” Bilak added. “I wasn’t showing it much, but I had a huge grin.” More than 30 service members with the Single Marine Program from MCB Camp Lejeune attended the event to root for their fellow devil dogs. “It’s great to get them off the base to have some fun,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class David Ebel, an ambassador with the SMP. “It’s just a break from the usual day to get out for some entertainment. We’re also here to cheer on the Marines fighting in the tournament.” Mixed martial arts is a fairly new sport in comparison to boxing, which has been around for “hundreds of years”, said Bilak. Some people may think MMA is not sport. “It seems a lot of people are still leery about this sport,” he continued. Many people have a misconception it’s barbaric, but after the fight we’ll hug, smile and even talk about how we did.” Fighters gathered in one room before and after their matches. Some shared jokes and talked about their mistakes with one another after the fight. The action packed night seemed to be eventful for all who attended. The contenders from MCB Camp Lejeune fought with the unyielding tenacity Marines are known for and brought honor to their Corps as well as Wright’s Extreme Martial Arts. It was a gentlemen’s game of chess played with fists, and the Marines involved proved to be the best of the best.
CHALLENGES FROM 2B through fire or wading through pools of unknown substances, there’s a team surrounding us, cheering us on. Tough Mudder-style races like Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s Extreme Endurance Challenge is they weren’t made to be completed alone. They were created with teamwork in mind. Obstacles were strategically placed with the knowledge that everybody has a weak spot. Everybody needs help. When your stamina gives out and you’re on your knees, look to the people beside you to pull you back up. Teammates were made to back each other up. Coworkers exist so the weight of the day doesn’t fall on one person’s shoulders. Families stick together through deployments because nobody should endure them alone. You’ve got a team around you. When you can’t tackle everything on your own, let them help you. Step up to bat and tackle every new battle with the knowledge that you are designed to deal with the things that come your way. You can’t be a chicken with your tough-guy face on.
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Youth softball and baseball announced their final standings, following the end-of-season tournament. In the 10 to 12-year-old softball division, the Astros took the championship title. The Angels claimed the title in the 10 to 12-year-old baseball division, and the Rangers were named the season champions of the 13 to 15-year-old baseball division.
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Dr. James T. Averhart (right), National President of the Montford Point Marine Association, stands beside one of the recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the nation’s highest honors, as he signs a book documenting the accomplishments of the Montford Point Marines during a ceremony aboard Camp Johnson June 30.
continue to shape Marine Corps LANCE CPL. PAUL PETERSON Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
After weathering the tides of racial segregation and war, theirs’ is a tradition of service continuing to shape the future of the Marine Corps. Approximately 20,000 African-American recruits answered the nation’s call to arms, enlisted in the Marine Corps and passed through the training facilities at Montford Point during World War II. They set in motion a tide of change which continues to ripple through the Marine Corps. “You can be one of those (people) in a society in a day in history,” said Lt. Col. Tim Seamon, commanding officer of Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools as he addressed a group of Montford Point Marines gathered at Camp Johnson, formerly Montford Point. “You can also be one of those people who change history, one of those few who change history. Gentlemen, thank you from the bottom of my heart for changing history.” The change was not just a matter of timing, but a challenge of wills. The first new recruits began training in 1942. Facing the same
rigorous Marine Corps’ standards as their counterparts in addition to the racial limitations society placed on them. The 20,000 African-American Marines were carrying out a presidential order. “It is the policy of the United States to encourage full participation in the national defense program by all citizens,” wrote former President Franklin Roosevelt June 25, 1941, in executive order 8802, which barred discrimination in the defense industry. “The democratic way of life within the nation can be defended successfully only with the help and support of all groups within its borders.” Presidential orders did not, however, remove all barriers faced by the new recruits. In fact, integration was not finalized until former President Harry Truman desegregated the military in 1948. Instead of training alongside counterparts, the newest addition to the Marine Corps’ ranks reported to Montford Point to train in all black units. A fight from the start, the Montford Point Marines continued to face discrimination, but they also managed to create the initial breach in the wall of racism standing against their service. According to a 1959 Navy and Marine
A platoon of black “boot recruits” listen to their drill instructor, Sgt. Gilbert Hubert Johnson, whose job is to turn them into finished Marines at Montford Point, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, April 1943. Corps military statistics report, a little more than two percent of the Marine Corps was African American by 1950. By 1955, well after some predicted they would be compelled out of the military, that unprecedented but relatively scant two percent climbed to 6.5 percent. “Today’s generation of
Marines serve in a fully-integrated Corps where blacks constitute almost one-fifth of our stength,” wrote Brig. Gen. Edwin Simmons, former director of Marine Corps History and Museums in his forward to a 1975 study on blacks in the military. “The fact that this was SEE MONTFORD 2C
L.I.N.K.S. provides insight to life in military LANCE CPL. JACKELINE M. PEREZ RIVERA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Newcomers to the military lifestyle are thrown into a labyrinth of unfamiliar customs, acronyms and a new community that works differently than any they were a part of before. Lifestyles, Insight, Networking, Knowledge, Skills is a program that helps guide families through the military lifestyle, whether they are new or not, providing insight and knowledge into different aspects of life in the Marine Corps. The classes are held monthly and are open to Marines and sailors stationed in a Marine installation and any part of their support groups including their significant others, whether they are married or not. “(L.I.N.K.S.) is not just spouses anymore,” said Barbi Suggs, the L.I.N.K.S. program trainer for Marine and Family Services aboard Marine Corps Base Camp
Lejeune. “It’s also for family members: moms, dads, siblings and anybody who is a part of the Marines support network.” The classes are held with a light atmosphere and led by volunteers, many of whom are Marine spouses themselves. The class is divided into sections and begins with discusion about the structure of the Marine Corps, while going over its history and customs. Suggs said they teach ranks, jargon and the organizational structure of units and their purpose. The program also shares some of the distinctions the Marine Corps has from other services and how it can affect them, such as how the Marine Corps can be called into combat for a limited time by the president of the United States, without approval from congress. “We don’t just provide textbook information,” said Suggs. “We explain that to them so they understand SEE L.I.N.K.S. 2C
When Marines first don their uniforms and pick up their rifles, they do not set aside their citizenship. They reaffirm it, vow to guard it and assume the responsibility to maintain the professionalism of their station. Exercising civic rights and upholding military obligations can be a balancing act for Marines. Marines are encouraged to participate in the political institutions they protect, they are also required to separate their political beliefs from the uniforms they wear. “There are some significant things military members can and can’t do differing from their civilian counterparts,” said 1st Lt. Stephen Otis, installation voting officer and deputy adjutant for Marine Corps Installations East – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “We definitely want to encourage voting and participation in the upcoming election, but it’s very important members of the military and Department of Defense civilians alike do not give the impression they are representing the military or the United States government in any way.” Guidance for appropriate political activities for military and DOD personnel can be found in DOD Directive 1344.10. In general, military personnel may not actively participate in partisan political activities, to include fundraising, serving as an officer for a political club, speaking at partisan gatherings, appearing in uniform for political events, seeking nomination for civil office or attending political events as a representative for the military. The restrictions apply to how Marines advertise their political affiliation on their property as well. Bumper stickers supporting candidates and parties are allowed on vehicles. However, large political signs, banners and posters are not allowed. Marines living in base housing are not permitted to have political signage visible to the public at their residence, which may be construed as the government supporting a particular political cause. “That can also transfer over to social networking,” said Otis. “That’s the big thing because it’s exponentially more popular in this election than it was in past elections. You can endorse a candidate, but you cannot state you’re a Marine and this is who you want to win the election. It needs to be stated that it’s your opinion, and it doesn’t reflect the organization of the Marine Corps or the DOD.” Marines are allowed to express their opinions about political candidates and issues, but they must refrain from doing so as a representative of the military. Attending political events, provided it is not done in uniform, is allowed and does not constitute participation in the event. Marines can join political clubs, attend partisan and nonpartisan gatherings, make monetary contributions to campaigns and parties, and even blog their personal opinions. At the end of the day, however, it must be clear the expressed support and opinions are those of the individual. “We want to make sure everybody gets out to vote and their voice is heard, but it’s important to understand it’s their individual voices and not the Marine Corps’, the DOD’s or the government’s voice. It could constitute a gross conflict of interest if the Marine Corps endorses a candidate because we receive federal funding.” Like their military counterparts, DOD civilians are also restricted in their political activities. They may not participate in political activities while in a federal building or on duty, use the insignia of a government office or official authority, solicit or accept political contributions, display campaign paraphernalia inside government buildings, host partisan fundraisers or run for public office in a partisan election. The restrictions are designed to enforce the military’s separation from political activity restraining any perceived cross over between the military’s service to the nation and the people’s right to fair, unhindered elections. The Marine Corps and DOD are not politically active entities. While they refrain from endorsing candidates and influencing elections, they do encourage their ranks to exercise their civic rights, said Otis. “There are a multitude of standards in place to help them vote and participate in the elections,” said Otis. “We’re military members, and we serve our country in that respect. It’s also important to serve our country by making sure our voice is heard. We have a say in the elected officials we put into place.” For details about DOD Directive 1344.10, regulations guiding appropriate political activities for DOD personnel and voter registration visit fvap. gov. For more information on voting resources aboard MCB Camp Lejeune visit marines.mil/ unit/mcblejeune/Pages/vote.
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Resource Roundup By Mark Munger
Children, Youth and Teen programs play critical roles for military families
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(Left to right) 2nd Lt. Daniel Moravec, Army of the Czech Republic, 1st Lt. Vinicius Oliveira Brazilian Navy, 1st Lt. Cortess Whilby, Jamaican Defense Force, and Staff Sgt. Tamas Batary Hungarian Army, are enrolled as international students at the Marine Corps Engineer School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for 2012.
International students undergo training LANCE CPL. PAUL PETERSON Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
From Jamaica and Brazil to the Czech Republic and Hungary, they’ve come with one unifying purpose. They’re here to train. For more than fifty years, Marines trained at the Marine Corps Engineer School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Alongside classroom instruction, officers and enlisted personnel alike receive the hands-on, in-the-dirt training needed to complete engineering missions in the field. Through international exchange efforts, the training is available to a select group of international students as well. “It works hand in hand for our advantage in the U.S. and for the international militaries,” said Sherl Gowen, the international military student officer at MCES who is responsible for aiding foreign students tackling the school’s courses. “A lot of times we don’t hear about it from our media, but they are right there arm in arm with the U.S. military. It gives the international (militaries) an understanding of the terminology, where the Marines are coming from and how they do business.” The various countries enrolling students to MCES screen candidates for language aptitude and security qualifications. When a course is selected, the students are sent to the school to receive the same training as the Marines. They complete the physical, classroom and field training required of each Marine student. The international students sit in the same classroom as the Marines, and those of appropriate rank are even housed
alongside their Marine counterparts, said Gowen. “They have to be able to speak English,” said Gowen. “If they come straight from their country, they receive an English language test I conduct. For most of the courses, they have to score at least a 70 percent. For some of the courses that are high risk, they have to score at least an 80 percent. Some of the students leave their country and go to the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base.” The exchange program is a unique opportunity for the Marines as well, added Gowen. Many of the international students will cross paths with the U.S. military again. In return, the Marines get to know individuals from other countries. They learn about their culture, military and how they operate, putting a face on allies they may work with in the field. MCES’s longest course lasts four months, and most of the school’s classes are open to international students. Funding for their training varies depending on which country the student comes from. As nations determine which program meets the particular needs of their military, they select and fund students accordingly. For some, the experience is covered by the student’s nation. For others, the U.S. provides financial aid, said Gowen. Many of the students will use the training they receive at MCES to make changes in their own military, said Gowen, who served in her current position since 2000. Many will move up in rank and serve in positions of authority where they can have an impact. “It’s been an excellent experience here,” said 1st Lt. Vinicius Oliveira, an
MCES student from Brazil. “I learned a lot, and it will be very useful for the Brazilian Marine Corps and the engineer battalion. I had many experiences here. I’ve seen many things I’ve read about, and actually seen how it happens and how it works. It’s definitely a worthwhile experience, and I encourage the other officers to make the effort to come here.” The exchange is part of a State Department initiative carried out by the Department of Defense, said Gowen. In addition, other programs send Marines to train and learn from other militaries, and Marine Training Teams even visit other nations to provide training for groups of foreign military personnel in their own country. “Though I might not be able to incorporate most of these things right now, we are a growing army,” said 1st Lt. Cortess Whilby, an exchange student serving with the Jamaican Defense Force. “I see we are looking to the future where what we do here will be implemented further on. I definitely will take whatever I learn here and try to enforce it when I get the chance.” In addition to the course work required by the school, Gowen helps the students interact with the cultural and political side of their host nation. International students complete a Field Study Program, which includes a four-day trip to Washington, D.C. Interacting with a new culture while attending MCES can be a balancing act as well as a learning experience for students, said Gowen. “I count it a privilege to share it with them,” said Gowen. “They’re eager to learn, and they’re very appreciative of our assistance.”
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Pfc. Anthony Essenmacher, left, and Royal Thai Marine Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Pothin Nuamthong, an engineer, dig a foundation for a Ban Khunsong School classroom as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2012, in Chanthaburi, Thailand, Jan. 16. L.I.N.K.S. FROM 1C why their service members deploy and the purpose of that deployment.” The class helps spouses navigate benefits and services available to them, along with discussing pay, allowances and sharing tips and tricks on all aspects of moving. “We give people insight,” said Suggs. “We give them the ins and outs with locations and contacts and share what the base has to offer.” However, L.I.N.K.S. isn’t just about the logistics of the military lifestyle. They also discuss how couples can get along and the emotional cycle a person can go through when their loved one is deployed. The program began with spouses mentoring each other, and that guidance continues to this day. Suggs said she believes that mentorship is key to getting the support
Children, Youth & Teen Programs are critical for the Total Force Fitness of today’s military family. Previously discussed were various types of drop-in care available at Marine Corps Community Services Child Development Centers. In this installment of the Resource Roundup Marla Talley, program manager for Family Care Programs, gives an overview of other child development programs available to families at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. RR – Start by explaining why the facilities are called child development centers and not day care centers. MT –Childcare is provided in a developmentally-appropriate setting, which encourages enhancement and growth in children. Activities are designed to promote social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. RR – Keeping in mind the concept of “developing the minds of the children,” what are some of the programs available? MT – We have state-of-the-art toys and equipment that encourage children to explore, question and investigate the world around them. The activities are designed to get the synapses firing in the brain. Research indicates the most formative years of brain development occur from birth to three years of age. We also utilize techniques to promote self-help and a sense of accomplishment for the child. For example, we incorporate family-style dining practices during meal service. The food is placed in appropriately sized serving bowls along with child-sized utensils, and children serve themselves, even the one year olds. Parents are often amazed at what their child can do for themselves at the CDC. Our facilities are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The newest facilities operate by the NAEYC standards as we prepare for the accreditation process. This is standard procedure for a new program. RR – What types of Preschool opportunities are available, and who is eligible to attend? MT – Preschool activities are included with full-time programs designed for working parents. However, a part-day preschool program operates either three or two days per week. Part-day programs for preschoolers are available at Brewster Annex CDC and Tarawa Terrace I CDC.
MONTFORD FROM 1C as little as 34 years ago there were no o black Marines deserves explanation.” Simmons gave significant credit to o the original World War II generation of African-American Marines who “earned a place for blacks in the Marine Corps.” Marine Corps Community Services’ 2011 demographic update estimates more than 10 percent of the Marine Corps is African American. The initial effort to integrate was not the last impact the Montford Point Marines had on the Marine ne Corps. In 1965, 20 years after the fires of World War II burned out, nearly 400 Montford Point Marines gathered to reconnect with their fellow veterans. The event formed the foundation of the Montford Point Marine Association, which convened in 1966. Their commitment to the future is clearly voiced by their creed: To promote and preserve the strong bonds of friendship born from shared adversities and to devote ourselves to the furtherance of these accomplishments to ensure more peaceful times. Today, there are 36 chapters of the MPMA. The organization and its chapters contribute to an association scholarship program, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Program and various chapter scholarship programs to encourage continuing education. Recently, nearly 400 Montford Point Marines gathered in Washington, D.C., to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the nation’s highest honors. While Montford Point closed its doors in 1949 when Truman called for the of-
a military family needs. Volunteers have many different backgrounds and levels of experience in the military lifestyle. L.I.N.K.S. classes can be held in Japanese or Spanish to assist participants who may be more familiar and comfortable speaking those languages. “The volunteers are the heartbeat of the program,” said Suggs. “They are in day in and day out stepping up to do what they need to do to make the program successful.” The program is a rank free zone, said Suggs. Her goal is to hold comfortable, flexible and light hearted classes where spouses can learn without worrying about their spouses position in the military. “We want it to be an environment where everyone knows they’re equal regardless of who they are sitting next to,” said Suggs. “We should get to know each other for each other not for what our service members do. We
There is also a unique program for two year olds called Toddler Playgroup. These groups also operate two or three days per week as well and are available at Brewster Annex, Tarawa Terrace I and Tarawa Terrace II CDCs. For both programs, parents may choose a four-hour session running from 8 a.m. through noon or an extended day session running from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. RR – With the rigorous deployment tempo aboard Camp Lejeune, is there emergency-child care available to assist a deployed member’s family outside of normal center hours. MT – MCCS Camp Lejeune funds emergency child care in one of our Family child care homes. Family child care providers are authorized by the installation to conduct a child care business in government housing after completing training, a thorough background check, and an inspection of the home by the Preventive Medicine Unit from the Naval Hospital, Base Safety and the Lejeune Fire Department. The home is also inspected monthly by members of our family child care staff. Emergency-child care is designed to provide assistance for a very limited amount of time until the situation is resolved or other family members arrive to assist. To utilize this service, the family member should contact their Family Readiness Officer. There are guidelines regarding the use of this service, and generally, the remain-behind spouse must be unable to care for the children due to severe illness or hospitalization, or the hospitalization of a sibling requiring the parent to remain with the sick child. The family care programs staff does a fantastic job of inspiring and developing the minds of our military families. Always remember here at MCCS, we are proud to serve those who serve. Editor’s note: Mark Munger is the Resource Branch manager for Marine Corps Community Services aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. He is a retired master sergeant responsible for the execution of Information & Referral Program and Relocation Assistance Program for MCCS, Camp Lejeune. He can be contacted at mark.munger@ usmc.mil or 451-1056.
Cpl. Arvin L. Ghazlo demonstrates to a bayonet class a technique for disarming the enemy. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the Marine Corps started enlisting blacks June 1, 1942. ficially desegregation of the military, the memory of the Marines who trained there is still part of the fabric of the institution they served. “They truly showed our core values of honor, courage and commitment as they served a nation divided along racial lines,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Gorry, commanding officer Marine Corps Installations East – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “Though a long time coming, the Montford Point Marines finally received the recognition they rightly deserve. Their proud service is finally woven into the fabric of our illustrious Corps.” As part of their continuing efforts, the MPMA is working to complete a Montford Point Marines Memorial near the front gate of Camp Johnson, where there service first began. To learn more visit mpmamemorial.com.
only have one thing in common, we care for a Marine or a sailor. Everything else is something we build upon each other as friendship or networking.” The class provides vast swatches of information in a fun environment. Classes are tailored to the groups they are held for. Whether it’s the children or parents of Marines and volunteers communicate in a way participants can understand. “I want people to feel equipped and ready to go out in the Marine Corps community when they leave L.I.N.K.S. because it’s not easy,” said Suggs. “It can be very stressful. It can take you to your limits but I really believe that knowledge is power. The more you know the easier it is.” For more information, visit mccslejeune.com/links.
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Families rock out during Flashback Fridays young, old and everything in between. I love meeting new people and seeing everybody have fun puts a smile on my face as well.” Families laughed and cheered each other on during the karaoke, increasing the energy of the night after each song sung. Angie said she always takes advantage of events such as this because they’re either free or low cost, and they’re perfect for the family. “With the economy being the way it is, families can’t always afford to go on vacations,” she added. “We appreciate everything (MCCS) does for the families. We don’t know what we’d do without them. If you just look on the the website you can find so much to do and there are so many resources.” This is the third year MCCS hosted Flashback Fridays, which is hosted once a month from May through September. “The event keeps getting bigger and more people attend each month,” said Ruth Gooch, a reservations assistant with Onslow Beach, MCCS. “We want the families to have fun spending time with each other and enjoy the company of other families.” Other upcoming Flashback Friday events: Aug. 17 – Country theme. Sept. 14 – Oldies theme.
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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
The evening began to cool as the sun sank into the horizon. The refreshing ocean breeze and lively sound of guitars and drums welcomed families for a night of relaxing festivities. Military families and base patrons gathered under the gazebo for the Flashback Fridays classic rock-theme event hosted by Marine Corps Community Services at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune July 6. “I think this event is great,” said Sally Ferguson, a patron who attended the event. “The weather is perfect now that it has cooled down, and everyone seems to be participating in the fun. Events like this are needed to support the military families for all they do.” Family members of all ages rolled in to rock out. The disc jockey played classic rock from the 50s up to the 90s. Heads bobbed and people moved with the rhythm of the music. Participants also stepped up for a little karaoke. The firsts to showcase their vocal skills were Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tevis Lang, the officer in charge with analysis method group, 2nd Intelligence Battalion, and his wife Angie. “We sing Summer Nights every time we come to this event,” said Angie. “I love Flashback Fridays because it caters to the family,
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(Above) Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tevis Lang, the officer in charge with analysis method group, 2nd Intelligence Battalion, and his wife sang karaoke during the Flashback Fridays classic rocktheme event hosted by Marine Corps Community Services at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune July 6. (Left) Two parents danced with their daughters during the Flashback Fridays classic rocktheme event hosted by Marine Corps Community Services at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune July 6.
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Speaking up against domestic violence makes difference LANCE CPL. JACKELINE M. PEREZ RIVERA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
The house sits quietly when suddenly a commotion rings out. Shouts and cries pierce the walls of the adjoining residence, but the couple watching television say nothing. After all, who are they to come in between another couple’s spat? Conflicts are normal in relationships. However, lines are crossed every day potentially leading to disastrous consequences. Domestic violence leads to the murder of more than three women and one man in the United States every day, according to the Domestic Violence Resource Center. Aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune there are many resources and options available to victims, whether they are service members or are dating, married or engaged to a service member. However, an important part of the equa-
tion is getting help and support, and a bystander can make a difference by speaking up. Domestic violence happens in secret, behind closed doors, said Daphne Knight, a clinical supervisor at the Community Counseling Center aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. While many altercations are normal, there are many distinctions between a healthy and an abusive relationship. Name calling, threats, intimidation, controlling behavior, isolation, jealousy, hypersensitivity and explosive behavior are markers of an unhealthy relationship pointing to abuse. Healthy relationships feature respect, trust, support and nonthreatening behavior. “It’s okay to be angry at one another, but it’s not okay to cross the line to abuse,” said Knight. “Most people understand a bruise or being hit is domestic violence, but it’s important to understand name calling and put-downs keep people down.”
Jennifer Prince, the behavioral health program manager for Marine and Family Programs aboard the base, said once the line of domestic violence is crossed, the offender cannot take it back. There are options available to get help. A victim can file a restricted report with a victim advocate to maintain confidentiality while receiving help. If the abuse is reported to anybody else, the only option available is an unrestricted report, which offers all of the same help along with law enforcement and command involvement. “The majority of victims don’t want to get their spouse in trouble,” said Knight. “They just want the abuse to stop.” Domestic violence does not go away on its own, Knight added. Some form of intervention is needed to end it. A neighbor or a friend can be a listening ear, provide support to a victim and inform them of available resources. If one suspects a potentially violent situation is taking place, they should err on
the side of caution, said Knight. “We all have a right to intervene,” said Prince. “We all have a responsibility to take action when something like domestic violence is brought to our attention. If any Marine or Department of Defense employee suspects abuse, they are obligated by Marine Corps order to report it. Whether its child, spouse, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, it has to be reported to the Family Advocacy Program.” Abuse can affect anybody of any rank or background. Victim advocates are available to lead victims through the maze to recovery and safety. “Love isn’t supposed to hurt,” said Prince. “You don’t have to tolerate abuse. You can do something about it by seeking help.” MCB Camp Lejeune’s Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached 24 hours, 7 days a week at 750-5852.
MFLC provides quick, flexible counseling LANCE CPL. JACKELINE M. PEREZ RIVERA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
In the old days of the military, a chaplain may be the only open ear available to help service members and their families through any problems, but today, there are many options existing for those in need. Military and Family Life Consultants can help members of the military community with any number of issues. Highly qualified clinical counselors with at least a master’s degree or a doctorate, help provide quick, flexible non-medical counseling to service members having problems with general life issues or issues relating to the military lifestyle. “They can help a Marine who’s looking for someone to talk to after he got upset with someone in his command and blew up at him, so he can understand why he did it,” said Daphne Knight, a clinical supervisor at the community counseling center. “They may get a call from a couple who had a disagreement and need a third party to talk to. They can help a parents understand how to deal with a teenage child who’s said or done something to upset them.” The consultants can meet a client anywhere except their home or their personal vehicles. They use their versatility and mobility to reach any aspect of the community. Sessions can be held at fast-food restaurants, a park or in a quiet room at a library. The consultants can generally see somebody within 24 to 48 hours, and can help a participant in one session or multiple times. “They are out in the field, in a way, and they go out to
where a person needs them,” said Jennifer Prince, the manager of the community counseling center aboard the base. Military and Family Life Consultants can speak to any member of the military community and can even help military children through predicaments. Consultants do not maintain any records of the sessions. “It makes it very attractive to a lot of people,” said Prince “They like the fact there are no records being kept.” However there are limits to their confidentiality. Before any session a consultant discusses what they are mandated to report. Despite any mandatory reporting, they can link patients to other services to can help them with issues. The consultants are not local; they rotate through the base for a few weeks, before going to another installation. Many are veterans themselves, or seasoned clinicians taking a break from their practices to help the military community. “(Consultants) love what they do,” said Prince. “There’s always somebody available to help.” In addition to Military and Family Life Consultants, there a multitude of services and helplines available for any problem a member of the Camp Lejeune community may face. “I want people to reach out at the first sign of stress, don’t wait for a crisis,” concluded Prince. For more information, or to set an appointment with a Military and Family Life Consultant, call 546-1114 or 478-5039.
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Becky Lee, a military spouse, stands by her trunk after filling it with items she selected during the Backdoor Boutique hosted at the Armed Services YMCA aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeuneâ€™s Tarawa Terrace residential area July 14.
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USO spotlights decades of dancing, music A AMY BINKLEY
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anniversary of the USO for three performances July 13 through 15. Funds raised from the performances went to the historical organization. “A lot of the cast is military or prior military,” said Jane Sutton, Spotlight Entertainers director. “When I asked them if they’d be interested in doing this show, they all said absolutely.” The group, who returned from a two-year hiatus especially for the show, put in months of hard work to learn music from every decade from the Big Band era to the flower power movement. “We’re going to take a stroll down memory lane,” emcee Don Neff teased. As guests were served dinner by Marines from Camp Johnson, the lights dimmed and the atmosphere became reminiscent of times gone by. The familiar notes of “Chattanooga Choo Choo” played as the entire cast came out for the opening number. They took the act to the stage where the set of an old ice cream parlor was the perfect background for SEE MEMORIES 7D
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(Above) Members of Spotlight Entertainers play their parts during the musical celebration of the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Sunday.
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(Left) Performers with Spotlight Entertainers sing classic tunes during “Thanks for the Memories,” a musical tribute celebrating 70 years of continuous service at the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Sunday. (Above) Jane Sutton performs “God Bless America” during Spotlight Entertainers’ show at the USO in Jacksonville Sunday.
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‘Madagascar’ menagerie boosts hilarity in new caper Now playing at Camp Lejeune “MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED” (PG) “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” is a computer-animated comedy film and third installment in the popular family series. The saga continues with the lovable Madagascar crew still trying to get back to the Central Park Zoo in New York; but when they make another wrong turn and wind up in Europe, they join a traveling circus to hide from animal control. After a year on an African nature reserve, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple, but they first have to find the penguins. The gang travels to Monte Carlo where they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party. There, they are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Company, the monkeys, and a new arrival: a performing llama. How will they get through Europe without attracting attention and trouble? Their journey takes them to the perfect cover - a traveling circus, which they reinvent Madagascar-style. A slew of talented actors lend their voices to the animated critters with repeat performances by the main characters. They include Ben Stiller as Alex;
Jada Pinkett Smith as Gloria; Chris Rock as Marty; David Schwimmer as Melman; Cedric the Entertainer as Maurice; Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julien; and Andy Richter as Mort. Several great new characters are introduced in this segment and voiced by Frances McDormand as Captain Chantel DuBois, the wacky policewoman in charge of hunting down and capturing the animals; Bryan Cranston as Vialy, the menacing Siberian tiger, leader of the animalcentered circus; Martin Short as Stefano, the sea lion; Jessica Chastain as Gia, a trapeze-loving jaguar; and Paz Vega as Carmen. Writer and director Eric Darnell (“Antz”) returns and collaborates with Tom McGrath (“Megamind”) and Conrad Vernon (“Monsters vs. Aliens”) in this new venture. Hans Zimmer (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”) created the wonderful soundtrack for this film. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” is another infectious comedic adventure in one of the most successful animated series, this time filmed in 3-D. The family animation film is for all the ones still young at heart ready to escape for an hour of fun. Now playing in Jacksonville “MAGIC MIKE” (R) “Magic Mike” is a comedy film set in the world of all-male revues. The film follows Magic
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EASTERN ORTHODOX St. Nicholas Chapel, Camp Johnson Divine Liturgy: Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Days: As announced, 6 p.m. For more information, call 450-0991. LATTER DAY SAINTS Camp Geiger Chapel Worship Service: Sunday 5 :30 p.m. For more information, call 381-5318. 2T7:1 LIVE (Youth Group) Meets in Bldg. 67 (Second Deck in Classroom 2) Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. PROTESTANT Main Protestant Chapel (Bldg. 16) Worship Service: Sunday 10 a.m. Children’s Church and Youth Service provided Midway Park Chapel Contemporary Praise & Worship Worship Service: Sunday 10:45 a.m. Youth Group, Children’s Church and Nursery provided Tarawa Terrace Chapel Main TT Chapel (Bldg. TT-2469) Worship Service: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp Geiger Chapel Main Camp Geiger Chapel (Bldg. TC 601) Worship Service: Sunday 5 p.m. Camp Johnson Chapel Main Camp Johnson Chapel (Bldg. M-101) Worship Service: Sunday 8:30 a.m. JEWISH The Jewish Chapel (Bldg. 67) Sabbath Service: Friday 7 p.m. Jewish School: Sunday 10 a.m. For information about other faith provisions (Muslim, Buddhist, etc), call 451-3210.
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Richie; Adam Rodriguez (TVs “CSI: Miami”) as the Latin flavored Tito; Matt Bomer (TVs “White Collar”) as Ken; and WWE’s Kevin Nash (“Rock of Ages”) as Tarzan. Riley Keough (“The Runaway”) can be seen as Zora; Wendy McLendonCovey (“Bridesmaids”) as Tara; and Olivia Munn (“I Don’t Know How She Does It”) plays Joanna, a psychology student, who has a purely sexual relationship with Mike. Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Ocean’s Eleven”)
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JULY 19, 2012
Semper Fi Fund Mentor Program
Next generation leaders earn their stripes AMY BINKLEY
Assistant managing editor
Service members understand putting their personal safety at risk comes with the job description, but for military children, the idea of a parent in harm’s way is a heavy burden. When warriors return home injured, whether physically or mentally, the weight on a child can be crushing. The offer of a helping hand, however, can not only lift a spirit but also save a life. Parents, siblings and friends gathered to welcome home more than 100 students from the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp and Mentor Program at Lejeune High School aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Saturday.
“There were a lot more (people) interested this year,” said Jennifer Babineaux, a member of the Semper Fi Fund. “We doubled in size, and I only see it getting bigger in the future.” Finishing up its second year of success, the program was designed to pair rising high school juniors and seniors with the children of injured service members in an environment where a mentoring relationship could be fostered through adventures and team building activities. All mentors are also children of active-duty service members. Breena McCarthy signed on to be a mentor in the hopes of learning valuable leadership skills but soon realized there was much more to the program. SEE CAMP 5D
Rising high school juniors and seniors, whose parents are active-duty service members, tackle the challenges of leadership during the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp and Mentor Program at Outdoor Odyssey in Laurel, Pa., recently. The teens hiked mountains, scaled 30-foot high rope courses and crawled through Bear Cave, which descends 400 feet underground, before being paired with children of injured service members for a week-long adventure in team building. The mentors will continue their relationships with the children throughout the school year and hope to maintain it for a lifetime.
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Participants at the “It’s All About You” mid-deployment workshop at the Russell Marine and Family Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune practice newly learned yoga techniques July 7. The workshop focused on teaching patrons how to bring the luxury and relaxation of a spa into their homes.
Spouses release stress with spa, workshop LANCE CPL. JACKELINE M. PEREZ RIVERA Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
ilitary spouses face a different set of challenges than their civilian counterparts. The weight of managing any household can be tough, but for those who have to concern themselves with deployments, training, and the tempo of the everyday military lifestyle, it can prove to be quite draining. “It gets a little wearing to be the one person who takes care of everything all the time,” said Milinda Rau, the Readiness and Deployment support trainer with Marine and Family Programs aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. To give spouses an opportunity to take out some time for themselves, Marine Corps Family Team Building held a mid-deployment workshop for spouses where they learned ways to bring a spa into their home, called “It’s All About You,” at the Russell Marine and Family Center aboard the base July 7. The event held sessions teaching participants about reflexology, yoga, homemade spa treatments and making healthy treats such as smoothies. “(The workshops) are designed to help military spouses in the midst of a deployment when you’re not quite over the hump yet,” said Rau. “They’ve been doing things by yourself for a while, and they need a little energizer to get over the hump. The workshops are designed to be fun and very interactive while letting spouses connect with others who are going through the same experience.” However, the class is open to all base
patrons, not just those who are in the midst of a deployment. “It is not specifically about deployment because we realize military life itself is stressful,” said Rau. “Every once in a while we need a break and an energizer just to get revitalized again. Deployments are not the only challenges military families face.” In an auditorium draped in pink fabric and taffeta with bubbling fountains on Greek pillars, participants created scented bath salts and coffee rubs to exfoliate, they learned how to make breakfast smoothies, and partook in reflexology and simple yoga techniques with soothing music in the background. “For many of our family members this is the first time they’ve ever lived far away from their own family, so they don’t feel like they have a good support system. They feel like they’re doing it all by themselves,” said Rau. “Spouses who plug into their unit and activities around the installation are able to weather a lot of those challenges relatively well. It’s the ones who don’t plug into a support system who struggle.” Participants can learn about many things as well as gaining a support system, added Rau. By participating in events like this they learn about relaxation and the importance of taking time out for oneself, while connecting to their community and opening a doorway to learn about other events. Guests learned techniques to fall back on to better handle stress when the load of the military lifestyle gets to be too much. For more information on future classes, call 451-0176 or visit mccslejeune.com.
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Items used to make homemade spa treatments, including scented bath salts, sit on display at the “It’s All About You” mid-deployment workshop July 7.
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(Above) Mentors and campers pose for a group picture after a week of adventures and team building at the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp and Mentor Program on the grounds of Outdoor Odyssey in Laurel, Pa., recently. (Right) A mentor takes a break while climbing a 50-foot long rope during a training exercise for the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp and Mentor Program recently. CAMP FROM 3D “It’s good to be with people who have gone through the same things as you,” she explained. “It’s a life changing experience.” The camp, located on Outdoor Odyssey’s 500-acre Laurel Highland camp in Pennsylvania, was founded by retired Maj. Gen. T.S. Jones. After getting into trouble as a teen, Jones’ life was changed when someone invested the time to mentor him and teach him the importance of genuinely caring about not only himself but others. “(It’s) what you all need to have,” Jones told the mentors, who spent three days in leadership training before the campers arrived. “You may be able to fool your parents or your teachers, but you can never fool a young child, especially not one who is looking up to you to mentor them. Those are the two most important words – genuine concern.” During the three-day training, mentors learned to work together to overcome physical and mental obstacles. They scaled walls, conquered a high ropes course with only wires 30 feet above ground to walk on and crawled into the belly of the earth at Bear’s Cave. The
cave was so dark at some points the teens couldn’t even see their hands in front of their faces. The intense Leadership Reaction Course proved to be extremely useful in creating a trusting team environment and preparing the mentors for their campers. “It’s amazing the things you can bond through,” marveled Kayla Watson, a mentor. “Even when you don’t want to keep going, you do because people are counting on you.” When the campers arrived, it didn’t take long for friendships to form, and soon kids were sharing their struggles of military life with their older counterparts. Babineaux’s son, Cody, returned for a second year of mentoring after realizing the importance of his role as someone who has already experienced what many of the campers are going through. “I was fortunate enough when my dad deployed nothing bad happened,” he said. “Unfortunately, a lot of kids aren’t that (lucky). I wanted to give kids someone to talk to. I want to be there for them.” The Semper Fi Fund worked together with the Wounded
Warrior Battalion to identify and invite children to the week-long camp. “All the work gets done on the back of the volunteers,” stated Col. Timothy Mundy, 2nd Marine Division. “The injury to the Marine affects the entire family. (Through this) the kids have someone to talk to because the camp is just a start to the relationship.” Mundy’s daughter, Sloan, took charge of updating the camp blog and uploading pictures for parents back home to see. As a former mentor, she challenged her peers and their campers to maintain the relationships they built in the seclusion of the Pennsylvania mountains. “A big family was born this week,” she addressed the group at the reunion. “Mentors and campers should stay in touch. The goal is to create a lifetime bond.” No one knows what the future will bring, but one thing remains true no matter what comes – life is better with people by your side. For more information, visit campsemperfi.wordpress.com or www.outdoorodyssey.org.
August 11 & 12 Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival The Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Celebrates its 42nd Year! Parade: Sat 10am Fireworks: Sat at Dusk Festival Gates Open: Sat 11am - Midnight Sunday: Noon - 5pm
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(Above, left) Audience members take to the dance floor and do the twist during Spotlight Entertainers’ musical tribute, “Thanks for the Memories,” commemorating 70 years of continuous service of the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Sunday. (Below) A performer croons a classic tune during the tribute show at the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Sunday.
Chaplain’s Corner Take time off, enjoy life CMDR. PATRICK J. MCLAUGHLIN Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Summer is generally a time when many people are doing things to relax and take care of themselves from golf, paddle boarding, cycling and reading a book on the beach to kayaking, fishing, motorcycling, taking a trip to the mountains, hiking, or best of all, day or two doing nothing. Repeated combat deployments and high operational tempo on base takes a toll unless we take care of ourselves, our families and those that work for us. Shut off the phone, don’t send work emails that can wait until the end of the weekend. If you want to be a leader who takes care of his fellow Marines and sailors then just leave them alone on the weekend. Don’t worry, the Marine Corps and Navy get plenty of your time already. The base offers many opportunities to
participate in and learn new sports, work on cars, get into a good book at a library, wood working, education, beach and marina. There is no other employer who offers what Marine Corps Community Services offers us. Take the time and opportunity to recharge. If you get time off and you’re still tired then it’s likely your soul is worn down. There are chapels and chaplains on every base and in every major housing area to help you recharge or heal your soul. Chaplains are your spiritual fitness experts. What are you doing for your body and soul? It’s your life and there are a lot of people, programs and opportunities for service members to take advantage of to make it fulfilling and fun. This weekend I scheduled myself for 18 holes of golf, a book on the beach and church. After 20 months of combat deployments I know I deserve it and so do you.
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MEMORIES FROM 1D the Andrews Sisters’ hit, “Boogy Woogy Bugle Boy.” Evelyn Tallman smiled from her seat, allowing herself to get lost in the memories the music brought back. “I came here when I was 16 years old,” she explained. “(The USO) would have special dances and recruit the junior and senior girls to come dance with the boys in uniform.” When asked why she thinks the Jacksonville Center has seen such a long record of success, Tallman didn’t hesitate. “The community welcomes them,” she said. “I really think they appreciate the (service members) and what they do for our country.” Seventy years ago, Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor awakened America’s resiliency and thousands of the country’s bravest citizens stood on foreign soil, face to face with a world war. Back home, President Franklin D. Roosevelt requested the creation of an organization whose mission was to boost the morale of and provide recreational activities for service members and their families. It took less than a year for the citizens of Jacksonville to rally together and provide a place where Marines and sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and the surrounding bases could come with their comrades or families for a momentary respite from the terrors of the war. Once the doors of the USO opened, there was never a reason great enough to close them even in times of peace.
Kari Cobb, who tackled songs by Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin for the show, was born and raised in Jacksonville and often visited the USO with her grandfather. “To me, it means family,” she noted. “I wouldn’t know what to do without the USO here. It’s a fixture. It was meant to be here. I hope it’s here forever.” The musical act ventured from typical entertainment and audience members were encouraged to join in the fun. Nearly every seat emptied as guests jumped at the chance to twist again taking to the dance floor with the performers. Even volunteers who were working the event took time to have some fun. Pfc. Patrick Burson, Logistics Operation School at Camp Johnson, thought volunteering meant he would be serving dinner or washing dishes. But before he knew it, he found himself rushing to groove alongside Cobb as she blasted to the past with the hit “Last Dance.” The pair had the crowd rolling with laughter at their impromptu routine. “(The USO is) family oriented, the community is really involved and they give back to the troops,” he pointed out. “It shows. I just met these people yesterday, and I already feel like I’ve been here forever.” The mixture of generations blended seamlessly as the older guests danced along with their younger counterparts to several upbeat songs. However, when the seasoned couples, like Dora and
Alex Diaz, held each other close swaying to performances of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” they set themselves apart as a visual example of enduring love. The Diaz couple met at USO sponsored dances many decades ago. Although the USO has seen thousands of uniformed men and women come home safely from war, others are not as lucky. The show paused to pay tribute to the service members who lost their lives or were captured during the war effort. Special recognition was given to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner of war in Afghanistan since 2009. Taking their cue from the somber moment, performers transitioned into a medley of gospel and patriotic songs including “Just a Little Talk with Jesus” and “God Bless America.” The crowd gave a standing ovation at the close of the performance and took the opportunity to meet with each musician and share stories of their times spent at the USO. “Many of us over the years came and volunteered (here),” Sutton said. “Maybe it was our home away from home too.” As long as brave men and women fight on the front lines, the doors of the USO, and specifically the Jacksonville Center, will work to remain open until everyone comes home. For more information, call 455-3411.
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Performers belt the gospel song “Just a Little Talk with Jesus” during Spotlight Entertainers’ musical tribute, “Thanks for the Memories,” commemorating 70 years of continuous service of the USO of N.C. Jacksonville Center Sunday.
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