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Cpl. Rebecca R. Pasco, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 CH-53E Super Stallion aerial observer, looks to make sure the area is clear so the aircraft can land, May 18. Marines from HMH-461 trained to perform casualty evacuations with members of 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion. Photo by Cpl. John Suleski P. 5

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‘Patriots’ welcome new commanding officer Lance Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels ROTOVUE Staff

Lt. Col. Raymond G. Baker relinquished command of Marine Aviation Logistic Squadron 26 to Lt. Col. Douglas J. Engel during a change of command ceremony at the MALS-26 hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, May 10. “Your high standards of excellence, esprit de corps and leadership were paramount to the success of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 during the transition to MV-22 logistics support and frequent deployments of your Marines to Afghanistan and abroad,” said Maj. Gen. Jon M. Davis, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing commanding general to Baker. “Your vision, leadership and steadfast dedication to the Patriots have successfully guided them in peace and in war.” Baker, a Wenatchee, Wash., native, was the commanding officer of the squadron since May 2010. “In the last two years, these (Marines) have supported five Operation Enduring Freedom rotations and four Marine Expeditionary Unit rotations,” said Baker. “On any given day, anywhere from 15-30 percent of MALS-26 has been deployed. At the same time, the number of components we can repair, test and manufacture has nearly doubled.”

Engel, a Chicago, Ill., native, was selected to take command of MALS-26, after serving as the medium lift cell lead for the MV-22B Osprey and CH-46E Sea Knight. “I can’t think of anyone better for the job,” Baker said to Engel. “You are going to do great and you have some fresh ideas for the squadron. You are about to embark on the best job you will ever have in the Marine Corps. Welcome to the Patriot family.” Engel addressed the Marines of the squadron, greeting them and giving them insight on his thoughts. “I am very happy to be standing in front of you today,” Engel directed to his Marines. “You are incredibly talented Marines capable of doing so much, and I know you have great ideas on how to provide great aviation logistics support every day on these (aircraft). I am looking forward to the years to come working together, and I think our futures are very bright.” At the end of the ceremony, Baker donated $100 to the Semper Fi injured Marine fund and Engel donated $100 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Before departing, Baker had some encouraging words to share with his Marines, one last time. “Col. O’Meara used to say the only thing a MALS Marine can’t fix is a broken heart and a television, and I’m pretty sure

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 held a change of command ceremony where Lt. Col. Raymond G. Baker relinquished command to Lt. Col. Douglas J. Engel at the MALS-26 hangar, May 10. Baker had been the commanding officer of MALS-26 since May 2010. Photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels

if I gave them two weeks they would be able to fix a television. Marines, I just want to thank you. It has been my honor and privilege to be your commanding officer the past two years. I am incredibly proud, and I know you will continue to do a great job.”

New River Marines win 4 aviation awards Lance Cpl. Martin R. Egnash ROTOVUE Staff

The Marine Corps Aviation Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and recognize professional excellence in Marine aviation. Once a year, the MCAA awards are presented to squadrons and individual Marines for exemplary action in the aviation field. This year, there were four MCAA award winners aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River. The air station won the Gaines B. Gilbert Ordnance Marine of the Year Award, the Keith B. McCutcheon Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron of the Year Award the Fred McCorkle Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron of the Year Award and the Alfred A. Cunningham Aviator of the Year Award. The winner of the Gaines B. Gilbert Ordnance Marine of the Year Award was Sgt. Blake A. Cooper, ordnance technician with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269. “I won this award because of the great leadership and outstanding ordinance Marines I work with every day,” said Cooper. “Every Marine in my ordinance shop deserves an award like this.” Lt. Col. Mark E. Van Skike, commanding officer for

HMLA-269 added that the squadron is extremely proud of Cooper and his accomplishments. Van Skike believes that this award speaks volumes about the caliber of Cooper and their ordnance division as a whole. “HMLA-269’s motto is ‘the first and the finest’ and this award has confirmed that Sgt. Cooper is not only one of our finest, but one of the finest in our Corps,” said Van Skike. The winner of the Keith B. McCutcheon Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron of the Year Award was Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461. Lt. Col. Nicholas A. Morris, commanding officer of HMH-461, said his squadron won the award because they always are always focused on the mission and the Marines. “HMH-461 Ironhorse is a phenomenal squadron and family,” said Morris. “Each member’s effort, focus, pride, and dedication to our great nation and Marine Corps is represented in (winning) the McCutcheon Trophy.” Morris said while in Afghanistan, Ironhorse moved hundreds of tons of supplies, passengers, planned and conducted numerous named operations, and conducted the tactical recovery of several aircraft. “Recognition as the best in our business is validation of the hard work, dedication, and focus of Ironhorse Marines, sailors, and families,” said Morris. “It does not change how we do business, but reinforces the pride we

have as members of the Ironhorse team.” The winner of the Fred McCorkle Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron of the Year Award was Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266. “This award gives our Marines and sailors something tangible to strive for and another reason to continue to put in the high level of work that they have been since we stood up in 2007,” said Capt. Pascal J. Gonzalez, VMM-266 Operations officer. “I believe that we won it because we have some of the best Marines in the aviation community.” In addition to winning Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron of the Year, VMM-266’s former tactics officer Maj. John E. Grunke won the Alfred A. Cunningham Aviator of the Year Award for actions performed while serving with VMM-266 last year. “Maj. Grunke is one of the most professional aviators I served with while on the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and he did VMM-266(REIN) proud,” said Gonzalez. “I think he represents the rest of the pilots that served with the aviation combat element with distinction, and will continue to live up to this great honor.” After setting the bar this high, these Marines will continue to make the air station proud and inspire the Marines to the left and right of them to win more awards next year.

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Capt. Wilbur S. Oles, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 flight officer flying with VMM-162, observes a KC-130J Hercules as it refuels his MV-22B Osprey. Aerial refueling is a necessary task that reduces flight planning requirements and possible limitations associated with fuel needs.

VMM-162 refuels under cover of darkness Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels

Aerial refueling is a difficult task to master and requires extensive training for pilots. As part of their ongoing proficiency, Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 conducted nighttime aerial refueling training, May 10. “Aerial refueling is an absolute force multiplier,” said Capt. Kyle G. Stuart, VMM-162 MV-22B Osprey pilot. “One of our greatest limitations, shared by aircraft of all types, is fuel. When planned for and properly coordinated, aerial refueling allows us to take off from anywhere, with a full passenger or cargo load, light on fuel, and then receive fuel from a KC-130J Hercules, extending our reach and mission capability.” Conducting aerial refueling can be a hard task to master during the day, but doing it in the dark adds a whole new dynamic. “Our field of view at night through goggles is reduced to 40 percent of that during the day,” said Stuart. “The greatest difficulty is a loss of depth perception and the ability to judge the rate of closure when using night vision devices.” Refueling at night is an important ability to keep proficient. Many operations in Afghanistan are done at night to provide a cover of darkness. “Night training is important because in combat, most of the flying is done at night,” said Cpl. Jeremy F. Provost, VMM-162 Osprey crew chief. “Flying at night is safer because the enemy can’t track the aircraft as easily. Night flying is

also difficult and hazardous, so it is important for the aircrew to train at night so they may be more proficient. We train like we fight.” The crew flew off the coast of Topsail Island where they met with a KC-130J from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. At 9,000 feet, the MV-22B pilots carefully flew the Osprey up to the suspended aerial refueling hose, a long refueling line with a basket hanging down from the tanker. The pilots had to carefully guide the Osprey’s refueling probe into the basket of the refueling hose. “The main difficultly of aerial refueling is perceived pressure,” said Stuart. “Basically, the pilot puts more pressure on himself or herself because of the additional anxiety of operating so close to another aircraft. The key piece of advice given to new students of aerial refueling is to not stare at the basket. Small, deliberate, smooth control, power and stick inputs are also important.” After successfully refueling, the Marines returned to New River a little more proficient at their job than when they took off earlier that day. “Once a pilot is trained to safely execute aerial refueling it becomes an extremely safe and viable option to reduce flight planning requirements and possible limitations associated with fuel needs,” said Stuart.

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Capt. Kyle G. Stuart, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 MV-22B Osprey pilot, conducts aerial refueling using a night vision device off the coast of Topsail Island, May 10. Using NVDs reduces visibility down to 40% and reduces depth perception making it hard to master.


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Sgt. Caleb M. Dye, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 CH-53E Super Stallion crew chief, observes as two Marines from 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion load into the helicopter, May 18. Marines from HMH-461 trained to perform casualty evacuations with members of 2nd MSOB.

HMH-461 trains to evacuate casualties Story and photo by Cpl. John Suleski

Marines take care of each other, no matter what differences may set individual Marines apart. Aviation support of ground units is no different, and can mean the difference between one of our own living or dying. In a deployed theater, ground Marines in trouble can signal air support for a casualty evacuation, said Sgt. Caleb M. Dye, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 CH-53E Super Stallion crew chief. To practice performing this maneuver, Marines of HMH-461 trained with members of 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion in a flight, May 18. The training allowed both sides to practice communicating with each other by sending and receiving nine-line orders for a CASEVAC mission, said Dye. The 2nd MSOB Marines also signaled the Super Stallion crews by throwing yellow smoke grenades. Another aspect of the training that tested the pilots was the landing zone itself, said Capt. Christopher D. Willis, HMH-461 Super Stallion pilot. The confined area made landing the large aircraft a difficult exercise for the whole crew. Dye explained due to their size Super Stallions do not normally perform CASEVAC missions. Smaller aircraft can land and takeoff faster than a CH-53E and make a harder target in an area

where Marines are already taking casualties. However, the ‘Ironhorse’ Marines practice it for a reason. “We still need to know how to do it because every now and then it does happen,” said Dye. For training purposes, the ground Marines took turns acting as casualties who needed to be carried to the helicopter. They used various methods, from a stretcher to two-man chairs and fireman’s carry. The Super Stallions carried three .50 caliber machine guns they would normally carry in a deployed environment to add realism to the training, said Dye. The ground Marines need to remain mindful of the ramp-mounted weapon while transporting the casualty inside the aircraft, he added. The weapons are also what make the flight a CASEVAC and not a medical evacuation, which are done by unarmed aircraft. The HMH-461 Marines successfully repeated the maneuver several times and gained valuable experience during the flight. Along with adding a few flight hours to his book, Willis said he enjoyed working with the Marines of 2nd MSOB. “We always like the opportunity to support our ground combat element wherever possible with their training,” he said.


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Keep safe from scams Michael S. Archer

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Each year, too many service members are ripped off by liars and thieves who target them. Usually, the problems are related to auto repair, complicated contracts, or financing of other consumer goods. I am happy to provide preventative law briefs about deceptive practices, the latest rip offs, and consumer rights and resources. Following a few rules will go a long way toward preventing consumer casualties. Here then, are the “secrets” of avoiding scams: Take your time. If he or she pushes you to buy immediately, or says the deal disappears unless you grab it now, you should run away. What he’s really saying is if you think about it, you’ll probably say no. Shop around. There are numerous stores, lenders, and dealers to choose from. Compare prices. You can avoid auto finance scams by getting a pre-approved loan at your bank before going to a dealership. Read the entire contract. Remember that the big print giveth and the small print taketh away. Unfortunately, consumers sometimes fail to read the contract, but then also compound the error by certifying that they did! Don’t sign anything you don’t understand. If the contract is confusing, don’t rely on the salesman’s explanation. Your best interests are not their priority. Get legal advice from your lawyer. Listen to what the salesman says, and then take the contract, hopefully unsigned, to a legal attorney or some other lawyer on your behalf for an explanation of its terms. If the seller refuses

to let you take the unsigned contract home for review, you probably want nothing to do with him. Get your legal advice early. Some consumer remedies have a relatively short fuse. Further, consulting with a legal attorney may also help prevent others from being similarly victimized. “Free” transportation is not free. When you get to the sales office, the salesman won’t give you return transport until you’ve made a purchase. Be careful about access to personal information. When possible, avoid giving out your credit card, bank account, or social security numbers. Don’t authorize anyone to debit your bank account. Be extremely wary of emails asking you to provide personal information. Never give out a credit number to someone who calls you on the phone. Spread the word. If you got ripped off, protect others by letting them know. The legal office can also help you file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission, the North Carolina Attorney General, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, or other appropriate government agencies. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Many people who are ripped off realize there is something fishy, but the smooth salesman overcomes that initial resistance and the victim, despite misgivings, falls for the scam. These victims think since they can’t figure out the seller’s trick, the deal must be okay. Nothing could be further from the truth. These are common sense rules that will dramatically reduce, but not eliminate, consumer victimization.

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Art a new weapon in war against PTSD Cpl. Andrew D. Johnston 2nd Marine Division

Not all fights in the Marine Corps are fought on the frontline; some are only skin deep. According to a 2008 study from the Center for Military Health Policy Research, 14.8 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return home with combat related post-traumatic stress disorder. Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C., is using the Art Therapy Program, which started in 2009, to help advance its mental health rehabilitation program and combat PTSD. Gala Elliott, an art therapist with Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Directorate of Mental Health, said when she arrived at the clinic, the therapy was still a pilot program. Now, weekly attendance is nearly 10 times larger, thanks to positive feedback and improvements in participants’ symptoms. “Art therapy is for people dealing with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, anxiety and depression,” said Elliott. “Really, anybody who wants to use a non-verbal approach for processing their combat injuries, either physical or psychological, will benefit from it.” During the group sessions, participants use a variety of art supplies, including paints, clay, markers, charcoal and images for collages, to express their thoughts, feelings and memories. Lance Cpl. Mark Reinhold, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, was a little skeptical when his doctor referred him to art therapy as part of his PTSD treatment. Once he got involved and noticed the changes, he was sold. “Really what happened with me, and what I see happen with a lot of other people, is it’s an escape from your everyday, sit-down-and-talk counseling session,” said Reinhold. “It’s a way to really figure out how you’re feeling without having someone digging at you. You figure it out for yourself without having to verbalize it. You figure it out for yourself without someone telling you.” Using art as a form of expression can subconsciously bring up underlying issues individuals don’t realize are there, Elliot explained. Once the issues are identified, they are easier to resolve, she said.

“It brings up things that are repressed – the thoughts and feelings that are lying underneath your consciousness,” said Elliot. “Then you put it on paper through art and, once you take a step back to reflect on the art, you’ll see that it’s showing you a part of yourself that you might not even know is there.” One of Elliot’s groups held an art expo May 3 to help raise awareness about PTSD and the benefits of art therapy. For Reinhold this was well out of his comfort zone, but thanks to the therapy, he said it helped him deal with his PTSD symptoms. “I had really bad anxiety problems, but after doing this kind of treatment, I’ve definitely seen improvements,” said Reinhold. “I mean, hell, I’m here doing this expo and, normally, I can’t be around crowds of people. It’s helping me cope with these types of issues, and I’m meeting new people.” Elliot believes one reason art therapy affects PTSD patients the way it does is recent evidence shows creative thinking and activities can have a kind of healing effect on the brain. “The more and more research science is doing shows creative experiences, such as art, stimulates certain parts of the brain that can help in recovering from traumatic events, either physical or psychological,” said Elliot. “So to have someone who couldn’t find the words to verbalize their emotions and memories finally have an outlet through art, it can be a heavy weight lifted off their conscience.” All of the therapy is completely confidential and available to anyone with a referral from their primary care physician or medical officer. Individual sessions can be arranged, and group sessions are offered weekly. According to Reinhold, “If you’re battling PTSD, you won’t be disappointed!” “I’ve been doing this for a few months now, and I’ve definitely noticed a difference,” said Reinhold. “My other therapies started to become easier, my anxiety is way down, and just overall, I feel better. Anyone dealing with combatrelated stress is going to walk away from this therapy a better person. Some people might not take it seriously, and I didn’t at first, but I can tell you I’m handling situations better and this therapy really does work.”

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Engineers train to repair airfields Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Estrada ROTOVUE Staff

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 engineering platoon went to an airfield damage repair training site to hone their skills, May 17. In a simulated event, Marines took over an enemy airfield. They needed to repair the runway and get it up to the standards of the Marine Corps, so the Marines can start using it, said 2nd Lt. Andy Mathes, officer in charge. The Marines started by sending a damage assessment team onto the airfield, said Cpl. Adriane Pachicano, damage assessment team leader. They used a grid-line paper to create a scaled model of the landing field and a rolling measuring wheel to give exact location of the damages, Pachicano added. Once information was documented and sent up the chain of command, the Marines waited for orders from higher and the repair materials to arrive. After the materials arrived and the orders were given, the Marines went to work. The Marines can have a tousled runway up and running in as little as an hour, Pachicano commented.

To meet the minimum requirement for a Marine Corps airfield, all the holes on the runway must be filled. To repair a hole, the Marines cut in to the concrete with a concrete saw. They cut a square around the damaged area and use a pneumatic jackhammer to remove two inches of damaged concrete. After the debris is removed and the ground is made as flat as possible, the area is repaired with Pavemend. Pavemend is a quick-set concrete that heats itself to more than 100 degrees and becomes rock solid in five minutes, said Pachicano. It is harder than the concrete around it and will last longer, he added. The Marines also completed another training scenario where an explosion occurred on the runway and the damage extended into the soil. In this case, an airfield damage repair kit is brought on scene. The kit contains a multi-terrain loader and the necessary equipment for a multi-level operation, Pachicano said. A multi-terrain loader is a small piece of equipment, similar to a bulldozer, with interchangeable parts that can move material, sweep runways and assist in the overall repair of the airfield. After the training was complete, the runway was ready for use. The Marines go through this training once a quarter to maintain a high state of readiness, said Pachicano. The engineers completed the training without a hitch, he added.

Combat engineers with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 combat engineering platoon repair a damaged section of an airfield with a jackhammer, May 17. Photo by Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Estrada

New simulator saves money, trains crew chiefs Lance Cpl. Martin R. Egnash ROTOVUE Staff

Pilots who train aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River have had the luxury of state-of-the-art simulators for years. But soon, enlisted Marines will have access to a topnotch simulator facility of their own. The enlisted simulator, known as the Marine Common Aircrew Trainer Prototype 1, is the first of its kind in the Marine Corps. It resembles the back half of a CH-53E Super Stallion, surrounded by a circular projection screen. The images encompassing the simulator combined with floor vibrations give trainees the sensation of flying, without having the high cost of an actual flight. “It costs roughly $20,000 for every hour of actual flight time, when you add up all the fuel and maintenance required to fly (a CH-53E),” said Staff Sgt. Michael Raborn, Marine Aviation Training Systems Site staff noncommissioned officer in charge with Marine Aircraft Group 29. “With this new simulator, aircrew can train up to 10 hours per day and it costs only $600 per flight hour. That saves the Marine Corps a lot of money.” The simulator is equipped with a GAU-15A machine gun for crew chiefs to practice weapons training and an opening in the center of the helicopter’s cabin known as a “hell hole” to practice external load simulations. “It’s hard to get opportunities to do weapons training or external load flights whenever you need to,” said Raborn. “With this new aircrew trainer, Marines will be able to work

on whatever they want, whenever they want.” The simulator not only runs through these scenarios with the crew chiefs, but it can be synchronized with pilots in other simulators so they can work together. “Helicopters fly as a team,” said Raborn. “If pilots and crew chiefs train separately, it doesn’t reflect what actually happens. A lot of our training focuses on communication between the pilots flying the aircraft and the aircrew in the back.” The aircrew trainer can run simulations in any kind of weather, and in places all around the world. The tactical environment can also be manipulated by instructors to add enemy combatants and targets such as insurgents, tanks and other aircraft. “We can do a lot more stuff with this than we can with a real aircraft,” said Raborn. One thing that separates this from traditional training is the entire aircraft simulator can be controlled by the instructor using a modified Xbox 360 controller. “The entire process is somewhat like a video game for adults,” joked Raborn. “But the new breed of crew chiefs has grown up with controllers like these, and they are comfortable using them.” Currently the aircrew simulator is undergoing testing to make sure it is ready for use aboard the air station. “We’ve been testing simulations with this machine for years,” said Richard Stilson, one of the civilian engineers and programmer the air station is using to test the simulator. “For the government to accept any large scale project like this, they need to be certain all the requirements are met.”

Master Gunnery Sgt. Anthony Rahatt, Naval Air Force Atlantic Expeditionary Strike Group readiness maintenance chief, tests out the GAU-15A machine gun mounted inside the Marine Common Aircrew Trainer prototype scheduled to open later this summer. The simulator will be used to help train the next generation of crew chiefs. Photo by Lance Cpl. Martin R. Egnash

Stilson said a lot of testing is done to make sure it can handle the large number of Marines who are going to train on it. “This trainer is going to have more aircrew come through it than any other single aircraft,” said Stilson. As of right now, this is the only simulator of its kind in the Marine Corps and is intended to be used primarily for operational and training squadrons aboard the air station. If the enlisted crew chief simulator passes all its tests, it will begin offering enlisted Marines high-quality three-dimensional training as early as August.

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Veterans pedal from wall to wall to remember fallen Lance Cpl. Ryan Joyner ROTOVUE Staff

The Wall to Wall Cross Country Bicycle Ride is a 4,263 mile journey across the southern half of the United States from Bakersfield, Calif. to Washington D.C. Two Iraq War veterans are taking on the challenge to raise awareness and support for the nation’s veterans. The Wall to Wall ride is part of the Jeremy Staat Foundation. Through the foundation, Staat works as a motivational speaker in classrooms throughout the nation, recalling his life experiences and sharing other veteran’s experiences. Staat and Wesley Barrientos have been riding since Feb. 19 and plan to make it to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day. During their trip across the country, they passed through the Jacksonville, N.C. area May 18-19. Staat is a retired NFL Player, former United States Marine and an Iraq War veteran and founder of the foundation. Barrientos is also an Iraq War veteran who served in the United States Army. The two met while volunteering at the Wall of Valor project in Bakersfield. “Jeremy, being the athlete that he is, came up with a

great idea of wanting to run across the country to raise veteran awareness,” said Barrientos. “I said that’s not going to happen, I don’t have any legs.” On Barrientos’ third deployment to Iraq his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, where he was severely wounded and later had both legs amputated. “He asked if I could bicycle and I mentioned I could hand crank with my arms; they make bicycles for arms,” said Barrientos. The ride is planned to last 100 days and cross 15 states. Staat and Barrientos will make 71 stops across the country on their journey. “We’re riding for four different reasons: to raise awareness about veteran suicide, a more efficient Veteran Affairs system, veteran information centers on college campuses and childhood obesity,” said Staat. The foundation also provides motivational speeches at schools, where veterans can share what it is like to serve their country. “A lot of kids in school don’t know what a veteran is, even those who have a veteran in their family,” said Barrientos. “We’re doing this cross-country bike ride to change that.” So far, the two have been traveling for around three months and have about 345 miles left to go to their destination at the Vietnam War Memorial.

Jeremy Statt and Wesley Barrientos, Iraq War veterans, are cycling across the country to raise awareness and support for veterans. They plan to arrive at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day. Photo courtesy of the Jeremy Staat Foundation

Pastors tour New River to explore Marines’ lives Lance Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels ROTOVUE Staff

Three Evangelical Methodist Church conference superintendents toured Marine Corps Air Station New River, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Camp Geiger, May 8-9. The tour allowed the pastors to see some of the aspects of the day-to-day life of Marines and the kind of impact chaplains have on them. The pastors visited many places including the School of Infantry East, multiple simulators around the air station and the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Lejeune. While at SOI, the chaplains were briefed on the challenges Marines face and how religious services and guidance can help guide them through some of their struggles. “One of the great parts of chaplain ministry is coming into Marines’ lives during difficult times and really just getting to help them in a positive way,” said Lt. Cmdr. Marc H. Massie, MCAS New River command chaplain. “It’s a great feeling, but it’s not about the feeling; it’s about making a difference. That is why we do it.” After a morning of briefs, the pastors visited the indoor simulated marksmanship trainer and fired simulated

Harold Thompson, Evangelical Methodist Church conference superintendent and prior Marine, flys an AH-1W Super Cobra simulator aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, May 8. The pastors from the Evangelical Methodist church visited the air station, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Camp Geiger to get a better understanding of a Marine’s everyday life. Photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels

weapons including the .50 caliber machine gun and the M249 squad automatic weapon. Harold Thompson, Evangelical Methodist Church conference superintendent and prior service Marine, commented on how much more complicated being a Marine seems now. He said seeing the kind of decisions

the young leaders in the Marine Corps have to make today really gave him a new appreciation for the challenges Marines face. The pastors’ visit concluded with the cobra flight simulator. Each member of the tour got flight time after a lesson by Michael Wood, contract simulator instructor. The next morning, the chaplains visited the Wounded Warrior Battalion aboard Camp Lejeune. “It was a big eye opener for the pastors I took,” said Massie. “One of the pre-conceived notions dispelled was that everybody in the Wounded Warrior Battalion was in hospital beds and had obvious injuries. They didn’t realize that many of these Marines would be up and walking around with wounds you cannot see, like post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. To help them see this and realize how the military takes care of their Marines was very educational for them.” The tour allowed Massie to show the pastors what he does every day and how it differs from what they may expect. Civilian clergy often think chaplains do not perform real ministry like they do. To bring them in and show them the ministry that we do with Marines, sailors, and the families helped them understand the similarities and differences of our ministries, Massie added.

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When the Marine Corps learned to fly Lance Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels ROTOVUE Staff

It was always a dream of mankind to fly. Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first documented controlled, powered and sustained human flight. Less than five years later, the Navy tried to adopt a flight program. The secretary of the Navy turned down the request stating, “the department does not consider that the development of the aeroplane has progressed sufficiently at this time for use in the Navy.” By 1910, Glenn Curtiss, aviation pioneer and pilot trainer, was training sailors to be pilots. Among the skills taught were bombing runs and carrier landings, according to U.S. Centennial of Flight Commemoration, 2003. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham, reported in for flight school on May 22, 1912. After training for less than three hours he was conducting his own solo flights. After his graduation as Naval Aviator No. 5, May 22nd has become the official date for the birth of Marine Corps aviation, according to Thomas T. Craven, author of History of Aviation in the United States Navy.

Due to his quick learning and expertise with the Wright Brothers’ Model B-1 seaplane, Cunningham was coined the “father of Marine Corps Aviation.” At the kickoff of World War I, the Marine Corps’ Aviation program consisted of only five aviators and 30 enlisted men. Through the period of the war, the number of men grew substantially to 282 officers and 2,180 enlisted men. Once the war was over and the importance of aviation in combat proved to be worthy, Congress authorized 1,020 aviators and established permanent air stations at Quantico, Va.; Parris Island, S.C.; and San Diego, Calif. states WWII: Marine Fighting Squadron Nine by Jesse C. Barrow. On May 3, 1925, the Marine Corps was officially part of the Navy’s Aeronautical Organization because of Rear Adm. William A. Moffett, former chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics, issuing a directive officially authorizing three Marine squadrons. Ground and air units were officially united in December 1963 when the Marine Air-Ground Task Force was created as a result of Marine Corps Order 3120.3 stating substantial combat forces of both Marine aviation and Marine ground units are included in the task organization of participating Marine forces under a single

1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham is known as being the father of Marine Corps Aviation. After reporting to flight school in May 22,1912, he conducted solo flights after only three hours of training. Photo from the Marine Corps Historical Division

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Kickball, safety go hand-in-foot Cpl. John Suleski


“Kick with conviction!” “Where’d you learn to throw a ball?” These are not words normally said during a safety stand-down. But, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 conducted a safety stand-down with a unique twist at a field by the marina aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, May 10. Most classroom-style summer safety training Marines go through include dry materials that can put even the most caffeine-wired devil dog to sleep, so the leaders of the light attack helicopter squadron tried something more physical. To keep Marines engaged, the leaders of HMLA-269 experimented mixing the safety classes with a kickball tournament. The games provided a break in between each class so the Marines could focus on something else and then provide complete attention to the training, said 1st Lt. Tyler C. Boring, HMLA-269 AH-1W Cobra pilot.

“It’s a good way to keep everybody engaged as opposed to them sitting through the briefs,” he said. “They’re burning off energy and building camaraderie.” Running and kicking under the sun meant that precautions needed to be taken by the players. Fortunately, the Marines learned about hot-weather dangers like heat stroke, dehydration and heat exhaustion through the classes taught by other Gunrunners. Boring said the Marines also learned about fire dangers, water safety and motorcycle safety. With the season of summer fun coming, Marines might be tempted to start bonfires, go boating on the New River or ride a dirt bike. However, they should try not to burn themselves or others, sail without a flotation device, or ride without a helmet. With intermittent games of kicking, running and diving through mud, the training event was a success, said Lance Cpl. Joseph E. Barry, HMLA-269 UH-1N Huey crew chief. “It’s better than sitting in a room staring at the ground pretending you’re listening,” he joked. “Kickball is a great idea.”

A Marine from of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 slips in mud as he tries to retrieve a ball, May 10. Photo by Cpl. John Suleski

Two Marines from Marine Light Attach Helicopter Squadron 269 miss the ball during a game of kickball, May 10. Photo by Cpl. John Suleski

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Leatherneck ComedyTour breaks Marines’bearing Lance Cpl. Martin R. Egnash ROTOVUE Staff

The Leatherneck Comedy Tour came to an outdoor stage aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, May 11. It included three comedy acts and one musical performance. “We wanted to give the Marines an opportunity to let their hair down and have a good time,” said Jeffrey A. Clifton, air station Single Marine Program coordinator. “They work hard and deserve to have fun.” The first comedian to perform was Kyle Martin, an up and coming entertainer who likes to tell stories about his past. This was Martin’s first time performing on a Marine installation. “I’m really excited to perform for Marines,” he said prior to his performance. “This will be a great change of pace for me.” During his act, Martin talked about various aspects of modern life, such as how toilet paper advertisements generally over-exaggerate the product, and how conversations on Facebook would never happen in the real world. The next act featured Marina Franklin, a New York based comic who has appeared on The Jay Leno Show, Chappelle Show and NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 2. “Dealing with Marines is wonderful,” said Franklin. “Here, everyone’s respectful and supportive. It makes me

feel good about myself and then I get to go make them feel good. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship.” The final comedy act was performed by Sarah Tiana, a Los Angeles comic who told jokes about growing up in the Southern United States as well as her theories on dating and sports. Tiana is experienced with performing for the military and recently completed her 10th comedy tour to troops overseas. “I come from a small military town in Georgia, so I’ve always identified with Marines and soldiers,” said Tiana. When the comedy acts were done, the show finished off with musical performance by Erika Jayne, whose last year’s single “Party People” was the sixth of her albums to reach number one on the Billboard Dance Chart. She performed a 30-minute show for the audience, during which Marines moved their chairs closer to the stage to get a better view, and a few even got on-stage and danced with them. “I’m just glad they had as much fun as we had,” said Jayne. “It’s my first time performing for Marines. It’s a great honor to show our respect for them and show them a good time.” More than 1,000 Marines and sailors came to watch the show and after hearing the songs, watching the dancing and listening to the jokes, the Marines and sailors left the stage area with their bearing just a little bit broken.

Sarah Tiana, a stand-up comedian with the Leatherneck Comedy Tour, makes Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River laugh, May 11. Photo by Lance Cpl. Martin R. Egnash

Personal trainers make Marines stronger, faster Lance Cpl. Martin R. Egnash ROTOVUE Staff

Physical fitness is an important part of being a Marine. Whether trying to get the best physical fitness test score possible, or trying to get those “rock-hard” abs, Marines are always trying to improve themselves. One way Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River can make noticeable athletic improvements is to utilize the air station’s personal trainers. Personal trainers with the Semper Fit program are here to give one-on-one assistance to beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes aboard the air station. Personal trainers can cost a small fortune off base, however, the personal trainers on the air station are free to all active-duty Marines and sailors. When utilized, they can provide feedback, assist with proper form and improve physical fitness scores. “Our goal is to push you,” said fitness trainer Miriam Jones. “We want to push you further than you can go on your own but maintain technique. You don’t see big gains when technique drops.” Jones explained when people train on their own they often fall into a rhythm. While in this rhythm, most people don’t push themselves to their boundaries. “You need somebody there to tell you when you’re slacking off,” said Jones. “Otherwise, your form would suffer.” Jones said even though people around the world have been

Miriam Jones, a personal trainer with Marine Corps Air Station New River’s Semper Fit program, works with Sgt. Stephanie C. Jones, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 aviation technician, May 11. The goal of personal trainers is to improve the athletic ability of their clients through proper lifting techniques, engaging the core muscles and taking cardio to a whole new level. Photo by Lance Cpl. Martin R. Egnash

using personal trainers with great success, many Marines are reluctant to ask for their assistance. “Sometimes Marines have that way about them where they think they’re the best. They don’t ask for help because they think they’re the biggest or the strongest. A lot of time throwing around

weights isn’t the best judge of strength,” said Jones. “If you accept the little bit of humility it takes to listen to a personal trainer, even the best athletes see drastic improvement,” said Cpl. Naomi R. Humfleet, one of Jones’ students. “When I came in here, I thought I was in great shape, but now I’m the best I’ve ever been.” If Marines want to specifically utilize personal trainers to improve physical fitness test scores, the personal trainers have ways to help. “Miriam worked a lot on my lung capacity during cardio training,” said Humfleet. “She also has me doing different types of cardio, so I’m constantly out of my comfort zone. Now I run faster than I did when I was 19.” In addition to improving run times, Jones said she likes to work on peoples’ core. “You use your core with everything,” said Jones. “That’s why we train your core so much.” One of the hardest parts of the physical fitness test for a lot of Marines is the pull-up/flexed-arm-hang segment. The air station personal trainers’ solution for this is a strong back. “When you lift weights properly, you’ll have a strong back; then pull-ups aren’t an issue,” said Jones. The air station plans on doubling the number of personal trainers with the new fitness center scheduled to open this summer. This will allow more opportunities for Marines to put in time with a personal trainer. For more information, call the Semper Fit athletics department at 910-449-5845.

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(Top right) THAI MUANG, Kingdom of Thailand - Gunnery Sgt. Miller Daceus shovels dirt during a volunteer project at an orphanage, May 15. Daceus hails from Del Rey Beach, Fla., and serves as the administrative chief for Combat Logistics Battalion 11, which provides logistics and services for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit embarked the ship, as well as USS Makin Island and USS New Orleans in San Diego Nov. 14, beginning a sevenmonth deployment to the Western Pacific, Horn of Africa and Middle East regions. Photo by

Cpl. Tommy Huynh

(Top left) USS MAKIN ISLAND - Cpl. Joseph E. Sasamoto shoulders a surface-to-air missile launcher during search-and-scan training aboard USS Makin Island, May 11. The 20-yearold San Jose, Calif., native serves as a low-altitude air-defense gunner with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 286 (Reinforced), the aviation combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit embarked the ship, as well as USS New Orleans and USS Pearl Harbor in San Diego Nov. 14, beginning a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific, Horn of Africa and Middle East regions. Photo by Lance Cpl. Claudia M. Palacios

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELHI, Afghanistan - U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Matthew Palma (right), commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines Regiment and Sgt. Maj. Andrew Cece, 3rd Bn., 3rd Marines sergeant major, case the battalion battle colors to symbolize the end of their mission, May 14. During the ceremony, ‘America’s Battalion’ officially transferred control of coalition positions in Garmsir district to Kilo Co., 3rd Bn., 8th Marines. Photo by Cpl. Ammon W. Carter

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - Max, a working military dog, bites a suspect, Sgt. Agustin G. Garcia, Provost Marshal’s Office kennel master, in order to allow his handler, Sgt. Johnathon E. Pierce, PMO chief K-9 trainer, to catch up to the suspect during a demonstration for the students of Matthew C. Perry Elementary School, May 14. A K-9 can not only provide a better way to stop suspects but can also deter some suspects from breaking the law. Photo by Pfc. Nicholas Rhoades

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Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 explosive ordnance disposal Marines went to an EOD range on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to sharpen their skills, May 8. They used an M795 high-explosive round to test methods of using explosives to render improvised explosive devices inert and save the surrounding area from damage when an IED is too dangerous to remove. The Marines tested on the M795 because the round has a longer effective range and greater explosive range than the M107 155mm high explosive round. M795 is packed with TNT and has a high fragmentation steel casing. It is also larger and has different properties than the M107 round, said Master Sgt. Richard Oldham, staff noncommissioned officer in charge. Since the EOD manuals the Marines use have the older M107 155mm high-explosive round specifications in them, the EOD Marines wanted to perform tests on the M795 round to see what combination of standard techniques would work with the new round, said Sgt. Jeffrey Gerhards, EOD technician. The EOD Marines try to use the right amount of explosive to crack the outside of the round without setting off the shell. When the round is cracked and the explosives on the inside have not detonated, the Marines have a chance to make the IED inert and remove it safely without injuring people or damaging property, said Gerhards. The Marines put the round into a sand pit and strategically placed an explosive on the weakest part of the M795. The Marines wired the explosives to blow, cleared the area and climbed into a bunker.

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They sent the signal and a pop that sounded like several large firecrackers going off. “That wasn’t it,” said Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Lindsey, EOD officer. After Lindsey and Oldham got out of the bunker and inspected the area, the Marines set up the round for a second round of explosions. They turned the ammunition 180 degrees, to put explosives on a new area of the shell. They doubled the amount of explosives, put them on the round and returned to the bunker. They blew the load of explosives again with the same results. They repeated the test several times and found several different ways dismantling the round did not work. They started with a small amount of explosives and continued to increase the amount until they were almost out of blasting caps. With their blasting caps running low, they decided they would put several blocks of explosives on to the 155mm round to make sure the round would blow up. During this exercise, the Marines were not able to crack the outer hull of the shell to reach the TNT on the inside but they will continue to develop the standard operating procedures for disposing of the new round. This time the shock wave was much stronger and the concussion echoed across the ranges and shook the ground. After seeing the six-foot hole the ammunition left, the Marines learned the capabilities of the 155mm round and what it takes to destroy one. Although they did not destroy it the way they wanted to, they will take what they learned and try again to continue the development of EOD techniques.

Learning new EOD techniques one explosion at a time Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Manuel A. Estrada

Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 explosive ordnance disposal Marines prepare small quantities of explosive material to dismantle an M795 high-explosive round, May 8. MWSS-272 EOD Marines went to an EOD range on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune with a high-explosive 155 mm round to test methods of using explosives to render improvised explosives devices inert or save the surrounding area from damage when an IED is too dangerous to remove.

A Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 explosive ordnance disposal Marine attaches a small explosive to an M795 high-explosive round, May 8. MWSS-272 EOD Marines went to an EOD range on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune with a high-explosive 155 mm round to test methods of using explosives to render improvised explosives devices inert or save the surrounding area from damage when an IED is too dangerous to remove.


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Marines take senior citizens to prom Lance Cpl. Ryan Joyner ROTOVUE Staff

Residents of the Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center shared a night of laughter, dancing and fun with Marines from Marine Corps Air Station New River during their 13th annual senior prom, May 16. The Single Marine Program aboard the air station coordinated with Premier for Marines to attend the resident’s prom and maintain a good relationship with community. Approximately 20 Marines in their dress and service uniforms, from different squadrons aboard the air station, came to show their support and brighten the lives of the prom attendees. “The residents really look forward to the prom and talk about the stories from the previous year’s prom with such excitement long afterward,” said Allysha Koury, Premier’s activities director. The residents were dressed to impress in their outfits and gowns. The Salvation Army donated dresses to the residents so they could look pretty and all dressed up for their dates, said Koury. “This is my first time volunteering for this, but I am excited,” said Staff Sgt. Daniel Shirley, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 quality assurance assistant staff noncommissioned officer. “It

is great to get out and build strong ties with community” The stereotype that nursing homes have gained as places of depression and death simply isn’t true, said Koury. When the residents were introduced to their dates for the night their faces light up with joy and excitement. “We’ve done this for 13 years and every year it gets bigger and better,” she added. “Marines coming to the prom let the residents know they aren’t forgotten by the community.” The balloons and banner adorned dance room was filled as the Marines and their dates listened to and danced to classic oldies that reminded the residents of their youths. When not dancing, the Marines and their dates ate finger food and laughed while telling stories. “This year we had a much better turnout compared to last year and I am glad,” said Jeffrey Clifton, SMP coordinator. Once all the fun and excitement of the night began to come to a close, the Marines and their dates thanked each other for the night and said their goodbyes while celebrating another prom well done.




During Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s 13th annual senior prom, Marines from Marine Corps Air Station New River came to show their support for the community and volunteered to show the residents a good time with music, dancing and conversation, May 16. Photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Joyner


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Hurricane Season 2012

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Store non-perishable food, drinking water and medications Trim trees and bushes to reduce damage in extreme wind Buy plywood to reinforce windows (duct tape doesn’t work) Keep candles and extra batteries for radios and flashlights Get house or renter’s insurance and understand the policy Find a shelter in the area and determine the best route to it Keep vehicles full of fuel and have cash readily available During a hurricane, stay in an interior room of a building

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Maj. David Williams, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron executive officer, discusses voting rights at the H&HS information fair located in the H&HS hangar, May 10. The Marines were given knowledge and were able to ask questions about anything concerning the right to vote. Photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels

Marine FCU Wins National Award On March 21, Marine FCU won the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award in Washington, DC.

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All personnel are requested to report any suspicious activities, persons, vehicles and equipment to the Operation “Eagle Eyes” hotline at (910) 451-3333.

It was awarded to Marine FCU for raising over $98,000 through their annual charity golf tournament and through employees who raised monies for the Team Little Guy Bike Challenge … volunteers rode their bikes to North Carolina military bases, finishing up at Marine FCU’s Corporate Headquarters in 2010. The proceeds went to Hope For The Warriors, a national, nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

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26thMEUreturnshomefromfleetweekcelebrations Cpl. Michael S. Lockett 26th MEU

From April 9, 2012, when they departed aboard the USS Wasp from Norfolk Naval Station, Va., to May 2, 2012, when they returned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., the Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit supported fleet week celebrations in New Orleans and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., representing the inherent strength of today’s Navy-Marine Corps team to the local people. “The number one goal was to let the American public have a chance to see the 26th MEU,” said Capt. Glenn Jensen, force protection officer with 26th MEU, and lead planner for both events. More than 35,000 visitors toured the USS Wasp. Marines from Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment displayed their equipment and answered questions. MEU and company personnel also completed community projects in each port. The Marines and sailors left a lasting impact in both cities. The 26th MEU set out aboard the USS Wasp, heading south to

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marginally warmer and significantly more humid climes, arriving in New Orleans, April 17. Marines wasted no time in taking to the town and exploring all the sights and sounds it had to offer. The next day, the work began. Marines scraped fences, received awards, attended luncheons in their honor, entered cooking contests, and enjoyed the soul and hospitality that earns New Orleans part of its distinctive aura. “It was a chance for the Marines to get out and see an American public that truly appreciates the sacrifices these Marines made,” said Jensen. For many, this was their first time in the city. Marines and sailors explored the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, listened to jazz, and ate the local cuisine. The city received the 26th MEU with zest, and the Marines and sailors showed their appreciation until their departure April 23, as the USS Wasp turned and steamed down the vast Mississippi River. While sailing to Florida, Marines and sailors celebrated the 45th birthday of the 26th MEU, April 24. “This was the first MEU to embark upon USS Wasp for its maiden voyage back in 1991, so you couldn’t find a more fitting background or location

to have this ceremony,” said Col. Matthew G. St. Clair, the unit’s commanding officer, during the celebration. After sailing east, the Marines took to the flight deck, manning the rails one cool, breezy morning as the Wasp pulled into Port Everglades, April 25. The Marines of 26th MEU were welcomed at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and took part in the opening ceremony of Fleet Week Port Everglades alongside the sailors of all six participating ships. The Marines enjoyed the beaches of Florida, while also fanning out across the area to interact with a number of schools, hospitals, and nursing homes, spreading the goodwill of the unit around the area. The Marines departed Florida, April 30, heading north to allow the Marines to disembark by Landing Craft Air Cushion and Landing Craft Utility on Onslow Beach and Radio Island along the North Carolina shoreline. After a weekend of rest, the Marines of the MEU begin preparations for their upcoming deployment. “Now that we’re back, we get right back into it,” said Jensen. “Individual predeployment training and offsite planning starts immediately.”

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Domestic violence harmful to developing children Dr. Leslie H. Slosky

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My brother and his wife fight. I mean they physically go at it. I tried to talk with them about this as I am sure it hurts the kids. They say that their kids are too young to really know what’s going on and most of the time they’re asleep. The kids are two and four. Who is right? There was a time in the not too distant past when parents thought domestic violence, fighting in front of the kids was just “family stuff.” No big deal, just Saturday night at the Jones’. The belief was that unless someone got really hurt no one had the right to interfere. The thinking too was that children were better off in a two parent home, even one where physical violence was present, than in a single parent home. Recent research has indicated that children are harmed by being witnesses to domestic violence and that a single parent home without violence is definitely healthier. Another issue is the idea that because children are in bed or in another room that they do not know what is happening. This is seldom the case. Children in homes where domestic violence occurs may not understand exactly what is

going on, but they understand anger and the sights and sounds of someone they love being hurt. Recent research has shown that being a witness to domestic violence changes a child’s brain in ways that are often permanent. Children who have been exposed to parental violence show changes similar to those of soldiers in combat. They become hyperaware of the world around, over-reacting to people and situations that appear dangerous. The changes in the brain of the child make him or her more likely to suffer from depression. In addition, child witnesses have poor social skills, difficulty controlling their emotions, and behavioral problems. Often child witnesses feel they must take sides or become the champion of one parent or another. Boys may side with their dads and begin to treat their sisters or other women with disrespect, or the reverse, feel they must protect their mothers. The latter frequently results in further violence between father and son. Girls often ally with their mothers and compensate by becoming little adults who take over parental roles in the family. Often girls who have witnessed their fathers abuse their mothers pick similar men to marry and become abused wives themselves. Children understand fear and anger and they react by becoming

PUBLIC NOTICE Proposed Remedial Action Plan Operable Unit 16, Site 89 And Restoration Advisory Board Meeting Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune You are invited to a public meeting and the next Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting scheduled for May 24, 2012. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM with a public meeting and comment period followed by the RAB meeting. Additional details about the public meeting and RAB meeting are provided below. The meeting is scheduled at the following location: Coastal Carolina Community College Business Technology Building, Room 102 444 Western Boulevard Jacksonville, NC 28546 Public Meeting The Department of the Navy (DON) is inviting public comment on the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for Operable Unit 16, Site 89 located on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The PRAP identifies and discuss the preferred alternatives for groundwater and surface water remediation activities at Site 89. In accordance with 40 CFR 300.430(f)(2), the assessment of human health and environmental risk information and the preferred alternative is summarized in the PRAP for Site 89. The preferred alternative for Site 89 includes horizontal air sparging, a downgradient permeable reactive barrier, surface water aerators, monitored natural attenuation, and land use controls. The PRAP is based upon the findings of previous site related documents contained in the DON’s Administrative Record for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The PRAP and other background documentation are available for public review in the Administrative Record and are located on the internet at The website and a hard copy version of the Site 89 PRAP are also available at: Onslow County Public Library 58 Doris Avenue East Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 455 7350

watchful and alert. They develop poor concentration, thus doing poorly in school. They begin getting headaches and stomachaches. Some children act out in the form of behavioral problems. What you can do: Getting your brother and his wife to stop fighting in front of the kids would be a good first step. Unless you can convince them that they are hurting the kids, they are unlikely to stop. Present your brother and his wife with research on child witnesses. Encourage them to seek counseling. Do not be surprised if your efforts are rejected. Don’t cut off your brother’s family. They need you even if you feel that they are not listening. Most importantly, you can become a safe place for nieces or nephews. Reassure them they can always come to you. Spend time with them with or without their parents. Offer to have them spend the night if you can tell things are tense at your brother’s house. Stay calm if they seem distressed and listen to their concerns when they share them. Finally, you may need to take action. Physical fighting in front of the children is a form of child neglect and should be reported to the Department of Social Services. This is very hard for most people to do, but children need protection from harm and there is no longer any doubt that domestic violence hurts not only the couple involved but their children as well.

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Applications may be picked up at the Red Cross office main side located across from Camp Lejeune Thrift Store, or at the Red Cross office in Navy Hospital, or at the Red Cross office New River. Completed applications turned into any office by June 11, 2012. The Program will run: June 25 – August 10, 2012 Orientation Date: Tuesday June 19, 2012 at the Red Cross office mainside building 1108 Birch Street. You will have your choice of attending an orientation from 1300-­‐1400 or 1800-­‐1900. One parent must attend the orientation with the youth. The program is open to ages 14 -­‐17 who are military I.D. card holders. Volunteers must be at least 15 to volunteer at the hospital. HIPAA certification is required for all volunteers to work in the hospital. The HIPAA must be completed by the orientation date. HIPAA information is available: For any questions or concerns contact Marilyn Smith at *******Call to sign up at 910-­‐451-­‐2173*******

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Cells in the human body grow, divide and repeat the process several times during a person’s lifetime. Sometimes cells reproduce abnormally and become cancer. Almost 300,000 women are diagnosed with the disease and less than 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, according to http://ww5. Lance Cpl. Angela Khan, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 maintenance expediter, is partnering up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to raise money for breast cancer awareness, which affects one in eight women in the U.S. Although Khan does not have any immediate family members who suffered from the disease, she has many friends whose family members’ lives have been cut short by cancer. She said she is doing this because everyone deserves a lifetime. As of May 9, Kahn has collected more than $1,000 by selling cookies and bracelets, and collecting donations from Marines. She hopes to raise $2,300 before going to Boston in July where she will participate in a threeday 60-mile walk to rally

awareness and raise money for the cure, July 27 through 29. The organization started when Susan G. Komen died of breast cancer in 1982. Her sister, Nancy G. Brinker, promised she would do all she could to cure the cancer that took her sister’s life. This started the global movement to fight and stop breast cancer, according to The organization has raised more than $1 billion since its inception. Kahn is asking for help from the Marine Corps Air Station New River community to reach her goal of $2,300 by July 21. She will be having a car wash in the future, and continue to sell cookies and bracelets. Every dollar helps, she said. She has a binder she keeps with all the names of the people who have supported her efforts. It is full of people who have donated to the cause from one dollar all the way up to $20. She puts the names of people who donates money to her on, so anyone can see who has supported her. If anyone would like to help support Kahn in her efforts to raise money to fight breast cancer, they can reach her at 203-3086445.

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211 DARTMOOR TRAIL- 3BR/2BA home in Shetland Farms located on a spacious lot with privacy yard and screened porch. The massive 13x28 kitchen comes fully equipped with upgraded stainless steel. Appliances and beautiful ceramic tile flooring. Four bedrom septic tank already in place for future addition of a 4th bedroom! $195,900 @ 4% for 30 yrs= $935.26 per month, 0 down, P&I. Lois Hutchins 910-330-4481

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 108 DOGWOOD DRIVE, SWANSBORO $119,000- Located within 5 minutes of Emerald Isle. About mid-way between Camp Lejeune & Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 8 6 6 - 4 6 7 - 3 1 0 5 113 CASEY COURT, JACKSONVILLE $185,000 3BR/2.5BA/2 car garage. 1760 sqft. Open floor plan, privacy fenced in backyard with storage shed in quiet neighborhood. Contact Will 910-650-2401. 118 QUAILWOOD CIRCLE, CAPE CARTERET $224,798- Ranch style home sitting on 2.5 acres. Between Cherry Pt. & Camp Lejeune. Call Bluewater Real Estate 800-752-3543 or 119 TRAILWOOD DR, HUBERT: Beautiful 4BR/2BA 2009 sqft home, .6 acre lot, 2-car attached plus 1-car detached garage, fenced yard, many special features. Buyer agents welcome. $199,900 910-326-3380 127 MILLICENT CT, NEWPORT$139,200 Spacious & affordable home in Lake Arthur Estates. Located approx. midway between Camp Lejuene & Cherry Point- an easy commute to either. Call Bluewater Real Estate 866-467-3105 or 133 LOUSAN DRIVE, CAPE CARTERET $199,900- Located just 3 miles from Emerald Isle, 30 minutes to Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point! Great neighborhood! Call Bluewater Real Estate 800-752-3543 or 203 BRIGANTINE CT, CAPE CARTERET $227,500- Looks brand new. Day dock & launch for neighborhood. Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 203 RICHMOND DR. $213,000 MLS#124596, 3BR plus a bonus! 2.5BA, super home in Richmond Park of Williamsburg Plantation! Beautiful hardwood floors downstairs and new carpet upstairs! Open spacious living room and kitchen. Most rooms have new paint. Privacy fenced back yard with a deck. This home has a Old Republic home warranty in place and the seller will help with closing cost. Call Betty Davis with Century 21 Champion, 910-340-1822

22 ONSVILLE PLACE- Affordable 2 bedroom townhome with fireplace and garage located on a quiet cul-de-sac, close to everything! All appliances stay with the home including washer and dryer! Exterior is vinyl sided! Priced to sell quickly! $88,900 @ 4% for 30 yrs= $424.42 per month, 0 down, P&I. Lois Hutchins 910-330-4481 262 CEDARWOOD DRIVE, SWANSBORO $124,000- Better than new and ready to move in! Located between Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point! Call Bluewater Real Estate 866-467-3105 or 303 FOXHALL ROAD, NEWPORT$152,000 3 Bedroom and 2 Bath! One level home in great condition within short drive to Morehead & Cherry Point! Call Bluewater Real Estate or 306 OCEAN SPRAY DR, SWANSBORO $110,000- $3000 CLOSING COSTS PD FOR BUYER! Centrally located, close to schools, beaches, Camp Lejeune, and Cherry Point. Call Bluewater Real Estate 888-354-2128 or 309 CLEARWATER DRIVE, NEWPORT- $199,900 3 bedroom/2 bath spacious home, located between Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point. Community pier. Call Bluewater Real Estate-800-752-3543 or 379 W. FRANCES ST. in Jacksonville comes complete with a white picket fence! This 4BR/2.5BA 2-story townhome is minutes from Camp Lejeune’s main gate. This is a BEST BUY at ONLY $117,900! The master bedroom is on the first floor, the kitchen has upgraded solid cherry wood cabinets, solid surface counter tops & hardwood floors. The exterior has low maintenance vinyl siding and the park-like setting in the back yard is perfect for family gatherings. $117,900 @ 4% for 30 yrs= $562.87 per month, 0 down, P&I. Monte Hutchins 910-358-0358

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529 HENDERSON DRLovely 3BR/1.5BA in Northwoods. New, new, new! Nearly everything in this home has ben replaced! Refinished floors, new cabinets & countertops throughout, new vinyl siding, new flooring & fresh paint! All appliances including washer/dryer! Large fenced backyard and centrally located. Close to everything you need! Seller to contribute $2500 to buyers closing costs. $109,900 @ 4% for 30yrs= $524.68 per month, 0 down, P&I. Susie Montag 910-340-0487

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TRAINER, PART-TIME P/T Career Transition Trainer needed to facilitate WS at Camp Lejeune. Will deliver 2-3 WS/mo. (WS are 2 ½ days in length/daytime hours) training military personnel to enter the civilian work force. Exc. opportunity for veterans & spouses of military or DOD personnel. Must have know of U.S. public & private sector employ. practices & job search techniques. Min. of 2 yrs exp. in training, career counseling, HR or related field. Degree and military exp. strongly preferred. Training topics incl: job search strategies, resume prep, interview techniques, etc. Email resume to, Attn: HR/North Carolina or fax to 703-448-3075 EOE

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