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Beaufort recognizes Navy Cross recipient

Marines and Sailors salute the headstone of Petty Officer 1st Class William Pinckney while Taps is played at the Beaufort National Cemetery, Feb. 10. The new headstone gives proper recognition to Pinckney’s Navy Cross, the second highest award for valor. Pinckney was awarded the Navy Cross during World War II when he saved the life of an unconscious Sailor after a bomb exploded below the flight deck of their ship. At the time of the award, Pinckney was only the second African American in U.S. Navy history to receive the award. Ultimately, Pinckney was one of four African American Sailors to be awarded the Navy Cross. Story by Cpl. Benjamin McDonald Photos by Lance Cpl. Christian Moreno A new headstone honoring Petty Officer 1st Class William Pinckney was unveiled at the Beaufort National Cemetery, Feb. 10. The new headstone gives Petty Officer Pinckney appropriate recognition for his Navy Cross, the second highest award for combat valor. “When I heard about the story of William Pinckney, what he had done, and when I saw his grave didn’t have the Navy Cross, I knew something had to be done,” said Lawrence Rowland, an emer-

itus professor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. “After coordinating with the president of the rotary club, we had a new headstone in three weeks. So here we all are today to remember this naval hero.” Pinckney was awarded the Navy Cross while serving aboard the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier north of the Santa Cruz Islands Oct. 26, 1942. After a bomb exploded below the Enterprise’s flight deck, Pinckney, standing at his battle station in the ammunition handling room, was knocked unconscious. With several compartments completely wrecked and four of his five comrades

The Color Guard marches on the colors during a headstone unveiling at the Beaufort National Cemetery, Feb. 10. The new headstone gives proper recognition to Petty Officer 1st Class William Pinckney’s Navy Cross, the second highest award for valor. Pinckney was awarded the Navy Cross during World War II when he saved the life of an unconscious Sailor after a bomb exploded below the flight deck of their ship. The color guard is with Naval Hospital Beaufort.

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MCAS Beaufort observes National African American History Month Story by Cpl. Ashley Phillips Marines at Marine Corps be where I am today. I Air Station Beaufort and wouldn’t be a gunnery seracross the Marine Corps geant in the Marine Corps. are taking time to observe What they went through African American History — the racism, the sexism — Month. Every year since enabled us to be the Marine 1976, the President of the Corps that we are today.” United States has desigNational African Amerinated February as the na- can History month has its tional observance month. roots in 1915 when Dr. Car“Recognizing the African ter G. Woodson founded the American Marines of the Association of the Study of past is where we start,” said African American Life and Gunnery Sgt. Jammia Bent- History. In 1926, Dr. Woodley, the equal opportunity son initiated the first week advisor of MCAS Beaufort. of observance. Now the en“They gave us the chance tire month is designated to to achieve the greatness remember and observe the Courtesy Photo and success that we know contributions of African Montford Point Marines stand in formation for drill. Since 1976 the President of the United States has designated today. Reflecting on my- Americans. the month of February as National African American History month. This year’s theme is “African Americans in self, I know that without Times of War”. see history, page 6 their sacrifices, I wouldn’t


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Chapel Services Roman Catholic • 9:30 a.m. - Sunday Mass • Confession takes place before Mass • Confession Monday - Thursday at noon Protestant • 9:45 a.m. - Protestant Church School (Sunday School) • 11 a.m. - Protestant Sunday Worship Service (Children’s church is also available at this time) • 5 p.m. - Wednesday Protestant Bible Study • 9:30 a.m. - Sunday Mass

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HOROSCOPES ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20 Keep your eyes on the prize, Aries. Hard work is the key to success, and your hard work will be rewarded in time. This may be a week of transition, so be ready to jump if necessary. TAURUS — Apr 21/May 21 There is strength in numbers if you align yourself with the right team, Taurus. Collaboration is the name of the game this week. Jockey for your position, but share the work. GEMINI — May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, if you are approaching an emotional overload, you will need to schedule time to decompress. Find an activity that relaxes you and delve into that to clear your head. CANCER — Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you are the eternal optimist this week. As a result, you may not be able to accurately assess all situations. Ask a friend for advice before making any big decisions. LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, even if you have been relatively good at managing money, you may need to tighten the pursestrings for the next few weeks. Financial discipline now will pay dividends later.

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VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22 Contradictions should not surprise you this week, Virgo. Focus on fixing as much as you can while you have an opportunity to do so. It’s a big job.

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LIBRA — Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you make friends easily, and this week your social circle figures to expand even further. Embrace this opportunity and enjoy beginning a new relationship. SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, some of your most innovative ideas may be met with lukewarm responses. Do not let this derail your plans. You just need to be a little more persuasive. SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21 You are very good at giving others credit, Sagittarius. But this week people may be singing your praises. It’s fine to be modest about it, but don’t downplay your contributions.

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CAPRICORN — Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, do not fear if you seem to be falling out of sync with a close friend. There will be ample opportunities to rekindle the relationship. Right now you may need a breather. AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a romantic relationship can be taken to a new level when buried desires come to the surface. Give yourself plenty of time to pursue these feelings. PISCES — Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, this is a week when you want to double-check everything that you do. Be sure to dot every “I” and cross every “T.” Details matter.

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HAPPENINGS n The acting Sexual Assault Re-

sponse Coordinator of MCAS Beaufort is Marie Brodie. She can be reached at (910)-450-5159 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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are looking for it, please contact the Lost and Found Custodian at 843-228-6335 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

n The photocopying of U.S. Gov-

ernment identification cards is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code Part 1, Chapter 33, Section 701 and punishable by fine and imprisonment.

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Did you know... Date: February 15, 1998

One hundred years ago this date, 28 Marines and 232 seamen lost their lives when the battleship MAINE was mysteriously sunk by an explosion in the harbor of Havana, Cuba. Though no definitive evidence linked the Spanish with the sinking, the cry went up, “Remember the Maine!”, and by late April the U.S. and Spain were at war.

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In Other News

SMP holds Valentine’s Day party

Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes

Lance Cpl. Christian Moreno participates in a “Singles Painting Party” aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Feb. 14. The painting party was hosted by the Single Marine Program, a program that provides opportunities and improves the quality of life for single Marines and Sailors. Moreno is a videographer with MCAS Beaufort.

Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes Staff Writer Afterburners held a “Singles Painting Party” for Valentine’s Day aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Feb. 14. The party was hosted by the Single Marine Program to bring Marines and Sailors together for the holiday while also offering a new learning experience through the art of painting. “This is probably the most fun I’ve had in a long time,” said Lance Cpl. Steven R. Kerlagan an armorer with Marine Wing Support Detachment 31. “My job comes with a lot of added stress, so being able to come out here and just relax, meet new people , and paint is a really a breath of fresh air.” The Single Marine Program was founded to provide opportunities and improve the quality of life for single Marines and Sailors. On top of hosting parties, the SMP hosts excursions such as cruises and ski trips, and finds opportunities for volunteering in the local community. “We at the SMP really love what we do,” said Joe Juarez, a volunteer with the Single Marine Program. “Being able to give back to the service members who do everything for us is definitely the driving

force behind why a lot of us at the SMP do what we do.” The origin of Valentine’s Day is still blanketed in mystery but historians trace its roots to the Roman holiday of Lupercalia, a ceremony that was celebrated annually during the month of February. The Pope at the time adopted the festival as a Christian feast day in 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine’s Day. Which St. Valentine the pope wanted to honor is still a mystery; there were three early saints by that name. One was a priest in Rome; another was a bishop in Terni and the last Valentine nothing is known about except that he died in Africa. Surprisingly, all three of the Valentines allegedly died on Feb. 14. “I’ve used the SMP tons of Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes times, I’ve gone on trips Marines paint a picture during a “Singles Painting Party” aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Feb. 14. The Marines were recreating a painting of the flag raising during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The party was led by Wine and been to different and Design, a company that offers step by step help to encourage others to create their own piece of art. parties they’ve hosted,” said Lance Cpl. Christian Moreno, a videographer with the air station. “I can honestly say that this is the best Valentine’s Day I’ve ever had. Sitting here and seeing a room full of my friends while we all just hangout and paint really makes me thankful for the SMP and all of the things they do for us.”

Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes

A Marine gets direction from an instructor during a Single Marine Program sponsored “Singles Painting Party” aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Feb. 14. The SMP was founded to provide opportunities and improve the quality of life for single Marines and Sailors.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes

Sgt. René Lucero and Cpl. Jevonta Latimer take advice from an art instructor during a “Singles Painting Party” aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Feb. 14. The instructors are with Wine and Design, a company that offers step by step instructions to help others create a painting. Lucero and Latimer are with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, MCAS Beaufort.


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TRIPLE P “POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM” SEMINAR SERIES THURSDAYS 1330-1500 • 8, 15 & 22 MARCH Building 807 (IPAC Building) Room 33, MCAS Beaufort FOR PARENTS OF INFANTS TO 12 YEARS OLD Triple P is a parenting and family support system designed to help families raise independent children and create environments that encourage children to realize their potential. It consists of 3 seminars: The Power of Positive Parenting, Raising Confident, Competent Children, and Raising Resilient Children. Come to one seminar or all three!

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Montford Point Marines stand in formation for drill. Since 1976 the President of the United States has designated the month of February as National African American History month. This year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War”.

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or easy what those first African American Marines went through, but they built the Marine Corps’ legacy that we now stand upon. As an African American Marine, I am proud of those Marines who went before me, but at the end of the day I look to my right and my left, and there is no gender, race, or age; simply Marines. There is always room for improvement, but one thing the Marine Corps has gotten right is how we are taught to view our fellow Marines, they are our brothers and sisters. We are a strong Marine Corps because of our history, we are a successful Marine Corps because we take care of each other.”

“The important thing about this month is that yes, we are recognizing African Americans, but more than that. This is a chance for Marines who are not African American to recognize and learn the vital role African American Marines have played in the history of our Marine Corps,” said Bentley. “Without their sacrifices in paving the way, women, African Americans, and any other Marine with a different ethnicity today, would not have it so easy.” From the Revolutionary Courtesy Photo War until World War II Montford Point Marines meet for a reunion. Since 1976, the President of the United States has designated the African Americans have month of February as National African American History month. This year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War”. served and sacrificed. In June of 1942 the first African American troops arrived in Montford Point, Jacksonville, North Carolina. On November 10, 1945 2nd Lt. Frederick C. Branch was the first African American Officer to be commissioned. The following year President Harry S. Truman issued an Executive Order establishing equality in treatment of all in the U.S. military. “One of the defining qualities about Marines is that from the moment we step foot on those yellow footprints, we are taught to learn and respect the history of the Marine Corps,” said Bentley. “We learn about our history so that Courtesy Photo we don’t repeat those mis- Montford Point Marines stand in formation. Since 1976 the President of the United States has designated the month of February as National takes. It wasn’t glamourous African American History month. This year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War”.

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killed, he regained consciousness, made his way through the burning and tangled wreckage to a point under an open hangar deck hatch. Just as he was about to escape he found a shipmate, the only other survivor of his party, and struggled up through the hatch. When the man fell unconscious, Pinckney lifted his comrade through the hatch to safety. Remarkably, after Pinckney had saved his fellow Sailor, he returned down through the hatch to search for more survivors. Pinckney’s family members were in attendance along with the Beaufort Chapter of the Montford Point Marines, the Mayor of Beaufort, command representatives from MCAS Beaufort, MCRD Parris Island, and the Naval Hospital Beaufort, and many

other organizations and members of the community. After the new headstone was Pinckney unveiled, Taps was played to honor the memory of Pinckney. “William Pinckney is a Naval Hero,” said Rowland. “Pinckney was only the second African American in U.S. Navy history to receive the Navy Cross for valor. He was ultimately one of only four African American Sailors to receive the award during World War II. In 2002, the USS William Pinckney was launched out of Mississippi. Even though William Pinckney passed many years ago, he is still influencing both the Navy and South Carolina.”

Photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Moreno

Lawrence Rowland speaks about the history of Petty Officer 1st Class William Pinckney at the Beaufort National Cemetery, Feb. 10. During the ceremony, a new headstone was unveiled which gave proper recognition to Pinckney’s Navy Cross, the second highest award for valor. Pinckney was awarded the Navy Cross during World War II when he saved the life of an unconscious Sailor after a bomb exploded below the flight deck of their ship. At the time of the award, Pinckney was only the second African American in U.S. Navy history to receive the award.


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Around the Corps

Cobra Gold 18: 1st MAW arrives to Thailand in support of CG18

A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper helicopter, foreground, and a UH-1Y Venom helicopter lift off the runway at U-Tapao International Airport, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 10. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 arrived in Thailand to participate in the 37th iteration of Cobra Gold as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element. HMLA-369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, is currently forward-deployed under the unit deployment program with MAG-36, 1st MAW. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. Story and photos by Cpl. Andy Martinez 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing joined forces with service members from seven full participating nations to support the 37th iteration of Exercise Cobra Gold, at various sites in the Kingdom of Thailand, February 13-23. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is one of the largest theater security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region. It is intended to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together a robust multinational force to address shared goals and security commitments in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. “The Marines of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 are here to promote multilateral training and deliver close air support for the participating nations such as the Kingdom of Thailand and Republic of Korea,” said Maj. Kevin M. Keene, an operations officer and AH-1Z Viper pilot with HMLA-369, under the Unit Deployment Program with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st MAW. 1st MAW sent AH-1Z Vipers, UH-1Y Venoms with HMLA-369, CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 and KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, to provide aerial support for the exercise. Also, to build relationships and improve joint capabilities over a

range of activities, to include enhancing maritime security and responding to large-scale natural disasters. According to Keene, a Carlsbad, Calif. native, HMLA-369 will take part in various training operations, such as live fire exercises, flight landings on Thai and Korean Navy ships, VIP lifts, and integrate with Thai Joint Terminal Attack Controllers. Designed to integrate the U.S. military with the Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Thailand and other partner nations, Cobra Gold demonstrates the commitment of Thailand and the U.S. long-standing alliance. Thailand is a key partner and an enduring ally continuing our broad cooperation on issues that assist both our countries, the region, and beyond. Our relationship with the Kingdom of Thailand remains one of our most important in Southeast Asia. “The Marines of HMLA369 ‘The Gunfighters’ are excited to participate in Cobra Gold and be here in Thailand to work with our allied and partnered nations, and we can’t wait to show the nations in Southeast Asia what the Gunfighters are capable of,” said Keene. This exercise will improve combined responsiveness to crises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and further reinforce our decades-long partnership. Also, it will test the interoperability and bilateral capability of the Thai and U.S. militaries to work together across a variety of areas including humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and a field training exercise.

A U.S. Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 ‘Wolfpack’ unloads equipment from a CH-53E Super Stallion on the runway at U-Tapao International Airport, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 10. HMH-466 ‘Wolfpack’ arrive dto the Kingdom of Thailand to participate in the 37th iteration of Cobra Gold as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element. The Super Stallion is assigned to HMH-466, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, currently forward deployed under the unit deployment program with MAG-36, 1st MAW, based out of Okinawa, Japan. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.

An AH-1Z Viper prepares to land at U-Tapao International Airport, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 10. The Marines of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 ‘Gunfighters’ arrived to the Kingdom of Thailand to participate in Cobra Gold, one of the largest theater security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. HMLA369, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, is currently forward deployed under the unit deployment program with MAG-36, 1st MAW. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.

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Beaufort recognizes Navy Cross recipient; MCAS Beaufort observes National African American History Month; SMP holds Valentine's Day party; C...

20180216 | The Jet Stream  

Beaufort recognizes Navy Cross recipient; MCAS Beaufort observes National African American History Month; SMP holds Valentine's Day party; C...

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