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MCAS Beaufort gears up for 101 Days of Summer

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A Marine participates in a simulated drunk driving course at a booth during the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort aboard MCAS Beaufort May 14. Participants wore goggles that affected the driver’s eyesight as they went through the course to simulate the effects of drunk driving. The event was held to bring awareness to how Marines can be safe during the “101 Days of Summer”. Story by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes III Marines, Sailors and civilans participated in a safety fair aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 14. The command sponsored event safety fair was held to give personnel resources and educational tools so they can remain safe during the summer months. “The command really cares about the safety of the Marines here and we wanted to have an event that would help raise awareness for the 101 days of Summer,” said Ron Lanoie, the director of the MCAS Beaufort safety department. “The 101 Days of Summer is typically the DoD’s most hazardous season that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We have been able to provide a lot of valuable information and resources for the Marines and Sailors here today when it comes to safety,

not only here, but also at home.” The safety fair also showcased MCAS Beaufort’s status as a Voluntary Protection Program star site. As a star site, MCAS Beaufort upholds rigorous safety standards. In the VPP, management and workers establish cooperative relationships to identify risks and mitigate them. “The VPP initiative takes it one step farther when it comes to the aspects of health and safety aboard the air station,” said Craig Kovacs, a safety specialist with the MCAS Beaufort safety department. “We are committed to having effective worksite-based safety and helath. With VPP, we tend to stay a lot safer with the amount of education we are able to provide.” Photo by Lance Cpl. Erin Ramsay A group of organizations such as the A Marine gets information from a nutrition booth at the Marine Corps Air Station South Carolina State Park Service, Provost Beaufort safety fair aboard MCAS Beaufort May 14. A variety of booths from several organizations from the air station and the local community participated in the event to educate MCAS Beaufort personnel on the importance of safety on and off duty. see safety, page 4

Pit Masters cook off builds camaraderie, sharpens skills Story and photos by Cpl. Ashley Phillips

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort hosted a mess hall cook off featuring food service specialists from the air station and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island May 16. The quarterly cook off is a friendly competition held to foster camaraderie and sharpen skills. Three teams composed of Marines, Sodexo contractors, and one Soldier put their skills to the test to prepare a BBQ meal in this Pit Masters themed cook off. “When we hold these competitions, it is an opportunity to show the Marines the level of commitment our food specialists have when preparing their food,” said Sgt. Maj. Derrick Mays, the sergeant major of MCAS Beaufort. “Our intent is to promote good interactions between our Sodexo and Marine food specialists and what better way to build camaraderie than with a little friendly competition.” There were two teams representing the

air station, a pair of Marines and a pair of Sodexo workers. MCRD Parris Island’s team consisted of a U.S. Army Soldier currently stationed at the depot and a Sodexo worker. This was the first time in the competition’s 13-year history that a team had both service members and Sodexo workers on the same team. “This competition has been going on since Sodexo began contracting with Parris Island and the air station,” said Michael Smith Jr., a manager at MCAS Beaufort. “Originally it was a way to build cohesion between the contractors and Marines, but now it also serves to sharpen the competitor’s skills.” This cook off’s theme was Pit Masters. The teams had five hours to create a BBQ sampling platter featuring chicken, ribs, and brisket. At the end of the time allotment, the teams plated their finished product. The plates were presented to three judges and scored. “For me, what definitely set the winner apart was the presentation,” said Mays. see

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Cpl. Jamie Dang, left, banters with ­Vanessa Love during the quarterly cook off aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 16. Dang and Love were on different teams during the competition though both represented the air station. Each team prepared a plate of BBQ samples for the judges. The competition served to foster camaraderie and sharpen the skills of food service Marines and Sodexo workers. Dang is with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Love is a chief cook with Sodexo, MCAS Beaufort.


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Did you know... Date: 15 May 1862: Corporal John Mackie, the first Marine to earn the Medal of Honor, was commended for service in the USS GALENA during action against Confederate shore batteries at Drewry’s Bluff which blocked the James River approaches to Richmond.

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Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes III

Gunnery Sgt. Sonya Bryant gets information from a nutrition booth at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort safety fair aboard MCAS Beaufort May 14. A variety of booths from several organizations from the air station and the local community participated in the event to educate MCAS Beaufort personnel on the importance of safety on and off duty. teach about safety and leading healthy lives. Bryant is an administrative chief with the air station.

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Marshals Office, and Marine Corps Community Services all operated booths where they gave Marines and Sailors tips on common problems that occur during the summertime. Representatives had demonstrations on topics from pool safety and the dangers of the sun to a drunk driving obstacle course where participants goggles which allowed them to experiece the effects of alcohol on their motor skills. “This was a great and interactive way to learn about safety,” said Sgt. Chris Flowers, a bulk fuels specialist with Marine Wing Support Detachment 31. “I think it’s good that a little bit of fun helps to educate the Marines. I’m definitely going to use what I learned here to keep myself and my family safe during the summer.”

Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes III

A Marine speaks to Joe Otterbine during a fire safety demonstration at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort safety fair May 14. Individuals at more than 30 booths taught Marines, Sailors and civilians how to avoid dangerous situations throughout the summer months. Otterbine is the lead fire inspector for the MCAS Beaufort and Laurel Bay fire department.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Haynes III

Marines, Sailors and civilians attended the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Safety Fair aboard MCAS Beaufort May 14. Individuals at more than 30 booths taught personnel how to avoid dangerous situations throughout the summer months. The event was held to bring awareness to how Marines can be safe during the “101 Days of Summer”.


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GOLDEN GLOVES: THE FIGHTERS OF THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION BOXING TEAM

Photo by Lance Cpl. Megan Brown

Lance Cpl. Kreed Gentz, a main battle tank technician with 1st Tank Battalion and boxer with the 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) boxing team, faces his opponent, British Royal Marine (RM) 1st Class Aiden Thompson at Commando Training Centre for the Royal Marines Lympstone, England, May 3, 2018. The 1st MARDIV boxing team and RMs were scheduled to compete in a friendly boxing exposition to strengthen the bond of both counterparts. Story by Lance Cpl. Megan Brown 1st Marine Division

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., (May 8, 2018) – Three days, five hours, two minutes and counting. This is the countdown clock that runs relentlessly through the minds of two young men each morning. Each day that passes is one day closer to their ultimate test. They, along with six fighters, have been hand-selected and groomed for this fight. The bell rings, signaling the end of the 8th round. Flashes from photographers temporarily blind the wildeyed, dazed boxer as he slowly lifts his gloves in the air signaling victory to an insatiable crowd. Sweat mixed with blood from a cut above his eye falls from his face as he leans over his beaten opponent who is trying to regain his balance and come to his feet. “Same time next year,” he manages to gurgle out between his slightly swollen lips and mouth guard. He faces the crowd and sees a flash that causes him to stumble back, slipping to the unforgiving ground below. A young man swiftly sits up in bed, panting and drenched in sweat. “I’ve had this dream ever since I found out I was going to London to fight the Royal Marines.” In 2017, the Commandant General Royal Marines, Maj. Gen. C.R. Stickland agreed to host a match between fighters from the Royal Marines and the United States Marines 1st Marine Division. The Marines are scheduled to compete in boxing contests on May 3, 2018 at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone, England, and on May 8 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. “As Marines, we wear the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor; we aren’t individuals anymore. It is this mentality of a warfighter culture and discipline that we must uphold both in and out of the ring,” Said George Camden. Co-Captains George Camden and Michael Captain set the example of what it means to lead from the front. They are preparing for what could arguably be the most important fight of their lives. Both Marines realize bringing the fight to the British Royal Marines is a large undertaking, and neither are taking the challenge lightly. “Although the Royal Marines are our brothers in arms, we still want to take them down,” a very confident Camden states. “Our coaches say that these matches are meant to foster comradery and showcase to the rest of the world our commitment to training and operational readiness, but I think everyone just wants to see a good old-fashioned rumble in the ring; the Brits versus the Yanks.” Like any disciplined athletes, Camden and Captain study their opponents in detail. “Before we do any physical boxing, we do what’s called ‘mental boxing.’ We look at former fights just to see what kind of techniques we can pick up and use,” said Cpl. Michael Captain. Their opponents have a proud and professional boxing tradition and are a part of a fighting force dating back to the 17th Century. To prepare for these worthy opponents, the United States Marine boxers train with an unwavering determination. “We head to the gym for about 2.5 hours, doing strictly cardio and strength conditioning. We go to chow and then open the gym at 2:30 in the afternoon so that our guys can start coming in depending on their work schedule.” This type of dedication and grit to their craft will send shock waves through the Atlantic waters to the British Royal Marines Boxing Team. They’ve got a fight on their hands, and it’s not going to be an easy one. What drives these young athletes to go above and beyond the lofty call of being a United States Marine and

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Sgt. Kemuel Sanchez receives coaching advice from his coach Kevin Kylis, in a boxing competition at Commando Training Centre for the Royal Marines Lympstone, England, May 3, 2018. The 1st MARDIV boxing team and RMs were scheduled to compete in a friendly boxing exposition to strengthen the bond of both counterparts.

into the boxing ring? Why endure months of intense training and a diet that demands giving up so much? To Captain and Camden, it’s more than the prestige and a rewarding mental challenge, boxing is a release. “I boxed when I was a little kid and my dad was a really good boxer, so good that he went to Nationals, but I wasn’t too good at it when I first started,” answers 23-year-old Camden of Flint, Michigan. “I didn’t understand competition, but now that I’m older I really like competing. It’s fun and I like it because I can fight in an area where I’m not going to get into trouble,” he says with a slight smirk on his face. Unlike Camden, 21-year-old Captain of Layfette, Louisiana, did not have the wisdom of a well-versed boxer at his disposal, but he did have all the support in the world from his family. “When I go back home to Louisiana everyone is happy to see me and their faces just glow just because I got out and I’m doing bigger and better things, and they don’t have to worry.” Boxing has always been more of a mental test but to these boxers, the physical aspects of the sport presents daily challenges. “My mom always said, and this is the PG version, ‘You can’t run with the big dogs if you’re going to sit on the porch like a puppy.’ This sat with me in whatever I did. I have to give it everything I’ve got. I have to do my very best at least. With London right around the corner, I’m not only representing the Captain family, I’m representing the entire United States Marine Corps. There’s no room for doubt or second guessing myself. I know that my brothers and I will continue to fight with everything we have to make our Corps and families proud.” A very calm and collected Camden recollects, “My dad always told me that I’m not Floyd Mayweather, but if I work on my cardio, I can outlast anyone.” They train as a team. They fight as a team. They get better as a team. It is through the rigorous training, long nights, and shared hardships that this team finds comradery and strength. These Marines come from all walks of life and each bring their own unique perspectives and talents to this team with the hopes that their shared diversity along with their mental and physical toughness will result in their victory over the Royal Marines. “I respect any boxer that gets to lace his gloves. Whether they are bad or good, they still have the courage to get into the ring,” recounts Captain. “Every time I go into the ring

to spar or to practice, I’m getting better. That’s already a mental win for me and the fact that I get to fight in London against someone that has been doing this for years professionally, just stepping into the ring with them would be an honor,” The United States Marines fight the United Kingdom’s British Royal Marines Boxing Team May 3 and 8, 2018. This event will be the continuation of a tradition fostering partnership, warfighting skills, and commitment to crown and country.

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Lance Cpl. Kreed Gentz, prepares to face his opponent, British Royal Marine 1st Class Aiden Thompson, during a boxing competition, Royal Lancaster Hotel London, England, May 8, 2018. The 1st MARDIV boxing team and Royal Marines competed in a boxing exposition to strengthen the bond of both counterparts.


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Photo by Cpl. Ashley Phillips

Vanessa Love competes in the quarterly cook off aboard the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 16. The theme for this cook off was Pit Masters. Each team prepared a plate of BBQ samples for the judges. The competition served to foster camaraderie and sharpen the skills of food service Marines and Sodexo workers. Love is a chief cook with Sodexo, MCAS Beaufort.

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“That shows just how much they care. The food of course needed to be cooked well, but the presentation they put forth was the determining factor.” There was also a people’s choice award where five random judges were selected to sample the plate. The winner of both the people’s choice award and the overall competition was the Sodexo team from MCAS Beaufort. “This event was fun and I am looking forward to competing next time for first place,” said Cpl. Demetrius Gray, a food specialist and competitor. “It was also a great opportunity to sharpen our skills as chefs and have some fun competition with our Sodexo workers.”

The champions from each quarterly cook off will compete in a culminating competition for top chef in the area. The annual top chef cook off occurs every January. “As a sergeant major, it gives me pride to know that my Marines are being cared for by individuals who do not take their jobs lightly,” said Mays. “This competition is a way to showcase the amount of time and attention that goes into this chow hall service. I would encourage Marines to take advantage of this, knowing that they are genuinely taken care of by our food service Marines and Sodexo workers.”

Photo by Cpl. Ashley Phillips

Teams of chefs await the judge’s decision during the quarterly cook off aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 16. The theme of this cook off was Pit Masters. Each team prepared a plate of BBQ for the judges. The competition served to foster camaraderie and sharpen the skills of food service Marines and Sodexo workers. The teams are with MCAS Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

Photo by Cpl. Ashley Phillips

Cpl. Demetrius Gray, right, prepares his grill for the Pit Masters cook off aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 16. Each team prepared a plate of BBQ samples for the judges. The competition served to foster camaraderie and sharpen the skills of food service Marines and Sodexo workers. Demetrius and Cpl. Jamie Dang are food service specialists with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron.


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The Jet Stream | May 17, 2018  

MCAS Beaufort gears up for 101 Days of Summer; Pit Masters cook off builds camaraderie, sharpens skills.

The Jet Stream | May 17, 2018  

MCAS Beaufort gears up for 101 Days of Summer; Pit Masters cook off builds camaraderie, sharpens skills.

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