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Friday, July 13, 2018 Vol. 52, No. 27 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.

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Semper Fit, FFI increase force readiness

Photo by Sgt. Brittney Vella

Marines exercise during a High Intensity Tactical Training session led by Force Fitness instructor, Sgt. Jared Skelley, July 12 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Skelley specializes in creating workout routines for individual Marines focusing on functional planes of motion, combat readiness and injury prevention. Story and photos by: Cpl. Ashley Phillips

The Marine Corps prides itself on being the world’s finest fighting force. To maintain this title, units and indiviudal Marines can utilize Force Fitness instructors and various Semper Fit programs to uphold the Corps’ physical fitness standards. FFI is a secondary military occupational specialty created in 2016. It’s an integral asset in each unit to maintain mission readiness. Sgt. Jared Skelley, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron’s FFI, is dedicated and passionate about improving the health and wellness of the Marines he trains. “Working with Sgt. Skelley has taught me so much,” said Lance Cpl. Amber Hull. “He has changed so many of my ideas and perceptions. He finds ways to motivate and coach you on an individual level. I’ve learned a lot of fitness and nutrition skills from him and am living a healthier lifestyle.” Previously, Hull was in the body composition

program, but with hard work and Skelley’s coaching, she was able to progress and maintain the health and fitness standards that are expected of all Marines. Another factor that helped Hull was diet and nutrition, Kathy Williams, the Semper Fit health promotion coordinator, meets with Marines to teach and improve different facets of health, such as nutrition, portion control and tobacco cessation. “Every Marine should know that I am here to work with them to create a healthy lifestyle,” Williams said. “Health is more than just exercise and diet. We are looking at the whole Marine – mind, body, and spirit. Another great resource for Marines to find information is from the bulletin boards at the fitness center. They will let you know about the fitness classes and upcoming events.” According to Skelley, nutrition and diet make up 80 percent see ffi, page 4 of the work and the other 20 per-

Photo by Cpl. Ashley Phillips

Sgt. Jared Skelley is the Force Fitness instructor with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Skelley specializes in creating workout routines for individual Marines focusing on functional planes of motion, combat readiness and injury prevention.

Back to the basics: EOD sharpens skills, increases readiness Story and photos by: Cpl. Terry Haynes III

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines conducted a tool familiarization range aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort July 11. The training was conducted to help train the Marines maintain their proficiency in their skills with the instruments they use in their day-to-day operations. To become an EOD technician, Marines have to move from their previous military occupational specialty at the rank or corporal or sergeant. Marines must go through a screening process with already qualified EOD Marines before attending a 7-month school at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. “We conduct this sort of training fairly often,” said Sgt. Keith Bobowick, an EOD technician with MCAS Beaufort. “These ranges are great for refreshing our skills and shaking off the cobwebs. We have to maintain our proficiency in the basics, so that when the time comes we can step up to the plate.” During the exercise, the Marines split off into four groups of two-man teams to setup and properly dispose of different ordnance items. They have to respond properly to complete the mission in the most effective, safe and timely manner. Photo by Cpl. Terry Haynes, III “Safety is always important when Sgt. Josh Alexander, left, and Staff Sgt. Steve Gomez measure a piece of ordnance during a tool familiarization see eod, page 4 range aboard MCAS Beaufort July 11. The Marines conducted the range to maintain proficiency on the tools and we conduct any exercise like this,” said equipment they use. Alexander and Gomez are with MCAS Beaufort explosive ordnance disposal.


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Mess Hall Menu Monday - Friday Saturday, Sunday Breakfast: 6 - 7:30 a.m. and holidays Lunch: 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Brunch: 8:30 - 11 a.m. Dinner: 4 - 6 p.m. Dinner: 4 - 6 p.m. Midrats Sunday - Thursday 11:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Takeout window hours Breakfast - Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Lunch - Mon. - Fri. 12:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dinner - Mon. - Fri. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday Lunch Dinner Shrimp cocktail, fried Bayou jerk pork loin chicken, steak and rice Lunch Salmon with cucumber relish

Sunday

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Dinner Baked ziti with Italian sausage

Monday - Friday Breakfast Hot farina, hot hominy grits and oven-fried bacon Monday Dinner Lunch Spicy shrimp with Baked smoked ham cheesy grits and sweet potatoes Tuesday Dinner Lunch Herbed roast pork Chicken and dumploin with pan gravy lings and rice Wednesday Dinner Lunch Manhattan clam Roast turkey and chowder green beans Thursday Dinner Lunch Apple glazed corn Arroz con pollo and beef and squash garlic bread Friday Dinner Lunch Chili macaroni and Herbed baked green beans chicken and carrots

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 Buddhist • 11 a.m. - Saturday Worship Service in the Chapel Fellowship Hall

CROSSWORD PUZZLE CLUES ACROSS 1. Plural of be 4. Dress 10. Nothing 11. Relating to apes 12. They protect and serve 14. Swindle 15. Show’s partner 16. Lift 18. Raise up 22. Do something to an excessive degree 23. Occupies 24. Power-driven aircraft 26. Indicates position 27. Matchstick games 28. This and __ 30. No longer here 31. Health insurance 34. Spore-producing receptacle on fern frond 36. Monetary unit 37. Sweet potatoes 39. Tropical Asian plant 40. Guilty or not guilty 41. Carbon dioxide 42. Able to arouse intense feeling 48. Earl’s jurisdiction 50. Omitted 51. Heartbeat 52. Albania capital 53. Fashion accessory 54. Interaction value analysis 55. Symbol of exclusive ownership 56. More promising 58. __ student, learns healing 59. Nonresident doctor 60. Midway between east and southeast

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20. Ethnic group of Sierra Leone 21. German industrial city 25. Measures intensity of light 29. Small, faint constellation 31. Promotes enthusiastically 32. Malaysian inhabitant 33. Ancient units of measurement 35. An unspecified period 38. Frame house with up

to three stories 41. Lassie is one 43. Martinis have them 44. Rant 45. Famed journalist Tarbell 46. Opening 47. Round Dutch cheese 49. Archaic form of do 56. Once more 57. Registered nurse

ORNITHOLOGY WORD SEARCH

HOROSCOPES ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you give everyone the benefit of the doubt, and that’s commendable. Such a positive outlook will serve you and your relationships well. TAURUS — Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may do a bunch of sitting around and waiting at work in the days ahead. Stay patient and rest up, as you’ll need energy reserves when things pick up again. GEMINI — May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you may need to work on communicating with some coworkers. Mixed messages can lead to delays, so convene a meeting to clear the air. CANCER — Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, in attempt to stay calm, you may be suppressing feelings that really should come to the surface. This may only lead to a blowout later on. Transparency is key.

Other Faith Groups • For Jewish, Mormon and Islamic support, contact the Chaplain’s Office at 228-7775

LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it may be tempting to put on an overly cheery attitude, even if things are bugging you. Masking your true feelings may lead to miscommunication. Better to keep things honest.

See something suspicious Say something.

VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, your ego is strong enough to withstand some criticism this week. Use the feedback to develop an even better version of yourself, which will only benefit you in the long run. LIBRA — Sept 23/Oct 23 A current situation has you feeling a bit pessimistic, Libra. But that outlook can be adjusted by looking into the future. Let upcoming plans restore your sunshine.

Call (843) 228-6710 / 911 - IMMEDIATELY

Hotlines MCAS Beaufort Station Inspector

843-228-7789

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Hotline 24/7

843-321-6009

Force Protection information and concerns

843-228-6924

PMO Dispatch

843-228-6710

Severe Weather and Force Protection

1-800-343-0639

Fraud, Waste and Abuse

If you know of or suspect any fraud, waste or abuse aboard MCAS Beaufort, call 843-8129537. If you know of or suspect any fraud, waste or abuse within MAG-31, call (252) 466-5038. The automated answering service on these lines is available 24 hours a day.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, this is a good week to discuss an important issue with that special someone. It’s fine to have differing opinions, just be sure to respect each other’s point of view. SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, your energy levels may start off very high at the beginning of the week, but they may quickly fizzle out. Roll up your sleeves and try to trudge through.

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CAPRICORN — Dec 22/Jan 20 Feeling needed this week can quickly recharge your levels of motivation, Capricorn. Helping others is a surefire way to realize personal satisfaction. AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you have an opportunity to further your education by doing some traveling. Don’t let responsibilities at home clip your wings this time around. PISCES — Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, a busy work week is on the horizon, but you are set to make the most of every situation. Your confidence can make a difference.


Command Information

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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.

n If you have lost something and

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.

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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.

Date July 11, 1798: President John Adams approved “An Act for Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps”, and it became law. The President appointed William Ward Burrows the Major Commandant of the new Corps. In August, Major Burrows opened his headquarters in Philadelphia, at that time still the capital of the new nation.

Marine Corps Top Shot MCAS Beaufort is in Tropical Cyclone Condition V for 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season until November 30. This year is predicted to be an above normal season due to weak or non-existent El Nino. NOAA is predicting 14-19 named storms, which includes Franklin. 5-9 will become Hurricanes. 2-5 will become major Hurricanes. Monitor the latest forecasts and briefings from the National Weather Service in order to prepare your family for any extreme weather affecting our area or along your route during vacation travels. Be Prepared! weather.gov

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Photo by Lance Cpl. Jamin Powell

Lance Cpl. Christopher Alcazar, a welder with General Support Maintenance Company, 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, welds a piece of scrap metal while practicing metalworking July 9 at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. GSM Co. is the largest Marine Corps metalworking shop in the Indo-Pacific region, providing III Marine Expeditionary Force with capabilities to manufacture a multitude of parts and components. Alcazar is a native of South El Monte, California.

Contact us: 228-7225 mcasbeaufort@gmail.com BFRT_JPAO@usmc.mil Commanding Officer MCAS Beaufort Col. Timothy P. Miller

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Photo by Sgt. Brittney Vella

Photo by Sgt. Brittney Vella

Capt. Clay Groover trains during a High Intensity Tactical Training class aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort July 12. The class was led by Sgt. Jared Skelley. Groover is with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron.

Cpl. Parker Golz conducts V-situps during a High Intensity Tactical Training class led by Force Fitness instructor, Sgt. Jared Skelley July 12 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Skelley specializes in creating workout routines for individual Marines focusing on functional planes of motion, combat readiness and injury prevention. Golz is a combat videographer with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron.

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cent is made up of physical training. He works closely with Semper Fit by helping teach classes and coordinating with the other instructors. “I tell Marines all the time to go to the gym and see what great classes are going on,” Skelley said. “All of the Marines on BCP go see Kathy and learn about Semper Fit nutrition. There are a lot of resources that Marines don’t know about or use. We all work together to provide the best training and information we can.” The FFIs aren’t just for Marines in BCP and Remedial Conditioning Program, FFIs are trained to coach Marines to become tactical athletes, help prevent injuries and increase overall unit readiness. Skelley has led several unitwide physical training classes with over a hundred Marines. FFIs are the subject matter experts when it comes to physical training. Skelley says he focuses on speed, agility, power, endurance and injury prevention. “Marines should feel confident approaching a FFI, regardless of fitness level,” Skelley said. “A good portion

of our training is about coaching and creating programs. We are taught to assess Marine’s limits and push them beyond those with a progressive program. It’s all about that individual’s mentality. If they give their all with a program I provide, they will improve exponentially.” According to Skelley, the FFIs go through about 250 hours of class time with half of which is covering coaching, coaching assessment, and peer assessment. There are a total of 16 tests, covering everything from nutrition and anatomy, to programming and personal training. “The program is great for the Marine Corps,” Skelley said. “It focuses on the planes of motion and functional fitness. This prepares them for attacks or rapid movements. A lot of times injuries happen on the battlefield because of a surprise and the Marine isn’t moving how they should be when they are working out. I give them workouts with these types of motions and utilizing all the planes of motion, strengthening their core and preparing them.” The FFIs, health promotion coordinator, Semper Fit

trainers and desk staff at the fitness center are knowledgeable and ready to help Marines become mission ready. For more information on Semper Fit programs, visit www.mccs-sc.com. To find a FFI, contact your unit leadership. According to Skelley, the training sections should be able to give you information about how to contact your unit FFI. “I love doing this, most of the time I use my personal time to train Marines,” Skelley said. “You have to want it for yourself. It’s your body, it’s your health, it’s your longevity and you have to be willing to put in the work and use the resources that are here. My favorite part of being a FFI is the day-to-day victories of a Marine getting off of RCP or BCP, of a Marine coming up to me and saying ‘because of what you taught me, I’m reaching my goals’. Those are the little victories every day that keep me going.”

Photo by Cpl. Terry Haynes, III

Staff Sgt. Steve Gomez wires detonation cord during a tool familiarization range aboard MCAS Beaufort July11. The range was conducted to familiarize the technicians with the gear they utilize during operations. Gomez is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marine with MCAS Beaufort.

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Gunnery Sgt. Forrest Seymour, an EOD technician with MCAS Beaufort. “We have to keep an eye on the weather and make sure everyone is using the correct protection gear, such as safety glass. In case anything was to happen, we have a corpsman on deck as well.” As the Marines complete each step of the exercise, they also document their progress. This documentation can later be used to assist the unit with future training exercises. “Most of these types of tools that we use during the range are incorporated into other sustainment training as well,” said Sgt. Cliff Oskvarek an EOD technician with Marine Wing Support Detachment

31. “Whether we are deployed or in a field exercise, we’ll be using these instruments. It helps to be comfortable with them so we can maintain that state of preparedness.” With the knowledge learned by the Marines during the exercise, they will be able to evaluate and defuse ordnance while completing their mission in any clime or place. “The skills and techniques utilized during the exercise will ensure Marines are prepared to evaluate and defuse ordnance during future missions,” said Seymour, the Photo by Cpl. Terry Haynes, III Officer in charge of the range. “Whenever Sgt. Derek Ford fastens a piece of equipment in place during a tool familiarization we go next, I have full faith in the ability in range aboard MCAS Beaufort July 11. This type of trainnig is conducted regularly to ensure that each Marine is proficient and ready to use the equipment correctly. Ford every one of our Marines here.” is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marine with Marine Wing Support Detachment 31.


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Food, Fun, Friends: All at Afterburners

Information by: Cpl. Ben McDonald

Being a Marine can be stressful due to a number of things: your job, deployments and the operational tempo of the unit. In order to relieve stress, Marines participate in recreational activities around town and on base. One facility that allows warfighters to enjoy themselves and relieve some of the daily stressors is the enlisted club. For Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, that venue is known as Afterburners. Afterburners is a state of the art recreation facility under the direct management of the Single Marine Program. The Single Marine Program works to ensure Single Marines and sailors, single parents, and geographical bachelor’s lives in Beaufort are the best they can be. However, the facility is available for all

hands, dependents and authorized Department of Defense employee usage . Afterburners officially opened Aug. 13, 2010. The concept of giving air station personnel their own space for entertainment on base carried over to the new facility. With a sizeable upgrade, Afterburners covers all the demands of today’s generation. The current building features a main bar and a staff noncommissioned officer bar. It is equipped with 23 TVs, a media room with stadium seating, five pool tables and all the major video game consoles like Xbox and Play Station. As a courtesy, Marines can checkout laptops to take advantage of the Wi-Fi if they do not own a personal one. If in need of printing, Afterburners lets you print documents for free. The facility also offers an array of outdoor activ-

ities. There is an outdoor pool table- which can be turned in to a ping pong table, corn hole games, full basketball court, volleyball court, and regulation horseshoe pits. Bar snacks like hot wings, fries, hamburger sliders, and mac and cheese bites are available for purchase. Also a Subway sandwich shop is located within, catering to the establishment patrons’ taste. Sports are shown for free, and a variety of other special events will be hosted courtesy of MCCS and the Tri-Command Single Marine and Sailor, according to MCCS. When looking for a place to relax and wind down, now you know the spot, Afterburners, right here on the air station. For more information on SMP or Afterburners please visit www.mccs-sc.com.


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Around the Corps

2/24 takes on MTX 3-18

Photo by Cpl. Dallas Johnson

A reconnaissance Marine with 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, rappels down a cliff side during Mountain Exercise 3-18, at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., June 20, 2018. After completing Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 last year, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion took part in MTX 3-18 to further develop small-unit leadership and build an understanding of the different climates and scenarios they could face in the future.

Story and photos by Cpl. Dallas Johnson

Sgt. Maj Anthony Weber, the battalion sergeant major of 2nd Bn., 24th Marines. “After completing Integrated The Marine Corps is an expeditionary force designed Training Exercise last year, the Marines are continuing to fight anywhere in the world. Marines must project to enhance their strengths and abilities to be the ultimate force rapidly, and accomplish a full spectrum of military combat athlete.” operations and in every clime and place. This summer, Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Upon arrival, the Marines were given pre-environMarines, 4th Marine Division, proved their ability to oper- mental training classes by instructors from MWTC. The ate in any clime and place in the mountains of Bridgeport, training covered critical skills for overcoming the menCalifornia, during Mountain Exercise 3-18. tal and physical challenges associated with operating in mountainous terrain: mountain operations, mountain After completing Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 health, cold weather survival, knots and rope systems. last year, 2nd Bn., 24th Marines, took part in MTX 3-18 Training focused on building the individual Marine’s abilJune 13-July 3, 2018, to develop small-unit leadership, and ity and confidence to climb or cross mountainous terrain build familiarity and confidence operating in a harsh cli- features and rappel down a multitude of different rock mate and scenarios the battalion could face in the future. faces, but also focused on building 2nd Bn., 24th Marines, The purpose of MTX is to provide a training and limited ability to work as a cohesive unit in an austere environassessment package that challenges units to plan and per- ment. form operations tasks across the warfighting functions in a cold-weather, mountainous environment. “MTX is really meant to challenge us mentally and to push us beyond our limits, especially since we’re from “The purpose of Mountain Exercise is for the Marines the midwest and don’t get to see stuff like this too often,” to develop small-unit leadership and to build themselves said Lance Cpl. Sovaja Knox, a team leader with 2nd Bn., through challenges in the mountains of Bridgeport,” said 24th Marines. “A lot of our enemies are already in this

type of terrain. So we need to be prepared to face this type of stuff. Being out here, I really want us to build our unit cohesion. Everything that’s going to challenge us physically, we’re going to need each other to push through. I also think MTX is really helping us to stay more focused and disciplined on our tasks at hand. You really have to stay focused if you want to complete this task.” Hard-chargers with 2nd Bn, 24th Marines, met and exceeded their training objectives and will continue to build the capabilities gained at MTX when they return to their home training centers. “What I really want the Marines to take away from MTX is the respect to the mountain,” Webber said. “This will continue to be an excellent experience for every Marine across the board; no matter the rank, position or billet they hold. Everyone here is being tested to a whole new level. And, at the end, we’ll see who has come out on top. The Marines are already standing stronger now than when they first got here. This will ultimately determine what our level of leadership can be so we’ll be able to prepare for the future and for whatever our next mission will be.”

Photo by Cpl. Dallas Johnson

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, hike up to a rally point to rappel down a cliffside, during Mountain Exercise 3-18, at Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., June 22, 2018. After completing Integrated Training Exercise 4-17 last year, 2nd Bn., 24th Marines took part in MTX 3-18 to further develop small-unit leadership and build an understanding of the different climates and scenarios they could face in the future.


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MCCS Superhero 5K Photo by Cpl. Debra Sainer

Marines, Sailors, friends and families participate in the Superhero 5K run aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island July 11. The 5k was part of Marine Corps Community Service’s Semper Fit Summer Challenge, to promote unit cohesion and raise funds for the Marine Corps Ball. Participants were encouraged to wear superhero costumes. After the event, awards were handed out and refreshments were served.

Photo by Cpl. Debra Sainer

Marines, Sailors, friends and families participate in the Superhero 5k run aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island July 11. The 5K was part of Marine Corps Community Service’s Semper Fit Summer Challenge, to promote unit cohesion and raise funds for the Marine Corps Ball. Participants were encouraged to wear superhero costumes. After the event, awards were handed out and refreshments were served.


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Semper Fit, FFI increase force readiness; Back to the basics: EOD sharpens skills, increases readiness.

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Semper Fit, FFI increase force readiness; Back to the basics: EOD sharpens skills, increases readiness.

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