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Friday, August 10, 2018 Vol. 53, No. 31 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.

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CrossFit competitors take on Marine ‘Battleground’

Sweathogs conduct aircraft recovery convoy


Story by Cpl. Terry Haynes III

Marine Wing Support Detachment 31 conducted an aircraft recovery convoy exercise during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Aug. 2. The exercise prepared the Marines for an aircraft mishap and ensured they were properly trained to recover personnel and equipment if called on. “We used our own vehicles to conduct the convoy and assisted with the recovery process,” said Staff Sgt. Joel Contreras, the motor transportation operations chief with MWSD-31. “There were multiple training evolutions that pertained to different parts of the convoy.” During the course of the exercise, MWSD-31 conducted convoy and sweeping operations by planning a route to the downed aircraft and back while simultaneously sweeping the area with combat mine detectors for explosive threats. Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron also aided in the training by salvaging the aircraft while also defueling the fuselage of the simulated aircraft to prevent fires and fuel leaks. “I’m just one piece of the puzzle when we’re doing these kinds of events,” said Lance Cpl. Brandon Moody, a comPhoto by Cpl. Erin Ramsay bat engineer with MWSD-31. “Once we get to a site, everyCpl. Tristin L. Hoffmaster inspects a simulated downed F/A-18 Hornet to ensure it’s secured properly during a one has a job to do. We could be sweeping up and looking Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Aug. 2. Hoffmaster is a for ordnance while AARF Marines Aircraft Recovery and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle operator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron. see convoy, page 4

SemperFit Dodgeball Marines and Sailors from the Tri-command participated in a dodgeball tournament aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Aug. 7. The dodge ball tournament was part of the Semper Fit Summer Challenge. The SFSC Provides Marines and Sailors of the Tri-command opportunities to stay active all summer while promoting a healthy lifestyle, camaraderie, teamwork and also earn money toward their unit’s Marine Corps Ball funds. Photos by: Cpl. Erin Ramsay


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Games and Entertainment

Thursday 7:00 p.m. R (1:56)

Saturday 2:00 p.m. PG (1:37)

Saturday 4:30 p.m. PG-13 (2:08)

Saturday 7:00 R (1:38)

Friday 7:00 p.m. PG-13 (1:42)

Sunday 2:00 p.m. PG (1:37)

Sunday 4:30 p.m. PG-13(1:58)

Sunday 7:00 p.m. R (2:02)

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 Sunday

Lunch Salmon with cucumber relish

Dinner Baked ziti with Italian sausage

Doors open 30 minutes before movie starts! | All NDVD are FREE *Last Showing

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

CLUES ACROSS 1. Upon 4. Roman Statesman 8. A protective covering worn over the face 10. Perfected 11. British school 12. Colored with red powder 13. Tivoli 15. What bowlers hope to knock down 16. Finnish lake 17. Damaged regions of tissue 18. World-renowned guitarist 21. Political action committee 22. Oxygen reduction system 23. Part of a circle 24. Italian monk’s title 25. Kidney problem (abbr.) 26. One point east (clockwise) of due north 27. Home to a world famous bay 34. Mollusk 35. Large nest of a bird of prey 36. Predict 37. Reconnaissance 38. Move in a particular direction 39. Cut with a tool 40. True firs 41. Heaven’s opposite 42. Employed 43. “Partridge Family” actress Susan


GUESS WHO? I am a singer/actress born in New Hampshire on April 10, 1984. I have starred in many notable movies and even voiced a Disney princess. Today, I am seen on a hit NBC television family drama. CLUES DOWN 1. Induces vomiting 2. Gloss or sheen on wood furniture 3. Meteorological line 4. Help shoppers save money 5. Heart condition 6. What tweens become 7. __ and ends 9. Small knob 10. Island capital 12. Refinisher

14. Brazilian city 15. Pearl Jam’s debut 17. Resinous substance of an insect 19. Stretched out 20. Bag-like structure in a plant or animal 23. Reference works 24. Hoover’s office 25. Confused 26. The Science Guy 27. A young woman 28. Used to express

good wishes 29. Body part 30. Draw blood 31. Curved 32. __ Kidman, actress 33. Profoundly 34. Fools 36. Wife (German)

HOROSCOPES ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20 A solid week is ahead for you, Aries. However, some surprises can pop up on a day when you need a little extra sunshine in the routine. Embrace the unexpected. TAURUS — Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your relations with authority figures are very good right now. Do your best to maintain this both in the short- and long-term. You will benefit from having done so.


See something suspicious Say something.

GEMINI — May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a surprise invitation may come your way this week. You aren’t sure if you have the time or the gumption to accept at this point. But give ample thought to accepting. CANCER — Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, even though you may want to spend time at home Ñ and maybe make a cocoon under the covers Ñ there are some things you need to face if you are going to move forward. LEO — Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you are full of clever ideas that you are eager to share with coworkers and people at home. Pace yourself so you don’t overwhelm others with information. VIRGO — Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, an opportunity to earn more money will catch your eye this week. Even if it seems a little risky, it could be well worth pursuing. LIBRA — Sept 23/Oct 23 This can be a fun-loving week for you, Libra, if you embrace the opportunities for letting loose. You may feel impulsive, and that’s okay in moderation.

Call (843) 228-6710 / 911 - IMMEDIATELY

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, home repairs and renovations are on the brain. You are ready to pour your energy into changing your home spaces for the better. Start making an idea board.

Hotlines MCAS Beaufort Station Inspector


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Hotline 24/7


SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, a very fast-paced week is ahead. The good news is that any related unpleasantness will move by quickly, and you can focus on enjoying the fun parts.

Force Protection information and concerns


CAPRICORN — Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, work relationships can be unpredictable, which means you may need to reevaluate your approach. A change in tone or direction may be all that’s needed.

PMO Dispatch


Severe Weather and Force Protection


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.





AQUARIUS — Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, travel plans can change on a dime, but you are adaptable. It’s not the destination, but the journey. Take someone along for the ride. PISCES — Feb 19/Mar 20 Pay close attention to your bank account, Pisces. Financial surprises might be something to look out for in the near future.

Command Information

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Did you know...

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.


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.

Around the Corps

Date: August 9, 1942 With the Guadalcanal airstrip secure after heavy fighting with the Japanese, the 1st Engineer Battalion commenced work on the runway using captured equipment. Three days later, on 12 August, the first plane landed on Henderson Field, a Navy PBY which evacuated two wounded Marines. Nearly 3,000 wounded Marines would be evacuated from Henderson Field during the battle.

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!

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Photo by Cpl. Holly Pernell

Baumholder, Ger. - U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa fire an M-240B medium machine gun during a night unknown-distance range in Baumholder, Germany July 25. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and Africa.

Contact us: 228-7225 Commanding Officer MCAS Beaufort Col. Timothy P. Miller

Communications Chief Sgt. Brittney Vella

Press Chief

Cpl. Terry Haynes III


Cpl. Ashley Phillips

Fightertown deployed:

Advertising Account Executive Natalie Woods, Bluffton Today 843-815-0800 x20

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 is currently deployed supporting combat operations overseas.

Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 is currently deployed as part of the Unit Deployment Program.

Tri-Command Weather 7-Day Forecast

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 Stingers have detachments currently deployed supporting VMFA(AW)-533 and VMFA-115.

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More of the Story

Photo by Cpl. Erin Ramsay

Sgt. Jose R. Trujillovargas secures a vehicle into a stable position during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Aug. 2. Trujillovargas is a motor transport operator for Marine Wing Support Detachment (MWSD) 31.

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are defueling a gas tank. This exercise really painted a picture on how important teamwork is to mission accomplishment.” MCAS Beaufourt is unique because it has the ability for Marines to conduct this type of training on base as opposed to having to go to another Marine Corps base in the fleet. “Some of the Marines here only have the ability to do exercises like this during Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, California and other places,” Contreras said. “If they don’t have the ability to do it there, we can do it here. We were fortunate that one of the squadrons gave us a retired aircraft to allow us to conduct this training.” ITX is a month-long joint exercise that trains Marines so they can merge more

easily into a Marine Air Ground Task Force, as well as, to maintain familiarity with basic military requirements. The mission of MWSD-31 is to provide all essential aviation ground support to designated fixed-wing component of a Marine Aviation Combat Element and all supporting or attached elements of the Marine Air Control Group. They offer support with airfield communications, weather services, refueling, and explosive ordinance disposal. “I’m not sure if most Marines are familiar with what we do,” Moody said. “We’re here to support the wing units when stuff like this actually goes down. At the end of the day, if MCAS Beaufort needs something done, they can always rely on us.”

Photo by Cpl. Erin Ramsay

Cpl. Danny L. Clark and Sgt. Jose R. Trujillovargas help to guide a downed F/A-18 Hornet into a secure position during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Aug. 2. Clark is an Aircraft Recovery and Firefighting vehicle operator for Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Trujillovargas is a motor transport operator for Marine Wing Support Detachment (MWSD) 31.


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Around The Corps

CrossFit competitors take on Marine Corps’ ‘Battleground’

Photo by; Staff Sgt. Bryan Nygaard

CrossFit athlete, Craig Kenney, negotiates the obstacles on the “Battleground” during the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, Aug. 3. The CrossFit Games is the world’s premiere test to find the “Fittest on Earth.” The Games have been held every summer since 2007 and include a broad variety of different events that focus on functional movements to quickly move large loads over long distances. Story by Lance Cpl. Haley Gawronski Marine Corps Recruiting Command

The Marine Corps partnered with CrossFit during the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games, where thousands of individuals from around the world gathered to compete and spectate at the Alliant Energy Center, Aug. 1-5. The CrossFit Games are the annual flagship event and the centerpiece of the Corps’ marketing relationship with the sports organization. It helps Marines establish and maintain connections with athletes, coaches and parents to ensure lasting relationships continue post event. “From the very beginning, the cultures of the Marine Corps and CrossFit have aligned perfectly,” said Maj. Gen. James Bierman, the commanding general of Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC). “As Marines, we don’t know what to expect, so we work hard – train hard – physically and mentally, so we can thrive in situations of uncertainty, and that is exactly what CrossFit athletes are all about.” CrossFit, founded in the year 2000, promotes physical exercise philosophy and competitiveness. The workouts revolve around functional body movements that re-

flect calisthenics, plyometrics, gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing, swimming and many others. These athletes face internal challenges, of which they overcome during nearly every workout – revealing their fighting spirits. “CrossFit echoes the values of the Marine Corps,” said Jimi Letchford, the chief marketing officer for CrossFit. “Honor, courage, and commitment,” he said reminiscently. “The people that come into a CrossFit box are not looking to take the easy way out; they recognize that hard work will get you where you’re looking to go.” The competition had more than eight age brackets who competed on the same course but at different times throughout the five days the CrossFit Games were live. Thousands of fans swarmed to the event to support their favorite athletes as well. The Games tested athletes’ strength and endurance during swimming and paddle-boarding to rope climbing and row marathons. They also met a new obstacle this year, the Marine Corps’ “Battleground.” The Battleground began with a buddy drag, where contestants dragged a life-sized dummy, then climbed a rope and sprinted 500 meters before attempting a wall climb,

Photo by; Staff Sgt. Bryan Nygaard

CrossFit athlete, Camilla Salomonsson Hellman, negotiates obstacles on the “Battleground” during the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, August 3. The “Battleground,” ia a high-intensity circuit course based on Marine Corps combat conditioning that included a simulated casualty carry, rope climb, distance run, and obstacle course.

Photo by; Lance Cpl. Haley Gawronski

Jay Singh, a native of Glendale, Wisconsin, climbs the rope ladder at the Marine Corps Battles Won Challenge trailer during the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games at the Alliant Energy Center, Aug. 2. CrossFit promotes both a physical exercise philosophy and competitiveness, working to incorporate elements from high-interval training, Olympic weightlifting, Plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, strongman and many others. CrossFit Athletes share many of the same values as those exhibited by Marines.

followed by low crawls and a rope swing. Athletes then sprinted back to the beginning of the Battleground to repeat the buddy drag and rope climb to finish that portion of the competition. Also available to the competitors and spectators was the Battles Won Challenge trailer, a Marine Corps-themed, mobile obstacle course that includes several exercises, including pull-ups and a rope climb, but also knowledge tests; all timed to force challengers to make decisions while under pressure. The partnership opens doors for the Marines to attend big-ticket events like the CrossFit Games, allowing Marines to engage with diverse high school and collegiate-aged athletes, an exponentially growing influencer network of coaches, parents, and referees from across the nation. “Our relationship with CrossFit is a partnership,” said Lt. Col. John Caldwell, the director of Marketing and Communication Strategy at MCRC. “Being present at the Games provides the opportunity for our people to interact and learn about shared values, such as our mutual willingness to engage and determination to win—making ourselves, communities, and world better.” The overall aim of CrossFit is to forge broad, general, and inclusive fitness, supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency. It’s designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience.


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Sweathogs conduct aircraft recovery convoy; SemperFit Dodgeball; CrossFit competitors take on Marine Corps’ ‘Battleground’followed

The Jet Stream | August 10, 2018  

Sweathogs conduct aircraft recovery convoy; SemperFit Dodgeball; CrossFit competitors take on Marine Corps’ ‘Battleground’followed