Friday, October 4, 2013 Vol. 48, No. 39 Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C.
Mike and November Company graduates
“The noise you hear is the sound of freedom.”
n Entertainment n News Briefs n Weather n In The Community n Around The Corps n Graduates
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Get up, get out Page 6
Air Station family day Page 4
Government shutdown affects Air Station Public Affairs Office MCAS Beaufort
Due to the government shut down, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will implement a partial shutdown of Marine Corps operations which will affect civilian employees and Marines aboard the Air Station. During the shutdown, only operations and activities essential to the safety of human life and protection of property, including operations essential for national
security, are 'expected' during the shut down. Furthermore, only the minimum number of civilian employees necessary to carry out those activities will be exempt from the furlough. These include but are not limited to security and emergency services (police, fire, and EMS), utilities, chow halls. Non-appropriated fund activities (Marine Corps Community Services) are generally exempt with some exceptions. Programs and services that
will remain open include: Child Development Centers, counseling services, Marine Corps Exchanges, lodging facilities, fitness centers and more. Programs and services that will be closed include: the Commissary, Marine Corps Family Team Building, libraries, Transition Assistance Programs, Sports Programs, Recreational Gear Issue, Auto Hobby Shops, and more. Military personnel and a minimum number of civil-
ian personnel will continue to work through the period of shutdown. Pay and allowances have been authorized for military and civilian personnel who will be working through the shutdown. All other civilian personnel will be furloughed for the extent of the shutdown, in accordance with guidelines established by the Department of Defense. Furloughed employees see
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Service to Corps, family, community Cpl. Rubin J. Tan Staff Writer
“I grew up in a small town. We really didn't have a lot of local organizations that gave back to the community,“ said Cpl. Mark Berger, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron data system specialist. “So I didn’t really have the opportunity to get involved,” In September 2010, Berger joined the Marine Corps and attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, temporarily leaving his wife and 3-month old daughter. It wasn’t until then he discovered
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Be Aware Fair carnival-style, light-hearted Be Aware Fair brought the community together while teaching families about a much heavier topic aboard Laurel Bay, Sept. 28. “We’re out here to raise awareness for drug demand reduction and domestic violence,” said Ginny Wescott, Family Advocacy Program prevention and training. The event kicked off a month of national awareness promoting a reduction in drug demand and awareness of domestic violence. “We’re giving families and the community our support and showing them the resources that are there if they’re in one of those situations,” said Wescott. Some of those resources include military family life consultants, drug demand reduction, family counseling, prevention and education, clinical counseling and victim advocacy program. “The purpose of the event is to make people aware of all the opportunities that MCCS provides for drug demand reduction, and for families to get together and use the resources we have on the facility,” said Col. Brian Murtha, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Despite the gravity drug abuse and domestic violence bring, families were able to enjoy themselves.
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Lat. move toward an instant promotion Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel Staff Writer
Marines looking to re-enlist can get promoted by lateral moving into any of nine in-demand job fields. This incentive is part of the Marine Corps’ Intended Marine Occupational Specialty Promotions program for fiscal year 2014, which begins Oct. 1. By switching MOS’s, first-term Marines re-enlisting can pick up the minimum rank required for that particular job, provided they meet all other criteria. Doing so could provide a reprieve for lance corporals and corporals whose careers have stalled see
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel Staff Writer
Kids wait in line for a chance at climbing a rock wall at the Be Aware Fair aboard Laurel Bay, Sept. 28. The event promoted awareness for domestic violence and drug demand reduction programs by bringing the community together with resources that help with those issues.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services. According to the Center for see
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Operation Ball Gown Cpl. Sarah Cherry Staff Writer
As the birthday of the Marine Corps fast approaches, Marines prepare for the ball by adjusting their uniforms, holding fundraisers, and buying tickets. Like anything else in the Marine Corps, the ball involves the families of Marines as well. To help spouses get ready for the birthday ball, Marine Corps Family
Team Building hosted Operation Ball Gown 2013 at the Officer’s Club aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Sept. 26. “It’s about reducing the cost and making them feel special,” said Ashley McCartney, readiness and deployment support trainer for Marine Corps Family Team Building. Operation Ball Gown is an annual event that gives spouses of active duty see
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mess hall menu Monday - Friday Breakfast: 6 - 7:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Dinner: 4 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays Brunch: 8:30 - 11 a.m. Dinner: 4 - 6 p.m.
Midrats Sunday - Thursday 11:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
No movies until further notice
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 Dinner Lunch Apple glazed corned Smoked ham and beef and rice cabbage soup Sunday Lunch Dinner Herbed baked chicken Pork chops smothand rice ered with onions
Monday - Friday Breakfast Hot farina, hot hominy grits and oven-fried bacon Monday Dinner Lunch Veal parmesan and Pepper steak and cream style corn steamed rice Tuesday Dinner Lunch Baked turkey and Bayou chicken and noodles potatoes Wednesday Dinner Lunch Creole shrimp and Bayou jerk pork loin corn and rice Thursday Dinner Lunch Salisbury steak and Indian spiced roast potatoes chicken breast Friday Lunch Baked fish with spinach topping
Dinner Grillled bratwurst and sauteed zucchini
Chapel serViCes Roman Catholic • 9:00 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 • 5 p.m. - Saturday Worship Service at Laurel Bay Youth Center Lutheran • 8:30 a.m. - Sunday Holy Communion Service in the Small Base Chapel
Answer key will be available on facebook.com/MCASBeaufort, Oct. 9.
Buddhist • 11 a.m. - Saturday Worship Service in the Chapel Fellowship Hall Labyrinth Walk • 8 a.m - 4 p.m. - Monday in the Chapel Fellowship Hall Other Faith Groups • For Jewish, Mormon and Islamic support, contact the Chaplain’s Office at 228-7775 Other Programs • Monday, Wednesday, Friday Alcoholics Anonymous - 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
MCAS Beaufort Station Inspector Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Force Protection information and concerns PMO Dispatch Severe Weather and Force Protection
228-7789 228-6904 228-6924 228-6710 1-800-343-0639
Sexual Assault The contact number for a Uniformed Victim Advocate is 592-0646. This number can get you in contact with a UVA 24 hours a day.
Fraud, Waste and Abuse
If you know of or suspect any fraud, waste or abuse aboard MCAS Beaufort, call 228-7777. 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.
DOWN 1. Motto before semper fidelis 2.Part of USMC symbol that recognizes worldwide service 3. Part of USMC symbol that recognizes our nation 5. USMC was established here 6. Part of USMC symbol that recognizes naval tradition 7. Last offensive battle of WWII
ACROSS 2. First american outpost to fall to the Japanese 4. Name of the fort taken without a shot 8. Man who established USMC 9. First seaborn assault against Coral Attoll 10. First amphibious assault after WWII
Answer key will be available on facebook.com/MCASBeaufort, Oct. 9.
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Cmdr. Kim Donahue, Marine Aircraft Group 31 group chaplain, is scheduled to hold a Jam Session at the Air Station Chapel every Thursday at 3 p.m. For more information call 228-7200.
Marine Community Services Semper Fit program is slated to hold a glute camp starting at 9 a.m. at the MCAS Beaufort Fitness Center, Oct. 7. For more information, email Bergenir@usmc-mccs.org or Harriet. Fisher@usmc-mccs.org.
Marine Corps Community Services is scheduled to hold a Harvest Festival Oct. 17, at the MCAS Beaufort Chapel from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information call 228-7775.
Marine Corps Community Services is scheduled to hold a half marathon Oct. 12, at the MCAS Beaufort theater at 8 a.m. For more information call 228-1587.
Cmdr. Kim Donahue, Marine Aircraft Group 31 group chaplain, is scheduled to hold a Behind the Chevron meeting at the Air Station Chapel on Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. For more information call 228-7200.
The photocopying of U.S. Government identification cards is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 and punishable by fine and imprisonment.
Brain Teaser There are two ducks in front of a duck, two ducks behind a duck and a duck in the middle. How many ducks are there in total?
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Oct. 5, 1775, meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 2d Continental Congress used the word “Marines” on one of the earliest known occasions, when it directed General George Washington to secure two vessels on “Continental risque and pay”, and to give orders for the “proper encouragement to the Marines and seamen” to serve on the two armed ships.
Effective June 1, MCAS Beaufort will be in Tropical Cyclone Condition V for Hurricane season until Nov. 30. There are currently no threats. This year will be an extremely active season. Colorado State University is predicting 18 named storms and National Weather Service is predicting 18-20 named storms.
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Contact us: 228-7225 firstname.lastname@example.org BFRT_JPAO@usmc.mil Commanding Officer MCAS Beaufort Col. Brian Murtha
Public Affairs Officer Capt. Jordan Cochran
Public Affairs Chief
Gunnery Sgt. Stephen Traynham
Sgt. Terika S. King
Comm/Media Relations Chief Sgt. Marcy Sanchez
Answer for this week’s brain teaser will be available on facebook.com/MCASBeaufort, Oct. 9.
For I know the plans I have for you Cmdr. Dean L. Hoelz
MCAS Beaufort Command Chaplain
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) A young sailor from my old command sent me a message on Facebook last week. She was worried because she received the bad news that due to the Navy’s Perform to Serve Program, she could not stay in the Navy. This young sailor, who is also a mother of a two year old, had her worry compounded by the fact that she was recently diagnosed with a serious medical condition. She told me, “Chaps, I don’t know what I’m going to do?” The news she received wasn’t in her plans. The future she had been planning, the hopes she had, now seems to have vanished and been replaced with disappointed, an-
ger and fear. I had no words of my own that might help her, but I did share with her the words that I look at every morning. They are written on a 3x5 index card and taped to my bathroom mirror. When I brush my teeth and shave, I see God’s word, speaking through the prophet Jeremiah staring me in the face each new morning. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Each morning, I need to see these words and silently speak God’s promise to myself. Although I have my own plans, hopes and ideas where I want my life to go, my plans do not always work out, my goals more times than not fail to materialize. That little 3x5 card reminds me each day, that although I make plans to the best of my ability, I
cannot plan the results; they are left to the Creator, the great planner of the Cosmos. When life isn’t working out the way I think it ought to; when my plans and goals are shattered; when my hopes and dreams fall apart, that small 3x5 index card gives me hope. It reminds me daily that God has a plan for me and for each of us. His will is to give us hope and a future and his plans for us are perfect. I haven’t heard back from the young sailor who emailed me, but I hope the promise of God gives her hope of a new future and the promise of dreams yet to be realized for her and her child. It is my prayer that each of you be assured of God’s perfect plan for you. His plan is to prosper you and not to harm you; his plan is to give you hope and a future. May he continue to richly bless you and those you love each and every day!
“His plan is to prosper you and not to harm you; his plan is to give you hope and a future. May he continue to richly bless you and those you love each and every day!” - Cmdr. Dean L. Hoelz
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Air Station builds camaraderie Cpl. Sarah Cherry Staff Writer
Marines gathered with their families for food, fun and games at the Air Station family day at Afterburners aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Sept 27. Some Marines got competitive with tabletop games, while others talked with their families or ate. Through events like this, Marines improve unit cohesion and morale. The simple camaraderie of a meal and talking with fellow Marines strengthens the bond Marines share, reinforcing commitment to the Marine Corps on and off duty.
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service members the chance to pick out a formal ball gown for free. “Sometimes people don’t know all the expenses that go along with the ball,” said McCartney. “Getting dress blues ready, the hair and the makeup and all of that gets really expensive. Unfortunately, some of our families just can’t afford that expense. Having a free ball gown helps a lot.” “It’s fun,” said Stephanie Hanks, who attended the event. “You can mingle and meet other people, and try on dresses. It’s a good idea because you can network with other people, and you also get the opportunity to find a free dress to wear to the ball.” The event is also a chance to introduce new family members to other families and some of the support services available for them. “We have service providers who come [to Operation Ball Gown], and that really gets families in the door with those services and with Marine Corps Family Team Building and the classes that we offer,” said McCartney. “That way they can learn about their chain of command, or what a Family Readiness Officer is, or how to get through a deployment.” For more information on how to donate to or benefit from Operation Ball Gown, please contact Ashley McCartney at 228-7311.
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Running outside the box Sgt. Marcy Sanchez Staff Writer
While double-knotting my running shoes at 5:45 a.m., I plan out my running strategy; five mph pace for five minutes then increase to 8.5 mph for three miles. It’s easy as I stare at the beaming red display of numerals to tell how fast to go, how far I’ve gone and how much time has passed. As I stare at images of violence and politics on the multiple monitors featuring 24-hour news broadcast, I catch dark skies behind massive windows lightening by a waking sun. Why am I inside on a treadmill when I could be outside on trails? To some it’s a decision of whether to battle the elements of nature while dodging oblivious drivers and sometimes even outrunning off-leash dogs, or staring at multiple televisions while the guy next to you walks and reads. But there is something more than fresh air that comes from training outside. A study by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry found that most adults showed an improvement in mental well-being: compared with exercising indoors, exercising in natural environments was associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement together with decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression. Participants also reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity and stated they were more likely to repeat the activity at a later date. To back the results of the study, research at West Virginia University found that taking your cardio training outdoors makes you 52 percent more likely to exercise frequently. "The message is clear," said Paul Gordon, Ph.D., the study's lead author. "Don't force yourself to work out in a gym when you can better tolerate running outside." Aside from feeling better mentally, the variable landscape that nature provides affects the muscles that are exercised vice a flat cushioned platform on a treadmill. A 2008 study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, determined that runners adopt different running patterns when they're on treadmills, such as landing a little more flat-footed. Grass, dirt and sand provide uneven surfaces for runners, which allows the body to work the full range of muscles, joints and tendons for a more challenging and comprehensive workout. “I rarely ever run on a treadmill, [I run] either on the road or on the track,” said 1st Lt. Nicholas Remshak, executive officer of Combat Logistics Company 23. “To me, personally, it has to do with pacing and running form. When you’re on a treadmill you really don’t get a chance to react to how you’re pacing when you’re going up a hill or down a hill.” Another shortcoming of the treadmill is the ability to stimulate muscles the way nature does. The fitness website, Active.com, gives
an example of this shortcoming with speed. According the website, the common treadmill’s max speed of 12 mph is slower than most runners’ sprinting speed, making it difficult to simulate sprints of short and fast intervals. If you have ever sprinted on a track you can imagine trying to simulate going from 50 percent effort to 100 percent on a treadmill. “Running over grass can be very helpful for anybody who is training,” said Remshak, a native of Franklin, Wis. “I think you have to start building up slowly. Running out on the road is more of a mental than a physical challenge.” Remshak, an avid runner, runs about 15 miles per week and says some of the challenges that come with training outside involve the elements. “When you’re outside you have to deal with wind, humidity, heat and the elements out there, I think those are all challenges that can benefit somebody in the long run,” said Remshak. To combat the forces of nature, Remshak suggests dressing appropriately with breathable layers and building your tolerance to nature’s elements by starting at a shorter distance than you would normally run. Although lacking some elements of outdoor training, running on treadmills is more beneficial than other activities and to some it’s the only option. “I think living here in Beaufort, the humidity makes it harder to run outdoors for some people,” said Kelly Colon, a Semper Fit personal trainer at MCAS Beaufort. Colon says some benefits of treadmills include a safe environment for clients with asthma to train. Other benefits include hard goals that clients can set including speed and distance, which can be adjusted on treadmills allowing the treadmill to do the thinking. Adjustments to the treadmill, to give them a near-natural run, should also be considered if running inside. “A lot of novice runners don’t get on treadmills, they can’t find their equilibrium,” said Quincy Terry, a Semper Fit personal trainer and group fitness instructor. “You have to break them in.” Terry suggests runners who are new to the treadmill should start with at least a three percent incline to simulate flat ground outdoors. “If you’re goal is to run three miles in 25 minutes, outdoors your mind might wander and you might not get to your goal, but if you set the treadmill to run three miles in 25 minutes, you’re going to keep that pace,” said Terry. “There is no slowing down because if you slow down you might find yourself on the bike behind you all of a sudden.” The Marine Corps’ Fitness Readiness Guide website offers a plethora of exercises to be executed outside or inside a controlled environment. For more information on training outdoors or indoors, visit fitness.usmc.mil, or contact the MCAS Beaufort Fitness Center at 228-7192.
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Cubs compete in Rain Gutter Regatta Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel Staff Writer
Cub Scouts lined up along a rain gutter waterway as they watched and prepared themselves to race their boats against one another. The Tri-Command’s Cub Scout Pack 283 celebrated their Rain Gutter Regatta at the Laurel Bay Cub Hut, Sept. 28. The Rain Gutter Regatta is a race Cub Scouts participate in after building their own sailboat with their unique style. Each scout was given a block of wood and materials to build their boat. Using a straw, the scouts blow into the boat’s sails, pushing them through rain gutters to the finish line. "This is a great opportunity for the children to build some-
thing with their hands and get them involved in a little friendly competition," said Gunnery Sgt. Israel Gonzales, a den leader for pack 283. "The main focus of these activities is to get families involved in their child's life and to teach the children different skills." A wide variety of boats were raced showing each child's uniqueness. Some children had military-style boats, a plain favorite color, or a character such as Cubby, the Cub Scout mascot. The Cub Scouts, who ranged from first through fourth grade, were given a month to complete their boat during Cub Scout meetings and at home with the assistance of family members. "Cub scouting is a great way to get children away from
videogames and get them involved in productive activities with other children," said Staff Sgt. Efrain Sotelo III, an assistant scout leader. “Cub Scouts offers a chance for children to learn a wide variety of skills while allowing them to hang out with their friends. Being in a military community also allows them to cope with their struggles with others that understand the challenges that come with being a military child.” The children competed for first, second and third place; however, all Cub Scouts received a patch for participating. "Once the children have participated in an event like this, they become more and more excited about the next one," Gonzales said. "The children always improve over time, and the changes are visible as they grow in scouting."
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Learning through gymnastics Cpl. Sarah Cherry Staff Writer
Children barely older than toddlers walk down a balance beam, hula hoop and crawl through a tunnel with some help from their gymnastics instructor, Alexandria Gustin, who also teaches dance, cheer and sports aboard the Tri-Command bases. “I love that [gymnastics] teaches them their gross motor skills,” said Gustin. “It teaches them better balance. They’re learning how to stand on their tippy-toes and how to move themselves. They’re learning about their own bodies.” While the exercise helps these children grow physi-
cally, they also grow socially as they learn how to interact with their peers. “They all make great friends. They have a good time,” said Gustin. “For a lot of them, it’s their first social interaction if they haven’t been to the Child Development Center yet. It’s a different adjustment, but as soon as they get used to it they really love it. “With some of these kids, I’m teaching them things they’ll remember for the rest of their lives, and I love meeting all these kids and watching them grow up. They’re all so funny and lively, I love it.” Space is still available in the Dance II class for seven to 11 year olds. To register, visit the human resources office in the Marine Corps Exchange aboard Laurel Bay.
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BSRF-14 Marines conduct live-fire exercise MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 14 participated in platoon live-fire training at a range near Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania, Sept. 26. The engagement included fire-andmaneuver and buddy-rushing. Although similar, fire-and-maneuver and buddy-rushing have differences. Buddy-rushing consists of squads using their designated marksmen to take out specific targets and, after those targets are taken out, the squad begins assaulting through the enemy position in buddy pairs. Fire-and-maneuver consists of suppressing an enemy and keeping the enemy’s head down while another squad moves around to eliminate the enemy as a whole squad, instead of buddy pairs. First Lieutenant Jared Picard, 2nd platoon commander with BSRF-14, and Philadelphia native, said that this exercise will help Marines to be more effective for military-to-military engagements with partner nations. “It’s important that when we do have the rounds we utilize them,” said Picard. [The exercise] also [keeps] us fresh for when we [advise] other [militaries] on how to do this [specific training].” Lance Cpl. Taran Trussell, a rifleman with BSRF-14, and Murrieta, Calif., native said that he believes the training is important in case of contact with the enemy and it also makes the team stronger. Picard said that the training went very well and the Marines performed at a higher level than he expected, but that there’s always room for improvement in everything that the Marines do. Marines with BSRF-14 will have more opportunities to improve their abilities as the Ground Combat Element in future livefire exercises. Conducting effective training as a platoon prepares Marines with BSRF for military-tomilitary engagements with the Romanian Army and will directly tie-in with BSRF 14’s mission of promoting regional stability and security, increasing military capacity and interoperability, and maintaining partnerships with their counterparts in Eastern Europe.
Marines focus on amphibious roots, Asia-Pacific region CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan -- The Battle of Inchon, during the Korean War, silenced critics of amphibious assault as the grueling combat which followed the landing resulted in a crucial victory and turned the tide of the war in favor of the U.S. The amphibious capabilities the Marines employed led to the recapture of the Republic of Korea’s capitol, Seoul, and severed crucial supply lines reinforcing most enemy forces south of the 38th parallel latitudinal line. Approximately 150 Marines and sailors with Weapons Company disembarked the USS Ashland aboard assault amphibious vehicles to execute an amphibious assault landing off the coast of Camp Schwab Sept. 18 upon their return to Okinawa from the Republic of Korea. The Marines and sailors of Weapons Co. are with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the unit deployment program. The AAVs are with Assault Amphibious Vehicle Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF. During their training in the Republic of Korea, the Marines and sailors participated in a re-enactment of the landing at Inchon with their ROK counterparts to not only train for amphibious operations but also as part of a commemoration ceremony for the historical event, according to 1st Lt. Jonathan M. Brown, a platoon commander with AAV Co. In keeping with the Corps’ amphibious roots, the AAV community has swam back into the spotlight, as it provides amphibious transportation for infantry units. Therefore, training with the AAV and becoming familiar with it is key to an infantry unit’s overall competency in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Lowman. For some of the Marines, it was the first time experiencing not only life aboard a U.S. Navy ship but also an AAV executing its amphibious capability.
Marines with Weapons Training Battalion and The Basic School fire at Robotic Moving Targets Sept. 24, 2013, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The Marines worked with the Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group to identify the most effective techniques to engage moving targets and to evaluate the robotic target for use in standardized Marine Corps training.
Marine Corps Warfighting Lab experiment may lead to change in target engagement Pfc. Eric T. Keenan
Headquarters Marine Corps
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- The Field Testing Branch from the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory’s Experiment Division began testing techniques for engaging moving targets during the Moving Target Technique Limited Objective Experiment 2 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 16. The experiment, which ends Sept. 27, tests the most effective technique and method to engage moving targets with the M-4 carbine and M-27 infantry automatic rifle. “This experiment is fundamentally about — how do I make an individual Marine more lethal,” Capt. Benjamin Brewster, project officer with the field testing branch at the Warfighting Lab, said. The experiment is also using and evaluating Robotic Moving Targets. The robots are treaded moving targets developed by an Australian company named Marathon to help train service members in marksmanship. Marines from The Basic School and Weapons Training Battalion, Quantico, Va., fired the M-4 and M-27 at the robots using three
techniques: tracking, ambush and swing through. The Marines tested each technique using semi-automatic, burst and automatic fire in the standing, kneeling and prone positions. The shooters engaged targets moving perpendicular to them, at both a 75-meter and 150-meter distance, firing thousands of rounds throughout the experiment. The robots simulate an enemy crossing a road. “Much like hitting a baseball, moving target engagement is a skill that has to be trained, honed and maintained in order for someone to be proficient with it,” Brewster said. For the ambush technique, the shooter picks a pre-designated point and fires when the target comes into their sight. For tracking, the shooter follows the target in their sight and takes the shot when they feel ready. For the swing through, originally a skeet shoot method, the shooter sights in behind the target, follows its direction of travel, and fires through it. “We are trying to validate if one of those techniques is more effective than the others,” Brewster said. The data collectors measured
hit ratio by technique, method, shooting position, distance, and by the equipment of each shooter, either wearing full combat gear, or not wearing gear. In nine years of being an infantry Marine and after five combat deployments, Sgt. Phillipi Sanz, a combat marksmanship trainer with Weapons Training Battalion, said he has only trained on one range that focused on moving targets. If the results of this experiment help to change how Marines train, “There is no where we can go but up.” Out of 110 rounds fired during the annual rifle qualification, only eight are fired on moving targets. The moving targets currently used are frontal silhouettes about 19 inches wide by 40 inches tall. They are exposed for 10 seconds, and move at a pace of one to two miles an hour. “The current marksmanship tables in the annual rifle qualification are completely unrealistic to train a Marine to shoot a moving target,” Brewster, an infantry officer with two Afghanistan deployments, said. The robots present a target the size of an average person. They fall over when shot and can simulate average walking and
running paces from four to eight miles an hour. With the more realistic features of the robots, training on them provides a more difficult but accurate portrayal of a combat scenario, the makers of the robots said. “You throw in something unpredictable and it totally changes the dynamic,” Alex Brooks, CEO of Marathon, the company responsible for developing the robots, said “Rather than just training moving marksmanship, you’re training judgment, rules of engagement and situational awareness.” Soldiers from the Asymmetric Warfare Group supported the experiment by helping with data collection and operation of the robots. Brewster hopes the experiment will lead to alternative training for moving target marksmanship, ultimately making Marines more efficient in combat, leading to lives saved and mission accomplishment. “As it stands right now, there is no training for a Marine to shoot moving targets that he is realistically going to encounter in combat before he deploys,” Brewster said.
Corps Shot Sgt. Marco Mancha
Thies, Senegal - A Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commando fires his weapon during a live fire exercise September 17. The exercise was part of a week-long engagement in which U.S. Marines and sailors with APS 13 trained with Senegalese forces to further promote maritime security and partnership in the area. The Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos grew even more familiar with their M16A2 assault rifles, and took turns firing the squad automatic weapons and the M240B automatic firearm.
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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa, Japan -With the return of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the offload of more than 1,000 Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the MEU’s regularly scheduled Fall Patrol ended here, Sept. 25. The unit returned after spending nearly three months patrolling the AsiaPacific region and conducting bilateral training exercises with the Australian Defense Forces. Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines; Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), all with the 31st MEU, left Okinawa in late June. The service members were divided among the three ships of Amphibious Squadron 11; the USS BHR (LHD 6), the USS Denver (LPD 9) and the USS Germantown (LSD 42). The “Blue/Green” team headed for Australia after embarking to participate in Talisman Saber 13 and Exercise Koolendong 13. Each element of the MEU spent weeks training alongside their Australian counterparts in realistic combat scenarios to improve their interoperability. “This was the first time I have had the opportunity to train with a structured army from another nation, so I gained experience that will benefit me in the future,” said Cpl. William S. Parker, the 21-year-old training non-commissioned officer with Company E., BLT 2/4, 31st MEU and a native of Melbourne, Fla. “We were able to see a different environment and experience being a part of the (Marine Corps’ Marine Air Ground Task Force).” During Talisman Saber 13, the Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU were pitted
against elements of the 7th Brigade, Royal Australian Army, in a realistic combat training scenario. The mission of the 31st MEU was to conduct an amphibious assault using ground forces, eliminate the “enemy” and then provide security for the civilian populace roleplayed by Australian soldiers. “With a full blown scenario in place and having a detailed understanding of what we were against, we honed our skills in going from a combat environment to posting a local force in control,” said Capt. Kyle Wolfe, the 30-year-old commanding officer of Co E., BLT 2/4, 31st MEU, and a native of St. Joseph, Ill. “We were able to do all the things that an infantry company would have to do in a situation like that. We patrolled, ambushed and fought the enemy, but at the same time
MALS-31 Stingers detachment is deployed to Afghanistan and is augmenting MALS-40 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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we interacted with the local civilians and helped them out.” Once Talisman Saber 13 was complete, the unit immediately began their certification exercise. CERTEX is a two-week event, evaluated by Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, to test the 31st MEU’s proficiency in its full spectrum of capabilities for real-world operations. CERTEX was conducted at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia. After a successful CERTEX, the ships sailed around the coast of Australia for the next training event. To begin Exercise Koolendong 13, the 31st MEU moved a battalionsized force more than 300 miles inland from the Port of Darwin using a 57-vehicle convoy and aircraft from VMM-265 (REIN). The weeklong exercise featured com-
bined-arms, live-fire training with the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin and a company of soldiers from the 5th Royal Australian Army. The exercise also demonstrated the operational reach of the 31st MEU and its ability to be self-sustained and ready for any mission. “(Exercise Koolendong) truly demonstrated what amphibious forces can bring to the table, something not all joint forces could do,” said Col. John E. Merna, Commanding Officer of the 31st MEU, and native of Prince George County, Md. Now back to their homeport on Okinawa, Japan, the 31st MEU will receive a new ground combat element and begin training for their next patrol. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.
Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit carry bags down the stairs while disembarking the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) to end their regularly scheduled Fall Patrol here, Sept. 25. The unit returned after spending nearly three months patrolling the Asia-Pacific region and conducting bilateral training exercises with the Australian Defense Forces. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.
Celebrity chef expands CLR-17 food service CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., - Pistachio-crusted pork chops, pan-seared lamb chops and plates of roasted spaghetti were just a few of the culinary treats served by Rahm Fama, guest chef and host of the Food Network show, “Meat and Potatoes,” and the food service specialists of Food Service Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 25. Fama is a meat enthusiast who spent his childhood at a ranch and worked his way up the restaurant ladder, cooking for several kitchens all over America before landing a job as corporate chef for U.S. Foods in Los Angeles. A smorgasbord of meat and starch dishes broke the routine menu of the 14 Area mess hall, as Chef Fama provided new choices to challenge the culinary skills of the food service specialists and stimulate the palate. “He showed us some techniques, we did some preparation work and punched out this pretty fancy meal,” said Sgt. Samuel Hodgeman, assistant chief cook with CLR-17, 1st MLG. “He gave the Marines different tips on techniques such as layering and searing.” In addition to enhancing the Marines’ culinary skills, the experience also provided the Marines with a view on the food industry from a civilian perspective, said Hodgeman, a native of Derry, N.H. “It opens the Marines’ eyes to what the culinary community can be outside of the mess hall,” said Hodgeman. “It really expands their horizons and opens them up to more creativity.” The event was conducted in partnership between Sodexo food services and the Marine Corps to provide the food service specialists with a different outlook on their dayto-day routine. “The event builds our partnership and gives the Marines a chance to try something a little different and outside the box,” said Ronald Lazurek, project manager for Sodexo. “It gives them a taste of what happens in the private sector. It also helps us to motivate them.” At the end of the day, the junior enlisted Marines reaped the biggest benefits from the experience and gained new insights to their job. “The thing I liked about it the most was being able to interact with Chef Rama,” said Lance Cpl. Daniel D. Jackson, a food service specialist with CLR-17, 1st MLG. “The way he prepares and cooks some of the food is new and creative. It was an eye-opening experience for me.” The food service industry is a sector built upon its customers, and food service in the military is no different. The food service specialists with Combat Logistic Regiment 17 strive to provide Marines food with the best nutrition and taste.
1/10 stays ready for ‘any clime and place’ Pfc. Jose A. Mendez Jr.
2nd Marine Division
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE -- The Marine Corps is renowned for its ability to be ready to fight anywhere in the world within a moment’s notice, which is the reason the Marines of 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training from Aug. 14 through Sept. 14. More than 650 Marines and sailors, from 2nd Marine Division and 2nd Marine Logistics Group, as well as Canadian soldiers with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, took part in the month-long training conducted in Toiyabe National Forest, Calif. In order to master the training, service members had to pass through three different phases. The first phase, called pre-environmental training, teaches Marines how to make drinking water using filtration systems, to make improvised shelters, to tie knots necessary for rappelling and to safely cross gorges. Phase two is the basic mobility phase, conducted over a 13-day period at four locations, where they practiced various survival tech-
niques. At the first site the Marines learned escape and evasion techniques and had to survive as a fire team on one meal, ready to eat for more than 48 hours. After hiking to the second site they worked on land navigation in mountainous terrain and steep earth climbing with 65-pound packs. “Between each site the Marines had to conduct a two-hour to eight-hour foot movement to the next site,” said Lt. Col. Steve Pritchard, the battalion commander for 1st Bn., 10th Marines. At the third site, the service members learned rappelling with their gear in day and night conditions, after which they had to conduct an assault ascending the cliff. Site four was individual rock climbing during both day and night while the Marines’ equipment was being hauled to the top. A river crossing in approximately 40 degree, chest-high water, was included as well. The mountainous terrain wasn’t the only challenge for the Marines, who also had to deal with the high elevation. “Six thousand seven hundred feet to 11,000 feet is a lot of elevation gain so it takes more time to get between checkpoints,” Pritchard
said. “However in the mountains we can go from 7,800 feet, come back to 6,000 feet then go back up and down continuously which made it very difficult.” To combat the difficulties of traveling through the mountains, the training center teaches a new system during the hikes. “In the Marine Corps on average we usually hike three miles for 50 minutes with a 10 minute break in between. Now in the mountains you may go half of a mile in 50 minutes because of the terrain,” said Pritchard, a Weymouth, Mass., native. “So out there we conduct what is called a 25 and five, which is every 25 minutes we take a five minute break so the Marines can retain some sort of energy during the strenuous hikes.” A big problem facing the Marines was logistics. At higher elevations the level of oxygen begins to diminish which not only effects fatigue levels, but also plays into the logistical aspect because it limits helicopters’ ability to bring supplies to the Marines. Additionally, ground vehicles can’t navigate the rough terrain making resupply impossible. “We were reliant upon 19th century technology in order to resupply our units. The use of mules for logistical resupply was taught and applied,” said Pritchard. “During the training we had had two strings of eight mules that provided logistical support to our units.” The mules helped the Marines by bringing food, water, weapons and ammunition. With all of the knowledge taught in the first and second phase they were ready to move onto the final phase of training. Phase 3 is better known as the six-day field evolution. The Marines were faced with scenarios, which would force them to use everything they learned throughout the training. “If we as Marines say any clime and any place, then the mountains are one of those places,” said Pritchard. “So we have to be prepared to fight and win in any clime and place.”
SOTG operators put robots to test CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan -- In recent years, there have been sweeping changes to combat technology designed to preserve the life of warfighters and provide a tactical edge. Recently those leaps and bounds have been in the field of advanced robotics. Marines with the Special Operations Training Group tested a prototype advanced robotics system known as the Stingray Micro Unmanned Ground Vehicle Sept. 18-19 at Camp Hansen and the Central Training Area. The prototype is intended to assist teams during visit, board, search and seizure operations. This prototype can aid in missions which require ground forces to search an enemy vessel for armament or possible combatants. These robot prototypes, which resemble small radio-controlled cars, were put to the test on both days. The Stingray MUGV system comes with two vehicles and a user control unit. It weighs just over 12 pounds, and the vehicles are equipped with a controllable camera, infrared systems and a flashlight. The system’s design allows the vehicles to be tossed or dropped short distances, as well as perform limited actions in aquatic environments.
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Kids played on inflatable obstacle courses, climbing and sliding. They shot hoops, threw frisbees and scaled a rock wall. Grinning faces were seen and giggles heard as kids spun around on rides. “It brings the community together,” Murtha said. “The kids’ faces are shining, they’re running with their parents and they’re enjoying the good food and the good camaraderie.” For more information on available programs call 228-6126 (Air Station) or 228-2044 (Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island).
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should monitor media outlets for news about the approval of a continuing resolution or an FY2014 Appropriation. “Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort regrets the unfortunate outcome of the government shutdown. Our civilian Marines are highly valued members of the Air Station team. We truly appreciate their work, dedication and support they show to our Nation’s military. Their efforts assist us in maintaining a constant state of readiness to remain America’s 911 Force. Their absence from work will not go unnoticed. We hope there is a quick resolve to the shutdown, so our employees may return to work and we can return to operating at a normal capacity,” said Col. Brian Murtha, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. For more information view Marine Administrative Message 512/13 http://www.marines.mil/News/Messages/tabid/13074/Article/151118/curtailment-of-operations-due-to-a-lapse-in-appropriations.aspx
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his small town was one of many after meeting others with similar backgrounds. “I wanted to feel like I was contributing to something bigger, so I set a goal to start giving back to the community,” said Berger, a native of Sulligent, Ala. “Having a little girl really influenced me to get involved because I wanted to set a good example. I feel that volunteering in the community really does set a good example for my child and other children around the world.” On average, Berger volunteers 10 hours a month if time allows and encourages his wife and daughter to join him in community service. “As an active volunteer I would have to say there aren't very many benefits to a service member besides maybe working on cooperation skills, but there are many good emotions involved and it is a good feeling that cannot be explained in words,” said Berger. One of his favorite places to volunteer is at the Laurel Bay Youth Center because he enjoys working with children. “Corporal Berger always
has his hand up whenever we are looking for volunteers and he also proactively looks for volunteering opportunities while also incorporating his family and friends,” said Lisa Montanez, H&HS Family Readiness Officer. “I guess I would have to say the main benefits of being a volunteer would have to be a sense of understanding bad situations, stimulating the pride of being a Marine 24/7, and knowing that you positively influence others,” said Berger. Marines who volunteer may become eligible to receive the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for a sustained and direct outstanding volunteer service to the community of a consequential nature, normally for a 3-year period. Requirements for the medal include service to the civilian community, military family community, significant in nature and provide tangible results, to reflect favorably on the military service and the Department of Defense. For more information about volunteering opportunities contact your units Family Readiness Officer or to learn more about the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal refer to MARADMIN 461/00.
checking themselves and receiving mammograms regularly to check for continued from page 1 breast cancer.” There are several types of breast Disease Control one in eight women cancer which can be diagnosed at born in the U.S. will get breast cancer different stages of development, at some point during her life. After grow at different rates, and even be skin cancer, breast cancer is the diagnosed in men as well as most common kind of cancer women. in women. “Preventing and detect“Our goal is to raise ing breast cancer early awareness about the will help save more importance of screenlives,” Little said. “Woming and the early en need to know that detection of breast by receiving breast cancer,” said Camexams, mammograms mye Little, the breast and other screenings care coordinator for they increase their Naval Hospital Beauchances of detecting fort. “Women have an inbreast cancer early, when creased chance of surviving they are most likely to be breast cancer if it’s found cured. By promoting and treated early. Statisbreast cancer awaretics show the number ness and prevention of deaths caused by amongst one anothbreast cancer has er we are helping gone down in remothers, daughters, cent years due to wives and even the an increase in the occasional male number of women beat the disease.”
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because their fields are overpopulated or are closed for promotion. The Marine Corps is downsizing, cutting 20,000 from active duty by 2017. With sequestration, the military’s shrinking budget means even deeper manpower cuts could happen that would toughen re-enlistment eligibility for Marines. “Eligible Marines interested in re-enlisting should request to make a lateral move as soon as possible,” said Gunnery Sgt. Orion Murray, career planner for Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. “For junior Marines, making a lateral move early in their service can be a good idea. By moving into a field that promotes quickly, Marines can obtain job security, setting them up with the ability to stay in for a 20 year retirement.” All lance corporals and corporals up for re-enlistment in 2014 are eligible to apply provided they meet all other requirements for the
field. Marines also must meet time-in-grade requirements before they can be noncompetitively promoted. For a lance corporal to be promoted to corporal, they must have eight months at their current rank. To be promoted to sergeant, a corporal must have 12 months in their current rank. The Marines must also be current on required professional military education. Once promoted, Marines immediately receive pay and other benefits commensurate with their new rank. However, they will be administratively reduced to their previous rank if they fail to successfully complete the required MOS school. Most of the nine career tracks eligible for the Intended MOS Promotions program are considered high-demand, low-density, meaning they are critical but difficult to keep stocked. As a result, most do provide quick promotion times and a good chance of reaching a 20-year retirement. Compared to other MOSs, the time needed to pick up sergeant and staff sergeant can be offset by months or even years. Some MOSs are
so overpopulated that even those fortunate enough to be selected for promotion can wait more than a year to pin on rank. “If a Marine is interested in lateral moving I encourage them to meet with their career planner as soon as possible to get started,” Murray said. “This program can help those looking to stay in by getting them promoted, into a secure job field and increasing their chances of reaching a 20-year retirement.” For more information see Marine administrative message 429/13. The eligible MOSs are as follows: - 0211 Counterintelligence/ Human Intelligence Specialist - 0241 Imagery Analysis Specialist - 0372 Critical Skills Operator - 0689 Cyber Security Technician - 2336 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician - 3044 Contract Specialist - 4133 Morale, Welfare, Recreation Specialist - 4821 Career Retention Specialist - 5821 Criminal Investigator CID Agent
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Mike and November Company Graduates Honor Graduates Platoon 3072
Pfc. J.E. Cooper, Waxhaw, NC Senior Drill Instructor: Sgt. J.G. Savage
Pfc. S.S. Fatemi, Pembroke, MA Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. B.M. St. Romain
Pfc. M.F. Currington, Newark, NY Senior Drill Instructor: Sgt. D.C. Chick
Pfc. W.M. Aburas, Cincinnati, OH Senior Drill Instructor: Sgt. M.E. Wehmeier
Pfc. E.M. Liburd, Tampa, FL Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. P.C. McGovern
Pfc. E.M. Riley, Lenexa, Kansas Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. C.M. Milton
Pfc. M.D. Vogt, Bath, NH Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. W.E. Wofford
Pfc. R.A. Horton, San Diego, Ca Senior Drill Instructor: Sgt. A.R. Cambridge
Platoon 3073 Platoon 3074 Platoon 3076
Platoon 4032 Platoon 4033
Platoon 3072 Pfc. D. T. Adams , Pfc. E. D. Alvarez , Pfc. C. R. Anderson , Pvt. J. M. Back , Pfc. J. K. Bradley , Pfc. D. L. Brown* , Pfc. J. D. Brown , Pfc. C. J. Buchanan II , Pvt. M. L. Bundrage , Pfc. J. T. Burks , Pfc. N. R. Burston , Pfc. Y. I. Cambroncambron , Pvt. B. M. Cannon , Pfc. L. M. Carpenterwhyte , Pfc. V. M. Chandler , Pfc. J. E. Cooper* , Pvt. R. C. Cornelius , Pfc. J. C. Crowe , Pvt. A. B. DeCoff , Pfc. M. C. DeLee , Pfc. W. L. Dorminey , Pvt. C. J. Dougherty , Pvt. M. W. Dyer , Pvt. M. H. Earl , Pvt. N. R. Espo , Pfc. C. L. Ferguson* , Pvt. X. D. Gaddy , Pfc. W. A. Griffin , Pvt. L. M. Grosdidier , Pfc. A. S. Handle , Pvt. J. D. Hart , Pvt. M. F. Hathcoat , Pvt. J. D. Hendrix , Pfc. O. E. Herrera-Beltran , Pvt. D. J. Hoffman , Pvt. J. J. Hostetler , Pfc. T. L. Hull Jr. , Pvt. T. A. Hurst , Pvt. J. L. Jaworski , Pfc. C. J. Johns , Pvt. C. L. Johnson Jr. , Pvt. A. K. Johnson , Pvt. R. D. Johnson Jr. , Pfc. P. E. Killeen , Pfc. J. C. Kligel , Pvt. M. A. Kondracki , Pvt. T. J. Lary , Pvt. J. L. Laub , Pvt. J. J. Livezey , Pfc. K. L. Lowe , Pfc. M. H. Maas , Pfc. K. J. Masella* , Pfc. W. K. Mccullah , Pfc. J. E. McDuffie , Pvt. T. A. McKay , Pfc. T. R. Mew* , Pvt. C. M. Meyer , Pvt. N. C. Moffett , Pfc. E. J. Mota , Pvt. C. D. Mullins , Pvt. J. A. Navarroreyes , Pvt. J. E. Neff , Pfc. K. Nguyen , Pfc. T. C. Nguyen-Bolia , Pfc. A. G. Nunez , Pfc. A. Oliveros-Sixtos , Pfc. C. J. Parker , Pvt. J. T. Plaugher , Pfc. P. R. Poore , Pfc. M. L. Ramsay , Pfc. O. S. Reddick* , Pvt. S. A. Richards , Pfc. J. D. Robb , Pvt. M. G. Smith Jr. , Pvt. C. D. Smith , Pvt. K. R. Sorensen , Pfc. A. T. Stoup , Pvt. T. A. Stratton , Pvt. C. R. Stroope , Pfc. D. A. Suciu , Pvt. M. L. Sweeting , Pvt. K. J. Syvinski , Pvt. Z. V. Thompson , Pfc. J. R. Torres , Pfc. B. L. Townsend , Pvt. D. S. Turner , Pfc. J. R. Varner , Pfc. M. C. Vaught , Pfc. J. A. Walker , Pvt. I. A. Wallace , Pfc. A. J. Wantz , Pvt. R. E. Watts , Pfc. S. B. Yared
, Pvt. D. A. Altic , Pvt. T. A. Angle , Pfc. J. D. Avery , Pfc. G. V. Bagley III , Pvt. A. B. Ball , Pvt. A. C. Bates , Pvt. C. A. Beegle , Pfc. W. J. Bellingham Jr. , Pfc. J. L. Blackwell , Pfc. S. D. Bowen , Pfc. A. J. Byington , Pvt. J. A. Campbell , Pfc. R. A. Campos , Pvt. S. A. Chandler , Pfc. J. P. Clark , Pvt. M. N. Collins , Pvt. P. L. Cornett , Pvt. L. Cox-Borba* , Pvt. J. L. Crespo , Pfc. M. F. Currington* , Pvt. J. R. Davies , Pvt. J. E. Dillon , Pvt. S. A. Epps , Pfc. D. D. Evans-Picot* , Pvt. J. D. Evon , Pvt. A. T. Faltys , Pfc. G. F. Foster , Pvt. C. C. Fox , Pfc. E. H. Gaskins , Pvt. J. A. Grace , Pfc. D. S. Grissom , Pvt. C. L. Hall , Pfc. J. R. Hamper , Pvt. C. M. Hernandez-Vargas , Pvt. M. A. Higgins , Pfc. J. J. Holland , Pvt. B. M. Hopkins , Pvt. B. N. Howland , Pfc. N. L. Hughes , Pfc. J. R. Hulsmeyer , Pfc. J. J. Johnson , Pfc. S. S. Kim* , Pvt. J. B. Lambert , Pvt. P. O. Lanier III , Pvt. G. L. Lautzenheiser , Pfc. J. S. Lopez-Gutierrez , Pfc. I. Manuel-Pedro , Pvt. M. Marenco , Pfc. J. S. Markham , Pfc. G. C. Matthews , Pvt. J. H. Mayette , Pfc. N. B. Mayfield , Pfc. T. D. McElroy , Pfc. E. J. Mendez-Aguilar , Pfc. L. Mervil , Pfc. A. D. Mesa , Pfc. J. A. Milner , Pvt. C. S. Moyer , Pvt. S. A. Mumaw , Pfc. K. R. Neely , Pvt. G. D. Nievesdejesus , Pfc. V. A. Olvera* , Pvt. L. S. Orlowski , Pfc. R. I. Ortega , Pfc. N. B. Passopulo , Pfc. M. A. Pell , Pfc. A. J. Penningroth , Pvt. N. C. Peoples , Pfc. L. G. Petr , Pfc. D. M. Pritt , Pfc. Z. R. Rhodes , Pvt. B. M. Ritzenthaler , Pvt. J. S. Rosendahl , Pvt. C. T. Ross , Pvt. T. G. Rozier , Pvt. K. B. Rush , Pvt. M. T. Schon , Pfc. J. M. Schramm , Pvt. L. J. Sears , Pfc. C. R. Smith , Pvt. M. E. Stanislawski , Pfc. S. B. Storch , Pvt. M. A. Stutler , Pfc. D. W. Surman , Pfc. J. A. Swogger , Pvt. A. J. Taylor Jr. , Pfc. B. Val , Pvt. J. A. Vazquez , Pfc. M. J. Walker , Pfc. A. D. Whitfield , Pfc. L. G. Willis , Pvt. A. M. Wilson
Pfc. D. T. Adams , Pvt. A. P. Albright , Pvt. K. M. Amaral , Pvt. B. J. Baudoin , Pfc. A. A. Benitez-Rivera , Pvt. O. E. Bonilla-Santiago , Pfc. F. C. Brown , Pfc. T. M. Brunet III , Pvt. E. A. Bumbulsky Jr. , Pfc. J. C. Burns , Pvt. V. D. Busa , Pvt. D. J. Busby , Pfc. J. J. Cardenas , Pvt. A. M. Cassel , Pvt. T. A. Clark , Pfc. A. D. Clayton , Pfc. A. N. Coleman , Pvt. J. C. Comeau III , Pvt. Q. C. Compton , Pvt. Z. C. Dagley , Pvt. A. M. David , Pvt. D. A. Delong , Pvt. B. B. Dennis , Pvt. J. D. DiGangi , Pfc. N. R. Dix , Pvt. C. M. Emerson , Pvt. K. A. Escobar , Pfc. D. W. Farmer , Pfc. J. M. Felicianogonzalez , Pvt. A. S. Field , Pvt. D. R. Fisher , Pvt. L. T. Floyd , Pvt. A. Garcia , Pvt. D. A. Genova , Pvt. G. B. Goldinger , Pfc. N. R. Grantvancleef , Pvt. C. J. Gros , Pfc. T. M. Hebert , Pvt. J. T. F. Hittel Jr. , Pvt. T. R. Huff Jr. , Pvt. G. D. Jacobs , Pvt. S. L. Keller , Pfc. C. J. Klyap* , Pvt. C. A. Kwiatkowski , Pvt. C. K. Lewis , Pfc. E. M. Liburd* , Pfc. J. W. Malmstrom , Pvt. D. N. Mays Jr. , Pfc. J. McClarigan-Berends , Pfc. J. L. Medina , Pvt. V. D Medina , Pvt. J. D. Miller , Pvt. M. L. Millus , Pvt. S. R. Owen III , Pfc. A. M. Pastor , Pvt. T. C. Paterno , Pvt. M. D. Pawlik , Pvt. E. E. Peer , Pvt. M. Perez , Pfc. A. M. Reay , Pvt. E. M. Reed , Pfc. A.G. Reynolds , Pfc. A. R. Ringer , Pvt. J. R. Roman , Pfc. J. T. Romano , Pfc. K. E. Rothrock , Pvt. A. J. Rowan , Pvt. B. J. Ruiz-Estades , Pfc. E. J. Ruiz-Issa , Pvt. J. L. Salcedo , Pfc. D. P. Samsa* , Pfc. C. R. Sarver , Pvt. T. D. Scott , Pvt. C. L. Sewell , Pvt. R. J. Sheldon , Pvt. J. J. Shepherd , Pfc. J. E. Smith , Pfc. H. T. Stone , Pvt. C. L. Strong , Pvt. J. R. Suliga , Pfc. S. M. Travers Jr. , Pvt. C. V. Valenti* , Pvt. K. D. Watkins , Pvt. M. W. Weirick , Pfc. O. R. Wick , Pfc. J. R. Wilhite , Pvt. M. J. Williams , Pfc. J. W. Wingfield , Pfc. Z. T. Worcester , Pfc. M. G. Yingst* , Pfc. N. A. Yrigollen , Pfc. R. Zamora
Platoon 3076 Pfc. T. Abit-Osman , Pfc. T. N. Achuff , Pfc. J. A. Almonte , Pvt. D. D. Baker , Pfc. D. T. Barth , Pvt. P. P. Batista Jr. , Pvt. M. J. Becnel Jr. , Pvt. T. W. Bishop , Pvt. J. E. Bonet Jr. , Pvt. S. D. Borreda , Pfc. L. M. Bovill , Pfc. W. C. Bradley Jr. , Pvt. D. C. Braun , Pvt. C. J. Budrewicz , Pvt. M. J. Burgess , Pvt. A. D. Catalano , Pvt. A. M. Charneski , Pvt. G. A. Charron Jr. , Pvt. J. J. Clapp , Pvt. W. P. Coleman , Pvt. J. M. Collins , Pfc. A. S. Colucci , Pvt. P. J. Corriveau , Pvt. L. R. Costa , Pvt. R. G. Dortch Jr. , Pfc. Z. A. Dresch , Pvt. L. T. Driggers , Pvt. H. J. Fuselier III , Pvt. J. Galang , Pfc. B. P. Gibson * , Pvt. S. B. Gill , Pvt. R. Gonzalez , Pvt. A. Gonzalez III , Pfc. I. J. Gonzalez Cortes , Pvt. D. E. Goodnough , Pvt. T. M. Gouin , Pvt. S. M. Guillot Jr. , Pfc. E. E. Haines , Pfc. D. C. Harrington , Pfc. A. D. Hinton , Pfc. M. P. Hodgson , Pvt. N. Hussain , Pfc. B. M. James * , Pvt. J. D. James , Pvt. J. C. Jones , Pfc. J. F. Kaiser , Pvt. J. M. Kaminski Jr. , Pvt. K. T. Kennedy , Pvt. M. R. Kerns , Pvt. G. E. Kim , Pvt. D. I. Kirshaw , Pvt. C. W. Knight , Pvt. J. W. Kyte , Pfc. A. D. Larson , Pvt. M. E. Leatherman Jr. , Pfc. P. A. Lee , Pvt. K. E. Lucas Jr. , Pvt. E. S. Mabry , Pfc. J. A. McLaren , Pvt. B. E. McLaughlin , Pvt. D. A. McWilliams Jr. , Pvt. P. T. Miller , Pvt. R. A. Morse , Pfc. N. Perez Gonzalez , Pfc. R. B. Phillips * , Pfc. A. T. Pizzuti , Pvt. H. S. Reyes , Pvt. B. E. Rivera , Pvt. S. O. Sallee , Pvt. S. Santiago , Pvt. A. J. Saturno , Pvt. A. Z. Seiwell , Pvt. A. Sesay , Pfc. M. J. Simonelli , Pfc. T. L. Stacey Jr. , Pfc. J. A. Swierczek , Pvt. V. H. Thawng , Pfc. J. E. Thorne , Pfc. F. Trapani V , Pvt. L. G. Troyer , Pfc. M. A. Tucker , Pvt. D. A. Vansickle , Pvt. D. W. Veley , Pfc. M. D. Vogt * , Pfc. P. A. Wellnitz Jr. , Pfc. R. D. Werneth , Pfc. A. W. West Jr. * , Pvt. A. C. White , Pvt. Z. T. Wiggins , Pvt. M. S. Will , Pvt. C. L. Williams
Platoon 3077 Pvt. D. Adams , Pfc. E. J. Anderson , Pfc. Z. W. Barnes , Pfc. T. B. Bartlett , Pfc. T. D. Beaubrun , Pvt. C. M. Biskach , Pvt. A. J. Briscoe-Rosser , Pvt. G. Campanella , Pfc. A. V. Cercone , Pvt. J. T. Colvin , Pfc. E. Conty , Pfc. D. C. Cooley , Pfc. M. P. Coyle , Pfc. J. L. Craven , Pvt. J. C. Cruceta-Reyes , Pvt. M. G. Cruz , Pfc. K. A. Cruzvazquez , Pvt. D. DiGiusseppe , Pvt. C. L. Dominique , Pvt. K. J. Dunlap , Pvt. X. Durgaj , Pvt. L. P. Edmonds III , Pfc. J. D. Edwards , Pvt. C. A. Elder , Pvt. M. J. Enders , Pfc. A. N. Eraszabala , Pfc. S. S. Fatemi , Pvt. Z. R. Felts , Pfc. D. J. Fleming , Pvt. J. F. Gamboa , Pvt. M. A. Glasco , Pvt. J. M. Green III , Pfc. J. R. Grogan , Pvt. B. M. Groves , Pvt. M. T. Hendricks , Pvt. D. J. Herbert , Pvt. A. J. Hernandez , Pvt. N. Hogan , Pfc. P. T. Holt , Pvt. A. J. Iza , Pfc. R. A. Kane* , Pfc. J. M. Kovats , Pvt. R. J. Kraus , Pvt. D. C. Kreher Jr. , Pvt. B. W. Krueger , Pvt. S. P. Laucks , Pvt. T. J. Leadley , Pfc. B. H. Lee , Pfc. S. J. Loglisci , Pvt. C. K. Mabry , Pvt. C. R. Martinez , Pfc. E. R. Mattas , Pfc. P. F. McGroder II , Pfc. W. S. McGuire* , Pfc. M. D. McKinley* , Pfc. B. A. McMaken , Pvt. R. J. Meer , Pvt. A. S. Mercurio , Pfc. R. S. Messier , Pfc. C. N. Metzger , Pvt. C. B. Miller , Pvt. R. C. Mitchell , Pfc. T. M. Moland , Pvt. J. J. Muckinhaupt , Pfc. K. R. Murphy* , Pfc. D. P. Oâ€™Leary , Pfc. B. J. Owen , Pvt. G. Panagiotopoulos , Pvt. H. G. Perezdiaz , Pfc. B. L. Persilver , Pvt. M. A. Ramnaraine , Pfc. A. G. Roberts , Pvt. T. R. Roche , Pvt. L. M. Roldan , Pvt. K. R. Rollin Jr. , Pfc. T. J. Romero , Pvt. J. A. Russell , Pvt. R. J Sanchez , Pfc. M. A. Santilla Jr. , Pfc. S. D. Sciascia , Pfc. B. J. Spencer* , Pvt. K. J. Sullivan , Pvt. R. M. Sweeting , Pvt. J. A. Thoele , Pvt. S. D. Tohill , Pvt. J. A. Trzop , Pfc. S. P. Urban , Pfc. A. T. Washer , Pfc. T. D. Way , Pvt. K. C. Wright , Pvt. J. E. Yager , Pvt. M. T. Zingarella
Pfc. L. Andreakis* , Pvt. T. P. Applegate , Pfc. D. J. Archie* , Pfc. J. A. Atwood , Pfc. J. A. Austin Jr. , Pvt. C. D. Barrall , Pfc. D. Benson , Pfc. A. Bidichandani , Pfc. W. E. Boerner , Pvt. T. W. Brown , Pvt. N. Burch , Pfc. B. A. Byers , Pvt. J. C. Carothers , Pvt. J. A. Clarke , Pfc. R. M. Corona , Pfc. J. R. Cruzcorroda , Pvt. T. J. Dauzat , Pvt. D. X. Davis , Pvt. D. T. Davis , Pvt. K. Diaz-De-Oropezavill , Pfc. J. T. Dooley , Pvt. J. R. Farr , Pvt. G. D. Fromm , Pfc. K. M. Gager , Pvt. D. F. Garland , Pfc. G. W. Gibson , Pvt. T. J. Gilmore , Pvt. A. R. Graff , Pvt. M. R. Gregory , Pfc. D. P. Harper , Pfc. G. K. Harper* , Pfc. D. C. Hayslett , Pfc. J. V. Howard , Pvt. D. J. Huffman , Pvt. J. M. Islam , Pfc. A. M. Janouris* , Pvt. T. L. Jones Jr. , Pvt. A. E. Jordan , Pvt. I. M. Kennedy , Pvt. M. A. Lamberty , Pvt. S. K. Landrum , Pvt. J. Lee , Pfc. E. T. Martin , Pvt. J. R. Mascarinas , Pvt. W. E. Mcentyre Jr. , Pfc. D. A. Mitchell , Pfc. R. L. Mitchell , Pvt. B. W. Moody , Pvt. J. P. Muller , Pvt. B. G. Murray , Pvt. J. A. Orlopp , Pvt. T. K. Park , Pfc. B. Pena , Pfc. G. K. Poulos , Pfc. V. J. Racanelli* , Pvt. J. N. Rankin , Pvt. D. J. Richardson Jr. , Pvt. R. J. Richardson , Pfc. J. W. Reed , Pvt. C. J. Rine , Pfc. X. V. Rivera* , Pfc. J. W. Roberts IV , Pvt. Z. L. Robinson , Pvt. D. P. Rojo , Pfc. L. F. Roman-Espinoza , Pvt. D. M. Rossi , Pvt. J. Sanchez , Pfc. M. A. Sanchez , Pvt. A. M. Sears , Pvt. A. N. Seunaraine , Pfc. T. A. Shorts , Pvt. J. B. Smallwoodmiles , Pvt. T. A. Snipes , Pfc. J. M. Soto-Velasquez , Pfc. D. A.J. Stanfield , Pfc. P. A. Supreme , Pfc. T. J. Swan , Pvt. T. L. Szakacs , Pvt. S. P. Taylor , Pvt. M. W. Thomason , Pvt. R. A. Thorington , Pfc. R. D. Till Jr. , Pfc. J. R. Torres , Pfc. A. T. Trout , Pfc. Z. D. Vetter , Pfc. L. E. Volpe , Pfc. H. S. Vowell , Pfc. M. K. White , Pvt. M. A. Wilson , Pvt. S. V. Wilson , Pvt. J. M. Young , Pvt. A. T. Zirkle , Pvt. A. J. Zollars
Platoon 4032 Pfc. Andrews, A. L. * , Pfc. Bailey, S. R. , Pfc. Barham, A. M. , Pvt. Booker, V. M. , Pfc. Boyer, T. M. , Pfc. Brunet, E. A. , Pvt. Carmona, A. M. , Pfc. Childress, C. B. * , Pfc. Chrisman, S. D. * , Pvt. Contreras, E. , Pvt. Cord, E. N. , Pfc. Cruz, K. J. , Pvt. Dinkel, T. R. , Pvt. Dunklee, B. R. , Pfc. Elmy, R. D. , Pvt. Ethridge, A. M. , Pvt. Fite, N. J. , Pvt. Floresacevedo, V. E. , Pvt. Fulton, E. C. , Pvt. Glover, L. S. , Pvt. Guidry, N. A. , Pfc. Guill, G. A. , Pfc. Gunther, M. A. , Pfc. Hanauer, A. E. , Pfc. Hayden, X. M. , Pvt. Hernandez, C. A. , Pvt. Hill, T. N. , Pvt. Humphrey, A. M. , Pfc. King, S. L. , Pfc. Lane, S. V. , Pfc. Lockwood, M. M. , Pvt. Medina, A. V. , Pfc. Meono, K. D. , Pvt. Milton, C. E. , Pvt. Montoya, A. K. , Pfc. Moulaye, A. , Pfc. Murphy, K. A. , Pvt. Nino, M. C. , Pvt. Nino, M. A. , Pfc. Norris, S. D. , Pvt. Pages, M. M. , Pvt. Pena, L. V. , Pfc. Poche, M. B. , Pfc. Riley, E. , Pfc. Riley, T. , Pfc. Rock, P. J. , Pvt. Roh, M. G. , Pfc. Sanchez, S. , Pfc. Sanders, C. L. , Pfc. Santos, N. L. , Pvt. Seger, B. L. , Pvt. Stout, H. N. , Pfc. Tapia, M. T. , Pfc. Valdez, A. R. , Pfc. Walton, D. T. , Pvt. Wilcox, M. N. , Pfc. Wills, T. A. , Pfc. Wilson, K. D. * , Pvt. Woodward, K. M. , Pvt. Woolfork, S. E. , Pfc. Wuellner, H. N. , Pfc. Zewatski, R. E.
Platoon 4032 Pfc. Aanonson, A. L. * , Pvt. Amirault, A. D. , Pvt. Bailey, Y. L. , Pfc. Brattmiller, A. R. , Pvt. Constancio, J. A. , Pvt. Dash, G. I. , Pfc. Davila, F. G. , Pvt. Davis, A. L. , Pvt. Day, J. C. , Pfc. Dukadzinac, S. , Pvt. Edmondson, S. H. , Pvt. Feldt, S.M. , Pfc. Ferrickmanley, J. , Pvt. Garcia, L. , Pvt. Gore, C.l N. , Pvt. Graves, J. C. , Pfc. Hall, H. A. * , Pvt. Hicks, K. J. , Pfc. Hines, M. B. , Pvt. Hollingsworth, M. N. , Pvt. Holmes, J. M. , Pfc. Horton, R. A. , Pvt. Kinnell, R. M. , Pfc. Laahs, R. M. , Pfc. Ladwig, M. R. , Pfc. Lirajurado, C. , Pvt. Llamas, I. C. , Pfc. Martin, P. L. * , Pvt. Mayer, A. N. , Pvt. Miller, A. L. , Pvt. Monroyreyes, J. , Pvt. Montalvo, Y. L. , Pfc. Morris, K. V. , Pfc. Navarro, A. A. , Pvt. Negronnieves, C. , Pfc. Ness, J. L. , Pvt. Nicholas, C.M. , Pvt. Nilsson, B. N. , Pfc. Novotny, J. A. , Pfc. Paezperez, J. A. , Pfc. Penny, S. K. , Pvt. Pepen, A. I. , Pvt. Perezzuniga, F. , Pvt. Pettway, S. N. , Pvt. Phan, H. , Pfc. Rangel, C. A. , Pvt. Richardson, S. M. , Pvt. Rodriguez, R. A. , Pvt. Rosenkranz, R. S. , Pvt. Sanchez, J. N. , Pfc. Sayre, M. M. , Pvt. Schultz, M. L. , Pvt. Schweers, K. M. , Pvt. Shanley, B. L. , Pfc. Sieng, B. S. , Pfc. Spinelli, J. M. , Pvt. Tolan, S. N. , Pvt. Verduzco, M. M. , Pfc. Welch, C. M. , Pfc. Wilson, K. M.
*Denotes meritorious promotion
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