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Lima and Papa Company Graduates

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“The noise you hear is the sound of freedom.”

n Entertainment n News Briefs n Weather n In The Community n Around The Corps

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Maryland JROTC visits Fightertown Page 4

Easter Eggstravanganza celebration Page 8

Military to police officer program Page 14

Checkerboards receive Robert M. Hanson award Cpl. Sarah Cherry Staff Writer

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 won the Robert M. Hanson award for 2013 according to Marine Administrative Message 197/14, April 14. The Marine Corps Aviation Association presents the Robert M. Hanson award to recognize superior performance of a Marine Fighter Attack Squadron in comparison to other VMFAs across the Marine Corps. “I couldn’t be any more proud of these Marines and sailors,” said commanding officer Lt. Col. Nathan M. Miller. “Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 did absolutely outstanding.” VMFA-312 Checkerboards received the award five times previously in 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2004. “I’ve never been part of a squadron that’s won that before,” said assistant operations officer Maj. Chip Koskiniemi. “It’s a pretty good shot of morale for everybody.” The award is named in honor of 1st Lt. Robert Murray Hanson a World War II Corsair pilot. Hanson shot down 25 enemy aircraft before he was killed, earning see

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DoD revamps SAPR training Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel Staff Writer

Department of Defense officials announced improvements to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training in an effort to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Apr. 14. The training improvements consist of a coordinated effort designed to ensure that everyone in the military community has consistent training standards and effective tools to prevent and respond to sexual assault. This includes SAPR training for first responders, commanders, new service members, and those deployed around the world. The services and the National Guard Bureau developed the core competencies and learning objectives jointly to incorporate the best practices and input from sexual assault survivors. “The DoD is committed to eliminating sexual assault and ensuring an environment that provides dignity and respect for all members of the military community,” said Army Col. Litonya Wilson, deputy director of prevention and victim assistance in the DoD SAPR Office during a press release. “We took steps to improve the quality see

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Laurel Bay students compete in Earth Day contest Cpl. Sarah Cherry Staff Writer

Laurel Bay schools celebrated earth day by holding a poster contest and announced the winners on April 24. Earth Day is held each year on April 22 to promote environmental responsibility. The schools aboard Laurel Bay have held the poster contest since the first Earth Day in 1970. Earth Day began to spread awareness about the environment and promote active solutions for a variety of planetary concerns. These concerns range from chemicals and toxins to air cleanliness and water conservation. The poster contest helps students learn more about protecting the earth with conservation through reducing, reusing and recycling. “It makes them think a little more about the environment,” said E. J. Wenrick, the recycle manager for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. “It’s getting more and more important for kids to conserve and recycle be-

cause resources are decreasing. It’s already a bad enough problem.” This year’s theme for the poster contest was “Green is Global”. “Basically what the theme is saying is that throughout the world, people need to be more conscious of how we use our natural resources,” said Nina Martinez-Bennett, third grade teacher and Earth Day coordinator for Bolden Elementary and Middle School. Each grade level at each school aboard Laurel Bay had a first, second and third place winner. The students all crafted their original art work based on the theme and ‘green’ motifs. “Everybody needs to start ‘going green’ – reduce, reuse, recycle,” said Wenrick. To actively improve your environment, the Environmental Protection Agency suggests picking five actions you can stick with, like lowering your pollution, conserving water or recycling. Find more environmentally friendly tips at http://www.epa. gov/


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MCAS Beaufort Movie Schedule

Saturday 2 p.m. PG (1:32)

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 4:30 p.m. PG-13 (2:04)

Saturday 7 p.m. R (1:42)

MCRD Parris Island Movie Schedule

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. 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 Baked fish with butter Pork chops with crumb topping smothered onions

Sunday 2 p.m. PG (1:53)

Sunday 4:30 p.m. PG-13 (1:51)

Earth Day Word Search

Word Bank

Monday - Friday Breakfast Hot farina, hot hominy grits and oven-fried bacon Monday Dinner Lunch Spanish chorizo and Pepper steak and potato soup rosemary potatoes Tuesday Dinner Lunch Bean with bacon Beef with vegetables soup and peas and barley soup Wednesday Dinner Lunch Creole shrimp and Chipotle roasted corn sweet potatoes Thursday Dinner Lunch Salisbury steak and Chicken with rice southern style greens soup and breadsticks

Air April Clean Climate Compost Conservation Energy Environment Extinction Forest Global Land Litter Nature Ocean Ozone People Planet Pollution Recycle Reduce Resources Reuse Smog Trash Trees Waste Water Wildlife

Friday Dinner Lunch Louisiana seafood Chicken and cheese gumbo and rice enchiladas

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 • 5 p.m. - Saturday Worship Service at Laurel Bay Youth Center 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

Sunday 7 p.m. R (1:49)

Answer key will be available on on April 30.


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

Mission Assurance


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.

Answer key will be available on on April 30.

Command Information

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High Shooter 1st Lt. W.L. Dunst MALS-31


Happenings The Single Marine and Sailor Program Paintball Trip is scheduled to take place May 3. The cost of the trip is 10 dollars which includes transportation and equipment. Registration is required. For more information call 228-6246.

A Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled to take place May 14 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Marine Corps Exchange aboard MCAS Beaufort.

A Rape Aggression Defense Class is scheduled to take place April 30 at the log cabin aboard MCAS Beaufort from 6 - 9 p.m. Registration is required. For more information call 228-1580.

The MCAS Beaufort Pistol Range is cancelling Recreational Fire until further notice due to range maintenance. For more information call Station Training at 228-6642.

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The Mollie Gross Semperfeisty Comedy Show is scheduled to come to MCAS Beaufort May 16 from 7 - 10:30 p.m. at the MCAS Theater. For more information call 228-6793

Spring temperatures brings destructive weather. Monitor local news and if you encounter flooded roads, “turn around, don’t drown” More people die annually from drowning than any other weather event.

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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.

Contact us: 228-7225 Commanding Officer MCAS Beaufort Col. Peter D. Buck

Brain Teaser

Public Affairs Officer

There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug? Answer for this week’s brain teaser will be available on on April 30.

New guy in town Cmdr. William Holiman

MCAS Beaufort Command Chaplain

Hello to all the Marines, Sailors, and Civilian Marines who read the Chaplain corner. This is my first article for you as your new command Chaplain. Usually an article should have only one point, but today just because I am new I would like to give you two totally different things. The first is to tell you a good story to carry away and then a little biography so you will know who I am and what my vision for the chapel is. On Easter Sunday evening I attended the evening service at St. Helena’s Anglican Church. I am an Anglican by faith so that shouldn’t be a surprise. The preacher of the evening was the retired bishop of North Sydney, Australia, Bishop Barnett. An Anglican bishop is a leader of a group of churches; the bishop is a pastor to the pastor of those churches. He had a marvelous sermon on the resurrection of Jesus. He focused on the testimony of Mary Magdalene to the resurrection and how her testimony is perfectly believable. Since my daughter Madeline is named for Mary Magdalene that was delightful. So yes, I believe in the resurrection of Jesus. I was excited about more than that though. You see I had met Bishop Barnett in 2003 on my way home from Iraq. I felt sure that he would not remember me but after the service I went up to shake his hand. I told him that he would surely not remember but that we had been at a dinner together back then. He immediately was able to tell me the other people at the dinner and even to remind me of what the United States Marine at the table had said that night. You will be glad to know that the US Marine had said good things. The things that we do may seem very small

and even unimportant, but in this case a very famous man who has met tens of thousands of people remembered what one Marine said over a decade later. When you speak, do you think about how important your words are? They may influence people for a lifetime. Now, a little bit about me. I was born in Arkansas, a fourth generation Navy kid. The MWSS 273 Sweathog sure looks like the Razorback hog that I grew up following in football. So even though I am a base guy I already know I will find some way to hang out with you folks! I grew up in Church, attended a Christian college where I met my wife, and then graduated from the local university with a degree in history. Then it was off to Philadelphia, PA for seminary, and fourteen years as a civilian pastor. Most of that was spent in New York City. People ask about what a culture shock that was. Going to New York was not so hard for me, but raising three kids there, that was exciting! The church that we worked at had members of just about every ethnic flavor in the US. Our little church had Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, White folks, rich people, NAACP organizers, welfare moms, homeless people, musical students from the Manhattan School of Music, opera singers, gospel singers, people who wouldn’t know music if it bit them on the nose and everything in-between. We also rented space to three other churches who held services one after another all day on Sundays. I entered the US Navy as a Chaplain in 1997. Since then I have been assigned to a cruiser, a Destroyer Squadron, 1st MARDiv (with a tour to Iraq), Souda Bay Crete, Greece, CID Corry Station, USS HARRY S TRUMAN (deploying with VMFA-312 in 2010), 22d Naval Construction Regiment, USS WASP (LHD 1)

where we did JSF testing and lots of local operations. I have deployed to the Middle East on two different carriers, and in my spare time I got to the Black Sea last year. You can tell that I have been operationally oriented. Now for the Chapel. Our church in NY was not perfect but it was a good model of what I would like our Chapel program here to be. I may be an Anglican, but I know most of you are not. I want our chapel program here to include all of you. When we hold worship services I want to hear the band, the organ, the piano, brass instruments, guitars and everything else. I want to see people of every imaginable color and age group in the worship services. Our God deserves to be praised by happy voices of all kinds. That is what I want to see and hear. I want to see more than just two services on Sunday, too. Right now we have a Roman Catholic service at 0930, and the Protestants meet at 1100 every Sunday. Every other Saturday the Buddhists meet at 1100. There are some functions held here, and plenty of youth activities. But I would like to see more. Yes, I have faith commitments of my own, but under the US Constitution I am here to make sure that you can practice your religion too. Freedom for one is freedom for all. So if we are not meeting your spiritual needs please let us know. If you have something to share with the communities that we have already meeting we want to invite you. We want to help develop your spiritual readiness. The Chapel program does not exist to take care of itself. It exists to take care of you and your spiritual needs. That is why your tax dollars keep it here. We report to the CO just like you do. So please use the program! You are invited to be here and to come as you are.

Capt. Jordan Cochran

Public Affairs Chief

Gunnery Sgt. Stephen Traynham

Press Chief

Staff Sgt. Terika S. King

Comm/Media Relations Chief Sgt. Marcy Sanchez


Cpl. John Wilkes

Staff Writers

Cpl. Sarah Cherry Cpl. Timothy Norris Cpl. Brady Wood Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel

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In The Community

Marine JROTC visits Fightertown

Cadets with the Baltimore, Md. Marine Corps JROTC program tour Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Apr. 17. During the tour the students saw a Provost Marshal’s Office working dogs demonstration, an F/A-18 static display at Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, and visited Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting to learn about their equipment.

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Once a Marine, always a Marine

A pilot from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 shows retired Capt. Walter Murphy, an F4U Corsair pilot who served during World War II, an F/A-18 Hornet aboard Naval Air Facility El Centro, April 1. While in El Centro, VMFA(AW)-533 participated in the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course. The purpose of WTI is to ensure pilots execute air combat safely and accurately while honing their skills.

The F4U Corsair that Capt. Walter Murphy flew primarily saw service in World War II and the Korean War. First used in World War II, in 1943 by the US Marine Corps, the F4U Corsair was a single-seat, single-engine, carrier-based fighter-bomber.

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Marine Corps Community Services held an Eggstravaganza Easter Celebration at the Laurel Bay Youth Center, April 19. Children were able to go on Easter egg hunts, play on bounce houses, get their faces painted and more. Free food and snacks were provided as well as arts and crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, music and a puppet show.


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Marines and Australians train together in the Top End ROBERTSON BARRACKS, Northern Territory, Australia – Marines slowly edge their way to the firing line as adrenaline courses through their veins. Assuming their firing positions, they insert their magazines and prepare to fire. As the command was given, the sharp crack of rifles could be heard through the jungle as Marines and Australian Soldiers sent rounds downrange towards their targets. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performed a range designed to give them a chance to work with Australian Soldiers, April 15. “This is our first training event while here in Darwin, so it’s giving our guys a chance to adjust to the environment,” said Capt. Aaron Quintanar, commanding officer of Alpha Company, 1st Bn., 5th Marines, MRF-D. “We will be shooting both at day and night to make sure our weapons are zeroed in.” Aside from zeroing in their weapons, the Marines showed members of the Australian Army their weapon systems, giving some of the Marines and Soldiers on both sides their first chance of this rotation to work together. The Marines went over all the basic handling of their weapons with the Australians, including the disassembling, cleaning and clearing procedures if the weapon jammed. “These guys know their rifles inside and out,” said Quintanar. “And they love being able to show the Australian’s everything they know.” For many of the Australians, it was their first chance to fire the Marines’ weapons systems, giving them the valuable experience of working together in a joint environment. As a day came to a close, the Marines and Australians continued to send rounds downrange, further improving their skills and their ability to operate closely.

Marines, Afghan soldiers prepare communication course CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps visited Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 6, to review the training curriculum for the upcoming Communication Electronics Maintenance Course. The training is a 10-day course to establish the communication maintenance process, the fundamentals of maintenance, safety and basic maintenance of the two main types radio equipment used by the ANA. According to Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Valdes, maintenance chief, Regional Command (Southwest), it is important for the ANA to learn how to sustain communication assets so they can maintain their gear and equipment. The course will give them a solid foundation of the communication maintenance process and cycle. “We want to build confidence in the ANA with the maintenance process,” said Valdes. “We want them to learn the fundamental process and basic knowledge of radio maintenance.” Currently, maintainers with the 215th Corps are attending a maintenance course in Kabul and will not return to Camp Shorabak until August. Therefore the Communication Electronics Maintenance Course is making up for the gap in expertise by teaching a number of ANA soldiers the maintenance process and educating them on basic troubleshooting techniques to establish proficiency at a lower level of maintenance in hopes they can handle some maintenance issues themselves. Staff Sgt. Shafiullah Habibi, maintenance chief and course instructor, 215th Corps, is currently the only trained soldier performing maintenance on the ANA’s communication radios and equipment. “I am the only one doing all the work,” said Habibi. “We made this course to teach more soldiers how to do maintenance and fix the equipment. Sometimes I can’t be there, so there needs to be someone else who can do the job. We need to spread the knowledge.” The first course is scheduled to begin this month. “I’m really glad to work with the Marines,” said Habibi. “I’m thankful for their help and instruction.”

A Marine with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engages a target during a live fire training exercise aboard the USS Makin Island as part of Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego, April 12. The 11th MEU and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group team conducts various amphibious-based operations during PMINT in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

11th MEU and PHIBRON 5 unite for first at-sea period

Cpl. Demetrius Morgan

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 5 (PHIBRON 5) completed two weeks of sea-based predeployment training off the coast of San Diego, April 18. PHIBRON Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) was the first full-scale at-sea event in the 11th MEU’s predeployment cycle. The training allowed the MEU, alongside their Navy counterparts, to work through various missions while embarked on three separate ships. During this time, they conducted amphibious operations and responded to various simulated crises. “This was an excellent first opportunity to integrate with the Navy and bring together our core competencies in the accomplishment of the many missions we may be called upon to conduct,” said 11th MEU Commanding Officer Col. Matthew Trollinger. “We are learning as individuals and as a collective unit, and I am confident our progression is on track.” During the training, Marines and sailors conducted seabased exercises to build cohesion between the MEU and PHIBRON 5. They simulated visit, board, search, and seizures (VBSS), airfield seizures, raids on hostile positions, embassy reinforcement, small craft action team (SCAT) rehearsal drills, and many other missionessential evolutions throughout the two-week period to mimic combat conditions that could be encountered during

the MEU’s scheduled deployment this summer. According to Capt. Jonathan Schillo, executive officer of the 11th MEU’s Reconnaissance Company, working with the Navy while executing their missions was successful and allowed for a better understanding of the PHIBRON and MEU capabilities. “The syncing efforts with us and the blue side were surprisingly smooth for it being the first time we have [worked] together,” said Schillo. “The Navy seemed excited to work with us; the command climate was great and overall it was rewarding for both of us.” Though the blue-green team trained efficiently, the challenges of coordinating efforts between three ships, the USS Makin Island, San Diego, and Comstock, provide an opportunity to improve with each upcoming training period. From the USS San Diego, 11th MEU Executive Officer Lt. Col. Eddy Hansen highlighted the challenges, “Communication is the key here. This is the first time this MEU has been split three different ways and the command element two ways. We have to continue to meet our objectives even though we are on different ships, and that’s something we can improve on.” Maj. Chris Rozsypal, detachment officer-in-charge of all Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) personnel aboard the USS San Diego, and executive officer of troops, also emphasized the importance of planning and communication. “The MEU and the Amphibi-

ous Ready Group (ARG) have to talk to each other so we can all be more combat effective,” said Rozsypal. “Our job as the aviation combat element is to provide air support in all these different missions that demand different things from us. Communicating those needs helps us to support the MEU to the maximum extent possible.” For each MEU task, the planning involved is very detailed so aircraft can be ready at the exact time needed, according to Rozsypal. That extra minute during which support is not provided can be the difference between life and death. While training for the scheduled deployment, Marines and sailors were given the opportunity to live among their Navy brothers and sisters, getting a taste of life on a ship. It took compliance on both ends to make the merger run smoothly. “This is a great event for us because it gives us a good foundation,” said Navy Capt. Carl Meuser, executive officer of the USS San Diego. “On our side of things, we need to make sure there is enough food, fresh water, and anything else we will need to support the MEU while we are out there. The first time you do anything or plan anything, it’s going to be slower than usual, but we will get the operations down, especially with the amount of enthusiasm that has been shown so far.” The Navy’s rank structure, vocabulary, and shipboard procedures are a few things the majority of Marines encountered for the first time. With many Marines experiencing ship life for the first time, and the sailors

and crew adjusting to a significant increase in personnel, cooperation is essential to make living experiences positive. “Living conditions here are a lot different from barracks life. It’s definitely a lot tighter and you’re pretty much right on top of your rack mates,” said Lance Cpl. Edgardo Melendez, an embarkation specialist with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 and a Los Angeles native. “It’s a little hard to get used to [getting around] because it’s sort of like a maze, but as time goes by it becomes muscle memory. This is my first deployment and it’s all very new to me, but it’s something over time I’ll just have to get used to. PMINT serves as a learning experience for all elements of the MEU and ARG. The next sea trial will be an opportunity to take the lessons learned from PMINT and apply them. “The ship is a dangerous place for a lot of reasons,” said Rozsypal. “It’s good that we make mistakes now early, before it really matters later.” With the first at-sea period complete, it brings the 11th MEU and PHIBRON 5 team that much closer to deployment. “I’m looking forward to this deployment,” said Meuser. “I think as long as we cooperate with each other and make the right adjustments, we will definitely be successful.” PMINT is the first shipboard event the MEU will conduct as part of their predeployment training program. The MEU will deploy with the Makin Island ARG this summer aboard the USS Makin Island, USS San Diego, and the USS Comstock.

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Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-463, Aviation Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, conduct pre-flight operations to ensure the CH-53E Super Stallions are fully operationally capable and safe aboard Royal Australian Air Force’s Base Darwin, April 18.

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Fightertown deployed: MALS-31 Stingers a detachment is currently deployed to the Western Pacific supporting VMFA(AW)-224.

Marine Corps Forces Reserve

WEST FREUGH, Scotland -Marines with 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company took part in exercise Joint Warrior 14, alongside the British 16th Air Assault Brigade, April 1 -10. During the exercise, the Marines and their British counterparts traded military concepts and training techniques to better increase interoperability between the two nations. “This is the second time in the last few months that I have had the opportunity to work with Americans,” said British Capt. Joshua Head, Fire Support Team commander, 7th Paratroopers Royal Horse Artillery, 16th AA Bde. “This has been a good

event. We get to see the differences between our two forces: different kits, different equipment and different ways of doing our jobs. The lads have a fairly similar sense of humor so we can all have a good laugh when work is over and that is a very important aspect for me.” Each nation’s force is an expert in their respective fields. However, with Marines being an amphibious force, 4th ANGLICO proudly shared their call-for-fire specialty, naval gunfire. “I feel we have greatly contributed with our expert knowledge of naval gunfire,” said Staff Sgt. Murtice Tucker, 4th ANGLICO Supporting Arms Liaison Team, team chief. “Them being army that is something they really


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VMFA(AW)-224 Bengals are currently deployed to the Western Pacific as part of the Unit Deployment Program.

4th ANGLICO works alongside British 16th Air Assault Brigade Cpl. J. Gage Karwick

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don’t get the chance to do. So I of the Marines’ first time workam grateful that we get to come ing with the Brits, they were imhere and fill in that blank for pressed with what they saw. them.” “This has been one of the most fantastic experiences of While ANGLICO assisted with my entire career, said Tucker. naval gunfire, their British coun- “These gentlemen are absoluteterparts shared views on the re- ly fabulous at what they do and sponsibilities in their rank struc- I couldn’t have asked to work ture and how it relates to the with a better group of profesMarine Corps. sionals.” “Professionally, I think it is These sentiments were also good for the Americans to actu- shared by the British. ally see how we do business be“Being with the Marines, I can tween the ranks, with our junior say they are definitely the best NCOs, senior NCOs and officers,” I have worked with. They have said Head. “We put more trust, great attitudes, great mindsets than I think any other military, in and they came to learn and our NCOs, in regards to the train- teach, which I think is imporing and discipline of our troops, tant, coming to England ready just as the Marine Corps does.” to share knowledge and grow,” With this exercise being many said Head.

8th ESB stays sharp on the trigger CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Marines with Alpha Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group assaulted the SR-8 range here with M-249 Squad Automatic Weapons, M-240B medium machine guns and the Corps’ old work horse, the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun, April 14. Approximately 33 Marines with 8th ESB attended the training. They received classes the week prior to firing and additional instruction the morning of the shoot. The courses covered characteristics of the machine guns such as rates of fire and maximum effective ranges. They also reviewed operating procedures, maintenance and immediate actions designed to clear jams and keep the weapons blazing on the firing line. The Marines fired at targets ranging from 100 yards to 400 yards away. Prior to firing each weapon, the shooters were required to answer a question about that particular machine gun from the personnel safety officers. The Marines slid behind their machine guns on the firing line early in the afternoon and released more than 2,000 rounds in controlled bursts under the guidance of their PSOs. Marine units routinely use each of the weapons systems fired by 8th ESB in deployed environments, whether mounted on a vehicle, carried by hand or nestled inside a helicopter. Proficiency with the guns is crucial, especially for the Marines with the battalion, who not only carry out their own missions, but routinely augment other units in operational environments. Alpha Co. spent more than three hours conducting drills at the range, ensuring that every Marine had the opportunity to get hands on with the weapons and left confident in their ability to employ them at a moment’s notice.

3/4 remains technically, tactically proficient Marines with 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve practice close-quarters combat tactics alongside their British counterparts with 7th paratroopers Royal Horse artillery, 16th Air Assault Brigade, April 9, during exercise Joint Warrior 2014. Joint Warrior allowed Marines to train and cooperate with members of the British Army, sharing training techniques and tactics from different points of view.

U.S., Estonian service members meet with Latvian high school students Lance Cpl. Scott Whiting

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“It was a very opening experience for me,” said Cpl. Joseph Thometz, an electrician with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines assigned to BSRF14. “I knew very little about Latvia, and I feel like I learned a something about the culture after visiting the school.” Thometz said he found the questions intelligent and challenging, and made for a more enjoyable experience. “They spoke great English and were able to ask us some tough questions about the military,”Thometz said. He, along with the other service members, enjoyed the unique opportunity to build a relationship with the people of Latvia and give them a good first impression of Americans. “Many of them haven’t met anyone from the United States before, so we had to set the example for them,”Thometz said. Kaulins expressed his gratitude after the

successful meeting. He explained the school currently has only approximately 150 Latvians enrolled from the surrounding area, but many graduates of the secondary school enlist or commission into the Latvian army. Kaulins hopes the visit from U.S. Marines can help some students decide about joining the service if they were on the fence about it. “These students are like Americans,” he said. “They want to travel and see the world. You, as Americans, joined your military and now are in Latvia. They want to do the same thing and go see other countries, such as the United States.” Kaulins also said after this event, he’d welcome more visits like this in the future. He explained the students got a lot out of meeting U.S. service members, and he’d like to extend that unique opportunity to multiple schools in the country.

CAMP ADAZI, Latvia -United States Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14, are currently in Latvia training with the local army for exercise Summer Shield along with Estonian and Lithuanian service members, but they were able to make a special trip to a small school in the rural Latvian countryside to meet the students there. Latvian Lieutenant Col. Gunars Kaulins, the commanding officer of Combat Support Battalion of the Latvian Armed Forces Infantry Brigade, reached out to the U.S. Embassy in Latvia and expressed a need for funding the Lejasciems Secondary School required. With the funding nearing its approval, the school wanted to thank Americans for the help they received in improving the building. “The school wanted to say thank you to U.S. representatives, and because we are having the Summer Shield exercise with Estonians, we figured this would be a great occasion to meet U.S. troops who are visiting Latvia,” Kaulins said. The Marines were able to eat at the school’s cafeteria, tour the facilities and meet students in the high school. There was a question and answer period where the students asked the U.S. and Estonian service members anything and everything. Kaulins said the students loved the opportunity to speak with United States citizens and to learn about the military from them. “Everyone who was at the meeting was so excited and very appreciative,” Kaulins said. The Marines took just as much away from Marines, Latvian soldiers and an Estonian service member take questions from a class at the visit as the Latvian students did. Lejasciems Secondary School in Lejasciems, Latvia, April 9.

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Marines crossed over the berm with their rifles in hand. They provided suppressive fire as two Marines with M136 AT4 rocket launchers followed them. The team leader checked the area behind them to make sure it was clear, and on the order, they fired the rockets. Each shot fired echoed across the range, the first as the rocket was fired and the second as it hit its target, causing sound waves to reverberate against the mountains in the distance. Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, were evaluated on their proficiency while using the M136 AT4 at Range 104, April 11. According to leadership in the company, they felt it was important to keep Marines trained in the weapon system. “It’s pretty important that Marines be able to do this without a whole lot of warning,” said 1st Lt. Allan Wiltshire, platoon commander, 2nd Platoon, 3/4. “We wouldn’t do this in a normal setting. It does not happen every day, but in the event that they would need to know what to do, they can fall back on this training.” To begin their training, the Marines went through the technical aspects of the munitions and then entered a dry-fire exercise. After firing a few dummy rounds, their dryfire progressed into live-fire. They shot the rockets at targets ranging up to 200 meters away. The AT4 is commonly used to pierce armor, but during operations in Afghanistan, Marines have used this tool in their arsenal only when needed and in a versatile manner. “[This round] penetrates armor,” Wiltshire said. “The Taliban is not currently using armor, so we use it for a hardened structure. They are able to make pretty thick mud walls and mud huts.” More than 100 Marines with the company were on the range, either to fire or as evaluators. Although, the weapon is commonly used by infantry assaultmen, every infantry Marine was evaluated on their abilities, regardless of their billet. The battalion is scheduled to be disbanded at the end of May. Their Marines will be reassigned to new units carrying on the training 3/4 has put them through to their new battalions.


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Check-mate! Checkerboards play Hornets’ final moves in OEF

Cpl. Timothy Norris Staff Writer

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 returned home to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, April 17-18. Families filled the squadron’s hangar and watched through the pouring rain for their loved ones to arrive. “It feels fantastic,” said Rachael Goodnight, the wife of Cpl. Bradley Goodnight. “I e-mailed him every day and I’m ready for

him to come home.” The Checkerboards deployed aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, providing maritime security operations and security cooperation efforts with various countries throughout the Middle East. VMFA-312’s last mission also marked the last F/A-18 Hornet support of OEF. Marines, families and friends laughed, cried and shared stories of the last nine months as they were reunited in the shelter of the hangar. “It was a good deployment,” said Maj.

Chip Koskiniemi, a VMFA-312 F/A-18 Hornet pilot. “It’s obviously good to be home and see loved ones like my fiancé and have a newly renovated hangar for us to work in.” The checkerboards were welcomed into a newly renovated hangar that was formerly used for Marine Aircraft Group 31, the parent unit to the aviation squadrons aboard the Air Station. According to Lt. Col. Nathan Miller the VMFA-312 commanding officer, the Marines earned the hearty homecoming and deserve to be trusted with the new hangar.

“They did absolutely outstanding!” Miller said. “Not only did they accomplish the mission but they did it safely. We never had a liberty incident, or major injury. They were completely professional and were above the board in everything they did. “I couldn’t be more proud of these Marines and sailors,” he said. Miller added that the Checkerboards will maintain their proficiency and operational readiness as they get back in the saddle of working aboard the Air Station, maintaining the hard-earned reputation of excellence.

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the Medal of Honor. Hanson was the third, last and youngest Marine Corsair pilot to receive the Medal of Honor. The squadrons currently aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort have collectively received the award in his name

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of SAPR training with a specific focus on developing core competencies and learning objectives, ensuring consistency, and implementing methods for assessing the effectiveness of these training programs.” The areas being refocused are training for new service members, annual and refresher training, pre-deployment and post-deployment training, professional military education, training for commanders and senior enlisted leaders, and training for sexual assault response coordinators, victim advocates and chaplains. Within the first 14 days of service, new personnel in the armed forces receive training that provides a basic understanding of the SAPR program. This area

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17 times since 1968. “Everybody works hard just to do the job,” said Koskiniemi. “It feels good to be recognized for all the hard work.” In addition to the Robert M. Hanson Award, VMFA-312 also received three safety awards. VMFA-312 recently returned from deployment aboard the USS Harry S. Truman. They are the last F/A-18 squadron to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

of training will focus on the different reporting options, and the services and resources available both on base and in the local region. Additionally, service members receive annual refresher training, as well as training before and after deployments. At the professional military education level, training will center on each service members leadership role in supporting the Pentagon’s SAPR efforts. In their training, commanders and senior enlisted service members focus on the proactive measures to reduce sexual assaults in their units, the protections afforded to both victims and the accused, and the elements of quality victim care. Their focus will also be on the complexities of the crime, how to build a command environment built on professional values, team commitment, dignity and respect. Training for sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates emphasize effective crisis management in addition to advocating for the victim and coordinating care. For chaplains, training competencies focus on awareness of sexual assault as a crime, its impact on victims, and the various SAPR resources provided by the military. ”This change is just a start,” said Sharria Johnson, the SARC for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. “It is now up to us to apply these new prevention strategies, training approaches, and incorporate the best practices for SAPR training to create a climate where sexual assault and sexual harassment are eliminated from the Marine Corps.”

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Transition from Marine to police officer Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel Staff Writer

A Military to Law Enforcement class was held at the Education Building aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Feb. 19. The purpose of the program is to assist service members transition to careers in law enforcement. The primary focus of the course is to help recruit quality officers and help veterans with their transition to a new career. Marines acquire certain job skills that many people just don’t have. Most jobs don’t require their employees to properly fire and maintain weapons or stay in great physical condition.

"Active duty service members have the skill sets we’re looking for," said Bill Haynes, a law enforcement recruiter with the CharlotteMecklenburg Police Department. "We’ve hired a lot of really good people from the service. We use this course to pair Marines with a field that is in desperate need." In each brief, Haynes tells attendees what it is like to be in law enforcement, the various types of law enforcement, how to pursue a career, common misconceptions and eligibility. "Marines will learn that they need to ask themselves questions,” Haynes said. “Do I really want to be a cop? Why do I want to be a cop? Would I like to work

in a city or rural area? Do I want to be in an area with a high or low crime rate? When they start asking themselves questions they can begin their research and pathway toward a career.” After teaching the Marines about the various facets of law enforcement, and referring to his own personal experiences, the course ended with Haynes’ closing remarks. "Military values and bearing really help create people that could be excellent police officers,” Haynes said. "Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen have to prepare for what they want to do after the military. This is a fantastic job, and truthfully, we could really use some police officers just like them."


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Lima and Papa Company Graduates Honor Graduates Platoon 3024

Platoon 3029

Pfc. Z.K. Moneymaker, Powell, TN Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. R.J. Leshinsky

Pfc. H.L. Seclendejesus, Clifton, NJ Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. T.L. Mattingly

Pfc. C.B. Patrick, Gadsen, AL Senior Drill Instructor: Sgt. J.N. Wrubel

Pfc. C. Cruz, Jackson, NJ Senior Drill Instructor: Sgt. J. Ontiveros

Pfc. J.T. Cassadine, Murfreesboro, TN Senior Drill Instructor: Gunnery Sgt. N.K. Franklin

Pfc. A.P. Nieminen, Gastonia, NC Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. L. Ortega

Pfc. L.C. Wilkins Jr., Glenarden, MD Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. M.P. Harmon

Pfc. A.M. Harris, Schenectady, NY Senior Drill Instructor: Staff Sgt. E.Y. Ansley

Platoon 3025 Platoon 3026 Platoon 3028

Platoon 3030 Platoon 4012 Platoon 4013

Platoon 3024

Pfc. B. J. Allen , Pvt. M. C. Anderson , Pvt. S. P. Balfe , Pvt. B. E. Barlow , Pfc. N. T. Belby , Pvt. W. Z. Benton , Pfc. J. S. Burwell Jr. , Pvt. L. J. Clarke , Pvt. S. A. Costner , Pfc. J. W. Crawford * , Pvt. A. A. Dixon , Pvt. D. G. Eriksson , Pvt. A. C. Fresnedo II , Pvt. C. R. Friel , Pvt. R. T. Gibson , Pvt. D. G. Hayles , Pvt. C. R. Huyler , Pfc. J. J. Jones Jr. , Pfc. C. W. Kain , Pvt. S. A. Kasahara , Pvt. D. L. Lawson , Pvt. E. J. Lemus , Pvt. J. C. Lewis Jr. , Pfc. T. C. Manculich * , Pvt. J. A. Martinez , Pvt. C. D. McCullars , Pvt. J. L. Miller , Pfc. Z. K. Moneymaker * , Pfc. R. M. Morris , Pvt. C. Navarro , Pvt. S. R. Owen , Pfc. C. M. Peeple , Pvt. B. M. Perez , Pfc. N. L. Perry , Pfc. C. D. Pike , Pvt. M. M. Rodriguez , Pfc. J. T. Sawyers , Pvt. M. V. Schuler , Pfc. W. A. Simmons , Pvt. T. W. Smallwood , Pvt. J. L. Snavely , Pvt. T. A. Stephens , Pfc. I. S. Stone , Pvt. B. Walker , Pfc. D. M. Warren , Pvt. D. R. Williamson , Pvt. T. L. Wright , Pvt. S. M. Zierhart

Platoon 3025 Pvt. J. A. Adams , Pvt. C. D. Adkins , Pfc. J. F. Augusta , Pvt. K. Avila , Pvt. C. T. Bailey , Pvt. P. J. Brown Jr. , Pvt. J. W. Candler , Pvt. N. L. Caulder , Pvt. L. S. Coggin , Pvt. J. M. Davies , Pfc. C. T. Dunham* , Pfc. E. M. Ellis , Pvt. M. A. Estrada , Pfc. D. S. Flores , Pvt. J. R. Garbo , Pvt. R. K. Gilbert , Pfc. T. T. Heffernan , Pfc. R. A. Hopey , Pvt. K. L. Howard Jr. , Pvt. I. J. Hughes , Pfc. P. B. Husel , Pvt. G. T. Jones , Pvt. D. Kirkland , Pvt. B. J. Laird Jr. , Pvt. Z. A. Ledford , Pvt. J. D. Locklear , Pfc. W. A. Meza Lopez* , Pvt. C. M. Milobar , Pvt. K. R. Neer , Pfc. C. B. Patrick , Pfc. A. M. Patton , Pvt. W. A. Porterfield , Pvt. A. W. Proleau , Pvt. A. J. Pyant , Pvt. M. J. Quick , Pvt. J. R. Rhodaberger , Pvt. C. B. Roberts , Pvt. D. M. Rosario , Pvt. H. A. Ryans Jr. , Pfc. N. A. Santin , Pfc. B. J. Seguy , Pfc. N. S. Sellars , Pvt. M. P. Senatore , Pvt. Z. D. Shultz , Pvt. M. H. Simpson , Pvt. D. R. Wheatley , Pfc. T. D. Wilhite , Pvt. D. H. Wilson

Platoon 3026

Pvt. E. L. Adkins , Pvt. C. D. Allard , Pvt. P. W. Andrews , Pvt. D. T. Baldino , Pfc. W. S. Beattie , Pvt. J. T. Brandon , Pvt. K. L. Caldwell , Pfc. J. T. Cassadine , Pvt. A. J. Cedrone , Pfc. E. J. Colbert , Pfc. J. N. Collins , Pvt. J. R. Colon , Pfc. C. Colonrivera , Pvt. T. H. Dodson , Pvt. Z. T. Donalson , Pfc. D. A. Dowling , Pvt. J. M. Ford , Pvt. G. W. Ganglfinger , Pvt. R. M. Gelnett , Pvt. A M. Gimenez , Pvt. D. J. Harrington , Pfc. J. L. Herreromundo , Pvt. K. W. Krebs III , Pvt. D. M. Lashley , Pvt. T. A. Lurie , Pfc. J. A. Meziere* , Pvt. C. T. Moitoza , Pvt. A. C. Molinaufre , Pfc. J. A. Munoz , Pfc. J. N. Nicholas* , Pvt. J. P. Nowak , Pfc. A. J. Oyolacasillas , Pvt. C. Oyolarodriguez , Pvt. A. Perezdeleon , Pvt. C. Pitcheralle , Pvt. B. J. Pittman , Pvt. I. L. Prince , Pvt. D. J. Redfield , Pfc. P. R. Rubin , Pvt. T. S. Shrewsberry , Pfc. J. M. Skvarek* , Pvt. W. A. Standley , Pvt. C. J. Vazquezcordero , Pfc. L. R. Vazquezhernandez , Pfc. C. A. Vega , Pvt. M. A. Villanueva , Pfc. M. D. Wapenyi , Pvt. A. C. Whitson

Platoon 3028

Pfc. K. S. Adamopoulos , Pfc. C. P. Biggs , Pvt. K. Bonillavargas , Pvt. J. Contreras , Pvt. C. C. Drinkwater Jr. , Pfc. C. H. Dunbar , Pfc. C. R. Evans , Pfc. N. D. Eyerly* , Pvt. J. J. Ford , Pfc. J. A. Gleason , Pvt. P. T. Guiao , Pvt. M. J. Haase , Pvt. J. A. Hanrahan , Pvt. G. E. Harrison II , Pfc. S. M. Hill , Pvt. G. M. John , Pvt. P. A. Jones Jr. , Pvt. A. M. Kenyon , Pvt. D. D. Kerns , Pvt. A. N. King , Pvt. H. W. Klinzing III , Pvt. T. W. Land , Pvt. R. Leonlopez , Pvt. D. Lopez , Pfc. A. S. Lyon* , Pfc. I. P. Mcconnell , Pvt. C. D. Mcmahon , Pvt. K. J. Mejia , Pfc. E. R. Mitchell* , Pvt. S. Molina , Pvt. M. R. Orris , Pvt. J. A. Osoria , Pfc. B. J. Parkhill , Pfc. A. F. Pierce , Pfc. J. M. Sachtjen , Pfc. J.C. Saville , Pvt. E. L. Sivy III , Pvt. J. M. Smith , Pvt. T. T. Smithgibson , Pvt. L. A. Venturachavarria , Pvt. M. R. Vinson , Pfc. S. L. Wen , Pfc. L. C. Wilkins Jr.

Platoon 3029

Pfc. S. A. Abbott , Pvt. B. C. Benningfield , Pvt. D. G. Breaux , Pfc. S. J. Brooks , Pvt. I. A. Burnside , Pfc. D. L. Causeyodonnell* , Pfc. M. D. Coins , Pvt. L. S. Collins , Pfc. J. J. Connell Jr.* , Pfc. A. E. Courville* , Pfc. L. Dominguez Jr. , Pfc. S. P. Donovan , Pvt. L. J. Edwards , Pfc. T. M. Everhart , Pfc. C. A. Fadayev , Pfc. D. J. Fisher , Pvt. R. Flores III , Pvt. R. J. Fucci , Pvt. M. C. Guthier , Pvt. B. R. Guzman Jr. , Pvt. N. G. Haney , Pfc. J. J. Jarred , Pfc. C. E. Jones , Pvt. J. K. Kurt , Pfc. E. W. Liable III , Pvt. M. A. Martinez , Pvt. B. J. Milburn , Pvt. R. M. Mills , Pvt. J. D. Moore , Pvt. J. Oliveros , Pvt. B. W. Perez , Pfc. E. B. Rider , Pfc. M. T. Ritter , Pfc. B. J. Rojasargueta , Pfc. G. R. Rubino , Pvt. F. Salazar , Pvt. J. M. Shinabeck , Pfc. H. L. Seclendejesus , Pvt. J. S. Sherack , Pvt. C. F. Summers , Pfc. L. M. Trotter , Pvt. S. L. Wade , Pvt. C. J. Watson , Pvt. A. C. Whitehead , Pfc. N. G. Williams , Pvt. J. Zepeda

Platoon 3030 Pfc. P. R. Achille , Pvt. N. I. Alqaadir Jr. , Pfc. T. K. Barshow , Pfc. C. A. Barton , Pvt. R. P. Brown , Pfc. L. N. Burkett , Pfc. C. M. Carcamo , Pvt. K. W. Cater , Pfc. N. Y. Chesnokov* , Pfc. F. J. Cipriano , Pvt. R. T. Collins , Pvt. D. G. Conaway , Pvt. K. J. Conner , Pfc. S. Coyle , Pfc. C. Cruz , Pvt. E. D. Cruz , Pfc. A. S. Damon* , Pvt. E. C. Dejesus , Pfc. B. D. Dippe , Pfc. J. M. Eason , Pvt. D. L. Favreau , Pfc. J. E. Fox II , Pvt. J. L. Garcia , Pfc. S. X. Gatewood , Pvt. S. D. Hargrove , Pfc. W. R. Hersh , Pvt. C. L. Ingram , Pfc. N. R. Jefferies , Pvt. J. M. Jimenez , Pfc. T. E. Laszcz , Pvt. J. S. Liles , Pvt. J. H. Macintyre , Pfc. M. J. McCord Jr.* , Pfc. Z. Q. Renn , Pvt. A. J. Riddick , Pvt. M. N. Riley , Pvt. M. W. Rockwell , Pvt. H. D. Sirois , Pvt. C. L. Spence , Pvt. V. C. Stebbins , Pfc. J. D. Strittmatter , Pvt. J. J. Terrell , Pfc. J. Q. Watters IV.

Platoon 4012 Pfc. E.D. Alexandria , Pvt. C.C. Alvarado , Pfc. J.M. Armagost , Pfc. A.M. Bane , Pvt. E. Barraganmadriz , Pfc. A.B. Brancato , Pvt. J. Brown , Pfc. M.E. Campbell , Pfc. A.A. Casem , Pfc. S.A. Chatwood* , Pfc. K. Dejesus , Pvt. K.E. Descant , Pvt. Y.C. Esparza , Pfc. H.O. Funes , Pfc. P.I. Garcia , Pfc. G.Y. Grant , Pvt. L.L. Hardy , Pvt. C.L. Harris , Pvt. S.C. Harris , Pfc. K.A. Hazelwood* , Pfc. M.M. Hernandez , Pvt. K.L. Hess , Pvt. J. Howard , Pvt. V. Jeanbatiste , Pfc. V. Joyce , Pfc. K.T. Kleis , Pfc. L.N. Kruse , Pfc. L.M. Lares , Pvt. C.S. Leblanc , Pfc. C.N. Lucius , Pfc. S.A. Mabe , Pfc. I.V. Magana , Pvt. M.A. Marsteller , Pvt. I.S. Mcdonald , Pfc. R.N. Mitchell , Pvt. A.T. Morgan , Pfc. A.P. Nieminen , Pvt. N.M. Ondish , Pvt. A.N. Partee , Pvt. R.L. Pinchinat , Pfc. J.K. Pon , Pfc. M.L. Recalde , Pfc. C.V. Register , Pfc. P.S. Richa , Pfc. A.S. Richey , Pfc. S.I. Ruiz , Pvt. R.M. Rutherford , Pvt. B.L. Smith , Pvt. R.V. Smith , Pfc. T.K. Thomas , Pvt. S.K. Torres , Pfc. S.E. Truhlar , Pfc. S.R. Vanover , Pvt. C. Villarreal , Pfc. A.R. Wilson , Pfc. P.A. Woolley

Platoon 4013

Pvt. G.K.Alfano , Pfc. T.B. Allen , Pvt. V. Alvarez , Pvt. K.A. Andres , Pvt. M.A. Apodaca , Pvt. G. Arcoscortes , Pfc. M. Bejarano , Pvt. A.N. Brownhull , Pfc. C.M. Buck , Pvt. K.J. Cazassa , Pvt. S.G. Cooley , Pfc. L.A. Cortez , Pfc. M.D. Courtney , Pvt. B.A. Daniel , Pvt. D.L. Deline , Pvt. N.S. Frame , Pvt. H.N. Gallina , Pfc. R.E. Gay , Pfc. D.J. Gonzalez , Pvt. V.J. Guerrero , Pvt. M.M. Hammer , Pfc. A.M. Harris* , Pvt. N. Harris , Pfc. S.M. Heinke , Pvt. C.M. Herra , Pfc. S.J. Iglesias , Pvt. C.J. Johnson , Pfc. C.W. Kuo , Pvt. R.M. Kurtgeri , Pfc. E.V. Laufer , Pfc. R.A. Laurent , Pvt. K.D. Lee , Pvt. D.J. Lundberg , Pvt. J. Madhava , Pvt. L.C. Magee , Pfc. M.E. Mandujanotorres* , Pvt. A.H. Mansikka , Pfc. A.N. Megelich , Pvt. A.S. Mendezlopez , Pvt. D.A. Miles , Pvt. A.L. Moriarty , Pvt. E.S. Mullins , Pfc. M.C. Oconnor , Pfc. V.K. Paasohammond , Pvt. R.E. Phifer , Pvt. X.G. Ramirezlucero , Pfc. J.D. Robinson , Pfc. K.J. Rodriguez , Pfc. M. Romo , Pvt. N.M. Schmitz , Pfc. B.T. Thompson , Pvt. D.M. Tripp , Pvt. C.A. Vanetten , Pvt. K.N. Vega , Pvt. M.L. Venson , Pfc. B.N. Weber , Pfc. C.M. Westleigh , Pvt. T.A. Wiechman , Pfc. P.M. Young *Denotes meritorious promotion


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Home at Last; Checkerboards receive Robert M. Hanson award; DoD revamps SAPR training; Laurel Bay students compete in Earth Day contest