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Apr

2014

Justin Moore goes “Off the Beaten Path” to Fightertown

Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Thousands of spectators attended country musician Justin Moore’s “Off the Beaten Path” tour aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Apr. 12.    Moore, recently named “best new artist of the year” at the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards, headlined the show with guests Randy Houser and Josh Thompson. The concert, which was open to the public,




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Apr

2014

Starbase inspires youth to reach for stars

Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Fifth-grade students from Bridges Preparatory School in Port Royal spent a week aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort participating in the Star-base program, Apr. 6-11.    Starbase is a Department of Defense program implemented to expose youth to the technological environments found throughout military bases and installations. Starbase




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Apr

2014

MWHS-2 bids Grade farewell, welcomes Foster

Lance Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 welcomed a new sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 16, 2014.   Sgt. Maj. Scott D. Grade relinquished his post as MWHS-2’s sergeant major to Sgt. Maj. Thomas Foster.  “Being MWHS-2’s sergeant major has probably been one of the most rewarding




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Apr

2014

Tri-Command children branch out with STEMposium

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, LAUREL BAY, S.C.

Bolden Elementary and Middle School held their second STEMposium, an event focused on introducing students to science, technology, engineering and math projects and career fields, April 9 through 11.  The STEMposium is a three-day event including a career day, a student project competition, and an award ceremony.  “We know for a fact that this is




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Apr

2014

MCLEAP upgrades lead to better gear for Marines

Monique Randolph, April 21, 2014

On patrols in Afghanistan and Iraq, Marines must crawl through tight spaces, maneuver steep, uneven stairs and climb through small windows while lugging around weapons and combat gear. But patrols aren’t the only times Marines face these obstacles. At the Marine Corps Load Effects Assessment Program course—or MCLEAP—Marines maneuver similar obstacles all in the name of improving gear and equipment for the warfighter.




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Apr

2014

Beaufort County JROTC provides youth direction

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Change. The word can be used in a positive light or paint someone in a bad light. Change is particularly characteristic of adolescents who are seeking to find themselves while dealing with new experiences and opportunities.   Positive change is evident though in the more than 200 Beaufort County high school students who were offered the opportunity




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Apr

2014

WWII POW: Remembering past

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Retired Staff Sgt. Waldrop, now 91 years old and living in St. Helena Island, S.C., vividly remembers details of his experience during World War II.    “Have you ever seen airliners go across with their condensation trails? Can you picture half a thousand four-engine aircraft all leaving a condensation trail?” said retired Staff Sgt. Robert




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Apr

2014

Mobility matters for MALS-31

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The low-lying swamps and mountainous jungles of Vietnam made providing aircraft maintenance for forward deployed aircraft and Marines a struggle in the 1950s and 1960s.   Without hangars and enclosed working spaces, some more sensitive or delicate repairs were time-consuming or impossible in the field.     Now, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31




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Apr

2014

Marines taking care of Marines: Marine Corps Leadership Development

NORFOLK, Va. (April 16, 2012) – Marine Corps University via the Lejeune Leadership Institute hosted a Marine Corps Leadership Development (MCLD) Workshop for the Marines, sailors and civilian Marines at U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) April 15-16.  The workshop, based on the Marine Corps Leadership Development draft order, focused on




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Apr

2014

General encourages social courage to combat sexual assault

Amaani Lyle, WASHINGTON

With Sexual Assault Awareness Month underway, the Defense Department Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office director encouraged "social courage" and a recognition of the cues and behaviors that lead to the under-reported crime to help eradicate it.  "Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of all ranks know what right looks like, because it's





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