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Apr

2013

Ultimate Frisbee soars into New River

Cpl. Martin Egnash, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

Intramural sports like football, baseball and soccer have long been a tradition aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River. These intramural leagues give Marines and Sailors the opportunity to compete against other sections they may not see on a day-to-day basis. While these sports have a lot to offer for Marines who played them in high school or




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Apr

2013

Children race to find Easter Bunny’s eggs

Lance Cpl. Ryan Joyner, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

Marine Aircraft Group 29 and all of its squadrons came together to have a family day and Easter egg hunt aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, March 23.  Due to budget restraints, all the squadrons worked together to have one large family day instead of each individual squadron having their own event, said Shelbie Billiot, MAG-29 family




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Apr

2013

HMH-464, 2nd Recon perform SPIE rigging

Lance Cpl. Ryan Joyner, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

While the sight of helicopters flying over Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is quite common, Marines hanging from a rope during the flight is not.  Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 helped Marines of Company C, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, conduct special purpose insertion and extraction rigging




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Apr

2013

Learn how to buy a home before purchasing

Lance Cpl. Jorden Wells, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

If purchasing a home is in your future plans, then there are many aspects of the home-buying process that need to be taken into consideration. Periodically, Marine Corps Community Services hosts an information seminar regarding the home-buying process and all it entails. The home-buying class explains everything that needs to be thought about such




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Apr

2013

NMCRS looking for Marines to help Marines

Cpl. Shandra Dyess, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

Every year, unit representatives talk to Marines and Sailors about donating to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, an organization that provides financial aid to service members experiencing times of fiscal hardship. According to its website, the NMCRS has four sources of income; donations, repayment of interest-free loans, proceeds from the




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Apr

2013

Aquatic version of HITT

Cpl. Martin Egnash, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

Many Marines are familiarizing themselves with the upcoming High Intensity Tactical Training program the Marine Corps starts in July. Fewer Marines have heard of the amphibious partner to the HITT program, the Aquatics Maximum Power Intense Training program.  “In 2011, a study showed that the Marine Corps had more than 5,000 Marines with muscle and




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Apr

2013

Motorcycle riders not organ donors with ARC

Lance Cpl. Jorden Wells, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

If a Marine or Sailor wishes to ride a motorcycle, or even obtain a motorcycle license, he must first complete the Basic Rider’s Course, which covers all that needs to be known to ensure the safest motorcycle riding experience. After completion of the BRC, the rider must then take the Advanced Rider’s Course, which is geared toward riders with more




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Apr

2013

Marines save lives with blood drive

Lance Cpl. Ryan Joyner, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

The Armed Services Blood Program made its way to Marine Corps Air Station New River to gather blood donors in a blood drive to help save service members’ lives, March 25.  The ASBP provides a role in getting blood for service members in combat zones and stateside. They work with all the military services to collect, distribute and transfuse blood




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Apr

2013

Leatherneck Comedy Tour strikes again!

Lance Cpl. Mary Coleman, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

If there’s one thing Marines understand, it’s stress. Constant physical training sessions, unpredictable schedules, deployments and other aspects of Marine Corps life leave little time for Marines to sit back and relax. The Leatherneck Comedy Tour II, held at the Marine Corps Air Station New River physical fitness center, provided Marines with the




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Apr

2013

MAG-29 conducts ‘Carolina Thunder’

Lance Cpl. Jorden Wells, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

Wing Support Squadron 274 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, set out for Bogue Auxiliary Air Field to conduct Exercise Carolina Thunder, March 18-22. The exercise began with hauling the food, equipment and other supplies essential to life in the field out to the site and constructing the tents and barriers. The intent of the operation was