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19

Jun

2014

GANG CG visits Fightertown

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

Major General Thomas R. Moore, the commanding general of the Georgia Air National Guard, visited Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, June 10.  During the visit, Moore toured the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 hangar and pilot training center. He was able to walk through the classrooms, sit in the F-35 simulator, and learn about the




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Jun

2014

Parris Island ASF Marines feel the burn at Fightertown

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

In the blink of an eye, a blast of oleoresin capsicum spray lands on a Marines face. when the spray ran down their foreheads and settled in their skin and eyes, Marines exhibited uncontrollable tearing, coughing, choking plus an extreme burning sensation on any exposed skin from the OC spray. This is how Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s Auxiliary Security Force began their OC contamination training at the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, June 3.




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Jan

2014

Back in the saddle

Cpl. Brady Wood, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort attended mission-oriented training upon returning to work from the end of the year holidays, Jan. 6-7.  The brief, titled “Back in the Saddle,” allowed units to refocus on mission priorities and complete required annual training on certain subjects.  Subjects covered during the training included




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Nov

2013

Fire in the hole

Cpl. Timothy Norris, MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C.

"Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole!" yells an explosive ordnance technician before a deep boom shakes the earth, signaling the detonation of an ammonium nitrate explosive at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort demolition range, Nov 14.  The Air Station Explosive Ordnance Disposal team trains regularly with live explosives,




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Nov

2013

CBRN reinvents unit team training

Cpl. Brady Wood, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Training Facility aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort passed a new order requiring 30 Marines from each squadron to be trained on CBRN control, Oct. 1.    Originally the training required 10-25 percent of a squadron’s total manpower, but by training only 30 Marines for each squadron it becomes




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May

2013

101 days of summer begins

Pfc. Brendan Roethel, MCAS BEAUFORT

The 101 Days of Summer Brief showed service members how to enjoy various recreational activities while keeping in mind safety precautions during the 101 critical days of summer safety stand down aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, May 22-23.  Due to all of the activities and fun surrounded by the summer months, the 101 Days of Summer Campaign




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May

2013

The story of Kelly Narowski

Pfc. Brendan Roethel, MCAS BEAUFORT

Before heading out to a jazz festival on the beach one afternoon, Kelly Narowski, a professional speaker and Army spouse, stopped by her friend Heather’s house. Heather already had six to eight martinis by the time she arrived.  "I was more of a health fanatic than a drinker," said Narowski, who was 25 at the time and graduated college two months




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May

2013

Knowing your Marines

Cpl. Rubin J. Tan, MCAS BEAUFORT

Marine Corps Community Service’s Marine and Family Program held a suicide awareness and prevention class aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort for all service members, May 9.  The Marine and Family Team Building Program aboard Parris Island and the Air Station offers an array of events and services including career and transition assistance,




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Feb

2013

Dental Assistant Program provides military ID holders a new outlook

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, MCAS BEAUFORT

Military Identification card holders will have an opportunity to gain a new skill as a dental assistant as part of the American Red Cross Dental Assistant Program taking place at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, starting in May.   “This type of training would cost someone anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 at local colleges,” said Jong Gamboa,




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Nov

2012

Training the Gunny

Gunnery Sgt. Stephen Traynham, MCAS Beaufort

Training Marines can be adifficult and painful task. There are many in­tricate details which go into any training plan. Communication, sup­plies, manpower, and most importantly time; are just a few consid­erations which go into making a solid training plan.





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