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08

Aug

2014

Pursuing dream: Fightertown pilot to fly with Blue Angels

Cpl. John Wilkes, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

For some, aviation is a hobby. For others, it’s a way of life.  “Flying is something that has always amazed me,” said Capt. Jeff Kuss, a pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. “I can remember playing with jets when I was little.”  His passion for flying continued to grow as he got older.  “I started




22

May

2014

Ordnance: ‘We put fight in fighter jet’

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Fighter jets are a common sight at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Pilots train relentlessly day and night, practicing air-to-air combat, air-to-ground combat and studying weapons and tactics.  Most don’t see the Marines behind the scenes that equip the jets with the ordnance pilots need for their training.  “The ordnance community is what




22

May

2014

Mollie Gross brings laughs, advice to Tri-Command

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

 Mollie Gross, a comedienne and motivational speaker, came to the Tri-Command as part of her Semper Feisty comedy tour to give spouses a comedy show and motivational workshop, May 16 and 17.   “She kept me laughing the whole time,” said Jami Lavery, wife of Sgt. Dustin Lavery, a heavy equipment operator with Headquarters and Service Battalion




09

May

2014

Depot to host AAPI Heritage Month celebration

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

President Jimmy Carter designated the annual celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week, in October 1978. Twelve years later, President George H. W. Bush signed an extension designating May 1990 as the first AAPI Heritage Month, May 7, 1990, changing the observance from a week to a month.  The AAPI Heritage Month is observed




01

May

2014

Chaplain Cmdr. Holiman follows calling, family tradition

Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Cmdr. William Holiman, the Marine Corps Air Station chaplain, was born into a military family. During his career the A native of Little Rock, Ark. he grew up reading his relative’s cruise books and gazing at their photographs. He loved listening to their stories about life at sea and the many countries they saw. Hearing these experiences lured him




21

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




21

Jan

2014

MOH recipients honored at All-Star game

Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Charleston, S.C.

A tornado couldn’t stop a vortex of spectators from attending the Medal of Honor Bowl, at the Johnson Hagood Memorial Stadium, in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 11.  The bowl was host to the American team, coached by Coach Ralph Friedgen, former University of Maryland Head Coach, and the National team, coached by Chan Gailey, former head coach for the




01

Nov

2013

MCCS holds breast cancer luncheon

Cpl. Brady Wood, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The American Cancer Society estimates the following statistics for breast cancer in the year 2013: about 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women, about 64,640 new cases of carcinoma will be diagnosed and about 39,620 women will die from breast.    In order to increase awareness about the nature of breast cancer,




01

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




23

Oct

2013

Remembering Beirut

Sgt. Marcy Sanchez, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

“The morning of Oct. 23, 1983, in Beirut was pleasant and sunny; there was a light breeze, and it was very quiet.”  The description is of the day one of the first direct acts of terrorism happened against the United States 30 years ago and almost 7,000 miles away.  On Oct. 23, 1983, at approximately 6:22 a.m., the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines





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