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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
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MAG-14 Marines learn combat lifesaving March 14, 2013 — Seven Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 14 participated in a combat lifesaver course while conducting expeditionary operations at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue last week.The combat lifesaver course bridges the gap between first-aid training given at recruit training and the more in-depth medical training hospital corpsmen undergo, MORE
New ‘Hawks’ class rises to challenge March 14, 2013 — Marine Attack Training Squadron 203 trains pilots to operate a 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing asset Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf named as one of the seven most important weapons of the Gulf War – the AV-8B Harrier.Four of the Corps’ newest aviators began training Feb. 11 to become the next generation capable of providing close-air support to ground troops MORE
Competing To Be Top Dog: Bench press club lifts morale, strengthens motivation March 14, 2013 — Every day barrel-chested gym rats who work and live on Cherry Point descend on the gyms here to heave, hoist and press their way to super-human strength and proportions. A new club here focuses on one of the most popular lifts and a staple among those who worship at the iron altar – the bench press.Since the birth of the Devil Dog Bench Press Club MORE
‘Ace of Spades’ det joins 26th MEU March 13, 2013 — Sitting in the ready room at the Marine Attack Squadron 231 hangar, pilots wait patiently for their departure time. They casually talk about gifts they want to get or games they set up for wives and children. They check their watches one last time, don their gear and walk out on the Cherry Point flight line.These aviators are a part of MORE
Flyby: Petty Officer 2nd Class Christina Koch March 13, 2013 — Marines don’t often think about the care that goes into their medical services.  However, when they get sick or injured, Navy “docs” are always there to patch them up. Petty Officer 2nd Class Christina Koch, a hospital corpsman with Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, said the highlight of her job is working with and helping Marines.  “I joined the MORE
‘Workhorse’ detachment to support 2nd MAW (Fwd) March 13, 2013 — A detachment of more than 100 Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 left Cherry Point March 9 for Afghanistan.During its approximately seven-month deployment, the “Workhorse of the Wing” will provide aviation ground support to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), the lead aviation combat element in Afghanistan.The squadron is made up of more MORE
Carteret County leadership tours Cherry Point March 7, 2013 — Cherry Point hosted a Leadership Carteret program tour Feb. 27, which examined air station work spaces where many Carteret County residents are employed.The 10-week program is sponsored by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce and teaches community leaders about the economic and social intricacies affecting life in the county. Many of its MORE
Eager Hawk: MAG-14 exercises expeditionary skills March 7, 2013 — Marine Aircraft Group 14 deployed approximately 120 personnel to Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue Friday, in support of Exercise Eager Hawk.The purpose of the training is to help refine the group’s organizational understanding of how to conduct high tempo operations in an austere environment. The command hopes to build a foundation upon MORE
Marines battle for Chef of the Quarter title March 7, 2013 — Cherry Point’s finest food service specialists brought the heat to compete for the coveted title of Chef of the Quarter at the Mess Hall here Thursday.This quarter’s competitors were Lance Cpl. Timothy J. Bruce and Cpl. Fatimah R. Butler, both with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, and Lance Cpl. Rolando Castillo with Marine Wing Support MORE
Fire science instrumental to Marine’s success March 7, 2013 — Editor’s note: The Marine Corps is recognizing women’s contributions to the military during the month of March in observance of Women’s History Month. As outlined in Marine Administrative Message 071/13, the Marine Corps theme for this year is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and MORE

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