Marine Corps Cherry Point --
Sgt. Angie Fike, the term “free time” is something of a misnomer.
The collateral duty inspector with Marine Transport Squadron 1 rarely spends her weekends on the golf course or playing video games. Instead she chooses to devote her days off to furthering her education, assisting the homeless and helping local charities.
For her service, both to her Marines and the local community, Fike was recently recognized by the city of New Bern.
Fike and her family were awarded the New Bern Military Family of the Quarter at the New Bern Golf and Country Club, March 11.
“To be recognized, with this award, is a great feeling,” said Fike at the ceremony.
“It is fantastic to have someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty,” said Sgt. Maj. Micheal C. Daley, the squadron sergeant major for VMR-1. “Fike is an outstanding Marine, and VMR-1 is lucky to have her in our unit.”
Fike is not alone in her service. She is often joined by her husband, Sgt. Isaiah Fike, an airframes mechanic with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252. Isaiah is currently deployed with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, but when both are Stateside, the Fike family shares much of their volunteer work including raising funds for the March of Dimes and participating in support of St. Judes Children’s Hospital.
“In her Marine Corps career, Fike has done some amazing things,” said Bill C. Naumann, co-chairman of New Bern military alliance. Along with service to the local community, Fike has also been recognized as noncommissioned officer of the quarter for Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 and the air station.