MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
More than 25 military spouses of Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 spent the day racing, shooting and flying in a squadron event designed to bridge the communication gap that commonly occurs between military and civilian couples.
The spouses were separated into five groups and sent to six different stations throughout Cherry Point. They flew the KC-103J simulator, spent some time in the dark with military issue night vision goggles, raced through an inflatable obstacle course, learned self defense with Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructors, shot some bad guys at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer and ended the day at the air traffic control tower.
“This has definitely helped me figure out what my husband is talking about now,” said McKenzie Apodaca, wife of Capt. Daniel Apodaca, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing command general aide-de-camp with VMGR-252. “Today has really put me in touch with my warrior spirit.”