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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (130325) – Children grab bad bunny bombs at the Marine Aircraft Group 14 Easter extravaganza at the Shady Grove A camping area at Cherry Point March 23. The bad bunny bombs were flour wrapped in tissue that made a sizeable puff on impact.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Glen E. Santy

MAG-14 hosts Easter Extravaganza

28 Mar 2013 | Lance Cpl. Glen E. Santy

Samantha Cook, the Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1 family readiness officer, shouts instructions into the crowd.

“Everyone grab your bad bunny bombs!”

 Before her stand more than 50 excited Marine offspring ready for their chance to assail the bad bunny with bad bunny bombs. The bombs, made of tissue paper and flour, created a sizable dust plume on impact.

Roughly 1,000 Marine Aircraft Group 14 personnel and families witnessed the ensuing carnage as they gathered for an Easter celebration at the Shady Grove camping area at Cherry Point March 23. The event included bounce houses, an Easter trail and more than an acre of Easter egg hunting grasslands. The Easter trail, the bad bunny and Bad Bunny Town were new additions to the annual event.

Sgt. Maj. David Bradford, MAG-14 sergeant major, said he enjoyed the event and found it a great opportunity for personnel and their families from throughout the squadron to meet face-to-face.

Michael McGuinness, the MAG-14 family readiness officer, said the event came together through the hard work of the family readiness officers who fall under MAG-14.

“The FROs put weeks into planning this extravaganza and preparing all of the events,” said McGuinness, “including countless hours of stuffing eggs.”

Running through the gauntlet of children, the bad bunny was showered with the bombs. At the end, a thick cloud of flour dust lingered behind her. Parents and children alike were bursting with excitement and laughter.

Cook’s voice rose above the din, rallying the group to gather more bombs for their next attack. Bad Bunny Town was doomed.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point