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Master Gunnery Sgt. George E. Otey Jr. participates in a team paintball match during the Devil Dog Dare Challenge Course at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 10, 2016. The Devil Dog Dare Challenge Course was designed for Marines and Sailors to get engaged in Operation Adrenaline Rush. OAR is a training tool designed to introduce Marines to activities that serve as alternatives to uncharacteristic behaviors often associated with incidents involving recently deployed Marines. Otey is a communications chief with G-6, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Nicholas P. Baird/Release)

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MWHS-2 Marines prove courage at Devil Dog Dare Challenge Course

11 Mar 2016 | Pfc. Nichoas P. Baird Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Conquering heights and increasing adrenaline rush are just a few of the experiences one can have gliding through the canopies, while participating in the Devil Dog Dare Challenge Course at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, G-6 section left their computers behind, March 10, and conquered the course, increasing unit cohesion, esprit de corps, morale, teamwork and communication.

“The Devil Dog Dare Challenge Course allowed the Marines to create a stronger team bond in a unique and fun environment,” said Col. Wendy J. Goyette, the assistant chief of staff, G-6. “It is a great opportunity for all Marines.”

The Devil Dog Dare Challenge Course was designed for Marines and Sailors to get engaged in Operation Adrenaline Rush. OAR is a training tool designed to introduce Marines to activities that serve as alternatives to uncharacteristic behaviors often associated with incidents involving recently deployed Marines. This tool presents coping outlets to help Marines realize their own new level of normal and to “move on” with their lives.

The course features many attractions such as zip lining, a 65-foot-drop free fall and paintball.

“The course was definitely worth the return on investment,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. John A. Turcotte, an electronic maintenance supervisor with G-6. “It was probably one of the best training days I have had in over 24 years of service!”

For more information on the Devil Dog Dare Challenge Course, visit http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/devil-dog-dare , or

http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/operation-adrenaline-rush-devil-dog-dare/.


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