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Pictured here with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s commanding officer Col. Chris Pappas III and Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Pangborn are volunteers with the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society were recognized for their volunteer service during the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Cherry Point Volunteer Awards and Recognition Ceremony at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., Feb. 22, 2016. The ceremony was held to honor the volunteers for their dedicated service and the countless hours they have contributed to the progression of Marines and Sailors with Cherry Point and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. Last year, the organization was able to provide assistance to over 1,100 service members. The NMCRS provides financial, educational and other need-based assistance to service members needing assistance. Pappas is the Commanding officer and Pangborn is the sergeant major, both of MCAS Cherry Point. - Pictured here with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s commanding officer Col. Chris Pappas III and Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Pangborn are volunteers with the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society were recognized for their volunteer service during the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Cherry Point Volunteer Awards and Recognition Ceremony at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., Feb. 22, 2016. The ceremony was held to honor the volunteers for their dedicated service and the countless hours they have contributed to the progression of Marines and Sailors with Cherry Point and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. Last year, the organization was able to provide assistance to over 1,100 service members. The NMCRS provides financial, educational and other need-based assistance to service members needing assistance. Pappas is the Commanding officer and Pangborn is the sergeant major, both of MCAS Cherry Point.

Corporal Erix Quinteros pulls himself up on a bar while maneuvering the obstacle course at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. More than 85 noncommissioned officers with Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 participated in the physical training exercise “Chaos,” which tested their warfighting abilities: strength, communication and dependability. During the training the Marines were put into fire teams where they had to navigate the obstacle course, trek through the combat pool and hike one-mile with a simulated casualty and assault load. The purpose of the event was to build on unit cohesion, esprit de corps and mental and physical resiliency. Quinteros is an automotive maintenance technician with MWCS-28. - Corporal Erix Quinteros pulls himself up on a bar while maneuvering the obstacle course at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. More than 85 noncommissioned officers with Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 participated in the physical training exercise “Chaos,” which tested their warfighting abilities: strength, communication and dependability. During the training the Marines were put into fire teams where they had to navigate the obstacle course, trek through the combat pool and hike one-mile with a simulated casualty and assault load. The purpose of the event was to build on unit cohesion, esprit de corps and mental and physical resiliency. Quinteros is an automotive maintenance technician with MWCS-28.

Senior leaders with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point watch a suicide scenario during the Suicide Prevention Leadership Symposium at Cherry Point, N.C. Jan. 28. The Marines were visited by suicide prevention specialist who spoke on topics including: the difference between suicide prevention; and post-vention, national trends and support for suicide; and Marine Corps initiatives and response to suicide. During the seminar senior leaders were able to ask questions and deliberate on ways to improve the Marine Corps approach to handle suicide. - Senior leaders with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point watch a suicide scenario during the Suicide Prevention Leadership Symposium at Cherry Point, N.C. Jan. 28. The Marines were visited by suicide prevention specialist who spoke on topics including: the difference between suicide prevention; and post-vention, national trends and support for suicide; and Marine Corps initiatives and response to suicide. During the seminar senior leaders were able to ask questions and deliberate on ways to improve the Marine Corps approach to handle suicide.

The family of Petty Officer 1st Class Anacleto De La Garza and members of the Havelock Military Affairs committee pose for a photo during the Military Family of the Quarter ceremony in Havelock, Jan. 26. The Havelock Military Affairs Committee awarded Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Anacleto De La Garza and his family for volunteering more than 200 hours in the local community. The De La Garza family has volunteered and assisted with a variety of organizations and events to include: Cherry Point’s Breast Cancer 5K Color Run, the Veteran Services Association 2015 Veteran’s Day Parade, the Annunciation Catholic Church Daily Bread and the 25th Scroogefest Arts and Crafts Festival. De La Garza is a lab technician with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Naval Health Clinic. - The family of Petty Officer 1st Class Anacleto De La Garza and members of the Havelock Military Affairs committee pose for a photo during the Military Family of the Quarter ceremony in Havelock, Jan. 26. The Havelock Military Affairs Committee awarded Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Anacleto De La Garza and his family for volunteering more than 200 hours in the local community. The De La Garza family has volunteered and assisted with a variety of organizations and events to include: Cherry Point’s Breast Cancer 5K Color Run, the Veteran Services Association 2015 Veteran’s Day Parade, the Annunciation Catholic Church Daily Bread and the 25th Scroogefest Arts and Crafts Festival. De La Garza is a lab technician with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point’s Naval Health Clinic.

Cpl. Tyrone Little stirs pasta in a field expedient kitchen at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Jan. 20, 2016. Food service specialists with Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 compete for the Maj. Gen. William Pendleton Thompson Hill Food Service Award. In a field-like environment, the Marines set up a field expedient kitchen and cooked various entrées in hopes of winning the title of Best Field Mess Award. The Marines were inspected on sanitation, preparation and meal production. Little is a food service specialist with MWSS-274. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Unique Roberts/ Released) - Cpl. Tyrone Little stirs pasta in a field expedient kitchen at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Jan. 20, 2016. Food service specialists with Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 compete for the Maj. Gen. William Pendleton Thompson Hill Food Service Award. In a field-like environment, the Marines set up a field expedient kitchen and cooked various entrées in hopes of winning the title of Best Field Mess Award. The Marines were inspected on sanitation, preparation and meal production. Little is a food service specialist with MWSS-274. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Unique Roberts/ Released)

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will begin training a team whose primary focus will be to lead all personnel here in the growing effort – and requirement – to reduce energy consumption and costs. President Obama recently issued Executive Order 13963 which directs federal agencies to reduce energy consumption by 2.5% annually through 2025.Cherry Point aims to instill an Energy Ethos – the shared vision that efficient use of energy resources is a critical component of mission readiness – in every Marine and civilian living and working on the installation. - Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will begin training a team whose primary focus will be to lead all personnel here in the growing effort – and requirement – to reduce energy consumption and costs. President Obama recently issued Executive Order 13963 which directs federal agencies to reduce energy consumption by 2.5% annually through 2025. Cherry Point aims to instill an Energy Ethos – the shared vision that efficient use of energy resources is a critical component of mission readiness – in every Marine and civilian living and working on the installation.

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