Sgt. Robert Newborg is a cryptologic equipment operator
instructor at the Center of Naval Aviation Technical Training aboard Marine
Corps Air Station Cherry Point,N.C., but in his spare time he and his family
volunteer within the local community through many different organizations and
The Newborg’s won the Military Family of the Quarter award
for the work they have done to help the community and maintain a positive image
of the Marine Corps. To win the award takes both commitment and personal time
invested in the local community.
“We donate to the
local churches and food drives,” Newborg said. “We also help out in the
community with the Knights of Columbus organization and our children’s
Though Havelock is not Newborg’s hometown, he still believes
it is his duty to contribute to the overall wellbeing of the community.
“I’m originally from Tampa, Florida, but I think wherever
I’m at I can make a positive impact,” said Newborg.
Newborg and his family volunteer as often as possible and enjoy
every minute of it.
“I can honestly say we really enjoy helping others,” said
Newborg. “We just feel like we do what any good family should. We have three
kids so it is very hard for us to get out into the community but we do what we
can. We are trying to give back and set a positive example for our kids so they
can grow up to be productive members of society.”
Helping the community is just one of Newborg’s missions; he
also wants to ensure people know that Marines put forth effort back into the surrounding
“If I can get out there and serve as a reminder that the
Marine Corps is giving back, even after our work day is done, it would show
that Marines care about the community that shows so much support for them,”
A primary source of motivation for the Newborg’s is their
“I just want to leave a positive footstep,” said Newborg. “My
wife and I want our kids to know that you can give back and that you should.
Ultimately you are investing in the future and when our children get older they
are going to need a positive environment to grow up in and raise their own
families one day.”