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Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron maneuver an obstacle as a team during the bi-annual field meet against Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., May 22, 2015. Marines with H&HS and MWHS-2 went head-to-head in a tug-of-war, a 7-ton pull, relay races and other events to build teamwork and camaraderie.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Jason Jimenez

Marines go head-to-head for trophy, squadron pride

29 May 2015 | Lance Cpl. Jason Jimenez 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 went head-to-head in a bi-annual field meet here, May 22.

Marines of all ranks from the squadrons participated in separate events, including tug-of-war and a 7-ton truck pull.

The squadrons started the competition in 2004. The event has been kept a tradition over the years despite the avid deployments in support of 2nd MAW operations.

“It reinforces teamwork within the units, builds confidence, and gives a sense of pride to the Marines participating,” said Staff Sgt. Robert Roebuck, one of the event coordinators for the competitions. “The morale boost from such an event increases productivity by unit comradery contributing to work efficiency.”

During the games, the Marines worked together to accomplish a common goal. They relied on teammates for competitive relay races and endurance obstacle courses during the event.

“Having competition between the squadrons lets everyone interact in a positive and unifying manner,” said Lance Cpl. Jonathan Easterling, a meteorology and oceanography apprentice with H&HS. “It builds camaraderie and unit cohesion within the squadrons.”

The Marines of MWHS-2 came out on top while H&S gave a valiant effort with both squadrons displaying teamwork and building comradery.

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing