MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Marine
Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 went head-to-head in a bi-annual field meet here,
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
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.