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
“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