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“My favorite part about participating in this event was the fact that it was truly a team event and that we had to use all of our different strengths together to get us through to the finish line,” said Arreola. “But we did it and we look forward to taking the trophy again next year.”
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“It is important to have a balance between work and play,” said Smith. “Events like the festival increase camaraderie. Anytime we can meet out of uniform, relax and let our hair down, tell stories and share a meal together, it boosts morale and is a great way to have fun.”
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Sgt. Caitlin K. Higgins

Combat Logistics Company 21

Air Traffic Control Tower Supervisor


“Expediting and controlling the traffic of aircraft coming in and out of the runways makes my job different every day and I am constantly learning all the time. I like being able to pass on my knowledge to Marines starting out while I train them so I can give them an upper hand in succeeding. Air traffic control is a lot of responsibility.

“Doing two years of college before the Marine Corps helped me better understand some of the complex terms, coined phraseology that is used on the flight line, so I ended up advancing faster than the usual pace. I’ve worked really hard to get where I am and I’m extremely proud that I got qualified as a local controller in the tower, sequencing and separating aircraft while keeping safety as the number one priority. It usually takes nine months to finish training and I did it in seven.

“As long as you do a little extra each time, it will add up and you will be noticed for your efforts, all the while succeeding and accomplishing your goals. I appreciate all the opportunities that I have been offered in the Marine Corps and look forward to applying it to my future endeavors.”
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“Being at work is business all the time, no real space for play,” said Castro. “It is good to have this event for the Marines to let loose with their families in a place that they spend the majority of their day.” http://owl.li/Toerf

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Cherry Point has returned to Tropical Cyclone Condition V, which is the standard TCC setting during hurricane season. Although the potential for tropical cyclone conditions is greatly reduced with the current projected track of Hurricane Joaquin, there still exists a significant risk of flooding due to the high levels of rainfall over the past several days and projected throughout the coming weekend. Dangerous flooding conditions are possible in low-lying areas due to heavy rains, and due to hazardous wind/tide conditions near creeks, rivers, marshlands and other natural sources of water.

All personnel should be especially cautious while driving in these conditions. Vehicles can hydroplane in only an inch of water, causing complete loss of control by the driver. Standing or flowing water on roadways can hide multiple dangers, such as deep spots, holes, washouts and debris. Automobiles can float in as little as two feet of water -- don't risk your life or the lives of your passengers by making risky decisions! Extra caution should also be exercised with children around flooded areas, including roadside ditches.

Personnel are asked to report problems onboard the air station such as flooding, downed power lines or other storm-related issues to the PMO desk sergeant at 466-5123. Actual emergencies such as medical emergencies or fire should be reported via the 911 emergency system.

If further severe weather approaches, military personnel and civilian employees of MCAS Cherry Point should monitor the Severe Weather Information Line at 466-3093 for work status and destructive weather condition updates. FRC East employees should call 464-8333 for more information. DLA Employees should call 466-4083. Naval Health Clinic personnel should call 466-1188. MCCS employees should call 466-6737.

Tropical Cyclone Condition updates will also be available on the Cherry Point website at http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/mcascppa; and on Cherry Point TV 6.

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Looking for something fun to do with your kids on a Tuesday? Stop by the 2015 Kids Health & Fitness Fair today at 2 p.m. for a free event that’s both kid and adult friendly!
Activities include: aquatics, high-energy cardio-fitness activities, bouncy houses, healthy teeth and smarting eating tips.
Visit: http://mccscherrypoint.com/event/kids-health-and-fitness-fair/ or call 252-466-2208 for more information.

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Unsure of where to go for medical aid after hours at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point? In a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-life threatening emergencies, call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7 at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) for advice and instructions for reporting to the nearest emergency room or urgent care facility. Contact your PCM the next business day to request a retroactive referral to cover the date of service you were seen at the urgent care facility. For more information, visit http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/cpoint/Pages/ER-and-Urgent-Care-Centers.aspx.

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Did you know the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends an hour of physical activity for youths? The kids probably didn’t.
They recommend a combination of aerobic, muscle and bone-strengthening exercise throughout the week. But, make sure you include variety to keep your kids engaged!
Want more tips on healthy living? Join us June 16 for the 2015 Kids Health & Fitness Fair to learn information like this and more.
Visit: http://mccscherrypoint.com/event/kids-health-and-fitness-fair/ or call 252-466-2208 for more information.

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Unsure of where to go for medical aid after hours at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point? In a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-life threatening emergencies, call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7 at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) for advice and instructions for reporting to the nearest emergency room or urgent care facility. Contact your PCM the next business day to request a retroactive referral to cover the date of service you were seen at the urgent care facility. For more information, visit http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/cpoint/Pages/ER-and-Urgent-Care-Centers.aspx.
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