MarForPac family builds camaraderie through fun, competition[MIGRATE]
By Cpl. Cristina N. Porras
| October 22, 2010
Marines, sailors and family members of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific gathered for a day of camaraderie, competition and fun during a field meet and family day at Bordelon Field Oct. 22.
Teams were broken down by sections and family members were encouraged to participate as they competed against one another in several events, including pugil sticks, dizzy izzy race, egg toss competition, stretcher carry race and a tug-of-war.
The MarForPac communications section came out on top, winning the majority of the day’s events.
The field meet is part of Headquarters and Service Battalion commanding officer, Col. Alan L. Thoma’s readiness goals to ensure members of the command and their family members are part of an active and fun family readiness program.
“It’s a great way to get people out of the office and into a setting where they could enjoy each other’s company and show their competitive spirit,” said Casey Fleischmann, Headquarters and Service Battalion family readiness officer. “These events are fun for everyone, not just family members, but single Marines as well. That’s definitely critical to help build unit cohesion.”