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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

MarForPac family builds camaraderie through fun, competition

By Cpl. Cristina N. Porras | | October 22, 2010

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Marines with Headquarters and Service Battalion, U. S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific supply take off during a stretcher carry race during the family day and field meet at Bordelon Field Oct. 22. Sections were split up into teams and competed in several events, including pugil sticks, egg toss and tug-of-war.

Marines with Headquarters and Service Battalion, U. S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific supply take off during a stretcher carry race during the family day and field meet at Bordelon Field Oct. 22. Sections were split up into teams and competed in several events, including pugil sticks, egg toss and tug-of-war. (Photo by Cpl. Cristina N. Porras)


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Lance Cpl. Danny Chunn, percussionist with the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band, catches an egg during the egg toss competition during a family day and field meet at Bordelon Field Oct. 22. Marines, sailors and their families were invited to enjoy a day of fun, including music, competitive games and food.

Lance Cpl. Danny Chunn, percussionist with the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band, catches an egg during the egg toss competition during a family day and field meet at Bordelon Field Oct. 22. Marines, sailors and their families were invited to enjoy a day of fun, including music, competitive games and food. (Photo by Cpl. Cristina N. Porras)


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CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii (Photo by Cpl. Cristina N. Porras)


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CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- 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.”