VOLUME 49 NUMBER 39 MARINE CORPS AIR S TATION IWAKUNI, JAP
AN OCTOBER 15, 2004
U.S., Republic of Korea
Prowling Banshees snatch 3rd award
CPL. ANTHONY D. PIKE all the pieces fit together.”
U.S. DEP Combat Correspondent The relationship be-
News Release tween the officers and en-
As a truly elite Prowler listed men of the Banshees
The Department of Defense an- squadron, the Banshees have forms the bond that makes
nounced today that after several recently won the honor of up this elite squadron.
months of close consultations, the Marine Electronic Warfare “The Prowler commu-
United States and the Republic of Squadron of the year, for the nity is a tight community,”
Korea have reached final agreement third year in a row. said Usrey, a native of Jas-
regarding the June 2004 U.S. pro- Marine Electronic Warfare per, Ala. “The (Banshees)
posal to redeploy 12,500 U.S. troops Squadron 1, deployed to are an exceptionally tight
from Korea. Iwakuni from Marine Corps community. We know that
Throughout these consultations, Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., we have people who will
the United States has made clear that just won the Royal N. Moore take care of us. As a result
it remains committed to the defense award and squadron person- we can focus on our jobs,
of the Republic of Korea, to the se- nel point to several factors in Official USMC photo that is how we end up as
curity and stability of the region and their success. Marine Electronic Warfare Squadron 1, deployed to three time winners.”
to a strengthened Republic of Korea- “The level in day to day Iwakuni from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, “If something happens
U.S. Alliance. The future of the alli- intensity is a lot higher than N.C., won the honor of Marine Electronic Warfare I know I can turn to some-
ance is strong and will be adaptive to in other units I have been in,” Squadron of the year for the third year in the row. body here in the squad-
change and responsive to the needs said Capt. Chris Usrey, admin- ron,” echoed Jones.
of the Korean people. istrative officer and pilot. “The reason that I see us standing “There are so many people I have that I can turn to for any
During these consultations, the out is our attention to detail. The things that are not mission issue.”
United States and South Korea fully essential to us still remain a high priority for us.” Winning the award has been a source of pride in having
considered the combined requirement Those ‘things’ are the basic skills of every Marine, ac- the squadron’s accomplishments recognized and reflects on
to maintain a robust deterrent and cording to the training noncommissioned officer in charge. the squadron’s leadership.
defense capability while increasing “I take care of all the basic skills training and make sure it “I can’t be happier,” said Maj. Thomas Bruno, executive
combat capacity. Additionally, con- gets done in time,” said Cpl. Kevin Jones, training NCOIC and officer of the squadron. “Lt. Col. Robert Loynd, VMAQ-1
sultations considered the Korean operations chief. “This includes physical fitness tests, marks- commanding officer, has kept us focused on our mission.
public’s perceptions regarding a po- manship and swimming quals are all done on time.” Being out here in Iwakuni we have been staying ready for
tential security gap. Although it’s the officers of the squadron who perform deployments and continue to train. We have kept our focus
Specifically, the United States and the missions in the air, it is the enlisted Marines on the ground and have not rested on our laurels. That is a testament to the
the Republic of Korea agreed to the that keep the jets flying. men of this unit.”
“We all work side by side to make sure the jets are ready,”
see U.S. Page 5 said Jones, a Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., native. “We make sure see PROWLING Page 5
INSIDE Insurance agents head to Iwakuni,
Residents need to report any suspi-
cious packages to PMO by calling 119.
offer various life insurance policies
Page 3 CPL. DA BONI
VE now, but cost more when you get older “We want the Marines and Sailors
Combat Correspondent while others will accumulate more to make an informed and educated deci-
Hispanic service members honored growth on your investment. With all of sion on whether or not they need life
Luncheon celebrated Hispanic Heri- Insurance agents will soon be mak- the policies, there is no war zone insurance,” said Capt. Jeff Munoz, Staff
tage Month. Page 5 ing their first appearance to the Station clause.” Judge Advocate trial counselor. “Those
in an effort to provide service members McIntee explained some insurance looking to obtain insurance can bring
with additional life insurance policies. companies have failed to pay claims due the contract to legal or financial services
IWAKUNI WEATHER The agents, representing the Mili- to deaths in combat, but the policies he at MCCS before signing to ensure they
Today tary Benefit Association and Trans offers pays in those circumstances. understand the complexities of the agree-
Partly Cloudy World Assurance Company will be in “There are some insurance compa- ment. It is a commitment like any con-
High: 73 attendance at Marine Corps Community nies out there that ruin it for everyone tract and you should know exactly what
Saturday Services sponsored events beginning in else,” said McIntee. “We have strict you’re getting into.”
Sunny December to answer questions and make rules and guidelines to follow in order To further aid potential insurance
High: 73 appointments. to conduct business. We are just trying buyers, Munoz said Department of De-
Sunday According to insurance agent Brian to provide a valuable service to our mili- fense Directive 1344.7 and Station Or-
Partly Cloudy McIntee, there will be various types of tary.” der 1740.2M gives clear instructions on
insurance policies to choose from. With all legally binding contracts, what insurance agents can and cannot
“All of the policies we will be offer- Station officials recommend that service do.
www.iwakuni.usmc.mil ing are tailored for the military,” said members seek assistance before sign- For more information or questions,
McIntee. “Some policies are cheaper ing their name to any dotted line. call legal at 253-5591.
PAGE2 TORII TELLER , OCTOBER 15, 2004 O PINION NEWS TORII TELLER , OCTOBER 15, 2004 PAGE3
Does the dress code discriminate? Suspicious package keeps Marines on their toes
S GT . T ERRY A. B ONDS to go somewhere off base just to be comfortable.
CP . DA REVERE
L VID “It was a good call. I appreciate it, PMO appreciates it,
Letter to the Editor Urban clothing is a big part of America’s culture just as
much as rodeo wear. I know there are many older Marines Combat Correspondent and I’m sure the residents of Iwakuni do as well.”
I have been approached numerous times regarding the who will counter that we don’t have to be in civilian attire at “I have friends and family in this building,” said
Some residents passed a nervous af- Willis. “To save one of them or most likely all of them
way I dress. Like many other Black and Latin Marines here all, and that being in civilian attire is a privilege. They
ternoon Oct. 7 as the Station bomb squad, would have been the best thing I’ve ever accomplished
aboard the Station, the dress code does not seem fair and is would be right and at the same time they would not be
flooded with gray areas. helping to fix the problem, only ignore the problem. military police officers and Iwakuni fire in life.”
After reading the Station Order over and over, I noticed So does the dress code discriminate? To many Marines fighters responded to a call of a suspi- The importance of operational security cannot be
cious package in a housing area. underestimated even in false-alarm situations, accord-
the phrases “excessively baggy” and “excessively over- and myself here aboard the Station, when we look into our
“I walked past the atrium and looked ing to Bryce.
sized” mentioned more than a few times. Not once did the wall lockers or closets, half of what’s there cannot be worn
order say anything about wearing excessively tight without getting some form of reprisal. But to the few down and saw there was a briefcase there,” “The hardest part when dealing with a situation like
Commanding Officer/ clothing. Marines who choose to express their cultural background said Staff Sgt. Lindsey Willis, Marine this, especially in a housing area, is getting the perim-
Publisher Wing Support Squadron 171 ground eter set up and getting people out,” he said. “Our
All of us have seen the Marines with the snug Wran- by wearing the dress of a lone cowboy from the brush, that
Col. Michael A. Dyer glers on, a can of tobacco in they’re back pocket, and a style is perfectly accepted without any reprimand. safety manager. “I looked around and primary job is to preserve life. We want to get every-
cowboy hat on their head. Although this clearly does not When I’m asked if the dress code discriminates, I reply nobody else was around.” one out of the way so the people who do this, such as
Public Affairs Officer Willis said he went to his residence (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), can do their jobs.”
reflect the service ‘C’ uniform in anyway, no one says that it does. In my baggy jeans I’m still a Marine, just like Cpl. Robert Wynkoop
Capt. Stewart T. Upton and when he returned a few minutes later, With that in mind, inconvenience pales in compari-
anything to that Marine. I read where the cowboy hats can the Marine in his Wranglers A suspicious looking suitcase found in the housing area
be waived on certain nights like Western nights, but even So why does the dress code point out my clothing style the briefcase was still there. Seeing there son to the safety of Station residents.
Public Affairs Chief
when Marines try to go out on Hip Hop night and Latino as some form of negative? was still no one around, he made a call to was safely destroyed by Explosive Ordnance Disposal “Be vigilant,” said Andrew Samuels, Station anti-
Master Sgt. Lesli J. Coakley the Provost Marshal’s Office. Marines, Oct. 7. terrorism force protection officer. “If you see any-
nights, we are constantly hounded to the point of wanting
Tension mounted as the bomb squad arrived, suited according to Sgt. Bryce Jones, PMO third platoon thing suspicious, call (the provost marshal’s office).
up, and destroyed the package. Fortunately, the suit- watch commander, Headquarters and Headquarters That will give us the opportunity to look into it further,
Cpl. Dave Boni
Can we wear comfortable clothing on our off time? case turned out to contain a set of hand tools belong- Squadron.
ing to a moving company worker. “The people who live here know a lot better than
and validate those concerns.”
PMO encourages residents to report any suspi-
Cpl. David Revere CPL. ANTHONY D. PIKE siblings clothes. Regardless, making the call was the right move, we do what’s out of place and what’s not,” said Bryce. cious objects or activities by calling 119.
Combat Correspondent We as Marines
Combat Correspondents are a force in
Cpl. Anthony D. Pike We received an opinion piece (see readiness, not Changes in policy help noncitizen service members
Lance Cpl. Lydia Davey
above story) a couple of weeks ago
regarding proper civilian dress attire
and its current value in today’s Marine
style and trend
I do believe
L ANCE CPL . M ARTIN R. H ARRIS
when the act was modified, was about $300 and took
nearly a year to process, Jackson explained.
Specialist Corps. The idea that the dress code is however, that this An applicant must demonstrate good moral char- BASE-WIDE CHILD
Yukiko Mitsui discriminatory in nature is expressed. is an issue that CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan — Twenty-two acter and knowledge of the English language, the U.S. DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS
Does the Marine Corps order on we as noncom- Okinawa-based Marines are hopeful they will be sworn government and it’s history to become a citizen. Ap-
“This weekly newspaper is an proper civilian attire discriminate missioned in as U.S. citizens at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo later plicants must also take an oath of allegiance to the Educational and Developmental
authorized publication for members against Marines? No. officers can this month due to an Oct. 1 change in the naturaliza- U.S. Constitution as a demonstration of loyalty.
of the military services stationed Nowhere in the order does it say positively affect Intervention Services and Matthew C.
tion policy. Service members’ paperwork is processed consid-
overseas and their families. Its con- that Marines of a certain ethnicity are through the right Immigration officers from the Immigration and Natu- erably faster than paperwork for civilians, Jackson ex- Perry Elementary School, will be
tents do not necessarily reflect the subject to stricter rules or guidelines. means. ralization Service interviewed the Marines at the in- plained. Service members have priority over civilians providing a free screening for children
official views of the U.S. Govern- The order states under both shirts By continuing stallation personnel and administrative center here Sept. in the naturalization process as outlined in executive from age 4 months to 5 years Nov. 2-3, 8
ment, the Department of Defense and pants guidelines that ‘excessively to push the limits 28. order 13269, which was a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. We will
or the U.S. Marine Corps, and does oversized” clothing does not reflect a on acceptable and unacceptable immature perspective. The policy change al- signed July 3, 2002, by the evaluate motor, language, problem solving,
not imply endorsement thereof.” neat appearance. Marines can wear standards we are doing nothing to We should use the next NCO lows service members who president. and social/behavior skills and provide an
Editorial content is edited, pre- comfortable clothing in a relaxed show we are ready to make a change symposium to address the matter. The want to become U.S. citizens Military service has made opportunity for parents to ask questions
pared and provided by the Public manner that does not look like a or increase responsibility. dress code will not change overnight, to file for naturalization while the naturalization process about their children’s development. Call
Affairs Office of Marine Corps Air young child wearing their older We only continue to show an but it is the appropriate first step. overseas and it brings them much faster for the Medellin, Tonya at 253-4562 to make an
Station Iwakuni, Japan. one step closer to the goal Colombia native Lance Cpl. appointment.
All queries concerning news
MAN ON THE STREET
of becoming an American Catalina Clements, a supply
and editorial content should be di- citizen, a goal that might clerk for Combat Assault
rected to the Public Affairs Office, have been impossible to Battalion, 3rd Marine Divi- NAVY BIRTHDAY LUNCH
Building one, Room 216, MCAS achieve even a few months sion.
Iwakuni, Japan. Call 253-5551.
How do you feel about the liberty dress code policy? ago.
The U.S. Congress re-
“It could’ve taken more
than one year to get all the
The U.S. Navy’s 229th Birthday
luncheon will be served today, 10:30 a.m.
cently modified the Immigra- paperwork through the sys-
Lance Cpl. Martin R. Harris to 1 p.m. in mess hall 222 and mess hall
tion and Nationality Act of tem if I would have applied
The Torii Teller wel- 1952, allowing service mem- Cpl. Jalil Baouni writes his signature on for citizenship (as a 1562. The food of grilled steak and lobster
comes Letter to the Editor the photo that will be attached to his ap- nonservice member). The will cost $5.40, $4.60 for dependents of
bers to complete the entire
naturalization process with- plication to become a U.S. citizen at the naturalization process only
submissions. Letters are the E-4. Correct amounts of money would
out a processing fee or leav- installation personnel administrative cen- took a matter of months be-
opinion of the writer only. be appreciated. Everyone is welcome to
Submissions can be edited ing their assigned duty sta- ter Sept. 28. cause I’m in the military,” attend.
for clarity and space. Let- tion, explained Jose R. Olivares, the Department of Clements said.
ters can be dropped off at Homeland Security’s officer in charge of citizenship The Marine Corps gave me the additional tools I
the Public Affairs Office or and immigration for the U.S. Embassies in South Ko- needed to become a U.S. citizen, explained Cpl. Jalil
sent via e-mail to bonidw rea and Japan. Baouni, a food service specialist for Headquarters and
@iwakuni.usmc.mil or "I don't think the dress code "If the civilian dress code should "Everybody's dress taste repre- In the Oct. 8th edition of the Torii
Service members desiring to become U.S. citizens Service Company, 3rd Marine Division.
email@example.com. needs to be reviewed and updated follow the service "C" uniform, sents an individual and their Teller the article “October is ‘Domestic
can start the naturalization process by going to their “Being a Marine is a dream I’ve had since I was a
as much as it needs to be com- than cowboy jeans with the culture and the culture they came
respective personnel administration centers with their small child living in Rabat, Morocco,” said Baouni, Violence Awareness Month’” stated the
pletely reevaluated. " tobacco ring in the back pocket from before joining the Marine
green cards, explained Joseph Jackson, passport and who immigrated to the United States at age 20. “I re- article was provided by a Marine Corps
should not be allowed either." Corps."
PSC 561 Box 1868 Cpl. Ryan Peters naturalization coordinator for the installation person- member walking by the American Embassy and seeing Community Service press release. The
FPO AP 96310-0029 MAG-12 Cpl. Mark Bautista Sgt. Dwayne Yow nel administration center here. Marines standing guard outside. The way their uni- article was actually written by Miki
Phone 253-5551 H&HS H&HS Service members will then need to fill out the N-400 forms looked and the respect they demanded was an
special intelligence Kaplan, Marine & Family Services
Fax 253-5554 citizenship application, N-426 certificate of military or awesome sight. From then on, I wanted to be a Marine,
communicator Separations chief Air Terminal Counseling Victim Advocate.
naval service and G-325B biographical information form. and now I’m about to become a U.S. citizen, which just
The processing fee for these forms before Oct. 1, makes being a Marine that much better.”
PAGE 4 TORII TELLER , OCTOBER 15, 2004 FEATURE FEATURE TORII TELLER , OCTOBER 15, 2004 PAGE5
Cryogenics gears up on supplies Station honors Hispanic service members
S TORY AND PHOTOS BY Hispanic culture
S TORY AND PHOTOS BY “After the gas CP . DA REVERE
L VID are great gifts to
CPL. DA BONI
VE is partially Combat Correspondent America and are a
Combat Correspondent liquefied, we are part of the unique
able to separate Station residents of varied fabric of our
Nitrogen and oxygen in both liquid the two compo- ethnicities came together, Oct. 7, to country,” said
and gas forms play vital roles in the nents, oxygen and enjoy a Club Iwakuni luncheon Navy Lt. Joseph D.
mission of the Station. Without it, nitrogen through a celebrating the contributions of Reardon, Marine
aircraft would not be able to take off or process called Latinos in the Armed Forces as part of Aircraft Group 12
land and pilots would not have air to fractional distilla- this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month. chaplain. “Their
breathe. tion. The end Residents enjoyed enchiladas hard work, values,
So when technicians at the result is a 99.5 while watching a Latin dance exhibi- and devotion to
Headquarters and Headquarters percent purity tion and remarks from guest speaker community have
Squadron Logistics Department rating,” said Lt. Col. Yori R. Escalante, Marine Wing set a positive
Cryogenic Division realize they are Hutoczki, a native Support Squadron 171 commanding example for all
running low, they know it’s time to of Hungary. officer. Americans.”
make more. Once the “Service by Hispanics during war Staff Sgt. Javier
Operating two mobile generating separation is is nothing new,” said Escalante, Figueroa, a first
plants that create temperatures far complete, the noting that 39 Hispanics have been generation Mexican
below 150 degrees below zero Fahren- technicians store awarded the Medal of Honor, the American, serves
heit, these Sailors store up to 2,000 the individual highest award for military service in as the quality
gallons of liquid nitrogen and 3,000 components in the United States. “Hispanics are a assurance chief for
gallons of liquid oxygen. both liquid and hard working and proud community. Marine Fighter
“We’re in production usually twice gas forms, which We know what the rewards are for Attack Squadron
each quarter, but we’re also equipped are ready for the perseverance, and we relish the 212.
to receive both cryogenic liquids from various units to
Cryogenic technician’s Petty Officer 1st Class Csaba Hutoczki (on right) and Petty Of- opportunity to lead and serve.” “I think one of
off-base facilities for storage and pick up for their
ficer 2nd Class Jimmy Machell oversee a liquid nitrogen transfer. According to Escalante, whose the unique things I
redistribution,” said Petty officer 1st own supply. Cpl. Jackie Cortez, supply clerk, Marine Aircraft Group 12, and Staff Sgt. Nathaniel J.
Hispanic heritage comes from his give to the military
Class Csaba Hutoczki, Cryogenic “People may not know this, but the Class Russell Jacob, Blacksmith, fiscal clerk, MAG-12, captivate the audience with salsa dancing during
father’s side, Latino contributions are is the perspective
technician. “We liquefy the elements air in the tires on the planes is Cryogenic technician. still on the rise. of where I’m from,” the Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon, October 7.
in order to store them. In liquid form, gaseous nitrogen, a very dry gas,” “One spark near a
“As time continues, this rich said Figueroa. “Feeling that perspec-
they’re hundreds of times more dense said Hutoczki. “If you were to use tank of liquid oxygen history will only continue to grow,” he tive gives a lot of input into the big
than in gaseous form. If we vaporized regular air, the tires would crack or is enough to cause an said. picture. We are all proud to be
one gallon of liquid nitrogen, it would explode when the outside tempera- explosion, and one
With approximately 200,000 Americans, but each background adds
fill up a whole room and you wouldn’t tures got to cold due to the freezing of coin exposed to liquid Hispanic Americans serving in the something unique.”
be able to breath.” the moisture in the air. Without liquid nitrogen will shatter Armed Forces today, Latinos have Figueroa said he was proud to see
Hutoczki said the process is nitrogen and liquid oxygen, the like glass if dropped.” already achieved significant influence. his children perform a Mexican
broken down in three phases: purifica- Station would not be able meet their For Hutoczki, the
“The warmth and the vitality of the Folkorico dance as part of the celebra-
tion, refrigeration and separation. mission.” dangers are real, but
During the purification stage any In order to maintain the utmost he said if you follow “With our culture, our
impurities are removed from the standards for the Cryogenic Division, procedures precisely music, our dance, we can
processed air by three main filters. The Hutoczki and his fellow technicians you shouldn’t have
Petty Officer 2nd Class Astor Mojica, cryogenic have a positive impact,” he
next step is the refrigeration process take samples from the tanks to ensure any problems.
technician, operates a generating plant that said.
where the air is cooled as it passes they are safe and functioning properly. “It goes with the
takes the impurities out of the processed air. Considering the
through heat exchangers and expan- “We take the samples every 45 responsibility of enormous contributions of
sion valves, creating sudden pressure days and we are extremely careful with having a crucial job,” he said. “But maintains the equipment to the best of the Hispanic community,
drops and partially liquefying the gas. what we do,” said Petty Officer 2nd everyone here works hard and their ability.” it’s not easy to overesti-
mate it’s impact.
Military retirement plan secures future “Their untiring devotion
to the United States Armed Staff Sgt. Javier Figueroa, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 212 qual-
Forces has made us the
premier fighting force in
ity assurance chief, enjoys the Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon with
his family, October 7.
Vibrant static displays of traditional Hispanic the world today,” said Lt.
CP . DA REVERE
L VID amount from one to nine percent of their basic pay. these options are penalty free.
culture infused the atmosphere at the His- Col. John M. Puskar, “I hope all of us have taken some time many facets of the Hispanic culture.”
Combat Correspondent There is also an option to contribute bonus, special “This plan is a great way to save for retirement
panic Heritage Month luncheon, Oct. 7. Station executive officer. this month to learn more about the
and incentive pay. without having to do a lot of research or have a
Service members preparing for future financial Thrift Savings Plan contributions are taken out background in financial planning,” Sutton said.
security are in good hands. of pay before taxes are computed, so less tax is paid. “Service members can get started online through PROWLING from Page 1 U.S. from Page 1 support units, units associated with mission transfer areas,
The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement savings Federal taxes are deferred until withdrawal of money. their ‘My Pay’ account. There is a link that will allow and other support personnel.
and investment plan for Federal employees. The Sutton said TSP benefits can significantly personnel to select the amount they want to Some may think that winning redeployment of 12,500 U.S. troops in three phases that will In the third and final phase, 2007-2008, the United States
purpose of the TSP is to provide retirement income. increase retirement income, but starting early is contribute and to monitor the account.” the award three years in a row last until 2008. Inclusive in this redeployment is the 2nd Bri- will redeploy 2,500 troops consisting primarily of support units
It offers Federal employees, including members of important. Contributing to the account early will Sutton said service members can enroll upon would put pressure on a unit to gade Combat Team that was sent to Iraq in August. and personnel.
the uniformed services, the same types of savings increase the compound interest over time. entering the Marine Corps or during open season. perform harder to keep the title. The first phase will be conducted in 2004 and include the As part of the agreement, the United States will maintain a
and tax benefits that many private-sector corpora- According to Sutton, service members can Open seasons are held annually from April 15 These Marines don’t see it that 2nd Brigade Combat Team and associated units. The rede- multiple launch rocket system battalion and associated
tions offer their employees under 401(k) plans. choose from five different funds to invest their through June 30 and October 15 through December way. ployment in 2004 will total about 5,000 troops. counter-fire assets on the peninsula, and initiate a review of
“The Thrift Savings Plan is great for military money. Funds range from no risk of loosing money 31. “Nobody here thinks about This agreement also includes the transfer of certain mis- U.S. Forces Korea pre-positioned equipment and make ad-
members of all ages because it is flexible and can be to higher risk funds. The option is left up to service With specific questions about the TSP, service winning,” said Usrey. “That’s sions from U.S. forces to Korean forces, such as South Ko- justments as appropriate.
customized to fit a variety of goals and needs,” said members to transfer money and change funds at any members can contact their command financial not why we do what we do. We rean forces taking over security at the joint security area in the The United States will continue the $11 billion investment
Stephanie Sutton, Personal Readiness and Commu- time without penalty. specialist or the personal Financial Management take care of our Marines and our demilitarized zone, and the transfer of responsibility for rear in enhancing U.S. capabilities on the peninsula and in the
nity Support branch manager. If a service member separates from the military, Program located at the Marine and Family Services jobs. The accolades will come area chemical decontamination to a special South Korean unit. region to strengthen its mutual deterrent with South Korea.
Sutton said there is not a minimum amount of there are options on how the money will be handled. office in Building 411. Additional information can be later. It is not our mission focus During the second phase, 2005-2006, the United States will Additionally, the transformation of U.S. Army units in Korea
money required to open a retirement account. It can be left in the TSP, transferred to an employer’s found at the Thrift Savings Plan website to win trophies.” redeploy a total of 5,000 troops (3,000 in 2005, 2,000 in 2006), will continue and will lead to a significant overall increase in
Service members can choose to contribute any 401(K), or transferred into a traditional IRA. All of www.tsp.gov. comprising combat units, combat support and combat service combat capability.
PAGE6 TORII TELLER , OCTOBER 15, 2004 FEATURE
Iwakuni celebrates German festival
S TORY AND PHOTOS BY entertainment helped make activities are wonderful and
CPL. ANTHONY D. PIKE sure Station residents were in safe for the kids to all play
Combat Correspondent a festive mood. together. There is definitely
A balloon shaping clown, plenty to keep them busy. The
Station residents experi- inflatable jumpers and food is my favorite part- the
enced a bit of German culture obstacle courses entertained hot dogs are really good.”
here, Oct. 9, as Marine Corps children during the family On hand to help Iwakuni
Community Services orga- portion of Oktoberfest. Later residents celebrate
nized and brought in the night, the adults Oktoberfest was Michael
Oktoberfest to the Mac Dome. participated in an arm wres- Pfeffer from Munich, Germany,
Oktoberfest is a German tling competition and a nail who emceed the event.
festival that is traced to a driving competition. “It’s great to be out here
German prince’s wedding day “I think it’s very interest- to celebrate with the service
in 1810. As a gift to his ing to see the Japanese members,” said Pfeffer. “The
subjects, the prince provided people celebrate Oktoberfest,” celebration is no different here
a horse race and free ale to his said Valerie Velasquez, 11, of than it is any where else I
people to help celebrate. The San Bernardino, Calif. have been for the event. I am
first ever Oktoberfest drew For the adults in atten- just glad to be able to come Male and female partici-
nearly 40,000 people. dance during the family and spend a couple of days pants competed in a
Although the beer wasn’t portion of Oktoberfest, the with the Marines.” nail-driving portion of
free at the Mac Dome Satur- children’s entertainment was Marine Corps Community Oktoberfest. Winning
day night, the purpose was welcomed. Services arranged for Pfeffer times were awarded gift
the same; to come together “I am enjoying all of it,” to emcee the event and certificates from Marine
and celebrate. Beer, bratwurst said Consuelo Sanchez of San brought him out from Michi- Ana Erhart prepares to enter the inflatable obstacle course for kids at Corps Community Ser-
and authentic Bavarian Antonio. “I think all of the gan, where he now resides. the family portion of the Oktoberfest at the Mac Dome. vices.
Shaunna Velasquez, left, and Consuelo Sanchez play patty-cake while waiting in line for the
balloon creations with their children.
Morgan Jones of Tabuse, Japan, participates in the nail-driv-
ing competition during the adult portion of Oktoberfest.
Isamu Naka makes a balloon crown for Valerie Velasquez, 11, during the family portion of Oktoberfest. Traditional German
food like bratwurst and
sauerkraut were avail-
able for hungry guests.
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To submit your ads or announcements: Torii Teller priority basis. Deadline for briefs is noon Thursday. Torii carver receiver, $150; MCCS:
accepts ads/announcements from nonprofit organizations Teller reserves the right to edit to fit space. Stop by Denon DCM-350 5 disc –Supervisory Education
GUNNERY S GT. M. A. ZEID soft drink company decided to market too needy, type A’s are too real evidence to support the and groups only. Briefs run on space-available and time- Building 1, Room 216 to fill out a form. CD player, $60. Call Mark Services Specialist
Combat Correspondent their products by blood types. It was boring, and type B’s are belief that a person’s blood
Parsons at 253-5487 dwh Logistics:
suppose to be a “fun” marketing sweet but unable to type has an affect on a or 09052662270. –Supply Management
It may be hard to believe, but gimmick, but the company sold more commit. In theory, type person’s personality, AUTOMOBILES CWO2 Hunt at 253-3793 JCI until July 2006, $1,900. pleted. Call Tina Lavarou Officer
during a romantic Japanese dinner one than 1.4 million cases of soft drinks in AB’s are the best since many people do take it dwh or 253-2760 awh. Call Lt. Hayes at 253-2202 at 253-6329 dwh or 253- Misc., Kenwood audio/ –Transportation Clerk
the first questions a new date asks is, a two-year period. they are interesting and seriously, especially in Mitsubishi Mirage, 1997, or e-mail andymhayes@ 2293 awh. video surround sound re- Facilities:
“What is your blood type?” As for romance, the general very kind. Japan. 2 door, P/W, P/D, remote N i s s a n G l o r i a, 1 9 9 2 , yahoo.com ceiver VR-517, 2 fwd –Interdisciplinary Engi-
Just what does this person have in philosophy is type O’s are considered While there is no door locks, AM/FM/CD, black with black interior, Misc., baby items: swing, speakers, 2 rear speakers, neer
mind – probably marriage and at the extra speaker, excellent tires V6 turbo, automatic, A/C, Kawasaki ZX9R, 1994, $60; crib, $10; toddler bed, 1 sub woofer, 1 center S-6:
very least a long-term relationship. plus 4 extra new tires, sport CD player, power every- spare wind screens, extra $10; mattress, $10; travel speaker, 4 speaker stands, –Information Technology
Many Japanese believe that one’s
“ketsueki kata,” or blood type,
determines how well a person does in
When AB met O positive wheels plus 4 extra sport
wheel covers, JCI until Jan.
2005, $2,000. Call MSgt.
thing, Hicas, purchased
in Dec. 2003, PCSing Oct.
25, must sell, JCI until
set of wheels, rough look-
ing, experienced bike, JCI
until Oct. 2005, $3,000. Call
play yard, $15; infant boy
clothes; Whirl pool dryer,
3 years old, $100 obo. Call
remote, $300. Call CWO2
Hunt at 253-3793 dwh or
business, marriage and life. Many job Gerry Williams at 253-6902 Dec. 2005, $4,500 obo. Call Maj. Braund at 253-4584 Heather at 253-2844. –Occupational Health
Type A Type AB dwh or 080-3053-9863. Sgt. Anderson at 253-4623 dwh or 253-5705 awh. WANTED Nurse
applications in Japan ask for blood Positive traits: Orderly, law-biding, soft-spoken, Positive traits: Rational, strong leadership skills, dwh or 22-6676 awh. Misc., brand new Japa- DECA:
types, and some major politicians list
their blood types when campaigning. calm and fashionable. calculating, honest, diplomatic, organized and has Toyota Carib Sprinter, Honda CB1000, 1995, nese refrigerator, pur- Day Nanny –Secretary
The interest in blood types is said Negative traits: Picky, selfish, secretive, pessimis- strong ESP. 1994, 5 door, automatic, BMW 320i, 1989, 4 door, 1,000cc, after market ex- chased from DeoDeo in Nanny wanted for flexible
tic, stubborn and reckless when drunk. Negative traits: Unforgiving, playboy, easily very clean, power every- power everything, cold A/ haust, carbs, shocks, clas- March 2004 for $800, $500 schedule, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. MCCS (253-3030)
to have began when some Japanese
thing, good A/C and C, Pioneer CD, JCI until sic/retro look, JCI until obo, brand new Japanese for two toddlers. Call Sa- ( The following jobs are
doctors made a report stating that Recommended Jobs: Accountant, librarian, econo- offended, too conservative, picky and aloof.
heater, AM/FM radio, July 2006, $3,000 obo. Call June 2006, $5,000 obo. Call A/C with remote, pur- rah Raby at 253-3330 dwh open at MCCS Personnel)
people with type A blood were mist, novelist, computer programmer or gossip Recommended jobs: Bartender, attorney, teacher, cassette player, JCI until Lt. Hayes at 253-2202 or Maj. Braund at 253-4584 chased from DeoDeo in or 253-2989 awh. MCCS Job Listing:
generally mild-tempered and those columnist. sales representative, social worker or witch. Aug. 2005, $1,900. Call e-mail andymhayes@ dwh or 253-5705 awh. May 2004 for $700, $500; –Program Assistant
with type B were the opposite. Later, a yahoo.com must sell, PCSing Oct. 25. JOB OPENINGS –Senior Sales Associate/
CWO3 Stocker at 253-
famous educator, Takeji Furukawa, Type B Type O 3304 dwh or 253-2275 awh. OTHER ITEMS Call Sgt. Anderson at 253- Cashier
made a similar claim in the 1920’s Positive traits: Healthy, idealistic, goal-oriented, Nissan Largo, 1989, 8 4623 dwh or 22-6676 awh. Chaplains Office (253- –Desk Clerk Leader
Positive traits: Independent, flexible, candid,
based on his experience with his Toyota Lite Ace, 1991, 7-8 passenger van, maroon, Misc., a 3-month-old very 6460) –School Lunch Supervi-
sensitive, passionate and persuasive. clear-sighted, good at sports and sexy.
students. passenger, JCI until A/C, AM/cassette, power friendly kitten free to a Misc., GT i-drive 3.0 –Gospel Choir Director sor
Sometimes this obsession can lead Negative traits: Unpredictable, indiscreet, lazy, Negative traits: Status-seeking, jealous, greedy,
March 2006, $1,500. Call sunroof, electric cool box, good home, all shots com- mountain bike, new in the –Non-Denominational –Operations Assistant
to humorous results. There was once impatient, overbearing and can’t wake up. unreliable, obsessive lover and talkative.
a Japanese sitcom about the misad- Recommended jobs: Cook, hairdresser, military Recommended jobs: banker, politician, gambler,
leader, talk show host or journalist. minister, investment broker or baseball player.
ventures of a businessman called “I
Am Type O.” Another time a Japanese
MOVIE SCHEDULE SUPERBABIES : B ABY GE-
OUT THE GATE Joei Temple and Furukuma Shrine
in Yamaguchi City, and Tokusa for
apple picking Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 5:15
City Sunday. A parade of sacred
palanquins and floats is leaving at JR
Otake station at 12 p.m. for the
11 a.m./5 p.m.
2 p.m./8 p.m.
Malibu’s Most Wanted (PG-13)
The baby geniuses find themselves at the
7 p.m. Anacondas: The Hunt For
11 p.m./5 a.m. The Ladykillers (R) center of a nefarious scheme led by powerful The Blood Orchid (PG-13)
Note: Japanese who do not p.m. An admission is required. Call Oojisha Shrine, taking approximately 2 a.m. The Quiet American (R) media mogul Bill Biscane. Joining the babies 10 p.m. Suspect Zero (R)
speak English may answer the Public Affairs Office, Yukie Wada three hours. It may be cancelled in in their battle against evil is a legendary baby
phone numbers provided. at 253-5344 for more information. case of inclement weather. For more named Kahuna. Part ultra-cool spy, part su-
details, call 52-4878.
11 a.m./5 p.m.
2 p.m./8 p.m.
The New Guy (PG-13)
The Prince And Me (PG) perhero, Kahuna joins babies in a race against SATURDAY
Chrysanthemum Festival Yanai Flea Market 11 p.m./5 a.m. Love Actually (R)
time to stop Biscane from using his state-of- 1 p.m. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses
the-art satellite system to control the minds 2 (PG)
Visitors can enjoy a ceremony A flea market is scheduled to Miyajima Osunayaki Festival 2 a.m. Murder By Numbers (R)
of the world’s population. (90 minutes)
and Bugaku music performance at be held at Yanai City Hall Sunday, This festival will be held around S UNDAY 4 p.m. Shark Tale (PG)
the Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Is- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In case of inclem- JR Miyajimaguchi train station Sun- 11 a.m./5 p.m. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (PG) 7 p.m. Anacondas: The Hunt For
land today, 5-8 p.m. Admission fee ent weather, it will be cancelled. day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 2 p.m./8 p.m. Glory (PG-13)
SHARK TALE The Blood Orchid (PG-13)
11 p.m./5 a.m. Forever Mine (R) 10 p.m. Suspect Zero (R)
is required. Call 0829-44-2020 for For further information, call 0820-26- booths, games, tea ceremonies, con- Oscar is a little fish who dreams big. But
2 a.m. Matrix Revolutions (R)
more information. 6666. certs, and more. The local school his big dreams land him in hot water when a
students will stand by in order to help Y
11 a.m./5 p.m. Stuck On You (PG-13)
white lie turns him into an unlikely hero. His
fellow fish swallow Oscar’s story hook, line
Iwakuni City Bus Tour Otake Festival English speaking visitors. Call 0829- 2 p.m./8 p.m. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle 4 p.m. Shark Tale (PG)
and sinker and he is showered with fame and
There will be a bus tour visiting A festival is scheduled in Otake 55-3111 for more information. (PG-13) fortune. It’s all going along swimmingly, un- 7 p.m. Without A Paddle (PG-13)
11 p.m./5 a.m. The Order (R) til it starts to become clear that Oscar’s tale
2 a.m. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (R) about being the defender of the Reef is all
48th Annual Iwakuni Festival wet. Oscar finds out that being a hero comes M ONDAY
Iwakuni Festival traffic advisory The 48th annual Iwakuni Festival will be Saturday and 11 a.m./5 p.m.
Shanghai Knights (PG-13) at a Market Price when his lie threatens to
make him the Catch of the Day. (90 minutes)
7 p.m. Suspect Zero (R)
Sunday in downtown Iwakuni. 2 p.m./8 p.m. Head Of State (PG-13)
Due to the many activities schedule in the downtown area, 11 p.m./5 a.m. The Butterfly Effect (R) T UESDAY
2 a.m. The Hulk (PG-13)
traffic will be restricted Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Since SUSPECT ZERO 7 p.m. Ladder 49 (PG-13)
there will be a large number of vehicles in the area, Station WEDNESDAY
11 a.m./5 p.m. Walking Tall (PG) FBI Agent Thomas Mackelway gets
JR Iwakuni Mikasa residents are encouraged to use public transportation, walk 2 p.m./8 p.m. Secret Window (PG) called in to investigate a strange murder. When WEDNESDAY
train station bridge or ride a bike. 11 p.m./5 a.m. I Spy (PG-13) the trail leads him to the suspect, he realizes
7 p.m. Shark Tale (PG)
No vehicles 10 Station officials remind residents they are required to wear 2 a.m. Fatal Attraction (R) that he has been drawn into a psychological
labyrinth that turns what is expected upside
a.m. to 6 p.m. proper civilian attire. THURSDAY
A variety of parades and dances will take place on Route 11 a.m./5 p.m. Peter Pan (PG)
down. (99 minutes) T HURSDAY
188 between JR Iwakuni train station and Mikasa bridge 2 p.m./8 p.m. Little Nicky (PG-13) 7 p.m. Open Water (R)
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Call the Commerce & In- 11 p.m./5 a.m. Life Or Something Like It
dustry Division at 29-5110 or the Iwakuni Chamber of Com-
2 a.m. Hang’em High (PG-13)
merce & Industry at 21-4201 for details.
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28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to en- held Oct. 31, 4-7 p.m. at Penny
COMMUNITY BRIEFS gaged and married Station resi-
dents, and their fiance(e)s. The
free workshop is a designated
Lake. There will be hot dogs,
hamburgers, fun games and a
lot of treats. Dress in fun cos-
Muscles inflate during Cardio Pump
alternate workplace for military tumes but not scary. Call Carol
S TORY AND PHOTOS BY
and MCCS employees, led by Nash at 253-5218 for further in-
EDUCATION CHRO Club Iwakuni
n Band Ki: Theory: Saturday trained PREP instructors. To formation. CPL. DA BONI
reserve seats, call the Chaplain Combat Correspondent
Test Schedule CHRO Training in the Club Iwakuni Ballroom.
Tuesdays/Fridays - CLEP, n Family Member Local Em- Free for all the Station residents office at 253-5218. The Chap- Crime Stoppers
lains office is also offering train- If you have any information For those on Station
DSST ployment Orientation: Nov. 10, and their guests. Doors open
ing Wednesday through Oct. pertaining to a crime please call looking for a change
October 20 - DLAB 8-9 a.m. at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m.
22 for anyone who is interested “Crime Stoppers” at 253-3333. from their regular
October 21 - DLPT n RESUMIX: Nov. 10, 9:30- Call 253-3727 for details.
in facilitating a PREP workshop. Crime Stoppers is an answering cardiovascular workout
October 27 -ASVAB 10:30 a.m. n HALO Tournament: Sun-
service designed for anony- need to look no further
October 28 - EDPT n Outbound Family Member day, 6 p.m. at the Hornet’s Nest.
University Of Maryland mous callers to give information than Cardio Pump.
November 22 - SAT Priority Placement Program: Free entry with great prizes for
Term II registration is now that would assist the Provost The hour-long class
November 29 - ACT Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For first, second, and third place
through Oct. 22. Students must Marshal’s Office in solving and offered Tuesdays and
For more information call more information and nomina- winners. For single and unac-
take a placement exam prior to preventing crime. Fridays at the IronWorks
253-3855. tion, call 253-6828 or send e-mail companied service members.
registering for math and En- Gym provides students a
to firstname.lastname@example.org. n Band SR71 & Plunge: Rock
glish. Course offerings include Thrift Store different approach to
HEALTHCARE mil. Classes will be held at CHRO
training room, Building one,
band SR71 & Plunge performs
Oct. 23 at the Club Iwakuni Ball- Speech, Economics, Statistics The Thrift Store is open Mon- their daily workout.
and Psychology. For a com- days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., “The Cardio Pump
Breast Cancer Mini Health Room 102. room. Free for the Station resi-
plete schedule stop by Commu- Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and class is designed to
Fair dents and their guests. Doors
nity Services Building 411 or the last Saturday of each month sculp the entire body,”
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9
MCCS call 253-3494 for more informa- from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Build- said Dixie Cook, aerobics Stacy Ventura performs leg raises
Crossroads Mall. Call 253-6359 p.m. For details, call 253-3727. while using the exercise ball to
tion. ing 1117, located next to the instructor. “We empha-
for details. CRMC Classes (253-6439) increase the difficulty of the move.
Chapel. Volunteers and dona- size on weight training
n Teaching English Tips: MCX (253-5641)
Discipline: When Time-outs tions are always welcome. Call to strengthen muscles, have taken at gyms,” Estrada said.
Anger Management Seminar Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m. n Fall Savings Sale: Now
Don’t Work 253-4721 for more information. which is different than a Nikki Flick added, “The class is
Every Tuesday, 11:45 a.m. to n Ten Steps To Federal Em- through Oct. 24. Purchase dis-
12:45 p.m. until Oct. 26. Call 253- ployment: Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. count hooded jackets, Nautica Oct. 27, 12-1 p.m. Sandwiches Dixie Cook, aerobics instructor, demonstrates the proper way to do dips during regular cardio class.” challenging and there is always a new
and drinks will be provided. Iwakuni Toastmasters Music sets the thing to learn.”
4526 to sign-up. jeans and more. the Cardio Pump class every Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m.
Call 253-6553 to sign-up in ad- Toastmasters (TM) Interna- mood at the start of each That is exactly the way Cook likes
vance. tional provides an excellent class as students follow their instruc- it, but says the class is for anyone
Single Marine Program
opportunity to learn and prac- tor through stretches and warm-ups. who wants a good workout.
CHAPEL SERVICES n Kudamatsu Kenko Ice
Skating: Saturday, 10 a.m. $10
PCS With Success Workshop
Oct. 29, 1-4 .m. The Station de-
tice proper public speaking
and invaluable leadership
Once everyone is ready to go, Cook
said it’s up to the students to get the
“We are always looking for more
students. Everyone is welcome to
partments provide tips to help skills. The TM experience also most out of the class. come out and try,” she said.
Roman Catholic transportation. Bring extra yen
you prepare for your return to looks very good on your re- “I push my students to try their For more information call the
Saturday 4:30 p.m. Confession for lunch and skate rental.
the United States or transfer to sume. The class meets every best, but it’s up to them to give it all Health Promotions office at 253-6359.
5:30 p.m. Mass n Dinner Night Out
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass your next duty station. For de- 2nd Thursday evening and they can,” she said. “The
Yakiniku: Oct. 30, 6 p.m. $10
10:45 a.m. CCD tails, call 253-3311. 4th Friday at lunch. Japanese entire class is self-paced and
transportation. Bring plenty of
with intermediate or better En- safe, you workout at your
yen for food.
Protestant glish skills are welcome. Call level and we all have a lot of
Sunday 8 a.m. Non-Denominational Christian MCFTB (253-3754)
COMMUNITY Sallie Donahue at 253-5328 for fun.”
Worship Service Harvest Festival more information. Despite only recently
n Prevention Relationship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School/ This festival is scheduled to be joining the class, Michelle
Enrichment Program: Oct. 27-
Adult Bible Fellowships Estrada said she enjoys the
11 a.m. Gospel Worship Service strength training and credits
the instructor for part of her
Cooperative Chapel Ministries enthusiasm.
3rd Saturday 8 a.m. Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Students perform push ups during their Cardio Pump class recently. “She (Cook) is a great
Participants are urged to exercise safely and at their own pace dur- instructor and the class ranks Kathy Pavey stretches at the end of her
ing the class. up there with all the others I workout as part of the cool down process.
LAY LED SERVICES
Church of Christ
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
7 p.m. Bible Study
IWAKUNI SPORTS SCENE
GLADIATORS ULTIMATE PT CHALLENGE ENERGY AWARENESS WEEK
Seventh-Day Adventist OCTOBER 27ADULT 5-KILOMETER RUN
Today at the IronWorks Gym Indoor Pool and Penny Lake Field.
2nd & 4th Saturdays Check in at 11:30 a.m. for the race starting at 12 p.m. at the Iron-
9:30 a.m. Sabbath School/Worship
FAMILY APPRECIATION BOWLING Works Gym. No registration is necessary. Just show up and be ready to
Jewish Saturday, 1-5 p.m. All games are half price. Call 253-4657 for more run. Men and women compete separately, in one of four age groups.
details. For details, call Chief Petty Officer Robinson at 253-6148 or e-mail
Every other Friday
6:30 p.m. Shabbat email@example.com.
TAIKU NO HI SINGLE RACQUETBALL TOURNAMENT OCTOBER 30 BIKE RACEFOR A LL AGES
Latter Day Saints Saturday, 9 a.m. at the IronWorks Gym. Call 253-5777 for more Children race for five kilometers and adults for 38 kilometers. The
information. race begins at the Crossroads Mall Amphitheater. No registration re-
Sunday 1 p.m. Priesthood/RS Meeting
2 p.m. Sunday School quired. Entry is free. Children must be at least 7-years-old and check in
3 p.m. Sacrament Cpl. Anthony D. Pike INTRAMURAL WRESTLING at 7:30 a.m. for the 8 a.m. race. Adults check in at 8:30 a.m. for the 9
Navy and Marines celebrate birthday Coaches meet Oct. 26, 10 a.m. in the IronWorks Gym Wellness a.m. race. Males and females compete separately, in one of seven age
For information regarding divine services, religious Sailors and Marines of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron partici- Room. Weigh-ins are Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Oct. 30 compe- groups. For details, call Chief Robinson at 253-6148 or e-mail
education or any other Command Religious Program/ tition. Call 253-5777 to sign-up. firstname.lastname@example.org.
pate in a formation run to celebrate the Navy birthday.
Chapel activity, call the Station Chapel at 253-5218.
PAGE12 TORII TELLER , OCTOBER 15, 2004 S PORTS
All-Marines wrestle with new prospects
S TORY AND PHOTOS BY
CPL. ANTHONY D P IKE
Two Marines from the All-
Marine wrestling team visited
Iwakuni looking for new
prospects to hopefully join the
team next year.
Dan Hicks and James
Shillow hit the Station mats in
their first stop in a trip that will
take them to several Marine
bases in which they offer clinics
and get to look at Marines who
may be on the team next year.
“We are here to find new
talent,” said Shillow, an Atlanta
native. “When we don’t have a
full team we start looking
The coach of the All-Marine
wrestling team, Hicks, sees this
as an opportunity to learn about
the Marines who will be trying
out for the team next year.
“Part of it is to familiarize
Marines with the Marine Corps
wrestling team,” said coach
Hicks, a wrestler with over 20 Joshua Williams, a heavy equipment mechanic with Combat Service Support Detachment 36, has Benjamin
years experience. “We have Wynkoop, Marinne Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, on the ground after flipping him over.
plenty of qualified Marines out
there; we’re trying to get them to camp in February. All-Marine wrestlers on the
This will help me when I am going over applica- United States National team. The
tions.” last Marine to appear in the Sheena Dowd, Ma-
These two Marines know how to find a Marine Olympics was in 1992. The rine Aviation Logis-
who can benefit next year’s team. Both Hicks and coaches of the team are aware of tics Squadron 12,
Shillow have all the tools needed in wrestling; the talent they have and are helps James
experience, skill and talent necessary to land them grateful to be on the team. Shillow, All Marine
both as alternates to the Olympic games in Greece. “I am fortunate to do wrestling team staff
For the Station Marines in attendance at the something I love to do,” said non commisioned
clinic, this not only offers them a chance to get back Hicks. “Because the Marine officer in charge,
on the mats, it also gives them an opportunity to Corps allows me to do this I demonstrate a
make a name for themselves with the coaches. know I better be pretty good at move during the
“I wrestled all through high school,” said Nate it.” clinic.
Powell, communications local control center chief for
Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron. “I’d like
to get back into wrestling and would like to get an
invitation to tryouts. This lets you know if your up
to the test.”
Marines who make it onto the All-Marine
wrestling team are extremely skilled wrestlers and
often thrive in competition. Currently there are four
A painful hold has Aaron Helms, Marine Fighter
Attack Squadron 212, in anguish during Tuesdays Kelli Parady, left, Marine Aircraft Group 12, and Sheena Dowd, Marine Aviation Logistics
wrestling clinic. Squadron 12, attempt to take each other to the mat.