Health & Safety

July 26, 2012

Mountain health and wellness group visits Marines

Capt. Michael Ford, Marine Attack Squadron 513 pilot, helps clients from Mountain Health and Wellness Center try on a pilot’s helmet in the squadron’s hangar, July 20. A group of clients and the staff toured 513’s hangar and the station’s Search and Rescue section as part of an activity coordinated through the station’s public affairs office. Groups often request tours of the air station, which are often obliged as part of a community relations program to show the community what their Corps is doing.

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5 Questions: Sgt. Lydwin Grizzle

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Community bike patrol “Bumblebees”

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Photos by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

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Courtesy photo

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