MAG-49 Det C
                                   Newsletter
   Feb 2010                                                    ...
MAG-49 Det C NEWSLETTER

SgtMaj’s Words of Wisdom
By SgtMaj J. Esparza

Marines, Family and Friends,
    Time is just flyi...
MAG-49 Det C NEWSLETTER

A few memories from the 234th Marine Corps Birthday Ball, held on
November 14th, 2009 at Antoine’...
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       MAG 49 Det C
 Family Day/Christmas Party
       December 2009




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                           PROMOTIONS AND AWARDS

PROMOTIONS FOR DEC 09 & JAN 10:               ...
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           “Welcome Aboard”                                Readiness Resources:
               (N...
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Family Readiness Officer                             Upcoming Holidays
By Monica L. McClure

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MAG 49 Det C Feb 10 Vol 3

  1. 1. MAG-49 Det C Newsletter Feb 2010 Vol 3 __________________________________________________________________________________ CO’s Smoking Gun By LtCol R.J. Braatz Hello MAG-49 Det C families. I hope you all had a fun and relaxing holiday season. For those of us that live in New Orleans I know it has been a good time especially with record Mardi Gras attendance and the Saints winning the Super Bowl. Even with a lot of time off, your Marines stayed busy. My Maintenance Department spent the holidays preparing for a very detailed inspection conducted by the Navy. All the preparation paid off and we did a superb job. There were Marines preparing on their days off and we could not have done so well without your support. Thank you. If you haven’t heard, we have a new Family Readiness Officer, Monica McClure. She was selected by me with input from my staff and the Family Readiness Team. She has hit the ground running and will be setting up our website, scheduling and planning family days, and providing you information that will assist you with military life. MAG-49 Detachment C has a few major upcoming events. In May, expect to have a family day and a Hurrevac brief. I encourage you to attend both events, and I assure that you will receive important information regarding unit relocation in case we have to evacuate for an impending hurricane. Also in May, the command will deploy to Camp Pendleton, CA for 1 month. During this deployment we will provide vital air support to Marines of the Ground Combat Element in order to prepare them for deployment to Afghanistan. Again, thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming family events. 7 Family Readiness News/Calendar 6 Welcome Aboard/Resources 5 Promotions/Awards 4 Family Day/Christmas Photos 3 Marine Corps Birthday Ball Photos 2 SgtMaj Words of Wisdom 1 CO’s Smoking Gun INSIDE THIS ISSUE
  2. 2. MAG-49 Det C NEWSLETTER SgtMaj’s Words of Wisdom By SgtMaj J. Esparza Marines, Family and Friends, Time is just flying here in NOLA! Since the last newsletter, we celebrated the Marine Corps’ 234TH Birthday, moved into our new Hangar, and had the Holiday season come and go. I sincerely hope that each of you enjoyed the extra time spent with your Marine. During these last few months, your Marine has conquered the new Marine Corps Combat Fitness Tests, stood multiple inspections, and has planned events that included our Mess Night on 5 February, this year’s Mardi Gras festivities, and a shooting exercise at Shelby, Mississippi. The Commanding Officer and I enjoyed meeting spouses and family members at the Birthday Ball and Family Day, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. 234th United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball Sgt. Mahan, Sgt. Johnson, Sgt. Priest, Sgt. Weanie, Sgt. Thomas, LCpl. Guertin - Enjoying the 234th Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Antoine’s Restaurant (Nov 09) 2
  3. 3. MAG-49 Det C NEWSLETTER A few memories from the 234th Marine Corps Birthday Ball, held on November 14th, 2009 at Antoine’s restaurant in the French Quarter. A great time was had by all !!! 3
  4. 4. MAG-49 Det C NEWSLETTER MAG 49 Det C Family Day/Christmas Party December 2009 4
  5. 5. MAG-49 Det C NEWSLETTER PROMOTIONS AND AWARDS PROMOTIONS FOR DEC 09 & JAN 10: PME GRADS • SSgt Page, SNCOA Career Course • SSgt AmezquitaZamora • SSgt Autin • Sgt Copeland REINLISTMENTS • Sgt Reyna • SSgt Price • Sgt Robbins • Cpl Borst • LCpl Wesley DECORATIONS • CWO2 Key…NMCAM • GySgt Ceja…NMCAM • SSgt AmezquitaZamora…NMCAM • SSgt Blatt…NMCAM • SSgt Hansberry…NMCAM • SSgt May…NMCAM • Sgt Dowell…NMCAM • LCpl Borst…NMCAM __________________________________________________________________________________ ON BASE Free Tax Prep Service Available Let Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) assist you in obtaining the best refund you are entitled to! Hours of Operation: 0800-1600 Call for appt:(504) 678-4894 or 697-9290 They are located in Bldg. 20. As you come in the Main Gate, it is the last street on the left, just before the Flight Line, turn and go all the way down. The road dead ends into Bldg. 20. 2ND deck, Room 201 5
  6. 6. MAG-49 Det C NEWSLETTER “Welcome Aboard” Readiness Resources: (November to present) Marine Corps offers FREE tutoring 24/7: Kids : Maj Baxter SSgt Autin Homework and test preparation. Adults: math, SSgt Florencio SSgt Ford writing skills and application assistance. Log on to Sgt Evans Sgt Flanagan www.usmc-mccs.org and click on the “Live Sgt Gloster Sgt Hurst Homework Help” link. Sgt Jones Sgt Lyles Sgt Nicholson Sgt Patrick National Military Family Association: A great DoD Sgt Sanchez Sgt Sumner sponsored site which helps military families weed Cpl Anderson Cpl Knuth through their benefits and provides them with LCpl Carnero LCpl Isaac additional ones. Look them up at http://www.nmfa.org PFC Martinez Military OneSource is a resource provided by the “Fare Winds and Following Seas” DOD at no cost to all active duty and reserve service members and their families. Their reps can assist with GySgt Brumbley GySgt White consultation, research and referral on a variety of SSgt Miller Sgt Elicier issues. Contact them at www.militaryonesource.com Sgt Tilton or 1-800-342-9647 Congratulations to the families GI Bill Benefits, including Montgomery G.I. Bill, on the birth of their new babies! Post 9/11 G.I. Bill & Marine Corps College Fund, and information regarding these benefits may be found at SSgt Blatt, a son www.gibill.va.gov Sgt Edney, a daughter Sgt Steele, a daughter The official website of the U.S. Marine Corps hosts LCpl Lee, a son the top stories of the day, information on units, HQ ___________________________________________ MC, career and information for family members at www.marines.mil Don’t forget the Fleet and Family Service Center MAG 49, Detachment C is in the process of updating its webpage at: Bldg 555 http://www.marines.mil/unit/marforres/ 4thMAW/MAG49/DetC The Center offers a variety of counseling services, including personal financial planning, childcare and family issues, and career development. Give them a call at: (504) 678-7569 BIRTHS: • SSgt Blatt, a son 6 • Sgt Edney, a daughter • Sgt Steele, a daughter • LCpl Lee, a son
  7. 7. MAG-49 Det C NEWSLETTER Family Readiness Officer Upcoming Holidays By Monica L. McClure COMP DAY 1 MAR 10 COMP DAY 12 MAR 10 ST. PATRICK’S DAY 17 MAR 10 COMP DAY 19 MAR 10 EASTER 4 APR 10 COMP DAY 5 APR 10 COMP DAY 16 APR 10 Hello MAG 49 DET C Families: I’d like to introduce myself and extend an invitation to each of you to express any Upcoming Events and all ideas you have about what a good DRILL WEEKEND 20,21 FEB 10 Family Readiness Program should offer you DRILL WEEKEND 5,6,7 MAR 10 and your family. This is a great program (Rifle Range Prep) that is here to serve you, so please feel free UNIFORM CHANGE 15 MAR 10 to contact me with ideas or suggestions. If DRILL WEEKEND 23,24,25 APR 10 (Rifle Range) there is a particular resource you would like ACTIVE DUTY to discuss or a class you would like offered, RIFLE RANGE 26-30 APR 10 please let me know . MOJAVE VIPER 21 MAY-18 JUN 10 We are in the process of planning a Family Day event in May, which will include a Hurricane briefing for the upcoming season. I hope to see you there for this important briefing and to join in the Family Day events. If you would like to participate in planning or would like to volunteer for this event, it is a great opportunity to get involved in your Marine’s NEW COFFEE SHOP unit. Please give me a call at (504) 678- 7455 if you would like to offer suggestions NOW OPEN! or volunteer some of your time. Located next to Macan’s Pub, Bldg. 40 Thank you all, and I look forward to Featuring Starbucks Coffee and Tazo Tea meeting you in the near future! Hours of Operation: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE M-F 0600-1030 FOLLOWING EVENTS: Also open drill New Orleans Hornets weekends! Home Games: 19,21,26 Feb 1,3,8,12,22,24,27,29,31 Mar 7

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