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Storming the beach: 2nd Maintenance Battalion pounds sand for a little physical training Cpl. Shawn Valosin

Marines with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group broke into individual companies after a physical training session aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 14, 2013. The battalion went on a three mile beach run and then competed in a tug-of-war competition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shawn Valosin)

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - While most battalions conduct physical training on the road or at the gym, 2nd Maintenance Battalion decided to go back to their roots and hit the beach here, Aug. 14.

The battalion ran three miles and switched from pavement to wet sand on the return trip. Immediately following the run, the companies within the battalion competed against one another in a tug-of-war tournament.

“It was nice to go back to our amphibious side,” said Sgt. Ryan Hoffman, the operations chief for 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. “A lot of times, PT becomes something mandatory and repetitive … this got us out of the daily grind and let us have some fun.”

After the run and tournament, Lt. Col. Craig Clemans, the commanding officer of 2nd Maint. Bn., addressed the crowd.

“I really appreciate the effort you all put in this morning,” said Clemans. “You demonstrate genuine character and authenticity day in and day out with your work … I appreciate that.”

Once the official training session was over, several companies stayed to play games such as football and volleyball, while others left to start their work day.


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Date Taken:08.15.2013

Date Posted:08.15.2013 10:05

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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