News: VMFA-115 holds pre-deployment Bunco bonanza
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 hosted a Silver Eagles spouse Bunco Night at the Marine Corps Air Station Log Cabin Oct. 30. The event featured ‘Bunco,’ a dice game that rotates partnered players together with each round as they roll die to accumulate points.
The goal of the event was to help the spouses’ foster new relationships with one another so that when the Silver Eagles depart for their upcoming deployment, they have a new found support system with each other, according to Jimmie Woods, the squadron’s family readiness officer. The event also allowed all the spouses of the Marines to get together and have something they could enjoy on their own.
The night started with a social hour, which included food, music, drinks and prizes and allowed the spouses to introduce themselves to one another before starting the game.
After each session of Bunco, various prizes were raffled off consisting of money for the grand prize, gift cards for runner-ups and more. There were also squadron stickers, patches and shirts available for the spouses.
According to Deanna Johnson, a spouse of a Fightertown Marine, the game was a great idea for the spouses to get together and form their own bonds.
“The Marines were really great when it came to getting everything ready for the event,” Johnson explained. “They had been planning on something for us to do for weeks.”
Many of the spouses had never played the game, but everyone was smiling toward the end of the night.
“Having fun and getting together builds camaraderie between us,” Johnson said. “This was a good chance to let us establish bonds without our spouses there to guide us. Everyone gets to make more personal connections and friends.”
During the evening, all the proper precautions were taken to ensure that everyone safely returns home.
“The whole night was fun, fun, fun, and I really enjoyed it.” said Amy Barnett, a wife of a VMFA-115 Marine.
Once the night concluded the spouses left the log cabin with a newly discovered game, new friends and a stronger connection with each other than when they arrived.
For more information about squadron events, contact your unit’s family readiness officer.
Date Posted:11.04.2010 16:16
Location:BEAUFORT, SC, US
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