Company with MWSS 371 go on a run

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Story by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon

Date: 08.24.2012
Posted: 08.29.2012 20:16
News ID: 94001
Company with MWSS 371 go a run

YUMA, Ariz. - Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, Headquarters and Support Company took to the roads for a motivational run at Cannon Air Defense Complex, Aug. 24.<br /> <br /> This was first time H&S had a company moto run together. It’s great because the shops don’t get to work together a lot, added Lance Cpl. Liliana Sandoval, a MWSS-371 fiscal clerk and a native of Los Angeles.<br /> <br /> The Marines with H&S Co. work out within their respective shops but during the companywide run were able to see some fresh faces. <br /> <br /> For MWSS-371, working together as a company is important to ensure the squadron runs like clockwork. <br /> <br /> To help this engine keep going, the company’s senior leadership makes sure to show how much they appreciate and know the importance of junior Marines. <br /> <br /> “The staff noncommissioned officers know the Marine Corps does not move without the junior Marines,” said Master Sgt. Exton Hurt, a MWSS-371 operation chief and a native of East Chicago, Ind. “With this moto run, we can show that we know that.”<br /> <br /> To demonstrate this, the Staff NCOs served the Marines breakfasts afterwards. <br /> <br /> Moto runs are also a tradition in the Marine Corps and upholding these customs is essential to being a well-rounded Marine.<br /> <br /> “A great man once told me, ‘Ain’t anything finer like a company of Marines that is dressed to the right and aligned’,” said Sgt. Carderous Mahone, MWSS-371 S-6 platoon sergeant and a native of Atlanta, Ga.<br /> <br /> If that statement holds true, the Marines from H&S Co. are continuing on the fine traditions of the corps.