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The Windsock is the weekly official newspaper for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, and serves as an internal information clearing house about base events, tenant units within II Marine Aircraft Wing stationed aboard the installation, and events within the local civilian community of Havelock and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. The Windsock is a tabloid-style newspaper with News and Life & Times sections. It's circulation of 12,000 copies is distributed throughout the air station and local community, as well as the Web.

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The Windsock - 02.13.2014

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing weekly news publication
The Windsock - 01.23.2014

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2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point weekly news publication
The Windsock - 01.09.2014

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Year in Review
The Windsock - 12.26.2013

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Weekly 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Cherry Point newspaper
The Windsock - 12.19.2013

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Weekly 2nd MAW and MCAS Cherry Point news
The Windsock - 12.05.2013

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2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Cherry Point weekly news publication.
The Windsock - 10.03.2013

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MWCS-28 supports Combined Endeavor, VMA-542 ‘Tigers’ depart for Mountain Roundup, Next Generation Enterprise Network new official intranet
The Windsock - 09.26.2013

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Cherry Point kicks off CFC with tug of war competition, 2nd LAAD patrols, hones techniques, procedures, LHD qualifications keep VMA-542 ready, MACS-2 sets stage for future encounters
The Windsock - 09.19.2013

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Commandant shares wordsof wisdom with NCOs, More than 200 2nd MAW Marines depart for WTI, Cherry Point family recognized for service
The Windsock - 09.12.2013

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Prowler squadron conducts semi-annual expeditionary airfield training, Brian Stann brings motivation for Marines, Corporals Course conducts medical evacuation drill
The Windsock - 09.05.2013

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VMR-1 throws gauntlet for CFC tug of war trophy, VMU-2 tests joint flight procedures, State leaders meet new station commander
The Windsock - 08.29.2013

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Pappas takes command of Cherry Point, H&HS Marine earns award from local community business leaders, Marines fuse intel, aviation operations
The Windsock - 08.22.2013

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Fat Albert visits for scheduled maintenance Cherry Point to bid Zimmerman farewell, welcome Pappas, Cherry Point response team evaluated on HAZMAT cleanup
The Windsock - 08.15.2013

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VMM-264 returns from Afghanistan, Seahawks return from UDP in Japan, Semper Fit earns Blue H Award
The Windsock - 08.08.2013

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August 8, 2013 Windsock
The Windsock - 08.01.2013

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Pedro crews exceed expectations, lends a helping hand Marines, Sailors participate in Dragon Boat Race
The Windsock - 07.25.2013

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Marine rescues young swimmer at Atlantic Beach; MACS-2 returns from Afghanistan; Fort Macon teaches locals about Civil War
The Windsock - 07.18.2013

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FRC inducts F-35B for modification; MALS-40 returns from Afghanistan deployment; A-Team takes El Cerro 10-0
The Windsock - 07.11.2013

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2nd MAW celebrates 72 years of service; F-35B arrives for maintenance; VMR-1 sets standard for remaining alcohol-incident free; Wing band inspires public on Independence Day
The Windsock - 07.03.2013

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Marines become martial arts instructors; Cherry Point personnel prepare themselves for Furloughs; Barracks bash unites MWHS-2 Marines
The Windsock - 06.27.2013

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Bronze Star: VMR-1 sergeant major receives high award for combat-related service while in Afghanistan; MCIEAST leaders talk with Cherry Point Marines; Children learn about health, fitness, safety
The Windsock - 06.20.2013

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2nd MAW Ospreys support combat rappel training; VMAQT-1 stands up, assumes responsibility for Prowler training; '231 awarded for 30,000 mishap-free flight hours; Marines receive taste of 'Rum and Vodka'
The Windsock - 06.13.2013

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Bulldogs chew through carrier training; Cherry Point hosts New Bern Police Department summer camp tour; Commandant visits MCAS New River; Kayak for the Warriors race makes a splash
The Windsock - 06.06.2013

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KC-130s, F-35s hook up for refueling operations; MACG-28 tests new Corps mentorship program; Service members, families, friends celebrate Military Appreciation Day
The Windsock - 05.30.2013

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VMR-1 crew rescues stranded boater; Marines, allies embark on 'Bold Quest'; Cherry Point recognized as StormReady military installation; Summer Splash: Pools open for fun in the sun summer swimming
The Windsock - 05.23.2013

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2nd MAW bids Walters farewell, welcomes Hedelund; Powerline mechanic earns '542's top maintenance award; Montford Point Marines host 'monumental'tourney
The Windsock - 05.16.2013

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Cobra pilots gear up for night systems instructor training; MWSS-274 deconstructs radar dome; Cherry Point hosts computer 'Give-A-Thon'; Fort Macon State Park offers free events, history
The Windsock - 05.09.2013

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Otis trains, evaluates for mission to Afghanistan; Cherry Point readies for severe weather season; Pangborn takes up station sword of office; MAG-29 welcomes new leadership; Country artists to perform for Cherry Point Marines
The Windsock - 05.02.2013

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Marines return from six-month deployment; Officials see through eyes of military children; HMLA-467 bids farewell to Hueys, anticipates more Venoms; Devil Dog Open drives Marines to the links
The Windsock - 04.25.2013

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Environmental Affairs wins SECNAV awards; Venom injects into Sabers' arsenal; Marines, Sailors, coalition partners begin Bold Alligator 2013; Cherry Point hosts spring fun shoot
The Windsock - 04.18.2013

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Instructor pilots maintain aerial refueling proficiency; Craven County leaders tour Cherry Point; Families find common ground on greens
The Windsock - 04.11.2013

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Gunnery sergeant becomes first enlisted Marine to rev Lightning II engines; Marines attend annual tech expo; 'Death from Below' sees big picture; Baseball assists in children bonding
The Windsock - 04.04.2013

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VMU-2, VMAQ-1 earn 2012 MCAA awards, First responders awarded for saving life, Relocation to affect traffic tonight, Hawks welcome Greene, bids Wirth farewell, 2nd MAW supports WTI, Easter brunch packs the house
The Windsock - 03.28.2013

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MAG-29 rumbles during Carolina Thunder; VMGR-252 Hercs support WTI; Natural resources manager receives state-level conservation honors; MAG-14 hosts Easter Extravaganza
The Windsock - 03.21.2013

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2nd MAW (Fwd) assistant commander to get first star; HMH-366 heavy helicopters lift M777 howitzers;MARFORCOM sergeant major passes huidance to 2nd MAW leaders; Squadron gets HITT hard
The Windsock - 03.14.2013

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"Ace of Spades'' det joins 26th MEU; "Workhorse" detachment to support 2nd MAW (Fwd); Competing to be top dog: Bench press club lifts morale, strengthens motivation
The Windsock - 03.07.2013

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Shadow in the sky: VMU-2 conducts final flights before WTI; Eager Hawk: MAG-14 exercises expeditionary skills; Republic of Georgia honors 2nd MAW Marine; Carteret County leadership tours Cherry Point; N.C. Aquarium brings sea to shore
The Windsock - 02.28.2013

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Search and rescue service members rappel into forrest, save lives; HMH-366 supports The Basic School training; Marines learn aviation doctrine to improve intel, meteorological support; Biker jumps and grinds at Cherry Point Extreme Sports Park
The Windsock - 02.21.2013

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HMLA-467 forward air controllers instruct fellow pilots; Marines train to apply intel to aviation ops; Blalock assumes post as Cherry Point XO; Comedians, band present free show for Cherry Point
The Windsock - 02.14.2013

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2nd MAW squadrons team up to prepare for WTI; Group sergeant major leads corporals course moto run; MWHS-2 lands Puller award; Marines hammer out bonds with local community
The Windsock - 02.07.2013

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New female cover on horizon; 2nd MAW heroes honored at dinner; War vet carries on fading legacy
The Windsock - 01.31.2013

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Commanding general shares outlook on 2nd MAW future; Cherry Point CO explains base roles in warfighting readiness; Service to expand integration of women in combat; Youth sports score at Cherry Point
The Windsock - 01.24.2013

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Sgt. Maj. awarded Bronze Star for dedication to duty; Night training keeps flyers safe; MAW engineers complete project for 'Bulldogs'; Marines help care for homeless animals
The Windsock - 01.17.2013

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MAW (Fwd) takes fight to Afghanistan; Tax center opens on Cherry Point; Harvest HAWK Marines ready for Afghan war; Commissary hosts Special Olympics
The Windsock - 01.10.2013

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2012 in Review, begin the journey: First F-35B aerial refuel, 2nd MAW Change of Command, VMAQ-2 Return, Heritage Flight during the Cherry Point Air Show, Exercise Mailed Fist and more.
The Windsock - 01.03.2013

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Ace of Spades execute close air support mission in Afghanistan; 69 years ago today, legendary WWII ace makes final flight
The Windsock - 12.27.2012

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Wing Marine awarded for heroism in Afghanistan; Search and rescue Marines stay ready through constant training; Harrier pilot recognized for challenging conventional wisdom
The Windsock - 12.20.2012

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MCIEAST hosts gubernatorial visit; MALS-40 activates for Afghanistan; Marine honored at 109th anniversary of first flight; Have yourself a merry little Christmas dinner
The Windsock - 12.13.2012

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Kojac assumes command of MACG-28; VMA-542 returns from Asia-Pacific deployment; Marine couple named Family of the Quarter; Community comes together at annual Christmas concert
The Windsock - 12.06.2012

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Super Stallion pilot earns Bronze Star; 2nd MAW (Fwd.) activates; Let there be light: Cherry Point ushers in holiday season with tree lighting
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