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Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 host family cookout

By Lance Cpl. Kris Daberkoe | | May 30, 2012

Marines and their fami­lies spent the afternoon enjoying grilled food, games, and each others company during the 2nd Annual Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 Avionics Family Day at the log cabin aboard the Air Station, May 18.

Marines, spouses and their children gathered to mingle and enjoy some time together away from the busy work centers.

“This event is not only for the Marines but for the Marines’ families,” said Capt. Michael Costa, the avionics division offi­cer in charge. “It takes a degree of patience and sacrifice to let your loved one stay at work late or deploy.”

The avionics Marines of MALS-31 are respon­sible for intermediate electronic aircraft and warfare equipment re­pair for Marine Aircraft Group 31.

“The Marines work as hard as they do because of their loved ones at home,” Costa continued.

Family day entertain­ment included: bounce castles, volleyball, flag football, sumo wrestling suits and bungee runs.

“We want to show fam­ily members of deployed and deploying Marines that there is a sense of understanding among the unit personnel,” said Staff Sgt. Brain Hugh­son, a MALS-31 avionics technician. “This helped to break the ice a bit, so they know they can come to us.”