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The son of Sgt. Ryan Boudreau, from Saskatchewan, Canada, assistant operations chief, Heavy Equipment Detachment, Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, swings at a ball at the inflated multi-sports center during CLR-17's Family Day at Lake O'Neill, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 26.

Photo by Cpl. Khoa Pelczar

Family Day builds camaraderie

26 Aug 2011 | Cpl. Khoa Pelczar

Marines, sailors and their families and friends enjoyed a day of fun during Combat Logistics Regiment 17’s Family Day at Lake O’Neil, Aug. 26.
With the support of Marine Corps Community Services, the event was held free of charge to all service members and guests, including food and beverages.
“It was put together really well,” said Pfc. Ethan Warden, electrician, Communications Company, CLR-17, 1st Marine Logistics Group. “So many people showed up. I had a lot of fun, especially on the rock-climbing wall.”
In addition to the rock wall, children enjoyed bubble buckets and an inflated obstacle course. On stage, a disk jockey provided music entertainment for everyone. The dunk tank and the inflated multi-sports center were also hot spots at the event.
“I feel like I’m a kid again at a carnival,” said Warden, from Chamois, Mo.
The event gave Marines and sailors in the unit the chance to get to know each other and build unit camaraderie.
“I get to relax and enjoy myself, be with my friends and meet new people in the unit,” said Lance Cpl. Eduardo Naranjo, radio operator, Comm. Co., CLR-17, 1st MLG. “The best part is that I don’t have to be at work right now on a Friday afternoon. We don’t get that often.”
Naranjo, from Boston, hopes to see more events like this in the future.
“It’s a great way to let the Marines [and sailors] have fun and get to know each other,” Naranjo said. “It will only help us to become a better unit.”
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