MCAS FUTENMA, Okinawa, Japan -- The annual softball game is held to enhance suicide prevention awareness, build camaraderie and strengthen bonds within the unit.
“It’s a great way to have fun and raise awareness for the cause,” said Lance Cpl. Dana Hill, an air traffic control navigational aids technician with Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st MAW.
The tournament also served as an opportunity for the Marines and Sailors of MACG-18, MCAS Futenma, Marine Aircraft Group 36 and Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1 to demonstrate the idea of “work hard, play hard.”
“I think it’s a great way to spread the message while getting a good [physical training] session in,” said Lance Cpl. Joseph Abreu, an air traffic control communications technician with MACS-4, MACG-18, 1st MAW.
After approximately five hours of competing, MCAS Futenma was announced the winners and were awarded a trophy. Lunch was then served for the Marines, Sailors and their families.