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Staff noncommissioned officers and officers of Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 shake hands after the MWSS-374 Turkey Bowl at Felix Field aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016. MWSS-374 held the Turkey Bowl to build camaraderie within the senior leadership. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dave Flores/Released)

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'Rhinos' leadership face off in Turkey Bowl

1 Dec 2016 | Lance Cpl. Dave Flores Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Staff noncommissioned officers of Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 took on the unit’s officers in a game of flag football they call the Turkey Bowl at Felix Field, Nov. 22, 2016.

The game was part of MWSS-374’s monthly squadron-level physical training sessions held to bring the squadron closer together while keeping up with the training standards.

“The purpose of the Turkey Bowl is to build camaraderie within the unit,” said Gunnery Sgt. Dana Dockery, operations chief, MWSS-374.

By the end of the second half, the officers were in the lead, but after a small break and a pep talk, the staff noncommissioned officers turned the game around, winning 38 to 24. Though the staff noncommissioned officers won, the more than 20 squadron leaders who played left the game a more cohesive unit that they were at kickoff.

“Even though we didn’t come out victorious, everyone did really well today,” said Lt. Col. Christopher D Siler, commanding officer, MWSS-374. “It gives everyone the chance to come out and get in a good PT before going and eating the big Thanksgiving meals.”

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Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms