MCSFBn – Bangor Hosts Jayne Wayne Day

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Northwest

SILVERDALE, Wash. — Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBn) – Bangor held “Jayne Wayne Day” for more than 50 Marines, Sailors and their family members, June 12.

Jayne Wayne Day is an annual tradition throughout the Marine Corps, which gives spouses and family members a small experience of their Sailors’ and Marines’ military life.

“It’s especially great for the junior Marines, Sailors and the new couples,” said Meaghan Bourgeois, MCSFBn Family Readiness Officer. “It can be difficult to understand what they go through, especially if they serve in a capacity that they can’t openly talk about.”

Bourgeois goes on to explain why the Marine Corps has made Jayne Wayne day a staple in their family readiness programs.

“Jayne Wayne Day helps to serve as a platform for bonding between a service member and their spouse as well as a networking tool for military families,” said Bourgeois. “The readiness and stability of a family directly correlates to the mission readiness of our Sailors and Marines.”

The event had four alternating stations: the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program self defense training, night vision goggles experience and demonstration, and a chance to shoot with a firearms training simulator.

“Military life holds a lot of challenges between moving and changing schools, but when families become involved in the family readiness program events like Jayne Wayne Day, we bond with other families and get a small understanding of what goes on beyond that last gate,” said Tanya McKinley, a Marine Corps veteran and wife of a MCSFBn Marine. “Being here and participating in these events builds our bonds as families and a community.”

The battalion also arranged for family members to partake in either a bag lunch or meal ready to eat (MRE).

“I know he’s a Master-at-Arms, but it’s nice to have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of his work life,” said Kenna Wannamaker, whose husband is stationed with MCSFBn. “Here I can put names to faces and better understand all of these military terms and acronyms.”

MCSFBn’s military working dog handler held a quick demonstration before Lt. Col. Stephen Keane, MCSFBn – Bangor commanding officer, gave a speech to end the day’s events.

“We would not be able to do what we do, were it not for our family who supports us and keeps our homes functioning while we’re gone,” said Keane. “I’m proud to be able to afford opportunities such as Jayne Wayne Day to give thanks to the families who support my Marines and Sailors.”

MCSFBn – Bangor’s Family Readiness Program holds numerous events throughout the year, for more readiness information you can visit the Marine Corps’s eMarine page at http://www.emarine.org/skins/emarine/home.aspx.

150612-N-OO032-441 SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) -- Lt. Col. Stephen Keane, commanding officer of Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBn) - Bangor, dons a bite suit to demonstrate the command's military working dogs with the assistance of Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Eduardo Molina, a Chicago native assigned to MCSFBn, to a crowd of his Sailors, Marines and their spouses and family members as a part of MCSFBn's Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors' and Marines' lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

150612-N-OO032-441 SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) — Lt. Col. Stephen Keane, commanding officer of Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBn) – Bangor, dons a bite suit to demonstrate the command’s military working dogs with the assistance of Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Eduardo Molina, a Chicago native assigned to MCSFBn, to a crowd of his Sailors, Marines and their spouses and family members as a part of MCSFBn’s Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors’ and Marines’ lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

150612-N-OO032-288 SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) -- Sgt. Michael Scott, from Germany and assigned to Marine Corps Security Battalion (MCSFBn) - Bangor, explains how to properly use the sight of a Browning M2 50 caliber machine gun as a part of MCSFBn's Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors' and Marines' lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

150612-N-OO032-288 SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) — Sgt. Michael Scott, from Germany and assigned to Marine Corps Security Battalion (MCSFBn) – Bangor, explains how to properly use the sight of a Browning M2 50 caliber machine gun as a part of MCSFBn’s Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors’ and Marines’ lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) -- Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Dylan Wannamaker, a Kenai, Alaska native assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Battalion - Bangor, shares a Meal Ready to Eat with his wife, Kenna Wannamaker, as a part of Marine Corps Security Force Battalion - Bangor's Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors' and Marines' lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) — Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Dylan Wannamaker, a Kenai, Alaska native assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Battalion – Bangor, shares a Meal Ready to Eat with his wife, Kenna Wannamaker, as a part of Marine Corps Security Force Battalion – Bangor’s Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors’ and Marines’ lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

150612-N-OO032-220 SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) -- Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Christopher Obourn, a Washington, Illinois native assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBn) - Bangor, helps his wife, Caylyn Obourn, with the ammo can run portion of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test as a part of 's Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors' and Marines' lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

150612-N-OO032-220 SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) — Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Christopher Obourn, a Washington, Illinois native assigned to Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBn) – Bangor, helps his wife, Caylyn Obourn, with the ammo can run portion of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test as a part of ‘s Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors’ and Marines’ lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

150612-N-OO032-086 SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) -- Family members of Sailors and Marines stationed at Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBn) – Bangor, learn a wrist lock counter to a choke from MCSFBn Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructors as a part of MCSFBn's Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors' and Marines' lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

150612-N-OO032-086 SILVERDALE, Wash. (June 12, 2015) — Family members of Sailors and Marines stationed at Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (MCSFBn) – Bangor, learn a wrist lock counter to a choke from MCSFBn Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructors as a part of MCSFBn’s Jayne Wayne Day at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Jayne Wayne Day is an annual Marine Corps tradition engaging military spouses in various aspects of their Sailors’ and Marines’ lives on duty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cory Asato/Released)

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