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Face of Defense: Marine Earns Kudos for Volunteerism

By Marine Corps Cpl. Neysa Huertas Quinones Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C., November 24, 2015 — A Marine with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 was recognized for helping the local community during the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Service Person of the Quarter ceremony Nov. 13.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Allison App, an administrative specialist, was honored as the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Service Person of the Quarter for her dedication and commitment to serving her community and her exemplary conduct as a Marine.

300 Hours of Volunteer Work

According to Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Ivan Quan, an administrative specialist with the wing, App has completed more than 300 hours of volunteer work while managing the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing’s government travel charge card program, in addition to other duties in her work section.

“Aside from her outstanding work ethic, one of the things that caught our attention was how App interacts with the other Marines,” Quan said. “The Marines seek her out and trust her judgment for advice both in and out of the work environment.”

Quan added that App “is a highly dependable asset to the office and continues to strive to better herself and the Marines around her.”

According to App, volunteering her time to serve others has always been something she has taken pride in. Some of the organizations she has actively participated in include the Carteret County Humane Society Animal Shelter, the New Bern Soup Kitchen and Creekside Elementary School.

“Community service and volunteering are both as important for us as the volunteers as the recipient,” App said. “It truly is special.

Volunteering, she added, “creates character in which the community and service members can share in camaraderie, compassion, and confidence. That character is what I think can strengthen those individuals that strive to be involved.”