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Marines Go Gung-Ho for San Diego Comic-Con

MCAS Yuma Marines Go Gung-Ho for San Diego Comic-Con

As part of a Single Marine Program volunteer opportunity, approximately 100 Marines and sailors from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., traveled to the San Diego Comic-Con International, July 24 – 27. Amid this bazaar-styled showcase – comprised of diversified fans and inestimable examples of heralded artistic mediums, including popular TV, movies, games, comics, literature, and pictures – the Marines and sailors had a mission.

Army Soldier and Derby Diva

CWO3 Victoria Corrigan attempts to block an opponent during a roller derby match May 4, 2013

During her next deployment to Afghanistan in 2011, she used her military ingenuity to piece together a league to give something to the soldiers at Kabul Air Base. “We used what was available to us. We had a tennis court and volleyball court that we used.”

Following her deployment, Corrigan moved on to Belgium in 2012 where she kicked off her boots and laced up her quad skates and compete on an international level.

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