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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (April 5, 2006)- The Key Volunteers Network had an appreciation brunch here with Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, and his wife, Kathy Huck. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel (RELEASED)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel

Division CG shows appreciation to key volunteers

5 Apr 2006 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel

Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, and his wife, Kathy Huck, showed their appreciation for the division’s key volunteers during a brunch at Heroz Ball Center here April 5.

The Hucks thanked the members of the Key Volunteer Network for all of their hard work while the division was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Key Volunteer Network functions as a liaison for military families and their loved ones.

“Key Volunteers Network organization is intended to keep people in the know,” Mrs. Huck said. “We have an extremely successful organization in the division because of our great family readiness officers and family readiness staff noncommissioned officers, as well.”

The brunch started with a social, where volunteers had a chance to mingle and enjoy appetizers, followed by Mrs. Huck’s opening remarks.

“Lots of organizations on this base are run by spouses,” she said. “They’ve taken their talents and turned them to serve their community.”

Maj. Gen. Huck followed with his remarks, thanking the key volunteers for their support while division Marines fought the Global War on Terrorism.

The volunteers, mostly composed of military spouses, were all presented individual certificates of appreciation for their work over the last year.

“Never for one minute of my 33 years of being a military spouse have I regretted this lifestyle,” Mrs. Huck explained. “That’s because of the spirit and patriotism of the Marines and their spouses. You have a crop of people in this room that feel the same way.”

Mrs. Huck expressed her hope that the volunteers will continue their work in helping Marines and their families stay connected.

“The Marine Corps honors its volunteers,” she said. “It’s a great society to live in, and we share the same pride the Marines feel.”