Earlier this summer, the City of Vista sponsored a beach day for 500 local Helicopter Marine Light Attack Squadron (HMLA 369) Marines and their families at Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton. Local groups such as the GFWC Contemporary Women of North Country (CWONC), Woman’s Club of Vista, the Vista Lion’s Club, and many other community organizations came out to support the Marines and treat them to a Hawaiian-style barbeque and a fun day in the sun. The event included food, games, entertainment by Island Inspiration, and door prizes. Some of the Marines even joined the performers on stage for a little Hula instruction. The HMLA 369, known as the “Gunfighters” and based out of Camp Pendleton, provides worldwide combat-ready expeditionary aviation forces and completes many humanitarian operations each year. Pictured in the photo are CWONC members Gina Tashjian, Laura Wilson, Pam Irwin, and Marianne Valencia.