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Chaplain’s Corner: Forgiveness

Posted August 15, 2012 by Lt. Greg Woodard

In this article I’d like to explore the mystery of forgiveness. Pastor Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God was very helpful for me in framing the thoughts I share below. Forgiveness is very powerful and very difficult. An illustration will assist us here. Let’s imagine that someone borrows your car, and as they back…

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Happiness”

Posted October 18, 2012 by Lt. Daniel Chung

Being in the military, there are times when we are separated from our families and loved ones. With the advent of technology, we can bridge the physical gap through Skype, Face Time, email, etc. Unfortunately, being separated from our loved ones does not make us immune to conflicts. In fact, problems in our relationships may…

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Movie Review: The Killer Angels

Posted May 3, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

The historical novel, The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is about the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. The book is written from the perspective of the people fighting and shares their thoughts and feelings about the battle as it goes on. The book is an accurate and fair account of the battle of…

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Supporting vs. enabling, a fading line

Posted July 12, 2012 by Virgil Tapispisan

When is supporting and enabling the same? Growing up in the Philippines, I remember my mother providing me with the money so I could pursue my educational goals and pay for tuition expenses. I was not asked to look for employment to do it on my own. In my mind, my mother helped me to…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Get Excited!

Posted September 6, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Power

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers Recently my wife Vicki & I went to see The Bourne Legacy. The movie is about the ongoing mission to create super soldiers capable of superhuman efforts (both physical and mental). In the movie, the program is compromised and the managers elect to shut it down by killing everyone involved (participants…

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Remembering our past helps guide our future

Posted November 8, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As we approach the birthday of our Corps, I find myself thinking more and more about those who have come before us. Recently, I’ve become friends with more and more Vietnam-era Reconnaissance Marines, thanks to some good friends of mine. Their stories of intense camaraderie are truly awe-inspiring. They saw some pretty intense combat in…

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Book Review: The Lions of Iwo Jima

Posted May 24, 2012 by Publishers Weekly

Haynes, who was a captain at Iwo Jima, and military historian Warren (American Spartans) revisit familiar ground in this account of the 1945 Pacific battle, relying heavily on Haynes’s own memories of serving with the 28th Marine Combat Team.

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Poetry Corner

Posted August 3, 2012 by Aja Wells

The Life of a Marine by Aja Wells   I see those Marines Work so hard. They also save the country. You see jets fly in the sky. When your Marine family is away. There is a reason why they’re away.

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The Secrets of the FBI

Posted September 27, 2012 by Pfc. Brendan King

Ever wonder what goes on deep within the Halls of the Pentagon or get curious of just how many stories have been kept a secret from the American public? Ronald Kessler, a former investigative reporter, begins to tell just some of these stories in his book “The Secrets of the FBI.” In The Secrets of…

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Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

Posted February 22, 2013 by

An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense retailer. “This has been a problem for the past few months where someone is using the Exchange’s…

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