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Opinion: Running out of Wireless Spectrum

Posted June 14, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

There is a growing issue in American society that very few are aware of, and only recently did I hear of this very serious problem. We are running out of bandwidth. Alone, that sounds insignificant, except to those who are extremely technically savvy and understand the implications of the problem. But before explaining what this…

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Movie Review: Battleship

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

I remember playing the game Battleship as a kid with my cousins. This would happen every family function up until we were about ten. Birthdays, holidays, funerals, Battleship was the only constant in our celebrations. The thing is, my violent cousins would always win. And by win I mean they would look at my battle…

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Opinion: The conquest of fear, the terror of ourselves

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Recently I saw a horror film where all the characters were continuously running scared in the traditional horror fashion. Normally, I don’t put much stock on such movies on an intellectual level, but as the story progressed I realized many of their predicaments resulted from them acting on the sole basis of fear. They might…

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Stress and Gravity”

Posted May 31, 2012 by Chaplain Jason Arant

With the exception of while we sleep, human beings are always moving against the force of gravity. Our muscles and bones are constantly put to work moving, balancing and maintaining our bodies. The physical benefits of this kind of work do not take place in the vacuum of space. The lack of gravity for the…

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Book Review: The Village by Bing West

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

The Village is a great book. It tells the story of 15 Marines assigned to defend a hamlet, working with about the same number of Popular Force militiamen. Of that original group, 7 are killed in the first half of the book, which was intense. As you read you learn how the Marines love their…

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Opinion: Quick to Punish, Slow to Praise

Posted May 31, 2012 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

Do you ever get the sense that you are tiptoeing the line between being a great Marine and just being good enough for your job because very few people acknowledge your support to the mission?  Are there times when you feel as if the only occasion you get attention from your senior staff is during…

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Leader’s Forum: “Memorial Day Message”

Posted May 24, 2012 by Lt. Col. Keith Couch

Marines, as we have all done throughout our past, this weekend Americans from coast to coast and abroad will take pause to remember the price of freedom this nation of ours has paid.  A price paid for by an investment in peace, made by all those men and women that make up our armed forces….

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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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Opinion: Forming it up brings me down

Posted May 24, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The “fifteen minutes prior” rule service members are so used to (if in theory rather than practice) always struck me as a bit arbitrary. Why fifteen minutes, and what were we supposed to do with it? “Hurry up and wait” was probably my favorite military joke before I joined the service, at which point it…

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Papa San

Posted May 17, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

I love rice bowls; in fact, I might even have a slightly unhealthy obsession with them. When I first came to Yuma three years ago, I was depressed to see a total lack of Asian food places, but with a little bit of looking and recon work, I found a few. I had been told…

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