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Book Review: The Child Buyer

Posted May 17, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

“There is real danger in the acceptance of the word of an authority without questioning it, because the acceptance may blind us to proof of a more accurate statement.”  -Barry Rudd I recommend this book not only for the unique way it’s written— the story is told through only court transcripts —but also for the ideas…

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Opinion: Let one down, let all down

Posted May 17, 2012 by Sgt. Daniel Malta

Everybody has their job, and from time to time everyone fails to accomplish their job. What separates the men and women who fail is the integrity to own up to the mistake, which is easily the most difficult part of any job. When it comes down to it, that brief moment of uncertainty before deciding…

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Leader’s Forum: “Thank a teacher – You’ll make their week”

Posted May 10, 2012 by Col. Robert C. Kuckuk

Teacher Appreciation week is this week, May 7th through the 11th. We all put a great deal of time into our mentoring program. We try mightily to get to know our Marines, Sailors and employees, teach them what we know and guide them on the right path. I challenge each of you to think back…

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Book Review: The Old Man’s Trail

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

The Old Man’s Tail was a very informative and engrossing read. A.U.S. Vietnam veteran, Tom Campbell, presents the war from his enemy’s perspective: a platoon of 15-year-old boys ordered to carry a ton of cargo 650 miles along a primitive network of trails. Campbell, a Marine veteran of 29 years and several tours in Vietnam,…

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Opinion: Tattoos: art or unprofessional?

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Over the past few decades it seems society has become more and more accepting of tattoos. This goes hand-in-hand with the younger generation’s fascination with getting tattoos the second they turn 18. There still are some employers who won’t hire people covered in ink or require they wear long sleeves to completely cover them during…

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Habits of Success”

Posted May 3, 2012 by Lt.Gregory Woodard

Several years ago Steven Covey wrote the bestseller, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It presented a practical way for developing the habits of success. An important lesson in the quest for success is this: successful people aren’t necessarily smarter than others, they’re not necessarily more gifted, and they’re certainly not luckier. But they…

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Leader’s Forum: “Changes to the base pool”

Posted May 3, 2012 by Col. Robert C. Kuckuk

It’s true: we are going to begin charging a small fee (like the bowling alley and the movie theater) to use the station pool for recreational swimming. Before the rumor mill reaches peak output, I want to go on the record to dispel some of the myths before they get started. It’s necessary for MCCS…

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Jones & Jones, the place to go for guns

Posted May 3, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

I love guns. I don’t try to hide it at all, and I encourage others to purchase firearms all the time. I get that quality firearms can be pricey, but often you get what you pay for. If I spent a little bit more to buy a firearm from a reputable manufacturer, I know that…

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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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Opinion: Wandering the Maze

Posted May 3, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

If anyone has recently tried to drive from the front gate to the flight line, you know that it can be quite an interesting feat to get there. With the ever-changing road closures, you are often forced to endlessly weave through a veritable maze until you can finally emerge somewhere near where you need to…

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