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Chaplain’s Corner: Keeping your life “hydrated”

Posted June 21, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers How thirsty desert dwellers get during the heat of the summer.  How important it is to keep life hydrated when the hot winds blow sometimes with stinging sand blown along with the higher velocity gusts.  Even if I’m traveling in the comfort of my car, on longer trips I personally like…

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The Art of Intelligence:

Posted August 23, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

I’m not a fan of fiction novels, and books like this one are a prime example of why real life is so much better. Henry A. Crumpton’s memoir is an account of his 24 years as one of our country’s frontline clandestine warriors, from his beginnings recruiting operatives and collecting intelligence throughout Africa, to leading…

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Station Operations Director: Lt. Col. John Hicks

Posted October 25, 2012 by

 As a seminar instructor for the Expeditionary Warfare School Distance Learning Program, what are the benefits of studying non-MOS specific Marine Corps concepts, doctrine and tactics? It makes leaders more well rounded by introducing them to concepts of planning and employment for Marine Air-Ground Task Forces that will serve them well in future billets and…

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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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Chaplain’s Corner: “Core Values”

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lt. Greg Woodard

In light of the Commandants Heritage tour and directive of an ethics stand-down, I asked the Desert Warrior to re-run this article on values that appeared in this space in the not too distant past. In my role as a Station Chaplain, I have the joy of welcoming Marines to the station and of providing…

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What have you done to help your Marines out lately?

Posted September 6, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Marine’s stories usually involve a large amount of insane bravery or complete idiocy, but either way, they sure are entertaining. To be honest, a lot of them seem to have some similarity to fishing stories about the biggest fish ever caught. I’ll tell you one that is not only true, but might make you think…

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Milestones

Posted November 15, 2012 by Cmdr. Timothy Power

Last year at this time, I remember welcoming our seasonal visitors back and looking forward to the milder climate for my recently arrived family during this time of year in Yuma.  Little did I know how fast time would fly since last year because of my busy career, home and auto upkeep, and family.  I’d…

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Opinion: Is technology eating our children

Posted March 22, 2012 by Sgt. Daniel Malta

This day and age, technology can be found aiding every part of our life from waking up to the sound of an alarm clock to popping back a chemically engineered sleeping pill while turning in for the night. The entertainment industry for one has gotten so advanced that in the last 100 years, man can…

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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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Chaplain’s Corner: Get Excited!

Posted August 3, 2012 by Lt. James Johnson

If you listen outside your window you will hear the voices of the combined choirs. The children are singing in anticipation to the beginning of the new school year. The parents are raising their voices in harmony welcoming this new academic year; same event evoke different motivations.  This is amusing; however different, the parent’s motivation…

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