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Who Rocks the Cradle? Shifting gender roles in the home, workplace

Posted June 21, 2012 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

It’s 2 p.m. on Wednesday and a young father sits tentatively with his six-year-old son awaiting a doctor’s appointment.  Working as a successful business executive, a wife financially supports her stay at home husband and three children.  As a Monday morning norm before work, a mother cooks breakfast for the family while dad helps the…

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The question: School or no school? One Marine gives his take

Posted August 23, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

I started college again two days ago at the time of this publication and I don’t know why. Many Marines join the Corps for college. Without having anything to back me up, I predict those types of Marines will swell even with the drawdowns, due to the Afghanistan campaign winding down. There is nothing wrong…

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Posted November 1, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Halloween is over but not the disturbance I feel over rereading a childhood classic. Who remembers Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Who remembers pulling it out of the school library with adolescent bravado and smirking at the title? Who remembers that smirk dying when you get to the illustrations? Yes, it’s all about…

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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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5 Questions: Col. Michael Gough

Posted July 19, 2012 by

1. What is the mission of MAG-13 and how does it support the MAGTF? MAG-13’s mission is to provide fixed-wing tactical aviation support to Marine Air Ground Task Force operations form a variety of main bases, forward operating bases, and aircraft carriers.

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Where were you?

Posted September 13, 2012 by

Gunnery Sgt. Lenny Vasquez,  Station Equal Opportunity Adviser “I was Cpl. Vasquez at the time and I was coaching at the pistol range at New River.  When I first heard about the news my gunnery sergeant had the radio and immediately made everybody stop what they were doing. He had everyone get into formation on…

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To Walk a Mile in Another’s Shoes

Posted November 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Recently, while browsing YouTube, I chanced upon a classic 90s song I had forgotten: “What It’s Like,” by the band Everlast. Besides being a wonderful piece, it is music that makes people think about each other. It’s tough for us to drag ourselves out of our mundane day-to-day lives and take a close look at…

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Thinking about a loan?

Posted March 22, 2012 by usa.gov

Home-Equity Loans
A home equity loan could be a smart way to pay off high-interest debt or pay for home repairs. But consider carefully before taking out a home equity loan. If you are unable to make payments on time, you could lose your home.

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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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Entertainment Review August 9, 2012

Posted August 9, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Remember Lou Reed? The guy who fronted The Velvet Underground, debatably the most important rock group ever to exist (whatever, Beatles)? Well, he’s gotten pretty bad the last couple of decades. His most recent work, a collaboration with Metallica called Lulu, was a huge misstep (by both entities) that resulted in another fracture for his…

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