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Developing Leadership: civilians need to step up like Marines

Posted October 25, 2012 by Mona Messer

Time and again I hear the phrase “growing our own leaders”.   How does the task get accomplished for the civilians aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma?  That’s an easy answer for those that want to take full advantage of the training provided through the Civilian Leadership Development Program (CLD).  One such program in the…

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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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Coglianese to MCI-West: Support Federal Impact Aid Program

Posted October 18, 2012 by

To all Personnel and Families of Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton: We have a responsibility to our children to provide each with maximum opportunities to learn.

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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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Sinister

Posted October 18, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

It feels like horror movies are judged on two criteria: their capability of frightening the audience and their merit as a film, like with plot and character development and tension and stuff. Having said that, Sinister is among the best of modern horror cinema, with every scare justified and every scream satisfying. The story has…

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You fight for it, make your vote count

Posted October 11, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

Let’s face the facts, most politician’s do not care about young voters. Why should they, we obviously don’t care about the future of America. According to Census Current Population Survey, only half of people ages 18-24 vote. By these numbers, we are saying we do not care about which way our country goes. Let’s show…

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The Grind of Religion

Posted October 11, 2012 by Lt. Gregory Woodard

In November, I will be executing orders and moving to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC. As such, this will be my last article for the Desert Warrior. I have truly enjoyed my ministry here in Yuma, and I will miss the folks I have been blessed to know and minister…

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Inconsolable Shaheed Shabazz

Posted October 11, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Inconsolable by Shaheed Shabazz, featured in this week’s issue, is a radical read. By radical I don’t necessarily mean cool, but I mean it will rock your world and startle your sense of safety. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical before I first read the book; Shabeez is a Marine, a group of men…

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Of Four Branches, One Department

Posted October 4, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Make no mistake, the Corps is a brotherhood, and sisterhood. But is there more? Do we feel a similar bond with other branches of the military? Sure, there’s always going to be that healthy inter-service rivalry between us, but does the fact we all put on a uniform and defend our nation count for something?…

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Paul Laurent, Disbursing Liaison

Posted October 4, 2012 by

1. Briefly, how does the DTS (Defense Travel System) work? DTS is a fully integrated, electronic, end to end travel management system that automates Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) for the Department of Defense (DOD).  It allows travelers to create AUTHORIZATIONS, book reservations, receive approval, generate VOUCHERS for reimbursement, and direct payments to their bank accounts…

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