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Hang up And Drive

Posted September 27, 2012 by Col. Robert Kuckuk

You may have noticed our PMO officers out of their patrol cars hanging out on corners. What they are doing is watching for people who are choosing not to follow the station order prohibiting cell phone use while driving on base. If you are using your cell phone either to talk or text while driving…

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Opinion: The power of friendship

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Anyone who’s actually read any of my editorial pieces knows I’m a fan of ranting, raving and complaining. Let’s face it; Marines complain, a lot. Some of us are even quite good at it. I myself almost have it down to a science. In a strange change up for me, I’m not going to be…

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5 Questions: VMA-311 Commanding Officer

Posted June 21, 2012 by Lt. Col. Peter Blake

1. VMA-311 “Tomcats” just returned from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based out of Japan. Can you share some of the operational highlights of the squadron’s deployment? The “Japan”…

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5 Questions: Lt. Col. Karl Arbogast

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Lt. Col. Karl Arbogast 1.  As the new H&HS Commanding Officer, what are your main priorities? Continue the legacy of excellence in performance that this squadron has shown throughout its history, and ensuring that the Marines, sailors and their families are ready to support any mission that they are assigned, in CONUS or overseas.  …

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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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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

Posted July 19, 2012 by Col. Robert Kuckuk

Think about this statement for a second: It’s the right thing to do. It’s fair to say we all typically know the right thing to do in most situations. We are guided by the regs, our leaders, our training or our experiences. Maybe we let our conscience be our guide. Sometimes, it not easy, nor…

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Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes- Paix

Posted September 13, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

I remember the first time I heard Paix (Peace). I’d like to tell you about it, what I saw, what I felt, when I first heard Catherine Ribeiro’s voice forever imprint upon such feelings of beauty and hope I thought I would start weeping. I’d like to tell you about it, but 5th Amendment and…

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Politics: bringing out the worst in people

Posted November 15, 2012 by Pfc. Brendan King

This most recent presidential election really started to make me dislike politics. Not so much with how the votes were counted up, or even who ended up winning the election, because in the end, no matter who is elected president, I will respect that person as my boss and will go to war for that…

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Book Review: The Soldier’s Load and the Mobility of a Nation

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

In this extended essay, The Soldier’s Load and the Mobility of a Nation, Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall attacks the tendency of the U.S. Army to overload its infantry soldiers with gear, typically far more than they need for immediate use in combat.

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