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Opinion: Running out of Wireless Spectrum

Posted June 14, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

There is a growing issue in American society that very few are aware of, and only recently did I hear of this very serious problem. We are running out of bandwidth. Alone, that sounds insignificant, except to those who are extremely technically savvy and understand the implications of the problem. But before explaining what this…

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5 Questions: Sgt. Austin Wethington

Posted August 9, 2012 by

1.  What are the functions of the Substance Abuse Control Officer? The function of a Substance Abuse Control Officer is to provide physical, mental, emotional, and moral support and education for Marines that are going through trials and tribulations with drugs or alcohol. I am supposed to be the embodiment of positive reinforcement. I am…

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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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Movie Review: The Last Stand of Fox Company

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

The Last Stand of Fox Company tells the incredible story of a small company of Marines fighting to hold open a mountain pass in Korea. Out-numbered and out-gunned, these 246 Marines hold off 10,000 Chinese soldiers determined to overtake the Toktong Pass near the Choisin Resevoir.…

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Entertainment Review Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”

Posted July 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter. – Winston Churchill

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5 Questions: David Rodriguez

Posted August 30, 2012 by

1.   Where is the Marine Corps heading in terms of energy conservation? The Marine Corps goal is to Reduce energy consumption by 3% per year, or 30% by 2015 relative to the 2003 baseline.  To accomplish this task, multiple energy efficiency and renewable projects have been generated to assist in those energy reduction goals. …

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Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Posted November 8, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

The other day, I had the pleasure of visiting Five Guys for lunch. I went in a little after 1 p.m., so I pretty much had the place to myself, which was nice. The burgers are made to order while you watch, with your choice of myriad toppings and condiments. There are no strangely-named or…

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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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Chaplain’s Corner: Mystery & Confusion

Posted July 26, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Power

I recently visited the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, and I saw mystery as I looked over the rim down into the immense, eroded and multicolored scenery before me. I am fond of the writings of John Muir, and when he described such places as the Grand Canyon he wrote that it is emotionally healthy to…

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The Legacy of Amanda Kimbrough

Posted September 13, 2012 by Courtesy to the Desert Warrior

Amanda Kimbrough, a mother in Alabama, tested positive for methamphetamines after the birth, and 19 minutes later, death, of her son Timmy, Jr. Following this, her daughters were removed from her custody, and she was charged and convicted with chemical endangerment of a child, a Class-A felony due to the death of the child. Problems…

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