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Where were you?

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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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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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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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5 Questions: Elmo

Posted September 6, 2012 by

1.   Why is Sesame Street here? Elmo and all of Elmo’s friends came to sing and dance for all of our friends. Elmo can’t wait to see the big smiles on everyone’s faces!   2.  What do you think of Marines? Elmo is so proud of all our troops and their families. Elmo is…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Get Excited!

Posted September 6, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Power

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers Recently my wife Vicki & I went to see The Bourne Legacy. The movie is about the ongoing mission to create super soldiers capable of superhuman efforts (both physical and mental). In the movie, the program is compromised and the managers elect to shut it down by killing everyone involved (participants…

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Movie- Hit and Run

Posted September 6, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

When my date this last weekend requested we see the new movie “Hit and Run”, I was momentarily excited. What could it be about, a court drama involving a car accident or a romance with elements of a good action romp? Perhaps, an abusive father finally gets what’s coming to him and has to flee?…

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Tattoo Me: A Rumination on a Warrior Tradition

Posted August 30, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Warriors of a time past would tattoo themselves to mark a transitional period from childhood to adulthood. Some tribal tattoos were used as a means to denote rank or social status among the tribes. Literally, pride would be worn on one’s sleeve. A footprint of past conquests or a means of identifying one’s occupation, like…

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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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Chaplain’s Corner “Legacy”

Posted August 30, 2012 by Lt. Greg Woodard

Recently my wife Vicki & I went to see The Bourne Legacy. The movie is about the ongoing mission to create super soldiers capable of superhuman efforts (both physical and mental). In the movie, the program is compromised and the managers elect to shut it down by killing everyone involved (participants and researchers included). In…

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Hastings Entertainment

Posted August 30, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Hastings is the go-to place for Yumans who have a bit of money to spend. Books, magazines, movies, music, video games, musical instruments, clothes, it’s all here and for very affordable prices. I asked how a chain like Hastings came to be. The answer I got from the frumpy, harried cashier went like this: since places like Yuma are not anyone’s idea of an epicenter of crossculturalism,…

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