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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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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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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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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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Textual Assault

Posted August 9, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Texting is supposed to be an instantaneous method of communication through a mix of actual words, abbreviations and emoticons meant for quick transmission-response protocol. It can also delay and outright ruin previously made plans.  I’m guilty as anyone of using my thumbs instead of my voice to talk to people, thereby turning what could’ve been…

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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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Chaplain’s Corner: “Seasons of Preparation”

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lt. Greg Woodard

During a time of reflection earlier this week, I was listening to some music. The artist happened to be beginning her career when I first moved to Minnesota after spending several years on active duty in the Marine Corps. I remember those early years in Minnesota as strangely formative and very difficult. I encountered this…

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Book Review: Soldier Dogs

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

‘Soldier Dogs, The untold story of America’s canine heroes,’ by Maria Goodavage, can almost be summed up in the title. People Magazine called it, “A moving portrait of the loyal, courageous, furry warriors who truly are enlisted man’s best…

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