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Entertainment Review July 26, 2012

Posted July 26, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The Rantouls are a saccharine trio from San Jose, Calif., and make way better music than your favorite 60s pop group ever did. The band first surfaced through San Francisco’s Chocolate Covered records after releasing some singles…

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Good bye everybody, I’ve got to go

Posted July 19, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

Every enlistment must come to an end at some point or another, the question is, when is the right time? I thought I had everything planned out, then I received an email about the Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Program and I feel as though I’ve been thrown a curve ball. The VEERP provides Marines within…

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5 Questions: Col. Michael Gough

Posted July 19, 2012 by

1. What is the mission of MAG-13 and how does it support the MAGTF? MAG-13’s mission is to provide fixed-wing tactical aviation support to Marine Air Ground Task Force operations form a variety of main bases, forward operating bases, and aircraft carriers.

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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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Chaplain’s Corner: “Core Values”

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lt. Greg Woodard

In light of the Commandants Heritage tour and directive of an ethics stand-down, I asked the Desert Warrior to re-run this article on values that appeared in this space in the not too distant past. In my role as a Station Chaplain, I have the joy of welcoming Marines to the station and of providing…

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Entertainment Review July 19, 2012

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band was hardly experimental or even interesting sounding as their name would imply, this being a late 1960s, early 1970s, when...

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Supporting vs. enabling, a fading line

Posted July 12, 2012 by Virgil Tapispisan

When is supporting and enabling the same? Growing up in the Philippines, I remember my mother providing me with the money so I could pursue my educational goals and pay for tuition expenses. I was not asked to look for employment to do it on my own. In my mind, my mother helped me to…

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5 Questions: Staff Sgt. Jeffery Worley

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1. What does the Military Working Dog Program bring to the Corps? The Military Working Dog program has two different types of missions. We have the Field MWDs and the Garrison MWDs.

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Hard Times”

Posted July 12, 2012 by Lt. Greg Woodard

In the Christian scriptures, the psalmist writes that the right living person is “like a tree planted by streams of water that yields fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, who consistently prospers.” But a few psalms later we read: “My bones are in agony. My soul is in anguish. How long, O Lord,…

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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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