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The evolution of the cultural norm

Posted June 28, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As I get ready for work most mornings, I watch the news. I can’t tell you if it’s because I’m in the news business myself, or because I like knowing what’s going on in the world, or just because there’s nothing else on. But every once in a while, I see a story that shocks…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Keeping your life “stress free”

Posted June 28, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers

Every once in awhile I remind myself not to worry about negative outcomes that I can’t control.

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Entertainment Review Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Posted June 28, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Can a story about a vampire killing historical American President thrill and excite viewers? I’ll answer that question with another. Are you serious? Fortunately, the answer is yes, assuming that moviegoers can suspend enough disbelief…

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Who Rocks the Cradle? Shifting gender roles in the home, workplace

Posted June 21, 2012 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

It’s 2 p.m. on Wednesday and a young father sits tentatively with his six-year-old son awaiting a doctor’s appointment.  Working as a successful business executive, a wife financially supports her stay at home husband and three children.  As a Monday morning norm before work, a mother cooks breakfast for the family while dad helps the…

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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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Chaplain’s Corner: Keeping your life “hydrated”

Posted June 21, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers How thirsty desert dwellers get during the heat of the summer.  How important it is to keep life hydrated when the hot winds blow sometimes with stinging sand blown along with the higher velocity gusts.  Even if I’m traveling in the comfort of my car, on longer trips I personally like…

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Entertainment Review: World of Tanks

Posted June 21, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Recently, a friend introduced me to a computer game which is tantamount to a childhood dream come true for me. The game is World of Tanks and it has been a while since I have been so impressed by a video game. It runs just as the title would suggest: each player drives a tank…

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Chaplain’s Corner: The Best Offense is a Good Defense

Posted June 14, 2012 by LCDR James Bradshaw

I have joked many times about being an “Offensive” driver. I would continue on by saying something like, “If I am in total control of my vehicle and know its limitations as well as its capabilities and drive alertly yet aggressively, I stand a better chance of avoiding an accident than a purely “defensive driver.”…

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Leader’s Forum: “Summer Daze”

Posted June 14, 2012 by Col. Robert Kuckuk

Well, it’s that time of year again. We have begun the 101 days of summer. Activity on the river is picking up. Folks are looking for ways to beat the heat and still have fun. If you’re looking to get some PT, come on out with me Saturday morning for the Firehose 5K. Bring the…

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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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