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Always ready for the family, FROsho

Posted July 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Family Readiness Officers could arguably be one of a Marine’s greatest assets in the Corps. While many may see them as a unit party planner, their job includes so many facets it’s hard to quantify what they do in one simple word or category. While, on occasion, they do organize unit events, they are designed…

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Yuma ARFF Marines cool off during fireman competition

Posted September 27, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Several Marines with the station’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting section cooled off with some much-needed fun at Camp Pendleton, Calif…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted March 29, 2013 by Nick Simeone

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Leaving the CORPS: TAP your way into TAMP

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

Newly-improved Transition Assistance Management Program focuses on individual needs of each Marine and sailor. As most know, TAMP is a program designed to help Marines and their families transition from military to civilian life. “The student now has options to help them along their selected pathway,” said Richard Welch, the station career resource center manager….

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Leaving the Corps: Retirement Planning 101

Posted June 14, 2012 by military.com

If you’re a member of Generation X, it’s time to save for retirement. And don’t think you can count on Social Security or pensions. The future of those retirement savings products is uncertain. So where do you start? Investing in variable annuities may be a good option. According to John. M. Gannon, author of “Variable…

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Fact or Fiction?

Posted August 9, 2012 by

  Q:  What should happen when a flag touches the ground?   A:  According to MCO P10520.3B, the American flag should never touch anything beneath it. Should this happen, the flag is to be disposed of in a dignified manner, i.e., burning, after consultation with Headquarters Marine Corps.

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Marines simulate U.S. Embassy evacuation in Yuma, Twentynine Palms

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Weapons and Tactics Instructor course conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise in the City of Yuma, Ariz.…

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Leaving the CORPS: Career Training for the Real World

Posted April 26, 2012 by Education4military.com

Take the first step to prepare for your post-military career or enhance your current one with Allied’s many available programs. All courses are available online from anywhere in the world. The training provides you with the skills to move ahead in your current job or to transition from the military and build a successful post…

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Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012

Posted July 12, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Marines with 25th Marine Regiment, based out of New England, board a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Wilson in Twentynine Palms, Marine Air/Ground Combat Training Center…

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By Example: The Leadership of Master Sgt. McWhorter

Posted August 23, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Ask any Marine to find where Otter Pops fall on the list of leadership traits or principles. Master Sgt. Joseph Estill McWhorter, Jr.,…

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