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  • Marine Corps celebrating 236th birthday

    In honor of our 236th birthday, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some history with our sister services.In accordance with the Continental Marine Act of 1775, the Congress decreed:"That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that
  • Looking toward the future, mindful of the past

    As I scrutinized every word of the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affair's "Building the Future Air Force: Communication Guidance Card," and all of the many other documents received in preparation for the civilian workforce restructure announcement, it struck me as very odd that the word "Wingman" didn't appear anywhere. In our search for
  • Moving tips for you

    Following these tips can help make relocating a smooth move. 1. Videotape your property prior to the carrier coming to pack. A audio and video description is invaluable if your property gets destroyed or lost. Get access to a video or digital camera and take video or digital recordings and download them to a CD or DVD. Show electronic and
  • Taking ownership in your career

    Have you noticed that if you buy or make something yourself, you tend to take better care of it than if someone else gave it to you? Honestly, do you drive a rental car like it is your own vehicle? Doesn't a home cooked meal taste better than mass produced food? When you spend your own time and resources, you should have a stronger desire to care
  • Savvy savings during holiday season

    It's nearing the end of October, and when you go into any store - grocery store, department store, discount store - what do you see? A mix of Halloween, Thanksgiving and even December holiday displays!It feels like the holiday displays and decorations come out earlier and earlier each year. Stores almost seem to go from back-to-school displays in
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