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  • Domestic Abuse, personal story

    I recall when I was seven, walking home after school thinking of my toy cars. My mind was set on sitting down and playing with my favorite car, a 1969 Dodge Charger. Its cool green paint job, the boxy front end and curvy wheel fenders made me feel strong. Cars always gave me a sense of freedom. The freedom to hit the road and go wherever I desired.
  • Navy celebrates its 242nd birthday

    From ships of wood, canvas and cannons to the modern steel, gas turbine, hybrid engines and Tomahawk missiles, our Navy has risen, fallen and risen again. It has reached all corners of the globe on the backs of 242 years of dedicated Patriot Sailors.In late December 1781, after eight years of bloody rebellion and the ultimate defeat of the British
  • Lieutenant William Farrow

    October 15, 2017, marks the 75th anniversary of the execution of Lt. William Farrow and two others by a Japanese firing squad for their role in the 1942 Doolittle Raid. Farrow was a graduate of Goodfellow’s first fight class.Had you been standing on the Golden Gate Bridge six months earlier you might have seen him as the aircraft carrier USS Hornet
  • Good order and discipline

    “Discipline is the soul of an army,” said Gen. George Washington. “It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” These powerful words were captured in his July 29, 1757, Instructions to Company Captains speech. Not surprisingly, the wisdom of Washington’s words have not changed over time. Today, much like
  • Suicide Prevention Month is here

    At 16, life wasn’t so sweet. Amidst a change in schools and the onset of bipolar depression, I contemplated my place and purpose in life and considered the implications of taking my own life. Internally I was treading water in a sea of unending pain, and as is the case for most suicidal people, I could not see a way out. In retrospect, I had no
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