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get back to work. When reading about the “New Deal,” one has to see the connection between Presidents Roosevelt and Obama. Roosevelt was under tremendous pressure because of the Great Depression and 25% unemployment. The majority of politicians and the U.S. public wanted the country to stay out of the war. Roosevelt, looking down the road of time, knew we would have to eventually get involved. With the country being mostly pacificist, he had a hard sell on his hands. In spite of that, he began to prepare for war. The programs instituted built up our Army and Navy and when war broke out, we were prepared.
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Commanding Officer, Jack Schuller unveils his customized Café Racer at the HSC-6 Transition Ceremony On July 8, 2011, a ceremony was held to honor the official transition of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6) to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six (HSC-6). The transition was a six month process of not only transferring the HH-60H and SH60F helicopters out of the squadron and acquiring MH-60S helicopters, but also training all squadron personnel to safely maintain and operate the newer helicopters to meet operational commitments in support of defending freedom.
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Ian Plimer, the ‘expert sceptic’ is a mining geologist whose academic credibility is based on a book riddled with dodgy graphs By Bob Ward – guardian.co.uk
ustralian Professor Ian Plimer shows his new book Heaven and Earth, global warming: the missing science at the International Climate Science Coalition conference in Copenhagen. Photograph: Jens Dige/ AP One of the many frustrations for climate change researchers arising from the current hacked climate emails saga has been the way that so-called sceptics have been given so much uncritical coverage by journalists who are not properly scrutinising their misleading and inaccurate claims. Take Professor Ian Plimer, for instance, who is now wheeled out by many sceptic groups who are seeking a veneer of academic credibility. Prof. Plimer helped the UK Independence party last week to launch its declaration of climate change denial and is a member of the academic advisory board of Lord Nigel Lawson’s new lobby group, the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Plimer is gaining lots of new publicity as an “expert sceptic” from parts of the UK media, with numerous TV and radio interviews, full-page opinion pieces in The Mail on Sunday and even a splash on the front page of the Daily Express. The trouble is that Professor Plimer is not a climate researcher and has not published any scientific papers on the change in climate that we have been witnessing over the past century. He is an Australian mining geologist who gained fame in his native country for publicly tackling creationists over their denial of the evidence for evolution. But Prof. Plimer has published a book, Heaven and Earth which has become the bible for many climate change sceptics. His book is riddled with inaccurate information about cli-
mate change. The very first graph in the book, for instance, purports to show temperature observations and projections between 1990 and 2025. One of the lines on this graph is labelled “HADCRUT,” indicating that the data source was, allegedly, the Met Office’s Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. However, almost none of the data points accurately reflect the official records from the source, and 2008 is completely misrepresented as the coldest year since 1993. Elsewhere in his book, Professor Plimer claims 2007 was the coldest year since 2005, contradicting his own graph, and also disagreeing with all of the official records of global temperature. But perhaps the most staggering inaccuracy is in the third graph in his book, which is supposed to show global average temperature between 1880 and about 2002. It appears to show that the amount of global warming prior to 1945 was much bigger than that since the late 1970s. This is in complete contrast to the official records maintained by the Met Office, Nasa and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which all show that the warming since the 1970s has been much greater. So what is the origin of Prof. Plimer’s alternative record of global temperatures? The book does not cite a source and Prof. Plimer has so far refused requests to reveal its provenance. But one eagle-eyed blogger spotted that it was identical to a graph used in the very first broadcast of the discredited UK TV program The Great Global Warming Swindle. Soon after it was broadcast in March 2007, the programme-makers admitted that the graph had been altered by taking an original graph (posted on a website to collect names on a petition against ratification of the Kyoto protocol by the United States), purporting to show global temperatures up to the mid1980s. They had wanted a more up-to-date graph and so had simply stretched the bottom axis and relabeled it as if it extended up to the present. As a result they missed out all of the warming that has occurred since the mid-1980s, giving the false impression that more warming had occurred before 1945. When a UK newspaper revealed the maniupulation, the program-makers dropped it from repeat broadcasts and the DVD version. But Prof. Plimer appears to have revived it. Now he is being interviewed around the world as an “expert sceptic” on climate change with some newsworthy alternative views to “balance” the mainstream consensus among researchers. And his dodgy graphs and inaccurate claims about global temperatures are being portrayed by some parts of the media as a “different side of the story”, when really they are just mistakes presented as fact.
(Bob Ward is policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.)
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ssuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Born in 1882 at Hyde Park, New York—now a national historic site— he attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. On St. Patrick’s Day, 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt. Following the example of his fifth cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt, whom he greatly admired, Franklin D. Roosevelt entered public service through politics, but as a Democrat. He won election to the New York Senate in 1910. President Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1920. In the summer of 1921, when he was
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military involvement. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Roosevelt directed organization of the Nation’s manpower and resources for global war. Feeling that the future peace of the world would depend upon relations between the United States and Russia, he devoted much thought to the planning of a United Nations, in which, he hoped, international difficulties could be settled. As the war drew to a close, Roosevelt’s health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, while at Warm Springs, Georgia, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
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Saving Lives Under Enemy Fire from Valley Forge to Afghanistan
cott McGaugh is the author of two previous books including Midway Magic which was the basis for a History Channel program. He is the marketing director at the USS Midway Museum, which since moving to San Diego in 2004, has become the most-visited ship museum in the world. His marketing work for the Midway Museum has received the Public Relations Society of America’s highest national award, has been featured in a college marketing communications textbook, and has been taught as a case study at Harvard University. McGaugh’s leadership also led to the Midway Mu-
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seum becoming the first museum in the nation to receive the Presidential Preserve America Award in a White House ceremony. Battlefield Angels takes as its starting point a startling fact: more American service people wounded in action are surviving today than in any previous war in history. During the American Revolution, 40% of soldiers wounded in action eventually died of their injuries. In Vietnam it was 25%. The number today is 10%. Several story lines intersect in the narrative: the ill-preparedness of America’s medical corps at the start of our wars; our quick battlefield learning; the strength and solace that medics and corpsmen provide to front-line soldiers; and the medical benefits that have accrued to civilians as the result of our wars. To tell his story, McGaugh has assembled biographical profiles of some of America’s most celebrated medics and corpsmen. The book opens with the story of Caspar Wistar, a pacifist Quaker who served as a nurse in General Washington’s army. It continues with stories from the Civil War, The Great War, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The book closes with the story of Private First Class Monica Brown, the U.S. Army medic who was awarded the Silver Star for rescuing fellow soldiers from a disabled Humvee during an ambush in Eastern Afghanistan in 2007. The book also includes a Foreword from the former Surgeon General of the Navy, Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D. Battlefield Angels traces the evolution of battlefield medicine, which has led to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan having the lowest battlefield fatality
rate—ever. Readers will come to learn that many innovations we take for granted such as triage, the ambulance system, blood banks, and the widespread use of penicillin to fight infection were developed or validated on the battlefield. In his Foreword to the book, the former Surgeon General of the Navy, Vice Admiral Harold M. Koenig, writes, “Future generations can take heart in knowing that there will always be battlefield angels alongside their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, spouses, and sweethearts in uniform. They can take comfort in the courage, compassion, and skill of our nation’s exemplary military medical corps.” About the author Scott McGaugh is a veteran journalist and the author of Midway Magic and Midway Memories, an historic photo essay for visitors to the USS Midway Museum, which became the basis for a History Channel program, “Hero Ship: The USS Midway,” featuring the author. McGaugh is the marketing director at the USS Midway Museum (www.midway.org). Television appearances have included the History Channel, Travel Network, Discovery Channel, Outdoor Channel, FOX Network, and Australia’s Today Show. McGaugh makes four to eight public speeches monthly and travels regularly for the museum. He lives in San Diego. About the publisher Osprey Publishing is the world’s largest publisher of illustrated military history reference. Based in Oxford, England, and New York, it has over 1,100 titles in print. Visit them online at www.ospreypublishing.com.
The following is a brief excerpt: Fighting Infection, World War II: The Pacific
“One Merchant Ship. One Oil Tanker. One Successful Appendectomy.” Battlefield Angels Saving Lives Under Enemy Fire Copyright © 2011 by Scott McGaugh
n August 26, 1942, rain was pounding the USS Seadragon’s periscope, blurring Captain Ferrall’s view of the South China Sea. The sub had departed Freemantle, Australia, sixteen days earlier on August 26, 1942, on its fourth patrol of the war. The next day it reached its assigned station. Secret Operation Order 49-42 directed the Seadragon to pursue and destroy enemy shipping. Wheeler Lipes had always been a serious young man. Standing five feet, six inches tall, and weighing about 120 pounds, Lipes had small feet and small hands. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Navy in 1936. Several months later, Lipes headed for corpsman duty at a Navy hospital in Philadelphia. “Hey, Doc, I don’t feel very good,” Seaman first class Darrell Dean Rector said to Lipes. On the youngster’s nineteenth birthday, a dull ache in his belly made it impossible to stand up straight. For three days the stomach pain had persisted, and now his temperature was
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dectomies even in hospitals were far from routine. Ferrall turned to Lipes. “What are you going to do?” “Sir, I can’t do anything,” Lipes replied. “Son, we’re out here in enemy waters. When I fire torpedoes I know sometimes they’ll miss. But we all have a job to do. You tell me this sailor’s got appendicitis. Now, can you do an appendectomy or not?” Only twenty-three years old, Lipes’s heart pounded as he considered his orders. A corpsman with modest basic training stood between Rector and a ruptured appendix that would kill him.
Worse, Lipes realized he lacked the tools he had seen surgeons use when he had assisted in the Philadelphia Navy hospital. Captain Ferrall ordered the Seadragon down to 120 feet, to get below the stormy sea swells. The Seadragon’s helmsmen would have to keep the submarine perfectly level for as long as the surgery required. At 1046 on September 11, 1942, Lipes began operating. The air in the crowded wardroom grew stale. Two hours and fifteen minutes after the first incision, Lipes completed the operation. It had taken nearly three times as long as it would have for a practiced surgeon. Lipes and his assistants peeled off their sweat-soaked surgical gowns and sat down with mugs of coffee. Word raced through the crew. It was over. Rector had survived, but now Lipes and the rest of the crew had to wait to see if he would recover. “I’m still in there pitching,” said Darrell Rector forty-five minutes later, when he regained consciousness. In the following hours, Lipes checked on Rector regularly. An initial fever spiked then ebbed as the Seadragon resumed its patrol and the surgical team disbanded. Two days later a pair of sailors helped Rector to his feet. He took his first few tentative steps as the Seadragon assumed its assigned position in the South China Sea. Five days after, the sub’s cook complained to Lipes that Rector “was eating like a horse.” A week later the Seadragon engaged a Japanese heavy cruiser and two destroyers and survived a depth charge attack.
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Military News To commemorate his tour as HS-6 Commanding Officer, CDR Schuller had his motorcycle customized in memory of the crew of HS-6 “Screamin’ Indians.” Continued from page 1 CDR Brent Alfonzo, Commanding Officer, delivered a speech reflecting on the squadron’s history and the road to the transition while guest speaker, Captain Shoshana Chatfield, Deputy Commodore, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific, commended the squadron for its superior performance and efforts to ensure a smooth transition. In attendance were former pilots and Commanding Officers of HS6, including CDR Jack Schuller, HS-6 Commanding Officer from April, 2009 to July, 2010. To commemorate his tour as HS-6 Commanding Officer, CDR Schuller had his motorcycle customized with symbols representative of the HS-6 “Screamin’ Indians.” CDR Schuller’s motorcycle was on display at the ceremony for the viewing pleasure of participants and guests.
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron SIX was established on June 1, 1956 aboard USS PRINCETON (CVS 37) midway between the islands of Formosa and
Pictured L to R: CAPT Shoshana S. Chatfield, Deputy Commodore HSCWP; CAPT Gregory N. Harris, Commander CVW-11; CDR Brent A. Alfonzo, Commanding Officer, HSC-6. Okinawa. Initially, the squadron flew the HO4S Chickasaw, but two years later transitioned to the HSS-1N Seabat and gained a new mission, Anti-Submarine Warfare
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(ASW). In March of 1962 the squadron again changed aircraft when Sikorsky’s SH-3 Sea King entered the fleet. The Sea King, incorporating upgrades over the years, would take HS-6 into the 1990s. Along the way, the squadron built a history and a reputation worthy of the name, “World Famous Indians.” HS-6 recovered Mercury Program astronauts Wally Sch-
irra in 1962 and Gordon Cooper in 1963. In 1966, during U.S. strikes into Vietnam, the Indians rescued 16 downed aviators. A SEVENTH Fleet Commendation followed in 1969 for services provided following the collision at sea between USS EVANS and HMAS MELBOURNE. In 1971, the Indians recovered the crew of Apollo 14 returning from the moon. Later that year, the squadron deployed to the east coast to join Carrier Air Wing SEVEN aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CVA 62) to conduct an evaluation of the emerging CV concept. In 1992, the squadron transitioned to Sikorsky’s SH-60F and HH-60H Seahawk helicopters. Armed with these new, highly capable aircraft, the Indians remained part of CVW 11 and from 1992 to 2003 conducted several successful deployments aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), and USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf. In 2001, during the opening days of the Global War on Terrorism, HS-6 conducted a joint detachment with HS-11, staging their HH-60H helicopters at a forward base in Pakistan to provide Combat Search and Rescue for the initial Operation ENDURING FREEDOM air strikes into Afghanistan. Following another FIFTH Fleet deployment in 2003, the Indians deployed in the summer of 2004 aboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) for its South American inter-fleet transit. WESTPAC 2005 found HS-6 focused on Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, flying over 2,500 hours and nearly 1,000 sorties from USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait to patrol the skies of Southern Iraq. In March 2010, the
squadron completed its final cruise with H-60 F/H helicopters, an eight month deployment to FIFTH Fleet in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. HS-6 began the transition to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron SIX in early 2011. The transition process was completed with a transition ceremony on 08 July, 2011.
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CDR Schuller is pictured in the bottom right corner during colors. Pictured left is ‘Carpy’ aka Cafe Racer Specialist. Originally this limey is from London, but now owns and operates his custom shop in Anaheim. If you want to drop him a line, his email is: email@example.com or visit www.cb750cafe.com If he doesn’t respond, he’s probably down the boozer ‘avin a swift one or sitting outside with a nice cup of Tetley’s on the brew. This Motorcycle is dedicated to the Brave Men and Women of HS-6, and to the memory of “Indian 617”, recently LOST with all hands. The crew of Indian 617:LCDR Eric Purvis, LT Allison Oubre, AW1 Grant Kerslake, AW2 Aaron Clingman, AW2 Sean Ward. All were veterans of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. I have been so lucky to have met some of these tremendously brave people and its things like this, that make me sit back and think how lucky we are to do what we do in this free and great country. I just wanted to pay my respects to Jack and all his colleagues, as they put their lives in Jeopardy without hesitation, to make sure we stay safe and sound. I will always remember the crew of INDIAN 617 with uttermost dignity and respect.
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Marine to hold a command position in a battle zone — which she did when she was stationed in Afghanistan. Now she’ll not just lead Marines, but create them. “At the end of the day, we push them to be more than they ever thought they could be,” Reynolds says. This is a tough place. As the July sun baked Parris Island, CBS News joined General Reynolds as she observed her first “crucible” — a 54-hour test of strength, endurance, and teamwork that each recruit must pass before being called a United States Marine. Reynolds says becoming a Marine is as hard as they can possibly make it. “We have to make it hard because our nation expects the United States Marine Corps to be its 911 force, to always be ready to always do the right thing when the situation requires it,” Reynolds says. Parris Island graduates 20,000 Marines every year. Male recruits from east of the Mississippi, and all female recruits come here to join the Corps. “It’s an honor, it’s a blessing, and I am going to work hard every day to take good care of this depot and the Marines here,” Reynolds says.
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System of the down Some would say that non-military opinions have no basis and basically no merit. The truth is civilians support the armed forces emotionally, physically, mentally and most important, financially. Supporting our military actually comes first and foremost when building a strong foundation for this nation. There is great importance in making sure Americans’ hard earned wages are being used wisely by the government. There have been some concerns that the military personnel have not been handling the benefits they receive for sacrificing there lives for this country honorably. Once you sign the contract with the armed forces it is binding and for some can be a slow and painful process living out that agreement. That is why the military does not want “folks” that are not cut out for the life anymore than those “folks” want to stay. Choosing this lifestyle for the wrong reasons, such as financial gain, benefits, residential resources or educational tuition, can be damaging to not only the military but to the person’s family and of course this country. A military member enlists for two years and during the two years realizes that this life is not for him or her? That is why
ly i r a t mili king spea By Jane Smith the option is provided after a two-year term to opt out from the military life. Saving heartache, time and taxpayer money is always the right thing to do. After all it is not just about the military member’s life. It is also about this nation in a whole. There have been some reports of enlisted and officers taking desperate measures to create a way to legally break a contract with the military and still receive earnings. One example being forced physical injury on or off base in order to receive early leave along with free health care. This increases the chances of early retirement with pay. The lack of Integrity behind Militarily, cont’d. on Page 36
Yep, there’s an app for that
The Miramar Air Show is coming to an iPhone near you — the one in your hand. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) at MCAS Miramar has released its official app of the 2011 Miramar Air Show. Designed for both the iPhone and the iPad, the app provides an interactive tour for fans of all ages. Air show photos videos and detailed history are included regarding performers such as the Blue Angels, as well as displays, pilots, schedule, FAQs, site map and more. This year’s air show is scheduled for Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2.
And app for that, too
TRICARE has announced the launch of it’s Express Rx mobile app and mobile-optimized website that allow beneficiaries to manage their prescriptions and access important health information safely and securely from anywhere using their smart phone. Participants can now register for TRICARE pharmacy home delivery, switch current prescriptions to home delivery, order refills and check order status. Another feature allows users to view all their prescriptions. On GPS-enabled smart phones, the app can direct beneficiaries to the closest retail pharmacy in their network. The app can be downloaded for free at www.express-scripts.com/mobile through the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace.
Plan could mean a smaller COLA
Due to the economic climate of the past two years military retirees and VA compensation recipients have not seen a cost-of-living-adjustment to their pay. The 2011 inflation rate could result in a significant COLA in 2012. However, in an effort to reduce government expenses, the Senate is now considering changing the rules for how COLA is determined. The proposed changes will likely reduce the COLA in 2012 and beyond.
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Getting aid to homeless women vets Hoping to enhance the aid provided to women veterans, the Department of Labor has released a guide for groups that service former female servicemembers who find themselves homeless. The guide is titled, “The TraumaInformed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers.” A key challenge in aiding women veterans is that many women don’t think of themselves as veterans. The female veteran population is estimated to grow from 1.8 million in 2010 to 2.1 million by 2036, according to the VA. The guide notes that women vets are up to four times as likely as
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Hiring event for military and spouses A free hiring event to benefit military personnel and spouses is coming to San Diego on Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at Liberty Station’s NTC Promenade @ The Corky McMillin Companies Event Center, 2875 Dewey, San Diego.
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This free family event on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is sponsored by the Port of San Diego. The community is invited to climb aboard U.S. Navy ships and explore other military displays and chat with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. Also featured are in-water demonstrations, military bands, food and entertainment.
Old-time train ride
All aboard for an oldtime train ride under a full moon on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo. The train departs at 7 p.m. for a 1-1/2 hour ride. Adults, $15; seniors/military, $12; kids (6-12), $5; museum members and under 6 free. The train depot features a gift shop, modern restrooms, and free parking. For more information, visit psrm.org or call 619-465-7776.
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contact information with CalVet. Vets will then be sent a brief outline of services and benefits and a reply card to indicate interest in participation. Vets will begin receiving information about education benefits, employment assistance, disability and compensation payments, health care benefits and more. For more information, visit www.calvet.ca.gov.
nadian armed forces. The program features exclusive rates on select seven-day cruises in the Western Mediterranean, Eastern Caribbean and Hawaii, along with a 13-day Barcelona to Miami cruise. Active or retired members of the military can choose from numerous sailings through 2012. For more information, visit ncl.com or call 888-625-2784.
This event returns to O’Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9. The event features hundreds of culinary, luxury, home and lifestyle products and services catering to your refined and sophisticated tastes. This is not your everyday expo! Chef’s Marketplace opens at 9 a.m. both days. General public attendance is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Liberty.Red is taking the day to cool off at San Diego’s wildest water adventure park. Don’t forget your sunscreen, bathing suit and a little cash. Trip is open to active duty and a guest, 18+ years. For information, call 619-545-2878.
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Comedian knows what it takes to be a Marine Who says there aren’t any real men in Hollywood? Rob Riggle may best known for playing a funny guy in films like “The Hangover,” “The Other Guys” and “Step Brothers,” but in real life, the actor plays an even more important role: Marine Corps Reservist. Lt. Col Riggle, as he is more formally known, joined the Marine Corps in college at the University of Kansas and is proud of his service. “One—I earned the title Marine, no one gave it to me. I’ll be proud of that as long as I’m alive,” Riggle said in an interview in Marines Magazine. “Two—Marines are loyal to each other. I like loyalty. Three—Marine Corps history and tradition is something to be proud of, and I’ve been part of that history for the last 19 years. And four— honor, courage and commitment. Those words really do mean something.”
Riggle, who has been stationed in areas as far-flung as Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan, says that his service in the Marine Corps has readied him for rigors of Hollywood. “It made me mentally tough, which is what you have to be in show business,” says Riggle. “Show
“A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago — there’s no such thing as a former Marine. You’re a Marine, just in a different uniform and you’re in a different phase of your life. But you’ll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There’s no such thing as a former Marine.” — Gen. James Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps To advertise in The Military Press Newspaper, call 858-537-2280 today!
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business is brutal. For seven years I worked every day and night to catch a break. I heard ‘no’ at least 5,000 times—literally.” Riggle prefers the plain talk of the military to the duplicity of Hollywood honchos. “People in show business rarely say what they’re really thinking. Marines usually shoot straight with you.”
Steel Magnolias of the Corps
By Crystal Arriaga Yes ladies, the gloves are off and I am hitting this subject head on. Over time I have met wives who claim to adore their mothersin-law. I tend to turn my head sideways and say, “Really? You love your mother-in-law? No seriously…” There are those of us who feel like we’re in a bad revolving rerun of the movies “Monsterin-law” and “Groundhog Day.” Miscommunications can and do happen due to different personalities conflicting when trying to adjust the position of the main woman in her man’s life. It’s not a drinking contest, it’s more of a relay race. The new wife
graciously comes in and says to his mother, “Thanks a lot. It’s my turn and I’ll finish the race. You did great but take a seat.” Remember in the vows when the couple is told to leave the families behind and cling to each other for love, support and all else? Well a monster-in-law can conveniently block out that portion of the ceremony. Is it just that she doesn’t believe that the words are meant for her or what? How is a couple supposed to start a life together if the apron strings are not cut? For the good hearted wives with difficult mothers-in-laws — stand and be heard! Mothers-in-law need to know you love her son and will do anything to make him happy and so should she regarding her place in your marriage. It is not okay for her to be a third wheel, pry, manipulate and call numerous times throughout the day just to check on her baby. If we don’t iron every piece of clothing or cook and clean like June Cleaver it will be okay. Any last minute unannounced flights to visit and attempts to wash our underwear are an absolute no-no — regardless of what she thinks. Thanks for the not-so-subtle hints but we will not be making your famous casseroles, Swedish meatballs or brownies. I don’t want to make them anyway! For a time in-laws molded and shaped their boys into the amazing men we married. They may not know they’re being disrespectful even though we feel otherwise. They’ll want to visit and should want to be with the both of you. Family is important so try spa days, shopping trips and salons in attempt to bond. Make the best out of any pessimism; you have then shown maturity, grace and poise under pressure. Who’s up for some wine with me? Questions or comments? Email us at Military Press at firstname.lastname@example.org! You can also follow my blog @ http://therealhousewivesofthemarinecorps.blogspot.com/
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Chappy’s On Eagle’s Wings
Does what we say really matter? W
ell, this is my last week in the military as a Chaplain for the Navy and Marine Corps, twenty-eight years active and reserve. It has been one of the most rewarding works I have ever done. It has provided many exciting opportunities… I have traveled to amazing places around the world, have met 1000’s of wonderful people, and have been very blessed. I thank all who I have had the opportunity to cross paths with along this amazing journey. It is now a bittersweet leaving active duty. I will continue serving those who serve in some capacity and will continue to write and share messages of “Hope & Healing.” I thank all who write the papers and me about my articles. My hope of uplifting others is why I do it. Soooo… It was once said by Noah Webster, “Language is the immediate gift of God.” It is said that language is the one gift that gives us ability to shape and create ideas, to share thoughts and feelings in our relationships, builds the communities we live in by sharing our cultures, and overall, it helps to make our lives livable. However, you and I know that sometimes we are all too careless with what we say to others. It has been stated by F. L. Lucas in his, “What is Style?” writing, “we take infinite pains about having style in our clothes, but many of us remain curiously indifferent about having it in our words.” I actually had a talk about this with my dad on a visit a while back while we were hitting some golf balls. I mentioned that he works really hard at his game, but hasn’t really been working all that hard on his tongue. I simply told him it doesn’t represent his true intelligence and could he, for me, remember that I think more highly of him than that. He knew he was being intellectually lazy and said he would be more mindful of it…and has been since. A few years ago I heard about a great talk to women about the power of “girl talk.” The speaker said that, in girl talk, women can be so hard on one another, often trying to one-up each other by saying hurtful or competitive things. One example was when a young wife mentioned to some friends that her husband was deploying again, and another woman replied that her husband would never do that to her… the inference being, that the deploying husband must not love his wife as much. This woman did not leave that gathering feeling uplifted or strengthened, but depressed. Perhaps you have been on the receiving end of such “girl talk” or maybe were the one mistakenly diminishing someone’s self esteem with thoughtless comments. Let me share a story I had given to me that emphasizes the point. It is called: “The Frogs.”
This story holds two lessons: 1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift one up and help one make it through the day. 2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill that person, literally as in the first frog, or figuratively as in the way we treat others in the way we talk to them, like in the “girl talk” example. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. It is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another. Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up. George Elliot said it this way, “Blessed is the man (or the woman) who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow shared this warning when he said, “A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child, (and others).” May we try harder this week to be careful with our words, is my prayer. As always, it is my hope that this message will help you this week to, “mount up as on eagle’s wings”, and renew a little of your strength to keep moving forward and find joy… (Isaiah 40:31) Until next time, may God bless you and God bless this great country and those who serve their fellowman. SEMPER FI Ron Ringo, Retired Chaplain Navy/Marine Corps holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling, and is a Certified Trauma Specialist. www.yourchappy.com
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“A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs they would never get out. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and simply gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and suffering and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs asked him, “Why did you continue jumping? Didn’t you hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.”
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Gone But Not Forgotten
“Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There’s nothing like having a midget for a butler.” – W. C. Fields William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer.  Fields was known for his comic persona as a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs, children and women. The characterization he portrayed in films and on radio was so strong it became generally identified with Fields himself. It was maintained by the movie-studio publicity departments at Fields’s studios (Paramount and Universal) and further established by Robert Lewis Taylor’s 1949 biography W.C. Fields, His Follies and Fortunes. Beginning in 1973, with the publication of Fields’s letters, photos, and personal notes in grandson Ronald Fields’s book W.C. Fields by Himself, it has been shown that Fields was married (and subsequently estranged from his wife), and he financially supported their son and loved his grandchildren. However, Madge Evans, a friend and actress, told a visitor in 1972 that Fields so deeply resented intrusions on his privacy by curious tourists walking up the driveway to his Los Angeles home that he would hide in the shrubs by his house and fire BB pellets at the trespassers’ legs. Several years later Groucho Marx told a similar story on his live performance album, An Evening with Marx.
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Beyonce, Gaga, Adele — Who will stand the test of time? By Liz Smith “It is hard to think of Beyonce as an advocate for anything but an ideal of spritzy confidence. She is ... celebrating the pleasure of doing things well and not making a particularly big deal of it. This is a fairly unisex sentiment, if you are listening closely. For those who need a firmer guiding hand, Gaga can push you along.” That is Sasha Frere-Jones writing in the new issue of The New Yorker, an article comparing pop music’s two current queens, Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Most of what I’ve read about Gaga usually compares her to Madonna, and although the Big M is referenced here (how could she not be?) writer Frere-Jones con-
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‘In Like Flynn’
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Errol Flynn (1909-1959) Profile by Stu Kobak
Flynn’s prowess with women was so infamous that the expression “In like Flynn” became a common phrase used to describe the ease with which a man might conquer a woman. In fact, after a life rocked by success and scandal, Errol Flynn died under dubious circumstances, supposedly while having sex with a woman. Of all the actors flicking swords to entertain movie audiences, Flynn was one of the best at making his point. A natural athlete and a rugged outdoorsman, Flynn had his own share of adventures before making Hollywood his playground. Flynn sailed the seas for seven months in and around Australia and even managed a tobacco plantation in New Guinea. His experiences in life helped to form the onscreen chemistry that made audiences love him. There was an native intelligence behind all the screen bonhomie and perhaps even a self-deprecating humor. Check out Flynn’s late-career performance as the dissipated Mike Campbell in The Sun Also Rises (1957). In many ways, it’s a comment on the actor’s life. Flynn’s career undoubtedly suffered from his excessive drinking and high life style. Barely a dozen years after capturing movie audiences with his dashing portrayal in Captain Blood (1935), the actor struggled to fit the image of the handsome, dashing adventurer, struggling with weight and bloating from drink. His later adventure films pale in comparison to the early efforts, yet, the magic still survives. Even as late as 1953 in The Master of Ballantrae, Flynn’s rascally charm and athleticism provided enough sparks to light up the Robert Louis Stevenson story. Maybe it wasn’t the same Flynn that drew a quick six gun in Dodge City, but there was still a glimmer of dash and romance in his step. Too Much Too Soon (1958) was Flynn’s last Hollywood film. Ironically, he played John Barrymore in this biopic, his old drinking buddy, who, like Flynn, lived a rapacious life satisfying his hunger for women and wine. Lamentably, there was one more film left in Flynn called Cuban Rebel Girls released in 1959, a sad closing to a thrilling career.
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Fields’s screen character was often fond of alcohol, and this trait has become part of the Fields legend. In his younger days as a juggler, Fields himself never drank, because he didn’t want to impair his functions while performing. The loneliness of his constant touring and traveling, however, compelled Fields to keep liquor on hand for fellow performers, so he could invite them to his dressing room for companionship and cocktails. Only then did Fields cultivate a fondness for alcohol. Fields expressed his feelings to Gloria Jean (playing his niece) in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break: “I was in love with a beautiful blonde once, dear. She drove me to drink. That’s the one thing I am indebted to her for.” Equally memorable was a line in the 1940 film “My Little Chickadee”: “Once, in the wilds of Afghanistan, I lost my corkscrew...and we were forced to live on nothing but food and water for days!” The oft-repeated anecdote that Fields once claimed he never drank water “because fish fornicate in it” is unsubstantiated. On movie sets, Fields kept handy a vacuum flask of mixed martinis, which he referred to as his “pineapple juice”. One day a prankster switched the contents of the flask, filling it with actual pineapple juice. Upon discovering the prank, Fields was heard to yell, “Who put pineapple juice in my pineapple juice?!” (A variation of the story substitutes “lemonade”. However, a young Phil Silvers, who appeared with Fields in Tales of Manhattan, witnessed a similar incident on the set; in his 1973 autobiography This Laugh Is on Me, Silvers confirms that “pineapple juice”, not “lemonade”, was the euphemism Fields employed.) In 1936 Fields became gravely ill, his health worsened by his heavy drinking. Fields’s film series came to a halt while he recovered; he made one last film for Paramount, The Big Broadcast of 1938. The comedian’s troublesome behavior kept other producers away, and Fields was professionally idle until he made his debut on radio. By then Fields was very sick and suffering from delirium tremens.
Sports News Citizen Kane (1941), Directed by Orson Welles
A masterpiece — a movie milestone. Considered by most film critics as the greatest, or one of the top ten films ever made. It rewrote the rules of Hollywood cinema, setting Hollywood on its ear when first released. The film was co-written, directed, and starred in by 25-year old radio star Orson Welles in his first film effort and on a bare-bones budget. It is famous for its innovative cinematic techniques, quick cuts, use of shadows to intensify the drama, limited close-ups when they were in style, deep-focus photography, and dissolves. Told in flashbacks with a multi-viewpoint script, the story is the portrait of the public and private life of a newspaper publisher, loosely based on (and paralleling) the life of William Randolph Hearst. The last dying word of newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), the mysterious “Rosebud,” sends reporter Jerry Thompson (William Alland) on a search for the meaning of the word and an understanding of the publishing giant’s life. Kane builds a publishing empire but ends up undone by his own excesses and obsessions.
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
A faithful adaptation of Stephen Vincent Benet’s story. Set in 19th century New Hampshire, a kind-hearted New England farmer Jabez Stone (James Craig) is induced by the devil, Mr. Scratch (Walter Huston) to sell his soul. In return, he will receive gold and “all that money can buy.” After seven years of luck and with time running out, as he becomes increasingly coldblooded and heartless, Stone wants to end the deal, so he hires the famous eloquent orator and lawyer Daniel Webster (Edward Arnold) to plead his case and win back his soul. In the dramatic Hell’s courtroom scene, Webster argues the case in front of a jury of damned souls from hell.
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Dyan Cannon gets the luv on — and remembers Cary Grant By Liz Smith
“When ca-ca hits the fan, I’ve learned how to pick myself up and make lemonade out of that ca-ca!” That’s Dyan Cannon, with whom I had a fast, uplifting chat last week. Dyan was one of the great figures of movies back in the late ‘60s through a good deal of the ‘80s. With her delectably oversize features and energy to burn, Dyan gave her all to superior material and lifted mediocre fare considerably. She was nominated for best supporting actress Oscars twice — for 1969’s “Bob & Carol & Ted and Alice” and again in 1978 in Warren Beatty’s “Heaven Can Wait.” She was memorable in “Such Good Friends,” “Child Under a Leaf,” “The Last of Sheila,” Deathtrap” and “Author! Author!” Dyan was also nominated for an Oscar as a filmmaker, in 1976, for the live-action short “Number One,” which she wrote, directed, produced and also starred in. More recent generations recall her stint on TV’s “Ally McBeal.” But Dyan wasn’t calling to chat about her film career. She has just finished a book, “Dear Cary,” which will tell of her short, fabulous but fraught marriage to Hollywood’s great matinee idol, Cary Grant. Dyan has waited a long time to tell her story. She and Grant married in 1965 and were divorced three years later. But the fallout, especially surrounding their daughter, Jennifer, dragged on for years. Why did she wait so long? “I wasn’t ready. I really wasn’t. It took me a long time to heal. This book has taken five years to write. And even though I thought I had healed, I found there were still areas to be explored. “You know, when Jackie Onassis was the editor at Doubleday, we met many times. She was always gently — that was her way — very gently, trying to persuade me to write my tale. I just couldn’t. It was so raw, still. “A week after Cary died, Swifty Lazar called me and said, “Come on, it’s time!” God bless, Swifty, but I certainly wasn’t going to do it then.” The book isn’t yet available for an advance peek, and Dyan herself didn’t seem to want to tell much of what was in the book — no dishing her ex. Rather, she seemed very committed and sure that she has written something that will help “Everybody, women and men, in a relationship where you think only of the other partner, only how to please them, make them happy. You leave yourself naked and empty. It is a very long road back. That’s my story. “And it’s a very simple story — give all, lose all. It was a great romance that went south. It broke down. I healed myself and put the stars back in my eyes.”
Dyan is full of philosophical musings, and invigoratingly optimistic, she is romantic without ever speaking of romance. Of her famous love, she would only say, gently, “He was one in a billion. Really, one in a billion.” Aside from promoting her book, Dyan’s great project, her genuine “labor of love,” is something called “Get Your Luv On!” The actress has pulled this bimonthly gathering together on the CBS Studio lot. It’s a great big cozy happening where people — “all people, men, women, gay, straight, from 18 to 80” — Dyan emphasizes — are welcome to come and discuss love “in all its wonderful, challenging, terrible hopeful aspects.” Dyan says, “It’s not that I help people and their relationships. They all help each other, by simply being together in this atmosphere. I hate to use a cliche but — it’s a beautiful thing.” (Go to your computer to find out more about “Get Your Luv On!”) I would have liked to really dig into the nuts and bolts of Dyan’s book, but she seemed tentative about going too far right now. She wanted me to have an essence. And an essence from Dyan Cannon is better than the kit n’ caboodle from most other stars. Just before we hung up, I mentioned I’d been having trouble sleeping. Dyan was electric with concern and information. “I have the remedy — at least it works for so many I’ve shared it with. It’s simple. Get some Epsom salts. Just before bed, the hottest bath you can stand. Be generous with the salts. Verrrry generous. Then soak. Just soak. All the strain of the day will just melt away and you’ll sleep like a baby. Try, it, please, Liz! Oh, and a prayer helps too.” I don’t know if I am ready for “the hottest bath I can stand.” But I love that Dyan took the time to advise me. She’s a doll. And I can’t wait to read “Dear Cary.”
Cary Grant trivia
Kathy Fox has now watched all 72 movies and has made some compilations with regard to certain things Cary does on his movies. The results are listed below: Rides in plane - 13 movies Mentions chin - 3 movies Plays piano/harp - 12 movies Kisses hand of woman - 21 movies Elevator scenes - 11 movies Rides in top down vehicle - 26 movies Sings, whistles or hums - 33 movies Shower or tub scenes - 9 movies Smokes pipe/cigar - 15 movies Shows necklace - 18 movies Says darling - 24 movies Wears hat - 61 movies Shoots gun - 9 movies Rides horse/donkey - 7 movies Speaks French - 13 movies Tears envelope on side - 6 movies Has children - 10 movies Writes on paper - 24 movies Puts both hands in pockets - 47 movies Rides train - 13 movies Rides boat/ship/submarine - 20 movies Wears boutonnière - 13 movies Wears Tuxedo - 31 movies
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The Legacy of Amy Winehouse
— in the wake of the horror in Norway, and the mindblowing absurdity of Washington “politics.” To watch our elected officials pout and posture and point fingers like teenage girls in a high school hallway, while the country is about to default is mind-boggling. The worst — and no surprise — was presidential aspirant Tim Pawlenty who blasted President Obama for not having a “plan” and then dared him to come out of the White House and present one. “He’s a coward. He’s a chicken!” Pawlenty puffed. In Pawlenty’s case, the political mudslinging devolved from high school to fourth grade.
By Liz Smith
“All I ever cared about was music. If my career should die right now, I would go to Vegas and be a lounge singer. I’d do that every single night for the rest of my life and I would be completely happy...
She joins an unfortunate club of singers who led troubled lives, some who struggled with drugs, and died at age 27.
“I’m not a great singer. People are very throwaway with their words these days. If someone comes out and they’ve got hoop earrings and a big bum, it’s like ‘She’s a diva!’ You have to earn these things. Not from other people, from yourself. You have to earn your own respect.” This is from Amy Winehouse who actually was a great singer, dead at 27 after she had earned five Grammys. She had been briefly celebrated as a major musical star, on the cusp of a long and fruitful career. The legendary Tony Bennett admired her. She might have changed the face and sound of popular music had she lived long enough. As it is, she left one amazing album, “Back to Black” and a few recordings to be released as her “last album, sometime in the future. Of all the self-destructive music stars that have left the stage at the age of 27 — Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain — Amy’s catalogue is the briefest. And that might be the greatest tragedy, as it seems the tragedy of her death simply could not have been avoided. ALAS, Miss Winehouse’s death seemed much less significant — except to her grieving family and friends
The so-called 27 Club includes many young musicians and the tragic number they have in common. These include: Kurt Cobain Brian Jones Jimi Hendrix Janis Joplin Jim Morrison
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Barry Bonds, on the edge of Cooperstown By Brad Oremland
arry Bonds turned 47 over the weekend, actually on the same day that Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, and Pat Gillick were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Next year, Bonds himself will be eligible, for the first time, for election to the Hall. He won’t get in, of course. Not on the first try. Maybe he’ll be elected eventually. I hope so, though I don’t like Barry Bonds, and I do believe he cheated to get an unfair advantage. But I also believe he’s the best player in many decades, at least since Henry Aaron, maybe the best since Babe Ruth. A Hall of Fame that doesn’t recognize Bonds isn’t serving its mission. I feel the same way about Joe Jackson and Pete Rose, but that’s a separate issue. Bonds’ legacy, even apart from his place in the game’s steroid lore, is unique. He is the all-time record-holder in walks, intentional walks, and home runs. He holds single-season records in all the same
categories, as well as on-base percentage and slugging percentage. He won 8 Gold Gloves, 12 Silver Sluggers, and 7 National League MVP Awards. He led the NL at various times in batting average, onbase percentage, slugging percentage, runs, RBI, home runs, total bases, walks, and intentional walks. He scored and drove in 100 runs 12 times each, hit .300 11 times, hit 40 HR eight times, stole 20 bases 12 times, walked 100 times in 14 seasons, and had an OPS over 1.000 every year from 1992-2005. Even before his incredible cream-and-clear-fueled run in the 2000s — when Bonds was so dominant as to make a mockery of the game, drawing record numbers of intentional walks — Barry was by far the greatest player of the 1990s. He didn’t achieve the same peaks of stardom as Ken Griffey, Jr., or Mark McGwire, and jealousy reportedly played a role in his later decision to use performance-enhancing drugs. Yet Bonds was a far greater player than ei-
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Journey-level applicants with 10 yrs exp or more and Trades-level with minimum 3 yrs exp., on reviewing drawings, valves , turbine systems, main propulsion diesel engines, ship service turbine generators, ship service diesel generators, pumps (all types) and be familiar with flushing shipboard systems. Must be US Citizen.
Continental Maritime of San Diego is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to assume the position of Logistics Support. Thorough understanding of Navy specifications and drawings is a must. Familiarity with government supply systems. Experience working as a Supply Officer, Defense Logistics and/or ILS. Possess computer skills, specifically with Excel. Must be US citizen.
Defense contractor seeks Ship Superintendents. Accepting entry level and experienced applicants. Responsible for the successful execution of ship repair packages. Ensure activities are executed in accordance with established specifications, budgets and schedules. Applicant must have the ability to read and interpret work specifications and drawings. Communication and computer skills are required. Applicant must be a US citizen.
Min 10 – 15 yrs ship repair exp. and 10 yrs supervisory exp. Job duties include the coordination, administration and control of daily operations on board US NAVY ships and managing a sizeable team of employees in all areas of piping repairs including new installation. Responsibilities include maintaining production schedules, Test and Inspection Plans, developing and evaluating personnel, and interacting with executive levels of management. Applicant must have basic computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software. Must be US citizen.
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How much things cost in 1941 Average cost of new house $4,075 Average wages per year $1,750 Cost of a gallon of Gas 12 cents Average cost for house rent $32 per month Beautyrest mattress $39.50 Average price for a new car $850 World War II 1941 The war in Europe continues to escalate with countries joining on one side or the other , and large number of civilian casualties on both sides due to the use of bombing In the North Atlantic, the German battleship Bismarck sinks the HMS Hood on May 24 killing all but three crewman on what was the pride of the Royal Navy. Fairey Swordfish aircraft from the carrier HMS Ark Royal fatally cripple the German battleship Bismarck in torpedo attack. and the attack that follows by Navy Warships sinks the Bismark
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Germany attacks the Soviet Union on October 11th and then begins an all out offensive of Moscow. The HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by a German U-boat Germany gets within 50 miles of Kiev in Russia Nazis take and occupy Athens in Greece The United Service Organizations (USO) begins operations providing coffee, donuts, and entertainment to US military forces
Charles Foster Kane: “Don’t worry about me, Gettys! Don’t worry about me! I’m Charles Foster Kane! I’m no cheap, crooked politician, trying to save himself from the consequences of his crimes!”
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The Mt. Rushmore sculpture featuring US Presidents is completed by Gutzon Borglum Hitler and Mussolini announce they are at war with America who retaliates with its own declaration of war . Japanese Navy launches a surprise attack consisting of two full regiments on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor, thus drawing the United States into World War II. A bill creates the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day Willy’s Jeep Introduced for use by the U.S Army Rudolf Hess, parachuted into Scotland on a peace mission and is captured by British forces.
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Enigma code is broken U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the GI-bill to provide financial aid to veterans returning from World War II. Winston Churchill addresses a joint meeting of the United States Congress about War In Europe. Germany Begins the Siege Leningrad which lasts until 1944
United Stated officially declares war on Japan
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U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend Lease Act providing military aid to the Allies Churchill launches the “V for Victory” campaign across Europe
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Housing News Last few Tuscan hilltop-like homes still available The final phase of five homes has been released for sale at Sentinels Del Sur, according to builder Davidson Communities. Situated along prominent ridgelines in clusters of eight, homes at Sentinels are priced from the $700,000s. “This phase release represents a limited opportunity, the last of the best at Sentinels Del Sur,” said Bill Davidson, president of Davidson Communities. Sentinels is nearly 50 percent sold, with 10 of 21 homes purchased within a five-month period. View-oriented home sites at Sentinels by Davidson at Del Sur range from 6,972 to 16,823 square feet. The one-, two- and three-level floor plans have approximately 2,772
to 3,329 square feet, three to four bedrooms and up to 4.5 baths. Some locations offer the option of a home office, guest residence or retreat. Sentinels is a collection of Tuscan hilltop-like homes built in a cluster on the perimeter of an interior plaza. Overlooking the San Dieguito River Valley on elevated sites capturing cool coastal breezes, the floor plans emphasize custom options and indoor/outdoor living. Nearly every first-floor room opens to an expansive interior courtyard. And three of the four plans showcase first-floor master bedroom suites that provide much of the convenience of single-level living. For more information, visit the sales office at 15682 Beltaire Lane, San Diego, or call 858-756-4283.
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behavior like this can be detrimental to the future of the armed forces and most importantly this country. Another example of dishonorable intention is military personnel engaging in “contract marriages” where military personnel and their significant others can raise the amount of earnings they receive and also the amount of housing allowances provided if there are more than one per household. Marriage is a custom that should only be a partnership based on love and respect not a business arrangement. The divorce rate in the military today is at an all-time high which is costing the government and this country more money than we could ever imagine. Not to mention the heartaches of the children involved. There is nothing wrong with walking away from a career that could quite possibly not be meant for you. The beautiful thing about being an American is the opportunity and options we have in creating a life that is exactly what God has laid on our hearts to do. Not everyone is made for the military. Not everyone has the heart or drive for such a rigid lifestyle. The military life is demanding. Glory and pay should not be a reason why someone risks his or her life. Yes there are specialties personnel can pursue in their military career minimizing this risk but good reasons and good intentions such as patriotism, heritage or a “call” to duty guarantee success, prosperity and most importantly of all, a clear conscience. T:8.44”
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Five of 12 homes released for sale recently were reserved during the grand opening of Aria at Bella Lago in Chula Vista. According to San Diego builder Shea Homes, more than 200 visitors attended the debut of three model homes in the new luxury enclave. “Home shoppers are thrilled with how big these homes are — with up to seven bedrooms and almost 4,000 square feet,” said Vanessa Linn, vice president of Shea Homes. “With lot sizes averaging 15,000 square feet, Aria homes are perfect for large and extended families or anyone who enjoys entertaining.” Located on a high meadow overlooking Otay Lakes in Chula Vista, Aria at Bella Lago residences offer four to seven bedrooms, 2.5 to 4.5 baths and three- and four-car garages. Situated on home sites that average 15,000 square feet, Aria’s single-level and two-story plans range from 3,084 to 3,969 square feet. The homes are priced from the low $600,000s. Some sites are located on a cul-de-sac street along an open canyon. To learn more about Aria at Bella Lago communities, or to view other new Shea homes available, visit www. sheahomes.com.
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study areas, versatile room options, formal living and dining rooms, large family rooms, luxurious master suites, inviting porches and extra-large kitchens with island and nook are the highlights of this stunning collection. Parkside at Heritage Lake has culde-sac homes available that are nearest to the lake — the centerpiece of this waterfront community. Priced from the $210,000s, Parkside’s five in-
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viting floor plan designs offer three to four bedrooms and two to two and onehalf baths. Interior living space ranges from 1,711 to 2,624 square feet. Highlights include fully appointed kitchens, intimate master retreats, formal and casual living areas, comfortable bedrooms and spacious garages. A collection of four one- and two-story designs, Brighton homes showcase style and value with inviting outdoor living possibilities thanks to large, pool-sized yards with paseo views. Priced from the $270,000s, Brighton’s elegant, affordably priced homes range from 2,595 to 3,075 square feet, with four bedrooms and up to three and one-half baths with a three-car garage. Thoughtfully planned living spaces showcase designer kitchens with deluxe built-in appliances, sophisticated master suites and comfortable secondary bedrooms. For more information on Parkside, contact (951) 246-8069 or parkside2@ stanpac.com. For Brighton, contact (951) 246-7547 or brighton@stanpac. com. For Waterford, contact (951) 6790753 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sales centers and model homes are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit www.standardpacifichomes. com for additional details and directions.
Homebuyers can now take advantage of a special buy down interest rate on beautiful Heritage Lake homes, with an included upgraded flooring or backyard landscaping package on select move-in ready homes at Parkside, Brighton and Waterford. Standard Pacific Homes’ trio of new home neighborhoods is part of the delightful waterfront community of Heritage Lake, where residents enjoy catch-and-release fishing and paddle boating on 25 aquatic acres, the resort-caliber Heritage Lake Club, and convenient access to Interstates 15 and 215, as well as popular shopping and entertainment destinations. “Our upgraded flooring and backyard landscaping packages make these new homes an unbeatable value when combined with our great financing deals now available,” said Lorrie Yates, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Standard Pacific Homes. “Considering the available cul-de-sac locations, pool-sized lots and ample community amenities, there’s never been a better time to purchase a gorgeous Heritage Lake home.” Homebuyers can earn an additional $500 towards upgrades and options when they make an appointment to take a model home tour by contacting (951) 898-5510 or kgoosby@stanpac. com. Financing is available through Standard Pacific Mortgage to buyers
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Visit one of the Southern California KB Home communities below and learn more about our special homebuying opportunities for qualified military personnel.
OWN A NEW HOME FROM THE MID $100s! Edgewood at the Cove in San Jacinto
From the mid $100s Sycamore at Hidden Hills in Menifee
• 1,394–2,233 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–2.5 baths
From I-215, exit Hwy. 74 heading east. Turn left on Warren Rd., left on Cottonwood Ave. and follow signs to sales center. (951) 487-2887
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From the low $200s Monument Park II in Perris
From the low $200s
• 1,846–2,966 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–3 baths • solar energy system included standard
From I-215, exit Newport Rd. heading west. Turn left on Haun Rd., right on Holland Rd., left on Bradley Rd., right on Craig Ave., left on Evans Rd., then left on Yeoman Pl. to sales center. OR: From I-215, exit Scott Rd., heading west. Turn right on Murrieta Rd., right on Craig Ave., right on Evans Rd., then left on Yeoman Pl. to sales center. (951) 672-8553
From the mid $200s
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• 2,390–3,085 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2.5–3 baths
From I-215, exit Ethanac Rd. heading west, travel approx 2 mi. west, turn right onto Big Bear Dr., right on Yosemite Ave., then right on Yellowstone Ct. to sales center. (951) 657-1249
From I-215, exit Ethanac Rd. heading west, travel approx 2 mi. west, turn right onto Big Bear Dr., right on Yosemite Ave., then right on Yellowstone Ct. to sales center. (951) 443-0859
Manzanita at Paseo del Sol in Temecula
From the mid $200s Kenton Place in Murrieta
• 1,628–2,224 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–2.5 baths • solar energy system included standard
From I-15 Fwy., exit Temecula Pkwy. (CA-79) heading east. Turn left on Meadows Pkwy., right on Sunny Meadows Pkwy., left on Bingham Dr., then left onto Beamer Ct. to sales center. (951) 225-9860
From the high $200s
• 2,024–2,876 sq. ft. • 3–6 bedrooms, 2–3 baths
From I-15, exit California Oaks Rd./Kalmia St. heading west. Turn right on Washington Ave., right on Magnolia St., right on Adams Ave. and right on Davidson St. to sales center on left. (951) 696-5040
Fox Hollow at Crown Valley Village in Murrieta From the mid $200s Twinbrook at Crown Valley Village in Murrieta From the low $300s • 1,551–2,597 sq. ft. • 4–5 bedrooms, 2–3 baths
From I-15 or I-215, exit Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. heading east and travel approx 4.5 mi. Turn left onto Pourroy Rd., left onto High Vista Dr. and then left onto Valley Spring Way. (951) 677-4110
Monterey at Otay Ranch in Chula Vista
• 2,595–3,380 sq. ft. • 3–6 bedrooms, 2.5–4 baths • solar energy system included standard
From I-15 or I-215, exit Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. heading east and travel approx 4.5 mi. Turn left onto Pourroy Rd., left onto High Vista Dr. and then left onto Valley Spring Way. (951) 461-4676
From the mid $300s Oakmont at Shady Grove in Fallbrook
From the high $300s
• 1,917–2,175 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths • solar energy system included standard
• 1,687–3,500 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–3 baths • RV and boat storage onsite
From the 805 Fwy., exit Olympic Pkwy. heading east. Turn right on La Media Rd., then right on Birch Rd./State St. At the roundabout, continue straight on Santa Diana Rd., turn right on Santa Christina Ave., then left onto Pershing Rd. to sales center. (619) 421-4062
From Hwy. 76, head north on Mission Rd. approx. 4 mi. Turn right on Stage Coach Ln., go approx. 3 mi., turn right on Gum Tree Ln., right on Tom McGuinness Jr. Cir., right on James Gaynor St., then right on William Pittinger Pl. to sales center. OR: From I-15, exit E. Mission Rd. At first stop sign, turn right on Mission Rd. and continue toward Fallbrook. Turn left on Stage Coach Ln., left on Gum Tree Ln., right on Tom McGuinness Jr. Cir., right on James Gaynor St., then right on William Pittinger Pl. to sales center. (760) 728-1061
Broker Cooperation Welcome. ©2011 KB Home (KBH). Standard solar energy system is 1.4kWp. KBH makes no guarantee of energy production by the solar energy system installed with a home or of any energy costs savings by homeowner. Energy costs will vary by floor plan, occupancy, appliance usage, thermostat settings and orientation of solar energy system, among other factors. Payment of Broker Co-op requires Broker or agent to accompany and register buyer on first visit and comply with Broker Co-op Agreement. Plans, pricing, financing, terms, availability and specifications subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, lot location and home series. Additional charges apply for lot premiums, options/upgrades. Buyer responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. Sq. footage is approximate. ARTIST’S CONCEPTION: Illustration and photos show upgraded landscaping/options and may not represent communities’ lowest-priced homes. See sales representative for details. KB Home Sales–Southern California Inc. (CA Real Estate License 00242327). SOCAL-95007
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