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Armed Forces Day

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

Certain types of music are also played at Armed Forces Day events, including at memorials and at cemeteries, as a way to respect those in the armed forces who died for their country.

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What do people do?

Many events across the United States take place on Armed Forces Day to honor Americans in uniform who served their country in times of war and peace. Those who are honored on this day include people who serve the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May because of their unique training schedules. Events and activities may include: • Multi-service military displays in areas open for the public. • Various educational activities that teach children about the armed forces. • “Support the Troops” themed motorcycle rides. • Large parades and other local celebrations.

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Operation Appreciation, May 17, Oceanside ARMED FORCES DAY Cont’d. from Page 3

For example, buglers have played a bugle call, known simply as Taps, on Armed Forces Day in recent years. Taps is usually sounded by the United States military at events such as flag ceremonies, memorial services and funerals.


On August 31, 1949, Louis Johnson, who was the United States’ Secretary of Defense, announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The event stemmed from the armed forces’ unification under one department – the Department of Defense. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day too. The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 1950. The theme for that day was “Teamed for Defense,” which expressed the unification of all military forces under one government department. According to

On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17, 2014, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will bring the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases. Thousands of active duty military and their family members are treated to a day of free food, carnival rides and entertainment at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. and last until 4:00 p.m. The day consists of a host of activities: including a great children’s fun zone with carnival rides, inflatable jumps, rock climbing wall, kid’s crafts and face painting. The children’s area will also have characters like Baby Shamu and the Padres Pad Squad for kids to meet and take pictures.

the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life.


The May Ride 2014, May 17, San Marcos

Join on air personality, “Clint” for the 12th Annual May Ride To Support Our Troops. Saturday, May 17, at Biggs Harley-Davidson, 1040 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 Whether you ride a motorcycle of any type or you drive on four wheels, The May Ride is really more than the name says. It’s a ride, music festival and party all rolled into one. The link that holds it together is the love and appreciation that we have for our men and women in uniform both past and present. You’ll experience live music, over 60 vendors, games, contests, Hooters Girls, great food, shows and lot’s of prizes that you can win. All of the raffle and ride registration proceeds go to Home Front San Diego to benefit our troops and their families here in San Diego. Home Front San Diego is 100% volunteer so all of the money they receive goes directly to help our Heroes.

Armed Forces Day was a day for the military to show “state-of-the-art” equipment to Americans. It was also a day to honor and acknowledge Americans in the armed forces. Parades, open

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May is

National Military Appreciation Month

By Gene Harper, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Both chambers of the U.S. Congress have adopted a resolution calling for Americans to recognize and honor U.S. service members during May’s National Military Appreciation Month. Virginia Rep. Tom Davis, along with 16 cosponsors, introduced Concurrent Resolution No. 328 in the House in November. The Senate agreed to it without amendment and by unanimous consent April 26. The resolution states that the House, with the Senate concurring, “supports the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month.” It also “urges the president to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, localities, organizations and media to annually observe” the month “with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Finally, the resolution urges the White House Commission on Remembrance to “work to support the goals and objectives” of the month. The Senate first passed a resolution in 1999 designating National Military Appreciation Month. That declaration summoned U.S. citizens to observe the month “in a symbol of unity, … to honor the current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.” Traditionally, May has focused on

the military in many ways. For example, Public Service Recognition Week, celebrated the first full Monday through Sunday in May since 1985, recognizes the roles of public servants, including the military, at local, state, regional and federal levels. As a part of PSRW, communities across America showcase military equipment and service members from U.S. installations. The largest PSRW event takes place on Washington’s National Mall, where more than 100 federal agencies, including the military services, put their activities, people and equipment on public display. Armed Forces Day, created in 1949, is an annual event held on the third Saturday in May, with activities at U.S. military bases around the world. This year’s celebration occurs May 17. The month culminates with Memorial Day, a federal holiday on the last Monday in May. The day, dating from the Civil War era, traditionally has marked recognition of those who have died in service to the nation. Each year on Memorial Day, the White House Commission on Remembrance promotes one minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time to honor the military’s fallen comrades and to pay tribute to the sacrifices by the nation’s service members and veterans.




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Memorial Day Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

Early observances of Memorial Day

The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memo-


rial Day. Waterloo—which had first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

Decoration Day

On May 5, 1862, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Many Northern states held similar commemorative MEMORIAL DAY, cont’d. on Page 30



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1. Sleep

Getting your beauty sleep is more important than you probably thought! Of course, just because you start sleeping more doesn’t mean you’ll automatically start losing weight. But, you might be surprised to find out that lack of sleep, or poor quality sleep, could be disrupting your weight loss efforts.

From the obvious (when you’re tired you may mindlessly grub) to the not so obvious (excess cortisol and increased insulin), sleep is as important to monitor as your calories and your activity. There are two pesky little hormones that lead to unhealthy snacking when you’re not getting enough sleep: grehlin and leptin. When you’re sleep deprived, you produce more grehlin which is the ‘go’ hormone - the one that tells you you’re hungry. So, you eat more. Then, there’s leptin, the “stop” hormone, which is affected in exactly the opposite way from lack of sleep. There is less leptin being produced so the “I’m hungry” switch doesn’t come on quite so quickly. So, you don’t stop. Makes sense of why you might be eating more when you’re tired. Lack of sleep has also been linked to an increase in blood sugars, causing a spike in insulin. Too much insulin pro-

motes the storage of body fat. Of course, it’s good to note that sleeping more doesn’t automatically fix anything. In other words, if you start sleeping 10 hours a day, you’re not going to end up dropping 10lbs in a month! But, you may notice some changes if you’re able to get the average daily recommended sleep (7.5 hrs for adults). I understand more than anyone that everyone is swamped in life and beauty sleep is a luxury but we all have the same 24 hours, its all about time planning.

time, our bodies become more efficient at that movement, resulting in burning fewer calories. Try varying the volume and intensity of your exercises, incorporate cross training, and try something new.

3. Stress Take a deep breath! No really, relax, even if it is for two minutes. When you experience a stressful situation, your body produces the hormone, cortisol, which is a good thing if the threat is life or death because it provides a rush of energy and strength! We all deal with varying levels of stress from day to day, but the way we deal with it (or don’t deal with it) can lead to excess cortisol in your system that is not necessary. With prolonged stress, your body never “winds down,” causing a chronic increase in

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Family Calendars By Lori Serratto, and homecomings and how your family Family Resiliency Trainer will deal with those schedule changes. FOCUS San Diego Families who have The arrival a deployed parof summer is an ent can save the exciting time for calendar, and durkids and families. ing reunification, Summer time alfamily members Strengthening lows for more can sit together the Home Base freedom and reto highlight how laxed schedules they spent their than during the time while the school year. It is also a perfect time to parent was away from the home. This go away on a long vacation or visit local type of family discussion can be helpattractions. While a shift to the sum- ful in re-establishing the connection mer schedule can mean more opportu- with the recently returned parent. nities for fun, it may also bring more Care should be taken to have this talk confusion since most plans vary by day at a slow pace to allow the recently reand by family member. Setting up a turned parent to adjust to home life. summer schedule that works well for you and your children can be challenge HEALTH but a little planning goes a long way. A Family Calendar will help ensure that your family’s transition into this year’s summer schedule is a smooth one!


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A Family Calendar should be big enough to include the entire family’s schedule. The best option is a big desk calendar from an office store. Use stickers and markers to highlight special events like birthdays, holidays, homecomings, and other important family dates. Making a family calendar is just one fun activity that can help children feel at ease during a transition time. For more ideas on ways to support children during transitions (such as deployment) check out our website at www. focusproject.org. Notes: Deployments and homecomings are important dates to put on the Family Calendar, but keep in mind that those plans and dates can change, often at the last minute. Be sure to have a family discussion with your children about these possible changes. You can talk about the various schedule options that might exist around deployments

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By Matt Cox defensetech.org Lawmakers have moved to tighten congressional control over U.S. Special Operations Command’s new “Iron Man” battle suit, expressing concerns that program officials are already mishandling the complex effort. SOCOM recently launched a new website to promote its vision of elite commandos outfitted in futuristic, battle suits like those depicted in Hollywood blockbusters such Iron Man. The Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit effort, known as TALOS, would provide operators with full-body ballistic protection and increased physical performance. It would also feature embedded antennas and computers designed to give operators increased situation awareness. It’s even supposed to keep the wearer cool in hot weather and warm in cold climates. Despite “aggressive marketing efforts by USSOCOM,” members of the House Armed Services Committee want to know more about the program

before funding is approved. “The committee understands that present efforts are being used to survey current technologies and to better inform future requirements documents, and that USSOCOM intends to deliver a fully functional prototype assault suit by August 2018,” according to language in the Fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Bill released by the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities. “The committee is concerned that these requirements are not being properly coordinated with related or complementary efforts at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Command.” The bill’s language includes guidelines to go with SOCOM’S $17.5 million budget request to support TALOS. To read more about this ‘Iron Man’ suit and ongoing issues, visit, http://defensetech.org/2014/04/29/



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It’s time for Kids Across America Father’s Day Festival & Walk

Mother’s Day has come and gone. We are now approaching Father’s Day. We know how important mothers are to the family, but women, especially military wives, see how essential the link is for dads with their children. No one knows more than you what a tremendous sacrifice it is for dads to willingly leave their families to preserve our way of life and serve this great country. We experience every day the events that surround our lives that our dads and partners miss while on deployment in other parts of the world. A short email or conversation online does little to fulfill the need for more time, more conversations, more special events to share with those we love who are so far away. Those impromptu moments most people take for granted are never enough with loved ones far away, even though we try to recreate the moment during the brief window of time they have to spend with their families online. Even when dads are home, there is always the thought of the next assignment or the next deployment that foreshadows more time apart. We salute the strength of our military families. We salute the men on Father’s Day weekend! We want this to be a time of commemoration to our heroes, present and past. It’s our chance

to remind them we love you for all you do! Many of our fathers have served this country. Whether they are with us or not, they are still alive in the hearts and minds of those who are here today. Let’s join together to remember and celebrate Father’s Day together. The Kids of America is hosting a Father’s Day Festival and Prostate Cancer Screening and Awareness Walk on June 14th, 2014, with Sears and the San Diego Classic Lions Club at the University Towne Center Mall at 4575 La Jolla Village Drive. The Walk route will take participants from Sears to the new National Cemetery at Miramar for a short ceremony where we will lay flowers on the markers of the men who served our country. We want their families to know we appreciate them and they have not been forgotten. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. It is critical that the screening is provided to our military. Help keep our fathers healthy. The key, as in every cancer case, is early detection and treatment. Prevention starts with awareness. The Kids of America is a non-profit organization that teaches environmental responsibility, preservation of our


resources and living creatures that inhabit our planet, and financial self-sufficiency to our next generation of leaders. We host community educational events along with electronic recycling collections throughout California. We have taken on this cause to assure that the men in our lives are able to have the best treatment and care regardless of their financial situation. So, grab a pledge form! Get your neighbors and friends involved! Band together and come as a group! Make a sign or carry a flag so we know who you are! Enjoy the walk! Bring your electronic recyclables. And yes, stay for the free festival and pet expo afterwards!

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THE EDGE: teaching and keeping it

Story and photos by Douglas Aguillard While nothing can match actual aerial combat, or even just normal flight time for a Marine fighter pilot, modern technology can lend a helping hand in keeping these Marines trained and ready for any combat mission that is handed to them. This reporter was given the rare opportunity to see this training at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, located just north of downtown San Diego. I was escorted by 1st Lt. S. Murdock (USMC) of the Public Affairs Office to the building housing the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s Aviation Training System, or simply called the “Simulators.” There are flight simulators here both for the Boeing/MD F/A-18 “Hornet” and the Lockheed C-130 “Hercules.” They are computer controlled and feature animated moving video on large video screens surrounding the pilot. In this “video game,” you’re sitting in a real cockpit of the subject plane; nothing like what you’d find on your home computer. Another big difference from your home computer is that the computer programs for the simulators are stored on over 20 industrial computer servers that seemed to take up over half the room where the F/A-18 simulator sat. After entering and signing into this secured building, we were met by Ma-

jor Tavernier (USMC) of Valparaiso, Indiana. He is a large man with a big smile, and as I shook his hand, it felt like a vise grip. I liked him immediately. Tavernier has been in the Marine Corps for just over 11 years. His official position at this moment is the Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron (MATSS) F/A-18 Training and Standardization Officer. Before being assigned to his current command, he had flown with various F/A-18 squadrons such as VMFA(AW)-121 “The Green Knights” and while they were still flying, the F/A-18s VMFA(AW)-242 “The Bats.” He did see combat with the Green Knights while deployed to Al Asad, Iraq, from February to early September, 2007. Major Tavernier’s personal awards

Above, Major Tavernier, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron (MATSS) F/A-18 Training and Standardization Officer. Top left, simulator. include: seven Air Medals; two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals; the National Defense Service Medal; the Iraq Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and five Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. Q: Why the simulators?

Tavernier: “We have a unique situation here, as in here at Miramar, we the VMFAT- 101 “The Sharpshooters,”

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News briefs... Joint Chiefs divide over commissary cuts All seven members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified recently on the need to slow growth in military compensation. But their united front for easing current budget burdens cracked over the notion of slashing savings for commissary shoppers. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos called the proposal to cut com-

missary appropriations by $1 billion, “a sore point for me.” But Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, defended lowering the appropriation for the Defense Commissary Agency in increments, starting with $200 million next year, and suggesting the initial impact at least would be modest.

New boss picked for Phoenix VA An interim director will take over the embattled Phoenix VA Health Care System on Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced. Steve Young will oversee delivery of health care to an estimated 85,000 veterans and an operating budget of about $500 million.The move comes as the Phoenix VA tries to restore its reputation while it is under investigation for possible patient deaths. In recent weeks, critics of the VA system have alleged that administrators in Phoenix kept an off-the-books list to conceal long wait times as 40 veterans died waiting to get an appointment.

Guard never analyzed NASCAR spending effectiveness The U.S. Navy Center for Service Support has announced it will be encouraging all of its instructors to qualify as Master Training Specialist (MTS). Earning MTS in an appropriate billet is similar to earning an applicable warfare designation in an operational billet. MTS certification includes nomination, completion of job qualification requirements, testing and board evaluation. CSS and its learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to support the Fleet’s warfighting mission. For more information on the Center for Service Support, visit its webpage at www.navy.mil/local/ css/.

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Navy Master Trainer opportunity The U.S. Navy Center for Service Support has announced it will be encouraging all of its instructors to qualify as Master Training Specialist (MTS). Earning MTS in an appropriate billet is similar to earning an applicable warfare designation in an operational billet. MTS certification includes nomination, completion of job qualification

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Tricare for Life cuts discounts for 400k Starting this spring, more than 400,000 military retirees and senior dependents in the Tricare for Life program will owe the full amount for certain prescription refills if they use a retail pharmacy rather than a military pharmacy or a mail service. The change, part of a pilot program created by Congress, is meant to help control the cost of military health care and in its first year, is expected to cut $120 million from the $3.3 billion that the U.S. Department of Defense pays annually for Tricare For Life pharmacy needs. The government insurance serves about 2 million military retirees and their dependents over 65, supplementing Medicare. Tricare for Life accounts for nearly half of the $7.1 billion that

the Defense Department spends each year on its pharmacy program. The pilot includes more than 400 medications -- mostly brand-name -- for chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma. Prescriptions for pain relievers, antibiotics and other medicines for acute conditions aren’t affected. With the program, members can fill eligible prescriptions three times at a retail outlet, usually a 30-day supply for a $17 copayment. Then, if they don’t switch, they’re responsible for the drug’s entire cost for subsequent refills, charges that quickly could climb into hundreds of dollars. If they do switch, they’ll owe $13 for each 90-day supply through the Express Scripts mail service or nothing when they use a base pharmacy.

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Celebrate at grand opening of Liberty This weekend, home shoppers will get their very first look at Liberty, a brand new community of large, singlefamily homes at Morningstar Ranch near Temecula. Created by award-winning builder Brookfield Residential, Liberty will offer homes ranging from 3,120 to 4,157 square feet, with options for customization. The public is invited to tour the new homes and enjoy other grand opening festivities at 35392 Autumn Glen Circle in Winchester. “We’re bringing a sophisticated new collection of homes to Morningstar Ranch; homes with incredibly open floor plans, and oversized yards with views on select home sites,” said Rocky Tracy, VP of Sales for Brookfield Residential Southern California. “This weekend, families will experience homes that live differently.” During the grand opening, guests HOUSING

can enjoy model home tours; a Blake Shelton concert-ticket giveaway; tasty barbecue and more. Designed to accommodate buyers who have a large family or love to entertain, the one- and two-story homes offer great rooms and entry foyers, bonus or media rooms, and up to 5.5 bathrooms and six bedrooms. Many yards at Liberty are large enough for a pool and children’s play equipment. Garage configurations Saturday, May 17 range from two-car 10 a.m. garages with extra storage to tandem 35392 Autumn Glen four-car garages. Winchester Prices start in the $400,000s. Other features include downstairs bedroom suites, large secondary bedLiberty will offer one- and two-story homes, including Residence 2, with features like rooms and options for a prep kitchen, a great room and three-car garage. den or outdoor living space. Liberty is situated in close proximity to dining and shopping in Murrieta and Temecula and an array of nearby recreational opportunities. The neighborhood is also located within the Temecula Valley School District. Liberty is located just off of Highway 79/Winchester Road. For more information or to join the Liberty interest list, please visit www.BrookfieldSoCal.com or call 888-628-3516.

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By Bethany Lyttle Forbes.com Picking out a new house can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. How do you choose the best location? What if the house has problems you can’t afford to fix? What’s the tiebreaker if you love two places equally? The first and only way to begin the decision-making process is to grab your calculator. A dream home becomes a nightmare the moment you can’t afford it. “As you calculate, look beyond the listing price,” says Steve Jones, associate broker of Crawford OlsonReal Estate in McCall, Idaho. Here’s why: A house with a vaulted ceiling costs more to heat than one with a low ceiling. And a house with a pool means paying to maintain it. All these extra factors can add up. Another less-tangible way to decide if a home is right for you is to trust your intuition, says Pat Trainor, a realtor with Coldwell Banker High Country Realty in Blue Ridge, Georgia. “I believe that most buyers form an impression in the first few seconds after they walk into a house,” he says. Even as a seasoned agent, he says he formulates an impression almost immediately. “Is this a happy house? Or does it depress me? Notice how you respond—and trust your reactions,” Trainor adds. Would you be broken hearted if you lost this house to another buyer? If the answer is yes, make an offer. Seldom will you go wrong if you follow your heart.”

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Jason Verrett (front). Coming off a highly successful 2013 draft which saw him land three solid starters, all eyes were on Tom Telesco to see if he could possibly duplicate what he did as a first-year general manager. Although one cannot truly grade a draft until the players put on the pads and produce on the field, most of the talking heads in the sports talk field gave a positive ‘thumbs-up’ for Telesco’s choices. Here’s a look at your San Diego Chargers 2014 draft class.

Round 1: Jason Verrett; CB; TCU

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Regarded as one of the top five cornerbacks in the draft, the only real concern regarding Verrett is his size – 5-9, 178-Pounds – which many felt kept him from being the first cornerback taken overall. What the Chargers get in Verrett is a tough, instinctive player who

has no reservations about being tasked to shutdown opposing receivers no matter their height or speed. Growing up a Raiders fan in the Bay area, Verrett said when he got to high school he focused on individual players rather than rooting for a particular team. He says his father gave him some valuable advice as a kid and developing the chip on his shoulder because of his size has played a major key to his success. “Always to keep my chin up in any situation and always strive to stay motivated and try to be the number one guy,” Verrett said while quoting his father’s advice. “The chip came from me not being the biggest guy out there,” he continued. “The fact that I can show that I can play against those bigger guys has definitely earned their respect, and at this level I’m definitely going to earn the respect that I need and try to help the Chargers win a championship.”


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Sports Illustrated Draft Analyst Chris Burke on Verrett: “Without having to sacrifice any additional picks and trade up, the Chargers scored a cornerback that’s clearly among the top five at his position in this class. Heck, Verrett may turn out to be the best of the bunch, given that he has the versatility to play zone or man and has a knack for finding the football in the air. Justin Gilbert, Kyle Fuller and Darqueze Dennard were the cornerbacks taken above him. Don’t be surprised if Verrett becomes the pace-setter among the rookies at his position before long.”

Round 2: Jeremiah Attaochu; OLB; Georgia Tech

Listed as a ‘Sleeper’ pick amongst the outside linebackers in USA Today’s Draft Guide, Telesco wasted little time trading a fourth-round choice in this year’s draft to the Dolphins, to move up from No. 57 to No. 50 in order to select the 6-3, 252-pound Attaochu. “We didn’t trade up just for an outside linebacker,” Telesco said. “We traded up for Jerry. ... He’s a player we had targeted for a long time and actually targeted much higher. We just felt we had to go get him. He brings a lot of energy to our defense. “He played 3-4 outside linebacker for three years at Georgia Tech. He played some defensive end this year. ... He gets to the quarterback. He plays the style of football we love. He’s relentless. He’s got a big motor. We’re thrilled to get him.” “He (was) the last of the true 3-4 outside linebackers in this draft,” NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock said after he was drafted. “Attaochu can play inside or outside or with his hand in the dirt. I love his motor, and he makes plays everywhere.”

Round 3: Chris Watt; OG; Notre Dame

A fifth-year senior and three-year starter for the Fighting Irish, the 6-2, 311-pound Watt is known as a tough, solid run blocker who should fit in well within the Chargers’ zone blocking scheme. Watt was part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks in 2013, tied for second-fewest in the nation. In 2012, he started all 13 games as Notre Dame went 12-1 and played Alabama in the National Championship game. “He’s a real tough, nasty, physical player who excels in the run game and is good in pass protection as well,” Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Spanos said. “He’s a technician – good hand use; good hand placement; a physical player like I said and a real good player. “I think he can be pretty versatile between both guard spots, that’s where he played most of his career is at guard.

He’s played at a high level too – you’re talking about a top college program against top level competition and he’s been very productive.” “He’s one of the smartest, toughest offensive linemen in this draft,” said Mayock, who also calls Notre Dame’s games for NBC.

Round 5: Ryan Carrethers; DT; Arkansas State

Looking to add depth at nose tackle and hoping to improve upon their 12th ranked run defense, Telesco selected Carrethers to help keep the offensive linemen away from Donald Butler and Manti Te’o. However, in Carrethers the Chargers are getting more than just a big body to occupy blockers, this guy is an athlete. Last season he garnering up some 93 tackles, 8 tackles for loss and 4 sacks. As a sophomore he broke Arkansas State’s squat record – his max is 700 pounds. At his pro day in March he bench pressed 225-pounds 36 times and he is a former two-time state wrestling champion who went undefeated his senior year in high school. “Ryan is one of those prototypical nose tackles. He’s 6-1, 322 pounds. He’s a powerful, stout player inside,” Telesco said. “He also has some uncommon production for a nose tackle. He had a lot of tackles, TFL’s (tackles for loss) and sacks at Arkansas State. He really played well against the bigger schools.” “He fits great along our D-Line, he’s a big, strong, physical player; excellent against the run,” Spanos said. “He plays with a high-motor; had a lot of production at Arkansas State and we’re really glad to get him into the fold. “A lot of times (with) these nose tackles, their primary responsibility is taking on blocks and freeing-up other guys to make plays, but he’s a very productive player who got in on a lot of tackles and has great instincts for the nose tackle position.”

Round 6 Marion Grice; RB; Arizona State

Sometimes the direction of the draft dictates your decision in selecting a player you might otherwise have passed on, and that could very well be the case here. Seemingly already set at running back, the 39 touchdowns the 6-0, 205-pound Grice put up in two years as a Sun Devil was apparently too good for Telesco to pass up. Despite missing the final three games last season, his 234 points scored is the highest two-season mark in Arizona State’s history. He clocked in at 4.54 in the 40yard dash. “The number one thing that jumps out about him is his production,” Spanos said. “He started out in junior college and only spent two years at AriCHARGERS, cont’d. on Page 29 For advertising information, call (858) 537-2280 • advertising@militarypress.com

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5 foreign NBA players making bank 2. Pau Gasol, Spain

The year 1946 was an important one in many respects, with one of them being the hiring of the first international player in the National Basketball Association: Henry Biasatti, who was born in Italy and raised in Canada. Sixtyeight years later, the 2013-2014 season opened with a record 92 international players on NBA rosters — more than 20 percent of the league. But not only are they in the league, they’re thriving, too. Here are the five highest-paid foreign players of the season.

1. Dirk Nowitzki, Germany

•  Team: Dallas Mavericks •  Salary: $22,721,381 Like a fine German wine, Dirk seems to only be getting better — well, at least not worse — with age. After

15 years in the league, he’s averaging approximately 21 points per game this season, putting him on the short list of top players in NBA history to average 20 points after turning 35. His true


shooting percentage is a respectable .584, and he recently became 13th on the league’s all-time leading scorer list. He does a respectable Ron Burgundy impression. Dirk? Worth every penny.

•  Team: Los Angeles Lakers •  Salary: $19,285,850 After 12 years in the league, “The Meal Ticket” Gasol still boasts respectable numbers: 15.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks — not his best, but not terrible, either. With an expiring contract this season, it remains to be seen what the Lakers front office will do with the big man. Talks of a trade are a hot topic, and Gasol even (erroneously) learned through checking his Twitter feed during the intermission of The Lion King that he’d been traded. My favorite part of that story? This quote: “It was a really good musical. I enjoyed it. I brought my parents and my little brother. It was a nice family time. But that kind of affected a little bit, the rest of the show.”

3. Marc Gasol, Spain

•  Team: Memphis Grizzlies •  Salary: $14,860,523 Though big brother Pau remains the Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorer after playing in Memphis for seven seasons (2001-2008), Marc “The Big Burrito” has made his own waves at the franchise. A five-year veteran of the league, Gasol has led the Grizzlies in blocks per game every season since joining the NBA. He was the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year for 2012-2013, and he’s averaging 16 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists this season.

4. Luol Deng, born in Sudan and later immigrated to the U.K.

•  Team: Cleveland Cavaliers •  Salary: $14,275,000 Deng, who was offered a non-negotiable, three-year $30 million contract last week from Chicago Bulls GM Gar Forman that was swiftly rejected, was traded to Cleveland and will spend the rest of his season there. Arguably an injury-prone player, Deng is undoubtedly an asset to any team, averaging 19 points, 3.7 assists, and 6.9 rebounds this season. “It took a while to hit me,” Deng said of the trade to reporters. “But it’s not like I’m stopping from playing basketball. I’ve been traded from one great organization to another one.” Though he is in the final year of his contract and eligible for free agency this summer, Deng has expressed a willingness to entertain a long-term contract with the Cavs. Fun fact: Deng has worn the No. 9 jersey since entering the NBA as a tribute to his mother, Martha, who had nine children.

5. Andrew Bogut, Australia

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•  Team: Golden State Warriors •  Salary: $14,000,000 Though an Australian native, Bogut’s parents are Croatian, and the 7-foot center has admitted to modeling his game after another Croat’s — yes, we’re talking about Tony Kukoc. Stats this season for Bogut thus far are 8.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game. In his two seasons with Golden State, Bogut is also 100 percent BANK, cont’d. on Page 30 www.MilitaryPress.com • editorsdesk@militarypress.com


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John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1961 to Nov. 22, 1963

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“There’s a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot.” — John F. Kennedy, 7 days before his assassination

Lyndon B. Johnson 37th Vice President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1961 to Nov. 22, 1963

U.S. news

World events

• U.S. Cuban exiles and CIA mount unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro known as the Bay of Pigs •  World’s population reaches 4 billion

Berlin Wall goes up

•  Soviet Union’s Yuri Gagarin becomes first human in space •  East German authorities close the border between east and west Berlin and construction of the Berlin Wall begins •  Somali suffers wide spread flooding after two main revers overflowed their banks and merged in a vast flood plain leaving hundreds of thousands homeless •  UN General Assembly condemns apartheid •  South Africa becomes an independent republic •  Last journey of The Orient Express, Paris to Bucharest •  First direct U.S. military involvement in Vietnam •  Amnesty International started in the UK

•  The Antarctic Treaty System goes into force to regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica to ensure it will continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes •  Members of the Portuguese leftish movement hijack the luxury cruise liner Santa Maria •  The World Wide Fund for Nature starts

•  The 23rd Amendment to the Constitution is ratified which permits electors in the District of Columbia to choose electors for President and Vice President. •  John F. Kennedy inaugurated as President of the United States •  President Kennedy advises American families to build bomb shelters •  The Peace Corps is established by John F. Kennedy •  Segregation on railways in the south ends •  Six Flags Over Texas theme park opens •  Pampers, the first disposable diaper, introduced •  “Freedom Riders” test the U.S. Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia by riding racially integrated interstate buses into the south. Some

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•  World Series: NY Yankees d. Cinncinati, 4-1 •  NBA Championship: Boston d. St. Louis Hawks, 4-1 •  Stanley Cup: Chicago d. Detroit, 4-2 •  Super Bowl: Green Bay Packers d. New York Giants, 37-0


•  Breakfast at Tiffany’s •  West Side Story •  101 Dalmatians •  The Comancheros •  The Hustler •  Judgment at Nuremberg •  The Parent Trap •  The Misfits •  Splendor in the Grass •  The Guns of Navarone


•  “Tossin’ and Turnin’, Bobby Lewis •  “I Fall to Pieces,” Patsy Cline •  “Michael, Row The Boat Ashore,” The Highwaymen •  “Cryin’,” Roy Orbison

BORN THIS YEAR: Above right: Princess Diana. Above left: Wayne Gretzky, hockey player; Barack Obama, president; Eddie Murphy, comedian; Boy George, singer

•  “Runaway,” Del Shannon •  “My True Story,” Jive Five •  “Pony Time,” Chubby Checker •  “Wheels,” String-a-longs •  “Raindrops,” Dee Clark •  “Take Good Care of My Baby,” Bobby Vee

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•  Princess Diana •  George Lopez •  Michael J. Fox •  Wayne Gretzky •  Toby Keith •  Woody Harrelson •  Susan Boyle •  Boy George •  Dan Marino •  Julia Louis Dreyfus •  Keith Sweat

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Yuri Gagarin, first human in space

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Chinese baby

A Chinese couple named Wong had a new baby. The nurse brings them over a lovely, healthy, bouncy, definitely Caucasian white baby boy! “Congratulations,” says the nurse to the new parents. “What will you name the baby?” The puzzled father looks at his new baby boy and says, “Well, two Wongs don’t make a white, so I think we will name him Sum Ting Wong.”

Nice try though

Just for Laughs

A little girl wants to walk her dog, but her father says that she can’t because the dog is in heat. After a moment’s thought, he finally says, “Well, I guess, if we pour gas on the dog’s rear end it will kill the scent.” So he does. Half an hour later, the girl returns. The father says, “Where’s the dog?” The girl replies,”She ran out of gas half a block down the street, and the neighbor’s dog is pushing her home.”

After all these years…


After 50 years of marriage Paddy Murphy’s wife turned to him at the breakfast table and said with twinkle in her eye, “My breasts are as hot today, as the day you met me!” Paddy replied, “I know!! That’s because one’s in your porridge and the other’s in your coffee. Lean back sweetheart”

I fish on Fridays

A husband and wife came for counseling after 20 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate, painful tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 20 years they had been married. 

She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of un-met needs she had endured over the course of their marriage. 

 Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and, after asking the wife to stand, embraced and kissed her passionately as her husband watched with a raised eyebrow. The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze. 

The therapist turned to the husband and said, “This is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do this?”

The husband thought for a mo-

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ment and replied, “Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish.”


A lady went into a bar in Waco and saw a cowboy with his feet propped up on a table. He had the biggest boots she’d ever seen.
 The woman asked the cowboy if it’s true what they say about men with big feet are well endowed.
The cowboy grinned and said, “Shore is, little lady. Why don’t you come on out to the bunkhouse and let me prove it to you?”
The woman wanted to find out for herself, so she spent the night with him.
The next morning she handed him a $100 bill.
Blushing, he said, “Well, thankee, ma’am. Ah’m real flattered. Ain’t nobody ever paid me fer mah services before.”
“Don’t be flattered. Take the money and buy yourself some boots that fit.”

Mens Q&A

Q: Why do so few men end up in Heaven? 
A: They never stop to ask directions.

 Q: How are husbands like lawn mowers?
A: They’re hard to get started, they emit noxious fumes, and half the time they don’t work.

 Q: What has eight arms and an IQ of 60?
A: Four guys watching a football game.

 Q: How can you tell when a man is well hung?
A: When you can just barely slip your finger in between his neck and the noose.

 Q: How do you get a man to stop bit-

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ing his nails?
A: Make him wear shoes.
 Q: How many men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One. He just holds it up there and waits for the world to revolve around him.

 Q: How many men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Three. One to screw in the bulb and two to listen to him brag about the screwing part.

 Q: What do you call a married man vacuuming?
A: Doing what he’s told.

 Q: Why don’t some men have a midlife crisis?
A: They’re stuck in adolescence. Q: Why are good men like parking spaces?
A: The good ones are already taken!

She was fired

An Emergency Call Center worker in London, Ontario, has been dismissed from her job, much to the dismay of colleagues who are reportedly unhappy with her treatment. It seems a male caller dialed 911 from a cell phone stating, “I am depressed and lying here on a railway track. I am waiting for the train to come so I can finally end my life.” Apparently “remain calm and stay on the line” was not considered to be an appropriate or correct response.

How to sell a Bible

Three boys look for a summer job. Their preacher agrees to let them sell Bibles door to door, though he’s hesitant about hiring the third boy because he suffers from a speech impediment. After the first week of work they all

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meet at the church. The preacher asks the boys, “How many Bibles did you sell?” The first boy says, “35.” The second boy says, “75.” The boy with the speech impediment says, “I-I-I s-s-sold 175.” The preacher is amazed and asks the boy how he did it. The boy says, “I-I-I t-t-told them to b-b-buy t-t-them, or I’d r-r-read it to tt-them.”

Well, the next morning, the farmer looked out and saw Randy lying there on his lawn. His legs were up in the air, his eyes rolled back, and his long tongue hanging out. A buzzard was already circling above Randy. The farmer walked up to Randy saying, “Oh you poor thing, look what you did, you’ve gone and killed yourself. I warned you, my little buddy.” “Shhhhh,” Randy whispered, “The buzzard’s getting closer.”

Randy rooster

Different girl

A farmer wanted to have his hens serviced, so he went to the market looking for a rooster. He was hoping he could get a special rooster — one that could service all of his many hens. When he told this to the market vendor, the vendor replied, “I have just the rooster for you. Randy here is the horniest rooster you will ever see!” So the farmer took Randy back to the farm. Before setting him loose in the henhouse, though, he gave Randy a little pep talk. “Randy,” he said, “I’m counting on you to do your stuff.” And without a word, Randy strutted into the henhouse and set to work. Randy was as fast as he was furious, mounting each hen like a thunderbolt. There was much squawking and many feathers flying, till Randy had finished having his way with each hen. The farmer, watching all of this with disbelief, cried out, “Stop, Randy, you’ll kill yourself!” But Randy continued, seeking out each farm animal in the same manner.

The soldier asked for a furlough, so that he might get married. “How long have you known the girl?” His superior asked. “A week.” “Why, my lad, that is hardly long enough. I suggest that you wait a couple of months, and then, if you still want to get married, I shall grant you a furlough.” In two months the soldier was back, reminding his superior of his promise. “So you still want to get married? I did not suppose that a young man would stay interested in the same girl for such a long time nowadays.” “I know, sir. But it is not the same girl.”


Joe stopped and picked up a nice hitchhiking girl. Suddenly she lost consciousness and Joe took her to a hospital. He was stressed. In the hospital they told Joe that

she was pregnant and doctors start congratulating him about the future newborn. Joe explained that just an hour ago he had seen her for the first time in his life, but she insisted that Joe was the father. Joe was insistent that he wasn’t the father and would take a DNA test to prove it! After the test the doctor tells Joe he’s not the father because the test proved that Joe’s been sterile all his life. Joe was really relieved and couldn’t wait to tell his wife and three kids the news.

Simple questions and answers

• How do crazy people go through the forest? They take the psycho path. • What do fish say when they hit a concrete wall? “Dam!” • What do Eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long? Polaroids. • What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t work? A stick. • What do you call Santa’s helpers? Subordinate clauses. • What do you call four bullfighters in quicksand? Quattro sink. • What do you get from a pampered cow? Spoiled milk. • What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches? A nervous wreck. • What’s the difference between roast beef and pea soup? Anyone can roast beef. • Where do you find a dog with no legs? Right where you left him. • Why do gorillas have big nostrils? Because they have big fingers. • Why don’t blind people like to sky

dive? Because it scares the dog. • Why does a Pilgrim’s pants always fall down? Because they wear their belt buckle on their hat. • What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver? A bad golfers goes… whack, dang it! A bad skydivers goes… dang it, whack! • How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it. • How do you catch a tame rabbit? Tame way, unique up on it. • What goes clop, clop, clop, bang, bang, clop, clop clop? An Amish driveby shooting.

True story?

Japanese Prime Minister Mori was given some basic English conversation training before he attends the July 2000 G-8 Summit in Okinawa and meets with President Bill Clinton. The instructor told Mori, “Prime Minister, when you shake hands with President Clinton, please say ‘How are you?’ Then Mr. Clinton should say, ‘I am fine, and you?’ Now you should say ‘me too.’ Afterwards we translators will do all the work for you.” It looks quite simple, but the truth is when Mori met Clinton, he mistakenly said, “Who are you?” Mr. Clinton was a bit shocked, but still managed to react with humor: “Well, I am Hillary’s husband, ha ha...” Then Mori replied confidently, “Me too, ha ha ha...” Then there was a long silent moment in the meeting room.

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Evolution of Memorial Day

passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Memorial Day traditions

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. On a less somber note, many people throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress 30 May 15, 2014 THE MILITARY PRESS



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