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Group Of Friends Older Sister
1,316 wordsI was born on June 26, 1967 on the big island of Hawaii in the town of Hilo at Hilo hospital, the second child (older sister Naomi was born one year before) of Spanish, Filipino (-father), Italian, and Romanian (-mother) ancestry. After my brief stint in the hospital I went home to 375 Ululani St. As an infant, I enjoyed the house, for I loved to travel about and explore. For the first two years of my life, my mother reared me carefully, exposing me to certain experiences that might have a posit...
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Interservice Rivalries Harmful Traditions
1,607 wordsAccording to John M. Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The nature of modern warfare demands that we fight as a joint team. This was important yesterday, it is essential today, and it will be even more imperative tomorrow (JV 2020). Therefore it is easy to see why interservice understanding is crucial for every serviceman, from the admirals and generals down to the lowest seaman, airman, and private. The idea of joint warfare and interservice rivalries has been around s...
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Intellectual Life Of The Painters Early Renaissance
1,309 wordsBefore attempting to answer the question it is important to consider what we mean by early Italian Renaissance. Unlike many periods in history the Renaissance has no obvious start and end dates, for the purposes of this assignment I will define the approximate period within which to look as about 1390 to about 1520. 1390 represents the time when the Carrara court in Padua was gaining an intellectual reputation of excellence, as well as this being about the time that two Roman coin like medals we...
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Mind And Body Gi Bill
1,076 wordsSpecific Purpose: To persuade my audience how joining the Army can benefit them. Introduction: Who in here would like to go to school for free? Who would like to get paid for going to school? Does anyone know what I am talking about? Thats right I am talking about the US Army. How many of you have ever been handed a brochure for the Army only to think to yourself " Yeah Right" and then throw it away? Well that happened to me and I have been in the US Army for almost seven years now. During this ...
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Outlook On Life Moment In Time
1,968 wordsTo really understand the significance of how the military shaped me into the person I am today, I must first reveal some insight into the person I was before I left for basic training. When I graduated high school in 1985 I was indestructible ready to take on anything that came my way. I had led a somewhat sheltered life in that my parents provided a warm loving environment for my siblings and myself. Yes we experienced the normal trials and tribulations as any other kid, but we really had no ne...
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United States Army World War Ii
1,533 wordsAs a result of Japan bombing Pearl Harbor and the continuous and forceful expansion of German and Japanese boundaries, the United States was thrown into World War II. The United States military was forced to mobilize and train civilian troops in order to meet the demands of a multi-fronted war. Stephen Ambrose describes a group of young, white men who are called upon by their country to go into war to fight for democracy. In his book Band of Brothers, he tells the story of Easy Company of the 50...
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United States Army Physical Fitness
986 wordsMatt Amos What exactly is a standard? According to Webster's dictionary, a standard is a level of quality or excellence that is accepted as the norm or by which actual attainments are judged. Standards are created because someone believes that a fair and efficient form of doing something is necessary. The military is full of these standards. One of the most widely known is the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). It tests the maximum amount of push-ups and sit-ups a person can do in two minutes. A...
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Air Force Base Court Martial
1,473 wordsKelly Flinn, author of Proud to Be: My Life, The Air Force, The Controversy, was born on December 23, 1970, in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was 12, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from high school in 1989. On June 29, 1989, she entered the United States Air Force Academy and began her active-duty career in the U. S. Air Force. She graduated form the Academy on June 2, 1993, and then went on the Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base. In September 1995 she was the D...
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Marine Corps Boot Camp
1,428 wordsMAKING THE CORPS As a Wall Street Journal Pentagon correspondent, Thomas E. Ricks is one of Americas elite military journalists. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and awarded a Society of Professional Journalists Award for his writings based on the Marines. Thomas E. Ricks lectures to military officers and was a member of Harvard University's Senior Advisory Council on the project on U. S. Civil-Military Relations. As a Pentagon correspondent, he can access information where no other ci...
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