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Experience with Military Training Team

My 3rd deployment I was bored. Not to say our job wasn’t important, it was just a different deployment from my first two.For the first couple months, I worked at a makeshift clinic, seeing not only Marines, but TCNs and Local nationals.I was thankful it wasn’t like 04 and 06, but I felt like I wasn’t doing my part. Like I wasn’t making an impact. So when an opportunity came up to attend an academy for me to work as part of a Military Training Team (MTT), I volunteered.I went in with a crew that were already working together for months, trying to see where I could fit in. All of them were from different units in Lejeune, while I...

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Happy 122nd Birthday Hospital Corps!

122 years of Selfless Service. ⠀ Since 1898, the Hospital Corpsmen have served the Navy and the Marine Corps with distinction.You are given a sacred trust to assist and care for the sick and injured, supporting the Navy’s mission across the globe on naval vessels, operational units, overseas assignments, foreign embassies, and medical facilities here at home.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Cherish and uphold this trust with the utmost pride as the lives that you have saved and the ailments you have cared for have played a significant role in the improvement of our nation.  

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The Meaning of the 13 Folds...

The 1st fold of our flag is a symbol of life.The 2nd fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.The 4th fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.The 5th fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our Country”, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still...

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Memorial Coins for Families of the Fallen

I wanted to give back. When I first started this, that’s all I wanted to do. I wanted to give back to those in need. I wanted to find a way to honor and remember those who have come before us. Those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The free never will forget. We will never forget. These memorial coins is part of my mission in giving back. To honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and to let the families they’ve left behind that they are never forgotten. To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible.

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Keys to be an Effective Leader

Some keys to be an effective leader in the military: SET GOALS. Realistic goals for yourself, your team and in the impact you want to make. Remember mission first, sailors always.NEVER STOP LEARNING. You’ll never be an effective leader if you do. It goes hand in hand.MAKE TIME. It’s the most important gift you can give another person. Because those few moments could make a difference in someone’s life.RECOGNIZE & REWARD. “Thank you for your hard work.” “I appreciate what you do.” We can’t give everyone an award, but we can always show them love in public. Thank them and appreciate the job they do every single day to the team success.DELEGATE & COMMUNICATE. Don’t do it all on your...

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