Raw From a Fox Hole: The Repetition in Military Lifestyle

Wake up, debate with myself, cringe at the fact no one truly knows, try to start my day, drive for an hour, try to be happy enough so I don't bring anyone else down, then put on a mask. This is the only time I feel comfortable enough because no one can see my actual expression. People ask why I wear this mask and I tell them that everyone wears a mask, I just choose this one for myself.

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Motivations: Joining The Air Force

Sitting there in that room, waiting. I had all of my paperwork sitting in front of me. I was sitting at one of those wooden desks. The ones that somehow are comfortable, and uncomfortable at the same time. With just enough space to write on, but no more than that. I was sitting in the middle of the room, with others all around me. The room was long and narrow, and it did not have any windows to speak off. Perhaps they wanted everyone to be uncomfortable, though for something like this you'd think they would want people happy, and willing. I suppose at this point in the process, it was too late for that. 

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Dance of The Condor: A Story of The Bolivian Special Forces

This narrative poem is a story that was told by a member of the Satinara Condors (Bolivian Special Forces) that he shared with me at a women’s shelter where his mother worked in El Alto, Bolivia, a city adjacent to the capital of La Paz. We visited this shelter for women that were victims of domestic abuse as part of a Solidarity Tour to Bolivia in August of 2017. I participated in this tour as an Observer with the NGO: Development & Peace – Caritas Canada.

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The Recruiting Process Part One

Hey guys! Welcome back again, hope you are kicking butt this week! Tell me down below in the comments about something good that has happened to you and if you’ve come across some misfortune, let me know as well so we can all be there for support. This week I am going to cover a little about the recruitment process for Marines in two parts! The first part will be more informative and the second part will be more about my recruitment process.

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Life of a Venezuelan Native Marine

Hey guys! Welcome back again, I hope you are all have an excellent week! Tell me down below in the comments about something good that happened to you recently and if something unfortunate has happened, let me know so that we can all be there for you! This week I am going to talk a little bit about my life coming to the U.S. and how interesting it was growing up as a “minority” in Miami. 

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