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On Target on Christmas: Urban Assault Pack from Camelbak

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  By Rob Kay This is the first article in our annual "Christmas" buyer's guide. We're featuri to the gunnelsng products in the $150 range or less that our editorial staff believes represents exceptional value. Stay tuned for more great gift ideas.  As a journalist I’m constantly on the go. Planes, trains and automobiles. Whether it's shooting photos of Orangutans […]

November 26th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Alfred V. Rascon Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army: A Case of Overlooked Valor

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BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D.   Alfred V. Rascon was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on September 10, 1945, as the only child of Alfredo and Andrea Rascon. The Rascon family, in search of a better way of life, emigrated to the United States. They settled in Oxnard, California, where Rascon received his primary and secondary education. On August 1963, he […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific,Special Features | Read More »

Q&A with Kimberlee Ke‘ala Bassford

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by Rob Kay Kimberlee Ke‘ala Bassford is an independent, Honolulu-based documentary filmmaker with a passion for social issues, cultural and women’s stories. Born and raised in Honolulu, she graduated from Punahou and holds a BA in psychology from Harvard and a Masters in Journalism from the University of California Berkeley. Ms. Bassford is probably best […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Opinion,Slice of Life, Hawaiian Style,Special Features | Read More »

Study Reveals Top 10 Rising Stars in the American Diet

By Dora Hasan Mekouar - Yogurt, pizza and chicken sandwiches are the rising stars of the American diet, according to a consumer research firm that just published its 29th annual Eating Patterns in America Report. “The real ‘Foods of the Decade’ are not hummus, quinoa, nor kale, and not even Sriracha,” Harry Balzer, vice president of The NPD Group and […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

LEAST WE FORGET - 42 Million Heroes

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November 8th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

AK Accesories: RazorSix Tactical Mount and Sling

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by Rob Kay RazorSix Tactical is a Hillsboro, Oregon based company that provides a variety of products and services for the special ops crowd and a wider audience. This includes belts, clothing, holsters, slings and sniper gear. They also have gunsmithing services and offer training in a number of areas. This entails everything from special […]

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Richard A. Pittman Master Sergeant USMC

A PERSISTENT HERO

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D.  Master Sergeant Richard Allan Pittman (born May 26, 1945) is a retired United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on July 24, 1966 during the Vietnam War. Richard Allan Pittman was born on May 26, 1945 in San Joaquin County, Stockton, California. He attended Hazelton Elementary School, Fremont Junior High School, and […]

November 1st, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Jimmy Wayne Phipps PFC USMC

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  LEST WE FORGET BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Jimmy Wayne Phipps was born on November 1, 1950, in Santa Monica, California. He attended Marina Del Ray Junior High School in Culver City, California and Venice High School in California.  He left high school to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on January 3, 1968 and was discharged on January 7, 1968 […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Texas Weapon System Dog Leg Rail Gen 2

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by Rob Kay and RN Price Founded by Nelson Fesas, Texas Weapons Systems (aka TWS) is based in Austin, Texas. They make several products designed for the AK platform including a dust cover/rail, peep sight, leaf sight and handguard. The Dog Leg Rail Gen 2 replaces the stock AK dust cover and is designed to solve one of the […]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

William T. Perkins, Jr. Corporal United States Marine Corps - A NEW KIND OF HERO

Cpl. William T. Perkins, Combat Photographer, Medal of Honor, Vietnam

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON PH.D.  For many years prior to my retirement I worked at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  My job as the cemetery representative was to help the families organize the committal service for their loved one.   Meeting  with the family I would  help organize the service.  This involved coordinating with […]

October 19th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

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