Sailors Celebrate Black History Month

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Raymond Torres, son of Lillian I. and Ramon L. Torres of Carteret, fellow Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans celebrated Black History Month with a celebration hosted by the ship’s diversity committee.

‘This Land Is Our Land’ … Don’t Divert It!

The familiar opening lyrics to Woody Guthrie’s 1945 folk classic, “This Land Is Your Land,” should be taken literally when talking about our public lands. This land IS your land – and my land, too. We hold it in public trust for future generations. Unfortunately, in these tough economic times, the desire to divert open space to other uses is becoming all too common.