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  • The Yule Lads of Iceland - Pranksters of the North

    Quite a few of us were lucky enough to spend some time in Iceland as part of our 2016 European deployment. The trip took place in the Spring of that year, so things were just starting to warm up from the long cold winter. While seeing the sun for an extended period of time was nice, we did miss our

  • The Pocomtuc - Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

    November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to honor and reflect on our local history and Native American contributions to our way of life. Before settlers ever reached these shores, our local area here in Westfield was home to a tribe known as the Pocomtuc. Their tribal lands stretched from

  • Leonard Matlovich – Remembering a War Hero and Gay Rights Activist

    June is Pride month, a time to commemorate the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. These celebrations are two fold - both marking those obstacles that have been overcome in the past, as well as providing a symbol of hope for those who are still currently facing oppression and