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Sergeant Jim Beverly is a Pharmacy Specialist in the U.S. Army, and, for much longer, an avid gamer. A purple heart recipient and veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, Jim is always looking for ways to connect with his inner gamer, despite his obligations to his country. He strongly believes that the medium of gaming can be used to help servicemembers cope with adversity, post-war trauma, and strengthen relationships. His philosophy on life, the military, and being a nerd is shared in his column "Switching Weapons."
  1. Switching Weapons — Escort Mission

    Posted by Jim on October 20, 2016

    After several consecutive weekends of duty, call-ins or other assorted shenanigans, I’m finally able to sit down and churn one of these things out. My clearly inaccurate assumption that gearing up to leave the military would provide more time to commit to writing these articles has caused numerous delays, but has not pushed me out […]

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  2. Switching Weapons – A Life of Expectancy

    Posted by Jim on August 25, 2016

    With the process of my separation ramping up, I’m finding it challenging to find opportunities to sit down and write. But fear not, I’m still managing to find them! Apologies for the delay of the article, but life should now have calmed down enough to provide a more sustainable schedule. Fortunately, as with last time, […]

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  3. Switching Weapons – Looking for Group

    Posted by Jim on August 4, 2016

    Rest assured, I have not disappeared again! I realize I may have forgotten to mention this last time, but the new incarnation of this series is going to be bi-weekly for the time being. That said, let’s go ahead and dive into this week’s topic: communities.

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  4. Switching Weapons – Loading the Next Checkpoint

    Posted by Jim on July 21, 2016

    Well, it’s been quite a while, hasn’t it?  I suppose I could start with an apology for my absence, explain about how hectic the last four years of my life overseas in the military was, lament over the harrowing experience the return to the US was, and pledge to make a return to form worthy […]

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