May 3, 2012

News to Use May 3, 2012

31st Annual Wyatt Earp Days 

See the “Old Wild West” come alive with a Weekend honoring Tombstone’s most Notable & Legendary Lawman. Tombstone’s 31st Annual Wyatt Earp Day’s celebration is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 26th thru Sunday, May 28th, on Historic Allen Street. The event will feature three full days of continuousaction packed street entertainment starting at 10:00 A.M. and conclude at approximately 4:00 P.M. each day. For more information, please contact  Event PR Chairman Bronco Bill at (520)266-5266 or Entertainment Chairman Pat Kelly at (520)457-3451.

2nd Annual Rojas and Clark 5k/1 mile Memorial Fun Run

The run will begin May 5 at 7 a.m. sharp at the Yuma Park and Swap (4000 st. 4th Ave. Yuma 85365). On site registration goes from 6 – 6:45 a.m. Fees include a $25 registration $200 military group run, up to 20 runners per group maximum. The best group cadence will receive a trophy. For any questions, contact Rafael Chacon at (928) 920- 3127 or Ben Campbell at (928) 581-4217. The run is a tribute to border patrol agents who have died in the line of duty  while serving in the Yuma community.

FTAP Brief for FY 13 marines

GySgt. Jimmy Spence will be conducting a FTAP brief for all FY 13 Marines on May 17th at 0800 at the Base Theater. The purpose of this brief is to educate Marines about reenlistment procedures, incentives, and boat spaces. If you have Marines that are saying they are “getting out” I still highly encourage them to attend for the information they will receive just in case they change their mind.


The Desert Warrior posted the Candlelight Vigil to pay tribute to victims of sexual assault from 4 – 4:30 p.m. on April 28 at the Station Chapel. The vigil was actually held from 6 – 6:30 p.m. We apologize for the misunderstanding and for any subsequent confusion.

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Sterling Global Operations completes U.S. Navy project to clear munitions, firing range and target debris from Arizona Marine Corps Air Station range

Sterling Global Operations, Inc., in a two-year project for the U.S. Navy, removed or recycled some 5.9 million pounds of munitions, firing range and target debris from Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Ariz. Sterling Global re...

US Army, Raytheon achieve first inflight lethal intercept of low quadrant elevation rocket

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Raytheon, U.S. Army complete first AI3 guided flight test series

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New Navy vessel named after Yuma

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Joint Strike Fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ‘closes capability gap,’ Army says

While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there’s a “capability gap” in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacem...


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