June 7, 2012

Tomcats Return From Pacific Rim

Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Barker

An AV-8B Harrier II jet assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, based out of MCAS Yuma in Arizona, begins a vertical descent toward the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer off the coast of Southern California. Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western-Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year.

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Paint It Red

Photos by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison Food service specialists Pfc. Justine Strickland, a native of Dallas, and Lance Cpl. Jhon Betancurt, a native of Lauderhill, Fla., paint the interior of the station chow hall as part of a general renovation of the facility, July 24. Food service specialists Pfc. Justine Strickland, a native of Dallas...

Station chefs savor culinary school lessons

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Marine Corps Community Services provides for air station

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LZ Bar & Grill

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Oasis in the Desert: Waylon’s Water World

On most weekends, I escape to sunny and cool San Diego. But, little did I know that Yuma had a hidden oasis being constructed less than five miles from the air station’s front…

Desert Warrior to return next week

Due to the July 4th holiday, Desert Warrior did not publish this week. Some Desert Warrior archived material was included in this week’s issue of Aerotech News and Review. To view this content, please follow the link to our online PDF archive. Desert Warrior will return in its entirety July 12th.


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