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Listening to Superiors

Posted December 20, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon

There is something to say about a lower enlisted Marine with an opinion, and that is they should have a limited one especially when time is of the essence. For most young Marines in the Corps words like, “We don’t pay you to think,” have been said to them on more than one occasion. There…

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News to Use December 20, 2012

Posted December 20, 2012 by

DMO announcement DMO will have limited services and assistance during the remainder of the year and will be closed on 24 and 31 December 2012. Please contact the respective section within DMO for any assistance prior to visiting the office–NO WALK-INs will be accommodated:   Household Goods: (928)269-2313 Passenger/Passport: (928)269-2315 Freight (Shipping/Receiving): (928)269-3678/2743. Yuma Heritage…

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Where in the World December 20, 2012

Posted December 20, 2012 by

Afghanistan – Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, patrol through the construction site during Operation Golden Gate in Sangin, Afghanistan, Nov. 10, 2012. Golf Co. is tasked with providing security for the entire construction site along the Helmand River for the duration of the construction project. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl….

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5 Questions: Lt. Daniel Chung

Posted December 20, 2012 by

1.) What services do chaplains offer to military personnel? We offer spiritual guidance and advice but also counseling. So if Marines or Sailors come in with marriage problems or stress at work they can come and speak with a chaplain. Some of us have professional degrees but most don’t so it’s not like talking to…

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Cannon celebrates 20 years of air defense excellence

Posted December 13, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

On Dec. 7, 1991, the Cannon Air Defense Complex was named after the Medal of Honor recipient, for his actions at Midway Island on the first day of World War II. Twenty years from the dedication date and 71 years from the day that will live in infamy, Marines paused to remember the heroic officer….

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News to Use December 13, 2012

Posted December 13, 2012 by

SMP Recreation Center, free Wi-Fi and more The MCAS Yuma Single Marine Program exists to improve the quality of life for single Marines and Sailors aboard MCAS Yuma. We focus on the young, single, enlisted Marine or Sailor, although we also welcome geographical bachelors, single parents, and single officers. The SMP recreation center is often…

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(Photo by LCpl. Avendano)
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Remembrance: The American Legion’s Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Posted December 13, 2012 by By Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

A Navy bosun’s mate rings the ceremonial bell as veterans from campaigns spanning American history share a moment of silence and solidarity for those only able to attend in spirit. The sound resonates across the American Legion Post 19’s Main Hall in Yuma to commemorate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Dec. 7. The revered naval…

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(U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)
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F-35B completes second airborne weapons separation

Posted December 13, 2012 by By Navy Air News

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force (ITF) accomplished another significant test milestone Dec. 3 when an F-35B successfully released another weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take off and vertical landing variant of the F-35, released an inert 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb over…

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Training Sessions

Posted December 13, 2012 by

Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant Members of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Fire Department conduct familiarization training with their fire hoses and nozzles, Dec. 8. The crews of the station’s fire department work around the clock to ensure the safety of both the station’s residents and throughout the local community, due to a cooperative…

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Corps initiates new testing protocols for Spice testing

Posted December 13, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

A Marine Administrative Message signed by Brig. Gen. R. F. Hedelund, director of Marine and Family Programs Division, announced a change in urinalysis testing for synthetic chemical compounds such as Spice. Urinalysis testing for synthetic compounds is separate and distinct from the urinalysis program all specimens are subjected to in the search of service members…

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