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“Hey, Devil Tree, why’re you sleeping on the job?!”

Posted September 13, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Lance Cpl. Wendy Pintos, left, a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron administration clerk and a native of Laredo, Texas, and Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Cabbagestalk, a H&HS administration clerk and a native of Mountain River, N.C., display anger toward a tree that fell after one of Yuma’s infamous storms, Sept. 11. The storm happened Sept. 9 and…

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Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Dustin Dunk
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Warrior Ride 2012

Posted September 13, 2012 by

Bike Contest Winners Cruiser First Place: Mike Bakara, Navy Lt. Cmdr. (Ret) Custom First Place: Master Sgt. David Seidler, MASS-3 Sport First Place: Gunnery Sgt. Jacob Cobb, VMGR-352

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Chaplain’s Corner: Family Thing

Posted September 13, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Power

The time for family vacations during the summer has passed as children go back to school.  My children were able to visit family out East, spend some time in San Diego, and go camping.  I know they enjoyed their time away, but they are already busy with their daytime school and evening activities. My teenagers…

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What have you done to help your Marines out lately?

Posted September 6, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Marine’s stories usually involve a large amount of insane bravery or complete idiocy, but either way, they sure are entertaining. To be honest, a lot of them seem to have some similarity to fishing stories about the biggest fish ever caught. I’ll tell you one that is not only true, but might make you think…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Get Excited!

Posted September 6, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Power

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers Recently my wife Vicki & I went to see The Bourne Legacy. The movie is about the ongoing mission to create super soldiers capable of superhuman efforts (both physical and mental). In the movie, the program is compromised and the managers elect to shut it down by killing everyone involved (participants…

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A Pithy History of Yuma’s Attack Squadrons

Posted September 6, 2012 by Special by the Desert Warrior Staff

Photo by Capt. Tim Otten Four AV-8B Harrier jets with Yuma’s Marine Attack Squadron 211 fly in formation over Wake Island, Jan. 5, on their way to Okinawa, Japan

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MCCS Highlights: Featured Events & Specials

Posted September 6, 2012 by

MCX 115th Anniversary Sale September 5th-18th The Marine Corps Exchange has reached its 115th year and counting! Enjoy the great prices from electronics, apparel and more. In celebration, the MCX is giving away 25 prizes from iPads, Coach handbags, Gift Cards, and more. Want to play? Cool! Like MCX on Facebook.com/MarineCorpsExchange. Starts September 5th!   Operation Ball Gown…

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On the Horizon: Exercise Pacific Titan

Posted September 6, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

A Yuma-based aircraft group is slated to use a support squadron in its training operations at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 9-14. Marine Aircraft Group 13 will see itself using assets with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, which fell under the MAG’s command recently, and participating in simulated deployment scenarios in exercise Pacific Titan. MWSS-371 now…

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Where in the World September 7, 2012

Posted September 6, 2012 by

Photo by Cpl. Ed Galo Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6 exit a compound in Agha Ahmad, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2012. The Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon and their attachments stood in an over watch position to provide surveillance and gather intelligence on the enemy as…

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Yuma Art Center

Posted September 6, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Yuma isn’t touted as being a key destination for artists, but that does not mean man-made beauty cannot be found here. The Yuma Art Center is the nexus of human creativity in the city. Galleries are frequently updated, with enough variety in mediums to keep the patrons coming back. Everything from photographic exhibits to sculptures…

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