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Setting sail to Sedona

Posted December 13, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma-based active duty and retired service members along with some of their family took a holiday trip to Sedona, Ariz., Dec. 7-9.

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Marine Corps

Support of USMC Tax Centers

Posted December 13, 2012 by MarAdmin 673/12

Marine Corps legal assistance offices provide seasonal annual income tax preparation and electronic filing services to eligible personnel as part of an income tax assistance program.  This annual program has repeatedly proven to be a major quality of life benefit for our Marine Corps community. Last year alone, Marine Corps tax centers prepared and filed…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Christmas

Posted December 13, 2012 by

What is Christmas to you? For me it is my favorite time of the year! As a Christian, I do celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The greatest gift the world has ever or will ever receive. But, not everyone believes as I do. So, what does Christmas mean to you? Too me, I love…

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Yuma Harrier squadron heads off on final deployment

Posted December 13, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

The last group of a Yuma-based AV-8B Harrier squadron left for their final deployment, Dec. 5.

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Marines Adjust From Hornets and Harriers to the New F-35B

Posted December 13, 2012 by Pfc. Brendan M. King

One of the first things Marines are taught in boot camp is to adapt and overcome through hard and difficult times. For Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, things could not be any more obvious. The powerline mechanics of VMFA-121 are learning the nuances of the…

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Where in the World December 13, 2012

Posted December 13, 2012 by

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Ca – A CH-53E Super Stallion lands aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov.29. Capt. Charlene “Cindy Lou” Wyman, a pilot with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 462, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and a Denver, Colo., native, instructs other pilots as they practice the exercise. (Official United States Marine Corps…

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F-35 Integrated Test Force preps maintainers for operational test

Posted December 13, 2012 by By Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano

When the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team begins testing the F-35 this month, maintenance personnel will be fully self-sufficient and prepared to transition to flight operations. By the time the first aircraft arrives, personnel will have successfully completed all initial training requirements and have already demonstrated the ability to perform specialized maintenance tasks on…

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Arizona School Tuition Organizations (STO) Information for Military Students Attending Private Schools

Posted December 6, 2012 by By Elena McShane

Arizona state tax payers are allowed to donate a percentage of their state tax dollars through a variety of private school tuition tax credit programs to support K-12 students attending private/parochial schools with tuition scholarships.  Arizona tax payers who choose to donate their state tax dollars to a private school or to a specific student…

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Events

News to Use December 6, 2012

Posted December 6, 2012 by

Save Lives and Donate Blood MCAS Yuma and United Blood Service is having a blood drive Dec. 7 at the station gym from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., promoting for the campaign “Find the hero in you.”  Not only can you save lives but for those who donate at the Dec. 7 Blood Drive, Outback…

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Health & Safety

No problem: Corps to implement pull-ups for females

Posted December 6, 2012 by Cpl. Michelle Brinn

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — It was intimidating at first. I looked up into the sky at a distance that seemed far too great for me to reach, considering I stand tall at just under five feet. But I was determined. I could do it. I mean, the 70-second flexed-arm hang was a…

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