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Commandant sets Marines on new course

Posted December 6, 2012 by Gretel C. Kovach

Since Gen. James Amos became commandant of the Marine Corps two years ago, the sea service has been challenged on multiple fronts. First the ramping up of combat in Afghanistan, as a surge of Marines flooded violent Taliban strongholds in the south. Now the drawdown and handoff to Afghan national forces, despite no sign of…

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DOD, Lockheed Martin Agree to More F-35s

Posted December 6, 2012 by By Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2012 – DOD and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle to manufacture 32 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jets, Pentagon Press Secretary George E. Little said today. The jets are part of Low-Rate Initial Production batch 5 — the fifth production lot of the aircraft. Unit-cost data will be…

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12 Days of Christmas – Safety Style!

Posted December 6, 2012 by Article compiled by the MCAS Yuma Safety Department

1. When putting up Christmas lights at home for the holidays, make sure that all electrical cords are in good condition. Never run cords under the carpet and avoid overloading sockets with many plugs because this can start an electrical fire.   2. When visiting other people’s homes, remember that their homes may not be…

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Events

College Fair

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Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant More than 130 station Marines and their family members took a step to brighten their future by attending a college and career fair, Dec. 3 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Attendees were able to browse and speak to representatives from 44 military-friendly colleges and employers, opening up opportunities for…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Reflections of Light

Posted December 6, 2012 by CMDR Tim Power

My son and I were on our way back home from the Arizona Western College Faculty Recital, and we took a short detour through a residential area to see what holiday lights the houses were displaying.  We saw small LED blue lights, multi colored big bulb light strings, and white icicle type strings of lights…

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Station gets All-Wrapped during holiday event

Posted December 6, 2012 by Story and Photos by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon

Although Jack Frost may not nip your nose in Yuma, Ariz. during December, the spirit of Christmas warms up for the Marines, Sailors and their families at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Nov. 30.

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Yuma Marines’ Toys for Tots

Posted December 6, 2012 by By Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Christmas is a time that brings out the best in communities. At Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, through organizations like the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, people come together to help improve the quality of life for the less fortunate children of Yuma and the nation at large. “It’s an organization sponsored by the Marine…

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Where in the World December 7, 2012

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Photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik Mecca, Saudi Arabia – Lance Cpl. Michael S. Isabelle, a wireman with Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, visits the Kaaba, the most sacred site of Islamic faith. Isabelle was afforded a chance to participate in the Hajj by the King of Saudi Arabia in a…

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Courtesy photo by Mr. Roberto Pou, MCCS Yuma Assistant Athletic Director
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The Gridiron: MCCS’ Flag Football Championship

Posted December 6, 2012 by By Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vincent Thomas Lombardi

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To Walk a Mile in Another’s Shoes

Posted November 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Recently, while browsing YouTube, I chanced upon a classic 90s song I had forgotten: “What It’s Like,” by the band Everlast. Besides being a wonderful piece, it is music that makes people think about each other. It’s tough for us to drag ourselves out of our mundane day-to-day lives and take a close look at…

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