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News to Use November 29, 2012

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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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2013 Scholarships for Military Children

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story by Tammy Reed

FORT LEE, Va. – In 2012, the Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated a major milestone as it reached more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to 6,742 students from around the globe. It’s time, once again, to add to these impressive numbers, as applications for the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program will be…

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Marines “follow the bomb” with MALS-13

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 ordnance technicians gave station Marines a glimpse of the bread and ballistics of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s aviation operations, Nov. 19, during a, “Follow the Bomb,” event.

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Health & Safety

Flexed arm hang replaced in female PFT

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Effective Jan. 1, 2014, pull-ups will replace the flexed arm (FAH) hang for female Marines running their annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT). This change will take place in two phases, with phase one beginning Jan.1, 2013.  Phase one will serve as a transition period and is intended to allow commanders and individual female Marines to…

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Marines assist in saving endangered species

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

When asking why people joined the Corps, you’d be hard pressed to find someone answer, “To save endangered animals.”

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Panetta Details Steps Needed to End al-Qaida Threat

Posted November 29, 2012 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 – For the United States and its alliesending the al-Qaida threat calls for a modified military footprint, close work with partners and continued U.S. involvement in regions of the world where violent extremism has flourished, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said tonight.

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Sandy’s Aftermath: One Marines’ Story

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photo by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Being away from those you love and care about most is something every Marine, active or retired, can relate to. Being instinctively mindful of natural disaster headlines and what they might mean back home is a harsh reality shared by all Marines.

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Salutes & Awards

Military working dog bids farewell to working life

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

She’s spent her entire lifetime locating explosives and apprehending suspects, all in the name of one thing. Tennis balls.

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VMFA-121 now calls MCAS Yuma home

Posted November 29, 2012 by Photos by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Photo by Cpl. Shelby Shields 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing welcomed its first F-35B squadron during an official ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. During the ceremony Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121, formerly an F/A-18 Hornet squadron, re-designated as the Corps’ first operational F-35 squadron, Marine Fighter…

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Green Knights; before F-35B, MCAS Yuma

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story by Pfc. Brendan King

The Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121, known as the Green Knights, originally activated on June 24, 1941 in the midst of World War II. Several wars and decades later, they are the proud pilots and personnel of the Corps’ first operational F-35 squadron, officially designated as such Nov. 20, 2012. The creator of…

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