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Country Thunder, Hear My Cry: Station SMP supports music festival

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Eight Marines with the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program served as volunteer security for the 2012 Country Thunder USA in Florence, Ariz., April 12-15. Country Thunder is one of the largest and most anticipated country …

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Health & Safety

Weekly financial tips: Identity theft

Posted April 19, 2012 by Ryki Carlson

While watching the news, reading the paper or even viewing the headlines online, it’s hard to get away from the recent increase in identity theft. With people stealing credit and debit card numbers, it’s clear that steps need to be taken to protect our identity. Here are a few ways to help prevent identity theft….

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Local

Leaving the CORPS

Posted April 19, 2012 by

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans  Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans is designed for veterans. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. These special authorities represent a few of many appointing authorities that agencies can use entirely at their discretion. Veterans are not entitled to appointment under any of these…

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The Origins of the United States Marine Corps

Posted April 19, 2012 by TECOM.usmc.mil

Immediately after the outbreak of the American Revolution, the colonies went about organizing individual armies and navies. In several of the state navies, provisions were made for the use of Marines. It was not…

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Local

Castle Dome

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

Although a bit of a ways out of town, Castle Dome is definitely worth the drive. The displays of the artifacts were very well done and the nicely written placards telling the specific history of the buildings, people and area were very educational. Don’t forget to walk through the mining area after going through the…

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Movie Review: Battle Royale

Posted April 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Battle Royale is the OG Hunger Games. Beginning as a novel in 1999, with a movie adaptation following shortly afterwards, the novel tells of a dystopian future where high school students are randomly selected to partake in a Darwinistic bloodbath called The Program. Officially touted as a military research program, it is also used to…

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Opinion: The power of friendship

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Anyone who’s actually read any of my editorial pieces knows I’m a fan of ranting, raving and complaining. Let’s face it; Marines complain, a lot. Some of us are even quite good at it. I myself almost have it down to a science. In a strange change up for me, I’m not going to be…

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Events

News to Use April 12, 2012

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Career night It’s time for the 3rd Annual Career Night, for all Yuma County and Eastern Imperial County high schools. The event will be held at Kofa High School in the auditorium April 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m Testing Opportunity College Level Examination Program and DANTES Subject Standardized Test…

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Canadian Army, Marines join forces, assault mock village

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

In a scene reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, five Marine UH-1Y Hueys carrying Oscar Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, landed at the Yuma Proving Ground’s K-9 village searching for a…

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Inventor, entreprenuer, Marine, all-around good time

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. BIll Waterstreet

Democritus, an Ancient Greek philosopher, once said, “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold. Happiness dwells in the soul.” Anyone who doubts the truth of these words need only meet Cpl. Michael “Mikey” Raymundo. “I just like to have fun and not worry about what’s going to…

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