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Technology keeps service members, families closer together

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby R. Shields

Graduation from high school is said to be among the many milestones in a young adult’s life and many high school graduates hope to share in this big moment with their families. For many military children, family members outside their immediate family…

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A call to serve, whether overseas or in community

Posted May 31, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Conscription hasn’t been used to increase the United States Armed Forces since 1973, at the end of the Vietnam War. Today, the members of each military branch are comprised solely of volunteers.

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MCJROTC hits Yuma high schools, preps future leaders

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby R. Shields

In the fall, students at Kofa High School in Yuma, Ariz., will have the opportunity to participate in the first Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps offered to Yuma high school students. MCJORTC classes at the school will be available to all students and cover a wide variety of subjects from leadership and military…

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Pentagon Supports Diplomatic, Economic Pressure on Syria

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 – The Defense Department supports the U.S. policy of working with international partners to put diplomatic and economic pressure on Syria’s government to help stem the humanitarian crisis there, the Pentagon’s press secretary said here today.…

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Health & Safety

Station celebrates national fitness day

Posted May 31, 2012 by Pfc. Zach Scanlon

On May 23, 2012 a fitness day was held at the MCX on MCAS Yuma for Marines and their families. The event was to promote Michele Obama’s fitness month program. At this event there was a Marine...

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Entertainment Review Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Posted June 28, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Can a story about a vampire killing historical American President thrill and excite viewers? I’ll answer that question with another. Are you serious? Fortunately, the answer is yes, assuming that moviegoers can suspend enough disbelief…

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SMP helps Habitat for Humanity

Posted June 21, 2012 by Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

From left to right: Sgt. Keith Hill, a MALS-13 aviation supply warehouse chief and a Tuscaloosa, Al. native; Lance Cpl. Adam Browndavis, a MALS-13 communications navigation technician and a Kingman, Ariz…

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City of Yuma supports station exercise

Posted June 21, 2012 by Photo by Capt. Staci Reidinger

Six City of Yuma employees were recognized for their superior support of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s Exercise Desert Fire on June 6, 2012 at the Yuma City Hall. MCAS Yuma partners with city…

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Biden Promotes Service to Military Families

Posted June 21, 2012 by Lisa Daniel

Dr. Jill Biden shed light on her message of rallying support for military families yesterday with a presentation before one of the world’s largest gatherings devoted to national serivce and volunteerism.…

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VMA-211 sets up shop in Afghanistan

Posted June 21, 2012 by Photos By Cpl. Lisa Tortelot

Marines of Marine Attack Squadron 211 pose for a picture shortly before beginning their deployment to Afghanistan on the flightline of MCAS Yuma, April 17.…

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