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Gateway Park

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby R. Shields

Gateway park located downtown right on the bank of the Colorado River is a fun-filled place for all ages. It offers playgrounds, picnic areas, barbecues, grassy fields, plenty of shade and of course the river, perfect for birthday parties, office picnics and many other outdoor group events. As the Yuma summer is fast approaching, this…

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Book Review: The Hunger Games

Posted April 12, 2012 by Megan Whalen Turner

If there really are only seven original plots in the world, it’s odd that boy meets girl is always mentioned, and society goes bad and attacks the good guy never is. Yet we have Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The House of the Scorpion—and now, following a long tradition of Brave New Worlds, The Hunger Games….

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Opinion: My cell phone: Digital Leash

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Reach into your pocket. Go ahead and pull out everything in your front pockets. What do you see in there? Keys, pocket knife, chap stick and a leash. That’s right. Not a cell phone, a digital leash, instantly connecting you to everyone. Your family, friends, coworkers and bosses are all a few short button presses…

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Book Review: Ender’s Shadow

Posted April 5, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

“The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” So wrote 19th century writer Thomas Carlyle and what Orson Scott Card exemplified in Ender’s Shadow, a parallel novel to his seminal hit Ender’s Game and book five of the Ender Saga. Ender’s shadow is Bean, the short, sarcastic but unquestionably brilliant soldier…

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Opinion: Mainting a combat mindset in the face of complacency

Posted April 5, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As I return to the office from a week honing my skills with a rifle, I am reminded of how much of a desk jockey I have become, wasting away, staring at a computer and worst of all, complacent. I sit with my back to the door, staring at a…

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Three tips for shaping a new exercise program

Posted April 5, 2012 by Ace Fitness

Three Things Every Exercise Program Should Have: A complete, safe and effective fitness program must include aerobic exercise, muscular strength and endurance conditioning, and flexibility exercise. Aerobic exercise does good things for your cardiovascular system and is an important part of weight management. Muscular conditioning can improve strength and posture, reduce the risk of low-back…

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News to Use March 30, 2012

Posted March 29, 2012 by

Substances that can be in your water To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. EPA prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by the public water systems. U.S. Food and Drug Administration establish limits for contaminates in bottled water. Drinking water, including bottle, may reasonably be expected…

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Tailspotter March 30, 2012

Posted March 29, 2012 by

Little Bit is a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix about a year old. He is neutered, vaccinated and has a microchip. He is always looking to meet new friends and find adventures.  For more information about adopting, contact the Humane Society of Yuma at  928-782-1621.

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Yuma squadron supports NATO forces in CONUS

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Approximately 60 Marines returned from supporting a joint-service international exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, March 20. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 513 integrated with service members from around the world during Exercise Mountain Roundup. The exercise saw various NATO…

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H&HS Marines medal in shooting competition

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Two station Marines took home medals after participating in the Marine Corps West Division shooting matches at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Capt. Alexander Vanston, the Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron adjutant and a native of West Nyack, N.Y., and Sgt. Johnny Paredez, a H&HS combat…

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