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K-9 communities from far and wide come together for upcoming summer heat

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

More than 20 K-9 organizations gathered at the Sonoran Pueblo Friday for the first ever joint training seminar hosted by the Marine Corps Air Station K-9 unit. Units came from all across the Southwest region ranging from California to Tucson…

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Maggie and her not so typical Marine Corps family

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Usually, when you think of your stereotypical Marine Corps family you have dad, the hard working, hard-charging Marine, the backbone and support system, his wife, and often times one if not multiple little bundles of joy. For Lance Cpl. Maggie Chase, legal service specialist at the station legal office…

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Substance Abuse Center creates own, original curriculum

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The station Drug Demand Reduction Program created a new curriculum to supplement Marine leadership with information regarding drug abuse and safety. Uppers, Downers and All-Arounders is modeled after the battalion alcohol skill intervention curriculum. Yuma is the first, and so far only, installation to have a drug program equivalent to BASIC. “Education is key to…

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Vertical Horizon

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Lance Cpl. Dane Linder, a Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron radar technician, scales the climbing tower during the H&HS Barracks Bash on station, March 22. Such events are used to boost Marines’ morale.

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MarAdmins

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OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE PROCEDURE UPDATE   MarAdmin Number: 140/12 In March 2012, Headquarters Marine Corps completed a review of off base child care fee assistance procedures. Established procedures were found to be effective and efficient except for guidance associated with cases of extreme hardship. Guidance regarding off base child care fee assistance…

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Officials Discuss Troop Numbers, Partnership With Afghanistan

Posted March 29, 2012 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 ““ Troop numbers “” both Afghan and coalition “” were among the questions posed to senior officials during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security…

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VMA-214 Blacksheep honor historic Marine

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

Marine Attack Squadron 214 honored the accomplishments of a former squadron pilot Feb. 9 at a memorial service in Carpinteria, Calif. The service honored Capt. Kenneth Newton Linder, a pilot in the squadron when it was still Marine Fighting Squadron 214 during WWII. Linder served aboard the USS…

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Seasons of Preparation”

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lt. Greg Woodard

During a time of reflection earlier this week, I was listening to some music. The artist happened to be beginning her career when I first moved to Minnesota after spending several years on active duty in the Marine Corps. I remember those early years in Minnesota as strangely formative and very difficult. I encountered this…

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Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Posted March 29, 2012 by

Voting is a constitutional right that American citizens eighteen years and older can freely exercise. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers all active-duty members of the Uniformed Services and their families, members of the merchant marine and their families, and US citizens who reside overseas, and assists them in exercising their…

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Weapons & Tactics Instructor course

Posted March 29, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

Helicopters will take to the skies and Marines will train in parks around Yuma and Brawley during biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructors course. WTI is a time when Marine Corps aviators conduct world class training. The history of WTI can be traced back to the 1950′s when the Marine Corps introduced…

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