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Leaving the CORPS: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Posted March 29, 2012 by va.gov

What is VR&E VetSuccess program? The VetSuccess program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. Services that may be provided by the VR&E…

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Marine Corps Community Services

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Business Operations: Wild West Country Night When: Sat, March 31, 4pm ““ 9pm Where: Pulse the Nightclub (map) Description: Line Dance instruction, horseshoes, roping and hay bale  tossing contest. Prizes for the hottest cowgirl and coolest cowboy 50 cent drink specials for the ladies.  Call 269-2711 for more information Semper-Fit: Friday Fit Club When: Fri, March 30, 9am ““…

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Marine Aviators: A Century of Service

Posted March 29, 2012 by 2nd MAW Public Affairs

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. More than one hundred years ago, Orville and Wilbur Wright took turns guiding their wood and fabric Flyer over the dunes of Kitty Hawk, N.C. Just over five years later, the Navy had made the decision to acquire flying machines, and by 1912 had four…

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Mr. Mango

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

I’ve only been to Mr. Mango once, but oh what a once it was. It’s a colorful place, outside and in, staffed by socially friendly girls with bored looks on their faces and occupied by every customer conceivable in a place like Yuma. Charming but gaudy regalia lines the walls, visual throwbacks to both American…

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Book Review: Battle Cry

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

In the novel Battle Cry by Leon Uris, the reader gets taken on an epic journey through the life of Marines during WWII in the Pacific theater of war, focusing mainly on the invasion of Tarawa and Guadalcanal Islands, which were under the control of Japan. The book focuses more on the human side of…

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Opinion: Commend the deserving, encourage the wayward

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

All too often I see the line between noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Marines blurring. I see lance corporals and privates first class talking back to corporals and sergeants, and NCO’s getting too friendly with the Marines they’re supposed to be leading and setting the standard for. When I picked up…

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Children and parents celebrate a successful soccer season

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Station children and their parents celebrated the end of the 2012 youth soccer season with pizza, Gatorade, awards and a waterslide at the Ramada Field on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Saturday, March 24. With children ages three to six attending in the morning and children ages seven to 12…

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News to Use March 23, 2012

Posted March 22, 2012 by

Announcing Citi Fraud Early Warning Alerts CitiR Commercial Card recently announced the roll out of a new Fraud Early Warning (FEW) Alerts capability which will allow clients to receive early warnings via short-messaging service and/or e-mail notices when potentially fraudulent activity is detected on your account. U.S. Cardholders are eligible to receive SMS and/or E-mail…

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Tailspotter March 23, 2012

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Spirit Spirit is a young friendly female labrador retriever mix. She is up to date with all her vaccines and spayed. She is ready to go home with you today.  For more information about adopting, contact the Humane Society of Yuma at  928-782-1621.

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While my ukulele warmly laughs: Marine brings sounds of Pacific to Yuma

Posted March 22, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The ukulele originated in Hawaii in the 19th century, based on Portuguese guitar-like instruments. The instrument spread in popularity in the 20th century, and even today austere communities such as Yuma are treated to the sounds of…

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