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MAWTS-1 history in MCAS Yuma

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

With the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course right around the corner, many Marines may wonder why Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 is so important. Who are they? Where did they come from? Why should we care? The MAWTS-1 Mission Statement says, “The mission of MAWTS-1 is to provide standardized advanced tactical training and…

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From the Farm

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamat

After spending nearly three years in Yuma, I’m sometimes still amazed at the things I haven’t done. I managed to cross one more item off my list when I recently traveled to From the Farm on Highway 95, east of Yuma. I finally managed to try a date shake, a milk shake with one of…

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Book Review: The Soldier’s Load and the Mobility of a Nation

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

In this extended essay, The Soldier’s Load and the Mobility of a Nation, Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall attacks the tendency of the U.S. Army to overload its infantry soldiers with gear, typically far more than they need for immediate use in combat.

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Opinion: Is technology eating our children

Posted March 22, 2012 by Sgt. Daniel Malta

This day and age, technology can be found aiding every part of our life from waking up to the sound of an alarm clock to popping back a chemically engineered sleeping pill while turning in for the night. The entertainment industry for one has gotten so advanced that in the last 100 years, man can…

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BCD kicks off West Coast Tour in Yuma

Posted March 8, 2012 by

The Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment kicked off its West Coast tour with a performance at MCAS Yuma, March 1. The detachment performed for station personnel on the parade field, moving toward the public with a performance at Kofa High School the same evening and Gila Ridge High School Friday.

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NOT SO SECRET WEAPON: Ronald T. Roane guides his 75 pound German Shepherd scout dog, Hobo, as they track down the elusive enemy.
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War Dogs in the Marine Corps in World War II

Posted March 8, 2012 by

In the late summer of 1942, the Marine Corps decided to experiment with the use of dogs in war, which may have been a new departure for the Corps but not a new idea in warfare. Since ancient times dogs have served man in various ways: the Romans used the heavy Mastiffs with armored collars…

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