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VMA-513 celebrates last ball before decommissioning

Posted November 15, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

One could come up with many trivial sayings regarding the decommissioning of a Marine Attack Squadron, but none would truly do the feelings and emotions felt by those in the squadron justice.

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Health & Safety

‘Yikes! Is this turkey done?’

Posted November 15, 2012 by Kay Blakley

FORT LEE, Va. – Seeing pink as you’re slicing into your beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced they are. Follow these few tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure your turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for…

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Milestones

Posted November 15, 2012 by Cmdr. Timothy Power

Last year at this time, I remember welcoming our seasonal visitors back and looking forward to the milder climate for my recently arrived family during this time of year in Yuma.  Little did I know how fast time would fly since last year because of my busy career, home and auto upkeep, and family.  I’d…

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Photo by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano
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Marine Corps

Station celebrates 237 years of tradition

Posted November 15, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

It’s a day every Marine has come to know and celebrate as if it were their own: the day the Corps came alive. The Marine Corps’ official birthday is Nov. 10, 1775, when the 2nd Continental Congress passed a resolution that “two battalions of Marines be raised.” Since that day 237 years ago, Marines have…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock
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F-35 makes its mark in Marine Corps, Air Force

Posted November 15, 2012 by Courtesy Story

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The engines roared overhead as an F-35B fell into formation.

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World

Where in the World: November 15, 2012

Posted November 15, 2012 by Staff

Photo by Nathan L. Hanks Jr. Sgt. Maj. Joseph M. Davenport, sergeant major, Marine Corps Logistics Command, the oldest Marine present at the Kids’ Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, passes a slice of cake to the youngest child, Louis Mixa, 2, during a cake-cutting ceremony, Nov. 3. Photo by Nathan…

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Local

Masterpiece Barberhop

Posted November 15, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

After perusing the numerous barbershops throughout Yuma, I have now dedicated my weekly haircut to the Masterpiece Barbershop off of 4th Ave. just north of 14th St. Masterpiece has been far and above the best location for getting a trim I have found in Yuma. From the friendly and skilled barbers to the numerous flat-screen…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Posted November 15, 2012 by Pfc. Brendan King

By now I’m sure most of you gamers know that the newest Call of Duty video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops Two was released this past Veterans Day. The expectations and hype leading up to this game were extremely high for the creators Black Ops Two to live up to and in some cases…

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MAG-13 carries on birthday run tradition

Posted November 15, 2012 by Story and photos by Pfc. Brendan King

Marines from Marine Aircraft Group 13 held their annual Marine Corps Birthday motivational run Nov. 8. at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma to celebrate the Corps’ 237th birthday.

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Remembering our past helps guide our future

Posted November 8, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As we approach the birthday of our Corps, I find myself thinking more and more about those who have come before us. Recently, I’ve become friends with more and more Vietnam-era Reconnaissance Marines, thanks to some good friends of mine. Their stories of intense camaraderie are truly awe-inspiring. They saw some pretty intense combat in…

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