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F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

Posted March 1, 2013 by Jim Garamone

All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly F-35s. Inspectors found the crack in an F135 engine installed in an F-35A…

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Marines practice crisis response mission, render humanitarian aid

Posted April 26, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Casey Scarpulla

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Casey Scarpulla Marines and Sailors provide medical aid and disaster assistance at Kiwanis Park in Yuma, Ariz. during a Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Recovery Exercise conducted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, April 19. The exercise was conducted to test and improve studentsí capabilities…

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Ospreys support final WTI exercise

Posted April 26, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon A MV-22 Osprey refuels from the back of a KC-130 over the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Ranges near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., April 23.

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Lieutenant Colonel Weathers awarded Bronze Star

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Brendan King Maj. Gen. Steven W. Busby, commanding general of Third Marine Aircraft Wing, left, congratulates Lt. Col. Brent Weathers on receiving the Bronze Star. Weathers, an AV-8B Harrier pilot with Marine Aircraft Group 13 and native of Marshall, Okla., was awarded the Bronze Star for his courageous efforts…

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MAG-13 Change of Command

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Brendan King Col. Michael J. Gough, the outgoing commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 13, escorts his wife during the change of command ceremony for MAG-13, May 23 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Gough, who took command of MAG-13 in May 2010 and oversaw the build-up and…

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MFE, MCSCG, Air Ground Integration conference takes off

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by MSgt. William Price Maj. Thomas “Johnny” Short delivers a brief on the role of an air officer at the first ever Polish Air-Ground Integration conference, held at the Polish Armed Forces Artillery and Weapons Training Center in Torun, Poland, May 21-23. Poland, with direct support from Marine Forces Europe and Marine…

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VMFA-121 Receives fifth, sixth F-35B

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. William Waterstreet An F-35B Lightning II lands at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., May 22, becoming the 6th aircraft attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121. VMFA-121 is the first operational F-35 squadron in the U.S. military. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. William Waterstreet Two F-35B Lightning IIs fly…

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MCAS Yuma’s Commissary recognizes military scholarship recipient

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Reba James Morgan C. Frank, and her mother and grandmother, stand by the cake in honor of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s Commissary holding a recognition ceremony, in which the Defense Commissary Agency recognized the Scholarships for Military Children Recipient, May 23. Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl….

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MCAS Yuma H&HS Field Meet

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., took part in a squadron-wide field meet in which all the sections competed in various physical training events to strengthen camaraderie and teamwork. A portion of the field meet required the participating…

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Welcome home

Posted June 7, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano Cpl. Jose Luis Hernandez, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 power line mechanic and a native of Willacoochee, Ga., proposes to his longtime girlfriend Zuleika Oleo, a native of Yuma, Ariz., after returning from a six month deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard Marine Corps Air…

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