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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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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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Opinion: Quick to Punish, Slow to Praise

Posted May 31, 2012 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

Do you ever get the sense that you are tiptoeing the line between being a great Marine and just being good enough for your job because very few people acknowledge your support to the mission?  Are there times when you feel as if the only occasion you get attention from your senior staff is during…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Get Excited!

Posted August 3, 2012 by Lt. James Johnson

If you listen outside your window you will hear the voices of the combined choirs. The children are singing in anticipation to the beginning of the new school year. The parents are raising their voices in harmony welcoming this new academic year; same event evoke different motivations.  This is amusing; however different, the parent’s motivation…

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Hang up And Drive

Posted September 27, 2012 by Col. Robert Kuckuk

You may have noticed our PMO officers out of their patrol cars hanging out on corners. What they are doing is watching for people who are choosing not to follow the station order prohibiting cell phone use while driving on base. If you are using your cell phone either to talk or text while driving…

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Opinion: The power of friendship

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Anyone who’s actually read any of my editorial pieces knows I’m a fan of ranting, raving and complaining. Let’s face it; Marines complain, a lot. Some of us are even quite good at it. I myself almost have it down to a science. In a strange change up for me, I’m not going to be…

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5 Questions: VMA-311 Commanding Officer

Posted June 21, 2012 by Lt. Col. Peter Blake

1. VMA-311 “Tomcats” just returned from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based out of Japan. Can you share some of the operational highlights of the squadron’s deployment? The “Japan”…

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5 Questions: Lt. Col. Karl Arbogast

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Lt. Col. Karl Arbogast 1.  As the new H&HS Commanding Officer, what are your main priorities? Continue the legacy of excellence in performance that this squadron has shown throughout its history, and ensuring that the Marines, sailors and their families are ready to support any mission that they are assigned, in CONUS or overseas.  …

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Developing Leadership: civilians need to step up like Marines

Posted October 25, 2012 by Mona Messer

Time and again I hear the phrase “growing our own leaders”.   How does the task get accomplished for the civilians aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma?  That’s an easy answer for those that want to take full advantage of the training provided through the Civilian Leadership Development Program (CLD).  One such program in the…

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Habits of Success”

Posted May 3, 2012 by Lt.Gregory Woodard

Several years ago Steven Covey wrote the bestseller, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It presented a practical way for developing the habits of success. An important lesson in the quest for success is this: successful people aren’t necessarily smarter than others, they’re not necessarily more gifted, and they’re certainly not luckier. But they…

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