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US Army, Raytheon achieve first inflight lethal intercept of low quadrant elevation rocket

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YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. – Raytheon successfully intercepted and destroyed a low quadrant elevation 107mm rocket as part of the second series of guided test vehicle flight tests of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative program. The intercept is a major test milestone before the U.S. Army live-fire engagements begin in September. “Beginning only 18 months…

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New Navy vessel named after Yuma

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The U.S. Navy has decided to name one of their newest Joint High-Speed Vessels after the city of Yuma, Ariz., forming an even deeper bond between the local community and our military. Political officials from the state of Arizona and the city of Yuma were informed of the decision by the Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary…

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Navy to name new vessel after city of Yuma, Ariz.

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U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is praising the Navy’s decision to name its latest Joint High Speed Vessel after the city of Yuma. McCain says the naming is a “worthy recognition of the people of Yuma and all they do to support the men and women of our military.” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says…

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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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Yuma community residents adopt a squadron

Posted May 31, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon

Aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., a squadron adopting a local school or highway is a commonplace occurrence, since volunteer service is a direct reflection of the ideals of the Marine Corps.

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MCAS Yuma H&HS Field Meet

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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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MCAS Yuma’s Commissary recognizes military scholarship recipient

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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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VMFA-121 Receives fifth, sixth F-35B

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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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Marine Corps weapons, tactics instructor course finishes with mass troop insertion

Posted May 10, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Brendan King

The initial component to Final Exercise One for Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Weapons and Tactics Instructor course began on April 23 at the Laguna Army Airfield near MCAS Yuma, Ariz.

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Pre-Deployment: The Black Sheep, Nightmares and Avengers’ military appreciation evening muster

Posted May 10, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Marines, sailors and family members of Marine Attack Squadron 214, Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Attack Squadron 311 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 were brought together for a cross-squadron evening barbecue at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s base chapel courtyard, May 1.

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