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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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9 tips for better credit

Posted April 12, 2012 by MSN Money

1. Get a credit card if you don’t have one: Don’t fall for the myth that you have to carry a balance to have good scores. You don’t, and you shouldn’t. But having and using a credit card or two can really build your scores. 2. Add an installment loan to the mix: You’ll get…

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Noncombatant Evacuation Operation

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Women’s summit opens eyes of female Marines

Posted May 24, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Many of the station’s female Marines gathered with a few of their male counterparts for an awareness summit, May 15. Women make up only six percent of the Corps, but despite their small numbers, make a...

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Desert Warrior to return next week

Posted July 5, 2012 by

Due to the July 4th holiday, Desert Warrior did not publish this week. Some Desert Warrior archived material was included in this week’s issue of Aerotech News and Review. To view this content, please follow the link to our online PDF archive. Desert Warrior will return in its entirety July 12th.

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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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Station couple travels to Africa to help refugees, gains new insight

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamat

Some couples go to great lengths to better understand one another. One station couple went all the way to Africa. Mike and Bekah DiFelice volunteered with Light Gives Heat for three weeks, February 11- March 4. The Light Gives Heat organization was founded by Dave and Morgan Hansow…

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Leaving the CORPS

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Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans  Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans is designed for veterans. Knowing about these authorities and identifying your eligibility will enhance your job search. These special authorities represent a few of many appointing authorities that agencies can use entirely at their discretion. Veterans are not entitled to appointment under any of these…

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Motorcycle training: Not just another check in the box

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Anyone on station who rides a motorcycle, and even those who don’t, are regularly being reminded of training and proper riding equipment. Marines are constantly hearing things like “make sure you take all the riding courses” and “always wear your PPE (proper protective...

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Take a stand against sexual assault

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Uniform Victim Advocates raise sexual assault awareness by implementing Bystander Intervention training for all non-commissioned officers on May 22. The mandatory Bystander Intervention training is a program to raise sexual assault awareness and show NCOs how they can prevent an assault from happening. The training provides Marines ways to interfere…

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