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Pappy’s sword reunites with Black Sheep

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Marine Attack Squadron 214’s first commanding officer was a bit of a celebrity in his day. The valiant Gregory “Pappy” Boyington was famous for his leadership style and more importantly his squadron’s winning record in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Following his military career, Boyington had...

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Station celebrates Oasis Pool’s grand reopening

Posted May 24, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Station personnel and their families celebrated the grand reopening of MCAS Yuma’s Oasis Pool with a splash, May 18. The pool, which has been in use since 1943, reopened after renovations started in March...

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LZ Bar & Grill

Posted July 19, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

The LZ Bar and Grill is a great hangout for anyone who supports and appreciates today’s military. Every inch of every wall is covered in military memorabilia.

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Yuma SAR pilot writes, publishes novel

Posted October 11, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Sometimes when Marines find themselves with downtime, they play video games. When Capt. Shaheed Shabazz, a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron UH-1N Huey pilot, found himself with some spare time, he wrote a book. “I was on my first boat deployment in 2009,” he said. “The theme of someone getting the ultimate revenge just popped into…

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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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While my ukulele warmly laughs: Marine brings sounds of Pacific to Yuma

Posted March 22, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The ukulele originated in Hawaii in the 19th century, based on Portuguese guitar-like instruments. The instrument spread in popularity in the 20th century, and even today austere communities such as Yuma are treated to the sounds of…

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Country Thunder, Hear My Cry: Station SMP supports music festival

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Eight Marines with the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program served as volunteer security for the 2012 Country Thunder USA in Florence, Ariz., April 12-15. Country Thunder is one of the largest and most anticipated country …

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Fod-Finding Truck Helps Free Debris Off Airfield

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Over the past four months, the station has been implementing yet another piece of its overall efforts to create a Foreign Object Debris free airfield. A black petroleum-based soil stabilization solution has been sprayed on just under half (the most high traffic areas) of the station’s airfield. “This method is primarily used for FOD mitigation,”…

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Movie Review: Battleship

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

I remember playing the game Battleship as a kid with my cousins. This would happen every family function up until we were about ten. Birthdays, holidays, funerals, Battleship was the only constant in our celebrations. The thing is, my violent cousins would always win. And by win I mean they would look at my battle…

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Rocky’s Pizzeria & Italian Foods

Posted August 16, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

There are precious few locations for good pizza in Yuma. Besides the retail chains and Benito’s on base, there are only a handful of local pizzerias that make their pizza from scratch. Rocky’s Pizzeria falls somewhere in the middle of the pizza pie. Boasting an impressive assortment of Italian dishes next to its homemade pizza,…

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