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Marine volunteers at country music festival as last act

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

On their final days in the Corps, most Marines spend their time finishing their check out and packing to head on to the next chapter of life. Billy Jay Younger, previously a corporal with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, spent his final days as an active duty Marine volunteering…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Challenging Myths and Misconceptions

Posted April 19, 2012 by Mary Chipman

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and an excellent time to learn more about a devastating crime that can leave broken hearts and ruined careers in its wake. Prior to the 1970s, those who were sexually assaulted had no specialized services available and were often misunderstood and ostracized when they attempted to gain support from…

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Marine Attack Squadron 211 heads toward Afghanistan

Posted April 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

The pilots of Marine Attack Squadron 211 kicked off the squadron’s deployment to Afghanistan, April 17, beginning their AV-8B Harriers’ travels to Southwest Asia. More than 200 Marines with both the squadron and Marine Aviation Logistics 13 boarded aircraft to follow their brethren the following day…

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A Message From Secretary of State Ken Bennett

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It is with great pride that I address you, Arizona’s servicemen and women who protect our freedom. As the saying goes, ‘freedom isn’t free’ – you defend our many constitutional freedoms and our right to vote in a free society. I want to personally thank all of you for the sacrifices you make on a…

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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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Weekly financial tips: Identity theft

Posted April 19, 2012 by Ryki Carlson

While watching the news, reading the paper or even viewing the headlines online, it’s hard to get away from the recent increase in identity theft. With people stealing credit and debit card numbers, it’s clear that steps need to be taken to protect our identity. Here are a few ways to help prevent identity theft….

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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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The Origins of the United States Marine Corps

Posted April 19, 2012 by TECOM.usmc.mil

Immediately after the outbreak of the American Revolution, the colonies went about organizing individual armies and navies. In several of the state navies, provisions were made for the use of Marines. It was not…

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Castle Dome

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

Although a bit of a ways out of town, Castle Dome is definitely worth the drive. The displays of the artifacts were very well done and the nicely written placards telling the specific history of the buildings, people and area were very educational. Don’t forget to walk through the mining area after going through the…

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News to Use April 12, 2012

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Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Career night It’s time for the 3rd Annual Career Night, for all Yuma County and Eastern Imperial County high schools. The event will be held at Kofa High School in the auditorium April 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m Testing Opportunity College Level Examination Program and DANTES Subject Standardized Test…

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