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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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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

Posted April 19, 2012 by

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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Station MCFTB reaches out to local educators

Posted August 9, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

It’s hard to find a better example of the military supporting the local community than using station resources to inform the people who educate local children.

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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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Vertical Horizon

Posted March 29, 2012 by

Lance Cpl. Dane Linder, a Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron radar technician, scales the climbing tower during the H&HS Barracks Bash on station, March 22. Such events are used to boost Marines’ morale.

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News to Use April 19, 2012

Posted April 19, 2012 by Staff

Candlelight Vigil For Sexual Assault Victims There will be a Candlelight Vigil to pay tribute to victims of sexual assault Sat., April 28, from 4-4:30 p.m. at the Station Chapel.  The event is sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office and the Office of the Chaplain in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. …

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No more Phishing Scams

Posted May 17, 2012 by David Ager

Examples of Phishing Messages You open an email or text, and see a message like this: “We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity.” “During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn’t verify your information. Please click here…

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