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Gateway Park

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby R. Shields

Gateway park located downtown right on the bank of the Colorado River is a fun-filled place for all ages. It offers playgrounds, picnic areas, barbecues, grassy fields, plenty of shade and of course the river, perfect for birthday parties, office picnics and many other outdoor group events. As the Yuma summer is fast approaching, this…

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News to Use March 30, 2012

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Substances that can be in your water To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. EPA prescribes regulations limiting the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by the public water systems. U.S. Food and Drug Administration establish limits for contaminates in bottled water. Drinking water, including bottle, may reasonably be expected…

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Tailspotter March 30, 2012

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Little Bit is a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix about a year old. He is neutered, vaccinated and has a microchip. He is always looking to meet new friends and find adventures.  For more information about adopting, contact the Humane Society of Yuma at  928-782-1621.

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Yuma squadron supports NATO forces in CONUS

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Approximately 60 Marines returned from supporting a joint-service international exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, March 20. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 513 integrated with service members from around the world during Exercise Mountain Roundup. The exercise saw various NATO…

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H&HS Marines medal in shooting competition

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Two station Marines took home medals after participating in the Marine Corps West Division shooting matches at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Capt. Alexander Vanston, the Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron adjutant and a native of West Nyack, N.Y., and Sgt. Johnny Paredez, a H&HS combat…

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K-9 communities from far and wide come together for upcoming summer heat

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

More than 20 K-9 organizations gathered at the Sonoran Pueblo Friday for the first ever joint training seminar hosted by the Marine Corps Air Station K-9 unit. Units came from all across the Southwest region ranging from California to Tucson…

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Maggie and her not so typical Marine Corps family

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Usually, when you think of your stereotypical Marine Corps family you have dad, the hard working, hard-charging Marine, the backbone and support system, his wife, and often times one if not multiple little bundles of joy. For Lance Cpl. Maggie Chase, legal service specialist at the station legal office…

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Vertical Horizon

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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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MarAdmins

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OFF BASE CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE PROCEDURE UPDATE   MarAdmin Number: 140/12 In March 2012, Headquarters Marine Corps completed a review of off base child care fee assistance procedures. Established procedures were found to be effective and efficient except for guidance associated with cases of extreme hardship. Guidance regarding off base child care fee assistance…

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Weapons & Tactics Instructor course

Posted March 29, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

Helicopters will take to the skies and Marines will train in parks around Yuma and Brawley during biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructors course. WTI is a time when Marine Corps aviators conduct world class training. The history of WTI can be traced back to the 1950′s when the Marine Corps introduced…

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