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Marine air station keeps spice incidents at bay

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Throughout the Marine Corps, synthetic drugs like “Spice” and “bath salts” have presented Marines with yet another hazardous temptation. Drug Demand Reduction Program prevention efforts on station have helped to keep the amount of incidents on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma minimal. “We are constantly educating Marines on the risks and consequences of using synthetic…

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Main St. Cinemas

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

I, like many Marines from MCAS Yuma, have seen numerous films at the Harkins Yuma Palms 14 Theater. However, until this weekend, I hadn’t visited the Main St. Cinemas downtown, and after my journey there, I will definitely return. Main St. Cinemas offers all the same new releases as other mainstream theaters and provides all…

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Muscle(car) Men

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

There’s something about a classic muscle car; its an-attention getter, sleek lines and steel parts. They are distinctly American, with an almost cult following...

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Yuma Marines’ Toys for Tots

Posted December 6, 2012 by By Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Christmas is a time that brings out the best in communities. At Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, through organizations like the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, people come together to help improve the quality of life for the less fortunate children of Yuma and the nation at large. “It’s an organization sponsored by the Marine…

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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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Temporary Financial Assistance

Posted April 26, 2012 by The American Legion

Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable…

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Maldonado bids yuma adios

Posted June 14, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Sgt. Maj. Leonard Maldonado’s last day as Marine Attack Squadron’s 214 sergeant major and his last tour of duty in the Marine Corps was a blessedly cool evening for Yuma, Ariz. Perhaps the weather received…

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Asian Star

Posted September 20, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

An upscale sushi restaurant without the exorbitant upscale sushi restaurant prices. Asian Star lived up to the hype and delivered gracious hosts, a minimalist but contemporary atmosphere and filling portions. The blend of colors matched the flavors and exceeded expectations. Sitting down at the restaurant, you first notice the origami-like napkin folds that one normally…

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F-35B successfully completes first operational flight at MCAS Yuma

Posted February 22, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducted its first operational F-35B Lighting II flight at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2013.

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EOD welcomed home

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(above) The Easter bunny may have been a little late on April 8, but for the children of five explosive ordnance disposal technicians, he brought their fathers home just after 9 p.m. Sgt. Dane Schielke hugs his two daughters after surprising them with his return. The young children of all the technicians were left in…

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