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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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Face of Defense: Marine Earns Top-Shooter Status

Posted April 26, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Paul Peterson

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 23, 2012 – Gunnery Sgt. Joshua A. Peterson is one of the few riflemen to earn a coveted place on the Marine Corps Shooting Team, where the time-honored art of...

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College and career fair educates station on future choices

Posted May 17, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Military friendly schools and employers gathered in the Sonoran Pueblo to give station residents a glimpse at their future Monday. The college and career fair had 38 prospective employers and colleges, all looking for a few good men and women to transfer from the Corps’ ranks to theirs.

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Welcome to Yuma

Posted June 21, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Col. Robert Kuckuck, station commanding officer, welcomes more than 50 new Marines and their families to MCAS Yuma at the monthly Welcome Aboard Brief, June 20 at the Sonoran Pueblo. This brief is a great tool to help Marines get acclimated to what amenities are available on station.

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PTSD: The Musical

Posted September 27, 2012 by Photos by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Students of Yuma’s Kofa High School’s top production performance class held a night of Military Appreciation on Sept. 20. “The kids are bringing up PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), bringing it to light. And the donations are going to the Veteran’s Association,” said William Akins, a retired Army National Guard military police sergeant and Iraq war…

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Marine Corps first operational F-35B conducts initial vertical landing

Posted March 29, 2013 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Ken Kalemkarian Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the Corpsí first operational F-35B Lightning II squadron, prepares for flight operations aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. March 21, 2013. VMFA-121 conducted the Marine Corpsí first Short Take Off, Vertical Landing operations outside of a testing environment on the same day….

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Marine Corps Community Services

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Semper Fit  Friday Fit Club When: Fri, March 23, 10am ““ 11am Weekly on Friday, until Dec 28, 2012 Where: Group Fitness Center and Bldg.598 Details:  Friday Fit Club provides an introduction to the benefits of fitness and exercise, nutrition and healthy techniques as well as two fitness classes in the final two weeks of…

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Canadian Army, Marines join forces, assault mock village

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

In a scene reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, five Marine UH-1Y Hueys carrying Oscar Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, landed at the Yuma Proving Ground’s K-9 village searching for a…

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MCAS Yuma says farewell to old Air Traffic Control Tower comes down

Posted May 3, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

The old air traffic control tower, which has long stood companion to base operations, is soon to exist only as a memory. The red and white Marine Corps Air Station Yuma ATC tower has been condemned, and it is...

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MCJROTC hits Yuma high schools, preps future leaders

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby R. Shields

In the fall, students at Kofa High School in Yuma, Ariz., will have the opportunity to participate in the first Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps offered to Yuma high school students. MCJORTC classes at the school will be available to all students and cover a wide variety of subjects from leadership and military…

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