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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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Noncombatant Evacuation Operation

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron DIamant

Yuma’s Kiwanis Park was abuzz with activity Friday night, as Marines participating in the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course completed a noncombatant evacuation operation as part of their curriculum. The event takes place twice a year, drawing crowds of locals to watch as Marine CH-53E helicopters land...

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Realistic Urban Training heats up in El Centro

Posted May 17, 2012 by Cpl. John Robbart III

NAVAL AIR STATION EL CENTRO, Calif.   — More than 400 Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began conducting the ground portion of Realistic Urban Training, here, May 7. The training aims to integrate the Command Element, and its Maritime Raid Force, with the Aviation Combat Element.  It will be conducted in…

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Marine Corps Volunteers

Posted June 14, 2012 by Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Lance Cpl. Meagan Craigo, a Marine Air Control Squadron 1 motor transportation operator and a Fort Wayne, Ind., native, helps care for pets at the Humane Society of Yuma by interacting with the animals outside their cages.…

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16th Street Burger King Drive-through

Posted October 25, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Hey Marines, do you want to lose all faith in humanity while simutaneously unnecessarily starving yourself? Then you need to expose yourself to the horror that is the drive through at Burger King on 16th Street. Half an hour. Half an hour for some measly burgers and fries and onion rings. Oh wait, no, they…

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Navy to name new vessel after city of Yuma, Ariz.

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U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is praising the Navy’s decision to name its latest Joint High Speed Vessel after the city of Yuma. McCain says the naming is a “worthy recognition of the people of Yuma and all they do to support the men and women of our military.” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says…

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BCD kicks off West Coast Tour in Yuma

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The Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment kicked off its West Coast tour with a performance at MCAS Yuma, March 1. The detachment performed for station personnel on the parade field, moving toward the public with a performance at Kofa High School the same evening and Gila Ridge High School Friday.

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SMP takes Marines to ‘Sin City’

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. BIll Waterstreet

Twelve station Marines traveled to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, April 5 – 8. The trip was organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program and cost participants $98 for transportation and three nights stay at one of the resorts. “Events like this are designed to increase morale, get…

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U.S., Japan Agree on Okinawa Troop Relocation

Posted May 3, 2012 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 – U.S. and Japanese officials announced yesterday the two nations have agreed on a plan to relocate U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam. The joint statement of the U.S.-Japan...

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Yuma commemorates those who gave all

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Americans in Yuma and across the country spent Monday remembering and celebrating the lives of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the land of the free. Originally known as Declaration Day, Memorial Day is designed to give tribute to all the men and women…

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