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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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Jones & Jones, the place to go for guns

Posted May 3, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

I love guns. I don’t try to hide it at all, and I encourage others to purchase firearms all the time. I get that quality firearms can be pricey, but often you get what you pay for. If I spent a little bit more to buy a firearm from a reputable manufacturer, I know that…

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Highway 95 Café

Posted May 31, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Oh man. Highway 95 Café. Okay, here we go. Growing up in a predominately Asian neighborhood, I got to acquire a taste for Oriental cuisine. After school hang outs were often filled with the aroma of rice bowls, barbeque pork, dumplings, pho soup or pad thai. Yah, yah, most of what we enjoy as Chinese…

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Station chefs savor culinary school lessons

Posted July 26, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

It’s commonplace for Marines to further their education within their primary military occupational specialties. What isn’t common is when training is in New York alongside accomplished chefs…

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City of Yuma plane finds final resting place in public’s eye

Posted October 18, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

In 1949, Yuma appeared to be heading to its’ deathbed. The war was over and the military had shut down the air base.

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Welcome home

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano Cpl. Jose Luis Hernandez, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 power line mechanic and a native of Willacoochee, Ga., proposes to his longtime girlfriend Zuleika Oleo, a native of Yuma, Ariz., after returning from a six month deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard Marine Corps Air…

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Tailspotter March 23, 2012

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Spirit Spirit is a young friendly female labrador retriever mix. She is up to date with all her vaccines and spayed. She is ready to go home with you today.  For more information about adopting, contact the Humane Society of Yuma at  928-782-1621.

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Marine Attack Squadron 211 heads toward Afghanistan

Posted April 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

The pilots of Marine Attack Squadron 211 kicked off the squadron’s deployment to Afghanistan, April 17, beginning their AV-8B Harriers’ travels to Southwest Asia. More than 200 Marines with both the squadron and Marine Aviation Logistics 13 boarded aircraft to follow their brethren the following day…

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