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Mean GREENS Marines

Posted October 4, 2012 by Story and photo by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

To increase the daily productivity of missions in remote locations and decrease the warfighters dependence on traditional energy sources…

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3/6 uses Yuma terrain to train

Posted October 4, 2012 by Photos by Sgt. Steven Cushman

Sergeant Joseph Martin directs his Marines during a counter improvised explosive device training patrol at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 3 Lance Cpl. Gregory Gruman sweeps a patrol route with a mine detector during a counter improvised explosive device training patrol at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 3. Gruman, an Alexandra,…

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Tacos Mi Rancho

Posted October 4, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Why write this review when I can have the patrons of Tacos Mi Rancho speak for themselves (names not given to protect the innocent . . . and satisfied)? “Dear God, I cannot eat anymore.” “Why did you take me here, you know I can’t finish this much food?” “I hate you, but I love…

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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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Military Child Education Coalition visits Yuma

Posted September 27, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Shelby Shields

It’s no surprise military children live a much different and sometimes more stressful life than their civilian counterparts. Approximately 40 participants attended a seminar by the Military Child Education Coalition at the Hilton Garden Inn Pivot Point Conference Center in Yuma, Ariz. Sept. 20 – 21 to address ways to assist military children with day-to-day…

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Spirit Halloween Store

Posted September 27, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

It’s back in town again. The Spirit Halloween store has once again assembled at 1130 S. Castle Dome Ave. in the Las Palmillas shopping center. Outside appearance of the building effectively matches its “temporary” status in the area but once inside you are greeted with elaborate and mildly obnoxious displays of ghosts and ghouls all…

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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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“Hey, Devil Tree, why’re you sleeping on the job?!”

Posted September 13, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Lance Cpl. Wendy Pintos, left, a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron administration clerk and a native of Laredo, Texas, and Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Cabbagestalk, a H&HS administration clerk and a native of Mountain River, N.C., display anger toward a tree that fell after one of Yuma’s infamous storms, Sept. 11. The storm happened Sept. 9 and…

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Engine integrity begins with MALS power plants

Posted September 13, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s powerline mechanics handle the engines, but who, then, handles the engine parts? That would be the power plants mechanics of Marine Aviation…

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Ciao Bella

Posted September 13, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Ciao Bella In my weekly adventures to find new and undiscovered places to eat in Yuma, there is occasionally a pleasant surprise. Ciao Bella is one such discovery. When driving down 4th Ave. near 22nd St., there is a sign advertising Ciao Bella’s Ristorante Italiano. Seeing this sign and the outside of the restaurant, I…

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