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Opinion: Tattoos: art or unprofessional?

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Over the past few decades it seems society has become more and more accepting of tattoos. This goes hand-in-hand with the younger generation’s fascination with getting tattoos the second they turn 18. There still are some employers who won’t hire people covered in ink or require they wear long sleeves to completely cover them during…

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Technology keeps service members, families closer together

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

Graduation from high school is said to be among the many milestones in a young adult’s life and many high school graduates hope to share in this big moment with their families. For many military children, family members outside their immediate family…

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Dealing with Deployments

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Station stands up new C-12B static display

Posted November 1, 2012 by Photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

A UC-12B Huron made its final voyage to a display area with a little help from a crane, Oct. 24 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Considered an aviation workhorse and utilized for transport and cargo missions as well as support of military operations between naval stations, MCAS Yuma found it appropriate to retain one…

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Archbishop visits station, God in tow

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, archbishop of military services, visited MCAS Yuma March 17 through 19 to speak to Catholic Marines. The visit was part of Broglio’s many scheduled visits to military bases throughout the U.S. “I always try to visit myself or have one of my three bishops visit each base…

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Castle Dome

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

Although a bit of a ways out of town, Castle Dome is definitely worth the drive. The displays of the artifacts were very well done and the nicely written placards telling the specific history of the buildings, people and area were very educational. Don’t forget to walk through the mining area after going through the…

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Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteers

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(below) Volunteers with the station’s Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society pose for a group photo during their volunteer dinner at the Sonoran Pueblo, April, 17. The dinner is held to recognize the contributions of members of NMCRS, with this year’s motif being “hats off to you for all that you do,” hence the intriguing array of…

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When push comes to crunch: abdominal workout

Posted May 17, 2012 by by ACE Fitness

Abdominal training has developed a lot over  the past 20 years. Straight legged sit ups and straight leg raises became bent knee sit ups, crunches and now to the abdominal and drawing exercises on fit balls. FIT BALLS – Fit balls have been a useful training tool for abdominals and stabilisers when sitting on a…

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Tomcats Return From Pacific Rim

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An AV-8B Harrier II jet assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, based out of MCAS Yuma in Arizona, begins a vertical descent toward the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer off the coast of Southern California. Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western-Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year.

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Range Wardens preserve desert, historical landmarks

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

It’s hard to say exactly what the station’s Range Wardens do every day, because one day for them rarely resembles any other.

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