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BCD kicks off West Coast Tour in Yuma

Posted March 8, 2012 by

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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Paint It Red

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Photos by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison Food service specialists Pfc. Justine Strickland, a native of Dallas, and Lance Cpl. Jhon Betancurt, a native of Lauderhill, Fla., paint the interior of the station chow hall as part of a general renovation of the facility, July 24. Food service specialists Pfc. Justine Strickland, a native of Dallas…

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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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News to Use March 23, 2012

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Announcing Citi Fraud Early Warning Alerts CitiR Commercial Card recently announced the roll out of a new Fraud Early Warning (FEW) Alerts capability which will allow clients to receive early warnings via short-messaging service and/or e-mail notices when potentially fraudulent activity is detected on your account. U.S. Cardholders are eligible to receive SMS and/or E-mail…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Challenging Myths and Misconceptions

Posted April 19, 2012 by Mary Chipman

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and an excellent time to learn more about a devastating crime that can leave broken hearts and ruined careers in its wake. Prior to the 1970s, those who were sexually assaulted had no specialized services available and were often misunderstood and ostracized when they attempted to gain support from…

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EOD and CLC-16 Marines visit junior high school career day fair

Posted May 10, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Four Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marines paid a visit to 4th Avenue Junior High School for its Career and College Readiness Day in Yuma, Ariz., May 4. Two Marines hailed from station Explosive Ordinance...

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