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Yuma Marines’ Toys for Tots

Posted December 6, 2012 by By Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Christmas is a time that brings out the best in communities. At Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, through organizations like the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, people come together to help improve the quality of life for the less fortunate children of Yuma and the nation at large. “It’s an organization sponsored by the Marine…

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H&HS Marines medal in shooting competition

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Two station Marines took home medals after participating in the Marine Corps West Division shooting matches at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Capt. Alexander Vanston, the Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron adjutant and a native of West Nyack, N.Y., and Sgt. Johnny Paredez, a H&HS combat…

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Temporary Financial Assistance

Posted April 26, 2012 by The American Legion

Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable…

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Maldonado bids yuma adios

Posted June 14, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Sgt. Maj. Leonard Maldonado’s last day as Marine Attack Squadron’s 214 sergeant major and his last tour of duty in the Marine Corps was a blessedly cool evening for Yuma, Ariz. Perhaps the weather received…

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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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