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Raytheon, U.S. Army complete first AI3 guided flight test series

Posted August 9, 2013 by

Raytheon and the U.S. Army successfully completed the first guided test vehicle flight series of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative program at Yuma Proving Ground, Aris. The series consisted of two flight tests against different target profiles. In each case after launch, the interceptor initially guided on in-flight radio frequency datalink updates from the fire…

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Ospreys support final WTI exercise

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon A MV-22 Osprey refuels from the back of a KC-130 over the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Ranges near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., April 23.

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VMGR-252 Hercs support WTI

Posted March 29, 2013 by Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki

Marine Corps photograph by Top of Formby Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki A forklift loads gear and supplies onto a Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 KC-130J Hercules at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 22. VMGR-252 transported 20,000 pounds of gear to the course. Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 made a cross-country flight…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted March 29, 2013 by Nick Simeone

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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In Brief – March 22, 2013

Posted March 22, 2013 by

U.S. training accident kills seven Marines A Marine Corps official says the seven Marines killed in Nevada died after a 60mm mortar exploded unexpectedly during a training accident, March 18. The Marines immediately issued an indefinite moratorium on firing of all such mortars worldwide until an investigation clears as safe the type of weapon and…

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Marine Corps’ first operational F-35B conducts initial Vertical Landing

Posted March 22, 2013 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 watched in amazement and satisfaction as the Corps’ first operational F-35B Lightning II squadron conducted its first Short Take Off, Vertical Landing operations aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. March 21, 2013.

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MAG-13 Leads Integrated Training Exercise ACE

Posted February 6, 2013 by Story by Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

For more than 11 years, the U.S. Marine Corps has been engaged in combat operations in the Middle East. In that time the way we fight has drastically changed to counter the tactics of our adversaries.

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Cannon celebrates 20 years of air defense excellence

Posted December 13, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

On Dec. 7, 1991, the Cannon Air Defense Complex was named after the Medal of Honor recipient, for his actions at Midway Island on the first day of World War II. Twenty years from the dedication date and 71 years from the day that will live in infamy, Marines paused to remember the heroic officer….

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Support of USMC Tax Centers

Posted December 13, 2012 by MarAdmin 673/12

Marine Corps legal assistance offices provide seasonal annual income tax preparation and electronic filing services to eligible personnel as part of an income tax assistance program.  This annual program has repeatedly proven to be a major quality of life benefit for our Marine Corps community. Last year alone, Marine Corps tax centers prepared and filed…

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Marines Adjust From Hornets and Harriers to the New F-35B

Posted December 13, 2012 by Pfc. Brendan M. King

One of the first things Marines are taught in boot camp is to adapt and overcome through hard and difficult times. For Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, things could not be any more obvious. The powerline mechanics of VMFA-121 are learning the nuances of the…

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