NOT SO SECRET WEAPON: Ronald T. Roane guides his 75 pound German Shepherd scout dog, Hobo, as they track down the elusive enemy.
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War Dogs in the Marine Corps in World War II

Posted March 8, 2012 by

In the late summer of 1942, the Marine Corps decided to experiment with the use of dogs in war, which may have been a new departure for the Corps but not a new idea in warfare. Since ancient times dogs have served man in various ways: the Romans used the heavy Mastiffs with armored collars…

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Commandant’s Corps-wide “Heritage Tour”

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff

Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Michael P. Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visited MCAS Yuma as a part of the Commandant’s Corps-wide “Heritage Tour” being conducted over the coming months…

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H&HS Marines receive counter-IED training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron conducted counter-IED training, July 16 – 17, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., as part of the week-long Deployment For Training exercise.

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JSF Auxiliary landing field construction update

Posted October 4, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

Sundt Construction, Inc.has been awarded a $24.2 million contract to build an auxiliary landing field at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma that will be used in training F-35B Joint Strike Fighter pilots prior to their deployment. The project includes construction of an air operation facility; aircraft direct fueling station, maintenance shelter and vertical take-off and…

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

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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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MarAdmins: Critical Skills Retention Bonus Update

Posted April 12, 2012 by

MARADMIN 202/12 MarAdmin 202/12 is a memorandum approving the continued use of Critical Skills Retention Bonuses. This will continue the authorized use of CSRB until Sept. 30, 2012. CSRB is used as a retention incentive to meet Manpower requirements in critical skills and is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve. For more information contact…

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Around the Corps

Posted June 14, 2012 by Photos by Cpl. Tommy Huynh

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire M240B machine guns during live-fire training aboard USS Pearl Harbor, June 7. The unit embarked the ship, as well as USS Makin Island and USS New Orleans in San Diego Nov. 14, beginning a seven-month deployment…

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New Marine Officers Will Add to Legacy of Excellence

Posted August 16, 2012 by Karen Parrish

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta offered congratulations and a challenge to a group of newly minted Marine Corps officers during a commissioning ceremony today at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va....

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WTI: A MAWTS-1 COMCAM Retrospective

Posted November 1, 2012 by

Photo by Pfc. Terrance B. Watson U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters deploy in support of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-13 Oct. 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. A U.S. Marine with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, observes the impact area through the scope of…

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CLC-16 retrieves satellite during convoy exercise

Posted May 3, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Marines from Combat Logistics Company 16 led a convoy to set up and retrieve a Russian satellite for a training operation, April 26-27. The seven Marines and one corpsman, traveling by four seven-tons, out of ...

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