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The 21-Gun Salute: Marine Corps Customs and Traditions

Posted June 7, 2012 by USMC History Division

The 21-gun salute honoring the President of the United States, like many American military traditions, appears to be another custom inherited from Great Britain. In early times, it was customary for a ship entering a...

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Gov. Brewer’s Panel to Help Meet Education Needs of Children in Military Families

Posted August 3, 2012 by From the Office of Governor Brewer

PHOENIX – It’s the eve of the start of another school year, and that can mean plenty of anxiety and sleepless nights for students preparing for class in a different school.

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Ospreys offer oily assistance to keep Cobras off the ground

Posted October 18, 2012 by Courtesy photos by Phil Meyers

A MV-22 Osprey crewman readies himself as his aircraft prepares to takeoff from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s flightline in support of the biannual Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Oct. 12. A MV-22 Osprey flies over the city of Yuma during an exercise supporting the biannual Weapons and…

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The Origins of the United States Marine Corps

Posted April 19, 2012 by TECOM.usmc.mil

Immediately after the outbreak of the American Revolution, the colonies went about organizing individual armies and navies. In several of the state navies, provisions were made for the use of Marines. It was not…

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Don’t cry wolf, the Blacksheep are back

Posted June 28, 2012 by

Marine Attack Squadron 214 Marines arrive back to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma safely after a seven-month deployment aboard the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit on June 21.

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MAG-13 CO visits JSF at Eglin Air Force Base

Posted August 16, 2012 by

Courtesy photos by USAF Major Karen Roganov Col. Michael Gough, left, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 commanding officer, listens as Sgt. William Luhrsen, a F-35B Lightning II airframes mechanic and low observation technician, explains some of the new components of the Joint Strike Fighter at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug 13. F-35B Lightning II…

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Station celebrates 237 years of tradition

Posted November 15, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

It’s a day every Marine has come to know and celebrate as if it were their own: the day the Corps came alive. The Marine Corps’ official birthday is Nov. 10, 1775, when the 2nd Continental Congress passed a resolution that “two battalions of Marines be raised.” Since that day 237 years ago, Marines have…

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Panetta: U.S.-China Relationship One of World’s Most Critical

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta welcomed Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie to the Pentagon today as part of the first U.S. visit by a Chinese defense minister in nine years. Liang’s visit occurs at a time when the armed forces of both nations seek to...

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Marine Corps Community Services provides for air station

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

MCAS Yuma Marine Corps Community Services offers a variety of programs and services for Marines, sailors and their families to help ease the weight of deployments and everyday military life. MCCS provides for the station the Semper Fit fitness program to family team building, counseling, personal finance and educational services for service members and their…

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Love and War Part III: Final

Posted September 20, 2012 by Sgt. Heather Golden

Photo by Lance Cpl. JD Wu Retired Cpl. Anthony Villarreal and his wife, Jessica, share a kiss during a recent visit back to Twentynine Palms. Anthony lost 80 percent of his skin, his right arm and all the fingers on his left hand during an improvised explosive device attack in Afghanistan in June 2005. Since…

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