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Harrier Airframers provide structure for attack squadrons

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

There are more than 500 panels covering the AV-8B Harrier. That’s more than 500 reasons to exercise utmost prudence when performing maintenance on the aircraft, more than 500 chances for a mistake to...

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Leaving the Corps: Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Posted June 7, 2012 by http://whitman.syr.edu/vwise/

What is V-WISE V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful entrepreneurs. Their goal is to integrate their leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States.   PHASE 1: What’s first? A 15 day…

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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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A call to serve, whether overseas or in community

Posted May 31, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Conscription hasn’t been used to increase the United States Armed Forces since 1973, at the end of the Vietnam War. Today, the members of each military branch are comprised solely of volunteers.

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Flyover

Posted May 31, 2012 by Photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Bolken

Lt. Col. Terrence J. Dunne lands an AV-8B Harrier onto the HMS Ark Royal, May 21. More than 150 Marines and Sailors with MAG-14 were aboard the Ark Royal to conduct Capella Strike, a two-week training evolution with British counterparts.

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Memorial Day for Marines at Afghanistan’s Helmand post honors fallen warriors

Posted May 31, 2012 by Master Sgt. Grady T. Fontana

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — As the blistering sun sets, disappearing in the horizon, a solemn wind of silence breezes through the dusky sky along with the first hints of cool evening air here at...

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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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Women’s summit opens eyes of female Marines

Posted May 24, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Many of the station’s female Marines gathered with a few of their male counterparts for an awareness summit, May 15. Women make up only six percent of the Corps, but despite their small numbers, make a...

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The history of the Marine Corps War Memorial

Posted May 24, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia...

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Station ARFF trains in setting up decontamination site

Posted May 17, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma aircraft rescue and firefighting department trained in setting up a mass decontamination site, May 10-11. The training, part of ARFF personnel’s annual training requirements, educated the firefighters on quickly and effectively constructing a...

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