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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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Fact or Fiction? July 26, 2012

Posted July 26, 2012 by

Q:  When do I have to use any extra accumulated leave by?   A:  According to MARADMIN 390/12 all additional leave exceeding 60 days must be used by Sept. 30, 2013. Submit your question to editor.deedub@gmail.com

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MCAS Yuma’s Color Guard represents centuries of success

Posted October 11, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

It’s one of the most preeminent standards of Corps tradition: the color guard. Every unit, installation and command echelon within the Corps has one…

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EOD welcomed home

Posted April 12, 2012 by

(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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To know where you’re going, you must first know where you’ve been

Posted June 21, 2012 by Story and Photos Cpl. Shelby R. Shields

VMA-311 passes on pride for rich history, tradition Once a week the Marine Attack Squadron 311 commanding officer gathers his Marines and shares a piece of the Tomcat history, a tradition carried on by past, present…

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VMA-214 achieves missile milestone

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

A detachment with a Yuma-based AV-8B Harrier squadron wrote another chapter of the aircraft’s history when they launched, for the first time, an air-to-air missile operationally Aug. 14....

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THE LETTER, A Family’s Tale of War

Posted November 8, 2012 by Terri Guldan

Editors note: The author of the THE LETTER is the sister of a Marine who served during the Vietnam War, she tells his story through letters they exchanged during the war. Johnny’s letter writing technically began in the fall of 1969, soon after he arrived in Camp Pendleton, assigned to the 3RD Battalion 5TH Marines. …

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Chesty, the Mascot, Becomes Children’s Best Friend at Museum

Posted May 10, 2012 by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Triangle, VA – Parts of the National Museum of the Marine Corps are “going to the dogs” — and to the kids. The Museum recently installed...

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Separation

Posted July 19, 2012 by

Educational Counseling The Education Center is staffed by friendly trained counselors capable of providing academic counseling. The Education Center is easy to use and presents information in a clear and helpful manner. Once users zero in on the degree programs, course offerings, or institutions that meet their criteria, they can then explore the details for…

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MWSS-371 refine their skills during training

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

A Yuma-based engineer company completed their quarterly training required for maintaining job efficiency during deployments at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Aug. 31.

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