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Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012

Posted July 12, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Marines with 25th Marine Regiment, based out of New England, board a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Wilson in Twentynine Palms, Marine Air/Ground Combat Training Center…

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By Example: The Leadership of Master Sgt. McWhorter

Posted August 23, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Ask any Marine to find where Otter Pops fall on the list of leadership traits or principles. Master Sgt. Joseph Estill McWhorter, Jr.,…

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Green Knights; before F-35B, MCAS Yuma

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story by Pfc. Brendan King

The Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121, known as the Green Knights, originally activated on June 24, 1941 in the midst of World War II. Several wars and decades later, they are the proud pilots and personnel of the Corps’ first operational F-35 squadron, officially designated as such Nov. 20, 2012. The creator of…

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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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Yuma Marines complete deployment-for-training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

It’s true that every Marine is a rifleman, but this applies at only the most basic level. Very few Marines get the consistent training and practice of infantry skills a true grunt requires.

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Life after the Corps

Posted October 4, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As the Corps shrinks and thousands transition back to civilian life, opportunities to succeed are out there. It may take some effort to find some of them, however, the resources available to transitioning Marines are more numerous and available than ever. The Transition Assistance Management Program helps station Marines and Sailors prepare for life after…

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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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Marines familiarize themselves with external lift operations

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor course covers an impressive range of military exercises meant to school Marines on how to best execute operations as if they were in theater. One operation is the external lift, which involves aircraft transporting a variety…

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VMA-311 gives up the ocean, returns to the desert

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Welcome Home Marine Attack Squadron 311! Approximately 150 Marines and sailors with Marine Attack Squadron 311 returned home June 7 from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary.…

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Marine for a Day

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Jovan M. Henry

At only 5 years old, Jorge Solis has dreamed of becoming a Marine for more than half his life. He finally got the chance to live his dream when the Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with Camp Pendleton to conduct a hands-on tour for Jorge and his family, Aug. 10...

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