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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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MCAS Yuma approaches 50th anniversary

Posted July 19, 2012 by Desert Warrior Staff

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma turns 50 years old July 20. The station started out as Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station after being signed over from the Air Force to the Navy…

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DMO clarified, making your move easy

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Shelby Sheilds

Whether it’s time to move on to the next chapter of a Marine Corps career or transitioning back to the civilian world, every Marine will at one point in time will encounter the Distribution Management Office. It’s up to the Marine if this encounter will be pleasant or painful. “We have a lot of Marines…

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F-35 Integrated Test Force preps maintainers for operational test

Posted December 13, 2012 by By Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano

When the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team begins testing the F-35 this month, maintenance personnel will be fully self-sufficient and prepared to transition to flight operations. By the time the first aircraft arrives, personnel will have successfully completed all initial training requirements and have already demonstrated the ability to perform specialized maintenance tasks on…

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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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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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BCD kicks off West Coast Tour in Yuma

Posted March 8, 2012 by

The Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment kicked off its West Coast tour with a performance at MCAS Yuma, March 1. The detachment performed for station personnel on the parade field, moving toward the public with a performance at Kofa High School the same evening and Gila Ridge High School Friday.

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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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