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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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2013 Scholarships for Military Children

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story by Tammy Reed

FORT LEE, Va. – In 2012, the Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated a major milestone as it reached more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to 6,742 students from around the globe. It’s time, once again, to add to these impressive numbers, as applications for the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program will be…

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Marines “follow the bomb” with MALS-13

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 ordnance technicians gave station Marines a glimpse of the bread and ballistics of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s aviation operations, Nov. 19, during a, “Follow the Bomb,” event.

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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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First marine operational F-35 pilots, maintainers attend transition training

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photo by Ensign Lisa M. Lill

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Fla – The first two operational Marine fighter pilots from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA 121) attended F-35 transition training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla from September 17 through November 20.

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MCSC team provide tools for families to cope with challenges

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story by Traci Kelley

QUANTICO, Va. — Marine Corps Systems Command’s (MCSC) Family Readiness On Point Team came into existence in May 2011 with a vision to keep faith with our families by communicating, connecting and caring.

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Education Update

Posted November 15, 2012 by Staff

MARADMIN 625/12  MARINE CORPS INTERNET-BASED TUITION ASSISTANCE IMPLEMENTATION This message provides information pertaining to the marine corps implementation of the internet-based tuition assistance request and approval process.  The process will be converted from a paper-based format to a web-based procedure. The web TA request and approval process has been in use at marforres since 2006…

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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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F-35 makes its mark in Marine Corps, Air Force

Posted November 15, 2012 by Courtesy Story

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The engines roared overhead as an F-35B fell into formation.

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Yuma Marines help build character, integrity in local youth

Posted November 8, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marines volunteered their weekend time with the Yuma Chapter of Young Marines, Nov. 2-3, for the purpose of teaching them how to be contributing and active members of their community.

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