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MAWTS-1 history in MCAS Yuma

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

With the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course right around the corner, many Marines may wonder why Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 is so important. Who are they? Where did they come from? Why should we care? The MAWTS-1 Mission Statement says, “The mission of MAWTS-1 is to provide standardized advanced tactical training and…

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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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Separation: Transition Assistance

Posted June 21, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

The newly-improved Transition Assistance Management Program focuses on individual needs of each Marine and sailor. As most know, TAMP is a program designed to help Marines and their families transition from military to civilian life. “The student now has options to help them along their selected pathway,” said Richard Welch, the station career resource center…

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Fact or Fiction?

Posted August 16, 2012 by

Q: What is the actual policy about sunglasses?  A: According to MARADMIN 504/07, Sunglasses, when worn, will be conservative in appearance without ornamentation. Manufacturer logos should be small and inconspicuous. Sunglasses may be worn on leave, liberty, and in garrison but not in formation unless prescribed by the commander or certified medical authority. When authorized…

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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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SMP takes Marines to ‘Sin City’

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. BIll Waterstreet

Twelve station Marines traveled to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, April 5 – 8. The trip was organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program and cost participants $98 for transportation and three nights stay at one of the resorts. “Events like this are designed to increase morale, get…

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MAWTS-1 Combat Camera provides vital assets to squadron, station, Corps

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Twice a year, for seven weeks at a time, the station floods with Marines and service members from across the country and around the world.

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Fact or Fiction?

Posted September 6, 2012 by Staff

Q:  Is Operational Security a solid justification for not shaving in order to not draw attention to yourself. A:  According to MCO 3070.2.34G, there’s a paragraph stating one of the procedures to hold up OPSEC is to “create confusion about or cause multiple interpretations of vital information taken from open sources.” So you could really,…

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Support of USMC Tax Centers

Posted December 13, 2012 by MarAdmin 673/12

Marine Corps legal assistance offices provide seasonal annual income tax preparation and electronic filing services to eligible personnel as part of an income tax assistance program.  This annual program has repeatedly proven to be a major quality of life benefit for our Marine Corps community. Last year alone, Marine Corps tax centers prepared and filed…

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Leaving the CORPS: Q’s for your employer

Posted May 10, 2012 by Washington.gov

Advancement    Can you tell me how success in this position is measured?    What skills would I need to be successful in this position?    What are the opportunities for personal growth?    What is the retention rate of people in this position? Responsibilities    Tell me about a typical day in this job….

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