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Raytheon, U.S. Army complete first AI3 guided flight test series

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Raytheon and the U.S. Army successfully completed the first guided test vehicle flight series of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative program at Yuma Proving Ground, Aris. The series consisted of two flight tests against different target profiles. In each case after launch, the interceptor initially guided on in-flight radio frequency datalink updates from the fire…

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MarAdmins: Critical Skills Retention Bonus Update

Posted April 12, 2012 by

MARADMIN 202/12 MarAdmin 202/12 is a memorandum approving the continued use of Critical Skills Retention Bonuses. This will continue the authorized use of CSRB until Sept. 30, 2012. CSRB is used as a retention incentive to meet Manpower requirements in critical skills and is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve. For more information contact…

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Around the Corps

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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New Marine Officers Will Add to Legacy of Excellence

Posted August 16, 2012 by Karen Parrish

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta offered congratulations and a challenge to a group of newly minted Marine Corps officers during a commissioning ceremony today at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va....

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WTI: A MAWTS-1 COMCAM Retrospective

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Photo by Pfc. Terrance B. Watson U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters deploy in support of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-13 Oct. 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. A U.S. Marine with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, observes the impact area through the scope of…

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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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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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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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