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THE LETTER, A Family’s Tale of War

Posted November 8, 2012 by Terri Guldan

Editors note: The author of the THE LETTER is the sister of a Marine who served during the Vietnam War, she tells his story through letters they exchanged during the war. Johnny’s letter writing technically began in the fall of 1969, soon after he arrived in Camp Pendleton, assigned to the 3RD Battalion 5TH Marines. …

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WTI: A MAWTS-1 COMCAM Retrospective

Posted November 1, 2012 by

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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ARFF finds fun on air, land, sea

Posted November 1, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

For most Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, 7:30 a.m. on a Monday morning means time for work. But, for Marines of Section 2, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, they are just coming off a 48-hour shift beginning of their weekend and a section outing, Oct. 29-30. “We see each other more than our…

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Marine Corps conducting female Marine cover survey

Posted October 25, 2012 by Staff

Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) is conducting a survey to find out what female Marines think about new dress and service covers or caps. According to MCSC’s Product Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment, the purpose of the survey to obtain user feedback, and the acquired data will be used to formulate recommended changes to the…

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Marines simulate U.S. Embassy evacuation in Yuma, Twentynine Palms

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Weapons and Tactics Instructor course conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise in the City of Yuma, Ariz.…

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MAWTS-1 S-shops ensure smooth WTI

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Ask any Marine at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 and they’ll say the unit is a different beast to tame than any in the Marine Corps, due in no small part to the unit’s biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course. This isn’t a sentiment shared by only MAWTS-1 instructors and students; the S-shops,…

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Refeuling Ops

Posted October 25, 2012 by Photos courtesy of Phil Myers

Sgt.David Goldblatt, a Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 powerline mechanic, works on a refueling exercise at Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) Sandhill, Oct. 24. A Marine with Marie Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 refuels a Vipers UH-1Y at Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) Sandhill., Oct. 24. A Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron…

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VMA-214 kicks off school year by volunteering at one

Posted October 18, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Sean Dennison

It’s not uncommon for Marines to go back to college while on active duty. Marine Attack Squadron 214 Marines take it several steps further and returned all the way to elementary school.

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Ospreys offer oily assistance to keep Cobras off the ground

Posted October 18, 2012 by Courtesy photos by Phil Meyers

A MV-22 Osprey crewman readies himself as his aircraft prepares to takeoff from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s flightline in support of the biannual Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Oct. 12. A MV-22 Osprey flies over the city of Yuma during an exercise supporting the biannual Weapons and…

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Installation Personnel Administration Center: Quarterly Newsletter

Posted October 11, 2012 by

1. Are all of my children eligible for automatic family coverage? Any unmarried dependent child under the age of 18 is automatically covered under family insurance. This includes natural born children, legally adopted children, and stepchildren who are members of the Servicemember’s household. In addition, unmarried children who, after attaining the age of 18 years…

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