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Cannon celebrates 20 years of air defense excellence

Posted December 13, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

On Dec. 7, 1991, the Cannon Air Defense Complex was named after the Medal of Honor recipient, for his actions at Midway Island on the first day of World War II. Twenty years from the dedication date and 71 years from the day that will live in infamy, Marines paused to remember the heroic officer….

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Tomcats prep for 15th MEU with RUT exercise

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Before any Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to set sail on the high seas, various training requirements must be accomplished to ensure complete integration of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Part of the Realistic Urban Training requirements, which provides opportunities to...

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Gov. Brewer’s Panel to Help Meet Education Needs of Children in Military Families

Posted August 3, 2012 by From the Office of Governor Brewer

PHOENIX – It’s the eve of the start of another school year, and that can mean plenty of anxiety and sleepless nights for students preparing for class in a different 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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Weapons & Tactics Instructor course

Posted March 29, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

Helicopters will take to the skies and Marines will train in parks around Yuma and Brawley during biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructors course. WTI is a time when Marine Corps aviators conduct world class training. The history of WTI can be traced back to the 1950′s when the Marine Corps introduced…

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The 21-Gun Salute: Marine Corps Customs and Traditions

Posted June 7, 2012 by USMC History Division

The 21-gun salute honoring the President of the United States, like many American military traditions, appears to be another custom inherited from Great Britain. In early times, it was customary for a ship entering a...

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Don’t cry wolf, the Blacksheep are back

Posted June 28, 2012 by

Marine Attack Squadron 214 Marines arrive back to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma safely after a seven-month deployment aboard the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit on June 21.

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MAG-13 CO visits JSF at Eglin Air Force Base

Posted August 16, 2012 by

Courtesy photos by USAF Major Karen Roganov Col. Michael Gough, left, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 commanding officer, listens as Sgt. William Luhrsen, a F-35B Lightning II airframes mechanic and low observation technician, explains some of the new components of the Joint Strike Fighter at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug 13. F-35B Lightning II…

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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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The Origins of the United States Marine Corps

Posted April 19, 2012 by TECOM.usmc.mil

Immediately after the outbreak of the American Revolution, the colonies went about organizing individual armies and navies. In several of the state navies, provisions were made for the use of Marines. It was not…

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