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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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MWSS-371 refine their skills during training

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

A Yuma-based engineer company completed their quarterly training required for maintaining job efficiency during deployments at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Aug. 31.

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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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A Pithy History of Yuma’s Attack Squadrons

Posted September 6, 2012 by Special by the Desert Warrior Staff

Photo by Capt. Tim Otten Four AV-8B Harrier jets with Yuma’s Marine Attack Squadron 211 fly in formation over Wake Island, Jan. 5, on their way to Okinawa, Japan

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Fact or Fiction?

Posted August 30, 2012 by

Q:  Do I have to wear my cover while driving on base?   A: According to MCO P1020.34G, headgear will be worn in government vehicles, and in privately owned vehicles on military bases and installations, except when doing so would present a hazard to safe driving. So Marines and sailors thinking they may remove their cover…

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By Example: The Leadership of Master Sgt. McWhorter

Posted August 23, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Ask any Marine to find where Otter Pops fall on the list of leadership traits or principles. Master Sgt. Joseph Estill McWhorter, Jr.,…

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Joint training puts the sting in Scorpion Fire

Posted August 23, 2012 by Story and Photos by Lance Cpl. Rebecca Eller

CHOCOLATE MOUNTAIN AERIAL GUNNERY RANGE YUMA, Ariz. — Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion from Camp Pendleton, Calif.,

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A peek into the life of Cpl. Walker

Posted August 23, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

Being promoted to corporal was not the first time Walker took the role as a noncommissioned officer.

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VEERP allows Marines to exit service early

Posted August 23, 2012 by Story by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.   —  Officials from Manpower and Reserve Affairs recently released a revised Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Program that provides eligible applicants an opportunity to exit military service up to one year ahead of their scheduled separation date. Marine Administrative Message 371/12 promotes force shaping measures in accordance with budget…

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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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