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Yuma’s future F-35B hits the mark

Posted August 16, 2012 by

Courtesy of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightening II, expected to arrive at MCAS Yuma, Ariz. by the end of the year, accomplished a significant milestone Aug. 8 by demonstrating a successful weapons release during a flight at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD. U.S. military officials at…

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Fact or Fiction?

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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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VMA-214 achieves missile milestone

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

A detachment with a Yuma-based AV-8B Harrier squadron wrote another chapter of the aircraft’s history when they launched, for the first time, an air-to-air missile operationally Aug. 14....

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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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MWSS-374: Paving A Better Future

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Breaking new ground isn’t easy. Building a foundation, in the most literal sense, is hard work...

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Marine for a Day

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Jovan M. Henry

At only 5 years old, Jorge Solis has dreamed of becoming a Marine for more than half his life. He finally got the chance to live his dream when the Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with Camp Pendleton to conduct a hands-on tour for Jorge and his family, Aug. 10...

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Fact or Fiction?

Posted August 9, 2012 by

  Q:  What should happen when a flag touches the ground?   A:  According to MCO P10520.3B, the American flag should never touch anything beneath it. Should this happen, the flag is to be disposed of in a dignified manner, i.e., burning, after consultation with Headquarters Marine Corps.

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Station K-9 section showcases skills for Army brass

Posted August 9, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

The station’s K-9 section was given a chance to show Army generals, colonels, command sergeants major and several top-level Department of Defense civilian…

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ARFF Marines start, put out, the fire in Miramar

Posted August 9, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

The wailing of a fire engine is a sound no one hopes to hear. It’s the sound of unpredictability and the unknown. To the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting section…

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5 Questions: Elena McShane

Posted August 3, 2012 by

1. What is the role of the school liaison, and how does it benefit the base community? USMC School Liaisons are the link between military families, local schools and the Marine Corps.  Our top priority is to provide parents, students and educators timely and relevant information to enhance learning and promote academic success.  School Liaisons…

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