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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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Marine Corps Family Team Building: Helping Uniformed Families

Posted August 3, 2012 by From the office of MCFTB

Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) is a department within MCCS aboard MCAS Yuma. As part of the Family Readiness Program, MCFTB’s mission is to enhance the readiness of Marines, Sailors and their families, and foster their personal growth through education and training. MCFTB offers a variety of classes and workshops for adults, teens and…

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50,000th Devil Pup Graduates on Pendleton

Posted August 3, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A graduation ceremony was held for the nation’s newest Devil Pups at Camp Pendleton’s 52 Area Parade Deck, July 28.

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Fact or Fiction? July 26, 2012

Posted July 26, 2012 by

Q:  When do I have to use any extra accumulated leave by?   A:  According to MARADMIN 390/12 all additional leave exceeding 60 days must be used by Sept. 30, 2013. Submit your question to editor.deedub@gmail.com

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H&HS Marines receive counter-IED training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron conducted counter-IED training, July 16 – 17, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., as part of the week-long Deployment For Training exercise.

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Leader’s Forum: Motivating Marine Corps Quotes

Posted July 26, 2012 by

“The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”  (Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997) “Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.” (Lt. Gen. Victor…

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Yuma Marines complete deployment-for-training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

It’s true that every Marine is a rifleman, but this applies at only the most basic level. Very few Marines get the consistent training and practice of infantry skills a true grunt requires.

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Always ready for the family, FROsho

Posted July 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Family Readiness Officers could arguably be one of a Marine’s greatest assets in the Corps. While many may see them as a unit party planner, their job includes so many facets it’s hard to quantify what they do in one simple word or category. While, on occasion, they do organize unit events, they are designed…

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Fact or Fiction? July 19, 2012

Posted July 19, 2012 by

Q: Can I really get out up to a year early?   A:  Yes, according to changes in the Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Progam Marines can terminate their contract up to 365 days before their original EAS date. However there are some caviats, those applying for termination more than 90 days before their EAS must have…

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New alpha male for Los Lobos

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Col. Horace Bly, left, Combat Logistics Company 16 incoming commanding officer, receives the company guideon from Maj. Nowell McKnight…

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