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Marine Corps Community Services provides for air station

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

MCAS Yuma Marine Corps Community Services offers a variety of programs and services for Marines, sailors and their families to help ease the weight of deployments and everyday military life. MCCS provides for the station the Semper Fit fitness program to family team building, counseling, personal finance and educational services for service members and their…

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TRAP mission prepares reservists for combat

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Ali Azimi

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The roar of the propellers above the helicopter was deafening. A screech rang throughout the hull, where eight Marines and the flight crew sat.

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MAWTS-1 Combat Camera provides vital assets to squadron, station, Corps

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Twice a year, for seven weeks at a time, the station floods with Marines and service members from across the country and around the world.

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Educational Counseling The Education Center is staffed by friendly trained counselors capable of providing academic counseling. The Education Center is easy to use and presents information in a clear and helpful manner. Once users zero in on the degree programs, course offerings, or institutions that meet their criteria, they can then explore the details for…

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MCAS Yuma approaches 50th anniversary

Posted July 19, 2012 by Desert Warrior Staff

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma turns 50 years old July 20. The station started out as Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station after being signed over from the Air Force to the Navy…

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Fact or Fiction? July 12, 2012

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Q: So what’s the actual deal with hands in the pockets?   A: Along with chewing gum or smoking and the like (to exclude reading books), hands in the pockets are disallowed while walking in uniform or in formation. However, good judgment will govern the application of this policy in the field environment. Hands in pockets…

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Voices of our Ancestors: the Navajo Code Talker’s Story

Posted July 12, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

A few Marines fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time witnessed an amazing piece of history come alive. On July 2, for the first time in more than 60 years, the Marine Corps’ Navajo code from…

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Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012

Posted July 12, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Marines with 25th Marine Regiment, based out of New England, board a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Wilson in Twentynine Palms, Marine Air/Ground Combat Training Center…

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Live Fire: Marines Unload Ammo in Corporals Course First

Posted July 12, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

Two Marines cautiously walked and waited for potential enemy contact, not knowing where they will take enemy fire from next. Then, a sudden break in the silence occurs as the sound of gunfire erupts.

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Say Cheeese: You’re on Combat Camera

Posted July 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Where does imagery you see around base come from? Those photos on the slides you saw in boot camp? The pictures in your curriculum at MOS school? The training videos seen at safety stand downs?

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