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Fact or Fiction? June 28, 2012

Posted June 28, 2012 by

Debunking Lance Corporal underground myths Q: Are we supposed to wear skivvy shirts underneath our utilities uniform? A: Per MARINE CORPS ORDER P1020.34G Marines are not required to wear a skivvy shirt underneath the utilities uniform. But it would behoove you to check with your command before trying to make any fashion statements.

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Don’t cry wolf, the Blacksheep are back

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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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Fact or Fiction? June 21, 2012

Posted June 21, 2012 by Desert Warrior Editor

Are we supposed to salute the flag outside the headquarters building when walking past it?

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Separation: Transition Assistance

Posted June 21, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

The newly-improved Transition Assistance Management Program focuses on individual needs of each Marine and sailor. As most know, TAMP is a program designed to help Marines and their families transition from military to civilian life. “The student now has options to help them along their selected pathway,” said Richard Welch, the station career resource center…

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To know where you’re going, you must first know where you’ve been

Posted June 21, 2012 by Story and Photos Cpl. Shelby R. Shields

VMA-311 passes on pride for rich history, tradition Once a week the Marine Attack Squadron 311 commanding officer gathers his Marines and shares a piece of the Tomcat history, a tradition carried on by past, present…

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Around the Corps

Posted June 14, 2012 by Photos by Cpl. Tommy Huynh

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire M240B machine guns during live-fire training aboard USS Pearl Harbor, June 7. The unit embarked the ship, as well as USS Makin Island and USS New Orleans in San Diego Nov. 14, beginning a seven-month deployment…

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Yuma mobile team improves Miramar Marines’ aviation capabilities

Posted June 14, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

An improvised Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team (MMT) from Marine Aviation Control Squadron 1, working with both local and California units, completed the last leg of a four-part airfield exercise at Auxiliary Airfield II…

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VMA-311 gives up the ocean, returns to the desert

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Welcome Home Marine Attack Squadron 311! Approximately 150 Marines and sailors with Marine Attack Squadron 311 returned home June 7 from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary.…

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Leaving the Corps: Retirement Planning 101

Posted June 14, 2012 by military.com

If you’re a member of Generation X, it’s time to save for retirement. And don’t think you can count on Social Security or pensions. The future of those retirement savings products is uncertain. So where do you start? Investing in variable annuities may be a good option. According to John. M. Gannon, author of “Variable…

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Tomcats Return From Pacific Rim

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An AV-8B Harrier II jet assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, based out of MCAS Yuma in Arizona, begins a vertical descent toward the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer off the coast of Southern California. Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western-Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year.

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