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Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Voting is a constitutional right that American citizens eighteen years and older can freely exercise. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers all active-duty members of the Uniformed Services and their families, members of the merchant marine and their families, and US citizens who reside overseas, and assists them in exercising their…

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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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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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ARFF finds fun on air, land, sea

Posted November 1, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

For most Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, 7:30 a.m. on a Monday morning means time for work. But, for Marines of Section 2, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, they are just coming off a 48-hour shift beginning of their weekend and a section outing, Oct. 29-30. “We see each other more than our…

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Ordnance Marines celebrate 90th birthday of bombastic community

Posted May 3, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron DIamant

Ten short years after the Corps’ took to the skies, a need for highly trained Marines to build, handle and repair weapons systems and ordnance led the creation of the aviation ordnance community.

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Fact or Fiction? July 12, 2012

Posted July 12, 2012 by

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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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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2013 Scholarships for Military Children

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story by Tammy Reed

FORT LEE, Va. – In 2012, the Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated a major milestone as it reached more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to 6,742 students from around the globe. It’s time, once again, to add to these impressive numbers, as applications for the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program will be…

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NOT SO SECRET WEAPON: Ronald T. Roane guides his 75 pound German Shepherd scout dog, Hobo, as they track down the elusive enemy.
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War Dogs in the Marine Corps in World War II

Posted March 8, 2012 by

In the late summer of 1942, the Marine Corps decided to experiment with the use of dogs in war, which may have been a new departure for the Corps but not a new idea in warfare. Since ancient times dogs have served man in various ways: the Romans used the heavy Mastiffs with armored collars…

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Commandant’s Corps-wide “Heritage Tour”

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff

Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Michael P. Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visited MCAS Yuma as a part of the Commandant’s Corps-wide “Heritage Tour” being conducted over the coming months…

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