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Installation Personnel Administration Center: Quarterly Newsletter

Posted October 11, 2012 by

1. Are all of my children eligible for automatic family coverage? Any unmarried dependent child under the age of 18 is automatically covered under family insurance. This includes natural born children, legally adopted children, and stepchildren who are members of the Servicemember’s household. In addition, unmarried children who, after attaining the age of 18 years…

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Canadian Army, Marines join forces, assault mock village

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

In a scene reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, five Marine UH-1Y Hueys carrying Oscar Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, landed at the Yuma Proving Ground’s K-9 village searching for a…

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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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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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F-35 makes its mark in Marine Corps, Air Force

Posted November 15, 2012 by Courtesy Story

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The engines roared overhead as an F-35B fell into formation.

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Tomcats prep for 15th MEU with RUT exercise

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Before any Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to set sail on the high seas, various training requirements must be accomplished to ensure complete integration of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Part of the Realistic Urban Training requirements, which provides opportunities to...

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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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Love and War Part II

Posted September 13, 2012 by Sgt. Heather Golden

Courtesy photo Retired Cpl. Anthony Villarreal and his wife, Jessica, smile outside of their home in Lubbock, Texas, in 2011. Anthony was injured in Afghanistan is 2008 when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device. MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.  — When you’ve practically lost yourself to a wartime attack,…

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Cannon celebrates 20 years of air defense excellence

Posted December 13, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

On Dec. 7, 1991, the Cannon Air Defense Complex was named after the Medal of Honor recipient, for his actions at Midway Island on the first day of World War II. Twenty years from the dedication date and 71 years from the day that will live in infamy, Marines paused to remember the heroic officer….

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Weapons & Tactics Instructor course

Posted March 29, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

Helicopters will take to the skies and Marines will train in parks around Yuma and Brawley during biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructors course. WTI is a time when Marine Corps aviators conduct world class training. The history of WTI can be traced back to the 1950′s when the Marine Corps introduced…

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