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VMA-211 change of command

Posted June 7, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. William Waterstreet Lt. Col. Troy Pehrson, the outgoing commander of Marine Attack Squadron 211, center, passes the Marine Corps Colors to Lt. Col. Cory Simmons, the incoming commander of VMA-211, left, as Sgt. Maj. Michael Cayer, the sergeant major of VMA-211, right, salutes this symbolic act of the changing of…

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MAG-13 Change of Command

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Brendan King Col. Michael J. Gough, the outgoing commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 13, escorts his wife during the change of command ceremony for MAG-13, May 23 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Gough, who took command of MAG-13 in May 2010 and oversaw the build-up and…

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Lieutenant Colonel Weathers awarded Bronze Star

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Brendan King Maj. Gen. Steven W. Busby, commanding general of Third Marine Aircraft Wing, left, congratulates Lt. Col. Brent Weathers on receiving the Bronze Star. Weathers, an AV-8B Harrier pilot with Marine Aircraft Group 13 and native of Marshall, Okla., was awarded the Bronze Star for his courageous efforts…

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Aviation Logistics Marine chosen for USO leadership award

Posted May 10, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Reba James

One of our own, Cpl. MaryBeth Monson, a structural mechanic with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 (MALS-13) aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and a native of Weston, Idaho, has been selected as the United Service Organization’s (USO) Woman of the Year Military Leadership Award.

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Yuma-based Marine awarded Marine Corps Installations West Achievement Award

Posted March 1, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. – Leonardo Da Vinci

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MCAS Yuma 2012 Employee of the Year Awarded

Posted January 10, 2013 by Cpl. William Waterstreet

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – Michael Harris, an Installation and Logistics Department engineering technician and a 17-year employee of the air station, was awarded the MCAS Yuma 2012 Employee of the Year Award Dec. 20.

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Military working dog bids farewell to working life

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

She’s spent her entire lifetime locating explosives and apprehending suspects, all in the name of one thing. Tennis balls.

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Station Drug Demand Reduction Program wins DoD honors two years running

Posted October 18, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

The station’s Drug Demand Reduction Program was selected as the winner of the 22nd annual Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award, marking the second time the station has earned the honor in a row. Every year, DDRPs from throughout the Marine Corps and entire Department of Defense submit packages detailing why they should receive…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted October 18, 2012 by

Pfc. Eugene A. Obregon, one of the first Hispanic Marine recipients of the Medal of Honor. MARADMIN 445/12: In honor of the many contributions made by the Hispanic community to the United States, the nation observes Hispanic heritage month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Hispanic Heritage Month originally began in 1968 as Hispanic heritage…

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VMFA(AW)-121 under new leadership

Posted October 4, 2012 by Photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner

Sgt. Maj. Timothy P. Haney, the sergeant major of Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121 passes the colors to the on-coming and off-going commanding officers, during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Sept. 28. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Michael R. Waterman, the off-going commanding officer relinquished his…

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