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Sterling Global Operations completes U.S. Navy project to clear munitions, firing range and target debris from Arizona Marine Corps Air Station range

Posted September 13, 2013 by

Sterling Global Operations, Inc., in a two-year project for the U.S. Navy, removed or recycled some 5.9 million pounds of munitions, firing range and target debris from Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Ariz. Sterling Global returned the proceeds from the recycled materials back into the Navy range clearance project. “The resale of recycled materials…

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Updated Laser Rangefinder/Designator from Northrop Grumman, DRS Technologies completes successful flight testing

Posted April 12, 2013 by

Following flight testing at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, Ariz., the Mast Mounted Sight-Diode Pumped Laser Rangefinder/Designator developed by Northrop Grumman) and partner DRS Technologies successfully demonstrated its capabilities for the U.S. Army. The MMS-DP LRF/D is designed as a drop-in replacement for the legacy MMS LRF/D, which was also produced by Northrop Grumman….

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F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

Posted March 1, 2013 by Jim Garamone

All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly F-35s. Inspectors found the crack in an F135 engine installed in an F-35A…

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F-35B completes second airborne weapons separation

Posted December 13, 2012 by By Navy Air News

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force (ITF) accomplished another significant test milestone Dec. 3 when an F-35B successfully released another weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take off and vertical landing variant of the F-35, released an inert 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb over…

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Setting sail to Sedona

Posted December 13, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma-based active duty and retired service members along with some of their family took a holiday trip to Sedona, Ariz., Dec. 7-9.

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Sandy’s Aftermath: One Marines’ Story

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photo by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Being away from those you love and care about most is something every Marine, active or retired, can relate to. Being instinctively mindful of natural disaster headlines and what they might mean back home is a harsh reality shared by all Marines.

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National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted November 8, 2012 by Dr. Robert B. Kane

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Al — Throughout November, the nation will celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month.

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Time Remains for Absentee Voting, Official Says

Posted November 1, 2012 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 – Absentee Voting Week is a reminder that it’s still possible for eligible U.S. voters overseas to register and to vote, the acting director of the department’s Federal Voting Assistance Program said today. “It’s not too late to vote,” Pamela S. Mitchell told reporters during a telephone news conference. Mitchell said…

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5 Questions: Installation Voting Assistance Officer

Posted October 18, 2012 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

Why does the Department of Defense have Voting Assistance Officers? Voting is a constitutional right that U.S. citizens are afforded and the Federal Government believes that U.S. military members deserve additional assistance with exercising this right due to hardships involved with multiple military moves and deployments. What services are provided by the Installation Voting Assistance…

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A future C-12 Huron static display grows there . . .

Posted October 18, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

Construction for the static display of the Beechcraft C-12B Huron, known simply as the C-12, continues, as of Oct. 16., next to station headquarters.

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