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Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children

Posted August 3, 2012 by Elena McShane

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children directs the governor of Arizona to enter into a compact with other states to remove barriers to educational success that are imposed on children of military families (military children) because of frequent moves and deployment of parents.  Forty-three States belong to this Compact. The Interstate Compact…

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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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School Word Search

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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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Tips for parents, kids

Posted August 3, 2012 by USA.gov

Whether you’re a parent or educator, use these resources and tips to prepare for the new school year.   Check-Ups and Immunizations It’s a good idea to take your child in for a physical and eye exam before school starts. If your child will be participating in a sports activity, your family doctor may have…

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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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Yuma gets a Sneak Peek at the Future JSF

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story by Capt. Staci Reidinger

After taking a tour of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft factory in Ft. Worth, Texas, I believe yet another advancement in aviation is about to grace Yuma’s presence that will make us wonder for many years to come how it came to be..

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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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Labor Day – A History

Posted August 30, 2012 by US Department of Labor

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

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

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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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