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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

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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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ‘closes capability gap,’ Army says

While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

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VMA-211 change of command

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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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano Cpl. Jose Luis Hernandez, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 power line mechanic and a native of Willacoochee, Ga., proposes to his longtime girlfriend Zuleika Oleo, a native of Yuma, Ariz., after returning from a six month deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard Marine Corps Air…

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Yuma community residents adopt a squadron

Aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., a squadron adopting a local school or highway is a commonplace occurrence, since volunteer service is a direct reflection of the ideals of the Marine Corps.


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Biden, Carter Applaud ‘Team MRAP’ as Production Ends

Posted  October 4, 2012

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 – Vice President Joe Biden today joined Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter at a Pentagon ceremony marking the end of production of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle…

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Mean GREENS Marines

Posted  October 4, 2012

To increase the daily productivity of missions in remote locations and decrease the warfighters dependence on traditional energy sources…

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PTSD: The Musical

Posted  September 27, 2012

Students of Yuma’s Kofa High School’s top production performance class held a night of Military Appreciation on Sept. 20. “The kids are bringing up PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), bringing it to light. And the donations are going to the Veteran’s Association,” said William Akins, a retired Army National Guard military police sergeant and Iraq war…

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Where were you?

Posted  September 13, 2012

Gunnery Sgt. Lenny Vasquez,  Station Equal Opportunity Adviser “I was Cpl. Vasquez at the time and I was coaching at the pistol range at New River.  When I first heard about the news my gunnery sergeant had the radio and immediately made everybody stop what they were doing. He had everyone get into formation on…

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5 Questions: Lt. Col. Karl Arbogast

Posted  August 23, 2012

Lt. Col. Karl Arbogast 1.  As the new H&HS Commanding Officer, what are your main priorities? Continue the legacy of excellence in performance that this squadron has shown throughout its history, and ensuring that the Marines, sailors and their families are ready to support any mission that they are assigned, in CONUS or overseas.  …

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Where in the World August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions A surf camp participant makes his trek toward the ocean with an American Flag themed surfboard during a three-day surf camp at Camp Pendleton’s San Onofre Beach, Aug. 12. Operation Amped held the sport therapy camp to provide surfing lessons to rehabilitating injured service members and their families….

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Yuma Palms Regional Center

Posted  August 23, 2012

After two years in Yuma, there is one spot I find myself coming back to time and time again. Located at the northeast corner of 16th Street and Interstate 8, Yuma Palms Regional Center features more than 490,000 square feet of department and specialty stores, restaurants and entertainment, as well as walkways, plazas and gathering…

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The Art of Intelligence:

Posted  August 23, 2012

I’m not a fan of fiction novels, and books like this one are a prime example of why real life is so much better. Henry A. Crumpton’s memoir is an account of his 24 years as one of our country’s frontline clandestine warriors, from his beginnings recruiting operatives and collecting intelligence throughout Africa, to leading…

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Yuma’s Olympians

Posted  August 23, 2012

The Olympians on NBC are not the only competitors of their type. For the past 28 years, Yuma, Ariz., has been host to some amazing athletes…

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MAG-13 CO visits JSF at Eglin Air Force Base

Posted  August 16, 2012

Courtesy photos by USAF Major Karen Roganov Col. Michael Gough, left, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 commanding officer, listens as Sgt. William Luhrsen, a F-35B Lightning II airframes mechanic and low observation technician, explains some of the new components of the Joint Strike Fighter at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug 13. F-35B Lightning II…

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