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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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Green Knights; before F-35B, MCAS Yuma

Posted  November 29, 2012

The Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121, known as the Green Knights, originally activated on June 24, 1941 in the midst of World War II. Several wars and decades later, they are the proud pilots and personnel of the Corps’ first operational F-35 squadron, officially designated as such Nov. 20, 2012. The creator of…

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A Merry Marine Corps Christmas

Posted  November 29, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet Pfc. David Dickerman Rossi, a Marine Aircraft Group 13 Marine Air Ground Task Force planner and a native of Sacramento, Calif., volunteers to help the children of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma decorate cookies at Marine Corps Family Team Building, Nov. 26., during one of their Christmas-themed events, “Elf…

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First marine operational F-35 pilots, maintainers attend transition training

Posted  November 29, 2012

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Fla – The first two operational Marine fighter pilots from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA 121) attended F-35 transition training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla from September 17 through November 20.

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Marketing yourself for a second career

Posted  November 29, 2012

Courtesy photo The Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Career Resource Management Center has sponsored a once-a-year lecture regarding transition that is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Sonoran Pueblo Club.  Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and is entitled “Marketing Yourself  for a Second Career”.  The event will…

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MCSC team provide tools for families to cope with challenges

Posted  November 29, 2012

QUANTICO, Va. — Marine Corps Systems Command’s (MCSC) Family Readiness On Point Team came into existence in May 2011 with a vision to keep faith with our families by communicating, connecting and caring.

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Politics: bringing out the worst in people

Posted  November 15, 2012

This most recent presidential election really started to make me dislike politics. Not so much with how the votes were counted up, or even who ended up winning the election, because in the end, no matter who is elected president, I will respect that person as my boss and will go to war for that…

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News to Use November 15, 2012

Posted  November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner at  American Legion Post 19 H. H. Donkersley American Legion Post 19 will be serving turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day (22 November) from noon to 4 p.m. at 2575 S. Virginia Drive.  Everyone is welcome, and there is no cost for dinner. For more information, please contact Senior Vice…

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Education Update

Posted  November 15, 2012

MARADMIN 625/12  MARINE CORPS INTERNET-BASED TUITION ASSISTANCE IMPLEMENTATION This message provides information pertaining to the marine corps implementation of the internet-based tuition assistance request and approval process.  The process will be converted from a paper-based format to a web-based procedure. The web TA request and approval process has been in use at marforres since 2006…

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Yuma honors Veterans through parade, community

Posted  November 15, 2012

Yuma hosted its annual Veterans Day parade on 4th avenue, Nov. 12. Active-duty Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma took part in the event, honoring those who have served before them. MCAS Yuma’s base Color Guard and tactical vehicles from Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 paraded alongside other organizations, including the Boy Scouts of…

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Kofa cadets share in Corps hospitality

Posted  November 15, 2012

This year, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma had more than 140 new special guests in attendance at the air station’s annual uniform pageant and cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the Marine Corps’ 237th birthday, Nov. 7.

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