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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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Remembering our past helps guide our future

Posted  November 8, 2012

As we approach the birthday of our Corps, I find myself thinking more and more about those who have come before us. Recently, I’ve become friends with more and more Vietnam-era Reconnaissance Marines, thanks to some good friends of mine. Their stories of intense camaraderie are truly awe-inspiring. They saw some pretty intense combat in…

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News to Use November 8, 2012

Posted  November 8, 2012

CITY OF YUMA VETERANS DAY PARADE The City of Yuma will host its Veterans Day parade on Monday, Nov. 12 and will begin at approximately 9 a.m.  The parade will travel on 4th Avenue south from 16th Street, then east on 25th Street, then south on Virginia Drive to the American Legion Post 19 at…

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VETERANS DAY DEALS 2012

Posted  November 8, 2012

OLIVE GARDEN Veterans Eat Free. Olive Garden  Restaurants offer a free meal (with  proof of service) from a list of several entrees on a special menu. This special is scheduled for Nov. 12. Additionally, some Olive Garden restaurants will also give out a $10 gift card to veterans for a future visit. APPLEBEE’S Military Veterans…

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Yuma Marines help build character, integrity in local youth

Posted  November 8, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marines volunteered their weekend time with the Yuma Chapter of Young Marines, Nov. 2-3, for the purpose of teaching them how to be contributing and active members of their community.

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MCAS Yuma helps Young Marines in growth, development

Posted  November 8, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma hosted the local chapter of Young Marines, Nov. 2-3, to help foster positive development for the local youth.

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Station hosts second annual Multicultural Day

Posted  November 8, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma hosted its second annual Multicultural Day event at the parade deck, Nov. 1. Multicultural day is organized to educate Americans on individual’s diverse backgrounds.

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Annual uniform pageant kicks off without a hitch

Posted  November 8, 2012

Marines, sailors, VIP guests and members of the local community gathered on the station parade field to witness the annual uniform pageant and cake cutting ceremony Nov. 7 in honor of the 237th Marine Corps Birthday. Traditionally the pageant highlights today’s Marines dressed in the uniforms of our Corps’ past ranging from the Revolution to…

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President Proclaims November as Military Family Month

Posted  November 8, 2012

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 – “In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued today declaring the…

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THE LETTER, A Family’s Tale of War

Posted  November 8, 2012

Editors note: The author of the THE LETTER is the sister of a Marine who served during the Vietnam War, she tells his story through letters they exchanged during the war. Johnny’s letter writing technically began in the fall of 1969, soon after he arrived in Camp Pendleton, assigned to the 3RD Battalion 5TH Marines. …

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Know Yourself and Seek Self Improvement

Posted  November 8, 2012

I qualified Expert last week at the pistol range. First time I had ever shot Expert on the pistol range in my 26 years in the Corps. This is remarkable (to me anyway) because I barely qualified as a Marksman last August. Colonels don’t have to shoot at the range, but I went because I…

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