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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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Welcome home

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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News to Use September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2012

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair for military veterans, active duty, guard, reserve members and military spouses Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Louis Levy Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11.  Job seekers can expect to find both government and non-government employers who…

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A More Perfect Union

Posted  September 20, 2012

 ***Bibliographic note: Web version based on the Introduction by Roger A. Bruns to A More Perfect Union : The Creation of the United States Constitution. Washington, DC : Published for the National Archives and Records Administration by the National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1986. May 25, 1787. Freshly spread dirt covered the cobblestone street in…

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Spirit Halloween Store

Posted  September 27, 2012

It’s back in town again. The Spirit Halloween store has once again assembled at 1130 S. Castle Dome Ave. in the Las Palmillas shopping center. Outside appearance of the building effectively matches its “temporary” status in the area but once inside you are greeted with elaborate and mildly obnoxious displays of ghosts and ghouls all…

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Where in the World September 28, 2012

Posted  September 27, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Terence G. Brady Marines prepare to fire rounds from an M777A2 155 mm howitzer at East Fuji Maneuver Area in mainland Japan, Sept. 11. The Marines wait for fire commands from the fire direction center prior to sending rounds downrange. Photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Petersheim Lance Cpl. Martin Williams, an automatic…

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Yuma celebrates national remembrance of the fallen: POW/MIA

Posted  September 27, 2012

World War I. World War II. The Korean War. Vietnam. Operation Iraqi Freedom. These bloody affairs, and others across the world and time, may never yield all their secrets of the fallen.

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Photo illustration by Cpl. Aaron Diamant
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IASK preps canine teams for combat

Posted  September 27, 2012

As the light fades and the stars begin to appear, most people are thinking about crawling into bed. The participants of the Inter-service Advanced Skills K-9 Course…

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Military Child Education Coalition visits Yuma

Posted  September 27, 2012

It’s no surprise military children live a much different and sometimes more stressful life than their civilian counterparts. Approximately 40 participants attended a seminar by the Military Child Education Coalition at the Hilton Garden Inn Pivot Point Conference Center in Yuma, Ariz. Sept. 20 – 21 to address ways to assist military children with day-to-day…

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Always remembered, never forgotten

Posted  September 27, 2012

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan — Hundreds of Marines gathered to honor the lives of two fallen comrades killed during the attack on Camp Bastion, Sept. 14.

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CBRN lights Marines’ fire with DECON training

Posted  September 27, 2012

Every Marine remembers their first experience with the gas chamber in boot camp. It’s one of the many tear-jerking memories that binds Marines together.

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World-wide remembrance

Posted  September 27, 2012

Coalition Forces attend a memorial service in honor of Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible at Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan Sept. 19, 2012. Raible, commanding officer of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3D Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), was killed in action while repealing an enemy attack on Camp Bastion Sept. 14,…

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