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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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MCAS Yuma H&HS Field Meet

Posted  May 24, 2013

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., took part in a squadron-wide field meet in which all the sections competed in various physical training events to strengthen camaraderie and teamwork. A portion of the field meet required the participating…

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MCAS Yuma’s Commissary recognizes military scholarship recipient

Posted  May 24, 2013

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Reba James Morgan C. Frank, and her mother and grandmother, stand by the cake in honor of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s Commissary holding a recognition ceremony, in which the Defense Commissary Agency recognized the Scholarships for Military Children Recipient, May 23. Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl….

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VMFA-121 Receives fifth, sixth F-35B

Posted  May 24, 2013

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. William Waterstreet An F-35B Lightning II lands at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., May 22, becoming the 6th aircraft attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121. VMFA-121 is the first operational F-35 squadron in the U.S. military. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. William Waterstreet Two F-35B Lightning IIs fly…

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MFE, MCSCG, Air Ground Integration conference takes off

Posted  May 24, 2013

Marine Corps photograph by MSgt. William Price Maj. Thomas “Johnny” Short delivers a brief on the role of an air officer at the first ever Polish Air-Ground Integration conference, held at the Polish Armed Forces Artillery and Weapons Training Center in Torun, Poland, May 21-23. Poland, with direct support from Marine Forces Europe and Marine…

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MAG-13 Change of Command

Posted  May 24, 2013

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Brendan King Col. Michael J. Gough, the outgoing commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 13, escorts his wife during the change of command ceremony for MAG-13, May 23 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Gough, who took command of MAG-13 in May 2010 and oversaw the build-up and…

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Lieutenant Colonel Weathers awarded Bronze Star

Posted  May 24, 2013

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Brendan King Maj. Gen. Steven W. Busby, commanding general of Third Marine Aircraft Wing, left, congratulates Lt. Col. Brent Weathers on receiving the Bronze Star. Weathers, an AV-8B Harrier pilot with Marine Aircraft Group 13 and native of Marshall, Okla., was awarded the Bronze Star for his courageous efforts…

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Aviation Logistics Marine chosen for USO leadership award

Posted  May 10, 2013

One of our own, Cpl. MaryBeth Monson, a structural mechanic with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 (MALS-13) aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and a native of Weston, Idaho, has been selected as the United Service Organization’s (USO) Woman of the Year Military Leadership Award.

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Marine Corps weapons, tactics instructor course finishes with mass troop insertion

Posted  May 10, 2013

The initial component to Final Exercise One for Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Weapons and Tactics Instructor course began on April 23 at the Laguna Army Airfield near MCAS Yuma, Ariz.

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Pre-Deployment: The Black Sheep, Nightmares and Avengers’ military appreciation evening muster

Posted  May 10, 2013

Marines, sailors and family members of Marine Attack Squadron 214, Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Attack Squadron 311 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 were brought together for a cross-squadron evening barbecue at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s base chapel courtyard, May 1.

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Take a Stand

Posted  May 10, 2013

The first annual "Take a Stand" bike ride to raise awareness for sexual assault.

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