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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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At Eglin, F-35 fighter shaping the future of the military

Posted  September 13, 2012

Some of the speculation about looming federal budget cuts for the military has focused on Eglin Air Force Base, but Col. Andrew Toth sees a solid 50-year future there for his burgeoning training command. Toth is executive officer of the Air Force’s 33rd Fighter Wing, the global center for learning to fly and fix the…

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Engine integrity begins with MALS power plants

Posted  September 13, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s powerline mechanics handle the engines, but who, then, handles the engine parts? That would be the power plants mechanics of Marine Aviation…

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9/11 Remembrance Message

Posted  September 13, 2012

Please take a moment today to pause and remember those who died Sept 11, 2001, in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We must never forget the 2,996 people who lost their lives that Tuesday morning, including 2,902 Americans and the more than 200 citizens from 40 other…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Family Thing

Posted  September 13, 2012

The time for family vacations during the summer has passed as children go back to school.  My children were able to visit family out East, spend some time in San Diego, and go camping.  I know they enjoyed their time away, but they are already busy with their daytime school and evening activities. My teenagers…

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Panetta Remembers 9/11 Victims, Praises Service Members

Posted  September 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2012 – With flags flying at half-staff and under a cloudless blue sky hauntingly similar to the day America was attacked 11 years ago…

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News to Use September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Hiring our Heroes Job Fair The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with several other federal, state and local veteran employment agencies are hosting a job fair for military veterans, active duty, guard, reserve members and military spouses on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Louis Levy Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11…

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The Legacy of Amanda Kimbrough

Posted  September 13, 2012

Amanda Kimbrough, a mother in Alabama, tested positive for methamphetamines after the birth, and 19 minutes later, death, of her son Timmy, Jr. Following this, her daughters were removed from her custody, and she was charged and convicted with chemical endangerment of a child, a Class-A felony due to the death of the child. Problems…

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Dempsey meets with Turks to discuss regional issues

Posted  September 20, 2012

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 17, 2012 – The paving stones on the Road of Lions leading to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s mausoleum are purposely placed about three inches apart…

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Brotherhood Forged on the Flightline: VMA Marines work together on DFT

Posted  September 20, 2012

The brotherhood code of the Corps proved itself to be true for four Marine Attack Squadron Marines who had never met each other during Exercise Pacific Titan at Red Beach…

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Throw some CH-53Ds on it: the history of the Sea Stallion

Posted  September 20, 2012

After more than 40 years of service, the Marine Corps retired the aging CH-53D heavy lift helicopter after it completed its final combat operation in Afghanistan last month.

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