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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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Chaplain’s Corner: “Core Values”

Posted  July 19, 2012

In light of the Commandants Heritage tour and directive of an ethics stand-down, I asked the Desert Warrior to re-run this article on values that appeared in this space in the not too distant past. In my role as a Station Chaplain, I have the joy of welcoming Marines to the station and of providing…

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MAWTS-1 Combat Camera provides vital assets to squadron, station, Corps

Posted  July 19, 2012

Twice a year, for seven weeks at a time, the station floods with Marines and service members from across the country and around the world.

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SMP Events July 19 & July 25

Posted  July 19, 2012

July 19: Fear Factor: Think you have what it takes to face your fears? Come participate in Fear Factor with the Rec Center at 6 p.m. Teams must consist of players. We dare you to play with the SMP? Free food and Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. For further information or to…

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Separation

Posted  July 19, 2012

Educational Counseling The Education Center is staffed by friendly trained counselors capable of providing academic counseling. The Education Center is easy to use and presents information in a clear and helpful manner. Once users zero in on the degree programs, course offerings, or institutions that meet their criteria, they can then explore the details for…

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Events Calendar July 19 – July 25, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Don’t forget to mention you saw this on the MCCS Events Calendar!   July 19, 2012 3 Part Babysitter Course When: Thu, July 19, 9am to 6 pm Where: Building 1085 This three day course provides training and referral services for pre-teen and teenagers for family members interested in babysitters living on and off installation. Cost is $35.   Think Thursdays SNCO…

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MCAS Yuma approaches 50th anniversary

Posted  July 19, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma turns 50 years old July 20. The station started out as Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station after being signed over from the Air Force to the Navy…

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Where in the World – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Jonathan Wright Marines with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, launch a volley of mortars for suppression during a live-fire exercise here, July 13. Following the…

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LZ Bar & Grill

Posted  July 19, 2012

The LZ Bar and Grill is a great hangout for anyone who supports and appreciates today’s military. Every inch of every wall is covered in military memorabilia.

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Entertainment Review July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band was hardly experimental or even interesting sounding as their name would imply, this being a late 1960s, early 1970s, when...

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Station strongmen compete in bench press competition

Posted  July 19, 2012

Cpl. Jonathan Russell, the Combat Logistics Company 16 armory chief, controls his lift during the Marine Corps Community Services’ Semper Fit program’s bench press competition at the station gym, July 13.

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