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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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Supporting vs. enabling, a fading line

Posted  July 12, 2012

When is supporting and enabling the same? Growing up in the Philippines, I remember my mother providing me with the money so I could pursue my educational goals and pay for tuition expenses. I was not asked to look for employment to do it on my own. In my mind, my mother helped me to…

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Fact or Fiction? July 12, 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

Q: So what’s the actual deal with hands in the pockets?   A: Along with chewing gum or smoking and the like (to exclude reading books), hands in the pockets are disallowed while walking in uniform or in formation. However, good judgment will govern the application of this policy in the field environment. Hands in pockets…

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5 Questions: Staff Sgt. Jeffery Worley

Posted  July 12, 2012

1. What does the Military Working Dog Program bring to the Corps? The Military Working Dog program has two different types of missions. We have the Field MWDs and the Garrison MWDs.

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Voices of our Ancestors: the Navajo Code Talker’s Story

Posted  July 12, 2012

A few Marines fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time witnessed an amazing piece of history come alive. On July 2, for the first time in more than 60 years, the Marine Corps’ Navajo code from…

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General gets front row seat for Exercise Javelin Thrust

Posted  July 12, 2012

As Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012 completes its final week of air-ground task force training, Brig. Gen. James Hartsell, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade commanding officer, met with Marines from...

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Posted  July 12, 2012

Vehicle collisions on the air station have risen at an alarming rate, most of them occurring in parking lots as people back into other vehicles. “People aren’t paying attention when backing up,” said Sgt. Kristopher McGurgan…

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Prime for Life program promotes wise drinking decisions

Posted  July 12, 2012

For the first time, the station’s Substance Abuse Counseling Center offered Prime for Life, an early prevention course for alcohol abuse instead of only offering treatment programs, for station personnel, June 28-29. “Prime for Life is a risk reduction program,” said Kate Osborne, the station alcohol abuse prevention specialist. “The first goal of the program…

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DOD Leaders: Sequestration Threatens Military’s Successes

Posted  July 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – The nation’s military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said June 29. The secretary…

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Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

Marines with 25th Marine Regiment, based out of New England, board a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Wilson in Twentynine Palms, Marine Air/Ground Combat Training Center…

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VMA-211 shakes a leg

Posted  July 12, 2012

Deployments for the most part sucks, but if anyone knows how to have fun, it’s Marines. Marine Attack Squadron 211, currently deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, managed to record a music video with the help of Kandahar’s United Services Organization, Inc., personnel.

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