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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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Exercise Burmese Chase

Posted  June 28, 2012

As the sun rises over the desert hills of southern Arizona, U.S. Marines and British army commandos can clearly see the similarities between Afghanistan and Yuma. From the unbearable heat to the uninhabitable…

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The evolution of the cultural norm

Posted  June 28, 2012

As I get ready for work most mornings, I watch the news. I can’t tell you if it’s because I’m in the news business myself, or because I like knowing what’s going on in the world, or just because there’s nothing else on. But every once in a while, I see a story that shocks…

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Marines helping Marines

Posted  June 28, 2012

A station wide bone marrow donor registration drive will be held from July 9 to 13. The drive will help determine a possible marrow donor for Gunnery Sgt. Shane Lamont, with Marine Aviation Weapons and...

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Fact or Fiction? June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

Debunking Lance Corporal underground myths Q: Are we supposed to wear skivvy shirts underneath our utilities uniform? A: Per MARINE CORPS ORDER P1020.34G Marines are not required to wear a skivvy shirt underneath the utilities uniform. But it would behoove you to check with your command before trying to make any fashion statements.

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News to Use June – 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

MCAS Yuma Road Construction The MCAS Yuma main gate will be closed for outbound traffic during working hours due to construction through Friday June 29.  The north gate will be open for both inbound and outbound vehicles from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Use caution when driving in and around construction areas and prepare for…

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5 Questions with Don Foltz

Posted  June 28, 2012

Don Foltz is the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Committee Chairman.

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Annual MCCS department awards

Posted  June 28, 2012

Several Marine Corps Community Services sections received awards from station commanding officer Col. Robert Kuckuk, June 20.

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MCCS Youth’s Sports gets a boost from SODEXO

Posted  June 28, 2012

Marine Corps Community Services Yuma Youth Sports received a $2,500 donation from Sodexo, a food services and management company, on June 23, 2012, at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s…

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A Different Kind of Courage : Safeguarding and Enhancing Your Psychological Health

Posted  June 28, 2012

Up to 20% of veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and two-thirds do not seek treatment.  While PTSD is prevalent among people who have been to combat, that is not the only cause.  Traumatic events, accidents, or even the death of a loved one, can cause PTSD, and…

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Don’t cry wolf, the Blacksheep are back

Posted  June 28, 2012

Marine Attack Squadron 214 Marines arrive back to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma safely after a seven-month deployment aboard the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit on June 21.

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