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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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Mr. Mango

Posted  March 29, 2012

I’ve only been to Mr. Mango once, but oh what a once it was. It’s a colorful place, outside and in, staffed by socially friendly girls with bored looks on their faces and occupied by every customer conceivable in a place like Yuma. Charming but gaudy regalia lines the walls, visual throwbacks to both American…

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Book Review: Battle Cry

Posted  March 29, 2012

In the novel Battle Cry by Leon Uris, the reader gets taken on an epic journey through the life of Marines during WWII in the Pacific theater of war, focusing mainly on the invasion of Tarawa and Guadalcanal Islands, which were under the control of Japan. The book focuses more on the human side of…

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Opinion: Commend the deserving, encourage the wayward

Posted  March 29, 2012

All too often I see the line between noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Marines blurring. I see lance corporals and privates first class talking back to corporals and sergeants, and NCO’s getting too friendly with the Marines they’re supposed to be leading and setting the standard for. When I picked up…

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MCAS Yuma 2012 Air Show: Another successful show

Posted  March 22, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma welcomed approximately 60,000 patrons to the 2012 Air Show Saturday, surpassing last years estimate of 45,000. “We expected about 50,000 and I think we are going to bump right up against that or maybe more,” said Colonel Robert C. Kuckuk, MCAS Yuma commanding officer…

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Thinking about a loan?

Posted  March 22, 2012

Home-Equity Loans
A home equity loan could be a smart way to pay off high-interest debt or pay for home repairs. But consider carefully before taking out a home equity loan. If you are unable to make payments on time, you could lose your home.

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Leaving the CORPS: Veterans’ Group Life Insurance

Posted  March 22, 2012

What is VGLI?

VGLI is a program of post-separation insurance which allows service members to convert their service member group life insurance coverage to renewable term insurance. Members with full-time SGLI coverage are eligible for VGLI upon release from service.

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Marine Corps Community Services

Posted  March 22, 2012

Semper Fit  Friday Fit Club When: Fri, March 23, 10am ““ 11am Weekly on Friday, until Dec 28, 2012 Where: Group Fitness Center and Bldg.598 Details:  Friday Fit Club provides an introduction to the benefits of fitness and exercise, nutrition and healthy techniques as well as two fitness classes in the final two weeks of…

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MAWTS-1 history in MCAS Yuma

Posted  March 22, 2012

With the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course right around the corner, many Marines may wonder why Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 is so important. Who are they? Where did they come from? Why should we care? The MAWTS-1 Mission Statement says, “The mission of MAWTS-1 is to provide standardized advanced tactical training and…

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From the Farm

Posted  March 22, 2012

After spending nearly three years in Yuma, I’m sometimes still amazed at the things I haven’t done. I managed to cross one more item off my list when I recently traveled to From the Farm on Highway 95, east of Yuma. I finally managed to try a date shake, a milk shake with one of…

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Book Review: The Soldier’s Load and the Mobility of a Nation

Posted  March 22, 2012

In this extended essay, The Soldier’s Load and the Mobility of a Nation, Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall attacks the tendency of the U.S. Army to overload its infantry soldiers with gear, typically far more than they need for immediate use in combat.

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