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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 Pacific Titan

Posted  September 20, 2012

Many say experience is what builds the type of seasoned Marines today’s Corps demands. “Prepared In Peace and War” is the motto Marines held true to during Exercise Pacific Titan…

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Love and War Part III: Final

Posted  September 20, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. JD Wu Retired Cpl. Anthony Villarreal and his wife, Jessica, share a kiss during a recent visit back to Twentynine Palms. Anthony lost 80 percent of his skin, his right arm and all the fingers on his left hand during an improvised explosive device attack in Afghanistan in June 2005. Since…

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Where in the World September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels United States Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), rush injured Marines on litters to an MV-22B Osprey during a mass casualty training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Sept. 14, 2012. A mass casualty is defined as any number of casualties produced in a…

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Asian Star

Posted  September 20, 2012

An upscale sushi restaurant without the exorbitant upscale sushi restaurant prices. Asian Star lived up to the hype and delivered gracious hosts, a minimalist but contemporary atmosphere and filling portions. The blend of colors matched the flavors and exceeded expectations. Sitting down at the restaurant, you first notice the origami-like napkin folds that one normally…

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Death Grips- The Money Store

Posted  September 20, 2012

In the YOLO era of hiphop, where autotuned voices and superficial production run a muck in club-ready beats that fade in and out of memory like a boring dream, it’s comforting to know there’re still demented individuals in Sacramento, Calif., who are hellbent on laying out some of the most disturbing sounds this side of…

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Children’s Day

Posted  September 20, 2012

The station’s Youth Center hosted a Day for Kids event, Sept. 14. The afternoon was jam packed with fun, including cotton candy, toys, sports, prizes and generally good vibes. Approximately 100 kids participated in games during the event, which celebrated the military child and offered activities for both kids and parents.

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September 11 remembered, service members pay respect 11 years later

Posted  September 13, 2012

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan  — Service members from different branches and different countries gathered together on Camp Leatherneck by the flag pole. The low sun cast long shadows across the somber faces as the attendants came to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. A bell was rung to signal a moment of silence to remember…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 18, 2012

Pfc. Eugene A. Obregon, one of the first Hispanic Marine recipients of the Medal of Honor. MARADMIN 445/12: In honor of the many contributions made by the Hispanic community to the United States, the nation observes Hispanic heritage month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Hispanic Heritage Month originally began in 1968 as Hispanic heritage…

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Dempsey Releases Concept to Build Joint Force 2020

Posted  October 11, 2012

WASHINGTON — At the heart of the Capstone Concept for Joint Operations released today by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

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Yuma SAR pilot writes, publishes novel

Posted  October 11, 2012

Sometimes when Marines find themselves with downtime, they play video games. When Capt. Shaheed Shabazz, a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron UH-1N Huey pilot, found himself with some spare time, he wrote a book. “I was on my first boat deployment in 2009,” he said. “The theme of someone getting the ultimate revenge just popped into…

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