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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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Station couple travels to Africa to help refugees, gains new insight

Posted  March 22, 2012

Some couples go to great lengths to better understand one another. One station couple went all the way to Africa. Mike and Bekah DiFelice volunteered with Light Gives Heat for three weeks, February 11- March 4. The Light Gives Heat organization was founded by Dave and Morgan Hansow…

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President Proclaims ‘National Day of Honor’

Posted  March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 ““ On the ninth anniversary of U.S. forces moving into Iraq, President Barack Obama has proclaimed March 19 to be “A National Day of Honor.” Here’s is the text of the president’s proclamation: “Nine years ago, members of the United States Armed Forces crossed the…

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VMA-214 return from Emerald Warrior 2012

Posted  March 22, 2012

Approximately 150 Marines and eight aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron 214 returned to the station from the annual joint service exercise Emerald Warrior 2012 March 10. Emerald Warrior 2012, held in the vicinity of Eglin Air Force Base on the Gulf Coast of Florida was designed to improve the…

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NOT SO SECRET WEAPON: Ronald T. Roane guides his 75 pound German Shepherd scout dog, Hobo, as they track down the elusive enemy.
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War Dogs in the Marine Corps in World War II

Posted  March 8, 2012

In the late summer of 1942, the Marine Corps decided to experiment with the use of dogs in war, which may have been a new departure for the Corps but not a new idea in warfare. Since ancient times dogs have served man in various ways: the Romans used the heavy Mastiffs with armored collars…

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Book Review: The Hunger Games

Posted  April 12, 2012

If there really are only seven original plots in the world, it’s odd that boy meets girl is always mentioned, and society goes bad and attacks the good guy never is. Yet we have Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The House of the Scorpion—and now, following a long tradition of Brave New Worlds, The Hunger Games….

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Posted  April 26, 2012

Marine Distress Line Expansion To Corps Wide Capability MarAdmin Number: 226/12  2012 This maradmin announces Corps-wide expansion of the Dstress line. The Dstress line is a CMC initiative that provides an anonymous, Marine-to-Marine counseling and referral service to Marines, attached sailors, and families.  The Dstress line is for all Marines, attached sailors, and families-especially spouses…

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Make a Splash With Water Fitness Now

Posted  April 26, 2012

Are you ready to take the plunge and try a new fitness activity? How about water exercise? Also known as aquatics, water exercise is one of the best non-impact fitness activities around and just about anybody can participate. Pregnant women, the elderly or overweight, individuals with arthritis or those…

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News to Use April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

Candlelight Vigil For Sexual Assault Victims There will be a Candlelight Vigil to pay tribute to victims of sexual assault Sat., April 28, from 4-4:30 p.m. at the Station Chapel.  The event is sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office and the Office of the Chaplain in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. …

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Yuma Marine displays occupational versatility aboard ship

Posted  April 19, 2012

USS ESSEX, At sea — Every Marine and Sailor aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) serves a crucial role in the success of the mission, but Lance Cpl. Samantha A. Sabalboro serves two. Sabalboro, an airframe…

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Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteers

Posted  April 19, 2012

(below) Volunteers with the station’s Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society pose for a group photo during their volunteer dinner at the Sonoran Pueblo, April, 17. The dinner is held to recognize the contributions of members of NMCRS, with this year’s motif being “hats off to you for all that you do,” hence the intriguing array of…

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