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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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Maj. Thomas Dahoney, retired Marine Attack Squadron 225

Posted  April 19, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet (above) Maj. Thomas Dahoney, a retired Marine Attack Squadron 225 A-4 Skyhawk pilot and a Gold Canyon, Ariz., native, looks and his grandson, Ben Heritage, a Kingston, Mass., native, observe the cockpit of an AV-8B Harrier while Capt. Eric Biskner, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 assistant operations officer and…

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Station Marine displays passion for creativity

Posted  April 19, 2012

Do you know a ventriloquist? A violinist? A pianist? Someone who writes poetry? How about an illusionist? Well, now you do. Lance Cpl. Gerod Wallace, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 ordnance technician, and a native of Bay Minette, Ala., does all the above. Wallace traces his enjoyment of hands-on…

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Marine volunteers at country music festival as last act

Posted  April 19, 2012

On their final days in the Corps, most Marines spend their time finishing their check out and packing to head on to the next chapter of life. Billy Jay Younger, previously a corporal with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, spent his final days as an active duty Marine volunteering…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Challenging Myths and Misconceptions

Posted  April 19, 2012

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and an excellent time to learn more about a devastating crime that can leave broken hearts and ruined careers in its wake. Prior to the 1970s, those who were sexually assaulted had no specialized services available and were often misunderstood and ostracized when they attempted to gain support from…

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Panetta Vows to Continue Fighting Sexual Assault in Military

Posted  April 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2012 – With the release of an annual report today on sexual assault in the military, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta vowed to continue fighting to stamp out the crime among service members. DOD officials delivered the Report on Sexual Assault in the Military to the House…

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Opinion: Put North Korea on Trial

Posted  April 26, 2012

Shin Dong-hyuk was 14 in 1996 when prison guards suspended him from the ceiling of an underground torture chamber by his hands and legs, all because his mother and brother had tried to escape. The flames of a charcoal fire scorched his back; a steel hook pierced the flesh of his groin; he lost consciousness….

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Movie Review: The Last Stand of Fox Company

Posted  April 26, 2012

The Last Stand of Fox Company tells the incredible story of a small company of Marines fighting to hold open a mountain pass in Korea. Out-numbered and out-gunned, these 246 Marines hold off 10,000 Chinese soldiers determined to overtake the Toktong Pass near the Choisin Resevoir.…

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Face of Defense: Marine Earns Top-Shooter Status

Posted  April 26, 2012

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 23, 2012 – Gunnery Sgt. Joshua A. Peterson is one of the few riflemen to earn a coveted place on the Marine Corps Shooting Team, where the time-honored art of...

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Marine wives take on military life for Jane Wayne Day

Posted  April 26, 2012

In the final event of Jane Wayne Day, the spouses geared up and loaded M16A4 service rifles, firing from the same positions their Marines do for annual rifle qualification. In true Yuma fashion, the temperature was above 100 degrees on the range, giving the spouses a taste of the heat their Marines...

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Incidents, Accidents, and Providence”

Posted  April 26, 2012

Sometimes the BEST thing that can happen is for your plans to fall through! James Whistler painted a portrait of his mother that is quite possibly the most recognized painting in the world. Whistler had hired a model to stand in this room for the painting but when the woman failed to show up he…

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