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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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Marine Corps Volunteers

Posted  June 14, 2012

Lance Cpl. Meagan Craigo, a Marine Air Control Squadron 1 motor transportation operator and a Fort Wayne, Ind., native, helps care for pets at the Humane Society of Yuma by interacting with the animals outside their cages.…

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MCCS Employee Awards

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Afterburner Mexican Grill staff receives the Golden Pickle Team award at the Marine Corps Community Services quarterly employee breakfast June 12 at Club Pulse. The Golden Pickle Team Award is for teams or departments that perform above and beyond their duties and is determined…

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H&HS achieves more than 100 days free of alcohol, drug incidents

Posted  June 14, 2012

Members of MCAS Yuma’s Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron reached 110 consecutive days with no drug or alcohol related incidents. “In my experience, I’ve never seen a squadron of this size go that long without incident,” said Lt. Col. Keith Couch, the H&HS commanding officer. The entire squadron was rewarded with a day off to show…

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Maldonado bids yuma adios

Posted  June 14, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Leonard Maldonado’s last day as Marine Attack Squadron’s 214 sergeant major and his last tour of duty in the Marine Corps was a blessedly cool evening for Yuma, Ariz. Perhaps the weather received…

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Gimmie’ Shelter: Lincoln Military Housing adds to community

Posted  June 14, 2012

One of the many amenities offered to service members is the option to live in base housing. Convenience, location and lack of utility bills are just some of the reasons why service members may choose to take advantage of this opportunity. Lincoln Military Housing, the privatized group responsible for providing premier homes and outstanding management…

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Africom Will Maintain ‘Light Footprint’ in Africa

Posted  June 14, 2012

STUTTGART, Germany, June 12, 2012 – The United States has no plans to seek permanent bases in Africa, and, in the spirit of the new defense strategic guidance, will continue to maintain a “light footprint”…

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Yuma mobile team improves Miramar Marines’ aviation capabilities

Posted  June 14, 2012

An improvised Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team (MMT) from Marine Aviation Control Squadron 1, working with both local and California units, completed the last leg of a four-part airfield exercise at Auxiliary Airfield II…

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Chaplain’s Corner: The Best Offense is a Good Defense

Posted  June 14, 2012

I have joked many times about being an “Offensive” driver. I would continue on by saying something like, “If I am in total control of my vehicle and know its limitations as well as its capabilities and drive alertly yet aggressively, I stand a better chance of avoiding an accident than a purely “defensive driver.”…

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Leader’s Forum: “Summer Daze”

Posted  June 14, 2012

Well, it’s that time of year again. We have begun the 101 days of summer. Activity on the river is picking up. Folks are looking for ways to beat the heat and still have fun. If you’re looking to get some PT, come on out with me Saturday morning for the Firehose 5K. Bring the…

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VMA-311 gives up the ocean, returns to the desert

Posted  June 14, 2012

Welcome Home Marine Attack Squadron 311! Approximately 150 Marines and sailors with Marine Attack Squadron 311 returned home June 7 from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary.…

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