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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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5 Reasons You Were Rejected for Credit

Posted  June 14, 2012

Proportion of balances to credit limits is too high on bank revolving or other revolving accounts. Focus on paying down balances that are close to the credit limits as quickly as possible. What about transferring a balance from a maxed-out card to one with a smaller balance? While that might help, it’s not likely, since…

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Leaving the Corps: Retirement Planning 101

Posted  June 14, 2012

If you’re a member of Generation X, it’s time to save for retirement. And don’t think you can count on Social Security or pensions. The future of those retirement savings products is uncertain. So where do you start? Investing in variable annuities may be a good option. According to John. M. Gannon, author of “Variable…

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Events Calendar June 14-June 19

Posted  June 14, 2012

Success over Stress and Anger When: Thu, June 14, 1pm – 3pm Where: Building 598 This weekly group is for individuals who have completed the Anger/Stress Management course and who feel they would benefit from additional support. Weekly SMP Tournaments When: Thu, June 14, 7pm – 9pm Where: SMP Recreation Center Starting at 1800 every Tuesday and Thursday, come join us for Tournaments!…

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What’s in a name?: The Old Glory story

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Star Spangled Banner. Stars and Stripes. Red, White and Blue. Old Glory. The American Flag… Most of the American Flag’s names are common sense, except for one, Old Glory. How did this term of endearment become…

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Romeo’s Car Wash & Auto Detailing

Posted  June 14, 2012

With the constant layers of dust that seem to accumulate on everything lying outside here in Yuma, it’s difficult to keep a car looking like it hasn’t just braved a sandstorm. I am always looking for the best car wash…

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Book Review: Soldier Dogs

Posted  June 14, 2012

‘Soldier Dogs, The untold story of America’s canine heroes,’ by Maria Goodavage, can almost be summed up in the title. People Magazine called it, “A moving portrait of the loyal, courageous, furry warriors who truly are enlisted man’s best…

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Opinion: Running out of Wireless Spectrum

Posted  June 14, 2012

There is a growing issue in American society that very few are aware of, and only recently did I hear of this very serious problem. We are running out of bandwidth. Alone, that sounds insignificant, except to those who are extremely technically savvy and understand the implications of the problem. But before explaining what this…

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Sandsharks tear up sand dunes postdeployment

Posted  June 14, 2012

Seven months in a foreign country, under high levels of stress, with little to no sleep, can leave a Marine worn and torn. In the past this may have led to poor behavior, but in today’s day and age outlets such as…

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Tomcats Return From Pacific Rim

Posted  June 7, 2012

An AV-8B Harrier II jet assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, based out of MCAS Yuma in Arizona, begins a vertical descent toward the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer off the coast of Southern California. Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western-Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year.

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News to Use June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

MCAS YUMA ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE June 7-8 and June 18-22: The MCAS Yuma Main Gate will be closed for outbound traffic.  All drivers must use the North Gate to exit the air station. Please take delays in to consideration when planning your travel on and off station, watch for construction workers and expect lowered speed…

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