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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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MarAdmins: Critical Skills Retention Bonus Update

Posted  April 12, 2012

MARADMIN 202/12 MarAdmin 202/12 is a memorandum approving the continued use of Critical Skills Retention Bonuses. This will continue the authorized use of CSRB until Sept. 30, 2012. CSRB is used as a retention incentive to meet Manpower requirements in critical skills and is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve. For more information contact…

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Panetta Credits Peleliu for Helping to Reach Turning Point in War

Posted  April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2012 – The United States has reached a turning point after a decade of conflict, but must stay the course to continue to face down terrorism and other threats — including a debt Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said…

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Welcome home MWSS-371

Posted  April 12, 2012

Smiling faces of loved ones filled the Sonoran Pueblo April 6 as the main body of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 returned home from a seven-month deployment on April 6. Families flew in from across the United States to greet their Marine as they stepped off the bus.

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Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Posted  April 12, 2012

Voting is a constitutional right that American citizens eighteen years and older can freely exercise. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers all active-duty members of the Uniformed Services and their families, members of the merchant marine and their families, and US citizens who reside overseas, and assists them in exercising their…

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Marines familiarize themselves with external lift operations

Posted  April 12, 2012

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor course covers an impressive range of military exercises meant to school Marines on how to best execute operations as if they were in theater. One operation is the external lift, which involves aircraft transporting a variety…

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9 tips for better credit

Posted  April 12, 2012

1. Get a credit card if you don’t have one: Don’t fall for the myth that you have to carry a balance to have good scores. You don’t, and you shouldn’t. But having and using a credit card or two can really build your scores. 2. Add an installment loan to the mix: You’ll get…

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Leaving the CORPS: TAP your way into TAMP

Posted  April 12, 2012

Newly-improved Transition Assistance Management Program focuses on individual needs of each Marine and sailor. As most know, TAMP is a program designed to help Marines and their families transition from military to civilian life. “The student now has options to help them along their selected pathway,” said Richard Welch, the station career resource center manager….

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Child abuse prevention month: the history

Posted  April 12, 2012

Increasing public awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to the passage of the first Federal child protection legislation, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, in 1974. While CAPTA has been amended many times over the years, most recently with the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, the purpose…

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SMP takes Marines to ‘Sin City’

Posted  April 12, 2012

Twelve station Marines traveled to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, April 5 – 8. The trip was organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program and cost participants $98 for transportation and three nights stay at one of the resorts. “Events like this are designed to increase morale, get…

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Inventor, entreprenuer, Marine, all-around good time

Posted  April 12, 2012

Democritus, an Ancient Greek philosopher, once said, “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold. Happiness dwells in the soul.” Anyone who doubts the truth of these words need only meet Cpl. Michael “Mikey” Raymundo. “I just like to have fun and not worry about what’s going to…

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