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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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Harrier Airframers provide structure for attack squadrons

Posted  June 7, 2012

There are more than 500 panels covering the AV-8B Harrier. That’s more than 500 reasons to exercise utmost prudence when performing maintenance on the aircraft, more than 500 chances for a mistake to...

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Stephanne Van achieves greatness

Posted  June 7, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet Stephanie Van, currently the secretary in the environmental department for MCAS Yuma, also coaches the station’s men’s basketball team. Not often does a person come along who has the dogged determination and relentless work ethic to be a force in the world. Lucky enough for MCAS Yuma, we have…

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Station employees undergo safety training

Posted  June 7, 2012

Station Marines and civilian employees underwent training with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in an effort to create a safer working environment. The OSHA 10-hour course provides civilian employees an opportunity to learn basic skills and knowledge about protecting the health and safety of themselves and their fellow workers. The course will assist employees…

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Are You Listening? Help MCCS employees help Marines

Posted  June 7, 2012

The station’s Marine Corps Community Services slogan is “Serving those who serve.” To accomplish this mantra, a special training seminar opens the eyes of employees to the myriad services available to station residents and employees. “Are You Listening?” is designed to empower MCCS employees to go outside of the their job description to assist the…

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Minimal is More: Marine takes on new challenge

Posted  June 7, 2012

Every step is a tender struggle. Every sensation is heightened by each consecutive strike. Most would not even think about braving a cold winter’s day without a coat, or taking an evening stroll around the block...

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Obama Announces Military-to-Civilian Skills Certification Program

Posted  June 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – President Barack Obama today announced a new presidential initiative aimed at preparing service members for civilian employment. Obama provided details about the military-to-civilian certification…

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Pass and Review: MAG-13, H&HS receive new Sgts. Maj.

Posted  June 7, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Michael Montoya, left, walks with Sgt. Maj. William Wiseman onto the station parade field during the Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron relief and appointment ceremony, June 5, where Wiseman passed the sword of office to H&HS’ new senior enlisted advisor, Montoya.

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Arizona Adventures takes Yuma for a ride

Posted  June 7, 2012

Riding around on a dune buggy in the desert under the Yuma sun or jet skiing at Lake Martinez may seem like an expensive or unrealistic thing to do as a weekend activity while stationed at MCAS Yuma.

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Leaving the Corps: Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Posted  June 7, 2012

What is V-WISE V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful entrepreneurs. Their goal is to integrate their leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States.   PHASE 1: What’s first? A 15 day…

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Events Calendar June 7 – June 12

Posted  June 7, 2012

Don’t forget to  mention you saw this on the MCCS Events Calendar!   Success over Stress and Anger When: Thu, June 7, 2pm – 4pm 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. For more information call 269-2561.   Spa Night: Stress and Coping…

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