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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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The 21-Gun Salute: Marine Corps Customs and Traditions

Posted  June 7, 2012

The 21-gun salute honoring the President of the United States, like many American military traditions, appears to be another custom inherited from Great Britain. In early times, it was customary for a ship entering a...

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Main St. Cinemas

Posted  June 7, 2012

I, like many Marines from MCAS Yuma, have seen numerous films at the Harkins Yuma Palms 14 Theater. However, until this weekend, I hadn’t visited the Main St. Cinemas downtown, and after my journey there, I will definitely return. Main St. Cinemas offers all the same new releases as other mainstream theaters and provides all…

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Movie Review: Battleship

Posted  June 7, 2012

I remember playing the game Battleship as a kid with my cousins. This would happen every family function up until we were about ten. Birthdays, holidays, funerals, Battleship was the only constant in our celebrations. The thing is, my violent cousins would always win. And by win I mean they would look at my battle…

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Opinion: The conquest of fear, the terror of ourselves

Posted  June 7, 2012

Recently I saw a horror film where all the characters were continuously running scared in the traditional horror fashion. Normally, I don’t put much stock on such movies on an intellectual level, but as the story progressed I realized many of their predicaments resulted from them acting on the sole basis of fear. They might…

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Wounded Warriors, families connect with first ever Warrior Family Games

Posted  June 7, 2012

More than 200 wounded warriors, their spouses and dependents participated in Camp Pendleton’s first Warrior Family Games at the Wounded Warrior Battalion-West compound here, June 1.

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News to Use May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

Oasis Pool Pricing/hours Daily Lap Swim   FREE Children under 3   FREE Youth (17 & Under)   $1.50 Adult (18 & older)   $2.00 Monthly Passes 17 and under   $20.00 Individual Adult 18 and up   $40.00 Family (Up to 5 members)   $45.00 Season Passes 17 and under   $30.00 Individual Adult…

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Take a stand against sexual assault

Posted  May 31, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Uniform Victim Advocates raise sexual assault awareness by implementing Bystander Intervention training for all non-commissioned officers on May 22. The mandatory Bystander Intervention training is a program to raise sexual assault awareness and show NCOs how they can prevent an assault from happening. The training provides Marines ways to interfere…

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Marines help out at school in operation ‘kinderdogs’

Posted  May 31, 2012

Seven Marines from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma public affairs office volunteered at the Sunrise Elementary School’s annual kindergarten fun day, May 25. This event is held every year just before the students are released for summer but this…

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Technology keeps service members, families closer together

Posted  May 31, 2012

Graduation from high school is said to be among the many milestones in a young adult’s life and many high school graduates hope to share in this big moment with their families. For many military children, family members outside their immediate family…

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A call to serve, whether overseas or in community

Posted  May 31, 2012

Conscription hasn’t been used to increase the United States Armed Forces since 1973, at the end of the Vietnam War. Today, the members of each military branch are comprised solely of volunteers.

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