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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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Welcome home

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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Events Calendar July 26 – August 1, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012 3 Part Babysitter Course When: Thu, July 26, 9am to 6 pm Where: Building 1085 This three day course provides training and referral services for pre-teen and teenagers for family members interested in babysitters living on and off installation. Cost is $35.   Think Thursdays SNCO When: Thu, July 26, 5pm – 7pm Where: SNCO Club Happy…

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Photos by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet
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Marines nerd out at Comic-Con 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Cosplayers, crafts of cosmic caliber, and copious cameras are common occasion at Comic-Con. Meritable Marines meting out many moments to make this marvel measurably more magnificent are not.

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Photo by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison
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New alpha male for Los Lobos

Posted  July 19, 2012

Col. Horace Bly, left, Combat Logistics Company 16 incoming commanding officer, receives the company guideon from Maj. Nowell McKnight…

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Marine Corps Community Services provides for air station

Posted  July 19, 2012

MCAS Yuma Marine Corps Community Services offers a variety of programs and services for Marines, sailors and their families to help ease the weight of deployments and everyday military life. MCCS provides for the station the Semper Fit fitness program to family team building, counseling, personal finance and educational services for service members and their…

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Priorities Set U.S. Africa Command’s Agenda

Posted  July 19, 2012

After a year of significant change sweeping the African continent – a wave of democratic movements, the emergence of South Sudan as the world’s newest nation and an increase in violent extremism, among…

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Photo by Lance Cpl. Ali Azimi
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TRAP mission prepares reservists for combat

Posted  July 19, 2012

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The roar of the propellers above the helicopter was deafening. A screech rang throughout the hull, where eight Marines and the flight crew sat.

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Leader’s Forum

Posted  July 19, 2012

Think about this statement for a second: It’s the right thing to do. It’s fair to say we all typically know the right thing to do in most situations. We are guided by the regs, our leaders, our training or our experiences. Maybe we let our conscience be our guide. Sometimes, it not easy, nor…

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Core Values”

Posted  July 19, 2012

In light of the Commandants Heritage tour and directive of an ethics stand-down, I asked the Desert Warrior to re-run this article on values that appeared in this space in the not too distant past. In my role as a Station Chaplain, I have the joy of welcoming Marines to the station and of providing…

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MAWTS-1 Combat Camera provides vital assets to squadron, station, Corps

Posted  July 19, 2012

Twice a year, for seven weeks at a time, the station floods with Marines and service members from across the country and around the world.

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SMP Events July 19 & July 25

Posted  July 19, 2012

July 19: Fear Factor: Think you have what it takes to face your fears? Come participate in Fear Factor with the Rec Center at 6 p.m. Teams must consist of players. We dare you to play with the SMP? Free food and Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. For further information or to…

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