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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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Book Review: The Village by Bing West

Posted  May 31, 2012

The Village is a great book. It tells the story of 15 Marines assigned to defend a hamlet, working with about the same number of Popular Force militiamen. Of that original group, 7 are killed in the first half of the book, which was intense. As you read you learn how the Marines love their…

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Opinion: Quick to Punish, Slow to Praise

Posted  May 31, 2012

Do you ever get the sense that you are tiptoeing the line between being a great Marine and just being good enough for your job because very few people acknowledge your support to the mission?  Are there times when you feel as if the only occasion you get attention from your senior staff is during…

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Station celebrates national fitness day

Posted  May 31, 2012

On May 23, 2012 a fitness day was held at the MCX on MCAS Yuma for Marines and their families. The event was to promote Michele Obama’s fitness month program. At this event there was a Marine...

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News to Use May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

Yuma Memorial Day Events Monday May 28, 2012 7:45 a.m. – Quechan Burial Ground at Winterhaven, Calif. 9:00 a.m. – Ocean to Ocean Bridge Ceremony at Gateway Park in the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19. 10:00 a.m. – Desert Lawn Memorial Park Services  at American Legion Post 19. 11:30 a.m. – Sunset Vista Cemetery Services….

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Station celebrates Oasis Pool’s grand reopening

Posted  May 24, 2012

Station personnel and their families celebrated the grand reopening of MCAS Yuma’s Oasis Pool with a splash, May 18. The pool, which has been in use since 1943, reopened after renovations started in March...

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Commandant’s Corps-wide “Heritage Tour”

Posted  May 24, 2012

Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Michael P. Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visited MCAS Yuma as a part of the Commandant’s Corps-wide “Heritage Tour” being conducted over the coming months…

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Yuma’s Graduation Ceremonies Available World-wide

Posted  May 24, 2012

Yuma area high school graduation ceremonies will be web-casted “Live” on the evening of Friday, May 25th.  This will be a very special opportunity for deployed military family members and others unable to attend graduation to view the graduation ceremony in real time from anywhere in the world.  Graduation ceremonies will be archived at each…

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Students learn dangers of legal highs from devil dogs

Posted  May 24, 2012

For years, the Corps has been working to educate Marines on the dangers of the so-called ‘legal high’ produced by the drugs Spice and Bath Salts. The station’s Drug Demand Reduction Program to that knowledge outside the gates to educate nearly 300 local youth on what the Corps has known for years. Virgil Tapispisan, DDRP…

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Women’s summit opens eyes of female Marines

Posted  May 24, 2012

Many of the station’s female Marines gathered with a few of their male counterparts for an awareness summit, May 15. Women make up only six percent of the Corps, but despite their small numbers, make a...

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Summit Charts NATO Course in Afghanistan, for Future

Posted  May 24, 2012

NATO hasn’t just endured, it has thrived, President Barack Obama said at the conclusion of the alliance’s summit in Chicago today. Alliance and partner-nation leaders met in the Windy City and covered a range of...

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