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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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MCAS Yuma’s Marine and NCO of the Year

Posted  July 19, 2012

Sgt. Rodriguez : NCO of the Year Sergeant Rodriguez was born on 18 January 1988 in Harlingen, Texas where he was raised and completed his high school education at Harlingen High School in 2006.

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Station comes together for bone marrow registry

Posted  July 19, 2012

The air station hosted a bone marrow donor registry at the Marine Corps exchange to help one of its own Marines, July 13.

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Where in the World July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Mark Stroud Cpl. Danielle N. Colwell, supply administration clerk, Headquarters and Service Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 4, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), completes a workout station during the final day of the Martial Arts Instructor Course here, July 14. The Marines graduated in a small ceremony following the workout session. Photo by…

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Chipotle

Posted  July 26, 2012

Author’s note: The opinion written down here is expressly that of Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison and does not reflect the views of The Desert Warrior or the Marine Corps as a whole. In fact, Cpl. Jolene Bopp, a fellow staff writer, of the Desert Warrior and a Marine at that, positively adores Chipotle.   I…

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Entertainment Review July 26, 2012

Posted  July 26, 2012

The Rantouls are a saccharine trio from San Jose, Calif., and make way better music than your favorite 60s pop group ever did. The band first surfaced through San Francisco’s Chocolate Covered records after releasing some singles…

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Make a Splash With Water Fitness Now

Posted  July 26, 2012

Editor’s note: The air conditioned station gym is closed for a few days, but no need to fret! Why not hop in the pool to escape the heat AND get a workout in?

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Always ready for the family, FROsho

Posted  July 26, 2012

Family Readiness Officers could arguably be one of a Marine’s greatest assets in the Corps. While many may see them as a unit party planner, their job includes so many facets it’s hard to quantify what they do in one simple word or category. While, on occasion, they do organize unit events, they are designed…

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Good bye everybody, I’ve got to go

Posted  July 19, 2012

Every enlistment must come to an end at some point or another, the question is, when is the right time? I thought I had everything planned out, then I received an email about the Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Program and I feel as though I’ve been thrown a curve ball. The VEERP provides Marines within…

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News to Use – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Hard Road Closure Access to Airport Loop between Avenue A and County 14th is CLOSED due to sink hole.  This includes access to emergency vehicles.  Unknown ETA for repairs.   School Vision Screening Branch Health Clinic Yuma will be conducting a school vision screening on Mon. July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at…

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Fact or Fiction? July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Q: Can I really get out up to a year early?   A:  Yes, according to changes in the Voluntary Enlisted Early Release Progam Marines can terminate their contract up to 365 days before their original EAS date. However there are some caviats, those applying for termination more than 90 days before their EAS must have…

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