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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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5 Questions: Col. Michael Gough

Posted  July 19, 2012

1. What is the mission of MAG-13 and how does it support the MAGTF? MAG-13’s mission is to provide fixed-wing tactical aviation support to Marine Air Ground Task Force operations form a variety of main bases, forward operating bases, and aircraft carriers.

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Separation

Posted  July 19, 2012

Educational Counseling The Education Center is staffed by friendly trained counselors capable of providing academic counseling. The Education Center is easy to use and presents information in a clear and helpful manner. Once users zero in on the degree programs, course offerings, or institutions that meet their criteria, they can then explore the details for…

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Events Calendar July 19 – July 25, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Don’t forget to mention you saw this on the MCCS Events Calendar!   July 19, 2012 3 Part Babysitter Course When: Thu, July 19, 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…

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MCAS Yuma approaches 50th anniversary

Posted  July 19, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma turns 50 years old July 20. The station started out as Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station after being signed over from the Air Force to the Navy…

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DOD Leaders: Sequestration Threatens Military’s Successes

Posted  July 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – The nation’s military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said June 29. The secretary…

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Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

Marines with 25th Marine Regiment, based out of New England, board a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 CH-53E Super Stallion at Camp Wilson in Twentynine Palms, Marine Air/Ground Combat Training Center…

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VMA-211 shakes a leg

Posted  July 12, 2012

Deployments for the most part sucks, but if anyone knows how to have fun, it’s Marines. Marine Attack Squadron 211, currently deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, managed to record a music video with the help of Kandahar’s United Services Organization, Inc., personnel.

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Hard Times”

Posted  July 12, 2012

In the Christian scriptures, the psalmist writes that the right living person is “like a tree planted by streams of water that yields fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, who consistently prospers.” But a few psalms later we read: “My bones are in agony. My soul is in anguish. How long, O Lord,…

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Live Fire: Marines Unload Ammo in Corporals Course First

Posted  July 12, 2012

Two Marines cautiously walked and waited for potential enemy contact, not knowing where they will take enemy fire from next. Then, a sudden break in the silence occurs as the sound of gunfire erupts.

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Separation: Put your best foot forward

Posted  July 12, 2012

There is a method to the madness of integrating into the civilian workforce. Once you decide what field or profession you want to pursue, you’ll need to update your resume and tailor it to each job for which you’re applying. Remember, your resume usually creates an employer’s first impression, so here are a few things…

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