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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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Fire Safety

Posted  May 24, 2012

FIRE PREVENTION ORDER NUMBER AZ-030-12-01  FIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT LAKE HAVASU FIELD OFFICE Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, because of extreme fire hazard conditions, the following acts are prohibited on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administered land in Arizona and California…

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Leader’s Forum: “Memorial Day Message”

Posted  May 24, 2012

Marines, as we have all done throughout our past, this weekend Americans from coast to coast and abroad will take pause to remember the price of freedom this nation of ours has paid.  A price paid for by an investment in peace, made by all those men and women that make up our armed forces….

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101 Days of Summer heat up MCAS Yuma

Posted  May 24, 2012

MCAS Yuma kicked off the 101 Days of Summer with its annual health and safety fair, where Marines received training and education to safely enjoy the season, May 22. The fair is held at the beginning of the...

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Driving More Efficiently

Posted  May 24, 2012

Drive Sensibly Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.   Observe the Speed Limit While each vehicle reaches…

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Vet News May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2012

What is VONAPP? The VONAPP website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet. U.S. military veterans and some service members within six months of separation or retirement can apply for compensation benefits and/or pension…

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The history of the Marine Corps War Memorial

Posted  May 24, 2012

The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia...

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Nature’s Deli

Posted  May 24, 2012

Few things are as pleasurable as a well-made sandwich, and Main Street’s Nature’s Deli delivers them in spades. Though unassuming and easy to miss, I’d argue Nature’s is one of the better food establishments Yuma has to offer. Their main strength lies in their cold cuts, with crisp vegetables, juicy meat and the basic condiments…

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Book Review: The Lions of Iwo Jima

Posted  May 24, 2012

Haynes, who was a captain at Iwo Jima, and military historian Warren (American Spartans) revisit familiar ground in this account of the 1945 Pacific battle, relying heavily on Haynes’s own memories of serving with the 28th Marine Combat Team.

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Opinion: Forming it up brings me down

Posted  May 24, 2012

The “fifteen minutes prior” rule service members are so used to (if in theory rather than practice) always struck me as a bit arbitrary. Why fifteen minutes, and what were we supposed to do with it? “Hurry up and wait” was probably my favorite military joke before I joined the service, at which point it…

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When push comes to crunch: abdominal workout

Posted  May 24, 2012

Want to increase athletic performance while maintaining strength, endurance and anaerobic capacity? Try this workout one day out of the week. Goal: Finish all exercises in order in as little time as possible. Rest five minutes and repeat two more times for a total of three rounds…

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