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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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News to Use May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2012

Oasis pool grand Reopening  The Oasis Pool will host its grand reopening, May 18. All station personnel and their families are invited, but please note the times for both groups: Family time will be from 12-6:00 p.m. Adults are invited to attend from 6-8 p.m. The layout of events are as follows: Noon – Pool…

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College and career fair educates station on future choices

Posted  May 17, 2012

Military friendly schools and employers gathered in the Sonoran Pueblo to give station residents a glimpse at their future Monday. The college and career fair had 38 prospective employers and colleges, all looking for a few good men and women to transfer from the Corps’ ranks to theirs.

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Station ARFF trains in setting up decontamination site

Posted  May 17, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma aircraft rescue and firefighting department trained in setting up a mass decontamination site, May 10-11. The training, part of ARFF personnel’s annual training requirements, educated the firefighters on quickly and effectively constructing a...

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Realistic Urban Training heats up in El Centro

Posted  May 17, 2012

NAVAL AIR STATION EL CENTRO, Calif.   — More than 400 Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit began conducting the ground portion of Realistic Urban Training, here, May 7. The training aims to integrate the Command Element, and its Maritime Raid Force, with the Aviation Combat Element.  It will be conducted in…

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Marine spouse and a Criminal of a teacher

Posted  May 17, 2012

Teachers mold our youth and prepare them for their future, which is why it’s important for their hard work to be noticed during this year’s teacher appreciation week. One of our very own Marine spouses who teaches at Yuma High School, home to the Criminals(mascot), Mrs. Shannon...

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Officers’ Spouses’ Club donates $3,000 in scholarships to military families

Posted  May 17, 2012

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of MCAS Yuma held their Scholarship and Philanthropy Awards Banquet on May 8, 2012. They awarded three $1,000 scholarships to military family members: one each to high school seniors Amanda McShane…

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Progress Continues Toward NATO Missile Defense System

Posted  May 17, 2012

The United States will announce at next week’s NATO summit in Chicago that the new missile defense system in Europe has reached interim operational capability, the alliance’s supreme allied...

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Marines foster relations with local students

Posted  May 17, 2012

Local students from Palmcroft Elementary School, Otondo Elementary School, South West Christian Elementary School toured the air station as part of a community-building event hosted by various units on base. Students got to mingle with military dog handlers, F-5 Tiger II pilots as well…

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Tactical Small-Unit Leadership Course empowers junior Marines

Posted  May 17, 2012

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — More than 45 Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in a Tactical Small-Unit Leadership Course May 2-18. The main focus of the event was to take potential fire team leaders out of their comfort zone and…

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Obama Welcomes New Stage of Afghan Security Transition

Posted  May 17, 2012

President Barack Obama welcomed Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s announcement of his government’s list of areas intended for the third stage of the transition of security responsibility from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force to Afghan security…

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