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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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Events Calendar July 12 – July 18, 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

July 12, 2012 Free Cake (Birthday Shoutout) When: Thu, July 12, 12 pm Where: SMP Rec Center Who doesn’t love free cake? Come on down and celebrate someone’s birthday with delicious edibles in a party atmosphere. College 101 Brief When: Thu, July 12, 2pm – 3pm Where: Building 850 This hour long brief focuses on the policies and procedures that…

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Say Cheeese: You’re on Combat Camera

Posted  July 12, 2012

Where does imagery you see around base come from? Those photos on the slides you saw in boot camp? The pictures in your curriculum at MOS school? The training videos seen at safety stand downs?

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Where in the World – July 12, 2012

Posted  July 12, 2012

Light Armored Vehicles, belonging to 4th Light Armored Reconnaisance, are staged at Range 500A in Twentynine Palms, Calif., prior to conducting assault drills.

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Prime for Life program promotes wise drinking decisions

Posted  July 12, 2012

For the first time, the station’s Substance Abuse Counseling Center offered Prime for Life, an early prevention course for alcohol abuse instead of only offering treatment programs, for station personnel, June 28-29. “Prime for Life is a risk reduction program,” said Kate Osborne, the station alcohol abuse prevention specialist. “The first goal of the program…

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Posted  July 12, 2012

Vehicle collisions on the air station have risen at an alarming rate, most of them occurring in parking lots as people back into other vehicles. “People aren’t paying attention when backing up,” said Sgt. Kristopher McGurgan…

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Where in the World – July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Jonathan Wright Marines with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, launch a volley of mortars for suppression during a live-fire exercise here, July 13. Following the…

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LZ Bar & Grill

Posted  July 19, 2012

The LZ Bar and Grill is a great hangout for anyone who supports and appreciates today’s military. Every inch of every wall is covered in military memorabilia.

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Entertainment Review July 19, 2012

Posted  July 19, 2012

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band was hardly experimental or even interesting sounding as their name would imply, this being a late 1960s, early 1970s, when...

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Station strongmen compete in bench press competition

Posted  July 19, 2012

Cpl. Jonathan Russell, the Combat Logistics Company 16 armory chief, controls his lift during the Marine Corps Community Services’ Semper Fit program’s bench press competition at the station gym, July 13.

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Supporting vs. enabling, a fading line

Posted  July 12, 2012

When is supporting and enabling the same? Growing up in the Philippines, I remember my mother providing me with the money so I could pursue my educational goals and pay for tuition expenses. I was not asked to look for employment to do it on my own. In my mind, my mother helped me to…

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