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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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Importance of Voting

Posted  October 11, 2012

On November 6th, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise the most important responsibility we have in a democracy – the right to vote.  Voters will choose from candidates at every level – from the Commander-in-Chief, to legislative representatives, to county commissioners, city council members and others. I don’t have to tell you that your…

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The Grind of Religion

Posted  October 11, 2012

In November, I will be executing orders and moving to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC. As such, this will be my last article for the Desert Warrior. I have truly enjoyed my ministry here in Yuma, and I will miss the folks I have been blessed to know and minister…

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Lejuene parachute riggers drop in on WTI training

Posted  October 11, 2012

Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No… It’s Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 2 and CLR-27 doing low altitude static line parachute operations…

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WTI supports Cobra training in Yodaville

Posted  October 11, 2012

A Bell AH-1W Cobra assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One fires dummy rocket rounds and flares during a training exercise at the Barry M. Goldwater Range’s Yodaville complex near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct 6. Forward Air Controller Officers in training must learn to call for close air support in…

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Where in the World October 11, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Anthony Ward Jr Lance Cpl. Steve Fillmore, a tow gunner with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, provides security as the rest of the patrol moves through Trek Nawa, Afghanistan, Sept. 27. The Marines work with the Afghan soldiers who provide security for the region from Patrol Base…

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After Burner

Posted  October 11, 2012

Despite it being right down the road, I don’t think anyone’s ever reviewed the After Burner Mexican Grille on base. That changes today. Or if we already have reviewed, just go with it; it’s lunchtime and I want some Afterburner. The meat selection is impressive, and very well-prepared. The grille’s carnitas are a personal favorite…

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Inconsolable Shaheed Shabazz

Posted  October 11, 2012

Inconsolable by Shaheed Shabazz, featured in this week’s issue, is a radical read. By radical I don’t necessarily mean cool, but I mean it will rock your world and startle your sense of safety. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical before I first read the book; Shabeez is a Marine, a group of men…

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Station helps Yumans G.A.I.N safety knowledge

Posted  October 11, 2012

The children of a Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marines pose in one of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting section fire trucks…

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MCAS Yuma’s Color Guard represents centuries of success

Posted  October 11, 2012

It’s one of the most preeminent standards of Corps tradition: the color guard. Every unit, installation and command echelon within the Corps has one…

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Annual Operation Ball Gown brings high fashion to MCAS

Posted  October 11, 2012

1st Lt. Steven E. Nye, Jr., and wife Samantha Nye work the catwalk during the annual Operation Ball Gown fashion show Oct. 5 at the station enlisted club, Club Pulse. The fashion show portrayed a variety of ball gowns in anticipation of this year’s Marine Corps Ball. Cressie Mabins models a burgundy gown during the…

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