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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 February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

Financial management Military Saves Week runs Feb. 25-March 2. During Military Saves Week there will be four workshops to assist active duty and family members in saving. Investing in your Future: Monday, 6-8 p.m., Bldg. 598 – Understanding Investing. True Understanding of your Credit Report: Tuesday 1-3 p.m., Bldg. 598 – Review of Credit Report,…

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Posted  February 6, 2013

Navy and Marines Corps Relief Society seeking volunteers on station New to town and looking to make friends? Is your spouse deployed and you want a productive way to pass the time? Maybe you want to get out of the house for a few hours a week? Or are you looking build your resume? Navy-Marine…

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It’s a TRAP! Marines Practice Recovery Ops

Posted  February 6, 2013

Finally, the sound of helicopters overhead, gunfire and explosions in the direction of the enemy, the sight of friendly forces streaming out of their transports.

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MAG-13 Leads Integrated Training Exercise ACE

Posted  February 6, 2013

For more than 11 years, the U.S. Marine Corps has been engaged in combat operations in the Middle East. In that time the way we fight has drastically changed to counter the tactics of our adversaries.

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2013 MCI West Commander’s Conference

Posted  February 6, 2013

Photo by LCpl. Ryan E. Lampro, MCAS Yuma Combat Camera Marine Corps Installations West – Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton commanders, sergeants major and their spouses took part in the 2013 MCI West Commander’s Conference Jan. 23-24 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The conference included a tour of the new facilities aboard MCAS…

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Easy, Rider: Staying Safe While Cruisin’ Yuma

Posted  February 6, 2013

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – “I did everything by the seat of my pants. That’s why I got hurt so much.” – Evel Knievel It’s getting to be that time of year when Marines and Sailors at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma roll out their old school choppers or new school crotch rockets…

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Corps adds random breathalyzer tests to repertoire of ways to keep Marines accountable

Posted  January 10, 2013

YUMA, Ariz. – It seems Marines will now face random breathalyzer tests, as well as tests before assuming a duty post, as part of the Alcohol Screening Program. The days of being allowed one beer at lunch are long gone, and now the days of showing up to work with alcohol still in your system…

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Water Tower Hill: Up With the New, Down With the Old

Posted  January 10, 2013

YUMA, Ariz. – This year, the skyline at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s Water Tower Hill will look a little different.

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The not-so-great American gun-grab

Posted  January 10, 2013

YUMA, Ariz. – In the wake of a recent tragedy, everyone from politicians to the talking heads in the media to the average Joe on the street has been talking about gun control. So far, the one measurable result of all this talk has been an explosion in the sales of firearms people fear may…

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MCAS Yuma 2012 Employee of the Year Awarded

Posted  January 10, 2013

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – Michael Harris, an Installation and Logistics Department engineering technician and a 17-year employee of the air station, was awarded the MCAS Yuma 2012 Employee of the Year Award Dec. 20.

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