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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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EOD and CLC-16 Marines visit junior high school career day fair

Posted  May 10, 2012

Four Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marines paid a visit to 4th Avenue Junior High School for its Career and College Readiness Day in Yuma, Ariz., May 4. Two Marines hailed from station Explosive Ordinance...

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Marines gain confidence in new gas chamber

Posted  May 10, 2012

The station’s new individual protective equipment confidence exercise facility, commonly known as the gas chamber, saw its first use by Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron Marines at its location near MCAS Yuma’s pistol range, May 8. Before being used for training purposes, station chemical, biological…

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Marine air station keeps spice incidents at bay

Posted  May 10, 2012

Throughout the Marine Corps, synthetic drugs like “Spice” and “bath salts” have presented Marines with yet another hazardous temptation. Drug Demand Reduction Program prevention efforts on station have helped to keep the amount of incidents on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma minimal. “We are constantly educating Marines on the risks and consequences of using synthetic…

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Fod-Finding Truck Helps Free Debris Off Airfield

Posted  May 10, 2012

Over the past four months, the station has been implementing yet another piece of its overall efforts to create a Foreign Object Debris free airfield. A black petroleum-based soil stabilization solution has been sprayed on just under half (the most high traffic areas) of the station’s airfield. “This method is primarily used for FOD mitigation,”…

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Salutes & Awards

Employee of the Quarter

Posted  May 10, 2012

Mr. Steve Klauck, Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 Family Readiness Officer, was deemed MCAS Yuma’s employee of the quarter by Col. Robert Kuckuk, MCAS Commanding Officer, for his outstanding workmanship and dedication to the the station’s mission. “I was absolutely humbled to recently receive the MCAS Employee of the...

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Panetta: U.S.-China Relationship One of World’s Most Critical

Posted  May 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta welcomed Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie to the Pentagon today as part of the first U.S. visit by a Chinese defense minister in nine years. Liang’s visit occurs at a time when the armed forces of both nations seek to...

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Tomcats prep for 15th MEU with RUT exercise

Posted  May 10, 2012

Before any Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to set sail on the high seas, various training requirements must be accomplished to ensure complete integration of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Part of the Realistic Urban Training requirements, which provides opportunities to...

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Leader’s Forum: “Thank a teacher – You’ll make their week”

Posted  May 10, 2012

Teacher Appreciation week is this week, May 7th through the 11th. We all put a great deal of time into our mentoring program. We try mightily to get to know our Marines, Sailors and employees, teach them what we know and guide them on the right path. I challenge each of you to think back…

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle training: Not just another check in the box

Posted  May 10, 2012

Anyone on station who rides a motorcycle, and even those who don’t, are regularly being reminded of training and proper riding equipment. Marines are constantly hearing things like “make sure you take all the riding courses” and “always wear your PPE (proper protective...

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Outbound International Mailing of Lithium Batteries

Posted  May 10, 2012

Effective May 16, 2012 until further notice, USPS will prohibit outbound international mailing of lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries and devices containing lithium batteries. This change is required by standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU)…

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