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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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Leaving the CORPS: Q’s for your employer

Posted  May 10, 2012

Advancement    Can you tell me how success in this position is measured?    What skills would I need to be successful in this position?    What are the opportunities for personal growth?    What is the retention rate of people in this position? Responsibilities    Tell me about a typical day in this job….

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Chesty, the Mascot, Becomes Children’s Best Friend at Museum

Posted  May 10, 2012

Triangle, VA – Parts of the National Museum of the Marine Corps are “going to the dogs” — and to the kids. The Museum recently installed...

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AH-SO

Posted  May 10, 2012

I love sushi and I love steak. It goes without saying I adore Ah-So Sushi & Steak. One of the fancier restaurants at the Yuma Palms, Ah-So combines traditional Japanese cooking with Western culinary sentiments, creating a dinging experience both savory and satisfactory. The full dinners, such as the chicken teriyaki, are prepared right in…

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Book Review: The Old Man’s Trail

Posted  May 10, 2012

The Old Man’s Tail was a very informative and engrossing read. A.U.S. Vietnam veteran, Tom Campbell, presents the war from his enemy’s perspective: a platoon of 15-year-old boys ordered to carry a ton of cargo 650 miles along a primitive network of trails. Campbell, a Marine veteran of 29 years and several tours in Vietnam,…

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Opinion: Tattoos: art or unprofessional?

Posted  May 10, 2012

Over the past few decades it seems society has become more and more accepting of tattoos. This goes hand-in-hand with the younger generation’s fascination with getting tattoos the second they turn 18. There still are some employers who won’t hire people covered in ink or require they wear long sleeves to completely cover them during…

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Wounded Warriors ride the wave to rehabilitation

Posted  May 10, 2012

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Sun rays pierced through the early morning clouds as ocean waves curled and crashed onto Camp Pendleton’s Del Mar shore. Juan M. Garcia, assistant secretary of the Navy returned to Pendleton’s waterfront, May 5, to surf alongside Wounded…

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News to Use May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

31st Annual Wyatt Earp Days  See the “Old Wild West” come alive with a Weekend honoring Tombstone’s most Notable & Legendary Lawman. Tombstone’s 31st Annual Wyatt Earp Day’s celebration is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 26th thru Sunday, May 28th, on Historic Allen Street. The event will feature three full days of…

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MCAS Yuma says farewell to old Air Traffic Control Tower comes down

Posted  May 3, 2012

The old air traffic control tower, which has long stood companion to base operations, is soon to exist only as a memory. The red and white Marine Corps Air Station Yuma ATC tower has been condemned, and it is...

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Military Comfort Center Volunteers

Posted  May 3, 2012

Volunteers from the Military Comfort Center in the Yuma International Airport paid a visit to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s air traffic control facilities, April 24. The MCC cares for military personnel as they travel, making the journey easier for servicemen and women, and this gave the volunteers...

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Earth Day Message 2012

Posted  May 3, 2012

MarAdmin Number: 222/12 2012 Environmental considerations have a significant impact on our mission as a marine corps, both directly and indirectly. As a fighting force, we recognize the interdependence of our mission, the environment, and the communities in which we operate, both at home and abroad. Good environmental stewardship protects the condition of…

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