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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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SACO training prepares Marines to help others

Posted  May 3, 2012

Six station Marines participated in the Substance Abuse Control Officer’s training last week. All SACO’s Marine Corps wide are required to attend 40 hours of training prior to assuming the position. “For some it’s a full-time position, for others is a collateral duty,” said Virgil S. Tapispisan, station Drug…

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Yuma Navy League Honors station, WTI Marines

Posted  May 3, 2012

A large gathering of Yuma Navy League members gathered at the Emerald Springs Resort to honor the Marine Aircraft Group 13 Marine and noncommissioned officer in charge of the Quarter from Marine Corps Air Base, Yuma. Lance Cpl. Juan de la Cruz, a Marine Attack...

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CLC-16 retrieves satellite during convoy exercise

Posted  May 3, 2012

Marines from Combat Logistics Company 16 led a convoy to set up and retrieve a Russian satellite for a training operation, April 26-27. The seven Marines and one corpsman, traveling by four seven-tons, out of ...

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U.S., Japan Agree on Okinawa Troop Relocation

Posted  May 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 – U.S. and Japanese officials announced yesterday the two nations have agreed on a plan to relocate U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam. The joint statement of the U.S.-Japan...

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Station Marines celebrate Earth Day by running on Earth

Posted  May 3, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Shelby Shields (above) Station personnel get ready to run in celebration of Earth Day at the air station, April 22.   (below) Station environmental personnel pose for a shot after picking up trash in Yuma, Ariz, in celebration of Earth Day, April 22.

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Habits of Success”

Posted  May 3, 2012

Several years ago Steven Covey wrote the bestseller, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It presented a practical way for developing the habits of success. An important lesson in the quest for success is this: successful people aren’t necessarily smarter than others, they’re not necessarily more gifted, and they’re certainly not luckier. But they…

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Leader’s Forum: “Changes to the base pool”

Posted  May 3, 2012

It’s true: we are going to begin charging a small fee (like the bowling alley and the movie theater) to use the station pool for recreational swimming. Before the rumor mill reaches peak output, I want to go on the record to dispel some of the myths before they get started. It’s necessary for MCCS…

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Ordnance Marines celebrate 90th birthday of bombastic community

Posted  May 3, 2012

Ten short years after the Corps’ took to the skies, a need for highly trained Marines to build, handle and repair weapons systems and ordnance led the creation of the aviation ordnance community.

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Recent Changes to the Student Aid Programs

Posted  May 3, 2012

As a result of recent legislative changes, you should be aware of a number of new requirements for the federal student aid programs. Most of these changes are effective with the 2012-13 school year (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013). Here’s an overview of the changes that could impact your financial aid…

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Leaving the CORPS: Veterans’ group life insurance

Posted  May 3, 2012

What is VGLI? VGLI is a program of post-separation insurance which allows service members to convert their service member group life insurance coverage to renewable term insurance. Members with full-time SGLI coverage are eligible for VGLI upon release from service. How Much Coverage is Available? VGLI coverage is issued in multiples of $10,000 up to…

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