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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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Paint It Red

Posted  July 26, 2012

Photos by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison Food service specialists Pfc. Justine Strickland, a native of Dallas, and Lance Cpl. Jhon Betancurt, a native of Lauderhill, Fla., paint the interior of the station chow hall as part of a general renovation of the facility, July 24. Food service specialists Pfc. Justine Strickland, a native of Dallas…

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Solar generator to make Wing debut at next WTI

Posted  July 26, 2012

As part of the Corps’ push toward the expanded use of renewable energy, a solar generator system known as Greens will mark its first use with a non-ground-based unit in the upcoming fall Weapons and Tactics Instructor course. “This is all program of record equipment like any other generator,” said Maj. Anthony McNair, requirements and…

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Mountain health and wellness group visits Marines

Posted  July 26, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant Capt. Michael Ford, Marine Attack Squadron 513 pilot, helps clients from Mountain Health and Wellness Center try on a pilot’s helmet in the squadron’s hangar, July 20. A group of clients and the staff toured 513’s hangar and the station’s Search and Rescue section as part of an activity coordinated…

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H&HS Marines receive counter-IED training

Posted  July 26, 2012

Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron conducted counter-IED training, July 16 – 17, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., as part of the week-long Deployment For Training exercise.

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Community bike patrol “Bumblebees”

Posted  July 26, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant Sgt. Kristopher McGurgan, left, and Cpl. Daniel Haynes, station accident investigators, also perform duties as the bicycle patrol for the air station. Aimed at providing an increased community policing presence and added visibility, the pair can be spotted pedaling around the air station on most mornings. Bicycle patrols are often…

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MAWTS-1 gets own brand of water survival training

Posted  July 26, 2012

Being the uniformed members of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 are nondeployable, they’re exempt from water survival training qualifications.

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Panetta Lifts F-22 Raptor Flight Restrictions

Posted  July 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is satisfied the Air Force has identified the cause of hypoxia-like symptoms 12 F-22 pilots suffered…

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Station chefs savor culinary school lessons

Posted  July 26, 2012

It’s commonplace for Marines to further their education within their primary military occupational specialties. What isn’t common is when training is in New York alongside accomplished chefs…

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Leader’s Forum: Motivating Marine Corps Quotes

Posted  July 26, 2012

“The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”  (Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997) “Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.” (Lt. Gen. Victor…

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Brewer Applauds Official Federal Recognition of Tucson Vet Home

Posted  July 26, 2012

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has designated the Arizona State Veteran Home in Tucson an officially-sanctioned State Veteran Home.

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