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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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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2012:

Posted  May 3, 2012

A look at Asian-Pacific American Veterans Warren Michio Tsuneishi Warren Michio Tsuneishi Branch: Army  Rank: Technical Sergeant Wars served: World War, 1939-1945;  Unit:  306th Headquarters Intelligence Detachment, XXIV Corps Born on the Fourth of July in California, Warren Tsuneishi was the son of Japanese immigrants. After Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entered World War II, his…

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Jones & Jones, the place to go for guns

Posted  May 3, 2012

I love guns. I don’t try to hide it at all, and I encourage others to purchase firearms all the time. I get that quality firearms can be pricey, but often you get what you pay for. If I spent a little bit more to buy a firearm from a reputable manufacturer, I know that…

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Movie Review: The Killer Angels

Posted  May 3, 2012

The historical novel, The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is about the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. The book is written from the perspective of the people fighting and shares their thoughts and feelings about the battle as it goes on. The book is an accurate and fair account of the battle of…

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Opinion: Wandering the Maze

Posted  May 3, 2012

If anyone has recently tried to drive from the front gate to the flight line, you know that it can be quite an interesting feat to get there. With the ever-changing road closures, you are often forced to endlessly weave through a veritable maze until you can finally emerge somewhere near where you need to…

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Marines drive through in basketball

Posted  May 3, 2012

The basketball courts of the Winterhaven, Calif., Community Center resounded with the footsteps of Marines fighting to take their team to victory, April 27 and 28. The fourteen Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma who comprise the station’s basketball team competed in a tournament against other…

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News to Use April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2012

Volunteers needed for 2012 science expo Military and Civilian volunteers are needed for the 2012 Yuma County Science Expo April 27 at the AWC Shoening Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are seeking ten volunteer judges for the expo. Volunteers will be provided a free continental breakfast and a lunch. If interested,…

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Pappy’s sword reunites with Black Sheep

Posted  April 26, 2012

Marine Attack Squadron 214’s first commanding officer was a bit of a celebrity in his day. The valiant Gregory “Pappy” Boyington was famous for his leadership style and more importantly his squadron’s winning record in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Following his military career, Boyington had...

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Resident Energy Conservation Program: Saving energy this summer

Posted  April 26, 2012

It’s no secret; changes are coming for those families who live in on-base housing. Marine Corps wide, instillations are implementing the Resident Energy Conservation Program, an initiative put in place April 1 to give families living on base incentives to use less power. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma has already begun putting this new plan…

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Noncombatant Evacuation Operation

Posted  April 26, 2012
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Earth Day

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