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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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Chaplain’s Corner: Mystery & Confusion

Posted  July 26, 2012

I recently visited the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, and I saw mystery as I looked over the rim down into the immense, eroded and multicolored scenery before me. I am fond of the writings of John Muir, and when he described such places as the Grand Canyon he wrote that it is emotionally healthy to…

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Posted  June 21, 2012

Greater Cleveland area poolees stand at attention as recruiter Staff Sgt. Daniel Ferguson, salutes during the National Anthem prior to the Cleveland Indians taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Progressive Field during Marine Night June 15, during Marine Week Cleveland, which ends June 17. Photo By Cpl. Glen Santy Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding…

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Africom Will Maintain ‘Light Footprint’ in Africa

Posted  June 14, 2012

STUTTGART, Germany, June 12, 2012 – The United States has no plans to seek permanent bases in Africa, and, in the spirit of the new defense strategic guidance, will continue to maintain a “light footprint”…

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Yuma mobile team improves Miramar Marines’ aviation capabilities

Posted  June 14, 2012

An improvised Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team (MMT) from Marine Aviation Control Squadron 1, working with both local and California units, completed the last leg of a four-part airfield exercise at Auxiliary Airfield II…

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Chaplain’s Corner: The Best Offense is a Good Defense

Posted  June 14, 2012

I have joked many times about being an “Offensive” driver. I would continue on by saying something like, “If I am in total control of my vehicle and know its limitations as well as its capabilities and drive alertly yet aggressively, I stand a better chance of avoiding an accident than a purely “defensive driver.”…

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Leader’s Forum: “Summer Daze”

Posted  June 14, 2012

Well, it’s that time of year again. We have begun the 101 days of summer. Activity on the river is picking up. Folks are looking for ways to beat the heat and still have fun. If you’re looking to get some PT, come on out with me Saturday morning for the Firehose 5K. Bring the…

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VMA-311 gives up the ocean, returns to the desert

Posted  June 14, 2012

Welcome Home Marine Attack Squadron 311! Approximately 150 Marines and sailors with Marine Attack Squadron 311 returned home June 7 from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary.…

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5 Reasons You Were Rejected for Credit

Posted  June 14, 2012

Proportion of balances to credit limits is too high on bank revolving or other revolving accounts. Focus on paying down balances that are close to the credit limits as quickly as possible. What about transferring a balance from a maxed-out card to one with a smaller balance? While that might help, it’s not likely, since…

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Leaving the Corps: Retirement Planning 101

Posted  June 14, 2012

If you’re a member of Generation X, it’s time to save for retirement. And don’t think you can count on Social Security or pensions. The future of those retirement savings products is uncertain. So where do you start? Investing in variable annuities may be a good option. According to John. M. Gannon, author of “Variable…

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Events Calendar June 14-June 19

Posted  June 14, 2012

Success over Stress and Anger When: Thu, June 14, 1pm – 3pm Where: Building 598 This weekly group is for individuals who have completed the Anger/Stress Management course and who feel they would benefit from additional support. Weekly SMP Tournaments When: Thu, June 14, 7pm – 9pm Where: SMP Recreation Center Starting at 1800 every Tuesday and Thursday, come join us for Tournaments!…

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