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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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Marine Explosive Ordnance Device equipment to serve again

Posted  April 26, 2012

The Mexico state of Sonora has been added to the list of prohibited states. Only preapproved mission-essential travel is authorized to this and all of the other states listed as prohibited including Michoacan, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Jalisco and Zacatecas, according to US North Command Force Protection Directive 12-087. Sonora’s…

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Posted  April 26, 2012

Marine Distress Line Expansion To Corps Wide Capability MarAdmin Number: 226/12  2012 This maradmin announces Corps-wide expansion of the Dstress line. The Dstress line is a CMC initiative that provides an anonymous, Marine-to-Marine counseling and referral service to Marines, attached sailors, and families.  The Dstress line is for all Marines, attached sailors, and families-especially spouses…

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Face of Defense: Marine Earns Top-Shooter Status

Posted  April 26, 2012

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 23, 2012 – Gunnery Sgt. Joshua A. Peterson is one of the few riflemen to earn a coveted place on the Marine Corps Shooting Team, where the time-honored art of...

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Marine wives take on military life for Jane Wayne Day

Posted  April 26, 2012

In the final event of Jane Wayne Day, the spouses geared up and loaded M16A4 service rifles, firing from the same positions their Marines do for annual rifle qualification. In true Yuma fashion, the temperature was above 100 degrees on the range, giving the spouses a taste of the heat their Marines...

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Incidents, Accidents, and Providence”

Posted  April 26, 2012

Sometimes the BEST thing that can happen is for your plans to fall through! James Whistler painted a portrait of his mother that is quite possibly the most recognized painting in the world. Whistler had hired a model to stand in this room for the painting but when the woman failed to show up he…

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About Absentee Voting

Posted  April 26, 2012

Voting is a constitutional right that American citizens eighteen years and older can freely exercise. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers all active-duty members of the Uniformed Services and their families, members of the merchant Marine and their families, and US citizens who reside overseas, and assists them in exercising their…

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Noncombatant Evacuation Operation

Posted  April 26, 2012

Yuma’s Kiwanis Park was abuzz with activity Friday night, as Marines participating in the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course completed a noncombatant evacuation operation as part of their curriculum. The event takes place twice a year, drawing crowds of locals to watch as Marine CH-53E helicopters land...

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Temporary Financial Assistance

Posted  April 26, 2012

Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable…

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Leaving the CORPS: Career Training for the Real World

Posted  April 26, 2012

Take the first step to prepare for your post-military career or enhance your current one with Allied’s many available programs. All courses are available online from anywhere in the world. The training provides you with the skills to move ahead in your current job or to transition from the military and build a successful post…

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Who’s who in USMC: Major Henry Talmage Elrod

Posted  April 26, 2012

Henry Talmage Elrod was born on 27 September 1905, in Turner County, Georgia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 1927, and was appointed a Marine second lieutenant in February 1931. He attended the University of Georgia and Yale University prior to his entry into the...

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