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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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Come fly away

Posted  April 26, 2012

As someone who’s flown in just about every military aircraft I can, often hanging out the back or side to get photos, my expectations for the excitement of hot air ballooning over Yuma weren’t very high to start with. I can admit when I’m wrong, and this was definitely one of those times. Balloons Over…

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Movie Review: The Last Stand of Fox Company

Posted  April 26, 2012

The Last Stand of Fox Company tells the incredible story of a small company of Marines fighting to hold open a mountain pass in Korea. Out-numbered and out-gunned, these 246 Marines hold off 10,000 Chinese soldiers determined to overtake the Toktong Pass near the Choisin Resevoir.…

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Opinion: Put North Korea on Trial

Posted  April 26, 2012

Shin Dong-hyuk was 14 in 1996 when prison guards suspended him from the ceiling of an underground torture chamber by his hands and legs, all because his mother and brother had tried to escape. The flames of a charcoal fire scorched his back; a steel hook pierced the flesh of his groin; he lost consciousness….

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Make a Splash With Water Fitness Now

Posted  April 26, 2012

Are you ready to take the plunge and try a new fitness activity? How about water exercise? Also known as aquatics, water exercise is one of the best non-impact fitness activities around and just about anybody can participate. Pregnant women, the elderly or overweight, individuals with arthritis or those…

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News to Use April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2012

Candlelight Vigil For Sexual Assault Victims There will be a Candlelight Vigil to pay tribute to victims of sexual assault Sat., April 28, from 4-4:30 p.m. at the Station Chapel.  The event is sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office and the Office of the Chaplain in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. …

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Yuma Marine displays occupational versatility aboard ship

Posted  April 19, 2012

USS ESSEX, At sea — Every Marine and Sailor aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) serves a crucial role in the success of the mission, but Lance Cpl. Samantha A. Sabalboro serves two. Sabalboro, an airframe…

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Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteers

Posted  April 19, 2012

(below) Volunteers with the station’s Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society pose for a group photo during their volunteer dinner at the Sonoran Pueblo, April, 17. The dinner is held to recognize the contributions of members of NMCRS, with this year’s motif being “hats off to you for all that you do,” hence the intriguing array of…

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Maj. Thomas Dahoney, retired Marine Attack Squadron 225

Posted  April 19, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet (above) Maj. Thomas Dahoney, a retired Marine Attack Squadron 225 A-4 Skyhawk pilot and a Gold Canyon, Ariz., native, looks and his grandson, Ben Heritage, a Kingston, Mass., native, observe the cockpit of an AV-8B Harrier while Capt. Eric Biskner, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 assistant operations officer and…

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Station Marine displays passion for creativity

Posted  April 19, 2012

Do you know a ventriloquist? A violinist? A pianist? Someone who writes poetry? How about an illusionist? Well, now you do. Lance Cpl. Gerod Wallace, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 ordnance technician, and a native of Bay Minette, Ala., does all the above. Wallace traces his enjoyment of hands-on…

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Marine volunteers at country music festival as last act

Posted  April 19, 2012

On their final days in the Corps, most Marines spend their time finishing their check out and packing to head on to the next chapter of life. Billy Jay Younger, previously a corporal with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, spent his final days as an active duty Marine volunteering…

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