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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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What’s in a name?: The Old Glory story

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Star Spangled Banner. Stars and Stripes. Red, White and Blue. Old Glory. The American Flag… Most of the American Flag’s names are common sense, except for one, Old Glory. How did this term of endearment become…

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Gimmie’ Shelter: Lincoln Military Housing adds to community

Posted  June 14, 2012

One of the many amenities offered to service members is the option to live in base housing. Convenience, location and lack of utility bills are just some of the reasons why service members may choose to take advantage of this opportunity. Lincoln Military Housing, the privatized group responsible for providing premier homes and outstanding management…

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Maldonado bids yuma adios

Posted  June 14, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Leonard Maldonado’s last day as Marine Attack Squadron’s 214 sergeant major and his last tour of duty in the Marine Corps was a blessedly cool evening for Yuma, Ariz. Perhaps the weather received…

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Lighthouse Coffee Bar and Bistro

Posted  June 21, 2012

Lately, my expectations of chain coffee shops have suffered, so I hunted for that special cup of joe to send my spirits soaring.

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Entertainment Review: World of Tanks

Posted  June 21, 2012

Recently, a friend introduced me to a computer game which is tantamount to a childhood dream come true for me. The game is World of Tanks and it has been a while since I have been so impressed by a video game. It runs just as the title would suggest: each player drives a tank…

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Yuma heat hurting your workout plans?

Posted  June 21, 2012

Station group exercise classes can fill the gap The station’s group exercise center offers a variety of fitness classes to help Marines and spouses stay in shape. “We have a variety of classes for every modality and metabolic need…

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Around the Corps

Posted  June 14, 2012

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire M240B machine guns during live-fire training aboard USS Pearl Harbor, June 7. The unit embarked the ship, as well as USS Makin Island and USS New Orleans in San Diego Nov. 14, beginning a seven-month deployment…

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News to Use June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2012

MCAS Yuma Road Construction June 11 until completion: Prepare for lane closures approaching the Main Gate from the south on Avenue 3E due to construction between the Main Gate and County 13th St. Update for June 14, 2012: From June 25-29 all outbound lanes to the main gate will be closed. All exiting traffic must…

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Environmental department receives SECNAV award

Posted  June 14, 2012

MCAS Yuma received the Secretary of the Navy’s 2011 Environmental Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial Installation, in Washington D.C., June 5.…

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Marine Corps Volunteers

Posted  June 14, 2012

Lance Cpl. Meagan Craigo, a Marine Air Control Squadron 1 motor transportation operator and a Fort Wayne, Ind., native, helps care for pets at the Humane Society of Yuma by interacting with the animals outside their cages.…

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