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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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MCCS Employee Awards

Posted  June 14, 2012

The Afterburner Mexican Grill staff receives the Golden Pickle Team award at the Marine Corps Community Services quarterly employee breakfast June 12 at Club Pulse. The Golden Pickle Team Award is for teams or departments that perform above and beyond their duties and is determined…

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H&HS achieves more than 100 days free of alcohol, drug incidents

Posted  June 14, 2012

Members of MCAS Yuma’s Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron reached 110 consecutive days with no drug or alcohol related incidents. “In my experience, I’ve never seen a squadron of this size go that long without incident,” said Lt. Col. Keith Couch, the H&HS commanding officer. The entire squadron was rewarded with a day off to show…

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Romeo’s Car Wash & Auto Detailing

Posted  June 14, 2012

With the constant layers of dust that seem to accumulate on everything lying outside here in Yuma, it’s difficult to keep a car looking like it hasn’t just braved a sandstorm. I am always looking for the best car wash…

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Book Review: Soldier Dogs

Posted  June 14, 2012

‘Soldier Dogs, The untold story of America’s canine heroes,’ by Maria Goodavage, can almost be summed up in the title. People Magazine called it, “A moving portrait of the loyal, courageous, furry warriors who truly are enlisted man’s best…

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Opinion: Running out of Wireless Spectrum

Posted  June 14, 2012

There is a growing issue in American society that very few are aware of, and only recently did I hear of this very serious problem. We are running out of bandwidth. Alone, that sounds insignificant, except to those who are extremely technically savvy and understand the implications of the problem. But before explaining what this…

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Leaving the Corps: Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Posted  June 7, 2012

What is V-WISE V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful entrepreneurs. Their goal is to integrate their leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States.   PHASE 1: What’s first? A 15 day…

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Events Calendar June 7 – June 12

Posted  June 7, 2012

Don’t forget to  mention you saw this on the MCCS Events Calendar!   Success over Stress and Anger When: Thu, June 7, 2pm – 4pm 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. For more information call 269-2561.   Spa Night: Stress and Coping…

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The 21-Gun Salute: Marine Corps Customs and Traditions

Posted  June 7, 2012

The 21-gun salute honoring the President of the United States, like many American military traditions, appears to be another custom inherited from Great Britain. In early times, it was customary for a ship entering a...

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Main St. Cinemas

Posted  June 7, 2012

I, like many Marines from MCAS Yuma, have seen numerous films at the Harkins Yuma Palms 14 Theater. However, until this weekend, I hadn’t visited the Main St. Cinemas downtown, and after my journey there, I will definitely return. Main St. Cinemas offers all the same new releases as other mainstream theaters and provides all…

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Movie Review: Battleship

Posted  June 7, 2012

I remember playing the game Battleship as a kid with my cousins. This would happen every family function up until we were about ten. Birthdays, holidays, funerals, Battleship was the only constant in our celebrations. The thing is, my violent cousins would always win. And by win I mean they would look at my battle…

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