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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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Opinion: The conquest of fear, the terror of ourselves

Posted  June 7, 2012

Recently I saw a horror film where all the characters were continuously running scared in the traditional horror fashion. Normally, I don’t put much stock on such movies on an intellectual level, but as the story progressed I realized many of their predicaments resulted from them acting on the sole basis of fear. They might…

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Wounded Warriors, families connect with first ever Warrior Family Games

Posted  June 7, 2012

More than 200 wounded warriors, their spouses and dependents participated in Camp Pendleton’s first Warrior Family Games at the Wounded Warrior Battalion-West compound here, June 1.

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News to Use May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2012

Oasis Pool Pricing/hours Daily Lap Swim   FREE Children under 3   FREE Youth (17 & Under)   $1.50 Adult (18 & older)   $2.00 Monthly Passes 17 and under   $20.00 Individual Adult 18 and up   $40.00 Family (Up to 5 members)   $45.00 Season Passes 17 and under   $30.00 Individual Adult…

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Take a stand against sexual assault

Posted  May 31, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Uniform Victim Advocates raise sexual assault awareness by implementing Bystander Intervention training for all non-commissioned officers on May 22. The mandatory Bystander Intervention training is a program to raise sexual assault awareness and show NCOs how they can prevent an assault from happening. The training provides Marines ways to interfere…

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Arizona Adventures takes Yuma for a ride

Posted  June 7, 2012

Riding around on a dune buggy in the desert under the Yuma sun or jet skiing at Lake Martinez may seem like an expensive or unrealistic thing to do as a weekend activity while stationed at MCAS Yuma.

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Salutes & Awards

Pass and Review: MAG-13, H&HS receive new Sgts. Maj.

Posted  June 7, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Michael Montoya, left, walks with Sgt. Maj. William Wiseman onto the station parade field during the Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron relief and appointment ceremony, June 5, where Wiseman passed the sword of office to H&HS’ new senior enlisted advisor, Montoya.

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Sandsharks tear up sand dunes postdeployment

Posted  June 14, 2012

Seven months in a foreign country, under high levels of stress, with little to no sleep, can leave a Marine worn and torn. In the past this may have led to poor behavior, but in today’s day and age outlets such as…

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Tomcats Return From Pacific Rim

Posted  June 7, 2012

An AV-8B Harrier II jet assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, based out of MCAS Yuma in Arizona, begins a vertical descent toward the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer off the coast of Southern California. Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western-Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year.

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News to Use June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2012

MCAS YUMA ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE June 7-8 and June 18-22: The MCAS Yuma Main Gate will be closed for outbound traffic.  All drivers must use the North Gate to exit the air station. Please take delays in to consideration when planning your travel on and off station, watch for construction workers and expect lowered speed…

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Harrier Airframers provide structure for attack squadrons

Posted  June 7, 2012

There are more than 500 panels covering the AV-8B Harrier. That’s more than 500 reasons to exercise utmost prudence when performing maintenance on the aircraft, more than 500 chances for a mistake to...

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