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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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Movie Review: Battle Royale

Posted  April 19, 2012

Battle Royale is the OG Hunger Games. Beginning as a novel in 1999, with a movie adaptation following shortly afterwards, the novel tells of a dystopian future where high school students are randomly selected to partake in a Darwinistic bloodbath called The Program. Officially touted as a military research program, it is also used to…

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Opinion: The power of friendship

Posted  April 19, 2012

Anyone who’s actually read any of my editorial pieces knows I’m a fan of ranting, raving and complaining. Let’s face it; Marines complain, a lot. Some of us are even quite good at it. I myself almost have it down to a science. In a strange change up for me, I’m not going to be…

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News to Use April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Career night It’s time for the 3rd Annual Career Night, for all Yuma County and Eastern Imperial County high schools. The event will be held at Kofa High School in the auditorium April 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m Testing Opportunity College Level Examination Program and DANTES Subject Standardized Test…

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Canadian Army, Marines join forces, assault mock village

Posted  April 12, 2012

In a scene reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, five Marine UH-1Y Hueys carrying Oscar Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, landed at the Yuma Proving Ground’s K-9 village searching for a…

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Inventor, entreprenuer, Marine, all-around good time

Posted  April 12, 2012

Democritus, an Ancient Greek philosopher, once said, “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold. Happiness dwells in the soul.” Anyone who doubts the truth of these words need only meet Cpl. Michael “Mikey” Raymundo. “I just like to have fun and not worry about what’s going to…

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SMP takes Marines to ‘Sin City’

Posted  April 12, 2012

Twelve station Marines traveled to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, April 5 – 8. The trip was organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program and cost participants $98 for transportation and three nights stay at one of the resorts. “Events like this are designed to increase morale, get…

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EOD welcomed home

Posted  April 12, 2012

(above) The Easter bunny may have been a little late on April 8, but for the children of five explosive ordnance disposal technicians, he brought their fathers home just after 9 p.m. Sgt. Dane Schielke hugs his two daughters after surprising them with his return. The young children of all the technicians were left in…

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MarAdmins: Critical Skills Retention Bonus Update

Posted  April 12, 2012

MARADMIN 202/12 MarAdmin 202/12 is a memorandum approving the continued use of Critical Skills Retention Bonuses. This will continue the authorized use of CSRB until Sept. 30, 2012. CSRB is used as a retention incentive to meet Manpower requirements in critical skills and is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve. For more information contact…

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Panetta Credits Peleliu for Helping to Reach Turning Point in War

Posted  April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2012 – The United States has reached a turning point after a decade of conflict, but must stay the course to continue to face down terrorism and other threats — including a debt Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said…

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Welcome home MWSS-371

Posted  April 12, 2012

Smiling faces of loved ones filled the Sonoran Pueblo April 6 as the main body of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 returned home from a seven-month deployment on April 6. Families flew in from across the United States to greet their Marine as they stepped off the bus.

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