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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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Stephanne Van achieves greatness

Posted  June 7, 2012

Photo by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet Stephanie Van, currently the secretary in the environmental department for MCAS Yuma, also coaches the station’s men’s basketball team. Not often does a person come along who has the dogged determination and relentless work ethic to be a force in the world. Lucky enough for MCAS Yuma, we have…

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Station employees undergo safety training

Posted  June 7, 2012

Station Marines and civilian employees underwent training with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in an effort to create a safer working environment. The OSHA 10-hour course provides civilian employees an opportunity to learn basic skills and knowledge about protecting the health and safety of themselves and their fellow workers. The course will assist employees…

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Are You Listening? Help MCCS employees help Marines

Posted  June 7, 2012

The station’s Marine Corps Community Services slogan is “Serving those who serve.” To accomplish this mantra, a special training seminar opens the eyes of employees to the myriad services available to station residents and employees. “Are You Listening?” is designed to empower MCCS employees to go outside of the their job description to assist the…

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Minimal is More: Marine takes on new challenge

Posted  June 7, 2012

Every step is a tender struggle. Every sensation is heightened by each consecutive strike. Most would not even think about braving a cold winter’s day without a coat, or taking an evening stroll around the block...

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Obama Announces Military-to-Civilian Skills Certification Program

Posted  June 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 – President Barack Obama today announced a new presidential initiative aimed at preparing service members for civilian employment. Obama provided details about the military-to-civilian certification…

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Marines help out at school in operation ‘kinderdogs’

Posted  May 31, 2012

Seven Marines from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma public affairs office volunteered at the Sunrise Elementary School’s annual kindergarten fun day, May 25. This event is held every year just before the students are released for summer but this…

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To know where you’re going, you must first know where you’ve been

Posted  June 21, 2012

VMA-311 passes on pride for rich history, tradition Once a week the Marine Attack Squadron 311 commanding officer gathers his Marines and shares a piece of the Tomcat history, a tradition carried on by past, present…

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Entertainment Review Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”

Posted  July 12, 2012

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter. – Winston Churchill

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Don’t cry wolf, the Blacksheep are back

Posted  June 28, 2012

Marine Attack Squadron 214 Marines arrive back to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma safely after a seven-month deployment aboard the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit on June 21.

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VMA-311 leader moves across station

Posted  June 28, 2012

Family, friends and Marines of Marine Attack Squadron 311 joined together at the squadron hangar June 22 for the change of command ceremony. Lt. Col. Peter Blake relinquished command of VMA-311…

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