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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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Welcome home

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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Where in the World October 18, 2012

Posted  October 18, 2012

Photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler Sgt. Garrett Baresel, an Amphibious Assault Vehicle crewman, with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, commands his vehicle and crew during a mock ship to shore operation aboard the USS Makin Island September 6. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jason Morris Cpl. Christian Hernandez, a team leader with 1st Squad,…

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Yuma Family Pumpkin Patch

Posted  October 18, 2012

The annual Yuma Family Pumpkin Patch hosted and located at the Champion Church off of Avenue 3E is back in town again. Offering Halloween enthusiasts all the brighter, cheery sides of the holiday, the event had tractor rides, a petting zoo, hay maze, face painting, bounce houses,  various games like sack races, food stands, costume…

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Sinister

Posted  October 18, 2012

It feels like horror movies are judged on two criteria: their capability of frightening the audience and their merit as a film, like with plot and character development and tension and stuff. Having said that, Sinister is among the best of modern horror cinema, with every scare justified and every scream satisfying. The story has…

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Fun for all, MAG-13 takes time to bond

Posted  October 18, 2012

Lance Cpl. Yancy Palmer, a Marine Aircraft Group armorer, grills up some hot dogs to be served at the annual MAG-13 family day at Senator’s Wash near Yuma Proving Grounds Oct. 15. Marines and their families with Marine Aircraft Group 13 enjoyed some kayaking provided by Arizona Adventures during the MAG-13 family day at Senator’s…

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You fight for it, make your vote count

Posted  October 11, 2012

Let’s face the facts, most politician’s do not care about young voters. Why should they, we obviously don’t care about the future of America. According to Census Current Population Survey, only half of people ages 18-24 vote. By these numbers, we are saying we do not care about which way our country goes. Let’s show…

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Featured Events & Specials October 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

Saturday, October 13th UFC 153 Catch the UFC fights at the Cactus Bowl. Light Heavyweight fight featuring Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar, Nogueira vs. Herman, Teixeira vs. Maldonado, and Fitch vs. Silva. Live on pay-per-view. Limited seating available. $1.50 per game. 1900 to close. No reservations. For more information call 269-5585. Tuesday October 23rd – Wednesday, October 31st Red Ribbon…

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News to Use October 11, 2012

Posted  October 11, 2012

2012 Quail and Small Game Camp The 2012 Quial and Small Game Camp sponsored by The Yuma Valley Rod & Gun Club, Southwest Arizona HPC and The Arizona Game & Fish Department, is scheduled for Oct. 19-21. The camp is open to junior hunters age 17 years and under, but must be accompanied by a…

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Installation Personnel Administration Center: Quarterly Newsletter

Posted  October 11, 2012

1. Are all of my children eligible for automatic family coverage? Any unmarried dependent child under the age of 18 is automatically covered under family insurance. This includes natural born children, legally adopted children, and stepchildren who are members of the Servicemember’s household. In addition, unmarried children who, after attaining the age of 18 years…

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Joint Strike Fighter conducts first aerial refuel

Posted  October 11, 2012

Two F-35B Joint Strike Fighters conduct the first aerial refueling of its kind with a KC-130J Hercules in the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 2. Previous aerial refueling operations with the F-35 had been conducted with test aircraft. Two F-35B Joint Strike Fighters conduct the first aerial refueling of its kind with…

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Take it to the mat

Posted  October 11, 2012

Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron wrestles an opponent in the 170 pound weight class during a wrestling tournament hosted by Semper Fit Oct. 4 at the MCAS Yuma gym. Seven wrestlers were awarded gold for their victories during the tournament. Semper Fit hosts a wide variety of tournaments and intramural sports…

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