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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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2012 Year in Review

Posted  December 20, 2012

Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert flies F-35B aircraft BF-3 with inert AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles Sept. 19 over the Atlantic Test Ranges. The test flight evaluated airplane structural loads and flying qualities during maneuvering flight. The F-35B is the variant of the Joint Strike Fighter designed for use by U.S. Marine Corps, as well as…

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Listening to Superiors

Posted  December 20, 2012

There is something to say about a lower enlisted Marine with an opinion, and that is they should have a limited one especially when time is of the essence. For most young Marines in the Corps words like, “We don’t pay you to think,” have been said to them on more than one occasion. There…

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News to Use December 20, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

DMO announcement DMO will have limited services and assistance during the remainder of the year and will be closed on 24 and 31 December 2012. Please contact the respective section within DMO for any assistance prior to visiting the office–NO WALK-INs will be accommodated:   Household Goods: (928)269-2313 Passenger/Passport: (928)269-2315 Freight (Shipping/Receiving): (928)269-3678/2743. Yuma Heritage…

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Where in the World December 20, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

Afghanistan – Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, patrol through the construction site during Operation Golden Gate in Sangin, Afghanistan, Nov. 10, 2012. Golf Co. is tasked with providing security for the entire construction site along the Helmand River for the duration of the construction project. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl….

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5 Questions: Lt. Daniel Chung

Posted  December 20, 2012

1.) What services do chaplains offer to military personnel? We offer spiritual guidance and advice but also counseling. So if Marines or Sailors come in with marriage problems or stress at work they can come and speak with a chaplain. Some of us have professional degrees but most don’t so it’s not like talking to…

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Cannon celebrates 20 years of air defense excellence

Posted  December 13, 2012

On Dec. 7, 1991, the Cannon Air Defense Complex was named after the Medal of Honor recipient, for his actions at Midway Island on the first day of World War II. Twenty years from the dedication date and 71 years from the day that will live in infamy, Marines paused to remember the heroic officer….

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News to Use December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

SMP Recreation Center, free Wi-Fi and more The MCAS Yuma Single Marine Program exists to improve the quality of life for single Marines and Sailors aboard MCAS Yuma. We focus on the young, single, enlisted Marine or Sailor, although we also welcome geographical bachelors, single parents, and single officers. The SMP recreation center is often…

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Remembrance: The American Legion’s Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Posted  December 13, 2012

A Navy bosun’s mate rings the ceremonial bell as veterans from campaigns spanning American history share a moment of silence and solidarity for those only able to attend in spirit. The sound resonates across the American Legion Post 19’s Main Hall in Yuma to commemorate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Dec. 7. The revered naval…

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F-35B completes second airborne weapons separation

Posted  December 13, 2012

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force (ITF) accomplished another significant test milestone Dec. 3 when an F-35B successfully released another weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take off and vertical landing variant of the F-35, released an inert 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb over…

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Training Sessions

Posted  December 13, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant Members of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Fire Department conduct familiarization training with their fire hoses and nozzles, Dec. 8. The crews of the station’s fire department work around the clock to ensure the safety of both the station’s residents and throughout the local community, due to a cooperative…

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