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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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New Financial Guidance May Help Troops as They Move

Posted  June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 – Homeowners with military transfer orders will be immediately eligible for short sales under new guidance to mortgage servicers that may help tens of thousands of military…

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Lt. Col. Arbogast takes command of H&HS

Posted  June 28, 2012

Past and present Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron commanding officers, Lt Col. Keith Couch and LtCol. Karl Arbogast, salute the color guard during the H&HS change of command ceremony June 22…

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Health & Safety

4th of July Fireworks Advisory

Posted  June 28, 2012

The Yuma Police Department wants our community to be informed and educated about fireworks. The law allows for the public to possess or use novelty/minor types of fireworks, however many types of fireworks remain illegal in Arizona, specifically those designed to rise into the air and/or explode.     This does not include anything that…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Keeping your life “stress free”

Posted  June 28, 2012

Every once in awhile I remind myself not to worry about negative outcomes that I can’t control.

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SMP Events

Posted  June 28, 2012

“Discover Yuma” June 30, 2012 SMP will be hosting an overnight trip to Lake Martinez where Marines will be staying in the cabins at Lake Martinez enjoying an outdoor experience.  Food, transportation and a day full of water sports to include jet-skiing, water-skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding, water trampoline and the use of speed boats…

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Separation: Jobs that serve you

Posted  June 28, 2012

In today’s economy, finding a job can be nearly impossible for some. Fortunately for those who’ve served, some companies are giving back to America’s veterans.

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Events Calendar June 28 – July 4, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 Success over Stress and Anger When: Thu, June 28, 1pm – 3pm Where: Building 598 This weekly group is for individuals who have completed the Anger/Stress Management course and who feel they would benefit from additional support.   Youth Center Summer Camp Swim When: Thu, June 28, 12:45pm –2:30pm Where: SMP Recreation Center Youth ages 8-10 enrolled in SAC summer camp will enjoy…

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A Different Kind of Courage : Safeguarding and Enhancing Your Psychological Health

Posted  June 28, 2012

Up to 20% of veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and two-thirds do not seek treatment.  While PTSD is prevalent among people who have been to combat, that is not the only cause.  Traumatic events, accidents, or even the death of a loved one, can cause PTSD, and…

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MCCS Youth’s Sports gets a boost from SODEXO

Posted  June 28, 2012

Marine Corps Community Services Yuma Youth Sports received a $2,500 donation from Sodexo, a food services and management company, on June 23, 2012, at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s…

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MAWTS-1 hosts hot, sweaty softball game

Posted  July 12, 2012

Rough and tough as they’re known to be, the average Marine would not condone a game of softball in one hundred degree weather with 30 percent humidity. But that’s exactly what the noncommissioned officers and staff noncommissioned…

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