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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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Officials Discuss Troop Numbers, Partnership With Afghanistan

Posted  March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 ““ Troop numbers “” both Afghan and coalition “” were among the questions posed to senior officials during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of the NATO-led International Security…

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VMA-214 Blacksheep honor historic Marine

Posted  March 29, 2012

Marine Attack Squadron 214 honored the accomplishments of a former squadron pilot Feb. 9 at a memorial service in Carpinteria, Calif. The service honored Capt. Kenneth Newton Linder, a pilot in the squadron when it was still Marine Fighting Squadron 214 during WWII. Linder served aboard the USS…

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Chaplain’s Corner: “Seasons of Preparation”

Posted  March 29, 2012

During a time of reflection earlier this week, I was listening to some music. The artist happened to be beginning her career when I first moved to Minnesota after spending several years on active duty in the Marine Corps. I remember those early years in Minnesota as strangely formative and very difficult. I encountered this…

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Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Posted  March 29, 2012

Voting is a constitutional right that American citizens eighteen years and older can freely exercise. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers all active-duty members of the Uniformed Services and their families, members of the merchant marine and their families, and US citizens who reside overseas, and assists them in exercising their…

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Weapons & Tactics Instructor course

Posted  March 29, 2012

Helicopters will take to the skies and Marines will train in parks around Yuma and Brawley during biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructors course. WTI is a time when Marine Corps aviators conduct world class training. The history of WTI can be traced back to the 1950′s when the Marine Corps introduced…

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Leaving the CORPS: Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Posted  March 29, 2012

What is VR&E VetSuccess program? The VetSuccess program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. Services that may be provided by the VR&E…

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Marine Corps Community Services

Posted  March 29, 2012

Business Operations: Wild West Country Night When: Sat, March 31, 4pm ““ 9pm Where: Pulse the Nightclub (map) Description: Line Dance instruction, horseshoes, roping and hay bale  tossing contest. Prizes for the hottest cowgirl and coolest cowboy 50 cent drink specials for the ladies.  Call 269-2711 for more information Semper-Fit: Friday Fit Club When: Fri, March 30, 9am ““…

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Marine Aviators: A Century of Service

Posted  March 29, 2012

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. More than one hundred years ago, Orville and Wilbur Wright took turns guiding their wood and fabric Flyer over the dunes of Kitty Hawk, N.C. Just over five years later, the Navy had made the decision to acquire flying machines, and by 1912 had four…

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Mr. Mango

Posted  March 29, 2012

I’ve only been to Mr. Mango once, but oh what a once it was. It’s a colorful place, outside and in, staffed by socially friendly girls with bored looks on their faces and occupied by every customer conceivable in a place like Yuma. Charming but gaudy regalia lines the walls, visual throwbacks to both American…

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Book Review: Battle Cry

Posted  March 29, 2012

In the novel Battle Cry by Leon Uris, the reader gets taken on an epic journey through the life of Marines during WWII in the Pacific theater of war, focusing mainly on the invasion of Tarawa and Guadalcanal Islands, which were under the control of Japan. The book focuses more on the human side of…

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