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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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Yuma Territorial Prison

Posted  June 28, 2012

Yuma Territorial Prison For me, museums are just another place where relics of the old are stored and stared at. I find it hard for them to grab my concentration. But recently, I found a not-so-uninteresting, interactive museum that’s not…

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SMP helps Habitat for Humanity

Posted  June 21, 2012

From left to right: Sgt. Keith Hill, a MALS-13 aviation supply warehouse chief and a Tuscaloosa, Al. native; Lance Cpl. Adam Browndavis, a MALS-13 communications navigation technician and a Kingman, Ariz…

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City of Yuma supports station exercise

Posted  June 21, 2012

Six City of Yuma employees were recognized for their superior support of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s Exercise Desert Fire on June 6, 2012 at the Yuma City Hall. MCAS Yuma partners with city…

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Biden Promotes Service to Military Families

Posted  June 21, 2012

Dr. Jill Biden shed light on her message of rallying support for military families yesterday with a presentation before one of the world’s largest gatherings devoted to national serivce and volunteerism.…

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VMA-211 sets up shop in Afghanistan

Posted  June 21, 2012

Marines of Marine Attack Squadron 211 pose for a picture shortly before beginning their deployment to Afghanistan on the flightline of MCAS Yuma, April 17.…

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Welcome to Yuma

Posted  June 21, 2012

Col. Robert Kuckuck, station commanding officer, welcomes more than 50 new Marines and their families to MCAS Yuma at the monthly Welcome Aboard Brief, June 20 at the Sonoran Pueblo. This brief is a great tool to help Marines get acclimated to what amenities are available on station.

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Chaplain’s Corner: Keeping your life “hydrated”

Posted  June 21, 2012

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Powers How thirsty desert dwellers get during the heat of the summer.  How important it is to keep life hydrated when the hot winds blow sometimes with stinging sand blown along with the higher velocity gusts.  Even if I’m traveling in the comfort of my car, on longer trips I personally like…

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Change brings opportunity

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Carlos A. Reina presents the Squadron Colors to Lt. Col. Craig R. Doty to then pass to Lt. Col. Rodney R. Tatum. This marks the official passing of command from the former to the latter. Photo by Cpl. Shelby Shields Sgt. Maj. William Shaw, outbound Marine Attack Squadron 311 Sergeant Major, followed by…

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SMP Events

Posted  June 21, 2012

Volunteer Opportunities: June 22- River Clean up 8:30 a.m. @ SMP Rec Center followed by Mini float down and snacks June 27- Yuma Food Bank 8:30 a.m. @ SMP Rec Center June 28- Habitat for Humanity 8:30 a.m. @ SMP Rec Center   Leisure Events: June 26-Dinner and a movie 6:30 p.m. @ Station Theater…

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Separation: Transition Assistance

Posted  June 21, 2012

The newly-improved Transition Assistance Management Program focuses on individual needs of each Marine and sailor. As most know, TAMP is a program designed to help Marines and their families transition from military to civilian life. “The student now has options to help them along their selected pathway,” said Richard Welch, the station career resource center…

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