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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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Health & Safety

Healthy microwave meals

Posted  June 21, 2012

Station offers cooking class for healthy microwave alternatives Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marines participated in MCAS Yuma’s first microwave cooking class, June 12 at the station community center. The class was designed in fall 2011 by two Semper Fit dietitians based in Miramar, Calif. and Quantico, Va., to help Marines get creative with microwavable…

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MCAS Yuma Commissary awards $1,500 scholarship, celebrates program milestone

Posted  June 21, 2012

Sophia Cole proudly holds a check for $1,500 during a scholarship awards ceremony on June 8 at the MCAS Yuma Commissary. She is joined, from left to right by Lucia…

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Entertainment Review Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Posted  June 28, 2012

Can a story about a vampire killing historical American President thrill and excite viewers? I’ll answer that question with another. Are you serious? Fortunately, the answer is yes, assuming that moviegoers can suspend enough disbelief…

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A different degree of martial arts for Marines

Posted  June 28, 2012

Local karate club shows Marines a world outside MCMAP German Angulo, Larios Karate Club student instructor and Los Angeles native, punches a training pad during a workout session at Larios Karate Club June 25.…

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Fire hose 5k Fun Run

Posted  June 22, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marine Corps Community Services hosted a Fire Hose 5k Fun Run on station for Marines, sailors and civilians, June 16. The station welcomed yumans to participate in the…

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Who Rocks the Cradle? Shifting gender roles in the home, workplace

Posted  June 21, 2012

It’s 2 p.m. on Wednesday and a young father sits tentatively with his six-year-old son awaiting a doctor’s appointment.  Working as a successful business executive, a wife financially supports her stay at home husband and three children.  As a Monday morning norm before work, a mother cooks breakfast for the family while dad helps the…

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News to Use June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

MCAS Yuma Road Construction The MCAS Yuma main gate will be closed for outbound traffic during working hours due to construction beginning Monday, June 25 through Friday June 29.  The north gate will be open for both inbound and outbound vehicles from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Due to the closure of…

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Fact or Fiction? June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2012

Are we supposed to salute the flag outside the headquarters building when walking past it?

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5 Questions: VMA-311 Commanding Officer

Posted  June 21, 2012

1. VMA-311 “Tomcats” just returned from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based out of Japan. Can you share some of the operational highlights of the squadron’s deployment? The “Japan”…

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Annual Vacation Bible school creates splash

Posted  June 21, 2012

Finding a way to have a fun and safe summer can be difficult for today’s youth. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s chapel offers just the solution by providing vacation bible school for children of military…

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