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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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Welcome home

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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Of Four Branches, One Department

Posted  October 4, 2012

Make no mistake, the Corps is a brotherhood, and sisterhood. But is there more? Do we feel a similar bond with other branches of the military? Sure, there’s always going to be that healthy inter-service rivalry between us, but does the fact we all put on a uniform and defend our nation count for something?…

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3/6 uses Yuma terrain to train

Posted  October 4, 2012

Sergeant Joseph Martin directs his Marines during a counter improvised explosive device training patrol at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 3 Lance Cpl. Gregory Gruman sweeps a patrol route with a mine detector during a counter improvised explosive device training patrol at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 3. Gruman, an Alexandra,…

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Where in the World October 4, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

Photo by Sgt. Priscilla Sneden Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett throws the ceremonial first pitch at Marine Corps Day in Nationals Park Sept. 24. The event featured the Marine Corps Base Quantico Band playing the national anthem, the Marine Barracks Washington Color Guard and a heartwarming salute to wounded warriors in…

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Tacos Mi Rancho

Posted  October 4, 2012

Why write this review when I can have the patrons of Tacos Mi Rancho speak for themselves (names not given to protect the innocent . . . and satisfied)? “Dear God, I cannot eat anymore.” “Why did you take me here, you know I can’t finish this much food?” “I hate you, but I love…

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Montreal – Satanic Panic in the Attic

Posted  October 4, 2012

Satanic Panic in the Attic was my first of Montreal album, and effectively one of my earliest forays into the realm of indie music. I could go on all day about what indie music means to me, and music in general, how it opened up avenues of creativity, and in the process allowed a rush…

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Get your groove on at Ball Boot Camp

Posted  October 4, 2012

Semper Fit and Health Promotions began Ball Boot Camp, an eight-week fitness and nutrition class, early this September in an effort to help women prepare for ball season at the GCX, building 686.

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Simplifying The Complicated: Understanding PTSD

Posted  September 27, 2012

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety condition that can result from experiencing an event involving direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or a physical threat. Such a life-threatening incident could be a car accident, a sexual assault, a natural disaster, physical assault or military combat. Over the course of a lifetime, about…

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News to Use September 27, 2012

Posted  September 27, 2012

School Bus Reminders for Base Housing Families  Woodard Middle School students who are waiting for the morning bus at the corner of Keith and Monegan Loop are reminded to be at the bus stop each morning on time!  It is not acceptable for students to hang out in the surrounding areas and wait to run …

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Flu Season

Posted  September 27, 2012

Vaccinate to protect you and your loved ones from the Flu beginning October 1st.  BHC Yuma will be offering the seasonal flu vaccine every Monday thru Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m beginning October 1st.    Due to expected demand and for your added convenience, from October…

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Yuma ARFF Marines cool off during fireman competition

Posted  September 27, 2012

Several Marines with the station’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting section cooled off with some much-needed fun at Camp Pendleton, Calif…

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