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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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Corps initiates new testing protocols for Spice testing

Posted  December 13, 2012

A Marine Administrative Message signed by Brig. Gen. R. F. Hedelund, director of Marine and Family Programs Division, announced a change in urinalysis testing for synthetic chemical compounds such as Spice. Urinalysis testing for synthetic compounds is separate and distinct from the urinalysis program all specimens are subjected to in the search of service members…

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Setting sail to Sedona

Posted  December 13, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma-based active duty and retired service members along with some of their family took a holiday trip to Sedona, Ariz., Dec. 7-9.

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Support of USMC Tax Centers

Posted  December 13, 2012

Marine Corps legal assistance offices provide seasonal annual income tax preparation and electronic filing services to eligible personnel as part of an income tax assistance program.  This annual program has repeatedly proven to be a major quality of life benefit for our Marine Corps community. Last year alone, Marine Corps tax centers prepared and filed…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Christmas

Posted  December 13, 2012

What is Christmas to you? For me it is my favorite time of the year! As a Christian, I do celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The greatest gift the world has ever or will ever receive. But, not everyone believes as I do. So, what does Christmas mean to you? Too me, I love…

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Yuma Harrier squadron heads off on final deployment

Posted  December 13, 2012

The last group of a Yuma-based AV-8B Harrier squadron left for their final deployment, Dec. 5.

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Marines Adjust From Hornets and Harriers to the New F-35B

Posted  December 13, 2012

One of the first things Marines are taught in boot camp is to adapt and overcome through hard and difficult times. For Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, things could not be any more obvious. The powerline mechanics of VMFA-121 are learning the nuances of the…

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Where in the World December 13, 2012

Posted  December 13, 2012

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Ca – A CH-53E Super Stallion lands aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov.29. Capt. Charlene “Cindy Lou” Wyman, a pilot with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 462, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and a Denver, Colo., native, instructs other pilots as they practice the exercise. (Official United States Marine Corps…

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F-35 Integrated Test Force preps maintainers for operational test

Posted  December 13, 2012

When the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team begins testing the F-35 this month, maintenance personnel will be fully self-sufficient and prepared to transition to flight operations. By the time the first aircraft arrives, personnel will have successfully completed all initial training requirements and have already demonstrated the ability to perform specialized maintenance tasks on…

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Arizona School Tuition Organizations (STO) Information for Military Students Attending Private Schools

Posted  December 6, 2012

Arizona state tax payers are allowed to donate a percentage of their state tax dollars through a variety of private school tuition tax credit programs to support K-12 students attending private/parochial schools with tuition scholarships.  Arizona tax payers who choose to donate their state tax dollars to a private school or to a specific student…

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News to Use December 6, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Save Lives and Donate Blood MCAS Yuma and United Blood Service is having a blood drive Dec. 7 at the station gym from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., promoting for the campaign “Find the hero in you.”  Not only can you save lives but for those who donate at the Dec. 7 Blood Drive, Outback…

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