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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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Life after the Corps

Posted  October 4, 2012

As the Corps shrinks and thousands transition back to civilian life, opportunities to succeed are out there. It may take some effort to find some of them, however, the resources available to transitioning Marines are more numerous and available than ever. The Transition Assistance Management Program helps station Marines and Sailors prepare for life after…

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From the mound to the clouds:

Posted  October 4, 2012

“30 SECONDS!” A small formation of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 Marines, most of them combat engineers, stares silently at a small desert clearing.

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DOD photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Kiehl
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Allen Discusses Insider Attacks in ‘60 Minutes’ Interview

Posted  October 4, 2012

WASHINTON — In a recent interview on the CBS program “60 Minutes” the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan said he takes his mission personally…

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News to Use: October 4, 2012

Posted  October 4, 2012

2012 Quail and Small Game Camp The 2012 Quial and Small Game Camp sponsored by The Yuma Valley Rod & Gun Club, Southwest Arizona HPC and The Arizona Game & Fish Department, is scheduled for Oct. 19-21. The camp is open to junior hunters age 17 years and under, but must be accompanied by a…

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Paul Laurent, Disbursing Liaison

Posted  October 4, 2012

1. Briefly, how does the DTS (Defense Travel System) work? DTS is a fully integrated, electronic, end to end travel management system that automates Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) for the Department of Defense (DOD).  It allows travelers to create AUTHORIZATIONS, book reservations, receive approval, generate VOUCHERS for reimbursement, and direct payments to their bank accounts…

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30 Days to Vote

Posted  October 4, 2012

The U.S. Presidential election is set for November 6, 2012. For US citizens currently living or serving in the following countries, you must consider mail transit time when submitting your ballot. FVAP and the Military Postal Service Agency recommend you mail back your ballot no later than: 22 days before the election: Iraq 17 days…

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Arizona Speaker of the House visits MCAS

Posted  October 4, 2012

Col. Robert Kuckuk, first on the left, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, provides a tour of the AV-8B Harrier Flight Simulation Building to Andy Tobin, second from the left, the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, and Speaker Tobin’s staff during a MCAS Yuma visit on Sept. 26. Marking Speaker Tobin’s…

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VMFA(AW)-121 under new leadership

Posted  October 4, 2012

Sgt. Maj. Timothy P. Haney, the sergeant major of Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121 passes the colors to the on-coming and off-going commanding officers, during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Sept. 28. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Michael R. Waterman, the off-going commanding officer relinquished his…

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JSF Auxiliary landing field construction update

Posted  October 4, 2012

Sundt Construction, Inc.has been awarded a $24.2 million contract to build an auxiliary landing field at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma that will be used in training F-35B Joint Strike Fighter pilots prior to their deployment. The project includes construction of an air operation facility; aircraft direct fueling station, maintenance shelter and vertical take-off and…

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Yuma Harrier squadron celebrates tradition at Warrior’s Night

Posted  October 4, 2012

Keeping Corps ethos alive and well, a Yuma-based AV-8B Harrier squadron hosted their own Warrior’s Night at the air station’s Ramada Field, Sept. 27.

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