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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

No problem: Corps to implement pull-ups for females

Posted  December 6, 2012

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — It was intimidating at first. I looked up into the sky at a distance that seemed far too great for me to reach, considering I stand tall at just under five feet. But I was determined. I could do it. I mean, the 70-second flexed-arm hang was a…

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Commandant sets Marines on new course

Posted  December 6, 2012

Since Gen. James Amos became commandant of the Marine Corps two years ago, the sea service has been challenged on multiple fronts. First the ramping up of combat in Afghanistan, as a surge of Marines flooded violent Taliban strongholds in the south. Now the drawdown and handoff to Afghan national forces, despite no sign of…

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DOD, Lockheed Martin Agree to More F-35s

Posted  December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2012 – DOD and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle to manufacture 32 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jets, Pentagon Press Secretary George E. Little said today. The jets are part of Low-Rate Initial Production batch 5 — the fifth production lot of the aircraft. Unit-cost data will be…

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12 Days of Christmas – Safety Style!

Posted  December 6, 2012

1. When putting up Christmas lights at home for the holidays, make sure that all electrical cords are in good condition. Never run cords under the carpet and avoid overloading sockets with many plugs because this can start an electrical fire.   2. When visiting other people’s homes, remember that their homes may not be…

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Events

College Fair

Posted  December 6, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant More than 130 station Marines and their family members took a step to brighten their future by attending a college and career fair, Dec. 3 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Attendees were able to browse and speak to representatives from 44 military-friendly colleges and employers, opening up opportunities for…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Reflections of Light

Posted  December 6, 2012

My son and I were on our way back home from the Arizona Western College Faculty Recital, and we took a short detour through a residential area to see what holiday lights the houses were displaying.  We saw small LED blue lights, multi colored big bulb light strings, and white icicle type strings of lights…

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Station gets All-Wrapped during holiday event

Posted  December 6, 2012

Although Jack Frost may not nip your nose in Yuma, Ariz. during December, the spirit of Christmas warms up for the Marines, Sailors and their families at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Nov. 30.

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Yuma Marines’ Toys for Tots

Posted  December 6, 2012

Christmas is a time that brings out the best in communities. At Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, through organizations like the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, people come together to help improve the quality of life for the less fortunate children of Yuma and the nation at large. “It’s an organization sponsored by the Marine…

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Where in the World December 7, 2012

Posted  December 6, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik Mecca, Saudi Arabia – Lance Cpl. Michael S. Isabelle, a wireman with Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, visits the Kaaba, the most sacred site of Islamic faith. Isabelle was afforded a chance to participate in the Hajj by the King of Saudi Arabia in a…

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The Gridiron: MCCS’ Flag Football Championship

Posted  December 6, 2012

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vincent Thomas Lombardi

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