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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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5 Questions: Lt. Daniel Chung

Posted  December 20, 2012

1.) What services do chaplains offer to military personnel? We offer spiritual guidance and advice but also counseling. So if Marines or Sailors come in with marriage problems or stress at work they can come and speak with a chaplain. Some of us have professional degrees but most don’t so it’s not like talking to…

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Station hosts bone marrow donor registry for Gunnery Sgt. Shane Lamont

Posted  July 19, 2012

Gunnery Sgt. Shane Lamont with Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron-1, wife Christa and daughter Audrey pose for a photo at the station child development center.

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Marine spouse and a Criminal of a teacher

Posted  May 17, 2012

Teachers mold our youth and prepare them for their future, which is why it’s important for their hard work to be noticed during this year’s teacher appreciation week. One of our very own Marine spouses who teaches at Yuma High School, home to the Criminals(mascot), Mrs. Shannon...

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Marines drive through in basketball

Posted  May 3, 2012

The basketball courts of the Winterhaven, Calif., Community Center resounded with the footsteps of Marines fighting to take their team to victory, April 27 and 28. The fourteen Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma who comprise the station’s basketball team competed in a tournament against other…

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The Secrets of the FBI

Posted  September 27, 2012

Ever wonder what goes on deep within the Halls of the Pentagon or get curious of just how many stories have been kept a secret from the American public? Ronald Kessler, a former investigative reporter, begins to tell just some of these stories in his book “The Secrets of the FBI.” In The Secrets of…

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Station medical clinic goes viral

Posted  September 27, 2012

RelayHealth created in 2006, is designed to simplify how the business of healthcare is managed, while making the delivery of care safer and more efficient. It provides the connectivity and solutions that enable constituents across healthcare to exchange information securely and conveniently and offers a patient-friendly paper bill, electronic communications with providers and payers, and…

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Never Mattered

Posted  September 20, 2012

So it’s been a year today since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the Department of Defense is still functioning. Cool. For some background: DADT, created in 1993 under the Clinton administration, circumvented the ban on homosexuals serving in the military by allowing them to serve under the condition they do not reveal…

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A (sergeant) major career choice

Posted  September 27, 2012

Photo by Cpl. Shelby Shields Sgt. Maj. Raquel Painter, the Marine Attack Squadron 513 sergeant major and a native of Sioux City, Iowa, speaks to high school students and faculty at Arizona Western College during the school’s 4th annual nontraditional career conference, Sept. 21. Representing women’s continuing rise in the military, Painter encouraged the young…

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Semper Fidelis Warriors, You Will Not Be Forgotten

Posted  September 20, 2012

“If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.”  -Marines Hymn   Two Yuma-based 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Marines died Sept. 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan: Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, of North Huntingdon, Pa., commanding officer,…

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MCCS Highlights

Posted  September 20, 2012

Operation Ball Gown Friday, October 5th Marine Corp family Team Building present Operation Ball Gown. A free ball gown giveaway, fashion show, prizes and food. All military spouses and significant others are welcome! Dress giveaway is determined by lottery. October 5th, 2012, doors open at 6, located at the Sonoran Pueblo. For more information call 269-6544   Play…

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