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Marine spouse and a Criminal of a teacher

Posted May 17, 2012 by Sgt. Daniel Malta

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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NOT SO SECRET WEAPON: Ronald T. Roane guides his 75 pound German Shepherd scout dog, Hobo, as they track down the elusive enemy.
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War Dogs in the Marine Corps in World War II

Posted March 8, 2012 by

In the late summer of 1942, the Marine Corps decided to experiment with the use of dogs in war, which may have been a new departure for the Corps but not a new idea in warfare. Since ancient times dogs have served man in various ways: the Romans used the heavy Mastiffs with armored collars…

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U.S., Japan Agree on Okinawa Troop Relocation

Posted May 3, 2012 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 – U.S. and Japanese officials announced yesterday the two nations have agreed on a plan to relocate U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam. The joint statement of the U.S.-Japan...

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Africom Will Maintain ‘Light Footprint’ in Africa

Posted June 14, 2012 by Donna Miles

STUTTGART, Germany, June 12, 2012 – The United States has no plans to seek permanent bases in Africa, and, in the spirit of the new defense strategic guidance, will continue to maintain a “light footprint”…

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Gov. Brewer’s Panel to Help Meet Education Needs of Children in Military Families

Posted August 3, 2012 by From the Office of Governor Brewer

PHOENIX – It’s the eve of the start of another school year, and that can mean plenty of anxiety and sleepless nights for students preparing for class in a different school.

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Dempsey meets with Turks to discuss regional issues

Posted September 20, 2012 by Jim Garamone

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 17, 2012 – The paving stones on the Road of Lions leading to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s mausoleum are purposely placed about three inches apart…

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National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted November 8, 2012 by Dr. Robert B. Kane

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Al — Throughout November, the nation will celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month.

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Scott Reel
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Salutes & Awards

Yuma-based Marine awarded Marine Corps Installations West Achievement Award

Posted March 1, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. – Leonardo Da Vinci

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Weapons & Tactics Instructor course

Posted March 29, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

Helicopters will take to the skies and Marines will train in parks around Yuma and Brawley during biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructors course. WTI is a time when Marine Corps aviators conduct world class training. The history of WTI can be traced back to the 1950′s when the Marine Corps introduced…

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Obama Welcomes New Stage of Afghan Security Transition

Posted May 17, 2012 by American Forces

President Barack Obama welcomed Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s announcement of his government’s list of areas intended for the third stage of the transition of security responsibility from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force to Afghan security…

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