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Station celebrates Oasis Pool’s grand reopening

Posted May 24, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Station personnel and their families celebrated the grand reopening of MCAS Yuma’s Oasis Pool with a splash, May 18. The pool, which has been in use since 1943, reopened after renovations started in March...

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Women’s summit opens eyes of female Marines

Posted May 24, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Many of the station’s female Marines gathered with a few of their male counterparts for an awareness summit, May 15. Women make up only six percent of the Corps, but despite their small numbers, make a...

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Summit Charts NATO Course in Afghanistan, for Future

Posted May 24, 2012 by Jim Garamone

NATO hasn’t just endured, it has thrived, President Barack Obama said at the conclusion of the alliance’s summit in Chicago today. Alliance and partner-nation leaders met in the Windy City and covered a range of...

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101 Days of Summer heat up MCAS Yuma

Posted May 24, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

MCAS Yuma kicked off the 101 Days of Summer with its annual health and safety fair, where Marines received training and education to safely enjoy the season, May 22. The fair is held at the beginning of the...

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The history of the Marine Corps War Memorial

Posted May 24, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia...

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Station ARFF trains in setting up decontamination site

Posted May 17, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma aircraft rescue and firefighting department trained in setting up a mass decontamination site, May 10-11. The training, part of ARFF personnel’s annual training requirements, educated the firefighters on quickly and effectively constructing a...

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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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Progress Continues Toward NATO Missile Defense System

Posted May 17, 2012 by Donna Miles

The United States will announce at next week’s NATO summit in Chicago that the new missile defense system in Europe has reached interim operational capability, the alliance’s supreme allied...

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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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Remembering the Bataan Death March, a Pacific Legacy

Posted May 17, 2012 by Story by Richard A. Long

At dawn, 9 April 1942, Major General Edward P. King, Jr., commanding Luzon Force, Bataan, Philippine Islands, surrendered more than 75,000 starving and disease-ridden American soldiers, sailors, and Marines, and their Filipino allies, to overwhelming Japanese forces. He inquired of...

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