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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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photo by Pfc. Nicholas S. Ranum
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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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MCCS Youth’s Sports gets a boost from SODEXO

Posted June 28, 2012 by Pfc. Uriel Avendano

Marine Corps Community Services Yuma Youth Sports received a $2,500 donation from Sodexo, a food services and management company, on June 23, 2012, at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s…

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VMA-214 achieves missile milestone

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison

A detachment with a Yuma-based AV-8B Harrier squadron wrote another chapter of the aircraft’s history when they launched, for the first time, an air-to-air missile operationally Aug. 14....

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Yuma Harrier squadron celebrates tradition at Warrior’s Night

Posted October 4, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Sean Dennison

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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Sandy’s Aftermath: One Marines’ Story

Posted November 29, 2012 by Story and photo by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Being away from those you love and care about most is something every Marine, active or retired, can relate to. Being instinctively mindful of natural disaster headlines and what they might mean back home is a harsh reality shared by all Marines.

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MFE, MCSCG, Air Ground Integration conference takes off

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by MSgt. William Price Maj. Thomas “Johnny” Short delivers a brief on the role of an air officer at the first ever Polish Air-Ground Integration conference, held at the Polish Armed Forces Artillery and Weapons Training Center in Torun, Poland, May 21-23. Poland, with direct support from Marine Forces Europe and Marine…

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Photo by Cpl. Richard A. Tetreau
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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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Yuma commemorates those who gave all

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Americans in Yuma and across the country spent Monday remembering and celebrating the lives of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the land of the free. Originally known as Declaration Day, Memorial Day is designed to give tribute to all the men and women…

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