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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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Marine Aviators: A Century of Service

Posted March 29, 2012 by 2nd MAW Public Affairs

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. More than one hundred years ago, Orville and Wilbur Wright took turns guiding their wood and fabric Flyer over the dunes of Kitty Hawk, N.C. Just over five years later, the Navy had made the decision to acquire flying machines, and by 1912 had four…

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Opinion: Commend the deserving, encourage the wayward

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

All too often I see the line between noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Marines blurring. I see lance corporals and privates first class talking back to corporals and sergeants, and NCO’s getting too friendly with the Marines they’re supposed to be leading and setting the standard for. When I picked up…

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Children and parents celebrate a successful soccer season

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Station children and their parents celebrated the end of the 2012 youth soccer season with pizza, Gatorade, awards and a waterslide at the Ramada Field on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Saturday, March 24. With children ages three to six attending in the morning and children ages seven to 12…

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While my ukulele warmly laughs: Marine brings sounds of Pacific to Yuma

Posted March 22, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The ukulele originated in Hawaii in the 19th century, based on Portuguese guitar-like instruments. The instrument spread in popularity in the 20th century, and even today austere communities such as Yuma are treated to the sounds of…

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Kids explore military life at MCAS’ 2012 Children’s Expo

Posted March 22, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

MCAS Yuma opened up its flight line to special needs youth for them to get a taste of the annual Yuma Air Show during the Children’s Expo, March 16. Approximately 60 children from four local schools were all smiles as they got to interact with Marines and view aerial demonstrations and many of the air…

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Station couple travels to Africa to help refugees, gains new insight

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamat

Some couples go to great lengths to better understand one another. One station couple went all the way to Africa. Mike and Bekah DiFelice volunteered with Light Gives Heat for three weeks, February 11- March 4. The Light Gives Heat organization was founded by Dave and Morgan Hansow…

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VMA-214 return from Emerald Warrior 2012

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Approximately 150 Marines and eight aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron 214 returned to the station from the annual joint service exercise Emerald Warrior 2012 March 10. Emerald Warrior 2012, held in the vicinity of Eglin Air Force Base on the Gulf Coast of Florida was designed to improve the…

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Archbishop visits station, God in tow

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Jakob Schulz

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, archbishop of military services, visited MCAS Yuma March 17 through 19 to speak to Catholic Marines. The visit was part of Broglio’s many scheduled visits to military bases throughout the U.S. “I always try to visit myself or have one of my three bishops visit each base…

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MCAS Yuma 2012 Air Show: Another successful show

Posted March 22, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma welcomed approximately 60,000 patrons to the 2012 Air Show Saturday, surpassing last years estimate of 45,000. “We expected about 50,000 and I think we are going to bump right up against that or maybe more,” said Colonel Robert C. Kuckuk, MCAS Yuma commanding officer…

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