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VMFA-121 Receives fifth, sixth F-35B

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. William Waterstreet An F-35B Lightning II lands at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., May 22, becoming the 6th aircraft attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121. VMFA-121 is the first operational F-35 squadron in the U.S. military. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. William Waterstreet Two F-35B Lightning IIs fly…

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Country Thunder, Hear My Cry: Station SMP supports music festival

Posted April 19, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Eight Marines with the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program served as volunteer security for the 2012 Country Thunder USA in Florence, Ariz., April 12-15. Country Thunder is one of the largest and most anticipated country …

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Squadron bids farewell to adopted school (until next year)

Posted May 31, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The dress code for C.W. McGraw Elementary in Yuma, Ariz., is simple: red or blue polo shirts with khakis. However, it’s common to see a Marine Corps uniform among the students every Wednesday. That’s because Marine Attack Squadron 214 has sent out Marines once a...

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MCAS Yuma’s Marine and NCO of the Year

Posted July 19, 2012 by

Sgt. Rodriguez : NCO of the Year Sergeant Rodriguez was born on 18 January 1988 in Harlingen, Texas where he was raised and completed his high school education at Harlingen High School in 2006.

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Obama Pledges Responsible Drawdown in Afghanistan

Posted September 6, 2012 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 – The United States will remain focused on the mission in Afghanistan while working toward ending the war in a responsible way that protects…

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India Company conducts platoon and company combined arms attacks

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story and photo by Sgt. Steve Cushman

YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, YUMA, Ariz. – The landscape is mountainous and arid with temperatures nearing 100 degrees. A large group of Marines crouched low just behind the crest of a ridgeline.

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It’s a TRAP! Marines Practice Recovery Ops

Posted February 6, 2013 by Story by Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Finally, the sound of helicopters overhead, gunfire and explosions in the direction of the enemy, the sight of friendly forces streaming out of their transports.

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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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Yuma Navy League Honors station, WTI Marines

Posted May 3, 2012 by Courtesy story

A large gathering of Yuma Navy League members gathered at the Emerald Springs Resort to honor the Marine Aircraft Group 13 Marine and noncommissioned officer in charge of the Quarter from Marine Corps Air Base, Yuma. Lance Cpl. Juan de la Cruz, a Marine Attack...

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Environmental department receives SECNAV award

Posted June 14, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

MCAS Yuma received the Secretary of the Navy’s 2011 Environmental Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Environmental Quality, Non-Industrial Installation, in Washington D.C., June 5.…

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