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Marine Corps weapons, tactics instructor course finishes with mass troop insertion

Posted May 10, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Brendan King

The initial component to Final Exercise One for Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Weapons and Tactics Instructor course began on April 23 at the Laguna Army Airfield near MCAS Yuma, Ariz.

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SMP takes Marines to ‘Sin City’

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. BIll Waterstreet

Twelve station Marines traveled to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway, April 5 – 8. The trip was organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Single Marine Program and cost participants $98 for transportation and three nights stay at one of the resorts. “Events like this are designed to increase morale, get…

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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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MAWTS-1 Combat Camera provides vital assets to squadron, station, Corps

Posted July 19, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Twice a year, for seven weeks at a time, the station floods with Marines and service members from across the country and around the world.

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MACS-1 Falconers Return to arizona

Posted August 30, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Gauna

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s hangar 220 doors rattled as shouts and cheers from families and friends welcomed home their beloved Marines and Sailors from a six-month Afghanistan deployment, August 22.

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VMA-214 kicks off school year by volunteering at one

Posted October 18, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Sean Dennison

It’s not uncommon for Marines to go back to college while on active duty. Marine Attack Squadron 214 Marines take it several steps further and returned all the way to elementary school.

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Remembrance: The American Legion’s Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Posted December 13, 2012 by By Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

A Navy bosun’s mate rings the ceremonial bell as veterans from campaigns spanning American history share a moment of silence and solidarity for those only able to attend in spirit. The sound resonates across the American Legion Post 19’s Main Hall in Yuma to commemorate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Dec. 7. The revered naval…

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Sterling Global Operations completes U.S. Navy project to clear munitions, firing range and target debris from Arizona Marine Corps Air Station range

Posted September 13, 2013 by

Sterling Global Operations, Inc., in a two-year project for the U.S. Navy, removed or recycled some 5.9 million pounds of munitions, firing range and target debris from Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Ariz. Sterling Global returned the proceeds from the recycled materials back into the Navy range clearance project. “The resale of recycled materials…

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Pappy’s sword reunites with Black Sheep

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Marine Attack Squadron 214’s first commanding officer was a bit of a celebrity in his day. The valiant Gregory “Pappy” Boyington was famous for his leadership style and more importantly his squadron’s winning record in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Following his military career, Boyington had...

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Sandsharks tear up sand dunes postdeployment

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cpl. Laura Cardoso

Seven months in a foreign country, under high levels of stress, with little to no sleep, can leave a Marine worn and torn. In the past this may have led to poor behavior, but in today’s day and age outlets such as…

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