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What I've Learned: Julian Guerrero

Story by Sgt Connor Hancock on 04/12/2017 What I've Learned: Julian Guerrero Corporal, personnel administrator, Headquarters Battalion Hometown: Edcouch, Texas Interviewed and photographed by Sgt. Connor Hancock > Back in High School my best friend and I made a pact to join the Marine Corps. When he passed away I
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Whoosh! National Guard missiles destroy tanks at YPG

Story by Mark Schauer on 02/24/2017 From tanks and armored vehicles in the invasion of Iraq to fortified insurgent bunkers in Afghanistan, American adversaries have feared the deadly power of the FGM-148 Javelin missile for over two decades. First fielded in 1996, the self-guided Javelin projectile allows Soldiers to seek
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Barry M. Goldwater Range's contribution to America's air superiority

Story by SGT Wesley Parrell on 11/14/2016 PHOENIX Commonly referred to as a national treasure, The Barry M. Goldwater Range in southern Arizona has contributed to our nation's defense since WWII. The range celebrated its 75th anniversary during a ceremony at Papago Park Military Reservation on Nov. 10. Cementing its
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UH-1Y Huey Helicopter Drills

Story by Sgt Conner Robbins on 10/04/2016 U.S. Marines with Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI 1-17) course perform on and off drills from a UH-1Y Huey Helicopter at K9 Village, Yuma Proving Grounds, near Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2016. This evolution was part of WTI, a seven week training event
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Mastering the jump

Story by AB Nathan Barbour on 07/01/2016 Master Sgt. David Biddinger, 563rd Rescue Group jumpmaster course instructor, had experience working at the school in Yuma before being stationed at D-M about four years ago. "We realized that the Air Force had a need for the jumpmaster course," Biddinger said. "Working
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"Sand Sharks" hone skills with crew-served weapons

Story by Sgt Brytani Wheeler on 06/21/2016 In the desert heat on a cloudless day, Marines of Motor Transport Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 371, made use of the barren land. More than 30 Marines fired crew-served weapons at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, June 16. "The training that took
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3/11 tests chrome-plated barrels

Story by Cpl Levi Schultz on 05/17/2016 Marines with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment fired six Pilot Production M776 Chrome Tubes for the 155mm M777A2 Light-weight Towed Howitzer in the Lead Mountain Training Area aboard the Combat Center May 3, 2016. Thunder' conducted the experiment as part of an ongoing
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Combat Readiness: Back to Basics with MWSS-371

Story by PFC George Melendez on 03/10/2016 In order to maintain combat readiness, Marines must use every moment to hone their warfighting skills. For the Marines of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 (MWSS-371), based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, a four-day training exercise at the U.S. Army
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F-35 conducts first expeditionary test during Steel Knight 16

Story by Cpl Alissa Schuning on 12/11/2015 MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 conducted the F-35B Lightning II's first-ever expeditionary test in support of exercise Steel Knight 16, Dec. 10. Exercise Steel Knight is a combined arms live-fire exercise that implements a combination
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Building a fence

Story by MSgt Mark Olsen on 11/30/2015 YUMA, Ariz. - The desert stretches for miles an abundance of nothing. Slashing across that vast expanse is the fence a black line that separates the faded blue sky and the dull sand and sagebrush landscape. Thirty-seven Airmen from the 177th Civil Engineer
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3rd AA Bn celebrates the Corps' 240th birthday

Story by Cpl Demetrius Morgan on 11/14/2015 MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. To most, Nov. 10 is just like any other day, but for the few and the proud, it is one of the most significant days in their Corps' history and is celebrated with pride during the Marine
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