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MWSS-272 helps DHS secure Southwest border

Lance Cpl. Manuel Estrada, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

detachment from Engineer Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., deployed Feb. 28 to Nogales, Ariz., to construct a new border security road and improve several existing roads in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Southwest Border Infrastructure Enhancement Program.     The




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H&HS holds 3rd annual chili cook-off to support Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Lance Cpl. Manuel Estrada, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron held its 3rd annual chili cook-off to support the squadron’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Marine Corps Air Station New River Chapel, March 28. Thirteen Marines and dependents entered their own signature brand of chili from Cincinnati-style to a Southern-style with an assortment of vegetables. The event




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Apr

2013

Get in shape with high-low toning aerobics

Lance Cpl. Jorden Wells, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

If a fast-paced, fun environment is what you’re looking for to get into shape, then the High-Low Toning Aerobics class offered at the Marine Corps Air Station New River AS-4400 Fitness Center may be just right for you. The class is run in a circuit fashion with an assortment of weights and exercise equipment, with each exercise or station lasting




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Apr

2013

Consistent coupon clipping can cut consumer costs considerably

Lance Cpl. Manuel Estrada, Marine Corps Air Staiton New River, N.C.

With gas price national averages upward of $3.71 and the economy still recovering, everybody is looking to stretch their dollars a little further. Military families have turned to coupons to save a few bucks at the grocery store.  The Coca-Cola Company introduced the first modern coupon at the beginning of the 20th century. They placed a ticket in




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Apr

2013

Marksmanship coaches teach more than shooting

Lance Cpl. Jorden Wells, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C.

One Shot, one kill is a phrase that every Marine has heard at one time or another while qualifying on the rifle range, which is an annual requirement.  One of the tools the Marine Corps provides to all of its shooters that are re-qualifying on the rifle range is a marksmanship coach. The job of a marksmanship coach is to provide any training or




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Apr

2013

Combat engineers hit virtual road

Lance Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (April 11, 2013)

Thirteen combat engineers with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 bolstered their mobility skills in the Combat Convoy Simulator at Camp Lejeune Monday as part of their annual training.  Although combat engineers are primarily known for their construction and demolitions roles, the job entails much more, said Sgt. Hugh T. Farr, a squad leader with




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Apr

2013

DMO readies for peak moving season

Lance Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (April 11, 2013)

The deputy commandant for Installations and Logistics recently released a message reminding service members, civilians and family members about the challenges associated with the rapidly approaching peak moving season. According to the message, planning, preparation and communication are the keys to executing a successful move. The Cherry Point




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Apr

2013

Flyby: Cpl. Fabian Cardona

Lance Cpl. Glen E. Santy, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Cpl. Fabian Cardona is an individual material readiness list asset manager with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. Cardona manages assets at the organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance, using technical publications and automated data processing equipment to gather and report inventories. “In a nutshell, my job is to keep an




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2013

BSRF-13 ready to train in Romania

Lance Cpl. Michael Dye, Mihal Kogalniceanu, Romania

Marines and sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force 13 arrived at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania which will serve as the unit’s home throughout its six-month deployment as a crisis contingency force. An opening ceremony today marked the official welcome for BSRF-13 to Romania.  BSRF-13 and soldiers with the Romanian 341 Battalion, 9th Brigade




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Apr

2013

Joint Task Force teams up for African Lion 13 maritime offload

Col. Matt Redding, USMC, AGADIR, Morocco

As the morning rain ended and the Moroccan sun began to dry the pier, members of Joint Task Force Port Opening (JTF-PO), U.S. Strategic Command, emerged from a meager shelter in the overhang of a pier side warehouse. Mobilized to Morocco in support of Exercise African Lion 13, a U.S. Africa Command directed, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa-led