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August 16, 2012
Volume 11 Number 28
F-35 LIGHTNING II
JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER SNEAK PEEK
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Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
MAG-13 CO visits JSF at Eglin Air Force Base
Courtesy photos by USAF Major Karen Roganov
Above, left to right: Col. Michael Gough, left, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 commanding officer, listens as Sgt. William Luhrsen, a F-35B Lightning II airframes mechanic and
low observation technician, explains some of the new components of the Joint Strike Fighter at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug 13. F-35B Lightning II mechanics explained to
Gough how the landing gear system on the Joint Strike Fighter functions and what the different types of low observable materials are on the U.S. Armed Forces fifth-generation
fighter jet during an informal tour of the jet. Gough, along with others, learned of the jet’s capabilities and witnessed afternoon sorties from the flightline of Marine Strike
Fighter Training Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base’s 33rd Fighter Wing.
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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Lightening II is the world’s
only 5th generation international aircraft.
The F-35
integrates advanced stealth
technology into a highly
agile, supersonic aircraft
that provides the pilot with
unprecedented situational
awareness and unmatched
lethality and survivability.
Currently being developed for
use by U.S. and international
partners, the F-35 has three
variants: F-35A is designed
for conventional take offs and
landings; F-35B is capable
of short take off and vertical
landings; and the F-35C is designed for carrier takes offs
and landings. MCAS Yuma is
slated to receive its first F-35
by the end of 2012.
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Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano
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COMMUNITY UPDATE
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
News to Use
ART CONTEST, CABALLEROS DE
YUMA
For the upcoming 2012 Colorado River
Crossing Balloon Festival scheduled for
Nov. 16-18, the Caballeros de Yuma is
holding an art contest to find this year’s
lead art for the festival. The theme for the
artwork is hot air balloons and the contest winner will receive $400. Deadline for
submissions is Sept. 4. For more information, please visit www.caballeros.org, email
[email protected] or call (928)343-1715.
TUITION ASSISTANCE REMINDER
The end of the fiscal year is approaching so
please remember to have all tuition assistance application requests brought to the
Education Center (Bldg 598) by Sep. 12 for
classes that start between Sep. 13-30. In
addition, all TA requests for classes that begin on or after Oct. 1 will be able to be processed after Oct. 1. For any other questions,
please contact Cindy Harris at 269-3589 or
Melissa Dickerson at 269-5614.
YUMA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT, RECYCLING SURVEY
The City of Yuma is asking its residential
solid waste customers to complete a short
survey designed to collect their ideas regarding a curbside recycling program. To
take the survey, visit the City of Yuma website at www.yumaaz.gov and click on the
survey link under the Hot News section.
2012 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
TO MILITARY, SPOUSES, VETERANS
The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is offering $1000 scholarships (15 in all) to service members and
their spouses who are working towards the
completion of higher education degrees.
For more information, please visit the
CCME website at www.ccmeonline.org/
scholarships.
MCAS DOVE REGISTRATION
CORRECTION: Registration will only be
Aug. 17 AND 24.
Where: Sonoran Pueblo, MCAS Yuma
When: Aug. 17 and Aug. 24
Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Elidgibility Requirements: Active Duty,
retired service members, MCAS employees,
dependent family members and sponsored
guests.
All hunters must bring a valid identification,
valid Arizona hunting license with migratory
bird stamp. Family members and sponsored
guests must be present with individual registering for dove hunt. Any question please
contact Mike Waliszewski (928) 750-4777.
2012 HIRING OUR HEROES
VETERANS EVENT
Please join us for a FREE one-of-a-kind hiring fair sponsored by Hero2Hired (H2H) for
job seekers and employers, Aug. 21, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, 7700 E. McCormick Parkway,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258. This hiring fair is for
veterans, military members currently serving, and military/veteran spouses.
QUICK ASSIST LOANS THROUGH
NMCRS
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is pleased
to offer Quick Assist Loans (QAL) as a part of
a pilot program designed to offer Sailors and
Marines no interest loans of up to $500. This
specialized program increases the maximum
QAL amount from the previous $300 limit
and does not impact service member access to
society financial assistance of larger amounts
as needed to assist with emergencies. The $500
QAL program will be offered through December
31 and is available to eligible active duty Sailors
and Marines here at MCAS Yuma and several
other Navy and Marine Corps installations. For
more information, call (928) 269-2373 or visit
http://www.nmcrs.org/quickassist.html.
ID CARD CENTER TEMPORARY
CLOSURE
Until further notice, the Station ID Card
Center will be unavailable due to network
and systems issues. Patrons in need of ID
Cards should contact or visit the below
alternate locations until the MCAS Yuma
center is operational:
YPG (928) 328-2578 (appointment only)
Monday through Thursday (closed Fridays)
Bldg #501
NAF El Centro 0730-1530 (760) 339-2623,
Monday through Friday (recommend calling before driving over) Bldg #214.
Tailspotter
Missy
Missy is a 8-year-old female mixed breed. Missy loves
to be petted, cuddled and just lay around watching what is going on in her world. Missy is spayed,
microchipped and current with all her vaccinations.
For more information about adopting, contact the
Humane Society of Yuma at (928) 782-1621.
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Fact or Fiction?
Debunking Lance Corporal
underground myths
Q:
A:
What is the actual policy about sunglasses?
According to MARADMIN 504/07, Sunglasses, when worn, will be conservative in appearance without ornamentation. Manufacturer logos
should be small and inconspicuous. Sunglasses may be worn on leave,
liberty, and in garrison but not in formation unless prescribed by the commander or certified medical authority. When authorized for wear in formations, sunglass lenses will be of standard green, black, or brown shade or
may be the type commonly referred to as “photosensitive.” Sunglasses
that do not have “photosensitive” lenses will not be worn indoors.
Submit your question to [email protected]
5 Questions
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
1. What is the purpose of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services?
The mission is to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship
benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship and ensuring the
integrity of our immigration system.
2. Does marrying a U.S. citizen automatically make the non-citizen eligible to stay
in the United States?
No, a non-citizen spouse does not automatically become eligible to stay in the United States by marrying a U.S. citizen. Depending upon the status of the non-citizen
spouse, there are various application types that can be found on our website that can
provide a road path to permanent residence status and/or citizenship. Our website
is: www.uscis.gov. More detailed information on available avenues can be found at:
www.uscis.gov/greencard and www.uscis.gov/howdoi.
3. What is the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program and who is eligible
to apply (Per the Department of Homeland Security) ?
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people
who came to the U.S. as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then
be eligible for work authorization.
Individuals who can demonstrate through verifiable documentation that they meet
these guidelines will be considered for deferred action. Determinations will be made
on a case-by-case basis under the guidelines set forth in the Secretary of Homeland
Security’s memorandum.
Details can be found at www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals.
4. What are the steps to becoming a U.S. citizen for non-citizen military members?
It is impossible to provide one answer for all cases as the circumstances of individuals
can vary widely. USCIS has special information to help the military understand their
immigration options. This information can be found at www.uscis.gov/military.
5. What services are provided to U.S. military members to help their non-citizen
relatives reside in the U.S. permanently?
USCIS has established a toll-free military help line, 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1-877-2474645), exclusively for members of the military and their families. USCIS customer
service specialists are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. (CST), excluding federal holidays. After-hours callers will receive an
email address that they can use to contact USCIS for assistance. Callers will receive
assistance with immigration-related information, such as:
*
Tracking their Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
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Notifying USCIS of a new mailing address or duty station.
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Checking the status of any other application or petition.
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Bringing a spouse, fiancé, or adopted child to the United States.
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Posthumous citizenship for a deceased member of the U.S. military.
*
Submitting an application for expedited processing.
Members of the U.S. military and their families stationed in the United States or overseas may access the help line using the toll-free number through their base telephone
operator or using the Defense Switched Network (DSN).
In the case of MCAS Yuma, individuals can contact the Joint Law Center for assistance.
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NEWS
WARRIOR
Yuma’s future F-35B hits the mark
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
3RD MAW Under New Command
Courtesy of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightening II, expected to arrive at MCAS Yuma, Ariz. by
the end of the year, accomplished a significant milestone Aug. 8 by demonstrating a
successful weapons release during a flight at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent
River, MD. U.S. military officials at the test site see this as a, “significant entry into a new
phase of testing for the F-35 program,” which includes validating the F-35’s capability
to employ precision weapons and allow pilots to engage the enemy on the ground and
in the air. The release was the first time any version of the F-35 conducted an airborne
weapon seperation, as well as the first from an internation weapon bay for a fighter aircraft
designated for the U.S. Marine Corps, the United Kingdom and Italy.
Chaplain of the Corps
Yuma gets a spiritual uplift
Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben, the 18th Chaplain
of the Marine Corps,
holds a conference with
the chaplains and religion program specialists
from Marine Corps Air
Station Yuma at MCAS
Yuma’s Church, Aug. 13.
The meeting was held as
a pulse check to see how
things were running on
base. Some key points
discussed were involvement in the community,
the need of chaplains
as the troops are beginning to return home and
future changes.
Photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon
Cpl. Ryan Carpenter
Maj. Gen. Andrew O’Donnell, Jr., relinquished command of 3rd
Marine Aircraft Wing to Maj. Gen. (select) Steven Busby during a
change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station
Miramar, Calif., Aug. 10.
VMA-214 achieves
missile milestone
Story by Cpl. Sean Dennison
Desert Warrior Staff
A detachment with a Yuma-based AV-8B Harrier
squadron wrote another chapter of the aircraft’s history when they launched, for the first time, an air-toair missile operationally Aug. 14.
Approximately 40 Marines with Marine Attack
Squadron 214 worked to have the Harriers launch
three AIM-120 advanced
medium-range air-to-air
missiles (or AMRAAM, to
the maintainers and pilots)
during a live-fire exercise
at Tyndall Air Force Base,
Fla., Aug. 14-15.
“There are three variants (of the AIM-120), the
alpha, bravo and charlie,”
said Maj. Jeremy Osborne,
the VMA-214 operations
officer and a native of
Pensacola, Fla. “The variant they shot were alphas, which are the oldest version
of the AIM-120.”
Then Capt. Michael McKenney, a Harrier pilot with
local squadron VMA-211, first launched the missile
during a test run in Okinawa, Japan, back in June
2009.
At 12 feet long and weighing approximately 350
pounds, the AIM-120 is a fire-and-forget weapon, able
to lock on to targets out of range.
“This is the first BVR (beyond visual range) airto-air missile the Harrier’s ever had,” said Osborne.
During the live-fire exercise, mediated mainly
through the U.S. Air Force’s 83rd Fighter Weapons
Squadron, the Harrier pilots aggressed remote-controlled F-4 Phantoms and BQM-167 Skeeters over the
Gulf of Mexico. No machinery was harmed during the
occasion; the controls would avoid the missiles before
impact.
The significance of the AIM-120’s first successful
operational launch is twofold.
One, this expands the capabilities of the Harrier
while deployed with Marine Expeditionary Units at a
time when the Corps is getting back to its amphibious
beginnings.
“The main reason the
AV-8B was able to gain
this capability was to
provide the escort role
for (MV-22 Ospreys)
for the MAGTF (Marine Air-Ground Task
Force),” said Osborne.
The Harriers’ escort
service provide Ospreys
safer transportation for
Corps assets, the most
important being Marines
themselves.
Courtesy photo Secondly, the capability bridges the gap between the Harrier and the F-35
Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The JSF will have
long-range armament, too. However, with the Harriers newly acquired weaponry, attack squadrons will be
able to offer more versatility until the JSF truly takes
off.
“It’s another step forward increasing the AV-8B’s
capability of long-range warfare,” said Capt. Mark
Maholchic, the Marine Attack Squadron 214 adjutant
and a native of Kennesaw, Ga. “This is the step where
we prove and we know, through a live-fire exercise,
we are capable of defending the fleet at a greater range
than we previously were able.”
The detachment is slated to return Aug. 16.
FEATURE
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
Desert
WARRIOR - Page 5
Muscle(car) Men
Story by Cpl. Aaron Diamant
Desert Warrior Staff
“Anyone driving
slower than you is an
idiot, and anyone going faster than you is
a maniac.”
-Author Unknown
There’s something about
a classic muscle car; its anattention getter, sleek lines and
steel parts. They are distinctly
American, with an almost cult
following.
Most people might not be
able to tell you the exact year,
make and model when they see
one driving down the street, but
they know what the car and its’
driver are all about: good looks
and plenty of plant-you-in-theseat horsepower.
Two station Marines made
their dreams of owning a muscle car come true.
Capt. Kyle Ugone, station
deputy comptroller, owns a
shiny-blue 1968 Chevrolet
Chevelle with a 454 cubic inch
V-8, with the cylinders bored
out to a whopping 460 cubic
inches of displacement. The
roar of the big-block Chevy
coming to life is unmistakable. Modern cars
may scream that they go
fast, but this car roars it
like a lion staking claim
to the Savannah.
“It’s a bad ass car,”
said Ugone. “I’m not
of the age to remember
them from their original days, but it’s cool to
be able to show people
what was around in the heyday
of American muscle cars.”
Master Sgt. Gregory Greer,
station airfield operations chief,
has a bright-red1971 Chevelle
Super Sport with a 350 cubic inch small-block V-8. It’s
built to be a little more cruisearound-town friendly, but when
the pedal hits the floor, still has
the power to leave other cars
inhaling exhaust fumes.
“You get a lot of compliments
about old cars,” said Greer. “It’s
a real eye-catcher and conversation starter. Even the younger
generations know it’s a muscle
car.”
They hearken back to glory
days of the American muscle
car, when car manufacturers
settled differences on the drag
strip, circle-track and from stoplight to stoplight all over suburban and rural USA. Back then,
fuel mileage and luxury weren’t
the main concern; it was who
crossed the finish line first.
Muscle cars may not be for
everyone. They suck down
fuel like it’s going out of style,
handle like the 40-plus year
old cars they are,
and, depending
on how they’re
built, some have
too much power
for some drivers
to handle safely.
But, they can be
seen as investments.
“The older
they get, the more
they’re worth,”
explained Greer.
The benefit
comes in that
many of them are purchased
in need of some restoration.
Ugone and Greer agree this fact
lets you build the car exactly
how you want it.
Classic muscle cars can
be seen prowling the air
station from time to time.
While they may not be as
practical as modern sports
cars, muscle cars represent the hight of America’s
obsession with style and
horsepower. Their steel
construction and large engines make them heavier
than most of their modern
counterparts, but their
style attacks devoted fans
and owners of all ages.
For full story, visit
Yuma.usmc.mil
Capt. Kyle Ugone, above, drives his 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle, left, on
station. The car attracts plenty of attention as it roars its way down the
highways and byways. Master Sgt. Gregory Greer’s red 1971 Chevelle,
top, known as the ‘Heavy Chevy,’ also attracts attention to itself, even
sitting in a parking lot. Both men love their cars, and have poured much
of themselves into them. While both cars look like they’d be able to take
on some of the aircraft they park near, their owners don’t race them
preferring to cruise around town in their clasic works of art.
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
DOD NEWS
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New Marine Officers Will Add to Legacy of Excellence
Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E.
Panetta offered congratulations and a challenge to a group of
newly minted Marine Corps officers during a commissioning
ceremony today at the National Museum of the Marine Corps,
Triangle, Va.
“It is now your turn … to take up this mantle of responsibility as leaders in the Marine Corps – to preserve our military
strength [and] to uphold the honor and reputation of your
uniform,” Panetta told the 120-plus recent graduates of Marine
Corps Officer Candidates School at Quantico, Va. “In wearing
the eagle, globe and anchor, always remember that you have
set yourself apart. Remember that you are expected to abide by
the highest standards, to display the strongest character, and to
demonstrate the utmost integrity in all you do.”
The secretary noted eight of the new second lieutenants served
as enlisted Marines before completing the 10-week school that
admitted them to the officer ranks.
“You’ve already served as enlisted Marines, and some of you
have seen combat,” Panetta told them. “So you know first-hand
the sacrifice and discipline that the Marine Corps is all about,
and I commend you for shouldering the new responsibility [of]
a Marine officer.”
He noted the course included the hottest July on record in the
United States, and told the new second lieutenants OCS may
well have been the longest and most challenging 2 1/2 months
of their lives.
“You’ve been up before sunrise; you’ve collapsed exhausted
onto your rack after dark,” Panetta said. “I’m sure that each of
you had moments – as you were low-crawling through the mud,
carrying a heavy pack, or running in boots with blisters on your
feet – when you wondered just what the hell you had gotten
yourself into.”
Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta administers the oath
of office to newly commissioned Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants at the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School
commissioning ceremony at the National Museum of the
Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., Aug. 10, 2012.
Nearly a third of the men and women enrolled in the class
didn’t finish, the secretary said.
“But you proved to yourselves, and you proved to others, that
you can fight through pain and frustration, and that you can
endure what most people cannot,” he said. “You’ll need that selfconfidence, you will need that discipline, as you step forward to
lead the Fleet Marine Force and our military.”
Panetta told the new officers he has been privileged to work
with a number of extraordinary Marine Corps officers: Gen.
James F. Amos, 35th commandant of the Marine Corps; Gen.
James N. Mattis, commander of U.S. Central Command; Gen.
John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan; and Gen. John F. Kelly, the secretary’s senior military
assistant, who will soon assume leadership of U.S. Southern
Command.
Those officers, he said, carry on a Marine Corps legacy “of
grit and sheer determination, of taking the fight to the enemy
on far-flung shores, and of fighting like hell – especially when
the odds are long.”
Across generations, Marines have added to that legacy, from
Tripoli to the Pacific islands and Korea to Vietnam, Panetta said.
“During this past decade of war, our nation has depended on
Marines to confront determined enemies and threats around
the world,” he said. “And we’ll never forget – never forget -- the
more than 1,400 Marines who’ve paid the ultimate price for our
country since 9/11.”
In Iraq and now Afghanistan, Marines have led some of the
fiercest fighting over more than a decade of conflict, he said.
“Right now, as we speak, night has fallen in Sangin District of
Helmand,” Panetta added. “The enemy may be resting, but you
can be damn sure the Marines are not. They’re taking the fight to
the Taliban every day, every night; helping their Afghan brothers take the lead for security so that Afghanistan can secure and
govern itself and never again become a safe haven for al-Qaida.”
The secretary thanked the families and friends of today’s new
officers, and recognized service members and veterans attending the event. Panetta also praised the company and platoon
commanders, sergeant instructors and OCS staff who trained
the new lieutenants.
“While members of this class may not have fully appreciated it
while doing push-ups or marching on the parade field, you have
given them lessons that they will call upon for years to come,”
the secretary told them.
“Most of all, let me thank this graduating class,” he said.
“Thank you for choosing to serve our country. Thank you for
your willingness to step forward and … put your lives on the
line in order to protect this country and in order to defend your
fellow Americans.”
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FEATURE
MWSS-374:
Story and photos by
Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano
Desert Warrior Staff
Breaking new ground isn’t easy. Building
a foundation, in the most literal sense, is hard
work.
Just ask the engineer company of Marine
Wing Support Squadron 374, based out of
Twentynine Palms, Calif., who are refurbishing the landing zone strip at the Bull Assault
Forward Air Refueling Point site located
in the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery
Range in California, Aug. 9.
“The majority of the work of bringing it
out here was done by motor transportation.
Utilities set up all the water points,” said Sgt.
Juan Flores, the MWSS-374 project manager
and a native of Houston, Texas. “And, obvi-
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
Paving A Better Future
ously, the heavy equipment engineers worked
on the ground here.”
MWSS-374 electronically surveyed,
gauged, and measured the site to determine
the terrain conditions. Then, construction began on Aug. 1.
“The most difficult part was keeping with
the terrain, making sure the landing strip
is within regulations,” said Gunnery Sgt.
Ramiro Chavez Jr., the MWSS-374 engineer
equipment chief and a native of Naples, Fla.
After layering up to six inches of Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) and using Portland cement to provide greater strength and
better durability, it will then be compacted
and paved to a smooth finish. Soiltac, a biodegradable and environmentally safe product that will reduce dust and prevent erosion,
will also be used to deliver a safer strip to
land on for pilots during training exercises.
“The local Marines will be able to use this
LZ as a good training environment for future
FARP operations,” said Chavez.
For Flores, LZ Bull marks his first operation as project manager.
For full story, visit
Yuma.usmc.mil
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 374,
based out of Twentynine Palms, Calif., work on a
new water purification system at the Chocolate
Mountains Aerial Gunnery Range in MCAS Yuma
region, Aug. 9. The lightweight purification water
recycling system uses 3,000 gallon collapsible
tanks that pump and filter out clean water which
allows Marines to better conserve resources.
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Marine for a Day: Camp Pendleton teams up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation
to make a child’s wish come true
Story by Cpl. Jovan M. Henry
MCB Camp Pendleton
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.
At only 5 years old, Jorge Solis has dreamed of becoming a
Marine for more than half his life.
Jorge, who suffers from retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye
cancer, got the chance to live his dream when the Make-AWish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire
partnered with Camp Pendleton to conduct a hands-on tour
for Jorge and his family, Aug. 10.
Dressed in a tan Marine Corps camouflage uniform
complete with cover, backpack, tan boots and a blue button
identifying him as a Make-A-Wish child, Jorge looked the
part when he arrived at the main gate in a white limousine
with his parents and three brothers, who all wore Marine
Corps t-shirts.
“This is a dream come true for Jorge, and we’re so glad to
be here,” said Carmen Reyes, Jorge’s mother. “He’s loved the
military since he was 2 years old- playing soldiers, yelling
‘move out, move out’ at his brothers, watching all the Rambo
movies- it’s just in his blood.”
Jorge’s family was accompanied by several representatives
from the Orange County and Inland Empire Make-A-Wish offices, including chief executive officer Stephanie McCormick,
Jorge’s wish coordinator Michelle Cuellar, and chairman of
the board Michael Rapacz.
Jorge’s first stop was the South Mesa Club, where he was
greeted by Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding
general of Marine Corps Installations-West, Marine Corps
Base Camp Pendleton and Sgt. Maj. Derrick Christovale,
Marine Corps Installations-West, Marine Corps Base Camp
Pendleton sergeant major.
During the meeting, Coglianese and Christovale presented
Jorge with a duffel bag of Marine Corps goodies, promoted
him to general, and taught him how to march and salute.
“I only have one order for you Jorge,” said Coglianese,
saluting the new young general as the meeting ended. “Have
a good time.”
“Yes, sir,” said Jorge, saluting.
Throughout the day, Jorge and his family participated in
various activities across the base: riding amphibious assault
vehicles, shooting rifles and pistols at the Individual Simulated Marksmanship Trainer, learning a boxing lesson from
instructors at the new Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
dojo, eating lunch with Coglianese at the 24 Area chow hall,
flying the helicopter simulator on Marine Corps Air Station
Camp Pendleton, controlling an explosive ordinance disposal
robot at the EOD Museum, taking photos in vintage military
vehicles at the Mechanized Museum and watching a demo
and petting the dogs at the K-9 kennels.
At every location he was saluted and presented coins,
badges and other gifts from the Marines.
Seeing Jorge’s wish granted touched not only the family,
but the Marines he came into contact with throughout the day
as well.
While waiting in line at the chow hall for a cheeseburger,
he was approached by a Marine who offered him a handshake
and his boot bands so he could blouse his boots.
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Jorge Solis, 5, gets a rifle shooting lesson from Sgt. Daniel
Mullis, a formal marksmanship training course instructor
at the Individual Simulated Marksmanship Trainer here,
Aug. 10.
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Photos by Lockheed Martin
he late Steve Jobs said it best: “Most of the
time, people don’t know what they want until
you show it to them.” Well, after taking a
tour of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft
factory in Ft. Worth, Texas, I believe yet another advancement in aviation is about to grace Yuma’s presence that will make us wonder for many years to come
how it came to be.
As we entered Lockheed Martin’s facility, a chronological timeline dating back to the 1980s detailed the
history of the F-35 program and explained the significance of developing a joint aircraft based on a common
airframe structure. The U.S. Air Force variant of the
F-35 is labeled as the “A” model and is designed as a
conventional take-off and landing craft; the U.S. Marine Corps variant is the “B” model and features a short
takeoff/vertical landing capability that allows the aircraft to land on austere roads, runways and ship decks;
and the U.S. Navy variant is the “C” model which is
capable of taking off and landing on aircraft carriers. All
variants are capable of reaching Mach 1.6 and are built
with stealth and integrated information and sensor fusion.
The next portion of the tour opened our eyes to the
amount of precision work required to construct the electrical, mechanical and structural elements of the F-35. The
inside of the facility reminded me of a sterile hospital with
bright florescent lights, shiny waxed floors, perfectly displayed tools at arm’s reach and smock-dressed employees
all paying close care and attention to their specific portion of the plane. As if I were watching a doctor perform
surgery on a patient, the experts working on the F-35s
showed the same amount of precision and quality assurance. And, many of their workspaces proudly adorned
the American Flag and pictures of their children serving
in the military.
As we approached the first aircraft under construction,
the guide pointed out a sign that displayed an American
flag with the label, “BF - Yuma.” Wow, this is really
happening. After several years of seeing this aircraft in
videos, articles and photos and hearing the Department of
the Navy make a decision to make MCAS Yuma the first
F-35B operational squadron in the Marine Corps, it’s now
marked for Yuma and on the assembly line!
We continued to pass many F-35Bs slated for Yuma
in all levels of construction as well as U.S. Air Force F35As and U.S. Navy F-35Cs. From afar they look similar
because of the lime green and white paper skins covering
the aircraft but we soon discovered on the flightline what
sets these aircraft apart.
Both the A- and B-model F-35s share a wing area of
460 square feet, while the C model sports a span of 668
square feet. The B model alone has a vertical thrust of
40,000 pounds that allows it to take off and land vertically while the C model has the heaviest weight empty
at approximately 35,000 pounds. Also, all three models
are capable of carrying in excess of 12,000 pounds of
weapons and each tote a 25mm cannon. With a naked
eye, you can tell the Corps’ B variant apart from the A and
C models because of a lift system that rotates at the back
of the aircraft downward and a compartment that opens
behind the cockpit to engage the shaft-driven propulsion system.
Climbing a ladder to get a look at an F-35 cockpit, I
was amazed at the design and functionality of the displays and net-enabled operations. My mind quickly
wandered back to the control knobs, switches and
displays of the AV-8B Harrier and instantly realized
that this cockpit is well beyond what we currently
have in operations today. This new aircrafts integrated operating systems will allow the pilot to navigate, perform reconnaissance, seek out and destroy
enemies in the air, on land and sea that combines
the abilities of the Marine Corps’ current fixed wing
aircraft - the AV-8B Harrier, F/A-18 Hornet and the
EA-6B Prowler.
What an amazing opportunity to see the F-35 under production and testing! I didn’t imagine there
would be another occasion to get a behind the scenes
look at this airplane before it arrives to Yuma but a
few days after my return, I stepped in to the state of
the art F-35 flight simulator. Nearing completion
across the street from the MCAS Yuma Gas Station
and Gym, the flight simulation building is designed to
provide pilots with realistic flight operations practice
under different training conditions. In many ways, the
simulator is as important as the arrival of the aircraft
itself. Well, almost!
As MCAS Yuma continues to transform in to one of
the most advanced aviation training and operations facilities in the Marine Corps, the local community will
be offered a rare chance to watch the AV-8B Harrier and
the F-35B JSF in action. As the only two short take
off/vertical landing aircraft in the U.S. Department of
Defense, this occasion will mark another glorious historical milestone in the advancement of military aviation. Who knows, maybe the Harrier will have a trick
or two to teach the new kid on the block. We’ll have
to wait and see.
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“Most of the time,
people don’t know what
they want until you
show it to them.”
- Steve Jobs
Courtesy photos by Lockheed Martin
Left, above: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter under construction at Lockheed Martin’s aircraft
factory in Fort Worth, Texas.
The F-35 integrates advanced stealth technology into a highly agile, supersonic aircraft that
provides the pilot with unprecedented situational awareness and unmatched lethality and
survivability. Currently being developed for use by U.S. and international partners, the F-35
has three variants:
- F-35A (U.S. Air Force) conventional take offs and landings
- F-35B (U.S. Marine Corps) short take off and vertical landings
- F-35C (U.S. Navy) carrier takes offs and landings
MCAS Yuma is slated to receive its first F-35B by the end of 2012. As MCAS Yuma continues
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Marine Corps, the local community will be offered a rare chance to watch the AV-8B Harrier
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Welcome back, Black Widows
Photos by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet
Clockwise from top left: Staff Sgt. Christopher Smith, the Marine Aircraft Logistics Squadron 13
aviation ordnance noncommissioned officer-in-charge and a native of Madisonville, Ky., right,
and Sgt. Keason Torian, a MALS-13 aviation supply clerk and a native of Schaunburg, Ill., left,
step off the bus to greet friends and family upon their return from an Afghanistan deployment
on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Aug. 13. Torian embraces his girlfriend, Lance Cpl. Gabriela
Pasillas, an Headquarters and Headquartersd Squadron administration specialist, and a native of
Belvidere, Ill., after returning from an Afghanistan deployment to MCAS Yuma, Aug. 13. Marines
with MALS-13 return to the sight of loved ones smiling and cheering after returning from an
Afghanistan deployment at MCASYuma, Aug. 13. This group of 17 Marines comprised the third
main body from MALS-13 to come home.
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Completing 60 years of service, Marine Heavy Helicopter
Squadron 362, known as the ‘Ugly Angels,’ completed a
memorial flight over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 9.
The squadron was created in 1952 and holds the distinction of
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Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
Around town, reviews on Yuma dining and attractions!
Rocky’s Pizzeria & Italian Foods
Cpl. Sean Dennison
Desert Warrior Staff
There are precious few locations for good pizza
in Yuma. Besides the retail chains and Benito’s on
base, there are only a handful of local pizzerias
that make their pizza from scratch. Rocky’s Pizzeria falls somewhere in
the middle of the pizza
pie.
Boasting an impressive assortment of Italian
dishes next to its homemade pizza, Rocky’s
gives Yumans a taste of
New York, but ends up
teasing rather than enticing.
The strongest feature
is their cheese, very
sweet, and very chewy, but it didn’t seem to meld
with the tomato sauce or dough. My buddies, for
their part, ordered calzones, and considered them
delicious for the price. Still, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of grease on both items, and
in fact, one of the first reviews published about
Rocky’s boasts the pizza is healthier than other
alternatives.
The garlic bread, a staple of any pizza meal, was
also palatable.
My biggest gripe involves the fact there are no
free refills on the drinks. I don’t know about you,
but the only beverages
appropriate for pizza
are beer and soda. It felt
almost criminal paying
for two root beers, or
maybe I’m just spoiled.
I have a cousin who has
milk with his pizza; he is
rarely consulted on food
choices at family gatherings.
What Rocky’s may lack
in taste it makes up for in
spades in atmosphere. It’s a small establishment,
and the people behind the counter look like the
sort who would have no issue telling a robber to
bug off if they ever tried to hit the establishment. I
personally have never felt safer eating pizza.
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Entertainment Review
Thee Oh Sees - Warm Blood
Photo by Cpl. Jovane M. Henry
Jorge Solis, 5, shows Officer Benjamin Maple, kennel master
at the K-9 kennels here, the challenge coins he’s recieved
throughout his tour of the base, Aug. 10. Solis, who has
retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer, wished to be a Marine for
a day.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Derrick K. Irions
Corpsmen assist an acting casualty and a simulated infant. A
Pre-deployment Mass Casualty Care Course was held to ensure
medical operational forces maintain clinical sustainment and combat
readiness at Camp Pendleton’s Tango Training Area, Aug 8.
Cpl. Sean Dennison
Desert Warrior Staff
Man, John Dwyer and company has just been
decimating it with psychedelic rock the last few
years. I’m all like, just chill out and let me breath
for a minute.
Their latest release,
2011’s Carrion Crawler/The
Dream, included a bunch of
long, constantly mutating
guitar-centric numbers that
I should probably review
because of chronological
proximity and all that, but
Warm Blood has this one
song I really like so I’m going with that.
So Warm Blood is considered a slight disappointment by the fans, a pulsing
pimple on the otherwise
unbleamished face of Thee
Oh Sees. I‘ll agree, many of the songs here don’t
work as an entire album. Take the title track: interesting for the first few minutes, but then devolves
into spacey guitar rock and reverb abuse not even
Syd Barret would endorse. No payoff, no real form
of control or tension, nothing.
Yes, the band’s usual wanton energy is there but
it feels muted. Like. . .
You know when your best friend finally gets to
date that one stupid hot girl (or guy, whatever)
and you just sort of put up with the slightly condescending way he [or she (or he)] talks to you because you know that hot person is going to break
up with them? This album is like that, only there’s
never any breakup. And the two people involved
are way into hallucinogens.
Thankfully, for this album, there’s “I Was Denied”.
This song consistently ranks
as one of the best numbers
ever conceived out of Dwyer’s lonely, lunatic mind.
The three-minute power
pop-cum-noise rock ode to
inebriation is overwhelmingly jubilant. Lyrically, it
doesn’t stray too far from
the I-clearly-wrote-thesein-less-than-a-minute-inthe-middle-of-a-binge that
permeates the band’s entire
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discography but musically
and sonically, it’s a welcome deviation.
In short, it’s an actual pop song. With consistent
structure and “la-la-la” choruses and everything.
But yah man, Thee Oh Sees.
Even their bad records are better than most of
the subpar psychedelia coming out San Francisco
and wherever else these days.
Their next album, Putrifiers II, is slated to melt
your mind this September.
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SPORTS
VMA-513 goes paintballs to the wall
Photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant
Members of Marine Attack Squadron 513 spent a morning shooting
one another with paintball guns on the station’s paintball field,
Aug. 3. The stress relieving activity was sponsored by Arizona
Adventures, allowing Marines to blow off some steam while blowing
each other away with high velocity paintballs. Teams of up to 15
Marines stormed across the field, using obstacles for cover as they
pelted their opponents. It also gave the Marines a chance to practice
some close quarter combat maneuvers while under fire, and a few
paid the price with lots of paint and a little pain.
Members of Marine Attack
Squadron 513 spent a morning
shooting one another with
paintball guns on the station’s
paintball field, Aug. 3. The stress
relieving activity was sponsored
by Arizona Adventures.
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Appliances included. Fenced
Yard, Community Pool.
$995/mo.
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3 bd, 2 full bath, 1,200 sq. ft.,
ceramic floors, ceiling fans,
security doors. Close to base.
Landscaped front and enclosed
back yard. Pets ok.
$850/mo. + $700 deposit.
Utilities not included. Available now.
(928) 627-4556
Call Joe, Retired Marine, to view.
[email protected]
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$625/mo*
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$640-$705/mo*
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2012 CHEVY SONIC LT
2012 CHEVY CRUZE LS
1.8L, ECOTEC VVT DOHC, 4 CYL. ENGINE, 6 SPD
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, CONNECTIVITY PACKAGE
INCLUDES REMOTE VEHICLE START, CC, STEERING WHEEL
CONTROLS AND BLUETOOTH FOR PHONE. #C5329
1.8 L, ECOTEC VVT DOHC ENGINE, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION WITH CONNECTIVITY PACKAGE WHICH
INCLUDES USB AUDIO INTERFACE, BLUETOOTH FOR
PHONE AND STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS. #C5381
MSRP ............................................................. $17,510
PREFERRED PRICE .......................................-$17,141
FISHER CONFIDENCE SAVINGS.......................... $369
PLUS ...........................................$500 BONUS CASH*
MSRP ............................................................. $18,880
PREFERRED PRICE ................................... $18,501.26
FISHER CONFIDENCE SALES PRICE ......... $18,501.26
PLUS ...........................................$500 BONUS CASH*
16,641
POSSIBLE FISHER PRICE $
We Finance E-1, E-4
All Military Welcome
2012 CHEVY EQUINOX AWD 2LT
LEATHER APPOINTED SEATING, 3.0 LITER V6 ENGINE,
6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, TRAILER
PACKAGE, REAR POWER LIFT GATE, COLOR TOUCH
NAVIGATION RADIO WITH 7” SCREEN. #C5222
MSRP ............................................................. $33,385
PREFERRED PRICE ................................... $31,988.30
FISHER CONFIDENCE SAVINGS.................. $1,396.70
FISHER DISCOUNT ........................................... $1000
FISHER CONFIDENCE SALES PRICE ......... $29,591.60
PLUS ...........................................$500 BONUS CASH*
29,091.60
%
.
V8 VORTEC, 5.3 LITER ENGINE WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT,
6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, ALL STAR EDITION,
INCLUDES LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL, TRAILERING PACKAGE,
ALUMINUM WHEEL CONTROLS, POWER SEAT ADJUSTER. #C5309
32,435
POSSIBLE FISHER PRICE $
.96
31,227.83
POSSIBLE FISHER PRICE $
09
2012 CHEVY 1500 FWD SILVERADO CRW CAB LT Z71
MSRP ............................................................. $38,610
PREFERRED PRICE ................................... $36,435.96
GM REBATE....................................................... $2500
TRADE-IN ......................................................... $1000
FISHER SALES PRICE ................................ $32,935.96
PLUS .............................................$500 BONUS CASH
2012 CHEVY TRAVERESE FWD 1LT
7 PASSENGER SEATING, 2ND ROW CAPTAINS
CHAIRS AND 3RD ROW SPLIT BENCH SEAT, 3.6L
V6 ENGINE, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
WITH ROOF RACK AND CROSS RAILS.#C5246
MSRP ............................................................. $34,450
PREFERRED PRICE ................................... $33,227.83
REBATE ............................................................. $1500
FISHER SALES PRICE ................................ $31,727.83
PLUS ...........................................$500 BONUS CASH*
POSSIBLE FISHER PRICE $
18,001.26
POSSIBLE FISHER PRICE $
2012 CHEVY CAMARO 2LT CONVERTIBLE
ON
SELECTED
MODELS
RALLY YELLOW, 3.6 L ENGINE, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
WITH TAPSHIFT AND REMOTE VEHICLE START, RS PACKAGE
INCLUDES HEADLAMPS HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE WITH HALO
RING, 20” INCH MIDNIGHT SILVER ALLUMINUM WHEELS. #C5009
LIFETIME OIL CHANGE
As long as you own the vehicle!
MSRP ............................................................. $38,035
PREFERRED PRICE ................................... $36,885.92
FISHER CONFIDENCE SAVINGS................... $1149.08
FISHER DISCOUNT ............................................. $700
FISHER CONFIDENCE SALES PRICE ......... $36,185.92
PLUS ...........................................$500 BONUS CASH*
35,685
POSSIBLE FISHER PRICE $
USED VEHICLES • USED VEHICLES • USED VEHICLES • USED VEHICLES
2006 CHEVY TAHOE LS SPORT UTILITY 4D
V8, FFV, 5.3L, 2WD, ABS, CD,
OnStar, Power Seat, Third
Row Seat, Privacy Glass,
Remaining Boards, Tow Pkg,
Oversize Premium Wheels
20”+. #CP8861A
NOW $
Was $17,998
13,995
2006 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB LS PICKUP 4D 3/4 FT
V8, 5.3L, Automatic,
4WD, Z71 Off-Road Pkg,
MP3, Power Seat,
Tow Pkg, Alloy Wheels,
Wide Tires.
#G3087A
NOW $
Was $20,998
16,995
2005 CHEVY TAHOE LT SPORT UTILITY 4D
V8, 5.3L, Automatic, 2WD,
ABS, Rear AC, CD, Dual
Power Seats, Leather,Third
Row Seat, Leather, Running
Boards, Tow Pkg, Alloy
Wheels. #CP8845A
NOW $
Was $18,998
14,995
2005 TOYOTA TACOMA DOUBLE CAB
V6, 4.0L, Auto, 4WD,
SR5, AC, PDL, CC, Stereo
w/CD Player, Dual Air
Bags, Bedliner, Tow
Package. #C5310A
NOW $
Was $27,995
21,795
2010 FORD FUSION SE
4D, 4 Cyl., 2.5L, Automatic
6 Speed with Select Shift.
Keyless Entry, AC, CC,
MP3, Multi Disc, Sirius
Satelite, Power Seats,
Alloy Wheels. #C5302A
NOW $
Was $16,995
14,995
2010 HONDA RIDGELINE RTL PICKUP 4D 5 FT
V6, VTEC, 3.5L, Automatic,
5 Spd w/Overdrive,
4WD, CD, Power Seat,
Leather, Moonroof, Tow
Pkg, Premium Wheels.
#G3076AA
NOW $
Was $30,998
25,995
2007 DODGE CHARGER R/T SEDAN 4D
V8, HEMI, 5.7L, Automatic,
Premium Sound, DVD
System, Dual Power
Seats, Leather, Moonroof,
Premium Wheels.
#C5237B
NOW $
Was $20,998
15,998
2010 CHEVY CAMARO SS COUPE 2D
V8, HO, 6.2L, Manual, 6 Spd,
Performance Suspension, Keyless Entry,
Premium Sound, XM Satellite, Parking
Sensors, Dual Power Seats, Leather,
HID Headlamps, Rear Spoiler, Premium
Wheels 19”+. #G3076A
NOW $
Was $33,998
29,995
2011 CHEVY MALIBU LT SEDAN 4D
4 Cyl, 2.4L,
Automatic, 6 Spd
w/Overdrive, ABS, Keyless
Entry, MP3, XM Satellite,
Alloy Wheels.
#CP8873
NOW $
Was $18,995
16,998
2011 GMC ACADIA SLT SPORT UTILITY 4D
V6, 3.6L, Auto, 6 Spd w/Overdrive,
AWD, Preferred Pkg, Keyless Entry &
Start, Rear AC, Nav, System, Bluetooth
Wireless, Parking Sensors, Backup
Camera, Heated Seats, Leather, Quad
Seating, Alloy Whls. #CP8820
NOW $
Was $36,998
31,998
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