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MCAS Yuma Marines celebrate 238 years of Corps' history

Pfc. Joshua Deane, a motor transport operator with Marine Wing Support Squadron-371, takes a bite out of the ceremonial cake as the youngest Marine present during the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma uniform pageant and cake cutting ceremony, Nov. 7. The cake was cut with a ceremonial cutlass by Col. Robert C. Kuckuk, the commanding officer of MCAS Yuma. The cake cutting ceremony includes the oldest and youngest Marine to symbolize the linking our past with the present and welcoming the future of the Marine Corps.



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This work, MCAS Yuma Marines celebrate 238 years of Corps' history [Image 1 of 5], by Cpl Reba James, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.07.2013

Date Posted:11.27.2013 12:52

Photo ID:1062017

VIRIN:131107-M-HL954-878

Resolution:5630x3455

Size:1.74 MB

Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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