Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni City, Japan, observes an F-35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2016. The demonstration of the F-35B gave Fukuda a better understanding of the aircraft and its capabilities. This event helped Fukuda better understand the capabilities of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121.
Taken: 10.24.2016 | Video by Cpl. Nathan Wicks
U.S. Marines with Search and Rescue interact with students of Gowan Science Academy at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., Nov. 21, 2016. MCAS Yuma conducted a tour with Gowan Science Academy in an effort to provide educational presentations for the community of Yuma. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Joel Soriano/ Released)
Taken: 11.21.2016 | Photo by Lance Cpl. Joel Soriano
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. (November 10, 2016) – A roar of chatter fills the air as Marines, Sailors, veterans and distinguished guests await the start of the celebration. A voice echoes across the green grass of the MCAS Yuma parade field, “Ladies and gentlemen, the ceremony will begin in five minutes, we ask that you silence all cellular devices,” signaling the beginning of the ceremony. For 240 years, Marines around the world have celebrated November 10 as the birth of the Marine Corps. In 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved “that Two Battalions of Marines be raised” during the Revolutionary War. Today marks the 241st anniversary of that decree. “The word ‘Marine’ spans time, places,...
11.10.2016 | YUMA, AZ, US | Story by Lance Cpl. Christian Oliver Cachola