Marine Attack Squadron 211 received its first two F-35B Joint Strike Fighters aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Monday, May 9, 2016.
Lt. Col. James S. Tanis, the incoming commanding officer of Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron, addresses the audience during a change of command ceremony at the Memorial Sports Complex aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Taken: 07.19.2016 | Photo by Pfc. George Melendez
Do the names “Spice” (synthetic cannabinoids), “Diviners Sage” (Salvia Divinorum and Salvinorin A), “Powder Mushrooms” or “5-MEO-DMT” (5-Methoxy-Dimethyltryptamine), or “Blue Lotus” sound familiar? Those are just some of the street names out there for drugs that are abused and used with the intent to “get high.” Just like the civilian population, the Marine Corps also has a problem combating substance abuse. Marine Administrative Message 579/10 states that “there has been a surge in Marines and sailors using both legal and illegal substances, which affects efficiency, discipline and good order of Marine units.” The recently updated message provides information on the dangers of abusing legal and...
06.02.2016 | YUMA, AZ, US | Story by Lance Cpl. Brendan King