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Station Fire Chief Patrick Bailey speaks to the crowd during his retirement ceremony at the Sonoran Pueblo at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 11, 2009. A native of Glendora, Miss., Bailey retired after 34 years of service with the station fire department. Under Bailey’s leadership, the department received the Department of Defense Fire Department of the Year in 2007, and received several personal awards, including Fire Officer of the Year, throughout his career. Bailey plans to use his retirement to spend more time with his family. - Station Fire Chief Patrick Bailey speaks to the crowd during his retirement ceremony at the Sonoran Pueblo at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 11, 2009. A native of Glendora, Miss., Bailey retired after 34 years of service with the station fire department. Under Bailey’s leadership, the department received the Department of Defense Fire Department of the Year in 2007, and received several personal awards, including Fire Officer of the Year, throughout his career. Bailey plans to use his retirement to spend more time with his family.

Col. Mark Werth, left, station commanding officer, and Ron Harper, founder of Harper Construction Company, cut the ribbon at the new Marine Air Control Squadron 1 barracks, which Harper Construction built, during the barracks’ ribbon cutting ceremony at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2009. The nearly $22 million building will house approximately 200 Marines from MACS-1, Combat Logistics Company 16 and Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1. The building is currently in the process of being Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certified, which verifies the building’s environmentally friendly construction and energy- and water-efficient design. - Col. Mark Werth, left, station commanding officer, and Ron Harper, founder of Harper Construction Company, cut the ribbon at the new Marine Air Control Squadron 1 barracks, which Harper Construction built, during the barracks’ ribbon cutting ceremony at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2009. The nearly $22 million building will house approximately 200 Marines from MACS-1, Combat Logistics Company 16 and Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1. The building is currently in the process of being Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certified, which verifies the building’s environmentally friendly construction and energy- and water-efficient design.

During their deployment to Afghanistan, Yuma’s Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 explosive ordnance disposal team aided several Marine and allied forces by disposing of improvised explosive devices throughout the Helmand Province. On May 26, 2009, one team member, Staff Sgt. Alonzo Smith, third from left, a 26-year-old native of Inglewood, Calif., was severely wounded when an IED detonated as he attempted to defuse it. Smith was treated by his teammates at the scene, and eventually flown to the National Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. The rest of the team returned to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., in early October 2009. - During their deployment to Afghanistan, Yuma’s Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 explosive ordnance disposal team aided several Marine and allied forces by disposing of improvised explosive devices throughout the Helmand Province. On May 26, 2009, one team member, Staff Sgt. Alonzo Smith, third from left, a 26-year-old native of Inglewood, Calif., was severely wounded when an IED detonated as he attempted to defuse it. Smith was treated by his teammates at the scene, and eventually flown to the National Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. The rest of the team returned to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., in early October 2009.

Courtney Ugone, Marine Aircraft Group 13 Marine spouse, elbow strikes a pad held by fellow MAG-13 spouse Amanda Bagnato during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., during Marine Attack Squadron 311’s Jane Wayne day Nov. 20, 2009. Jane Wayne days allow family members to experience the cornerstones of Marine training and conditioning, such as physical training and weapons handling. The family members got a taste of MCMAP, weapons training, the obstacle course, the combat fitness test and the station’s flight simulator during the squadron’s Jane Wayne day. “I enjoyed learning some MCMAP moves and experiencing part of the new CFT,” said Ugone. “It's nice to be able to see what our spouses do for a living and try our hand at it, too!” - Courtney Ugone, Marine Aircraft Group 13 Marine spouse, elbow strikes a pad held by fellow MAG-13 spouse Amanda Bagnato during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program class at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., during Marine Attack Squadron 311’s Jane Wayne day Nov. 20, 2009. Jane Wayne days allow family members to experience the cornerstones of Marine training and conditioning, such as physical training and weapons handling. The family members got a taste of MCMAP, weapons training, the obstacle course, the combat fitness test and the station’s flight simulator during the squadron’s Jane Wayne day. “I enjoyed learning some MCMAP moves and experiencing part of the new CFT,” said Ugone. “It's nice to be able to see what our spouses do for a living and try our hand at it, too!”

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