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Patricia Annunziata, Marine Attack Squadron 211 spouse, takes the lug nuts off a tire as she prepares to replace it during a vehicle maintenance class in the auto hobby shop at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., July 16, 2010. The class is the first in a series of educational blocks designed to help squadron spouses become more self-sufficient when their Marines are deployed overseas. “It was very scary,” said Annunziata of her first deployment experience. “I didn’t know anything. (The class) was great, it had a lot of great information.” - Patricia Annunziata, Marine Attack Squadron 211 spouse, takes the lug nuts off a tire as she prepares to replace it during a vehicle maintenance class in the auto hobby shop at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., July 16, 2010. The class is the first in a series of educational blocks designed to help squadron spouses become more self-sufficient when their Marines are deployed overseas. “It was very scary,” said Annunziata of her first deployment experience. “I didn’t know anything. (The class) was great, it had a lot of great information.”

Sgt. Jay Parales, Combat Logistics Regiment 15 logistician, runs from Hexa, a military working dog from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., as she prepares to bite him at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona July 15, 2010. Yuma military working dog handlers trained CLR-15’s security company on how to work with and employ military working dogs in a combat environment. The regiment is slated to deploy to Afghanistan in September 2010. “It was pretty intense,” said Parales. “That dog took me down like I was a little toy. It was a little scary, but it was fun.” CLR-15 is based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. - Sgt. Jay Parales, Combat Logistics Regiment 15 logistician, runs from Hexa, a military working dog from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., as she prepares to bite him at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona July 15, 2010. Yuma military working dog handlers trained CLR-15’s security company on how to work with and employ military working dogs in a combat environment. The regiment is slated to deploy to Afghanistan in September 2010. “It was pretty intense,” said Parales. “That dog took me down like I was a little toy. It was a little scary, but it was fun.” CLR-15 is based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Sgt. Juan Fernandez, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4 aircraft mechanic, attaches a tail piece to an RQ-7B Shadow during the squadron’s initial inventory at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., June 29, 2010. A detachment of the squadron is currently setting up in Yuma and will be the active duty component of the reserve unit. The detachment received much of its equipment, including its four aircraft, on June 25 and is still receiving Marines, but will not be fully operational until the entire squadron is fully established. At its full strength, the detachment will comprise more than 40 Marines and sailors, as well as four unmanned aircraft. - Sgt. Juan Fernandez, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4 aircraft mechanic, attaches a tail piece to an RQ-7B Shadow during the squadron’s initial inventory at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., June 29, 2010. A detachment of the squadron is currently setting up in Yuma and will be the active duty component of the reserve unit. The detachment received much of its equipment, including its four aircraft, on June 25 and is still receiving Marines, but will not be fully operational until the entire squadron is fully established. At its full strength, the detachment will comprise more than 40 Marines and sailors, as well as four unmanned aircraft.

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