Dorflinger oversees 10,000 homes serving Marine families at several installations, including MCB Camp Pendleton, MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, MCRD, MWTC Bridgeport/Coleville, MCAS Yuma
and Kansas City.
"Starting over, all of our programs have to be rebuilt and reestablished here on MCAS Yuma
with a whole new group of people," said Maj.
Under this task order, awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Centre, Training Systems Division in Orlando, Florida, Cubic will provide operations and maintenance support of military aviation training devices and simulators at various Marine Corps Air Stations (MCAS), including MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS New River, MCAS Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, MCAS Yuma
and Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Kaneohe Bay.
On what seemed to be the start of a normal day as an AV-8B airframes mechanic on DFT to MCAS Yuma
, Ariz., my crew and I arrived to work and performed accountability of all of our tools in preparation for the morning maintenance meeting, FOD walk, and the day's workload.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the Marine we lost in this tragic accident," MCAS Yuma
Commanding Officer, Colonel Ricardo Martinez, said.
Marine Corps NCO Winner: SGT Daniel Maddox, MWSS-371, MCAS Yuma
Eddie Tapia, assigned to VMA-311, prepare an AV-8B Harrier engine to be reinstalled into a Harrier after maintenance in the squadron's hangar at MCAS Yuma
. Marine Corps photo by LCpl.
Marines at MCAS Yuma
recently had the privilege of meeting Sandy, as well as 30-year car-industry professional Dave Stall ("the Car Guy") and stock-car driver (elite division) Eddie Bryans.
In January the US Marine Corps (USMC) demonstrated a Northrop Grumman (Rolling Meadows, IL) Litening Extended Range (ER) targeting and navigation pod modified to enable a datalink between a AV-8B Harrier and a Pioneer ground-control station at MCAS Yuma
Back in Yuma, the Marines of VMX-1 pulled together, loaded three flatbed semi-trucks with equipment, and rolled out 30 minutes into the desert to Guyette's location, MCAS Yuma
's Auxiliary Landing Field Two.
What was supposed to be a benign cross-country, ferrying an aircraft from MCAS New River to MCAS Yuma
, turned into an expensive and time-consuming lesson for both the pilots and maintainers of HMLA-269.