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Viewfinder: U.S. Marine Exercise Deep Strike II

Photos from the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System for both the 1st Marine Division and the 1st Marine Logistics Group. Thanks to 1st Lt. Paul Gainey. Marines conducted a large-scale exercise along the lower Colorado River south of Parker, AZ and Blythe, CA this week. More info HERE.

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Viewfinder: Seaweed on the Lake

Conditions have been perfect for this prospering mass to take over a large area near Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge just east of Parker Dam. And yes, seaweed is still called seaweed even when it’s a freshwater variety!

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Viewfinder: Oversized loads arrive in Parker

UPDATE 2: More definitive information from the Orange County Register about the final destination of the dome, a Chevron gasoline refinery on the coast, can be found HERE. UPDATE: According to CRIT council member Johnny Hill Jr., the round device is a cap for an electrical plant in California, being shipped through Parker and transferring to another trailer to comply …

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Viewfinder: A Parker 4th

A private helicopter takes a pleasure run along the Colorado River, joining the thousands who flocked to the Parker Strip on 4th of July weekend, with the water temperature rising just in time for this classic summer weekend.

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Viewfinder: Sometimes the Desert Does Gross Things

Like dropping a sudden plague of black beetles over the night sky, where they get attracted to the bright lights of a grocery store or gas station and end up being swept up by the thousands the next morning. Sometimes the desert does gross things.

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