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Military Matters: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Secrist


YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - This week's Military Matters spotlights U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Secrist, who is an avionics technician for Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

Cpl. Secrist has been in service for one year and two months, joining the Marine Corps to continue his parents' service.

He inspects and maintains parts of the F-35B Lightning II.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Secrist, F-35B avionics technician, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 225 (VMFA-225), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, July 20, 2022. Secrist’s responsibilities consist of installing, inspecting and maintaining components of the F-35B Lightning II which include communications, navigation and electronic countermeasures. He joined the Marine Corps to continue the faithful service of his parents before him and to better himself. What motivates him the most is leading by example and being the best Marine he can be. His hobbies include going fishing, playing football, lifting weights and swimming. His hometown is Crestview, Florida. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jade Venegas)

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