Mission: The mission of the MCAS Yuma is to provide aviation ranges, support facilities, and services that enable the U.S. Marine Corps and other military forces to enhance their mission capability and combat readiness. With access to 2.8 million acres of bombing and aviation training ranges and superb flying weather, MCAS Yuma supports 80 percent of the Corps’ air-to-ground aviation training. Each year, the air station hosts numerous units and aircraft from U.S. and NATO forces.


  • Total: 16,982
  • Military: 4,079
  • Officer: 648
  • Enlisted: 3,431
  • Dependents: 4,238
  • Contractor: 372
  • Civilian: 1,507
  • Retired: 2,344
  • Rotational exercise: 978
  • Students: 9,719

Payroll: Approx. $212,756,913

Contracts: Approx. $114,581,686

Services purchased locally: $419,536,240 Total Economic Impact in AZ: $534,117,936

Housing units: 774 on base, 945 off base

Major contractor tenants: Sikorsky

Major Units: Marine Aircraft Group 13 (MAG-13) which is comprised of four squadrons (VMA-211, 214, 311 and 513) and an aviation logistics squadron, (MALS-13). Other tenant commands include Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1), Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 (MWSS-371), Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401), Marine Air Control Squadron 1 (MACS-1) and Combat Logistics Company 16 (CLC-16)

Remote annexes: None

Substantial interaction with other bases, services: MCAS Yuma hosts numerous units and aircraft from U.S. and allied forces.

Major facilities on base: Commissary, BX

Extended education facilities on base: Northern Arizona
University, Arizona Western College, University of Phoenix

Projected increase/decrease in personnel: The Air Station continues preparations for the future basing of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. MCAS Yuma coordinated a public scoping meeting for the Yuma community in February, 2011, setting the foundation for the environmental impact study that is key to the basing decision.

Projected increase for future basing of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter: Approximately 427 military, 38 civilians over next 10 years and about 1200 family members. $1 billion in new infrastructure.

Zip codes within market area:
85364, 85365, 85366, 85367, 85369

Color Charges: (per insertion)

  • Spot Color: Please add $3.00 per column inch, per color
  • Process Color: Please add $9.00 per column inch

Pre-printed Flyer Insertion Rates:

  • Single Sheet (8.5x 11 inches) – $40 per thousand
  • 4-8 tabloid pages – $42 per thousand
  • 12-24 tabloid pages – $46 per thousand
  • 28+ tabloid pages – $52 per thousand

Max size is 10×13 inches. 2,000 minimum run, $85 min charge Shipping address: 456 E. Ave. K-4, Ste 8, Lancaster, CA 93535 All inserts must be received by Mon., 3pm, week of insertion

Mechanical Requirements:
Page size: 6 columns x 13 inches – Image area 10.25″ x 13″ tall
1 column: 1.5625″ 2 columns: 3.325″ 3 columns: 5.00″
4 columns: 6.75″ 5 columns: 8.50″ 6 columns: 10.25″

Electronic File Requirements:
3 columns: 5.00″ 6 columns: 10.25″
Please submit files as a pdf, 300dpi as CMYK, no 4/c black

Published Every Thursday. Distributed to military and contractor personnel on MCAS-Yuma. The Desert Warrior is distributed in base housing and to all offices and high traffic locations on base. The Desert Warrior is also distributed to high traffic locations in Yuma and surrounding communities. Available online at www.mcasyumanews.com. 5,500 copies weekly.

Advertising Deadline:
Tuesday noon for that Thursday’s publication.


On Line Advertising

Web ad pricing is per client, per site, per week. Web ads rotate among five clients.

  • Full Banner (468 x 60 pixels) – $50
  • Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels) – $75
  • Square (250 x 250 pixels) – $75
  • Half Banner (234 x 60 pixels) – $40
  • Medium Rectangle (300 x 250 pixels) – $65


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