March 22, 2012

Marine Corps Community Services

Semper Fit 

Friday Fit Club

When: Fri, March 23, 10am ““ 11am

Weekly on Friday, until Dec 28, 2012

Where: Group Fitness Center and Bldg.598

Details:  Friday Fit Club provides an introduction to the benefits of fitness and exercise, nutrition and healthy techniques as well as two fitness classes in the final two weeks of the program. Experience the fun of fitness in a friendly, non-competitive environment. For more information, call (928) 269-6547.

For more events, visit the MCCS Events Calendar at

Single Marine Program 

 This weeks SMP TournamentPing Pong & PoolWhen: Thurs, March 22, 7pm ““ 9pm

Where: SMP Rec Center

Details: Tournaments start at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Tournaments include XBox, Wii, PS3, Texas Hold ‘Em, Ping Pong and Pool.

Marine Corps Family Team Building

MCAS Yuma Easter Egg Hunt

When: Fri, March 23, 7:00pm ““ 9:30pm

Where: Field Behind the Community Center

Details: Bring the kids out for the biggest Easter Egg hunt on base! Call your squadron or unit FRO for more information.


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New Navy vessel named after Yuma

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Joint Strike Fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ‘closes capability gap,’ Army says

While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there’s a “capability gap” in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacem...


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