April 12, 2012

News to Use April 12, 2012

Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Career night

It’s time for the 3rd Annual Career Night, for all Yuma County and Eastern Imperial County high schools. The event will be held at Kofa High School in the auditorium April 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m

Testing Opportunity

College Level Examination Program and DANTES Subject Standardized Test opportunity available April 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Education Center. CLEP and DSSTs are used to grant exemption from and credit for specific college courses. Active duty military only. Please bring your Military ID Card. Registration is required 5 days prior to testing and seating is limited. For more information please contact Melissa Dickerson at 928-269-5614.

The Water We Drink

The water treatment professionals at MCAS Yuma are very proud to provide you with the 2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the water and services we delivered to you over the past year.

Our primary commitment is, and always well be, to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of tap water to our customers, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This report is a summary of MCAS Yuma’s drinking water quality last year between January and December 2011.

The full report is posted on the station’s Website, Copies will also be available in pamphlets at the station housing office, water plant and barracks throughout the station. For more information or to directly receive a water report, contact Shepherd at 928-269-3116.

Family Care plan order update

Per Marine Corps Order 1740.13B, all Marines, with the exception of those with no dependent(s), shall have a validated Family Care Plan initiated as part of the check-in process for their first duty station or within one year from the date the order is signed. For more information and family care plan forms contact your family readiness officer.

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