May 3, 2012

News to Use May 3, 2012

31st Annual Wyatt Earp Days 

See the “Old Wild West” come alive with a Weekend honoring Tombstone’s most Notable & Legendary Lawman. Tombstone’s 31st Annual Wyatt Earp Day’s celebration is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 26th thru Sunday, May 28th, on Historic Allen Street. The event will feature three full days of continuousaction packed street entertainment starting at 10:00 A.M. and conclude at approximately 4:00 P.M. each day. For more information, please contact  Event PR Chairman Bronco Bill at (520)266-5266 or Entertainment Chairman Pat Kelly at (520)457-3451.

2nd Annual Rojas and Clark 5k/1 mile Memorial Fun Run

The run will begin May 5 at 7 a.m. sharp at the Yuma Park and Swap (4000 st. 4th Ave. Yuma 85365). On site registration goes from 6 – 6:45 a.m. Fees include a $25 registration $200 military group run, up to 20 runners per group maximum. The best group cadence will receive a trophy. For any questions, contact Rafael Chacon at (928) 920- 3127 or Ben Campbell at (928) 581-4217. The run is a tribute to border patrol agents who have died in the line of duty  while serving in the Yuma community.

FTAP Brief for FY 13 marines

GySgt. Jimmy Spence will be conducting a FTAP brief for all FY 13 Marines on May 17th at 0800 at the Base Theater. The purpose of this brief is to educate Marines about reenlistment procedures, incentives, and boat spaces. If you have Marines that are saying they are “getting out” I still highly encourage them to attend for the information they will receive just in case they change their mind.


The Desert Warrior posted the Candlelight Vigil to pay tribute to victims of sexual assault from 4 – 4:30 p.m. on April 28 at the Station Chapel. The vigil was actually held from 6 – 6:30 p.m. We apologize for the misunderstanding and for any subsequent confusion.

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Don’t let outside opinions determine your situation

If you have ever told someone you are stationed in Yuma, the common response might have been, “Oh wow, that stinks.” Or something along those lines. Most Marines would probably agree, but let me provide some food for thought. As a daughter of a former master sergeant and air-winger, my dad always told me, “Every...

News to Use July 26, 2012

Hard Road Closure Access to Airport Loop between Avenue A and County 14th is CLOSED due to a sink hole until further notice.  This includes access to emergency vehicles.   2012 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event Please join us for a FREE one-of-a-kind hiring fair sponsored by Hero2Hired (H2H) for job seekers and employers, August...

Fact or Fiction? July 26, 2012

Q:  When do I have to use any extra accumulated leave by?   A:  According to MARADMIN 390/12 all additional leave exceeding 60 days must be used by Sept. 30, 2013. Submit your question to editor.deedub@gmail.com


5 Questions: Sgt. Lydwin Grizzle

1. What is a ground safety manager? A ground safety manager ensures the safety of all personnel in the workplace through training, safety stand downs, assigning collateral duty safety representatives in work places and annual work place inspections.   2. What are some common work place safety issues? There are a variety of issues that...
Courtesy photo of the Veteran’s Home

Brewer Applauds Official Federal Recognition of Tucson Vet Home

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has designated the Arizona State Veteran Home in Tucson an officially-sanctioned State Veteran Home.

Paint It Red

Photos by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison Food service specialists Pfc. Justine Strickland, a native of Dallas, and Lance Cpl. Jhon Betancurt, a native of Lauderhill, Fla., paint the interior of the station chow hall as part of a general renovation of the facility, July 24. Food service specialists Pfc. Justine Strickland, a native of Dallas...


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