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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US Army, Raytheon achieve first inflight lethal intercept of low quadrant elevation rocket

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. – Raytheon successfully intercepted and destroyed a low quadrant elevation 107mm rocket as part of the second series of guided test vehicle flight tests of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative program. The intercept is a major test milestone before the U.S. Army live-fire engagements begin in September. “Beginning only 18 months...

New Navy vessel named after Yuma

The U.S. Navy has decided to name one of their newest Joint High-Speed Vessels after the city of Yuma, Ariz., forming an even deeper bond between the local community and our military. Political officials from the state of Arizona and the city of Yuma were informed of the decision by the Honorable Ray Mabus, Secretary...

Navy to name new vessel after city of Yuma, Ariz.

U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is praising the Navy’s decision to name its latest Joint High Speed Vessel after the city of Yuma. McCain says the naming is a “worthy recognition of the people of Yuma and all they do to support the men and women of our military.” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says...


Welcome home

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano Cpl. Jose Luis Hernandez, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 power line mechanic and a native of Willacoochee, Ga., proposes to his longtime girlfriend Zuleika Oleo, a native of Yu...
Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon

Yuma community residents adopt a squadron

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon Left: Debi Mustain, the Coyote Ranch assistant troop committee coordinator and a native of Yuma, Ariz., and Peggy Munger, the Coyote Ranch troop committee coordinator and a ...

MCAS Yuma H&HS Field Meet

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., took part in a squadron-wide field meet in which all the sections comp...


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