Health & Safety

May 10, 2012

Marine air station keeps spice incidents at bay

Cpl. Shelby Shields
Desert Warrior Staff

Throughout the Marine Corps, synthetic drugs like “Spice” and “bath salts” have presented Marines with yet another hazardous temptation.

Drug Demand Reduction Program prevention efforts on station have helped to keep the amount of incidents on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma minimal.

“We are constantly educating Marines on the risks and consequences of using synthetic drugs so they are aware of what can happen,” said Virgil S. Tapispisan, station Drug Demand Reduction Program coordinator. “We do testing for synthetic drugs and our numbers aren’t increasing thanks to the education we provide.”

MCAS Yuma Station Order 5355.1 states, “The actual or attempted possession, use, sale, distribution or manufacture of Spice, Salvia Divinorum or any derivative, analogue or variant of either substance is prohibited.”

Marines aboard MCAS Yuma found in violation of this order will be immediately turned over to their respective chain of command for processing in accordance with established regulations and standing General Orders, according to Commanding Officer’s Policy Letter 03-10.

“When it comes to Spice, ignorance is not bliss,” Tapispisan stressed. “If you use, you will get caught and you will get discharged from the military.”

Civilian employees on station are also subject to permanent debarment from the air station as a consequence for violating the previous mentioned order.

For full story, visit Yuma.usmc.mil




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
sterling-yuma

Sterling Global Operations completes U.S. Navy project to clear munitions, firing range and target debris from Arizona Marine Corps Air Station range

Sterling Global Operations, Inc., in a two-year project for the U.S. Navy, removed or recycled some 5.9 million pounds of munitions, firing range and target debris from Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Ariz. Sterling Global re...
 
 

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...
 
 

Raytheon, U.S. Army complete first AI3 guided flight test series

Raytheon and the U.S. Army successfully completed the first guided test vehicle flight series of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative program at Yuma Proving Ground, Aris. The series consisted of two flight tests against different target profiles. In each case after launch, the interceptor initially guided on in-flight radio frequency datalink updates from the fire...
 

 

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...
 
 
DoD

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

Indications are that the F-35 joint strike fighter program — the most expensive aviation program in Defense Department history — is on track, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel June 19. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee this morning, Frank Kendall said the F-35 will be...
 
 
DoD
WEBarmy-jltv2

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...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin