July 19, 2012

News to Use – July 19, 2012

Hard Road Closure

Access to Airport Loop between Avenue A and County 14th is CLOSED due to sink hole.  This includes access to emergency vehicles.  Unknown ETA for repairs.


School Vision Screening

Branch Health Clinic Yuma will be conducting a school vision screening on Mon. July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station clinic.

Parents are invited to bring all school age children to check their vision before the school year begins! Comprehensive exams can be booked same day if the screening indicates a need. Please have your child wear his or her glasses to the screening if they have been previously prescribed.


Oasis Pool Open for Regular Business 

Free lap swim Monday through Friday 6 to 7 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Open swim Monday through Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and holiday open swim 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

($1.50 YOUTH and $2.00 ADULT DAILY PASS)


Family Care Branch Resource Fair

The MCAS Yuma Family Care Branch will host a Family Care Back to School Resource Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the Sonoran Pueblo from 5-7 p.m. The Resource Fair is an excellent opportunity for military families with school age children to come learn about the various community and installation resources available to them to support their children throughout the school year.  School supplies, door prizes and a hamburger dinner will be provided. For more information, parents can call Elena McShane at (928) 269-5373.


Operation Homefront at YPG

The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is scheduled to host Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade at the Desert Breeze Travel Camp (Bldg. S6) on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will provide free backpacks and school supplies for children of active duty service members ranks E1-E6, reducing some of the stress of the new school year for military families. Online registration is mandatory, and one can do so at Patrons are reminded they must present their military ID cards to participate. For more information, contact YPG’s Army Community Service office at (928) 328-2513.


Satelite College Relocation

Northern Arizona University and Arizona Western College Military Services have temporarily relocated to Bldg. 1093 (Community Center) until further notice.  For questions, please call (928) 269-3589 or 5614.


Educational Commisary Tours

Take a tour of the commissary and learn a variety of things about eating healthy, shopping smart and how to make healthier and more informed food choices. The next tour is Aug. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Nikki Dallam at (928) 269-6642.


Parent Survey

We encourage all MCAS Yuma military parents with school age children to complete the survey by Aug. 3.  We also encourage geo-bachelors with school age children to participate.  Data from the survey will assist us in moving forward with continued educational progress and success for all military school age children attending schools in Yuma. Please contact the MCAS Yuma School Liaison, Elena McShane, for more information at (928) 269-5373. 

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