September 6, 2012

MCCS Highlights: Featured Events & Specials

MCX 115th Anniversary Sale

September 5th-18th

The Marine Corps Exchange has reached its 115th year and counting! Enjoy the great prices from electronics, apparel and more. In celebration, the MCX is giving away 25 prizes from iPads, Coach handbags, Gift Cards, and more. Want to play? Cool! Like MCX on Starts September 5th!


Operation Ball Gown

October 5th

Marine Corps Family Team Building Presents: Operation Ball Gown Fashion Show and Ball Gown giveaway October 5th, 2012 6-9pm at the Sonoran Pueblo. Doors open at 6pm & fashion show starts at 6:30pm. All military spouses and significant other welcome! Dress giveaway is determined by lottery. Military ID required for entry. For more information call 269-6544 or 269-6502. Like Marine Corps Family Team Building MCAS Yuma on Facebook.


Halloween 5k Fun Run

October 31st

The halloween 5k Fun Run is sure to include some ghoulish fun. Wednesday, October 31, at 7:00am at the Station Gym. We encourage you wear your best costume because we will be handing prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, male and female best costume and most original. For more information contact 269-2383.

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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...

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...

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...


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