September 27, 2012

News to Use September 27, 2012

School Bus Reminders for Base Housing Families 

Woodard Middle School students who are waiting for the morning bus at the corner of Keith and Monegan Loop are reminded to be at the bus stop each morning on time!  It is not acceptable for students to hang out in the surrounding areas and wait to run  across the street once the school bus is in sight.  This is not only a safety hazard for the students, but also causing automobiles to be backed up behind the bus for a long period of time as well as causing school bus delays.  The bus arrives at 7:36 a.m. each day and students are asked to be there at least 5 minutes early!

Parents of Desert View Academy students who are waiting for the morning bus at the Youth Center are reminded to stay with your children until the bus arrives.  The Youth Center/CDC parking lot is very busy and recently there have been some close mishaps between children and moving automobiles.  Remember, supervision in the parking lot is not provided for children not enrolled in the Youth Center School Age Care Program. The Desert View Bus arrives at the Youth Center at 6:45 a.m. each day.  The parking lot will be dark during the Fall and Winter months which will require increased vigilance on behalf of all parents for the safety of your children.


Fallen Marines Outreach

The community has shown an outpouring of support towards both LtCol. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell’s family over the last week and the families truly appreciate the help.  In an effort to honor our fallen, the below information is provided:

A memorial fund has been established at First Bank Yuma in honor of Lt.Col. Raible.

Checks can be mailed or dropped in person First Bank Yuma

Attn: LtCol Chris Raible Memorial Fund

2799 S. 4th Avenue

Yuma, AZ 85364    — or —

11600 S. Fortuna Rd.

Yuma, AZ 85367

Sgt. Bradley Atwell’s family has requested that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Sgt. Bradley Atwell in lieu of donations.

Procedures for donating:

1.  Visit  the Wounded Warrior Project Website at: 

2.   Hit, “Click here to make a donation in honor or memory of an individual.

3.  At the bottom of the screen under the Honoree and Acknowledgement  Information, type in:

– “In Honor of Sgt. Bradley Atwell”

Address: MCAS Yuma PAO,  Attn: WWP for Atwell, Box 99113, Yuma, AZ 85369


New CBRN Training 

The Marine Corps College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) is pleased to announce the activation of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Individual Survival Measures (ISM) course on MarineNet.  The CBRN ISM course improves the fundamental, individual skills necessary to maintain individual protective equipment; donning, doffing, and exchanging equipment; and sustaining a protected posture in a CBRN environment.

This new course is now available on MarineNet by searching for course code CBRNISM010. Enrollment is open to all active duty and reserve Marines. For questions and more information, please contact CDET at 1-800-992-9210, or the MarineNet Help desk at 1-888-4DL-USMC (1-888-435-8762). Additional information can be found on the CDET / MarineNet Facebook page or CDET web site.


Yuma Art Center Oktoberfest

The fourth annual Oktoberfest will be held at the Yuma Art Center, Oct. 13. It’s beer tasting and there will be beers by the glass for a donation at the bar. There will be good, German style food served at the event and people can buy an event ticket that includes 10 tastings and a meal or just a meal ticket. This year, the Art Center is also helping out the Yuma Community Food Bank, so anyone who brings a food donation will receive an additional tasting ticket. The event starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 9:00, so the night is still young and there’s lots to enjoy downtown.

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