October 4, 2012

News to Use: October 4, 2012

2012 Quail and Small Game Camp

The 2012 Quial and Small Game Camp sponsored by The Yuma Valley Rod & Gun Club, Southwest Arizona HPC and The Arizona Game & Fish Department, is scheduled for Oct. 19-21. The camp is open to junior hunters age 17 years and under, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.All participants 14 and older must have a current Aizona hunting licenses. Arizona hunting licenses are not required for junior hunters age 13 and under as long as accompanying parent or guardian is licensed. Limited to the first 35 junior hunters. Refundable $40 registration fee which includes meals for one junior and adult. The camp will be held at Yuma’s game management unit #41. For more information contact, Chris Bedinger at (928) 341-4045, or email


24th Annual Reverse River Run

The Bureau of Land Management Yuma Field Office and the Amigos del Rio need volunteers with boats to participate in the 24th Annual Reverse River Run.  The event is a two-day clean up of the Colorado River shoreline between Yuma, Ariz., and Blythe, Calif. Volunteers will meet at 7 a.m. Oct. 6, at Fishers Landing for a pre-trip signup and briefing.  They will then clean the shorelines as they cruise up-river approximately 70 miles north to Blythe, Calif. Participants may camp overnight at the KOA (previously the Riviera Marina) for $6 per person, and a barbecue consisting of hamburgers and hot dogs will be held Saturday evening.  The cost of the barbecue is $4 per person.  Following the barbecue, prizes will be awarded for various categories of trash collection.  On Sunday morning, participants will begin their leisurely return to Fishers Landing. For further information, please contact Amigos del Rio member Smokey Knowlton at (928) 783-6353.


Navy Birthday Meal

In Celebration of the 237th Navy Birthday, the Mess Hall will serve a special meal on Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This meal will be open to all active duty, retired, dependents, DOD and MCCS employees aboard the Air Station. The meal will include Grilled Steak w/mushrooms and onions, Lobster tail, fried shrimp, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, green beans, salad bar, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, Cheesecake and birthday cake. The price for this meal will be $7.50 for all non meal card holders. The Mess Hall does now accepts credit cards.


City to Dedicate Historic Plane

Having adorned the City Hall lobby for several months, the historic City of Yuma airplane is now part of a full display commemorating the record-setting 1949 endurance flight – making it all ready for an official dedication 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the lobby of Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza. Members of the public who cannot attend are invited to watch the proceedings on City 73 TV, the City’s channel on Time Warner Cable. The ceremony is open to the public.


Case lot sale

The station commissary will be hosting the Fall Case Lot Sale Oct. 4 – 6 at the MCAS Yuma Commissary. The case lot sale will take place during normal commissary hours.



Initial GCPC training is scheduled for Oct. 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Conference Room of Bldg 328W on the 2nd Floor.  This training is a requirement for new Approving Officials and Cardholders who are preparing to participate in the GCPC. Refresher GCPC training is scheduled for Oct. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the same location. This training is provided to Purchase Card Program participants who have received notification of required bi-annual refresher training.For more information, please call Sharon Gutierrez, GCPC Administrator, at (928) 269-2106.


Fleet Reserve Association

The Fleet Reserve Association is establishing a Yuma branch. The FRA is an association of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel, active duty, retired and reserve dedicated in attaining and protecting the rights and benefits of all military personnel and their families. For more informtion, contact Robert Miller, former Regional President of the FRA, at (928) 210-7016.

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