November 15, 2012

News to Use November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner at  American Legion Post 19

H. H. Donkersley American Legion Post 19 will be serving turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day (22 November) from noon to 4 p.m. at 2575 S. Virginia Drive.  Everyone is welcome, and there is no cost for dinner.

For more information, please contact Senior Vice Commander Rev. Woodie Woodward at (520) 730-7047, email, or call (928) 344-3441.

DLA disposition services Closure

DLA Disposition Services (Formally DRMO) Yuma will be closed Nov. 22 to 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The office will reopen Nov. 26 at 7:30 a.m.  For reutilization, disposition, regulations or supply guidance please log onto Your local Disposal Services Representative can be reached at (928) 269-2177.


Please note that the Sonoran Pueblo will be closed the following days:

Nov. 23-24:  Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

For any questions about the Sonoran Pueblo, please call (928) 269-2711.


On Thurs, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will hold a hiring event at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, 4025 Tripoli Ave, Bldg 14, San Diego.  This event is open to veteran’s interested in working in the Federal Protective Service (FPS).  For more information contact Mina Threat at (619)524-1283.


The MCAS Yuma Education Center will be closed Nov. 28 for the staff training and will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 29.  Please contact Cindy Harris if you have questions about education benefits available to military service members.  She can be reached at (928)269-3589.


On Nov. 26-27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., work at the new substation is scheduled to take place that could result in momentary interruptions of power service to facilities across MCAS Yuma.  These brief service interruptions are not intended but are possible due to the nature of work being preformed. If an interruption occurs, it is expected to be 15 minutes or less (it means a breaker tripped and has to be reset). On these dates please make the necessary preparations to backup all data systems in the event of an unexpected service interruption in your area of the base.

Please call (928)269-2222 if you have any questions on power interruptions during this period.


On Dec. 6 at the MCAS Yuma Law Center, Bldg. 852, beginning at 5 p.m., United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) representatives from the Phoenix office will offer the air station a community outreach opportunity for anyone on the station to come and ask specific questions about immigration.  This is a great opportunity for military members, retirees and their family members to get one-on-one attention with folks that are doing the interviews and making decisions for the regional office in Arizona.  Please contact Joe Covarrubias at (928) 269-2481 for further questions and to RSVP.


The MCAS Yuma School Liaison, Mrs. Elena McShane, would like remind all station drivers to please stop in front and behind school buses that are picking up and dropping students off at all installation bus stops as well as the Youth Center/CDC parking lot.  It has been reported on several occasions that vehicles driving within the Youth Center/CDC parking lot are not always stopping in front and behind the school bus when the stop sign is posted.   This not only poses a safety hazard for children walking to and exiting the bus to meet their parents, but it is also a driving violation and may be ticketed as such.

Parents waiting for their children at the Youth Center bus stop are encouraged to walk to the curb to pick up their children.  Parents are also encouraged to park and exit on the west side of the parking lot in order to avoid waiting for the bus to leave.  For further questions, please contact Elena McShane at (928)269-5373.

Yuma social security office hour changes 

Effective Nov. 19, the Yuma Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.  In addition, beginning Jan. 2, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. In addition, on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public.

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