December 13, 2012

News to Use December 13, 2012

SMP Recreation Center, free Wi-Fi and more

The MCAS Yuma Single Marine Program exists to improve the quality of life for single Marines and Sailors aboard MCAS Yuma. We focus on the young, single, enlisted Marine or Sailor, although we also welcome geographical bachelors, single parents, and single officers. The SMP recreation center is often considered a home away from home for many military members. If you are into video games, the center offers free Xbox live on all four of our Xboxs, plus a PlayStation 3 and a Wii gaming system. The game selection is always expanding with new games that come out each month. If video games really are not your thing and you are a little bit more of a risk taker, we have pool, poker, and ping pong tables with tournaments all the time. If you just want to sit around and relax, we have a movie theater lounge featuring free movie viewing on the weekends. And don’t forget our center is a hot link with free Wi-Fi and desktop computers! So stop by, relax and have a great time; if you have any question please call (928)269-5794.


Online Tuition Assistance Class

On Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Station Theater, the MCAS Yuma Education Office is scheduled to provide training on how to apply, submit and process their Tuition Assistance Applications online.  No reservations are required.   Please contact Cindy Harris or Melissa Dickerson at the Education Office if  you have any questions at (928)269-5614.


Yuma Heritage Festival

The City of Yuma is set to host its third annual Spirit of Yuma Heritage Festival Jan. 11-13, 2012 in downtown Yuma.  The three day festival will include live music activities in the historical Yuma Theater, local school bands, historical art displays provided by Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, the Yuma Army Proving Ground as well as local artists as well local food and drink vendors.  For more information about the festival, please contact Perlita Wicks at (928)373-5028.


2013 Tax Season Reminder

The MCAS Yuma Tax Center is now open to prepare previous year tax returns, file amendments and to answer your tax questions.  We will be available mid-January, exact date yet to be determined, to file current year 2012 Federal and State income taxes.  We are located in Bldg. 852 in the Legal Assistance Center.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For further questions or assistance, please call (928) 269-3586 or (928) 269-2481.


MCAS Yuma Commissary, 12 Ways to Healthy Living 

The MCAS Yuma Commissary is hosting a special health and education promotion this month in coordination with the Station Semper Fit staff.  During the month of December, patrons will find special displays explaining 12 ways to healthy living as well as information about food nutrition, exercise and diet.


Winter Youth Sports

Soccer, Cheerleading and Track and Field will be offered through the Athletics Dept. of MCAS Yuma beginning after the new year.  Youth Sports Program are open to all children, ages 5-12, of eligible MCAS Yuma. For further details and information or to find out how to volunteer as a youth sports coach, please contact the Youth Sports office at (928)269-2324.


Chapel News

All are encouraged to select an angel from the angel tree in the chapel entrance. Please return gifts under the tree before Dec. 22.  All presents will be gifted to children in the local area by Dec. 23.

Catholic Mass Services

Christmas Eve Mass, Dec. 24 at 7 P.M.

Christmas Mass Dec. 25 at 9 A.M.

New Year’s Mass, Jan 1 at 9 A.M.

Protestant Services

Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24 at 5 P.M.

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