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A (sergeant) major career choice

Posted September 27, 2012 by

Photo by Cpl. Shelby Shields Sgt. Maj. Raquel Painter, the Marine Attack Squadron 513 sergeant major and a native of Sioux City, Iowa, speaks to high school students and faculty at Arizona Western College during the school’s 4th annual nontraditional career conference, Sept. 21. Representing women’s continuing rise in the military, Painter encouraged the young…

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News to Use November 15, 2012

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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…

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Events Calendar June 14-June 19

Posted June 14, 2012 by

Success over Stress and Anger When: Thu, June 14, 1pm – 3pm Where: Building 598 This weekly group is for individuals who have completed the Anger/Stress Management course and who feel they would benefit from additional support. Weekly SMP Tournaments When: Thu, June 14, 7pm – 9pm Where: SMP Recreation Center Starting at 1800 every Tuesday and Thursday, come join us for Tournaments!…

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News to Use August 24, 2012

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Power Outage on station During the week of 2 thru 6 September 2012, the Installation & Logistics Department will transfer the air station’s electrical distribution system to a new power distribution point of connection. During this transition period station personnel will experience the loss of electrical power to their work centers, barracks, military family housing,…

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Fun for all, MAG-13 takes time to bond

Posted October 18, 2012 by Photos by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Lance Cpl. Yancy Palmer, a Marine Aircraft Group armorer, grills up some hot dogs to be served at the annual MAG-13 family day at Senator’s Wash near Yuma Proving Grounds Oct. 15. Marines and their families with Marine Aircraft Group 13 enjoyed some kayaking provided by Arizona Adventures during the MAG-13 family day at Senator’s…

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News to Use December 13, 2012

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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…

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Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant
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Come fly away

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As someone who’s flown in just about every military aircraft I can, often hanging out the back or side to get photos, my expectations for the excitement of hot air ballooning over Yuma weren’t very high to start with. I can admit when I’m wrong, and this was definitely one of those times. Balloons Over…

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News to Use June – 28, 2012

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MCAS Yuma Road Construction The MCAS Yuma main gate will be closed for outbound traffic during working hours due to construction through Friday June 29.  The north gate will be open for both inbound and outbound vehicles from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Use caution when driving in and around construction areas and prepare for…

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Photo By Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon
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Sesame Street dances into hearts of military children

Posted September 13, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Residents of Sesame Street temporarily found a new home at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Sept. 6-7. The tour is part of the United Services Organization’s, “Sesame Street…

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Fun runs; not just for Marines

Posted November 1, 2012 by Story by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

For the Halloween season, the Civilian Employee Welfare and Recreational Association (CEWRA) put together a spooky event at the Ramada Field at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Oct. 25. “We hosted a Halloween 5k Fun Run for all civilian employees and military supervisors on base,” said Teresa Contrabasso, the CEWRA Association president and a retired…

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