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Take a stand against sexual assault

Posted May 31, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Uniform Victim Advocates raise sexual assault awareness by implementing Bystander Intervention training for all non-commissioned officers on May 22. The mandatory Bystander Intervention training is a program to raise sexual assault awareness and show NCOs how they can prevent an assault from happening. The training provides Marines ways to interfere…

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‘Yikes! Is this turkey done?’

Posted November 15, 2012 by Kay Blakley

FORT LEE, Va. – Seeing pink as you’re slicing into your beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced they are. Follow these few tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure your turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for…

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Weekly financial tips: Identity theft

Posted April 19, 2012 by Ryki Carlson

While watching the news, reading the paper or even viewing the headlines online, it’s hard to get away from the recent increase in identity theft. With people stealing credit and debit card numbers, it’s clear that steps need to be taken to protect our identity. Here are a few ways to help prevent identity theft….

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MAWTS-1 gets own brand of water survival training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Being the uniformed members of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 are nondeployable, they’re exempt from water survival training qualifications.

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Yuma leadership assesses Corps’ suicide prevention training

Posted May 10, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Station leadership attended a suicide prevention site brief at the station chapel, May 1-3. Led by Master Gunnery Sgt. Phillip Bush, senior enlisted advisor for behavioral health, Headquarters Marine Corps, staff noncommissioned officers and officers gathered to understand where...

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Station Exercises Emergency Response

Posted September 20, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Photo by Craig Fry, Yuma Sun A Marine carries an injured male victim away from the scene of a mock shooting during an emergency response exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Sept. 18. In order to prepare for a shooting similar to the events at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, and to generally…

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Are You Listening? Help MCCS employees help Marines

Posted June 7, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

The station’s Marine Corps Community Services slogan is “Serving those who serve.” To accomplish this mantra, a special training seminar opens the eyes of employees to the myriad services available to station residents and employees. “Are You Listening?” is designed to empower MCCS employees to go outside of the their job description to assist the…

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Flexed arm hang replaced in female PFT

Posted November 29, 2012 by

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, pull-ups will replace the flexed arm (FAH) hang for female Marines running their annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT). This change will take place in two phases, with phase one beginning Jan.1, 2013.  Phase one will serve as a transition period and is intended to allow commanders and individual female Marines to…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Challenging Myths and Misconceptions

Posted April 19, 2012 by Mary Chipman

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and an excellent time to learn more about a devastating crime that can leave broken hearts and ruined careers in its wake. Prior to the 1970s, those who were sexually assaulted had no specialized services available and were often misunderstood and ostracized when they attempted to gain support from…

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Community bike patrol “Bumblebees”

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Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant Sgt. Kristopher McGurgan, left, and Cpl. Daniel Haynes, station accident investigators, also perform duties as the bicycle patrol for the air station. Aimed at providing an increased community policing presence and added visibility, the pair can be spotted pedaling around the air station on most mornings. Bicycle patrols are often…

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