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Station celebrates national fitness day

Posted May 31, 2012 by Pfc. Zach Scanlon

On May 23, 2012 a fitness day was held at the MCX on MCAS Yuma for Marines and their families. The event was to promote Michele Obama’s fitness month program. At this event there was a Marine...

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Tomcats, Eagles team up against drugs

Posted November 1, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Sgt. Leslie Rodriguez, Marine Attack Squadron 311 career planner, plays basketball with students of Desert View Academy, during the school’s red ribbon week carnival, Oct. 26. The Marines taking part in the event had visited the school several times throughout the week, judging dress up days as part of the nation’s oldest anti-drug campaign. The…

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Three tips for shaping a new exercise program

Posted April 5, 2012 by Ace Fitness

Three Things Every Exercise Program Should Have: A complete, safe and effective fitness program must include aerobic exercise, muscular strength and endurance conditioning, and flexibility exercise. Aerobic exercise does good things for your cardiovascular system and is an important part of weight management. Muscular conditioning can improve strength and posture, reduce the risk of low-back…

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Prime for Life program promotes wise drinking decisions

Posted July 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

For the first time, the station’s Substance Abuse Counseling Center offered Prime for Life, an early prevention course for alcohol abuse instead of only offering treatment programs, for station personnel, June 28-29. “Prime for Life is a risk reduction program,” said Kate Osborne, the station alcohol abuse prevention specialist. “The first goal of the program…

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Marine air station keeps spice incidents at bay

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Throughout the Marine Corps, synthetic drugs like “Spice” and “bath salts” have presented Marines with yet another hazardous temptation. Drug Demand Reduction Program prevention efforts on station have helped to keep the amount of incidents on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma minimal. “We are constantly educating Marines on the risks and consequences of using synthetic…

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Choose My Plate: Nutrition facts

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Getting the right amounts of daily nutrients can be a challenge, and may be the reason many people choose to turn to supplements to fill in the missing gaps. Station health educator Nikki Dallam shares easy ways to ensure healthy food choices by using the MyPlate method. “MyPlate is the new food pyramid,” said Dallam….

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Drug Facts: High School Use & Trends

Posted May 31, 2012 by drugabuse.gov

Since 1975, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month; for some drugs, daily use is also reported. Initially, the survey included 12th-graders only, but in…

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Stay organized to reduce stress during disability evaluation process

Posted November 1, 2012 by Tainia Meireles

More than 28,000 Service members, with support from families and caregivers, are currently going through the joint Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs program …

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Child abuse prevention month: the history

Posted April 12, 2012 by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Increasing public awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to the passage of the first Federal child protection legislation, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, in 1974. While CAPTA has been amended many times over the years, most recently with the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, the purpose…

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Posted July 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Vehicle collisions on the air station have risen at an alarming rate, most of them occurring in parking lots as people back into other vehicles. “People aren’t paying attention when backing up,” said Sgt. Kristopher McGurgan…

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