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Search and Rescue crew recovers aircraft, proves mettle

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Members of the station Search and Rescue team responded to a call from the La Paz County Sherriff’s Department at approximately 11:20 a.m., Oct. 15 requesting assistance with a downed aircraft recovery carrying two occupants.

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Station helps Yumans G.A.I.N safety knowledge

Posted October 11, 2012 by Photos by Cpl. Sean Dennison

The children of a Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marines pose in one of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting section fire trucks…

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Get your groove on at Ball Boot Camp

Posted October 4, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

Semper Fit and Health Promotions began Ball Boot Camp, an eight-week fitness and nutrition class, early this September in an effort to help women prepare for ball season at the GCX, building 686.

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Simplifying The Complicated: Understanding PTSD

Posted September 27, 2012 by Story submitted by MCAS Yuma’s Naval Branch Medical Clinic Mental Health Dept.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety condition that can result from experiencing an event involving direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or a physical threat. Such a life-threatening incident could be a car accident, a sexual assault, a natural disaster, physical assault or military combat. Over the course of a lifetime, about…

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Flu Season

Posted September 27, 2012 by Cmdr. Andrew Archilla, Branch Medical Commanding Officer

Vaccinate to protect you and your loved ones from the Flu beginning October 1st.  BHC Yuma will be offering the seasonal flu vaccine every Monday thru Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m beginning October 1st.    Due to expected demand and for your added convenience, from October…

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CBRN lights Marines’ fire with DECON training

Posted September 27, 2012 by Story and photo by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Every Marine remembers their first experience with the gas chamber in boot camp. It’s one of the many tear-jerking memories that binds Marines together.

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Station medical clinic goes viral

Posted September 27, 2012 by Cmdr. Andrew Archilla

RelayHealth created in 2006, is designed to simplify how the business of healthcare is managed, while making the delivery of care safer and more efficient. It provides the connectivity and solutions that enable constituents across healthcare to exchange information securely and conveniently and offers a patient-friendly paper bill, electronic communications with providers and payers, and…

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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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Dental is dentalacious: Sailors aid thousands each year in Yuma

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Give or take a few, an adult human being has 32 teeth. A dental company detachment here at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is in charge of providing care for approximately 144,000 teeth.

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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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