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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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Marines gain confidence in new gas chamber

Posted May 10, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The station’s new individual protective equipment confidence exercise facility, commonly known as the gas chamber, saw its first use by Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron Marines at its location near MCAS Yuma’s pistol range, May 8. Before being used for training purposes, station chemical, biological…

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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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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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