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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”

Posted July 26, 2012 by

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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When push comes to crunch: abdominal workout

Posted May 17, 2012 by by ACE Fitness

Abdominal training has developed a lot over  the past 20 years. Straight legged sit ups and straight leg raises became bent knee sit ups, crunches and now to the abdominal and drawing exercises on fit balls. FIT BALLS – Fit balls have been a useful training tool for abdominals and stabilisers when sitting on a…

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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 employees undergo safety training

Posted June 7, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Station Marines and civilian employees underwent training with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in an effort to create a safer working environment. The OSHA 10-hour course provides civilian employees an opportunity to learn basic skills and knowledge about protecting the health and safety of themselves and their fellow workers. The course will assist employees…

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12 Days of Christmas – Safety Style!

Posted December 6, 2012 by Article compiled by the MCAS Yuma Safety Department

1. When putting up Christmas lights at home for the holidays, make sure that all electrical cords are in good condition. Never run cords under the carpet and avoid overloading sockets with many plugs because this can start an electrical fire.   2. When visiting other people’s homes, remember that their homes may not be…

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