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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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Make a Splash With Water Fitness Now

Posted April 26, 2012 by Ace Fitness

Are you ready to take the plunge and try a new fitness activity? How about water exercise? Also known as aquatics, water exercise is one of the best non-impact fitness activities around and just about anybody can participate. Pregnant women, the elderly or overweight, individuals with arthritis or those…

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Mountain health and wellness group visits Marines

Posted July 26, 2012 by

Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant Capt. Michael Ford, Marine Attack Squadron 513 pilot, helps clients from Mountain Health and Wellness Center try on a pilot’s helmet in the squadron’s hangar, July 20. A group of clients and the staff toured 513’s hangar and the station’s Search and Rescue section as part of an activity coordinated…

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No more Phishing Scams

Posted May 17, 2012 by David Ager

Examples of Phishing Messages You open an email or text, and see a message like this: “We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity.” “During our regular verification of accounts, we couldn’t verify your information. Please click here…

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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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H&HS achieves more than 100 days free of alcohol, drug incidents

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Members of MCAS Yuma’s Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron reached 110 consecutive days with no drug or alcohol related incidents. “In my experience, I’ve never seen a squadron of this size go that long without incident,” said Lt. Col. Keith Couch, the H&HS commanding officer. The entire squadron was rewarded with a day off to show…

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No problem: Corps to implement pull-ups for females

Posted December 6, 2012 by Cpl. Michelle Brinn

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — It was intimidating at first. I looked up into the sky at a distance that seemed far too great for me to reach, considering I stand tall at just under five feet. But I was determined. I could do it. I mean, the 70-second flexed-arm hang was a…

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