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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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When push comes to crunch: abdominal workout

Posted May 24, 2012 by Ron Sikorka

Want to increase athletic performance while maintaining strength, endurance and anaerobic capacity? Try this workout one day out of the week. Goal: Finish all exercises in order in as little time as possible. Rest five minutes and repeat two more times for a total of three rounds…

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Corps initiates new testing protocols for Spice testing

Posted December 13, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

A Marine Administrative Message signed by Brig. Gen. R. F. Hedelund, director of Marine and Family Programs Division, announced a change in urinalysis testing for synthetic chemical compounds such as Spice. Urinalysis testing for synthetic compounds is separate and distinct from the urinalysis program all specimens are subjected to in the search of service members…

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Yuma heat hurting your workout plans?

Posted June 21, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Station group exercise classes can fill the gap The station’s group exercise center offers a variety of fitness classes to help Marines and spouses stay in shape. “We have a variety of classes for every modality and metabolic need…

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Resident Energy Conservation Program: Saving energy this summer

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

It’s no secret; changes are coming for those families who live in on-base housing. Marine Corps wide, instillations are implementing the Resident Energy Conservation Program, an initiative put in place April 1 to give families living on base incentives to use less power. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma has already begun putting this new plan…

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August is Child Support Awareness Month

Posted August 3, 2012 by The Wallstreet Journal

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — August is Child Support Awareness Month and states and local jurisdictions throughout the nation will work to increase awareness of the importance of both parents participating in the Child Support Program. In recognition of Child Support Awareness Month in California, the Child Support Directors Association (CSDA) is…

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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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Driving More Efficiently

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff

Drive Sensibly Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.   Observe the Speed Limit While each vehicle reaches…

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Corps adds random breathalyzer tests to repertoire of ways to keep Marines accountable

Posted January 10, 2013 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

YUMA, Ariz. – It seems Marines will now face random breathalyzer tests, as well as tests before assuming a duty post, as part of the Alcohol Screening Program. The days of being allowed one beer at lunch are long gone, and now the days of showing up to work with alcohol still in your system…

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Healthy microwave meals

Posted June 21, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

Station offers cooking class for healthy microwave alternatives Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Marines participated in MCAS Yuma’s first microwave cooking class, June 12 at the station community center. The class was designed in fall 2011 by two Semper Fit dietitians based in Miramar, Calif. and Quantico, Va., to help Marines get creative with microwavable…

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