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Prime for Life program promotes wise drinking decisions

Posted July 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

For the first time, the station’s Substance Abuse Counseling Center offered Prime for Life, an early prevention course for alcohol abuse instead of only offering treatment programs, for station personnel, June 28-29. “Prime for Life is a risk reduction program,” said Kate Osborne, the station alcohol abuse prevention specialist. “The first goal of the program…

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A Different Kind of Courage : Safeguarding and Enhancing Your Psychological Health

Posted June 28, 2012 by Courtesy of Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Up to 20% of veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and two-thirds do not seek treatment.  While PTSD is prevalent among people who have been to combat, that is not the only cause.  Traumatic events, accidents, or even the death of a loved one, can cause PTSD, and…

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4th of July Fireworks Advisory

Posted June 28, 2012 by

The Yuma Police Department wants our community to be informed and educated about fireworks. The law allows for the public to possess or use novelty/minor types of fireworks, however many types of fireworks remain illegal in Arizona, specifically those designed to rise into the air and/or explode.     This does not include anything that…

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Information on information technologies

Posted June 28, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

While most Marines are experts within their own job fields, we are often quite ignorant of the work others do around us, even though it is present in our everyday lives. A clear example of this is the work Station Information Technologies does…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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