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Drug Facts: High School Use & Trends

Posted May 31, 2012 by drugabuse.gov

Since 1975, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month; for some drugs, daily use is also reported. Initially, the survey included 12th-graders only, but in…

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Station celebrates national fitness day

Posted May 31, 2012 by Pfc. Zach Scanlon

On May 23, 2012 a fitness day was held at the MCX on MCAS Yuma for Marines and their families. The event was to promote Michele Obama’s fitness month program. At this event there was a Marine...

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Students learn dangers of legal highs from devil dogs

Posted May 24, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

For years, the Corps has been working to educate Marines on the dangers of the so-called ‘legal high’ produced by the drugs Spice and Bath Salts. The station’s Drug Demand Reduction Program to that knowledge outside the gates to educate nearly 300 local youth on what the Corps has known for years. Virgil Tapispisan, DDRP…

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Fire Safety

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff

FIRE PREVENTION ORDER NUMBER AZ-030-12-01  FIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT LAKE HAVASU FIELD OFFICE Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, because of extreme fire hazard conditions, the following acts are prohibited on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administered land in Arizona and California…

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101 Days of Summer heat up MCAS Yuma

Posted May 24, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

MCAS Yuma kicked off the 101 Days of Summer with its annual health and safety fair, where Marines received training and education to safely enjoy the season, May 22. The fair is held at the beginning of the...

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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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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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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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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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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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