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Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma receives Level Three patient-centered medical home recognition

Posted March 29, 2013 by Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level three Patient-Centered Medical Home, Dec. 31, 2012. “The patient will notice a different level of care in a PCMH, although much of the PCMH teamwork goes on behind the scenes,î said Lt. Cmdr. Greg Whaley, the department head…

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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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Motorcycle training: Not just another check in the box

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Anyone on station who rides a motorcycle, and even those who don’t, are regularly being reminded of training and proper riding equipment. Marines are constantly hearing things like “make sure you take all the riding courses” and “always wear your PPE (proper protective...

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MWSS-371 Marines go on morale-boosting run

Posted August 30, 2012 by Story and photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon

Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, Headquarters and Support Company took to the roads for a motivational run at Cannon Air Defense Complex, Aug. 24.

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Search and Rescue crew recovers aircraft, proves mettle

Posted October 25, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Members of the station Search and Rescue team responded to a call from the La Paz County Sherriff’s Department at approximately 11:20 a.m., Oct. 15 requesting assistance with a downed aircraft recovery carrying two occupants.

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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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Substance Abuse Center creates own, original curriculum

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The station Drug Demand Reduction Program created a new curriculum to supplement Marine leadership with information regarding drug abuse and safety. Uppers, Downers and All-Arounders is modeled after the battalion alcohol skill intervention curriculum. Yuma is the first, and so far only, installation to have a drug program equivalent to BASIC. “Education is key to…

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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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Fod-Finding Truck Helps Free Debris Off Airfield

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Over the past four months, the station has been implementing yet another piece of its overall efforts to create a Foreign Object Debris free airfield. A black petroleum-based soil stabilization solution has been sprayed on just under half (the most high traffic areas) of the station’s airfield. “This method is primarily used for FOD mitigation,”…

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Supplements: enhancement or professional hindrance?

Posted August 30, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

There seems to be an overwhelming question buzzing throughout the Corps, especially amongst those Marines who frequent the gym.

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