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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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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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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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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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Tomcats, Eagles team up against drugs

Posted November 1, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Sgt. Leslie Rodriguez, Marine Attack Squadron 311 career planner, plays basketball with students of Desert View Academy, during the school’s red ribbon week carnival, Oct. 26. The Marines taking part in the event had visited the school several times throughout the week, judging dress up days as part of the nation’s oldest anti-drug campaign. The…

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Three tips for shaping a new exercise program

Posted April 5, 2012 by Ace Fitness

Three Things Every Exercise Program Should Have: A complete, safe and effective fitness program must include aerobic exercise, muscular strength and endurance conditioning, and flexibility exercise. Aerobic exercise does good things for your cardiovascular system and is an important part of weight management. Muscular conditioning can improve strength and posture, reduce the risk of low-back…

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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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