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Marines gain confidence in new gas chamber

Posted May 10, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The station’s new individual protective equipment confidence exercise facility, commonly known as the gas chamber, saw its first use by Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron Marines at its location near MCAS Yuma’s pistol range, May 8. Before being used for training purposes, station chemical, biological…

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Marine air station keeps spice incidents at bay

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Throughout the Marine Corps, synthetic drugs like “Spice” and “bath salts” have presented Marines with yet another hazardous temptation. Drug Demand Reduction Program prevention efforts on station have helped to keep the amount of incidents on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma minimal. “We are constantly educating Marines on the risks and consequences of using synthetic…

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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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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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Outbound International Mailing of Lithium Batteries

Posted May 10, 2012 by David Ager

Effective May 16, 2012 until further notice, USPS will prohibit outbound international mailing of lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries and devices containing lithium batteries. This change is required by standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU)…

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SACO training prepares Marines to help others

Posted May 3, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Six station Marines participated in the Substance Abuse Control Officer’s training last week. All SACO’s Marine Corps wide are required to attend 40 hours of training prior to assuming the position. “For some it’s a full-time position, for others is a collateral duty,” said Virgil S. Tapispisan, station Drug…

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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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Temporary Financial Assistance

Posted April 26, 2012 by The American Legion

Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable…

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Make a Splash With Water Fitness Now

Posted April 26, 2012 by Ace Fitness

Are you ready to take the plunge and try a new fitness activity? How about water exercise? Also known as aquatics, water exercise is one of the best non-impact fitness activities around and just about anybody can participate. Pregnant women, the elderly or overweight, individuals with arthritis or those…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Challenging Myths and Misconceptions

Posted April 19, 2012 by Mary Chipman

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and an excellent time to learn more about a devastating crime that can leave broken hearts and ruined careers in its wake. Prior to the 1970s, those who were sexually assaulted had no specialized services available and were often misunderstood and ostracized when they attempted to gain support from…

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