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Child abuse prevention month: the history

Posted April 12, 2012 by Child Welfare Information Gateway

Increasing public awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to the passage of the first Federal child protection legislation, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, in 1974. While CAPTA has been amended many times over the years, most recently with the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, the purpose…

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Posted July 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Vehicle collisions on the air station have risen at an alarming rate, most of them occurring in parking lots as people back into other vehicles. “People aren’t paying attention when backing up,” said Sgt. Kristopher McGurgan…

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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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Dental is dentalacious: Sailors aid thousands each year in Yuma

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Give or take a few, an adult human being has 32 teeth. A dental company detachment here at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is in charge of providing care for approximately 144,000 teeth.

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