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Marine spouse and a Criminal of a teacher

Posted May 17, 2012 by Sgt. Daniel Malta

Teachers mold our youth and prepare them for their future, which is why it’s important for their hard work to be noticed during this year’s teacher appreciation week. One of our very own Marine spouses who teaches at Yuma High School, home to the Criminals(mascot), Mrs. Shannon...

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Maggie and her not so typical Marine Corps family

Posted March 29, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Usually, when you think of your stereotypical Marine Corps family you have dad, the hard working, hard-charging Marine, the backbone and support system, his wife, and often times one if not multiple little bundles of joy. For Lance Cpl. Maggie Chase, legal service specialist at the station legal office…

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Come fly away

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

As someone who’s flown in just about every military aircraft I can, often hanging out the back or side to get photos, my expectations for the excitement of hot air ballooning over Yuma weren’t very high to start with. I can admit when I’m wrong, and this was definitely one of those times. Balloons Over…

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Marines foster relations with local students

Posted May 17, 2012 by Staff

Local students from Palmcroft Elementary School, Otondo Elementary School, South West Christian Elementary School toured the air station as part of a community-building event hosted by various units on base. Students got to mingle with military dog handlers, F-5 Tiger II pilots as well…

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Yuma mobile team improves Miramar Marines’ aviation capabilities

Posted June 14, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

An improvised Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team (MMT) from Marine Aviation Control Squadron 1, working with both local and California units, completed the last leg of a four-part airfield exercise at Auxiliary Airfield II…

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Engine integrity begins with MALS power plants

Posted September 13, 2012 by Story and photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s powerline mechanics handle the engines, but who, then, handles the engine parts? That would be the power plants mechanics of Marine Aviation…

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Changes to TRICARE Prime Service Areas

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Prime Service Areas are geographic areas where TRICARE Prime is offered. These PSAs were created to ensure the medical readiness of the active duty force by augmenting the capability of military hospitals and clinics. Effective Oct. 1, 2013, TRICARE Prime will no longer be available to beneficiaries living in certain areas of the United States…

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Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Voting is a constitutional right that American citizens eighteen years and older can freely exercise. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) covers all active-duty members of the Uniformed Services and their families, members of the merchant marine and their families, and US citizens who reside overseas, and assists them in exercising their…

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Pappy’s sword reunites with Black Sheep

Posted April 26, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Marine Attack Squadron 214’s first commanding officer was a bit of a celebrity in his day. The valiant Gregory “Pappy” Boyington was famous for his leadership style and more importantly his squadron’s winning record in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Following his military career, Boyington had...

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Station celebrates Oasis Pool’s grand reopening

Posted May 24, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Station personnel and their families celebrated the grand reopening of MCAS Yuma’s Oasis Pool with a splash, May 18. The pool, which has been in use since 1943, reopened after renovations started in March...

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