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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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Tomcats prep for 15th MEU with RUT exercise

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Before any Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to set sail on the high seas, various training requirements must be accomplished to ensure complete integration of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Part of the Realistic Urban Training requirements, which provides opportunities to...

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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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AH-SO

Posted May 10, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

I love sushi and I love steak. It goes without saying I adore Ah-So Sushi & Steak. One of the fancier restaurants at the Yuma Palms, Ah-So combines traditional Japanese cooking with Western culinary sentiments, creating a dinging experience both savory and satisfactory. The full dinners, such as the chicken teriyaki, are prepared right in…

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Opinion: Tattoos: art or unprofessional?

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Over the past few decades it seems society has become more and more accepting of tattoos. This goes hand-in-hand with the younger generation’s fascination with getting tattoos the second they turn 18. There still are some employers who won’t hire people covered in ink or require they wear long sleeves to completely cover them during…

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News to Use May 3, 2012

Posted May 3, 2012 by Staff

31st Annual Wyatt Earp Days  See the “Old Wild West” come alive with a Weekend honoring Tombstone’s most Notable & Legendary Lawman. Tombstone’s 31st Annual Wyatt Earp Day’s celebration is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend from Saturday, May 26th thru Sunday, May 28th, on Historic Allen Street. The event will feature three full days of…

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MCAS Yuma says farewell to old Air Traffic Control Tower comes down

Posted May 3, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

The old air traffic control tower, which has long stood companion to base operations, is soon to exist only as a memory. The red and white Marine Corps Air Station Yuma ATC tower has been condemned, and it is...

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Earth Day Message 2012

Posted May 3, 2012 by

MarAdmin Number: 222/12 2012 Environmental considerations have a significant impact on our mission as a marine corps, both directly and indirectly. As a fighting force, we recognize the interdependence of our mission, the environment, and the communities in which we operate, both at home and abroad. Good environmental stewardship protects the condition of…

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