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Station stands up new C-12B static display

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

A UC-12B Huron made its final voyage to a display area with a little help from a crane, Oct. 24 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Considered an aviation workhorse and utilized for transport and cargo missions as well as support of military operations between naval stations, MCAS Yuma found it appropriate to retain one…

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Weapons & Tactics Instructor course

Posted March 29, 2012 by Compiled by Desert Warrior Staff

Helicopters will take to the skies and Marines will train in parks around Yuma and Brawley during biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructors course. WTI is a time when Marine Corps aviators conduct world class training. The history of WTI can be traced back to the 1950′s when the Marine Corps introduced…

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Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Volunteers

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(below) Volunteers with the station’s Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society pose for a group photo during their volunteer dinner at the Sonoran Pueblo, April, 17. The dinner is held to recognize the contributions of members of NMCRS, with this year’s motif being “hats off to you for all that you do,” hence the intriguing array of…

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When push comes to crunch: abdominal workout

Posted May 17, 2012 by by ACE Fitness

Abdominal training has developed a lot over  the past 20 years. Straight legged sit ups and straight leg raises became bent knee sit ups, crunches and now to the abdominal and drawing exercises on fit balls. FIT BALLS – Fit balls have been a useful training tool for abdominals and stabilisers when sitting on a…

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Tomcats Return From Pacific Rim

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An AV-8B Harrier II jet assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, based out of MCAS Yuma in Arizona, begins a vertical descent toward the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer off the coast of Southern California. Boxer is on a training exercise preparing for a Western-Pacific deployment scheduled for early next year.

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Range Wardens preserve desert, historical landmarks

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story and photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

It’s hard to say exactly what the station’s Range Wardens do every day, because one day for them rarely resembles any other.

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Yuma F-35B is lifted to new heights by firefighter unit

Posted February 15, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon

With the arrival of the F-35B to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13 must run through a gauntlet of tests, protocols and procedures with the new F-35B before it is deemed fully flight operational.

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Leaving the CORPS: TAP your way into TAMP

Posted April 12, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

Newly-improved Transition Assistance Management Program focuses on individual needs of each Marine and sailor. As most know, TAMP is a program designed to help Marines and their families transition from military to civilian life. “The student now has options to help them along their selected pathway,” said Richard Welch, the station career resource center manager….

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Earth Day

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Fire Safety

Posted May 24, 2012 by Staff

FIRE PREVENTION ORDER NUMBER AZ-030-12-01  FIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT LAKE HAVASU FIELD OFFICE Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 9212.2, because of extreme fire hazard conditions, the following acts are prohibited on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administered land in Arizona and California…

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