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VMA-311 gives up the ocean, returns to the desert

Posted June 14, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Welcome Home Marine Attack Squadron 311! Approximately 150 Marines and sailors with Marine Attack Squadron 311 returned home June 7 from a six month deployment in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary.…

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Ciao Bella

Posted September 13, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Ciao Bella In my weekly adventures to find new and undiscovered places to eat in Yuma, there is occasionally a pleasant surprise. Ciao Bella is one such discovery. When driving down 4th Ave. near 22nd St., there is a sign advertising Ciao Bella’s Ristorante Italiano. Seeing this sign and the outside of the restaurant, I…

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The Flying Dutchmen train at MCAS Yuma

Posted February 22, 2013 by by Cpl. William Waterstreet

A detachment of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Dutch Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is conducting combat training exercises in conjunction with Marine Corps Air Station Yuma based squadrons over Barry M. Goldwater Range West, Feb. 3 – 23.

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Marines familiarize themselves with external lift operations

Posted April 12, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor course covers an impressive range of military exercises meant to school Marines on how to best execute operations as if they were in theater. One operation is the external lift, which involves aircraft transporting a variety…

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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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Yuma’s Graduation Ceremonies Available World-wide

Posted May 24, 2012 by Yuma Union High School District

Yuma area high school graduation ceremonies will be web-casted “Live” on the evening of Friday, May 25th.  This will be a very special opportunity for deployed military family members and others unable to attend graduation to view the graduation ceremony in real time from anywhere in the world.  Graduation ceremonies will be archived at each…

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Oasis in the Desert: Waylon’s Water World

Posted July 12, 2012 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

On most weekends, I escape to sunny and cool San Diego. But, little did I know that Yuma had a hidden oasis being constructed less than five miles from the air station’s front…

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After Burner

Posted October 11, 2012 by Cpl. Sean Dennison

Despite it being right down the road, I don’t think anyone’s ever reviewed the After Burner Mexican Grille on base. That changes today. Or if we already have reviewed, just go with it; it’s lunchtime and I want some Afterburner. The meat selection is impressive, and very well-prepared. The grille’s carnitas are a personal favorite…

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MCAS Yuma’s Commissary recognizes military scholarship recipient

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Reba James Morgan C. Frank, and her mother and grandmother, stand by the cake in honor of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s Commissary holding a recognition ceremony, in which the Defense Commissary Agency recognized the Scholarships for Military Children Recipient, May 23. Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl….

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Kids explore military life at MCAS’ 2012 Children’s Expo

Posted March 22, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

MCAS Yuma opened up its flight line to special needs youth for them to get a taste of the annual Yuma Air Show during the Children’s Expo, March 16. Approximately 60 children from four local schools were all smiles as they got to interact with Marines and view aerial demonstrations and many of the air…

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