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MCAS Yuma Environmental Department cleans up ‘adopted’ street for Earth Day Event

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Station personnel from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Environmental Department in Yuma, Ariz., conduct a street cleanup on Palo Verde Street as a part of an MCAS Yuma Earth Day event on April 23. The station personnel take part annually in the street cleanup and MCAS Yuma Marines volunteer their time to help with…

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Marine Corps first operational F-35B conducts initial vertical landing

Posted March 29, 2013 by Capt. Staci Reidinger

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Ken Kalemkarian Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the Corpsí first operational F-35B Lightning II squadron, prepares for flight operations aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. March 21, 2013. VMFA-121 conducted the Marine Corpsí first Short Take Off, Vertical Landing operations outside of a testing environment on the same day….

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Yuma key to Marine pilot training, VMAT-203 acknowledges

Posted March 22, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Brendan King

Working together to complete a common goal is the backbone of the Marine Corps and something that the pilots learn quickly at the beginning stages of flight training. Many new Marine pilots travel to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma throughout the year to receive follow-on aviation training, and for good reason. “Coming out here I…

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Silent Drill

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Marine Corps photograph by Pfc. Brendan King Marines from the Silent Drill Platoon move as one entity at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Feb. 25. The platoon is based out of the historic Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., and is currently on tour and ready to perform here at MCAS Yuma, Ariz. Marine Corps photograph by…

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F-35B successfully completes first operational flight at MCAS Yuma

Posted February 22, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducted its first operational F-35B Lighting II flight at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2013.

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MCAS Yuma commanding officer at Gila Ridge High School

Posted February 22, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Col. Robert C. Kuckuk, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, addressed a full auditorium of educators from all five of the local Yuma high schools as part of the Yuma Union High School District Professional Development Day, Feb. 15. Kuckuk spoke to those in attendance on the merits of his MCAS Yuma Marines…

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Changes to TRICARE Prime Service Areas

Posted February 22, 2013 by

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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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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VMA-311 Pre-Deployment ITX

Posted February 15, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

In preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Marine Attack Squadron 311 participated in a month-long Integrated Training Exercise

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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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