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Sgt. Maj. James Willeford, the sergeant major of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Elena McShane, the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma school liaison, and Angela Olberding, a “LINKS (Lifestyles, Insights, Network, Knowledge & Skills) for Teachers” trainer, field questions from school teachers and staff at Yuma Lutheran School in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, August 7, 2015.
For Today’s Military Child: “LINKS for Teachers” In the Classroom
Sgt. Maj. James Willeford, the sergeant major of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Elena McShane, the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma school liaison, and Angela Olberding, a “LINKS (Lifestyles, Insights, Network, Knowledge & Skills) for Teachers” trainer, field questions from school teachers and staff at Yuma Lutheran School in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, August 7, 2015.
Sgt. Maj. James Willeford, the sergeant major of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Elena McShane, the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma school liaison, and Angela Olberding, a “LINKS (Lifestyles, Insights, Network, Knowledge & Skills) for Teachers” trainer, present Angie Schiller, the principal at Yuma Lutheran School, with a certificate for successfully completing the “LINKS for Teachers” program workshop at Yuma Lutheran School in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, August 7, 2015.
For Today’s Military Child: “LINKS for Teachers” In the Classroom
Sgt. Maj. James Willeford, the sergeant major of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Elena McShane, the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma school liaison, and Angela Olberding, a “LINKS (Lifestyles, Insights, Network, Knowledge & Skills) for Teachers” trainer, present Angie Schiller, the principal at Yuma Lutheran School, with a certificate for successfully completing the “LINKS for Teachers” program workshop at Yuma Lutheran School in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, August 7, 2015.
Sgt. Maj. James Willeford, the sergeant major of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, gives a brief introduction of the Marine Corps to a group of school teachers at Yuma Lutheran School in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, August 7, 2015.
For Today’s Military Child: “LINKS for Teachers” In the Classroom
Sgt. Maj. James Willeford, the sergeant major of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, gives a brief introduction of the Marine Corps to a group of school teachers at Yuma Lutheran School in Yuma, Ariz., Friday, August 7, 2015.
Candice DuBeau, the widow of Lance Cpl. Anthony T. DuBeau, and Lt. Col. Michael Swift, the Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron commanding officer, observe the plaque commemorating DuBeau’s memory and service as a Marine at the Yuma Armed Forces Park in Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
In Memory of Lance Corporal Anthony T. DuBeau
Candice DuBeau, the widow of Lance Cpl. Anthony T. DuBeau, and Lt. Col. Michael Swift, the Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron commanding officer, observe the plaque commemorating DuBeau’s memory and service as a Marine at the Yuma Armed Forces Park in Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
Col. Ricardo Martinez, the station commanding officer, and David Rodriguez, the station environmental director, award the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award to Sgt. Hunter Krum, a combat engineer with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, for his contributions to the overall environmental mission at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Thursday, April 23, 2015.
MWSS-371 Sergeant Awarded the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award at MCAS Yuma
Col. Ricardo Martinez, the station commanding officer, and David Rodriguez, the station environmental director, award the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award to Sgt. Hunter Krum, a combat engineer with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, for his contributions to the overall environmental mission at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Col. Ricardo Martinez, the station commanding officer, David Rodriguez, the station environmental director, and Sgt. Maj. Delvin Smythe, the station sergeant major, present Lance Cpl. Alfilio Martinez, an aircraft electronic countermeasures systems technician with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., and Lucie Warren, a civilian member of the community, with awards for coming in first place in the men’s and women’s category of the Earth Day 5k run at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Earth Day Gets a Running Start at MCAS Yuma
Col. Ricardo Martinez, the station commanding officer, David Rodriguez, the station environmental director, and Sgt. Maj. Delvin Smythe, the station sergeant major, present Lance Cpl. Alfilio Martinez, an aircraft electronic countermeasures systems technician with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., and Lucie Warren, a civilian member of the community, with awards for coming in first place in the men’s and women’s category of the Earth Day 5k run at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Col. Ricardo Martinez, the station commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. Delvin Smythe, the station sergeant major, motivate Corporal’s Course Class 4-15 during the Earth Day 5k run at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Earth Day Gets a Running Start at MCAS Yuma
Col. Ricardo Martinez, the station commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. Delvin Smythe, the station sergeant major, motivate Corporal’s Course Class 4-15 during the Earth Day 5k run at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Active duty and retired service members participate in the 3rd annual Ride for Sexual Assault Awareness and Response motorcycle rally aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Friday, April 17, 2015. The event brought more than 30 riders together as a show of support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The 3rd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Bike Ride Kick-Starts at MCAS Yuma
Active duty and retired service members participate in the 3rd annual Ride for Sexual Assault Awareness and Response motorcycle rally aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Friday, April 17, 2015. The event brought more than 30 riders together as a show of support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Active duty and retired service members observe morning colors as part of the 3rd annual Ride for Sexual Assault Awareness and Response motorcycle rally aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Friday, April 17, 2015. The event brought more than 30 riders together as a show of support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The 3rd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Bike Ride Kick-Starts at MCAS Yuma
Active duty and retired service members observe morning colors as part of the 3rd annual Ride for Sexual Assault Awareness and Response motorcycle rally aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Friday, April 17, 2015. The event brought more than 30 riders together as a show of support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Thomas Draffen is promoted to the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., April 1, 2015. Master Gunnery Sgt. Draffen was promoted by retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Arnett, his drill instructor, after 20 years of faithful service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal, MAWTS-1 COMCAM/Released)
Master Gunnery Sgt. Draffen Promotion
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Thomas Draffen is promoted to the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., April 1, 2015. Master Gunnery Sgt. Draffen was promoted by retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Arnett, his drill instructor, after 20 years of faithful service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal, MAWTS-1 COMCAM/Released)
Cpl. Keontaye Dawson, SSgt. Elliott Stanton and Sgt. Tanner Bauer receive gold medals at the awards ceremony of the Competition-In-Arms Program (CIAP) Western Divisional at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2015.  The Marines, all based at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., have placed in the top ten percent of approximately 240 regional Marine and civilian competitors during the two-week competition.
MCAS Yuma Marines In It To Win It: CIAP Western Divisional
Cpl. Keontaye Dawson, SSgt. Elliott Stanton and Sgt. Tanner Bauer receive gold medals at the awards ceremony of the Competition-In-Arms Program (CIAP) Western Divisional at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 6, 2015. The Marines, all based at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., have placed in the top ten percent of approximately 240 regional Marine and civilian competitors during the two-week competition.
Station commanding officer Col. Ricardo Martinez cuts a ceremonial ribbon alongside his wife, Sonia Martinez, station Sgt. Maj. Delvin Smythe, and the tax department Marines to honor the official opening of the station tax center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2015.  The tax center is operated by Marine volunteers from different sections around the base, and provides free tax services to military members and their dependents.
MCAS Yuma Tax Center Opens for Business
Station commanding officer Col. Ricardo Martinez cuts a ceremonial ribbon alongside his wife, Sonia Martinez, station Sgt. Maj. Delvin Smythe, and the tax department Marines to honor the official opening of the station tax center aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2015. The tax center is operated by Marine volunteers from different sections around the base, and provides free tax services to military members and their dependents.
Sgt. Maj. Derek Fry, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 sergeant major and Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar director, briefs an audience of Marines on the history of MAG-13 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The seminar provided an opportunity to enhance the Marines’ leadership development through small group discussions with course instructors.
MAG-13 University Holds First Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar
Sgt. Maj. Derek Fry, the Marine Aircraft Group 13 sergeant major and Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar director, briefs an audience of Marines on the history of MAG-13 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The seminar provided an opportunity to enhance the Marines’ leadership development through small group discussions with course instructors.
Marines from units across Marine Aircraft Group 13 set out on a morning run during the MAG-13 University Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. The Marines were selected to attend the week-long seminar from Jan. 12-16 to develop and prepare them for future leadership challenges.
MAG-13 University Holds First Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar
Marines from units across Marine Aircraft Group 13 set out on a morning run during the MAG-13 University Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. The Marines were selected to attend the week-long seminar from Jan. 12-16 to develop and prepare them for future leadership challenges.
A Marine search and rescue team with Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., arrives at the landing zone for a casualty evacuation in support of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at the Auxiliary Landing Field II on station. The Search and Rescue team provided support during a practical application of casualty evacuation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
Sand Sharks Bite into Pre-deployment Training
A Marine search and rescue team with Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., arrives at the landing zone for a casualty evacuation in support of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at the Auxiliary Landing Field II on station. The Search and Rescue team provided support during a practical application of casualty evacuation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
A Marine search and rescue team with Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., departs the landing zone after a casualty evacuation in support of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at Auxiliary Landing Field II on station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
Sand Sharks Bite into Pre-deployment Training
A Marine search and rescue team with Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., departs the landing zone after a casualty evacuation in support of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at Auxiliary Landing Field II on station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 prepare for a perimeter sweep foot patrol during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at the Auxiliary Landing Field II on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The exercise provided Marines a hands-on experience for installation night and day security operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
Sand Sharks Bite into Pre-deployment Training
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 prepare for a perimeter sweep foot patrol during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at the Auxiliary Landing Field II on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The exercise provided Marines a hands-on experience for installation night and day security operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 perform casualty care while on patrol during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at the Auxiliary Landing Field II on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. As a part of the exercise, Marines called in a 9-line casualty evacuation as if they were deployed, in order to get the casualty to safety. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
Sand Sharks Bite into Pre-deployment Training
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 perform casualty care while on patrol during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at the Auxiliary Landing Field II on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. As a part of the exercise, Marines called in a 9-line casualty evacuation as if they were deployed, in order to get the casualty to safety. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 carry out security at the entry and vehicle control point during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at Auxiliary Landing Field II on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The exercise educated the Marines in the fundamentals of installation security and detainment situations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba Jame/Released)
Sand Sharks Bite into Pre-deployment Training
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 carry out security at the entry and vehicle control point during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at Auxiliary Landing Field II on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The exercise educated the Marines in the fundamentals of installation security and detainment situations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba Jame/Released)
An explosive ordnance Marine with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 sweeps for improvised explosive devices during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at the Auxiliary Landing Field II on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The exercise allowed senior leaders to instruct and advise Marines on security operations, such as calling in the EOD team when there is a suspected IED. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
Sand Sharks Bite into Pre-deployment Training
An explosive ordnance Marine with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 sweeps for improvised explosive devices during the security force exercise in support of pre-deployment training Dec. 7-10, 2014, at the Auxiliary Landing Field II on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The exercise allowed senior leaders to instruct and advise Marines on security operations, such as calling in the EOD team when there is a suspected IED. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reba James/ Released)
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Public Notice: Social media and cyber security safety tips for personnel and families

Internet-based social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have created a revolution in social connectivity. However, they also have the ability to expose personal and private information, leaving users vulnerable to a number of potential threats including scams, identify theft, and social targeting from individuals or groups intending to do harm. Protect you and your family - keep your personal information safe from those who could use it to target you for their own purposes. Review the FBI's Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and their Social Media Smart Cards for properly configuring your account privacy and security settings on some of the more popular social networking sites.

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Unit News
Former Drill Instructor & Recruit – Twenty Years in the Making

By Cpl. Travis Gershaneck | April 2, 2015

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – Newly-promoted Master Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Draffen stood at MORE
MCAS Yuma Marines In It To Win It: CIAP Western Divisional

By Cpl. Travis Gershaneck | March 9, 2015

Out of roughly 240 Marine and civilian participants, only a handful of top shooters crossed the base MORE
MAG-13 University Holds First Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar

By Cpl. Reba James | January 15, 2015

Marines from units across Marine Aircraft Group 13 were selected to participate in the first MAG-13 MORE
Mission Ready: HMLA-267 Hones In at MCAS Yuma

By Cpl. Uriel Avendano | December 12, 2014

Stepping into the body of an armed and loaded UH-1Y Venom helicopter, a sense of mission readiness MORE
Sand Sharks Bite into Pre-deployment Training

By Cpl. Reba James | December 12, 2014

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 sharpened their MORE
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Road Construction

Please be advised that road construction operations will take place from July 1st through November 1st. The project involves repaving of the roads in five phases. The roads affected will be Marontate, Narr, Galbreath, Thomas, Worley, Shaw, Alward and Martini. Traffic will be restricted and street parking will be prohibited.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during construction and will diligently work to minimize impacts and traffic delays during this project.  If you have any questions, please contact I&L at 269-2497

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