The Distance Learning (DL) Program established the Learning Resource Center (LRC) aboard the Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma in 2004, though the origin of the classroom was in 1999. The LRCs were established to support the Marine Corps' Training and Education Modernization Initiative as part of MarineNet. The Yuma LRC has 28 student computers available on the NMCI Network and one computer on the Local Area Network used to access specialized training through Maxwell AFB out of Montgomery, AL. This is being utilized mostly by Station Fire and CFR for their certifications.
Many station personnel do not have access to computers at their job sites or do not have an active network account, so we are here to provide access, which are the only multi-user computers on MCAS Yuma that has CAC access. Units deployed during various exercises, such as WTI, need access to computers helping them to do their mission. We also accept reservations for training sessions of various types (availability pending). The LRC computers are available for email use and research on most any subject and to access DL courseware designed to expand learning beyond USMC and Navy formal schools.
All of our courseware is provided via MarineNet (www.marinenet.usmc.mil). Of the courseware available, several are ACE accredited and will transfer as college credits, as well as courseware that provide points for promotion. Annual Required training and Pre-Deployment Training courses can be accessed at the LRC. One can enroll and start a MarineNet course at one LRC and continue it from any other LRC in the Marine Corps. All final examinations requiring a proctor code can be completed from the LRC with the assistance of one our staff members.
We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and located in building 328, west end on the second deck. Our commercial phone number is 928-269-6501 with DSN of 269-6501.
The Senior Network Analyst for PROSOFT who manages the LRCs can be reached at (760) 470-6570.