Media Engagement
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Yuma, Arizona

Media Engagement provides a method of communication with the public through the media. Dealing with the media requires the highest level of professional competence and sophistication. The public information responsibility is focused primarily on the accurate and timely dissemination of information to the local area and national news media about the people, actions, and activities of the Marine Corps. This function involves daily contact with representatives of the civilian print and electronic news media. Although timely reporting is vital to a successful relationship with the civilian media, credibility is equally essential to a professional and enduring relationship. Requests for information in response to media queries must be responded to quickly, accurately, and candidly.

The Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Communication, Strategy, and Operations Office facilitates media queries and escorts media aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma for all air station related activities or events. Various tenant commands aboard the station field queries and escort media concerning their specific commands.

Media Queries
Please submit media queries to:

Our hours of operation are from 0800 - 1630 Monday through Friday.

The mission of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT) is to provide communication strategies and products designed to build understanding, credibility, trust, and mutually beneficial relationships with all audiences.

COMMSTRAT was created by merging the Public Affairs and Combat Camera functions to perform all communication support for Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

The primary functions of COMMSTRAT include:
• Communication Counsel to the commanding officer and staff
• Engagement (Traditional & Social Media, Web Platforms, and Community Relations)
• Product Creation, Dissemination, and Management (to include High Volume Printing)
• Imagery Acquisition
• Crisis Communication
• Research
• Communication Planning and Integration
• Issue Management
• Concept Development
• Marketing
• Communication Training


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