Community relations extends beyond issuing information. It involves fostering relations with the neighboring community, including Marine Corps Reserve components, in a direct community and military interface. Well-conducted community relations enhance readiness by fostering hometown support. A good-neighbor policy is established through involvement with the communities and extends support to families of deployed Marines. It also helps reinforce the idea that the Marine Corps is a meaningful and rewarding career choice for America's youth. Close relations with neighboring communities inspire patriotism, and that patriotism translates into recruitment and retention opportunities. Every reasonable effort will be made to develop and maintain sound community relationships.
Color Guards and Personnel Support Requests
MCAS Yuma's Office of Communication facilitates color guard and personnel support requests if availability and operational commitments permit. All requests must be submitted in accordance with the eligibility criteria and MCO 5720.77, Chapter 6.
All requests must be submitted in accordance with the timelines listed below.
• Color Guard Detail: No less than 30 days.
• Personnel (to include parades and demonstrations): No less than 30 days.
To request a color guard or personnel support, please send a completed DD Form 2536 to Yuma_PAO@usmc.mil.
Military Vehicle / Aircraft Support
Please complete a DD2535 Form and direct request for military (tactical) vehicle displays or aviation support (flyovers) to the appropriate entity's office of communication.
All individuals that do not have a DoD or U.S. Government ID must be sponsored.
Reserve Units Throughout the U.S.
To find a local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve unit near you, go to: http://www.marforres.marines.mil/