In the beginning: Burke Praises Yuma Weather and Facilities (1960)
In a letter addressed to LtCol H. L. Lantz, Executive Officer of MCAAS, Chief of Naval Operations Arliegh Burke, praised the flying weather and facilities here.
"The commissioning of MCAAS, Yuma, is an occasion of great importance to the Marine Corps and to the Navy. This station with its excellent flying weather, uncongested air space and excellent gunnery training areas will make an important contribution to the training of Fleet Marine Forces", the Admiral stated.
"You are fortunate in having the opportunity to represent the Marine Corps in an area widely known for friendliness and hospitality", he concluded.