In the earliest days of the insurgency in Iraq, American forces came under frequent attacks that utilized the humble, easily transported mortar.
To defend against this threat, the Army assembled the Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar system consisting of the Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar and the AN/MPQ-64 S
Marines will take to the skies Friday as part of the annual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course held each year at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
This year, simulated exercises will be held at four locations around Yuma: Kiwanis Park, Trinity Christian Center, Crane Middle School and Yuma Regional M
An AV-8B Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron 311 was heavily damaged earlier this summer after it veered off the runway at Camp Bastion and caught fire while deployed in Afghanistan.
According to an incident listed on the Naval Safety Center's website, the accident happened on July 10.
Known as the Tomcats, V
The Yuma City Council approved a contract during its regular meeting at City Hall Wednesday night to provide potable water to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma while a water treatment plant on the base is refurbished. Due to the major rehabilitation project, MCAS Yuma will not be able to produce potable water for as long as two years.
The military is one of the biggest contributors to Yuma County's economy, providing jobs as well as an influx of people to our area.And because of that, our readers have a deep connection to the military.In honor of that connection, we're pleased to announce our newest publication – Desert Flightline.Thi
YUMA PROVING GROUND — Construction crews on Monday began the process of erecting the support walls for a new vertical wind tunnel being built at Yuma Proving Ground, which when completed will not only be the largest in the world, but will be used by the base's Military Freefall School to train elite paratroopers from all branches of the U.
After nearly seven decades of service, Marine Attack Squadron 513 (VMA-513) was officially deactivated during a ceremony Friday morning at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.The Marines previously assigned to the squadron, known as the “Flying Nightmares,” will be transferred to other units unless they have decided not to re-e
A Search and Rescue helicopter from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma rescued a 22-year-old hiker Saturday afternoon who had climbed up a rock structure and couldn't make it back down.
“He was completely uninjured, just stranded. He was also showing symptoms of heat exhaustion.” said 1st. Lt. Katie Whichard, of the MCAS Yuma Publ
A new U.S. Navy ship will be named after Yuma.The USNS Yuma will be a joint high-speed vessel, the Navy announced Thursday. These aluminum catamarans are swift, agile transport vessels that serve in a variety of roles for the military branches in support of special operations forces, overseas contingency operations, and humanitarian
Zuleika Olea said she would have been just as happy to have her Marine boyfriend back home from the six-month deployment he had just served.But when he surprised her with an engagement ring, and got down on one knee in front of the squadron's hangar to propose to her, it made for a memorable homecoming that she would never forget.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has begun to investigate a Taliban attack on a U.S.-British base in Afghanistan last September that killed two Marines and destroyed six aircraft and put on hold the announced promotion of the two-star Marine general who was in charge there at the time, officials said Thursday.Killed in the attack
Three Yumans are among the 140 soldiers of the 258th Engineer Company of the Arizona Army National Guard who are returning Friday from their deployment to Afghanistan.
The Yuma soldiers are Francisco Salcido Gutierrez, Jessica Mendez and Aaron Tellez.
This is the unit’s second deployment in the past seven years in support o
SOUTHWEST ASIA — From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli; they fight our country's battles in the air, on land, hand-to-hand and sea.The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) trains Marines how to execute unarmed and armed techniques, in close proximity to another individual, across a spectrum of violence with
Three Yuma-based Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country were recently honored when polished black granite plaques bearing their names were hung in the city's Armed Forces Park.Etched with the names of Lt. Col. Christopher “Otis” K. Raible, the commanding officer of the VMA-211 attack squadron, Sgt. Brad
Harrier, F-35 group commander departs, new commander welcomedMarines, sailors, civilian employees and community members gathered at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma for an official change of command ceremony Thursday for the incoming and outgoing commanding officers of Marine Aircraft Group 13.During the ceremony, MAG-13 bad
Maj. Gen. Steven W. Busby (left), commanding general of Third Marine Aircraft Wing, congratulates Lt. Col. Brent Weathers on receiving the Bronze Star. Weathers, an AV-8B Harrier pilot with Marine Aircraft Group 13 and native of Marshall, Okla., was awarded the Bronze Star for his courageous efforts in Afghanistan in support of Operation Endurin
A World War II Memorial is coming to the state Capitol, and the last existing gun barrel from the USS Arizona will be part of its centerpiece.Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who has been active in the establishment of the WWII memorial, said he learned a couple of years ago that a barrel from the famed, fallen battleship still lived,
The Marine Corps, as the smallest branch of service, prides itself on having a high percentage of service members who are considered "force multipliers." They often handle the responsibilities of two or more Marines of equal or higher grade and set an extraordinary example for their peers to follow.
A select few of these Marine&
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma recently hosted the inaugural children’s tour Intro to Devil Dogs 101, with the help of Marines, volunteers, teachers and parents from the local community.
Children from a handful of local elementary schools participated in the tour, which began on Ramada Field and finished on the flight line with a co
After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilian employees for 11 days through the end of this fiscal year, allowing only limited exceptions for the military to avoid or reduce the unpaid days off.Tuesday's announcement of the mandatory unpaid days of