Cpl. Alanna Hamilton, the cryogenics technician at Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma who was the city’s Silver Spur Rodeo Queen in 2014, is back in the spotlight after clinching the statewide title. 

The need to produce 70 percent more food by the year 2050 to sustain a growing global population with less water and land sounds like “Mission Impossible.” Moreover, the agricultural trends in technology alone to accomplish this seem more like science fiction than reality.


Whether it is as a launching point for tests of helicopters or unmanned aircraft, or for the takeoff of cargo planes full of parachutes under test or Special Forces jumpers undergoing training, YPG’s Laguna Army Airfield (LAAF) is a bustling place.

Scammers use clever schemes, sometimes combining sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to try to get people to send them money or give out their personal information, according to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.

The Yuma City Council could take its final, official vote on a new ordinance against drivers texting and talking on cellphones and other devices during its regular meeting Wednesday.

When veteran Monique James, who was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, had to have a non-cancerous brain tumor removed in February, she missed about a month of work and was unable to make her rent payment.


The Yuma Parks and Recreation Department is set to bring a new sport into the Desert Hills Golf Course's offerings, a hybrid of golf and soccer officials hope will attract new audiences to the only city-owned golf course. 

A unit from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Search and Rescue team retrieved a 60-year-old diabetic, male hunter who had been lost from his group west of Gadsden on the Colorado River Friday.


As part of the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, four firefighters from the Yuma Proving Ground Fire Department recently took to a hotel stairwell to honor and remember their brethren who died trying to save lives that morning, and to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.


Loved ones, family members, friends and fellow sailors gathered Friday at the Armed Forces Park in Yuma to hang a black granite plaque in honor of hospital corpsman 1st Class Steven McKay Paige. 

The city of Yuma has now clinched enough in state and federal funds to pay for a $400,000 feasibility study looking at options for the relocation of the Yuma County Fairgrounds, currently located across 32nd Street from Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma and Yuma International Airport. 


The former Yuma Marine accused of sexual conduct with a 4-year-old girl he was entrusted to watch avoided going to trial Wednesday morning in Yuma County Superior Court by reaching two separate plea agreements with prosecutors.


The Orion capsule lands on another marker of history today as it completes a test of its parachute systems early this morning.

Pending the confirmation of the F-35B's readiness for military operations, VMFA-121 will be moving permanently to Japan by 2017.

PHOENIX -- Sen. John McCain said it's President Obama's fault that ISIS has taken control of Iraqi cities where American troops being mourned on Memorial Day had previously died defending.

Veterans looking for work from Yuma and the rest of Arizona will have a chance to do that on Friday, June 5, at the University of Phoenix in Phoenix as Get My Vet a Job and Contract Professionals, Inc., team up to bring employers together to hire veterans, in some cases on the spot.

Yuma Union High School District graduations will be streaming live online for those that are unable to attend the ceremonies in person.

A picture in the May 18 edition of Desert Flightline that accompanied an article entitled, "Plaque honors Yuma Marine's Service" on page 9 mistakenly omitted the photo credit. The picture was taken by Sgt. Uriel Avendano of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Public Affairs Office. The Yuma Su…


Three Yuma police officers and two U.S. Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice for their community and country were remembered and honored as fallen heroes Friday at a ceremony in which five city streets were named after them.

In an article on Page A1 in the Saturday, May 9 edition, “Put through their paces,” it was stated that there were 353 F-35Bs and 67 F-35Cs in the U.S. Marine Corps. Those are projected numbers and not the current numbers as they stand.


Agents assigned to the Wellton Station arrested two alleged marijuana smugglers Monday night travelling on an ATV south of Interstate 8 between Wellton and Gila Bend, according to a U.S. Border Patrol news release.


Rep. Paul Gosar continued his visit to Yuma this week by accepting an award Friday for advocacy for a group that finds employment for disabled Yuma residents and holding a “Solutions” town hall at City Hall on Thursday evening. 

PHOENIX — Some individuals and groups did better than others in the just completed legislative session created. We take a closer look, but remembering that one person’s victory could be considered another person’s loss:

The Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Fire Department will conduct an open burn of approximately 60 deteriorated wooden frame structures as a wild fire preventative measure, according to a news release from the base. The event will take place at the Canon Air Defense Complex site between the hou…

A U.S. Marine who was killed when a civilian plane struck his government truck was serving as an escort to a construction crew when the crash happened at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, federal investigators say.

Arizona Western College is partnering with OneGoal LLC to provide a presidential scholarship to the person who can come up with the best name for the community’s new professional soccer team.

An essential part of YPG’s test activities occur in the skies far above the proving ground’s vast ranges. From helicopters to unmanned aircraft, the cutting edge airframes military aviators depend on are tested and weaponized from the proving ground’s six airfields, of which the largest and …

Like so many other domestic violence victims, Heather Griffith experienced daily abuse at the hands of a partner. Although she left her now ex-husband several times during their marriage, she would always return, only to experience more abuse, including once being hogtied and having her clot…

On an installation packed with uniformed service members, few are more distinguishable than the military police. The glistening gold badge over the left breast pocket serves as a constant reminder that upholding the law is their primary responsibility, and the police officers of the Marine C…


Two years away from home is a long time, but when one adds living in a combat zone as an additional element, it can be life changing.

Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course flight operations at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma commenced Wednesday.


Ground troops in combat overseas depend on airlifts for resupply, and in the worst conditions time can be a matter of life or death.


Throughout their time in service, Marines are often asked to define their identifiable traits. From the beginning, leadership building blocks and a strong sense of personal responsibility to country become embedded in the mind and spirit of a Marine as a means to reflect the long-lasting eth…

Arizona’s bid to become a test site for unmanned drones was rejected this week as federal officials picked six other proposals.

On April 24, 1992, Yuma Proving Ground named its newly constructed air delivery complex for Paul Reeder, an honor that would be prohibited for living persons today.


Over the last decade, the face of modern warfare has evolved. Terms like IED (improvised explosive device), HME (homemade explosives) and UXO (unexploded ordnance) have become synonymous with the growing threat facing today’s service member.


Two Yuma soldiers will be among members of the 819th Engineering Company of the Arizona Army National Guard who will be home in time for Christmas, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.


Although it is still several years from happening, eventually, all of the operational and tactical testing for every type of Marine Corps aircraft, except for one type of large helicopter, will be conducted here at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

In an effort to teach youth about the sacrifice military veteran's have made over the years, the Veteran's Heritage Project (VHP) is currently recruiting Yuma area students to interview individuals who have served in the military so their stories can be preserved for posterity.

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