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Did you know it’s #NationalTattooDay?

Marines, tattoo's can come in all shapes and sizes. Make sure yours are in
regulation with P1020.34H before you decide on getting #tatted

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Isaac D. Martinez and Lance Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores

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Competent. Courage. Compassion. ☝🏼

Check out this message from the Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (H&HS) Commanding Officer!

U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Sandra Anthony

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Here’s a #throwback to the semi-annual training we all know and love!

Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS) 1 coordinate an attack on simulated enemies during a tactical demonstration in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-18 at Yodaville, Yuma, Ariz., April 4. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force and provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Ashley McLaughlin

#tbt

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It's #WarriorWednesday already, and the Marines with the Office of Communication have been some hard-working warriors!

Now, in case you're thinking, "Wait a minute, that's Combat Camera," well we've got a little-known secret about them for you: they're now called 'The Office of Communication' but if you still call them 'ComCam' they won't sweat it!

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Isaac D. Martinez

#MCASYuma

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#TacticalTuesday #ICYMI

Chances are that you didn’t hear the roar of “Thunder” coming from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, but that doesn’t mean that it didn’t roar!

#Marines assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 participated in the 2018 Arctic Thunder Air Show June 29, 2018. VMA-214 conducted a flyby and hover demonstration with their AV-8B Harrier during the air show.

U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores

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#MOTOMonday

#ICMYI U.S. Airmen Capt. Timothy "Check" Six and Maj. Caleb “Skeet” Guthman, pilots, attached to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, discuss upcoming exercises with U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richard R. Wharton and other aviation ordnance technicians with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, aboard MCAS Yuma, Ariz., June 26, 2018.

The exercise tested, for the first time, the interoperability of loading weapon systems between the services F-35's. The U.S. Air Force operates with the F-35A Lightning II, while the U.S. Marine Corps operates with the F-35B Lightning II.

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Allison Lotz

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Happy Fourth of July from our #MCASYuma family to yours!

Stay safe, enjoy the your time off, and make sure you #ProtectWhatYouveEarned.

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Is the upcoming Fourth of July 72 not motivating enough?

Don’t worry, these #MCASYuma Marines in Corporals Course 6-18 will help re-supply your motivation levels in this #MOTOMonday post!

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Allison Lotz

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#MCASYuma Marines, as summer temperatures rise, so does our energy use. You can control your consumption by closing blinds to reduce solar heating and keep rooms cool, making sure windows and doors are closed when the air conditioner is on, and turning off fans when you leave a room.

#EnergyEthos

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Have YOU ran your Physical Fitness Test (PFT) yet?

Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (H&HS) Marines, PFT season is coming to an end. So if your answer wasn’t, “yes” then make sure you get with S-3 on the dates from the video so you can run yours for score.

#MCASYuma

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#MCASYumaMarines and Sailors check out the video below to see what could happen when you mix alcohol and bodies of water.

We know it’s getting hot out, and you’ll want to stay cool but remember to be safe and take care of your brothers and sisters. #ProtectWhatYouveEarned

#MotoMonday #MCASYuma

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#ThrowbackThursday

Looks like the Commander in Chief, President Donald J. Trump was celebrating #nationalselfieday with a #MCASYuma #Marine on the flight line!

Oorah Sir!

U.S. Marine corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hanna Powell

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Motivated. Dedicated. To the Corps!

Looks like the #Marines in Corporals Course 6-18 were gunning for the #WarriorWednesday spotlight as they dashed through the O-Course as part of their squad competition.

The Corporals Course instructors at this event (pictured above, from left to right) are Sgt. Alberto Deloreyes, Sgt. Jesse Clay, and Sgt. Jenna Cauble. Let’s give ‘em one!

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Allison Lotz)

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Fair winds and following seas 🇺🇸

Lt. Col. James S. Tanis, commanding officer for Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), relinquished command to Lt. Col. James C. Paxton Friday, June 15, 2018.

The Change of Command Ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability from the outgoing commanding officer to the incoming commanding officer.

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Allison Lotz)

#changeofcommand #HHS #Marines #ceremony #incaseyoumissedit #military #armedforces #MCASYuma

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Happy Father’s Day from MCAS Yuma #Marines

U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Eric Shannon

#fathersday #appreciation #thankyou

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PSA FROM PMO 🚨

Is your vehicle registered on station? Are your Marines vehicle’s registered on station?
Check out this video for more information!

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Sandra Anthony and Lance Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores)

#militarypolice #publicserviceannouncement #drivesafe #driveright

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#nationalflagday 🇺🇸

On June 14, 1777, the Stars and Stripes were adopted by the United States as the national flag and today The “Colors” are raised and lowered every morning and evening on every military installation.

Flag Resolution-
“Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores

#onthisday #otd #starsandstripes #redwhiteandblue #merica

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FYI: Ensure compliance with MarAdmin 245/16 and register your vehicles aboard
the installation with Pass and Registration (Bldg #952). Please note,
members are responsible for immediately reporting changes in registration
that occur during their tour of duty. For more information regarding
registration requirements, please contact Pass and Registration at x2888.

This week’s #WarriorWednesday is the Headquarters & Headquarters (H&HS) Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. James Tanis!

MCAS Yuma will be bidding “Buzz” farewell this Friday after a faithful two years of command! We wish you well in your future endeavors.
Semper Fidelis, Sir!

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Allison Lotz

#motorun #MCASYuma

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A Marine’s Best Friend

The Marine Corps’ dog training program started in 1942. The war dogs proved themselves to be successful, on the battlefield and in garrison, throughout many wars and Marine Corps installations. Today, the Marine Corps continues to make use of K-9 with highly motivated dog handlers and intelligent breeds of dogs.

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Ernest Grant and Lance Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores

#TacticalTuesday #mansbestfriend

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Just wingin’ it 🦅

Marines with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 1 conducted its first ever “Winging Ceremony” at the Sonoran Pueblo aboard MCAS Yuma, May 23, 2018.
A winging ceremony is a ceremony in which enlisted and commissioned Marines get Golden Wings pinned on them in recognition of their efforts and completion of school and various trainings.
This is the first time this ceremony has been held Marine Corps wide for unmanned squadrons and the first time it has ever been conducted on MCAS Yuma.
Maj. Gen. Mark R. Wise, the commanding general of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, was in attendance as a spectator of the ceremony.
(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Isaac D. Martinez and Lance Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores)
#MotoMonday #makinghistory

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#FridaySafetyBrief time ladies and gents, listen up!

Don’t drink and drive, don’t text and drive and if you’re underage don’t drink at all. Enjoy your weekend, and if you manage to find yourself in trouble call your NCOs.

The desert heat is here, so make sure to pay attention to how much water you’re drinking and make sure that you don’t PT while it’s too hot out!

Call your MOTHERS so they know you’re safe, and we’ll see YOU Monday morning.

U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. George Melendez

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#ThrowbackThursday

This week we’re taking a look back at March 29, 2018, the day that Lt. Col. John P. Price, the commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122)conducted the unit’s first flight operation as an F-35 squadron on #MCASYuma.

On November 14, 2017, VMFA-122 opened a new chapter of their history, transitioning from the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet to the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II and moving from MCAS Beaufort to MCAS Yuma.

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Allison Lotz

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On the battlefield, a fuel shortage could bring Marines to a standstill and jeopardize the mission and safety.

Practice fuel efficient behaviors in all of your work – whether on base or on the battlefield – to ensure Marines always have the energy needed to drive the mission forward.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ali Azimi

#EnergyEthos #MCASYuma

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Let's start this week off the right way, with the same high-speed energy that the #Marines with 3D Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) have in this #MOTOMonday video.

During this video, Marines fire their stinger missiles as a part of a live fire exercise. The purpose of the exercise was to test the stinger missiles and to qualify Marines as part of their annual training.

U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Isaac Martinez

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