MCAS YUMA

VMA-311 says sayonara to Japan

Story by LCpl Carlos Jimenez on 06/08/2017 Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 departed Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 31, 2017, as part of the Unit Deployment Program. Based out of Yuma, Arizona, VMA-311 is expected to be the last AV-8B Harrier squadron forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni. "Thi
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Marine unit takes steps toward leading joint forces

Story by LCpl A. J. Van Fredenberg on 06/01/2017 West Coast Marines and sailors successfully completed a joint exercise May 18 that provided the prerequisites to qualify as a joint task force headquarters. I Marine Expeditionary Force participated in a joint task force operational capability assessment for the first time
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Welcome home: 11th MEU returns after seven months

Story by Cpl Harley Robinson on 05/12/2017 Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) returned from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, May 12. Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 returned to MCAS Yuma, May 11, and with VMM-163 served as the
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Air Force joins Marines at WTI 2-17

Story by Cpl Harley Robinson on 05/09/2017 Marines with Battery B, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines conducted integrated training with the U.S. Air Force in support of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS) 1 during the semiannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-17, at Auxiliary Airfield II, Yuma, Arizona,
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Chaplain of the Marine Corps Visits MCAS Yuma

Story by LCpl Isaac Martinez on 04/28/2017 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. (April 26, 2017) "Gather the Marines in the shop," ordered Staff Sgt. Edgar Martinez, the operations chief assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 371 utilities hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Cannon Air Defense Complex
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WTI 2-17: The Ready Battalion' conducts NEO

Story by Cpl Julio McGraw on 04/27/2017 Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conducted a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation exercise aboard the Combat Center, April 21, 2017. NEO exercises simulate real-life scenarios where non-combatants are evacuated from a potentially hostile area. MAWTS-1, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma,
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