Adopted Units


Marine Corps Air Station, YUMA

Adopted by our council in 1963, MCAS Yuma’s in-garrison marines are primarily assigned to the station’s Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS).

H&HS usually consists of the headquarters group (the station commanding officer, usually a Colonel, and staff) and the squadron headquarters (w/a squadron commanding officer, usually a LT Colonel) and staff. Activities under H&HS include Surface Air Rescue (SAR), public affairs and journalism, facilities planning & maintenance, a motor pool, air traffic control (ATC), meteorology, fuels, ordnance, other aviation support, Aircraft Firefighting, a Provost Marshal, the Station Judge Advocate's Office, and Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS).


 

Branch Medical Clinic, MCAS

Adopted in 2014, the Navy Branch Medical Clinic is a Detachment from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and operates as the medical clinic for the MCAS Yuma community. The BHC (medical/dental facility) serves as the focal point for all Yuma US Navy celebrations and events.


 

Branch Dental Clinic, MCAS

Adopted in 2015, the Branch Dental Clinic is a Detachment from the USMC’s 1st Dental Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. It operates as the primary dental clinic for the MCAS Yuma community. The BHC (medical/dental facility) serves as the focal point for all Yuma US Navy celebrations and events.


 

USNS YUMA (EPF 8)

Adopted in 2016, USNS Yuma (T-EPF-8) is the eighth Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport and will be operated by the Military Sealift Command. It will be the fourth ship in naval service named after Yuma, Arizona. The YUMA was christened on 20 August 2016 by ship's sponsor Janet Napolitano and launched at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama on 17 September 2016. The YUMA was adopted in a formal ceremony 16 September, 2016 at Austal’s shipyard by representatives of the Yuma Council in attendance. As the adopting council of a brand-new ship, our YUMA NL members are considered EPF-8 “Plank Owners”.


 

U.S. NAVAL SEA CADET PROGRAM, YUMA

YUMA SEA EAGLE SQUADRON, NSCC
TRAINING SHIP B.W. SANDBURG, NLC

Founded by one of Yuma’s NL council members, Dean D. Hager, CAPT USNR ret, the Yuma Council continues to be the lead sponsor of this national program. Yuma County currently has two functioning commands. The Training Ship Sandburg is for ages 10 to 13. The Sea Eagle Squadron is for ages 14 to HS graduate. Rated as the highest performance expectation program in Arizona, the Yuma Council provides both financial and personnel support to the NSCC mission and activity participates in the Yuma NSCC Oversight Cmttee.


 

MARINE CORPS JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (MC JROTC)

Sponsored by the Yuma NLUS Council since its inception, The KOFA Kings MCJROTC was formally adopted after several years of sustained performance thereby strengthening the cadets and League members relationship. The MCJROTC is for high school students attending Kofa HS.


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Coming Events

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2019

YUMA MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY (Y-MAD) 2019

WHEN: SATURDAY, FEB 16th, 2019 (0900-1400)
WHERE: Main Street, Yuma AZ
INFORMATION BOOTH FOR YUMA COUNCIL – 200 BLOCK NEAR USS ARIZONA (BB39) REPLICA. Volunteers man the booth & get the word out on the value of a strong sea service (& local Council).

Come down, bring friends and see all the great displays, demonstrations, live music and local food!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st 2019

GENERAL MEETING

WHEN: THURSDAY, FEB 21st, 1800 hrs (6pm)
WHERE: THE PATIO RESTAURANT, AVE A - YUMA AZ
SPECIAL GUEST: Mr. John Courtis, Director Yuma County Chamber of Commerce

Learn about Yuma 50 and Chamber services for our Yuma veterans.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21st 2019

GENERAL MEETING

WHEN: THURSDAY, MAR 21st , 1800 (6pm)
WHERE: OFFICER'S BAR, PUEBLO CLUB, MCAS YUMA AZ
SPECIAL GUEST: Ms. Gladys Brown, Director, Yuma International Airport

Hear what’s going on with the Yuma NSCC (sea cadet) Committee, Yuma’s Defense Contractors Complex initiatives. …and yes, you ask about new commercial flights.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18th 2019

GENERAL MEETING

WHEN: THURSDAY, APR 18th, 1800 (6pm)
WHERE: THE PATIO RESTAURANT, AVE A - YUMA AZ
SPECIAL GUEST: Tentative - Senior Flight Surgeon

Aviation Medicine is alive and kickin’ here in Yuma.