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 Yuma council member Dean D. Hager (CAPT, USNR ret), the Yuma Council formally adopted the cadets in 2015, and continue to provide financial and material support as part of the NLUS mission. Navy League Cadets are ages 10 to 13. Naval Sea Cadets are for ages 14 to HS graduate. Program graduates in good standing receive JROTC benefits upon successful completion of their high school education.


 

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 IN 2019 after several years of sustained performance thereby strengthening the cadets and League members relationship. The MCJROTC is for high school students attending Kofa HS.


Territorial Young Marines

Sponsored by the Yuma NLUS Council since its inception, Yuma’s Young Marine program has grown to include a new unit that emphasizes the high expectations and leadership growth required of a top youth leadership program – earning the privilege of formal council adoption. The Territorial Young Marines were formally adopted by our council, 02 April 2019.

 


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Coming Events

JANUARY 21ST, 2021

GENERAL MEETING

Celebrate our New Year! Members get to swear our new Officers, approve the Council 2021 Budget and enjoy a special VIP presentation, "Our USN's Submarine Service."
WHEN: THURSDAY, JAN 21, 1800-2000 (6pm-8pm)
WHERE: THE PATIO RESTAURANT, HILLS CC / AVE A YUMA

FEBRUARY 18TH, 2021

GENERAL MEETING

Valentines Day Edition. Come on out for a special Valentine's Day Raffle – you will not disappointed! We plan to also host a special guest from MCAS – always a treat to get the scoop on what's happening here in town.
WHEN: THURSDAY, FEB 18, 1800-2000 (6pm-8pm)
WHERE: THE PATIO RESTAURANT, HILLS CC / AVE A YUMA

MARCH 18TH, 2021

GENERAL MEETING

SPECIAL GUEST – USMC AVIATION
WHEN: THURSDAY, MAR 18, 1800-2000 (6pm-8pm)
WHERE: THE PATIO RESTAURANT, HILLS CC / AVE A YUMA

APRIL 15TH, 2021

GENERAL MEETING

TIME FOR A SPONSORED YOUTH PROGRAMS UPDATE - HEAR HOW OUR CADETS ARE DOING.
WHEN: THURSDAY, APR 15, 1800-2000 (6pm-8pm)
WHERE: THE PATIO RESTAURANT, HILLS CC / AVE A YUMA

MAY 20TH, 2021

GENERAL MEETING

NL SCHOLARS DINNER – MEET OUR 2021 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES
WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1800-2000 (6pm-8pm)
WHERE: THE PATIO RESTAURANT, HILLS CC / AVE A YUMA