PDS MCAS Yuma
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- MCAS Yuma
- Marine Aircraft Group 13
- Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211)
- Marine Attack Squadron 214 (VMA-214)
- Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311)
- Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 (MALS-13)
- Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 (MWSS-371)
- Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1)
- Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122)
- Marine Attack Squadron 513 (VMA-513)
- Marine Air Control Squadron 1 (MACS-1)
PDS MCAS Yuma: Welcome
Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The mission of MCAS Yuma is to provide aviation ranges, support facilities and services that enable our tenants, other Marine Corps commands, visiting military and interagency forces to enhance their mission capabilities and combat readiness.
You will soon become an integral part of the Marine Corps' premier aviation training base, serving along with approximately 4,000 fellow active-duty Marines and Sailors. With access to more than one million acres of bombing and aviation-training ranges and superb flying weather, MCAS Yuma supports 80 percent of the Corps' air-to-ground aviation training. The air station hosts approximately 70 aviation units, bringing an average of 600 aircraft and 14,000 personnel for ongoing training that takes place throughout the year.
The ideal weather and location along the Colorado River make Yuma and the surrounding area an oasis in the southwestern Sonoran Desert. The area offers a variety of recreational opportunities and water sports, as well as seasonal hunting and fishing. Whether you're assigned to the air station or one of the tenant commands, your stay here is sure to be an enjoyable one.
Covering five square miles of southeastern Yuma, the air station is home to a number of tenant units, including Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1), Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), Marine Aircraft Group 13 (MAG-13), Marine Air Control Squadron 1 (MACS-1), Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401), and Combat Logistics Company 16 (CLC-16).
Information taken from https://www.mcasyuma.marines.mil/Welcome/ on 6/4/2018.
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Travel to MCAS Yuma
MCAS Yuma is a short eight-minute drive from Yuma International Airport. There are two gate locations where the base can be accessed, the Main gate and O'Neill gate, and they are both open 24 hours. The Main Gate is located off South Avenue 3 East. The O'Neill Gate is located near the intersection of South Avenue 3 East and O'Neill Street.
The following directions are approximately from Yuma International Airport.
Directions may vary depending on the car rental location. First, head east on E 32nd St. Next, turn right onto S Avenue 3 E. You won't drive long before you see the base on the right. You can either turn right on O'Neill St to enter through the O'Neill Gate or you can keep driving a little further and turn right on 3E to enter through the Main Gate.
There are several activities in the area for entertainment including museums, state parks, and campgrounds. All of the museums and state parks in the area are within 10 miles. However, you may have to drive a while depending on which museums you want to see. Each museum is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour away.
Local Climate and Weather
There is a dry desert climate with winter temperatures in the 70s to 40s and summer temperatures ranging from the 80s to the 60s. However, the temperatures regularly peak over 100 in the summer. The area is generally very clear, with occasional high clouds. Summers are hot and dry; winters are mild and dry.
Hampton Inn & Suites Yuma
Back in the 1850s, Yuma was famous for steamboat crossings across the Colorado River. Today, Yuma is a popular recreational vacation spot due to its beauty, wildlife, and proximity to the Colorado River. Located at the intersection of Highway 95 and I-8, in one of the most scenic parts of the area, the Hampton Inn & Suites Yuma hotel is close to many attractions.