Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma

Wall of Fire: Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma Breaks Own World Record

Dec 22, 2017
Lance Cpl. George Melendez / Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma broke its own world record for the longest wall of fire at the Yuma Airshow in March and this week, Guinness World Records officially certified the achievement.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

President Donald Trump Visits Yuma

Aug 23, 2017
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

President Donald Trump made a quick stop before his rally in Phoenix Tuesday.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports the President stopped briefly in Yuma…

Microgrid Unveiled at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Dec 20, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

The U.S. western power grid went down on September 8, 2011.  At Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, this sparked the need for faster backup power.  What followed were plans between MCAS Yuma and Arizona Public Service to create something called a microgrid.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports...

Arizona Edition - This weekend, the skies of Yuma fill with the sights and sounds of U.S. military might and aviation heroics.  The Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s annual Yuma Airshow is one of the biggest events of the year, bringing tens of thousands of residents and visitors through the gates of one of the busiest Marine air bases in the country.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson spoke with real fighter pilot Lt. Colonel Brent Weathers about what to expect and this year’s event, including a few surprises…(originally aired 03/12/14).

Michelle Faust / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Recently on Arizona Edition, we heard about an idea for the Marine base to take over the Yuma County Fairgrounds due to the dangers of its proximity to flight-line operations there.  Colonel Robert Kuckuk, the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma, will talk about the fairgrounds and some of the other issues and activity at MCAS-Yuma, including a look at the first year of operations with the new F-35 and what’s to come as more of the planes fly over the Yuma area...(originally aired 12/18/13).