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MCAS Yuma Relocation Information

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Welcome to MCAS Yuma!

Located where the weather offers year-round perfect flying conditions, MCAS Yuma is the busiest air station in the Marine Corps. Here you’ll find lots of activity overhead daily, plus a surge of noise during the annual air show that brings with it a great deal of excitement. In addition to daily operations, MCAS Yuma hosts the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) several times a year that brings people from military installations all over the country. 

 

On base you’ll find the: 

 

Get in contact with your uniformed readiness coordinator here

 

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MCAS Yuma is a joint civilian-military airport that shares facilities with Yuma International Airport about two miles outside the city. With fighter jets buzzing overhead, guests coming to visit and train at the base, and Space-A flights operating regularly, this installation and city is far from dull. 

Frequently Asked Questions About MCAS Yuma

1. What city is closest to MCAS Yuma? 

MCAS Yuma is located in Yuma, Arizona. With a population of 96,349 residents, there are plenty of people here to make up a community. However, as far as big cities are concerned, Phoenix (about three hours to the east) and San Diego, California (about three hours to the west), offer those big-city vibes and amenities that you might crave after a few months in Yuma.

 

2. What is Yuma known for?

Yuma, Arizona, is known as the “Sunniest City on Earth” offering uninterrupted skies approximately 91% of the year. No wonder it’s the ideal location for aircraft operations and training! 

 

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Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 conduct external lifts with a CH-53E Super Stallion during the semiannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-17, at Auxiliary Airfield II, Yuma, Arizona. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harley Robinson

 

3. How long is WTI?

 

The Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) is seven weeks long. This intense program incorporates advanced air and ground tactics for officers to master and becomes subject matter experts for their units to ensure exceptional combat readiness. 

 

4. What bases are in Yuma, Arizona?

 

MCAS Yuma and Yuma Proving Grounds are the only military installations located in Yuma, Arizona. Down the road, in Phoenix and Tucson, you’ll find a handful of additional duty stations just as you will if you drive west toward San Diego.

 

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Base Location and Information

Official Site: MCAS Yuma

 


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Located halfway between Phoenix, Arizona, and San Diego, California, in Yuma, Arizona, MCAS Yuma offers a nice balance between a smaller town culture with big-city amenities as they’re well within reach.

 

Yuma is an outdoor playground for both adults and children. While you’ll find a few of your favorite activities here like golfing, the lake, and your familiar shopping destinations, you’ll likely fall in love with a few Yuma-specific outings like the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, Yuma River Tubing, and Telegraph Pass. 

 

Situated on the border of Arizona, California, and Mexico this region is just as much a venture for your taste buds as it is for your inner outdoor enthusiast. Mexican food, both traditional and newly imagined, is abundant!

 

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Yuma Base Access Map from Yuma MCCS

 

Nearby military installations: 

 

Neighboring MCAS Yuma is Yuma Proving Ground. However, in a couple of hours in either direction you’ll be in San Diego or Phoenix, and each of these big-city destinations offers a larger number of military installations: 

 

Arrival Lodging

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The Inns of the Corps handles arrival lodging for military coming to MCAS Yuma.  Within walking distance of many amenities like the exchange, pool, Marine Mart, theater, dining, and more, it provides a convenient place to get familiar with your new duty station. 

 

Location:

MCAS Yuma 

Yuma, Arizona 85369 

Building Number 1088
 

Contact: 

(928) 269-2262 

 (928) 269-2267

 

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MCAS Yuma Housing

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Lincoln Military Housing handles on base housing for MCAS Yuma. They offer 821 homes split between two communities, both on base and on 16th Street (7 miles from base). 

On-base housing has one-bedroom to four-bedroom single-family homes with a carport or garage. Plus, living on base offers proximity to tot-lots, a pool, community center, and more. Located out in town about seven miles from base, military families who choose to live at 16th street gain a little distance from base life without losing any of the convenience. 

Lincoln Military Housing Office: 

  • Location: 1093 Thomas Ave Yuma, Arizona 
  • Contact: (928) 344-1240
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:30am to 5:30pm 
  • 24-Hour Maintenance: (888) 578-4141

MCAS Yuma Military Housing Services Office:

 

  • Contact: (928) 269-2826/3639
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00am through 4:00pm 

Assistant Manager/Waiting Lists/MCTIFS: (928) 269-3643

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MCAS Yuma Off-Base Housing

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Military families who choose to live off base near MCAS Yuma can settle in just a few miles outside the gate in Yuma. 

 

View homes for sale and houses for rent near MCAS Yuma: MCAS Yuma Homes

 

Base Search 

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Area Weather & Climate

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Yuma offers a perpetual summer. Deemed the “Sunniest City on Earth,” you’ll find lots of sunshine, few rain clouds, and little no cooler weather. Although by the time winter comes around and the temperatures drop from 100 degrees, those days sitting at 70 degrees might feel a bit frigid—if you can believe it or not. 

While Arizona isn’t unfamiliar with tornadoes, Yuma doesn’t see many of them. Instead, you might  feel a few earthquakes and maybe see the effects of a volcano erupting south of the border during your time here.

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MCAS Yuma Area Schools

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There are no DoDEA schools located on MCAS Yuma. Military families with older school-age kids or those who live off-post fall under either the Yuma and/or Crane School District. 

 

 

Yuma Elementary School District: Grades K-8 

Location: 

450 West 6th Street 

Yuma, Arizona 85364

Contact: (928) 502-4300

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Yuma Union High School District: Grades 9-12

Location: 

3150 South Ave A, Building A

Yuma, Arizona 85364

Contact: (928) 502-4600

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Crane School District: Grades K-8 

Location: 

4250 W. 16th Street

Yuma, Arizona 85364

Contact: (928) 373-3400

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For those interested in a private school education for your children, Private School Review is a great tool to help you find the right fit for you and your family. Families interested in homeschooling should follow the Arizona State Department of Education homeschool regulations. 

For any questions or concerns, contact the MCAS Yuma School Liaison Program

 

  • Location: Building 1071 (CDC Annex) 
  • Contact: (928) 269-5373
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Support for Military & Families

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With lots of support groups designed to help guide and encouragement military families, you should find plenty of options to engage or get involved on base. And as far as the local culture is concerned, it’s the perfect place for families. Not only will you find the Oasis Pool, paintball part, Sunset Lanes and Cinema, Arizona Adventures, playgrounds, the Station Library, and more, you’ll notice that the entire local culture is centered around the great outdoors.


While those summer months feel scorching (drink lots of water), that doesn’t stop Yuma residents from taking advantage of the land’s natural beauty. Martinez Lake Recreation is the perfect destination, whether you trek out there for just a few hours to jump in the lake or you want to make a getaway out of it. The base offers a variety of lodging options to help you unplug and enjoy lake life!

 

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Like many mid-sized cities, you’ll find that the largest employers in Yuma belong to the government, education, and healthcare, MCAS Yuma being the largest followed by the Yuma School District, and Yuma Regional Medical Center.

 

 Some helpful links:

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Things to Do Near MCAS Yuma

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Photo by Yuma Territorial Prison State Park Official Facebook Page

Yuma Territorial Prison Park: Since 1876, this historical site has worn many hats. After seeing a surge of immigrants during the gold rush, the site served as a prison and was even built by a handful of prisoners. After that, it filled in as a high school after the local school burned. They earned the name “The Prisoners” and served to help the local hospital as well as traveling families and the homeless during the Great Depression. Today, it’s an incredible site to tour and explore! 

 

Colorado State Historic Park: A former military supply depot hosts a variety of historic buildings that represent a piece of our nation’s history.  

 

West Wetlands Park: Outdoor adventures galore, the West Wetlands Park hosts a variety of fun activities fit for the whole family. You’ll find walking trails, a boat launch, ponds, gardens, and sure to be the kid’s favorite, the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground.  


Burgers & Beer: A regional chain restaurant, Burgers & Beer is an American food favorite that you must add to your Yuma bucket list.

 

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Base Address:

Building 1080, Martini Avenue
Yuma MCAS , 85369

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