Latest Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Stories

2008-07-22 21:00:28

By Joyce Lobeck, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 22--Yuma's original airport beacon no longer guides aviators home, but its light will continue to shine. The beacon, retired in 2002 after 51 years in service, is now on permanent display in the lobby of the Yuma International Airport terminal. "It was a landmark here for the aviation world," said Col. Mark A. Werth, the new commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. For 51 years the beacon shone as a navigational aid to guide...

2008-07-21 21:00:00

By Joyce Lobeck, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 21--Yuma International Airport has taken a major step forward in its efforts to be a good neighbor to the military side of operations. During a ceremony Monday morning, airport and banking officials signed a stack of paperwork that sets the stage for construction of two new aircraft maintenance hangars at the airport, hangars the Yuma County Airport Authority is developing to support the region's defense industry. "We are particularly proud of...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.