🌱 Marines Train To Shoot Down RU Helicopters Near Yuma + Mobile Fire

Happy Monday, people of Yuma! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and very warm. High: 93 Low: 58.

Here are the top three stories today in Yuma:

  1. The Marine Corps recently revealed it conducted Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-22, at Auxiliary Airfield II, near Yuma, Arizona. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), providing standardized advanced tactical training and certification to support Marine aviation training and readiness. During the training Marines were also trained with a self-contained air defense system to shoot down Russian-made helicopters, such as the Russian-made Mi-24 Hind. (The Defense Blog)
  2. On Saturday afternoon, the Rural Metro Fire Department (RMFD) and Yuma Fire Department (YFD) worked together to contain a mobile home fire burning near the Fortuna Foothills. The double-wide mobile home fire was on E. Saddle Drive and S. Clementine Avenue, off of Interstate 8. RMFD reported one minor injury that did not require hospitalization, and Battalion Chief Jeff Woodruff of Rural Metro Fire reported the fire had been cleared . (KYMA)
  3. A job fair focused on law enforcement is coming to Yuma County tomorrow. The Arizona at Work fair is scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 26, and will take place at the MLK Neighborhood Center on 13th Avenue and 3rd Street. Several local agencies will be represented, including the Yuma Police Department and Sheriff’s Office. Officials recommend bringing multiple copies of your resume and dressing professionally. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. (KYMA)

Today in Yuma:

  • The Cryptics With Material Girl, Bland And Tasteless At Red Moon Ale House (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Colorado River State Historic Park has put a call out for volunteers to help plant 400 honey mesquite trees in the Yuma East Wetlands on the North Side. (Facebook)
  • More indoor summer programming is now available with the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation. The department will be offering classes, courses, and recreation fun at the Boys and Girls Center during the months of June and July. (Facebook)
  • If you are interested in adopting a pet from the Petsmart Adoption Center in the Yuma Palms Shopping Center, please fill out an application and an adoption counselor will be in touch to set up an appointment. (Facebook)

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Alrighty, you’re all good for today. See you all tomorrow for another update!

Nicole Fallon Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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