Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni City, Japan, observes an F-35B Lightning II at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2016. The demonstration of the F-35B gave Fukuda a better understanding of the aircraft and its capabilities. This event helped Fukuda better understand the capabilities of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121.
Taken: 10.24.2016 | Video by Cpl. Nathan Wicks
The Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO) K-9 unit provides a military working dog demonstration during the “Purple Paws for a Cause” event hosted by the Marine Corps Community Services Family Advocacy Program on Friday, October 21, 2016. The event included a half-mile walk, booths with pet products and treats, and a raffle drawing.
Taken: 10.21.2016 | Photo by Pfc. Reba James
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. – The dogs bark and whine, pawing at the chain-link fence. A white sport utility vehicle, emblazoned with “Marine Corps Police,” abruptly stops. The tires send rocks flying in the parking lot. The military working dog handler, leash in hand, moves from the driver’s side to the passenger door. The door opens and out jumps a massive, black and brown Belgian Malinois. This military working dog is here to support a worthy cause. The “Purple Paws for a Cause” event, sponsored by the Marine Corps Community Services Yuma Family Advocacy Program, was held at Meyers Park Youth Sports Complex aboard MCAS Yuma, Oct. 21, 2016. Service members, their families and their beloved dogs gathered to...
10.21.2016 | MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, AZ, US | Story by Pfc. Reba James