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Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Airport information
NameMarine Corps Air Station Yuma
ICAOKNYL
FAANYL
Airport typeJoint Military-Civilian
OperatorUnited States Marine Corps
LocationYuma, Arizona
Built1928
In use1959- present
CommanderWerth
OccupantsMarine Aircraft Group 13
MAWTS-1
Elevation66 m (216 ft)

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Marine Corps Air Station Yuma or MCAS Yuma is a United States Marine Corps air station which is the home to multiple squadrons of AV-8B Harrier IIs of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) and Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401), an air combat adversary squadron of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing of the Marine Corps Reserve.

The station is located 2 miles (3 km) from the city of Yuma, Arizona. A joint civilian-military airport, MCAS Yuma shares facilities with Yuma International Airport and occupies approximately 3000 acre (12140569.3 m2), most of which is flat desert wilderness.


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