Marines plan April 18 training exercise in Yuma

Yuma residents can have a front-row seat to observe Marine Corps training in action.

A six-week weapons tactics instructor course now underway at the Marine Corps' air station in Yuma will feature a mock humanitarian assistance mission.

It'll be staged at multiple sites in the southwestern Arizona city on the evening of April 18.

The exercise will involve the insertion of a security force and medical personnel, with landing sites that will include a park and a school and flights to Yuma Regional Medical Center.

The Yuma Sun reports that spectators are welcome.

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