Military Life in Yuma, Arizona

With a home close to base at 16th Street, you’ll have an array of convenient amenities at your fingertips. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma provides numerous ways to stay active. Hit the weights or the cardio equipment in the state-of-the-art fitness center, invite some friends to join you at one of the many sports courts, or build your endurance at the lap pool. Intramural sports teams, aerobics classes, and martial arts classes offer more fun ways to stay fit and active.

Beyond fitness, the base offers numerous options for fun and entertainment. Take the kids to the Skatewave skatepark for some action on the half pipe or plan a family night out at Sunset Lanes & Grill. On a hot Arizona day, cool off on the water slides and a splash pad at Oasis Pool, and top off your fun-filled day with a new release at Sunset Cinema.

Explore Your Surroundings

Around Yuma, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure. When you need an overnight getaway, nearby Desert Breeze Travel Camp offers well-equipped campsites for military personnel and their families. More local recreational activities include exploring the Imperial Sand Dunes, boating and camping at Martinez Lake, fishing the Colorado River from Gateway Park, and strolling the picturesque paths at West Wetlands Park. Grab a bite and do some shopping at Yuma Palms Shopping Center, or just kick up your feet and soak up the Arizona sun poolside. This is good living.

A resident eating near 16th Street in Yuma, Arizona

Food & Drinks

  • Afterburner
  • Desert Perk
  • The Club
  • Flightline Express
  • Benito’s Pizza
  • Yuma Landing Bar & Grill
  • River City Grill
Children playing at a school near 16th Street in Yuma, Arizona

Community & Resources

  • Ronald Reagan Elementary School
  • Woodard Junior High School
  • Kofa High School
  • Centennial Middle School
  • Cibola High School
  • Right At School Program
  • MCAS Yuma Education Center
  • MCAS Yuma Child Development Center
A father and son bowling near 16th Street in Yuma, Arizona

Shopping & Entertainment

  • Yuma Palms Shopping Center
  • MCAS Yuma Marine Corps Exchange
  • Cocopah Casino
  • Waylon's Water World
  • Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oasis Pool
  • Sunset Cinema
  • Sunset Lanes & Grill

More Than a Home,
It's a Community

A resident with his son on his back at 16th Street in Yuma, Arizona
A sweet meal at 16th Street in Yuma, Arizona
A dog licking a resident's face in a home at 16th Street in Yuma, Arizona
A bike in afternoon light at 16th Street in Yuma, Arizona