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MCAS Yuma (KNYL/NYL) 2022

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WTI 2-22

iteration is closing in on FINEX
units noted:

VMFA (AW) 224 -incl striped legacy tub
VMA 231
160 SOAR -2 birds
ATAC Mk. 58 - 3,birds
175 FS LOBOS -heritage livery on station
RAF A 400
VMM 261
VMFA 242
VMFA 122
VMFT 401
VMFA 211
NAWDC E 2
CWAM Mi 24D x 2

...and a host of whirlies and assorted tilt rotor avi
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Re: MCAS Yuma

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Unfortunately (for me) the Lobos are planned to go home today....

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Re: MCAS Yuma

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Anybody got a clue when the evac mission set at Kuwanis park? Today (15th) or 22nd? (or both)
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Re: MCAS Yuma

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According https://kyma.com/news/top-stories/2022/ ... k-in-yuma/ this friday at 4:00pm local.
Aircraft will play a big role in the training, as helicopters pick up cargo and fly to the 29 palms military base near Palm Springs.

“You’ll see a plethora of aircraft come in, primarily CH-53, heavy lift helicopters, and our utility UH-1 Huey helicopters, so they’ll be making multiple hits into this zone as well as other sites throughout the city of Yuma,” Behler said.

Those other sites include Arizona Western College and Crane Middle School.
"If you’d like to come and watch the training it starts Friday at 4:00 p.m."
Since the message originates the 14th, you can assume the 15th; but maybe you already saw this.
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Re: MCAS Yuma

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LOG 12 September 2022:

We arrived around 1400 from El Centro and positioned ourselves on the North Side.

parked and readable were:
168607 MV-03 V-22 MV-22B HMX-1
168291 MV-01 V-22 MV-22B HMX-1 (changed)
168351 MV-04 V-22 MV-22B HMX-1
plus two AH-1Ws and two UH-1Ys, unreadable.

Landing on 21R were:
169611 DC-122 F-35 F-35B VMFA-122 NICKEL55
169612 DC-02 F-35 F-35B VMFA-122 NICKEL56
761546 04 F-5 F-5N VMFT-401
169794 DC-07 F-35 F-35B VMFA-122 NICKEL51
169619 DC-04 F-35 F-35B VMFA-122 NICKEL52
761572 07 F-5 F-5N VMFT-401 SNIPER71
169620 CF-00 F-35 F-35B VMFA-211
169608 CF-07 F-35 F-35B VMFA-211
169678 CF-05 F-35 F-35B VMFA-211 CHOOSEN21 +1
169797 DC-10 F-35 F-35B VMFA-122 NICKEL54
169796 DC-09 F-35 F-35B VMFA-211 NICKEL53

Visiting in the afternoon were:
168698 YL-33 V-22 MV-22B VMM-362 UGLY44(AE64C8) with a nice green tail
168696 YL-09 V-22 MV-22B VMM-362 UGLY41(AE6AA3)

Parked at the Defence Contractor Complex was:
12-72240 N EC145 UH-72A 1-376th AVN/NE ArNG

Inside the hangar on that complex were three more Lakotas, only this one was readable due to white last part of serial:
12-72239 EC145 UH-72A 1-376th AVN/NE ArNG

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Re: MCAS Yuma

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The Iowa NG supplies the other two Lakotas at Yuma. In September they were:
08-72046
12-72243
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Re: MCAS Yuma

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Nice list! MV-01 should be 168291 not 166291.
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Re: MCAS Yuma

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Thank you guys!
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Re: MCAS Yuma (KNYL/NYL) 2022

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Here is my feeble attempt at the 120 or so aircraft present at Yuma. We arrived for some recoveries on Tuesday 11 October, and had a short run around the base on Wednesday morning 12 October. Below is counter clockwise -I think- starting from the North.
Underlined is not read off but gleaned from other logs or database listings. Any confirmation or additions are most welcome!

163559		UC-12	arr 11oct, hangared 12oct

CH-53s:
161257/HH-03		HMH-366	hangared
161989/HH-16		HMH-366	
161992/HH-05		HMH-366	
162010/HH-08		HMH-366	
164730/YF-789		HMH-462	
161260/EN-08		HMH-464	
164538/EN-10		HMH-464	
161265/YJ-265		HMH-465	(assumed, was hangared)
162488/YJ-488		HMH-465
162501/YJ-501		HMH-465	
164860/YK-860		HMH-466	

VMX-1, AH-1Zs:
166761, 168516, 169275

VMX-1, UH-1Ys
168500, 169246, 169247 (assumed, was hangared), 

VMX-1, MV-22Bs:
168214/MV-00, 168291/MV-01, 165948/MV-02, 168351/MV-04

MV-22Bs:
166741/YS-03		VMM-162
168636/YS-08		VMM-162
168653/YS-15		VMM-162
168612/YP-00		VMM-163	spcl
166720/YT-16		VMM-164	(read as 6722)
168661/YW-11		VMM-165
168662/YW-14		VMM-165
168664/YW-13		VMM-165
166390/GX-07		VMMT-204
166490/GX-22		VMMT-204
165956/EM-02		VMM-261
166719/EM-06		VMM-261
166734/PF-10		VMM-364
166737			VMM-364
168008/PF-13		VMM-364
168672/YM-12		VMM-365
166486/YF-14		?

F-5s:
761536/LS-01, 761541/LS-03, 761572/LS-07, 761576/LS-08, 161526/LS-11

F-35Bs around sheds/hangars:
169612/DC-02		VMFA-122
169616/DC-03		VMFA-122
169619/DC-04		VMFA-122
169697/DC-05		VMFA-122
169794/DC-07		VMFA-122
169795/DC-08		VMFA-122
169796/DC-09		VMFA-122
169797/DC-10		VMFA-122
169922/CE-04		VMFA-225
169923/CE-05		VMFA-225
170049/CE-10		VMFA-225
166913/MV-52		VMX-1
169613/MV-51		VMX-1
169912/MV-53		VMX-1
169915/MV-56		VMX-1
+2 or 3

Civil side, Lakotas, all hangared 12th:
72243, 72314, 72294, 72307, 72303, 72313  +1

Second helicopter ramp:
AH-1Zs:
169832/TV-28		HMLA-167
______/TV-30		HMLA-167
169273/SN-43		HMLA-169
_____6/SN-__		HMLA-169
______/SN-52		HMLA-169
169254/UV-47		HMLA-267
169265/UV-52		HMLA-267
169855/UV-42		HMLA-267
168419/SM-44		HMLA-369
____49			??

UH-1Ys:
169235/TV-11		HMLA-167
168795/SN-05		HMLA-169
168951/SN-02		HMLA-169
______/SN-04		HMLA-169
______/HF-92		HMLA-169
______/UV		HMLA-267
168498/SM-06		HMLA-369
169233/SM-04		HMLA-369
168789			nm
+1 ?

AH-64Es:
13383, 13384, 13388, 13389, 13395, 13400

Far side ramp (South side):
F/A-18Cs, VMFA-115:
165201/VE-01, 164895/VE-02, 165185/VE-03, 164718/VE-06, 164879/VE-09, 165197/VE-11, 164966/VE-14
(in my notes I have VE-02 and VE-14 swopped)

F/A-18Ds, VMFA-115:
164679/VE-22, 165686/VE-23, 164653/VE-25, 165527/VE-27

EA-18Gs, VAQ-135
166942/NL-520, 168250/NL-522, 168264/NL-524, 169133/NL-557 plus one hangared, presumably 168931/NL-542

KC-130Js:
167983/QD		VMGR-152
166473/QH		VMGR-234
170037/BH		VMGR-252
170040/BH		VMGR-252 (DEP 11th, not present 12th)
170271/BH		VMGR-252
169226/QB		VMGR-352
169230/QB		VMGR-352

F-35Bs:
169416/CF-03		VMFA-211
169614/CF-09		VMFA-211
170050/CF-211		VMFA-211
168310/VM-14		VMFAT-501
168730/VM-32		VMFAT-501
169165/VM-45		VMFAT-501
169414/WF-559		VMFAT-502
______/WF-553		VMFTA-502 (probably 169295)
+1 (likely CF-00)

Parked here was C-17A 90062 too.
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Re: MCAS Yuma (KNYL/NYL) 2022

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17 & 19 October 2022

CH-53E
HMH-366 HH 03/161257, 05/161992, 08/162010, 16/161989
HMM-462 YF 245/(165)245, 789/(164)789
HMM-464 EN 08/161260, 10/164538
HMM-465 YJ 265/161265, 488/162488, 501/(162)501
HMM-466 YK 860/164860

UH-1Y
HMLA-167 TV 11/169235
HMLA-169 SN 05/168796
HMLA-369 SM 04/169233
? -- 168789 um

AH-1Z
HMLA-167 TV 30/169852
HMLA-169 SN 43/169273, 52/169505
HMLA-269 HF 72/169849
HMLA-369 SM 47/169830, 48/169850

MV-22B
VMM-162 YS (03/166741), 08/168636, 15/168653
VMM-163 YP 00/168612
VMM-164 YT (14/166486), 16/166720
VMM-165 YW 11/168661, (13/168664), 14/168662
VMMT-204 GX 07/166390, 22/166490
VMM-261 EM 02/165956, 06/(166719)
(VMM-266)? -S 13/168609
VMM-364 PF 10/166734, 13/168008, 15/166737
VMM-365 YM 12/168672

F-35B
VMFA-122 DC 03/169616, 04/(169619), 05/169697, 07/169794, 08/169795, 09/169796, 122/(169611)
VMFA-211 CF 01/169621, 02/169587, 03/169416, 07/169608, 09/169614
VMFA-214 WE 00/170051
VMFA-225 CE 07/169925
VMFAT-501 VM 45/169165
VMFAT-502 WF 529/168727, 558/169413, 559/169414
? -- 02/169920 um

F/A-18C
VMFA-115 VE 01/(165201), 02/(164895), 03/(165185), 06/(164718), 09/164879, 11/165197, 14/164966
F/A-18D
VMFA-115 VE 22/(164679), 23/165686, 25/164653, 27/165527 + 1 um

EA-18G
VAQ-135 NL 520/166942, 522/168250, 524/168264, 553/169133 (ex VAQ-131)

KC-130J
VMGR-152 QD 167983
VMGR-234 QH 168068
VMGR-252 BH 170037, 170271
VMGR-352 QB 169226

AH-64E
21-03383, 21-03400 (Longbow)

Mi 24 118 (presumably N118NX)

VMX-1 MV
F-35B
52/169615, 56/169915
MV-22B
00/168614, 01/168291, (02/165948), (04/168351)
UH-1Y
31/168500 +1
AH-1Z
44/169275 +2

F-5N
VMFT-401 LS 01/761536, 04/761546, 07/761572, 08/761576, 10/761589

UC-12F
H&HS Yuma 163553, 163559

UC-12W
VMR-4 168204
H&HS Camp P 169319

All from photos, except for the stuff in brackets which was gleaned from others.

Edit 11/11/20 a few typos corrected, in bold.
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Re: MCAS Yuma (KNYL/NYL) 2022

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Anyone with a confirmation of VMX-1 MV-52. Both 166913 and 169615 have been reported in second week of October.
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Re: MCAS Yuma (KNYL/NYL) 2022

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169615 from photo.
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Re: MCAS Yuma (KNYL/NYL) 2022

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Thanks!
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Re: MCAS Yuma (KNYL/NYL) 2022

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wamovements wrote: 07 Nov 2022, 15:38 Anyone with a confirmation of VMX-1 MV-52. Both 166913 and 169615 have been reported in second week of October.
169615 was MV52 on 21st October:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/68498610@ ... ed-public/
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Re: MCAS Yuma (KNYL/NYL) 2022

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Hi Woody,
Thanks for the log! I was there on the 19th, a few additions and remarks below in bold.
747woody wrote: 06 Nov 2022, 17:26 17 & 19 October 2022

CH-53E
HMH-363 HH 03/161257, 05/161992, 08/162010, 16/161989 => HMH-366

UH-1Y
? -- 168789 => didn't see this, was this the 17th or 19th?

AH-1Z
HMLA-269 HF 72/169849 => didn't read off these three, when did you photograph these (date and rough time)?
HMLA-369 SM 47/169830, 48/169850

MV-22B
VMM-164 YT (14/166486) => read off by me on the platform the 19th
VMM-261 EM 02/165950 => should be 165956, can you confirm?
(VMM-266)? -S 13/168609 => correct serial and unit, code ES-13


F-35B
? -- 02/169920 => this had no markings, should be (or ex) CE-02 of VMFA-225

VMX-1 MV
MV-22B
01/166291 => 168291
UH-1Y
31/168500 +1 => 169246/MV-32 flew the afternoon of the 19th, 169247/MV-30 was parked on the platform. When did you see 168500? Did that arrive together with AH-1 169275?
AH-1Z
44/169275 +2 => 166761/MV-43 flew the 19th
Hope this helps!
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