Behind the curtain: Entertainment, dining, and recreation all available on base


Civilians can apply to access MCAS Yuma’s base

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA) – Yuma is a city with a rich military presence, but often times civilians don’t know that they too have access to the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma(MCAS) base.

If you’re in for an adventure, check out Arizona Adventures on base, where civilians have access to rent or purchase outdoor and sporting equipment

There are jet skis, dirt bikes, quads, fishing boats, and much more!

Say you’re craving a nice meal, the Sonoran Pueblo Event Center is open to all, serving a full menu of dishes all made from scratch.

MCAS Yuma wants civilians to know that its gates are open and the community is welcomed to explore all that the 3,000-acre base has to offer.

Shelbie Ravun manages the Sunset Lanes & Cinema at MCAS.

They have everything from 50-cent bowling to advanced screenings and discount priced movies in its 250-seat theatre.

Ravun said, “There’s a lot of good things that happen on base. I don’t think the patrons get to interact with marines as much as they should or would want to.”

A great place to meet marines on base, perhaps the Officer’s Club where patrons can enjoy over 24 craft beers.

As a civilian, if you’re interested in gaining access to all of the amenities MCAS Yuma has to offer, start by visiting

On the home page, select the welcome tab, and click base access.

There are instructions on how to pre-enroll for the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS).

DBIDS pre-enrollment is a five-step online application including personal identification information.

For DBIDS Sponsorship, enter the information below:

Sponsor: MCAS YUMA
Name: Pass and Registration
Phone number: 928-269-3888

After you’re pre-enrolled, you will receive a QR Code.

Please visit the Pass & Registration office in building 952 at MCAS Yuma to turn in the code along with your driver’s license, insurance, and registration.

From there, a Pass & Registration clerk will perform a quick background check and take your photo to officially complete the DBIDS enrollment application.

Once approved, access is granted!

For more information on DBIDS, please please call (928)269-2888/2854/5317/5313

Arizona Adventures:
Monday – Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday (Returns Only): 10:00am – 2:00pm
Holidays: 8:00am – 12:00pm
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Phone: 928-269-2848

Sonoran Pueblo Club:
All Hands Lunch: Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 1:00pm
All Hands Dinner: Tuesday – Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Officer’s Lounge and SNCO Bar
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Sunset Lanes:
Monday – Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Building 673
Phone: 928.269.5585

Sunset Cinema:
Thursday: 6:00pm
Friday: 6:00pm, 9:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm, 3:00pm
Holiday Movies: 1:00pm
Building 672
Automated Movie Listing: 928.269.2358

Paintball Park:
Address:1205 Post Street Yuma AZ 85365
Phone: (866) 985-4932
Hours: Mon-Fri by Reservation / Sat & Sun 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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