Long Island, Bahamas
Long Island is an island in the Bahamas, split by the Tropic of Cancer. It is known as the most scenic island in the Bahamas, its capital is Clarence Town. The population of Long Island is 3,094 inhabitants. Long Island is about 130 kilometers long and 6 km wide at its widest point; the land area is 596 km2. Long Island is situated about 265 km southeast of the Bahamian capital of Nassau, located on the island of New Providence; the Tropic of Cancer runs through the northern quarter of the island. The northeast side of Long Island is noted for its steep rocky headlands, while the southwest coast is noted for its broad white beaches with soft sand; the terrain ranges throughout the island, including white flat expanses from which salt is extracted, swamplands and sloping and low hills. Long Island is noted for its caves, which have played a major role in the island's history. Dean's Blue Hole, located west of Clarence Town, is the world's second deepest underwater sinkhole, dropping to a depth of about 200 meters, making it more than double the depth of most other large holes.
Long Island is surrounded by small bays and inlets, including the large New Found Harbour west of Deadman's Cay, at the midsection of the island. There are smaller islands off-shore, including Sandy Cay; the island was called by the Arawak name "Yuma." It was rechristened "Fernandina" by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage in 1492, during which Long Island is believed to have been his third stop, following San Salvador and Rum Cay to the east. Archaeological evidence, including ceremonial stools called duhos, shows that the Lucayan Taíno tribe settled on Long Island in the island's cave system. After the demise of the Lucayans, who were taken as slaves to Hispaniola and Cuba, there was no large settlement until the arrival of the Simms family in 1720 who arrived in The Bahamas in the 1640s; the original Loyalists were from New England and New Jersey and arrived on Long Island after fleeing the American Revolution. These families started the first farms raising cattle and sheep. By the 1790s, settlers began to arrive from the Carolinas and proceeded to set up cotton plantations.
The plantations flourished for only a few years and, by the time of the abolition of slavery in 1834, most had collapsed and been abandoned. There are many ruins from this era today. There are remains of some of the houses built after slavery, which are small and built of stone, they had thatched roofs. The descendants of these families continue to be widespread on the island. Clarence Town, located in the south-central portion of the island, has a population 86 people. Nearby Deadman's Cay is the major settlement at the centre of the island and is home to Deadman's Cay Airport, which offers flights daily to Nassau and is the island's largest and busiest airport. Mangrove Bush is the home of the island's boat-building trade, while Hamilton's is noted for its extensive cave system, open for tours. Salt Pond is home of the Long Island Regatta, an annual event that draws tourists from around the world. Stella Maris, at the northern part of the island, is the centre of the island's tourism industry and features several resorts.
It is served by Stella Maris Airport. Seymour's, the northern most settlement, has a monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus. Buckley's is home to Nelson Glandville McFarlane Major High School, which has the highest Bahamian GCSE scores among the nation's public schools, as well as the Long Island Library and Museum. Other settlements include Roses, Scrub Hill and Burnt Ground. Most of the island's settlements are named after the families; as a result, many are named in the possessive form. The settlement of the Gray family, for example, is known as Gray's. One main road designed for carriages, runs from Cape Santa Maria, at the northern tip of Long Island, to the southern tip at Gordon's. Transport on Long Island is road-based, with limited taxi service available from Stella Maris to Deadman's Cay and Clarence Town. Part of the economy is based on tourism and farming; the inhabitants grow peas, bananas,and they raise small livestock such as pigs, chickens and sheep. Some cattle are raised for export.
Due to the inhospitable soil of the Bahamas, much of the farming done on Long Island is in the pot-hole style, which involves planting in fertile holes in the limestone where good top soil collects. This method of farming contributes to the success of Long Island farmers, who are able to generate enough excess produce to sell their fruits and vegetables throughout the Bahamas. Tourist opportunities include sailing, scuba diving, freediving and relaxing on beaches. Cape Santa Maria Beach, located at Stella Maris, is ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. In recent years, competitive freedivers have sought out Dean's Blue Hole as a unique dive site, hosting both world records and one world championship. Most tourists charter an airplane or take a commercial flight from Exuma International Airport at George Town, Exuma or Nassau. International flights offered by Locair were planned which would have marked the return of regular international flights in over ten years; the island has two airports, Dea
Yuma County, Colorado
Yuma County is one of the 64 counties of the U. S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,043; the county seat is Wray. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,369 square miles, of which 2,364 square miles is land and 4.3 square miles is water. The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County and into Cheyenne County, Kansas is the lowest point in the State of Colorado at 1,010 meters elevation; this crossing point holds the distinction of being the highest low point of any U. S. state. Phillips County Chase County, Nebraska Cheyenne County, Kansas Dundy County, Nebraska Kit Carson County Washington County Logan County As of the census of 2000, there were 9,841 people, 3,800 households, 2,644 families residing in the county; the population density was 4 people per square mile. There were 4,295 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.17% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, 1.21% from two or more races.
12.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,800 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.40% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,169, the median income for a family was $39,814. Males had a median income of $26,124 versus $18,578 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,005.
About 8.80% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over. Yuma County is a Republican Party stronghold in presidential elections. Only five presidential elections from 1912 to the present day have seen the county fail to back the Republican candidate, the most recent being 1964 during Lyndon B. Johnson's statewide & national landslide. Wray Yuma Eckley Idalia Joes Kirk Laird Vernon Hale Outline of Colorado Index of Colorado-related articles National Register of Historic Places listings in Yuma County, Colorado Yuma County Government website Yuma County farm photos and documentation, from Historic American Buildings Survey Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck Colorado Historical Society
The Yuma War was the name given to a series of United States military operations conducted in southern California and what is today southwestern Arizona from 1850 to 1853. The Yumans were the primary opponent of the United States Army, though engagements were fought between the Americans and other native groups in the region. Conflict took the form of guerrilla warfare, over the course of three years, the army engaged in pursuing unfriendly natives, protecting American settlers crossing the Colorado River and preventing conflict between the native tribes. A peace treaty in summer of 1853 was signed, ending hostilities between the Yuma and the United States, but it sparked a short war between the Yuma and the Cocopah. During the conflict, the historic Fort Yuma was constructed and became an important outpost on the frontier; the Yuman tribe was small compared to many other North American groups. On average a Yuman village consisted of around eighty to 250 men and women spread out along the far western Gila and southern Colorado Rivers.
Following the Mexican Cession and the California Gold Rush, American settlers headed west and many crossed the southern portion of the Colorado River, through Yuman territory. To exploit this opportunity, the Yumas established a ferry near the confluence of the Gila and the Colorado Rivers to transport American settlers from Arizona to California. In early 1850, Texian scalphunter John Joel Glanton and his gang of twelve men attacked their Yuma ferry and occupied the area, they robbed and murdered both Americans and natives as they traveled around and across the river. In response a Yuman war party attacked and massacred Glanton's gang, killing nine, only four escaped; those killed were burned in a large bonfire. California responded with the Gila Expedition, raising a militia of 142 men, only raised when they were paid six dollars a day, to fight the Yuma instead of panning gold. Setting off on April 16, the Gila Expedition entered what is today Arizona only to be defeated in September after a series of skirmishes.
The expedition was a failure and due to the inflated prices caused by the gold rush, cost the State of California 113,000 dollars, a sum which nearly bankrupted the state. In November 1850, United States Army Captain Samuel P. Heintzelman met with Yuman leaders at the Salton Sea to negotiate a peace. Successful, the captain returned to Vallecitos where he began preparing for his new orders which were to establish a post at Yuma Crossing to protect the area from outlaws and hostile natives; the column, thinned by desertions of soldiers to the goldfields, left San Diego on October 3, 1850 with about 100 men of the 2nd Infantry while a fourth company marched to build a post with a warehouse at Vallecitos, as a supply depot for the Yuma post. The expedition reached Yuma Crossing on November 27, began the construction of Camp Yuma just a camp of tents, a hospital and an orchard. American forces included ninety-two enlisted men, two officers and a medical officer for the hospital. Heintzelman's command was supplied via steamship from California, through the California Gulf and up the Colorado to the fort.
This was difficult however due to the Colorado's strong current and by the time the steamships could make it all the way around Baja California, they had to manage the Colorado which took time. Thus the Californians had to rely on supplies sent overland, it was difficult as well but proved to be successful. After establishing a peace, Heintzelman reported. Supply difficulties began when supply wagons arrived late and did not carry enough to supply the troops for long. Supply did not arrive as planned; when it did arrive boats had difficulty bringing it up from the mouth of the Colorado against the river's strong tidal bore at the river mouth, strong spring flood current and the confused maze channels in the delta. Bringing it overland by wagon was difficult but more successful. In October 1850, U. S. Army Topographical Engineer Lt. George H. Derby was ordered to travel from California to the Colorado River to determine a supply route over water to Heintzelman's command. For his voyage, Derby was provided with transport by Captain Alfred H. Wilcox commanding the army transport schooner Invincible.
They departed San Francisco on November 1, 1850. In December, after making it only thirty miles from the Gulf of California, the Invincible was unable to proceed up the river any further. Suspecting a problem and nearly out of food, Captain Heintzelman constructed a raft with sails to travel down the river, some sixty miles to the Invincible. With eight men and two civilians, the captain first sailed down the Colorado for three days before finding the Invincible, missing an anchor and ran hard aground. After some work trying to free the schooner, it was released and Captain Wilcox decided to offload his supplies onto the Sonora side of the river; the raft was too small to carry the provisions so Heintzelman directed First Lieutenant Edward Murray to cross into Mexico with a train of wagons to retrieve the supplies. For the Americans, their little invasion of Mexico in January 1851 went unnoticed and the much needed supplies were brought to the fort. Heintzelman received instructions allowing him to send armed parties into Mexican territory for supplies but he was not permitted to pursue hostile natives across the river.
Just after First Lieutenant Murray's return, nine wagons from across the desert arrived. The food would not last long though, in 1851 the crops of the Yuma failed so many found themselves traveling to the fort in order to beg Captain Heintzelman for food. In February 1851, Heintzelman again met with some Yuman leaders along the Colorado. Presenting them with to
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is a Japanese manga and anime series and the third spin-off of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, after the preceding Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. The manga began serialization in Shueisha's V Jump magazine from December 2010 and is licensed in North America by Viz Media; the anime series, animated by Gallop, aired on TV Tokyo between April 2011 and March 2014, with an English-language version airing in North America between October 2011 and August 2013. A second series, titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II, aired in Japan between October 2012 and March 2014 and in North America between August 2013 and February 2015; the series was succeeded by Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V; the series aired on The CW's Saturday morning cartoon block and continued to air on its successor, Vortexx. The series was broadcast on Nicktoons starting April 12, 2013. After Vortexx ended, new episodes were streamed to Hulu beginning July 14, 2014. In Canada, the series aired on YTV starting June 2, 2012, while new episodes of Zexal II moved to Teletoon on May 4, 2014.
Taking place in the near future in a place called Heartland City, the story focuses on Yuma Tsukumo, a young duelist who strives to become the Duel Monsters champion, despite being an amateur. One day, during a duel with a rival named Shark, a mysterious spirit called Astral appears before him, helps him to win. Astral explains to Yuma he is searching for his lost memories, which have been transformed into 100 Xyz Monster cards called Numbers, which have been scattered across the globe; the Numbers have the ability to possess the duelists who own them, bring out their darkest desires. In order to recover his memories, Astral teams up with Yuma. After coming up against a boy named Kite Tenjo, hunting after Numbers and Astral gain the ability to combine their forces using the power of ZEXAL. Entering the World Duel Carnival tournament, Yuma finds himself up against various rivals, including the vengeance-seeking Vetrix and the maniacal Dr. Faker, who seek the Numbers for their own gain. Yu-Gi-Oh!
Zexal II takes place right after the end of the first series. In this new story, as the curtain falls on the World Duel Carnival, peace has returned to Heartland City, but now, forces from Barian World, a world hostile to Astral's World, are aiming at taking the "Numbers" and Astral for themselves. In order to protect Astral, Yuma and Shark stand together to combat the Barian threat. Similar to how the original series utilized elements of Egyptian mythology, Zexal loosely used bits of Christian and Greek Mythology for its motif. Examples include Yuma and Astral's signature card, Number 39: Hope, representing a role akin to a Guardian Angel, the Seven Barian Warlords are much based on the named stars of the Big Dipper, the inspiration for Heartland City and World Duel Carnival are Carnivals. Just like all other Yu-Gi-Oh! series, Zexal places a major emphasis on bonds and friendship. The gameplay gimmick introduced in Zexal is AR Duels, in which both players utilize a high-tech monocle known as a Duel Gazer to observe a virtual reality where the Duel Monsters interact with the environment, as if they exist in a parallel world of their own.
A manga series written by Shin Yoshida and illustrated by Naohito Miyoshi began serialization in the extended February 2011 issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine, released on December 18, 2010. The first bound volume was released in Japan on June 3, 2011. Viz Media licensed the manga in North America and began releasing the series from June 5, 2012; the manga began serialization on the digital Shonen Jump Alpha from July 9, 2012. A spin-off manga written by Akihiro Tomonaga and illustrated by Wedge Holdings, titled Yu-Gi-Oh! D-Team Zexal, began serialization in Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine from April 2012 to April 2014; the anime was first teased on December 9, 2010, revealing details would be unveiled at the Japanese encore screening of Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time on February 20, 2011. The series' name was revealed on December 13, 2010, via a leak from the February 2011 issue of V Jump, it was revealed that Satoshi Kuwahara would be the director, that scripts would be supervised by Shin Yoshida, that Masahiro Hikokubo would choreograph the duels, that Hirotoshi Takaya would adapt the character designs for the anime.
A one-minute promotional video was released on December 17, 2010. The anime aired on TV Tokyo between April 11, 2011 and September 24, 2012. A second series titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II March 23, 2014 in a different time slot. An English adaptation by 4Kids Entertainment premiered on October 2011 on Toonzai. Although, TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems filed a lawsuit against 4Kids Entertainment and demanded the termination of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Licensing agreement with them in March 2011, a stay of proceedings was ordered preventing the termination of the contract or the resale of the franchise until a ruling is decided. Following the bankruptcy of 4Kids, all Yu-Gi-Oh! assets were acquired by Konami's 4K Media Inc.. The series aired on Saban's Vortexx block until it dissolved on September 27, 2014 and aired on Nicktoons from April 12, 2013. Episodes from #114 onwards were streamed on Hulu. Ultra Kidz premiered the series in the United States with Latin American Spanish dubbing on June 1, 2018. There are five official soundtrack CDs, all released by Marvelous
Yuma is a rural unincorporated community in Cloud County, United States. It is located near the intersections of K-28 and County Road 777. A historical marker remains where the town once stood, populated from 1878 until the 1930s. Yuma had a post office for some time between May 1880 and December 1900
The Magdalena River is the principal river of Colombia, flowing northward about 1,528 kilometres through the western half of the country. It takes its name from the biblical figure Mary Magdalene, it is navigable through much of its lower reaches, in spite of the shifting sand bars at the mouth of its delta, as far as Honda, at the downstream base of its rapids. It flows through the Magdalena River Valley, its drainage basin covers a surface of 273,000 square kilometres, 24% of the country's area and where 66% of its population lives. The headwaters of the Magdalena River are in the south of Colombia, where the Andean subranges Cordillera Central and Cordillera Oriental separate, in Huila Department; the river runs east of north in a great valley between the two cordilleras. It reaches the coastal plain at about nine degrees north runs west for about 100 km north again, reaching the Caribbean Sea at the city of Barranquilla in the zone known as Bocas de Ceniza; the Magdalena River basin, which includes the Cauca River and other tributaries, is rich in fish.
As of 2008, 213 fish species were known from the basin. Since several new species have been described from the basin such as five Hemibrycon in 2013, two Ancistrus in 2013 and a Farlowella in 2014. Among the more famous species in the basin are Caquetaia umbrifera, Ctenolucius hujeta, Geophagus steindachneri, Ichthyoelephas longirostris, Panaque cochliodon, Pimelodus blochii, Potamotrygon magdalenae, Prochilodus magdalenae, Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum and Salminus affinis. About 55% of the fish species in the basin are endemic, including four endemic genera: The catfish Centrochir and Eremophilus, the characids Carlastyanax and Genycharax. In general, the fish fauna shows connections with surrounding basins, notably Atrato and Maracaibo, but to a lesser extent Amazon–Orinoco; the most productive fishing areas in Colombia are in the basin, but there has been a drastic decrease in the annual harvest with a fall of about 90% between 1975 and 2008. The primary threats are habitat loss. Additional dams are being constructed, including El Quimbo and Ituango, which has caused some controversy.
As a result of the pollution, heavy metals have been detected in some commercially important fish in the river. As of 2002, 19 fish species in the river basin were recognized as threatened; the Magdalena River and its valley crosses a wide variety of ecosystems, like páramo in its headwaters, dry forest in the upper part of its valley, rainforest in its middle course, swamps and wetlands in its lower course. The spectacled caiman, green iguana and brown pelican are abundant in these ecosystems but other animal species like the West Indian manatee, Magdalena tinamou, Todd's parakeet, American crocodile, Colombian slider, Magdalena River turtle, Dahl's toad-headed turtle and red-footed tortoise are in danger of extinction. In addition, there is a possible risk posed by invasive hippopotamus. Imported by Pablo Escobar, these hippopotami became feral following his demise, have since expanded beyond their original home on Hacienda Napoles into nearby regions of the Magdalena River. Due to its geographical position in the north of South America, the Magdalena River was since precolumbian times a route towards the interior of today Colombia and Ecuador.
Several Carib speaking peoples such as the Panche and the Yariguí ascended through the western bank of the river, while its eastern portion was inhabited by the Muisca civilization, which called the river Yuma. The Spanish conquistadores who arrived to today's Colombia early in the 16th century used the river to push to the wild and mountainous inland after Rodrigo de Bastidas discovered and named the river on April 1, 1501. During the Spanish colonization of the Americas, the river was the only transport link communicating Bogotá with the Caribbean Sea port Cartagena de Indias and thus with Europe. In 1825, the Congress of Colombia awarded a concession to establish steam navigation in the Magdalena River to Juan Bernardo Elbers, but his company closed shortly after. By 1845, steamboats travelled on the river until 1961, when the last steamers ceased operation. Much of the film Love in the Time of Cholera takes place in the historic, walled city of Cartagena in Colombia; some screen shots showed the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range.
The General in His Labyrinth, by Gabriel García Márquez, is a fictionalized account of the final voyage of Simón Bolívar down the Magdalena River, where he revisits many cities and villages along the river
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma or MCAS Yuma is a United States Marine Corps air station, the home to multiple squadrons of AV-8B Harrier IIs and F-35B Lightning IIs of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 and Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401, an air combat adversary squadron of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing of the Marine Corps Reserve. It is a designated Superfund site due to a number of soil and groundwater contaminants, including asbestos; the station is located Marine Corps Air Station Yuma 2500–2598 Bauer Ct Yuma, AZ 85365 United States 2 miles from the city of Yuma, Arizona. A joint use civilian-military airport, MCAS Yuma shares airfield facilities with Yuma International Airport and occupies 3,000 acres, most of, flat desert. Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Marine Aircraft Group 13 Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 Marine Air Control Squadron 1 Combat Logistic Company 16 Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 Branch Health Clinic Yuma, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In 1928, the federal government purchased 640 acres near Yuma at the recommendation of Colonel Benjamin F. Fly.
Temporary dirt runways were installed for usage by civilian planes. It was called Fly Field; the outbreak of World War II transformed the civilian airport into the Yuma Army Airfield. Construction of facilities began on 1 June 1942 and was activated on 15 December Yuma AAF was a single-engine flight training school, operated by the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command, West Coast Training Center Western Flying Training Command. Flying training began in January 1943, its training unit was the 307th Single Engine Flying Training Group which operated AT-6 Texans, reporting to the 37th Flying Training Wing. The base operating unit was the 403d Army Air Force Base Unit. In 1944, the unit was upgraded to operating B-26 Marauders. In addition to the flying training, a Flexible Gunnery School was established at the airfield in November 1943. Flight training was discontinued on 23 April 1945 and gunnery training on 31 May 1945; the base was closed on 1 November 1945. After the war, the airfield was turned over to the Department of the Interior as a headquarters for the Bureau of Land Reclamation.
On 1 January 1954, Yuma County Airport was reactivated by the United States Air Force Air Defense Command as a training facility. In the mid-1950s, ADC was equipped solely with rocket-firing F-86D Sabre and F-89C Scorpion interceptors, Headquarters USAF decided they should have their own training base. Yuma Airport became the home of the 4750th Training Wing; the 4750th had the 4750th Training Group and the 4750th Training Squadron. The group had two flying squadrons assigned - the 4750th TS equipped with six F-86D Sabres and six F-94C Scorpions: and the 4750th Tow Target Squadron equipped with twelve T-33As and eight B-45As used to tow targets for the live fire portion of the course; the first ADC squadron arrived at Yuma for the Rocketry Proficiency Program on 1 February 1954. ADC squadrons rotated through Yuma on a regular basis for a two-week proficiency program that included'live-fire' exercises over the Williams AFB and Luke AFB gunnery ranges; the two-week course included a controller course, many hours in the F-86D simulator and at least one'live fire' mission flown each day.
The targets towed behind B-45A tow ships, were 9'x45' target sleeves, with two radar reflectors attached for the interceptor fire control systems to lock onto. Most of the TDY personnel were quartered in tents near the flight line, at least until April 1954 when the first permanent barracks buildings were finished and air conditioned. By June, seven ADC units had rotated through the Yuma program. Headquarters USAF decided to add a separate air-to-air rocketry competition to the annual USAF gunnery meet, held at Las Vegas Air Force Base; the Interceptor Phase of the competition would be held at Yuma between 20 June and 27 June 1954. The competition would take place each year, with the last occurring in 1956. Several changes occurred during the last half of 1954. On 24 August, Yuma County Airport was redesignated Yuma Air Force Base. On 1 September, the 4750th Training Wing became the 4750th Air Defense Wing; the 4750th Group and squadrons were redesignated. And on 8 January 1955, the 4750th Tow Target Squadron became the 17th TTS.
Between July 1954 and the end of the year, ADC rotated eleven more squadrons through the Yuma program - nine in F-86Ds, one each in F-94Cs and F-89Ds. On 1 January 1956, the 4750th Drone Squadron was established as part of the 4750th ADW, they were equipped with the brand new Ryan Q-2A Firebee drone, launched from GB-26C Invader aircraft. Although the drones were in place by Spring, the first GB-26Cs did not arrive until June, the first Firebee flight took place in July; the Q-2A Firebees were recovered by H-21 helicopters after landing on the desert floor. Yuma AFB was renamed on 13 October 1956 as Vincent Air Force Base, the installation was named for Brigadier General Clinton D. "Casey" Vincent, one of Major General Claire Chennault's top fighter leaders in the China-Burma Theater and the second youngest General Officer in U. S. Air Force history, receiving his star at the age of 29. Vincent was the subject of a TIME magazine article titled "Up Youth", which covered the meteoric promotions of the Army and Air Force.
Vincent was an inspiration for the main character in the