Yuma Proving Ground

New U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground Command Sgt. Maj. pledges to give 100 percent

Story by Mark Schauer on 04/12/2018 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz.-- Command Sgt. Maj. Jamathon K. Nelson assumed the highest enlisted leadership position at YPG in late March in a change of responsibility ceremony presided over by U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) Commander Col. Ross Poppenberger. Hailing from the U.S.
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New U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground technical director brings years of experience to job

Story by Mark Schauer on 04/12/2018 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz.-- Three months into his tenure as the proving ground's highest ranking civilian, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) Technical Director Lazaro "Larry" Bracamonte is bullish on the post's prospects. "I see the future as bright for us," he said. "People
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Unique lizard thrives in U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground sand dunes

Story by Mark Schauer on 04/12/2018 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz.-- As a natural laboratory, US. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) has a vested interest in responsible stewardship of the land. It is the busiest of the Army's six test centers in terms of direct labor hours and boasts the longest
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U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground protects bat species

Story by Mark Schauer on 03/26/2018 Unlike most Army installations, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's primary purpose is not to train troops, but to conduct natural environment testing on virtually every piece of equipment used by Soldiers. Also atypical is the presence of abandoned mines in numerous locations across the
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Carrying on the tradition: Tom Coz is a craftsman of observation, for test and music

Story by Mark Schauer on 03/26/2018 It's winter in Yuma County, Arizona, and you're walking through a crowded street festival in mild, sunny weather. It might be Military Appreciation Day in downtown Yuma, or Somerton's annual Tamale Festival. The streets are full of people and food smells permeate the air.
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Operation Snowbird

Story by TSgt Austen Adriaens on 03/09/2018 YUMA, Ariz. - U.S. Air Force airmen with the 109th Airlift Squadron and 133rd Airlift Wing participate in a training exercise in Yuma, Ariz., March 9, 2018. Operation Snowbird enhances the Wing's ability to deploy, execute and sustain rapid global mobility around the
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Next generation air to surface missile tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

Story by Mark Schauer on 02/15/2018 U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) has nearly 2000 square miles of restricted airspace, a vast and precious holding used to test manned and unmanned aircraftand their weapons-- in all stages of the development cycle. The clear, stable air and extremely dry climate where
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Phoenix recruiting leadership visits Military Freefall School in Yuma

Story by Alun Thomas on 02/14/2018 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. Leadership from the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion visited the Military Freefall School, Feb. 13, Yuma Proving Ground, as part of leadership development for company commanders and first sergeants. The company leadership was originally scheduled to participate in tandem jumps with instructor
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15th MEU, America ARG returns to Southern California after seven-month deployment

Story by MSgt Theresa Seng on 01/30/2018 PACIFIC OCEAN The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group are slated to return home to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Yuma, and Naval Base San Diego in waves by Feb. 2 after completing
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Air Force Special Tactics, Marine Recon groom joint ground leaders

Story by SSgt Ryan Conroy on 01/23/2018 The police officers rush into the compound, weapons drawn, shouting orders at the men inside the building to surrender. Shots ring out, spent rounds discharge and the police retreat, leaving one officer behind with a gunshot wound. The insurgents drag him through the
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MICC director one of two selected Army-wide for development program

Story by Daniel P. Elkins on 12/29/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- (May 19, 2017) A Mission and Installation Contracting Command director at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is one of only two individuals Army-wide selected for the Defense Acquisition University Key Leader Development Program. Colette Carrizales begi
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