YUMA PROVING GROUND

418th FLTS completes 10-year support of NASA Orion parachute tests

Story by Kenji Thuloweit on 10/09/2018 For a decade the 418th Flight Test Squadron has supported NASA by supplying C-17 Globemaster IIIs and personnel to assist with the testing and qualifying of the Orion spacecraft's parachute system. That support ended Sept. 12 with the success of the final parachute system
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RDECOM's road map to modernizing the Army: Long-range precision fires

First in a series of articles on how RDECOM is supporting the Army's six modernization priorities. by Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins To prepare for the battlefield of the future, the U.S. Army must be ready to fight in a very different operational environment from any wars previously fought. The
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Final NASA Orion spacecraft test at Yuma Proving Ground a rousing success

Story by Chuck Wullenjohn on 09/20/2018 Since 2006, NASA has conducted several tests each year of the parachutes for the Orion space capsule at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, with the final air drop in mid-September. Nearly every parachute failure mode imaginable was replicated and studied during these years. A
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U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground remembers Senator John McCain

Story by Mark Schauer on 08/30/2018 U.S. Senator John McCain, a fixture in Arizona politics for nearly four decades, died of an aggressive form of brain cancer on August 25, four days shy of his 82nd birthday. The son and grandson of Admirals, McCain graduated from The United States Naval
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German Army tests assault rifle at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

Story by Mark Schauer on 08/30/2018 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz.-- For soldiers of any nation deployed in a war zone, the natural environment can be as formidable an enemy as their armed human adversaries. U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground conducts natural environment testing in three of the world's most punishing
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No time to waste

Experiments to test incremental solutions that will give joint forces more warning of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons on an accelerated timeline. by Mr. Richard Newton In an unpredictable location, which could be an urban center in Syria or a semirural suburb like Salisbury, England, a chemical, biological, radiological
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New armored vehicle tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

Story by Mark Schauer on 06/11/2018 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz.-- The M113 Armored Personnel Carrier and its variants are iconic vehicles in mechanized infantry history. First fielded in 1962, the M113 was ubiquitous during the conflict in Vietnam and has seen service in virtually every American military action in the
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If You Can't Truck It, Drop It

Story by Cpl Kyle McNan on 06/08/2018 In May of 2018, Marines with various units under 1st Marine Logistics Group and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing came together to prove the capability of a concept that has not been done in more than 50 years. The art of bridging is something
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Raiders deliver, assist 1st MLG in heavy equipment drop

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 06/07/2018 Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, assisted 1st Marine Logistics Group with a heavy equipment, bridge delivery drop over Yuma, Ariz., June 5. "This is the first time we, as a Marine Corps, have attempted a
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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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