Yuma Proving Ground

Filching apples; water skiing on canals; avoiding mandatory meetings: Soldier recalls Yuma Test Station of 1955

Story by Chuck Wullenjohn on 09/25/2017 It took five decades, but Ronald E. Bell, a private in the Yuma Test Station Finance Office of 1955, recently returned to the site of "the best decision I ever made." As a high school student in Baltimore, Md., Bell set his sights o
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New commander to lead YPG into future

Story by Riley Williams on 09/25/2017 Stories about Yuma Proving Ground's Test and Evaluation mission as well on post activities.
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Crane Army leads the way in Industrial Hygiene standards for workers' health

Story by Hayley Smith on 08/03/2017 The Industrial Hygiene Program Office at Crane Army Ammunition Activity received recognition for achievements in safeguarding workers' health in June 2017 after surpassing a strict metric regarding hazard assessment, a rare feat matched by only eight other Army Industrial Hygiene Program Offices out of
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REF conducts Desert Burnoff' EW assessment

Story by Dustin Gabus on 07/25/2017 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz.Against the stillness and quiet of the desolate Yuma desert, an invisible battle raged in the brutal summer heat. However, instead of bullets and bombs, these combatants harnessed the power of electromagnetic waves to disrupt their opponent. The U.S. Army Rapid
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MTACS-38 deploys a light-weight, amphibious aviation command post during exercise HYDRA 1-17

Story by Cpl Harley Robinson on 07/17/2017 Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron (MTACS) 38 conducted exercise HYDRA 1-17 to simulate ship-to-shore employment of a Tactical Air Direction Center (TADC) and integrate it with a simulated Navy tactical air control center (NTACC), at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, June 5-8.
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What I've Learned: Julian Guerrero

Story by Sgt Connor Hancock on 04/12/2017 What I've Learned: Julian Guerrero Corporal, personnel administrator, Headquarters Battalion Hometown: Edcouch, Texas Interviewed and photographed by Sgt. Connor Hancock > Back in High School my best friend and I made a pact to join the Marine Corps. When he passed away I
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Whoosh! National Guard missiles destroy tanks at YPG

Story by Mark Schauer on 02/24/2017 From tanks and armored vehicles in the invasion of Iraq to fortified insurgent bunkers in Afghanistan, American adversaries have feared the deadly power of the FGM-148 Javelin missile for over two decades. First fielded in 1996, the self-guided Javelin projectile allows Soldiers to seek
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Barry M. Goldwater Range's contribution to America's air superiority

Story by SGT Wesley Parrell on 11/14/2016 PHOENIX Commonly referred to as a national treasure, The Barry M. Goldwater Range in southern Arizona has contributed to our nation's defense since WWII. The range celebrated its 75th anniversary during a ceremony at Papago Park Military Reservation on Nov. 10. Cementing it
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UH-1Y Huey Helicopter Drills

Story by Sgt Conner Robbins on 10/04/2016 U.S. Marines with Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI 1-17) course perform on and off drills from a UH-1Y Huey Helicopter at K9 Village, Yuma Proving Grounds, near Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2016. This evolution was part of WTI, a seven week training event
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Mastering the jump

Story by AB Nathan Barbour on 07/01/2016 Master Sgt. David Biddinger, 563rd Rescue Group jumpmaster course instructor, had experience working at the school in Yuma before being stationed at D-M about four years ago. "We realized that the Air Force had a need for the jumpmaster course," Biddinger said. "Working
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"Sand Sharks" hone skills with crew-served weapons

Story by Sgt Brytani Wheeler on 06/21/2016 In the desert heat on a cloudless day, Marines of Motor Transport Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 371, made use of the barren land. More than 30 Marines fired crew-served weapons at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, June 16. "The training that took
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