YUMA PROVING GROUND
Yuma, AZ 85365, USA

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Welcome

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dillion Puegot fires at targets during a long-range raid exercise as part of Exercise Steel Knight at Yuma Proving Grounds. (Photo by Sgt. Akeel A. Austin) Located in southwest Arizona adjacent to the Colorado River, the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground is one of the

History

An M777 155 mm howitzer fires at Yuma Proving Ground’s Kofa Firing Range, America’s longest instrumented overland artillery range. (Photo by Chuck Wullenjohn) The presence of the U.S. Army in Yuma goes back to 1850, when Fort Yuma was constructed on a hill overlooking the important Yuma crossing of the

Arrival

U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, board a MV-22 Osprey during a long-range raid exercise as part of Exercise Steel Knight at Yuma Proving Grounds. (Photo by Sgt. Akeel A. Austin) Sponsorship is offered through your new unit or civilian organization. If you are not assigned

Life on Post

Lance Cpl. Nick Lemon and his K-9 partner Benny share a bonding moment to get worked up for night operations training during the Interservice Advanced Skills K-9 course at Yuma Proving Ground. (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant) Housing Services Office The Housing Services Office will assist you with coordinating family

Exploring the Local Area

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeffrey S. Caraway hikes up a sand dune at the Imperial Dunes in Yuma. (Photo by Cpl. Jamean Berry) Yuma is nestled in the southwest corner of Arizona, bordering California and Mexico. The city is home to nearly 100,000 residents, and the population nearly doubles during

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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

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

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 its
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