YUMA PROVING GROUND NEWS

Yuma Proving Ground hosts Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets

Story by Ana Henderson on 08/15/2019 While most college students are enjoying the summer at a sunny beach location, two Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets spent their summer in the sunny desert in Yuma. The ROTC cadets interned at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) as part of the officer's training
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ERCA Autoloader is being tested for first time at Yuma Proving Ground

Story by Ana Henderson on 08/15/2019 Rome wasn't built in a day but they were laying bricks every hour. This statement rings particularly true in the case of the work being done for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) project. One day, ERCA will provide faster and safer firing capabilitie
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Yuma Proving Ground's new high-definition inspection equipment provide results in real time

Story by Ana Henderson on 08/12/2019 Yuma Test Center's motto is "Truth in Testing" and that is Subject Matter Expert Lead of Non-Destructive Testing, Mechanical Engineer, David Le's mission with non-destructive inspections at the Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG) Metrology and Simulation Division. Le says as a test center, "We have
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Yuma Proving Ground hosts ATEC Commander's Conference and Commanding General praises workforce and talks modernization

Story by Ana Henderson on 08/02/2019 "I love coming to YPG" that's what Maj. Gen. Joel K. Tyler, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) had to say about visiting the hottest installation under his command. Tyler's last visit was 2018 just after he assumed
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Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting: Responding to the Call

Story by Sgt Isaac Martinez on 07/16/2019 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. (July 16, 2019) As smoke filled the cabin of an American Airlines aircraft carrying 154 passengers, the pilots and crew were forced to make a quick decision. "When the flight attendants told us that there was smoke,
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Yuma Proving Ground Conditioning Chambers section transports close to six-million pounds of explosives yearly

Story by Ana Henderson on 07/08/2019 If you are on a munitions test site, you know once the white truck with the explosives' sign arrives it is go time. That truck is manned by one of the nearly 40 members of the conditioning chambers shop. These are the men who
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From customer to commander: U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center commander looks to future

Story by Mark Schauer on 07/08/2019 It is vital that all military equipment work wherever in the world American Soldiers need it, and even a cursory examination of our nation's history shows that extreme cold is a weather condition American troops have had to contend with more than once. From
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U.S. Army Yuma Test Center welcomes new commander

Story by Mark Schauer on 06/20/2019 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz.-- Lt. Col. Alicia Johnson assumed command of U.S. Army Yuma Test Center (YTC) on June 20 from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Timothy Matthews in a ceremony held in front of the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) Heritage Center Museum.
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Brazilian Air Force tests new plane at Yuma Proving Ground

Story by Ana Henderson on 06/05/2019 Yuma Test Center (YTC) is the Army's premier test center for air delivery testing. There are several factors which account for this, Air Delivery Test Officer Carlos Anaya explains. "YTC has the facilities, manpower, instrumentation, and great weather year round for Air Delivery Operations."
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Young red-tailed hawk rescued at Yuma Proving Ground is released back into the wild

Story by Ana Henderson on 06/05/2019 Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is made up of 1,300 square miles, around the same size as the state of Rhode Island. Within those miles a variety of wild animals inhibit the land, one of which is the red-tailed hawk. Recently a family of red-tailed
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Game-changing unmanned aircraft tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

Story by Mark Schauer on 05/22/2019 YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz.-- U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG)is currently the epicenter of testing for the Army's top modernization priority: long-range precision artillery fires. Artillery testing has long been the proving ground's bread and butter, but aviation testing for both military and civilia
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