YUMA PROVING GROUND

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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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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