YPG Outpost

The Outpost is the Commander's tool for delivering news and information to the workforce and YPG residents. This bi-weekly publication is distributed throughout the proving ground and at various locations within the Yuma community, as well as online. YPG is a 1300 square mile installation with a widely dispersed workforce, making the publication of particular importance.

2020

  • 03 Aug - Change of command season
  • 06 July - New commander ready to take reins
  • 22 June - Bradley Fighting Vehicle upgrades tested at YPG
  • 08 June - Ensuring the reliability of munitions
  • 25 May - T-11 parachute test in progress at YPG
  • 11 May - Extended Range Cannon Artillery testing continues at YPG
  • 27 Apr - Castle Dome Heliport improvements under way
  • 13 Apr - Venerable radar undergoes depot-level maintenance
  • 30 Mar - Advanced running gear tested at YPG
  • 16 Mar - Hunters vital to YPG wildlife conservation efforts
  • 02 Mar - Blowing smoke: new screening smoke module shows its stuff at YPG
  • 17 Feb - Landmark long-range firing demonstration takes place at YPG
  • 03 Feb - YPG 2020 Special Edition
  • 20 Jan - CRTC automotive test track shines all year long
  • 06 Jan - Embraer and Brazilian Airforce return for second round of testing
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2019

  • 09 Dec - New parachute system improves battlefield efficiency
  • 25 Nov - Strong partnership benefits YPG and MCAS Yuma
  • 11 Nov - YTC Commander addresses workforce in town hall meeting
  • 28 Oct - YPG Commander addresses workforce in all-hands meeting
  • 14 Oct - YPG Fire Department undergoes training to expand emergency services
  • 30 Sep - New commander at Special Operations Aviation Command
  • 16 Sep - Future Vertical Lift testing in progress at YPG
  • 02 Sep - Yuma Proving Ground boasts elite aerial delivery development test facilities
  • 19 Aug - ERCA Autoloader is being tested for first time at YPG
  • 05 Aug - YPG hosts ATEC Commander's Conference and Commanding General praises workforce and talks modernization
  • 08 Jul - Office of Management and Budget officials visit YPG
  • 24 Jun - What we do here matters: New YTC Commander ready to go
  • 10 Jun - YPG Soldiers honor the fallen
  • 27 May - Game-changing unmanned aircraft tested at YPG
  • 13 May - A day of remembrance: YPG honors two Israeli soldiers who perished in 1989 test accident
  • 29 Apr - YPG Child Development Center boasts new playground
  • 15 Apr - Train how you fight: Realistic training keeps YPG firefighters ready for battle
  • 01 Apr - YPG Commander, senior leaders address workforce in all-hands meeting
  • 18 Mar - YTC commander shares thoughts on test center's future
  • 04 Mar - YPG testing vital to Army's modernization priorities
  • 18 Feb - YPG rides in Silver Spur Rodeo Parade
  • 04 Feb - Green Berets drop into YPG
  • 21 Jan - The power of a word
  • 07 Jan - YPG expands community engagement
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2018

  • 10 Dec - Secretary of the Army visits YPG
  • 26 Nov - YPG comes out strong for Soldiers, veterans
  • 12 Nov - Deputy Secretary of Defense visits YPG
  • 29 Oct - YPG celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
  • 15 Oct - Airborne Test Force Soldiers remember those who came before
  • 01 Oct - One giant leap for mankind
  • 17 Sep - YPG will never forget
  • 03 Sep - Yuma Test Center Commander outlines new initiatives
  • 20 Aug - Secretary of the Army visits CRTC
  • 06 Aug - YPG impresses new ATEC commander
  • 09 July - YPG NCO of the Year recognized at Yuma Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 25 Jun - Army Test and Evaluation Command welcomes new commander
  • 11 Jun - A reverent remembrance for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice
  • 14 May - Yuma Test Center Commander addresses workforce in all-hands meeting
  • 30 Apr - Earth Day at YPG highlights pollination concerns
  • 16 Apr - New Command Sgt. Maj. pledges to give 100 percent
  • 02 Apr - Top YPG customer shares thoughts on future test challenges
  • 19 Mar - In its 76th year, YPG directly impacts national defense
  • 05 Mar - YPG recognized again for excellence in antiterrorism awareness efforts
  • 19 Feb - 75th anniversary gala was a home run
  • 05 Feb - Cold Regions Test Center Commander promoted
  • 22 Jan - YPG 75th Anniversary Celebration
  • 08 Jan - Orion space capsule parachutes tested at YPG
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2017

  • 11 Dec - From Motown to Y-town: Combat Automotive Systems test officer had long road to YPG
  • 27 Nov - YPG boasts brand new fire station
  • 13 Nov - SREHD test going strong at YPG
  • 30 Oct - Field artillery Soldiers test new laser targeting system at CRTC
  • 16 Oct - YTC commander has eye on test center's future
  • 02 Oct - Groundbreaking test enables airborne troops to fight faster
  • 18 Sep - Joint Light Tactical Vehicle tested at YPG
  • 04 Sep - Piranhas swim on YPG range
  • 21 Aug - Annual antiterrorism awareness month highlights dangers
  • 07 Aug - Expanding work horizons for young people
  • 10 Jul - YPG commander helps kick-off Independence Day in Yuma
  • 26 Jun - New commander to lead YPG into future
  • 12 Jun - YPG hosts ATEC Commander's Conference
  • 29 May - Yuma Test Center commander honored with prestigious award
  • 15 May - Flying Puma enhances YPG capabilities
  • 01 May - Unique lizard thrives in YPG sand dunes
  • 17 Apr - Parachutists highlight awareness of devastating problem
  • 03 Apr - SREHDing explosive hazards: New robotic system finds and destroys explosive threats
  • 20 Mar - YPG testing has cosmic reach
  • 06 Mar - ATEC commander makes first visit to CRTC
  • 20 Feb - YPG impresses at Yuma's Military Appreciation Day
  • 06 Feb - YPG employees honored with prestigious award
  • 23 Jan - Mock combat exercise rages downrange
  • 09 Jan - Punishing tropic testing ensures Stryker reliability
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2016

  • 12 Dec - Merry Christmas
  • 28 Nov - Veterans Day Parade exemplifies community pride, veteran camaraderie
  • 14 Nov - Sergeant Major of the Army spends entire day at YPG
  • 31 Oct - End of an era: Proving ground bids farewell to long-serving Huey helicopters
  • 17 Oct - ATEC commander says TRTC testing "incredible"
  • 03 Oct - Two decades and counting: Thousands of elite military parachutists train at YPG
  • 19 Sep - Dedication and devotion: YPG marks 15 years since 9/11
  • 05 Sep - Whoosh! National Guard missiles destroy tanks at YPG
  • 22 Aug - Monster YPG cannon celebrates 50th anniversary of world record-setting shot
  • 08 Aug - Facebook unmanned aircraft flies at YPG
  • 11 Jul - NASA parachute drop at YPG aborted
  • 27 Jun - Latest howitzer shows what it can do at Cold Regions Test Center
  • 13 Jun - Volunteers create YPG color guard on own time
  • 30 May - Cold Regions Test Center welcomes new commander
  • 16 May - Body armor saves lives, but only after thorough testing
  • 02 May - Sled to transport equipment tested in Alaskan cold
  • 18 Apr - Departing commander leaves mark on Cold Regions Test Center
  • 04 Apr - Outpost editor retires after 31 year career, though still loves her job
  • 21 Mar - ATEC commanding general impressed by CRTC
  • 07 Mar - 3 star equivalent DoD leader from Pentagon views testing close-up
  • 22 Feb - Native American tribes and Army build relations at YPG
  • 08 Feb - Sonoran Pronghorn reintroduced to YPG's vast ranges after a century
  • 25 Jan - Highway 95 bridge construction imminent
  • 11 Jan - Strong person serves as Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
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2015

  • 14 Dec - Commander's Holiday Safety Message
  • 23 Nov - YPG engineers mentor Yuma school robotics club
  • 09 Nov - ATEC commander gets up close and personal view of YPG
  • 26 Oct - New chaplain brings along world of experience
  • 12 Oct - Visitor services centered in one building
  • 28 Sep - ATEC commander shares thoughts with entire command
  • 14 Sep - YPG testing puts humanity a step closer to Mars
  • 31 Aug - YPG test branch conducts six to eight weekly firing events
  • 17 Aug - YPG goes all out for anti-terrorism month
  • 03 Aug - Enabling helicopter pilots to 'see' through clouds of dust
  • 06 Jul - New victim advocate feels he's in the best career field
  • 22 Jun - New commander takes lead of ATEC's mission
  • 08 Jun - New muscle pain treatment offered at YPG Health Clinic
  • 25 May - Volunteers provide crucial YPG services
  • 11 May - New hangar protected by cascade of foam
  • 27 Apr - UFO mystery at Yuma Test Station: Early 1950's sighting never explained
  • 13 Apr - Holocaust survivors describe past horrors
  • 30 Mar - One round every two minutes; Critical artillery test conducted
  • 16 Mar - Local Engineer: A Natural Leader
  • 02 Mar - Civil Rights In America
  • 16 Feb - New visitor center coming soon
  • 02 Feb - YPG manages Army extreme cold weather testing in Alaska
  • 19 Jan - New visitor access system at Yuma Proving Ground goes into effect
  • 05 Jan - Like a rock: heavy equipment mechanic served at home, abroad
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2014

  • 08 Dec - COL Murray's Christmas Message
  • 24 Nov - In observance of Native American Month
  • 10 Nov - From furry Soldiers to family pets, YPG vet welcomes all
  • 27 Oct - Home on the range - even for tortoises
  • 19 Oct - Hispanic culture, heritage highlighted
  • 29 Sep - Honing on the range; Germans fire precision artillery rounds at YPG
  • 15 Sep - Massive explosion on Kofa Range
  • 02 Sep - YPG testing impacts safety of parachutists
  • 18 Aug - YPG major player in unmanned aircraft world
  • 04 Aug - YPG archaeologist digs through past
  • 07 Jul - R2C means action to YPG commander
  • 23 Jun - New commander ready to lead YPG into future
  • 09 Jun - Lt. Col. James DeBoer takes command of test center
  • 26 May - Outgoing test center commander shares parting thoughts
  • 12 May - Peacetime use for aerostats
  • 28 Apr - Retiree simply himself, once again
  • 14 Apr - Celebrating with the kids of our future!
  • 31 Mar - YPG museum tells dramatic 70 year story
  • 17 Mar - Commander reflects on 'most unique command in Army'
  • 03 Mar - Civil Rights in America
  • 17 Feb - Techniques for safely parachuting howitzers developed at YPG
  • 03 Feb - Vertical wind tunnel dedicated
  • 20 Jan - Vietnam veterans honored at Spirit of Yuma Festival
  • 06 Jan - Open for business: YPG's new Candlewood Suites