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Top U.S. Army officials were at the Yuma Proving Ground on Wednesday to celebrate the first phase of a project they say will guide the agency for the next 40 years. 

After serving three years as the 28th Commander at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground, Col. Ross Poppenberger is set to retire July 8. 

Yuma Proving Ground Throws 75th Anniversary Gala

Feb 6, 2018
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma Proving Ground celebrated its 75th anniversary this weekend with a free event for the public.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett was there…

Yuma Proving Ground Nears Its 75th Anniversary

Oct 31, 2017
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma Proving Ground, the U.S. Army’s weapons testing and training military installation near the city of Yuma, is coming up on its 75th anniversary in February.  And the proving ground has already begun preparations.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Giant Space Gun Sits in Arizona Desert: The Story Behind HARP

Sep 2, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

To send something into space, the accepted technique is to launch it with a rocket. In the 1960s, however, a Canadian visionary proposed the radical idea to simply shoot through the atmosphere—with a giant space gun. Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

NASA Capsule Parachute Test at Yuma Proving Ground Scrubbed

Jul 5, 2016
Maya Springhawk Robnett / Arizona Science Desk; KAWC

Scientists and technicians from NASA gathered in the desert near Yuma recently, hoping to test a parachute for the Orion Mars mission capsule.  As Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk was on-site, things didn’t quite go as planned...

Arizona Edition – In the kick-off of a new regular series on Arizona Towns and Interesting Places, KAWC’s Kim Johnson travels the region to help paint a better picture of the state.  In the first installment of the series, he takes a look at the community of–YPG? (Originally aired 08/14/14).

This piece was featured in the August 18th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

Arizona Edition - The U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground has a new commander.  The mantle of command was passed last week from Col. Reed Young to Col. Randy Murray in ceremonies that trace back to the American Revolution.  KAWC’s Kim Johnson was there and files this report…(originally aired 06/25/14).

This piece was featured in the June 25th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

Arizona Western College Launches Veteran's Art Project

Jan 30, 2014

Arizona Edition - Yuma is a military community, housing both the Marine Corps Air Station and the Yuma Proving Ground.  At Arizona Western College, an art professor recently started a program to help current military, veterans, and their families with the stresses of military (and daily) life.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…(originally aired 01/29/14).

This piece was featured in the January 29th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.

Arizona Edition - Dedication ceremonies were held at the end of last week for the newest facility on board the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground—the world's largest vertical wind tunnel.  KAWC's Kim Johnson attended and tells us why the wind tunnel is an important addition to the base...(originally aired 01/29/14).

This piece was featured in the January 29th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found in the related content section below.

Army Artwork on Display at the Yuma Art Center

Jan 14, 2013
Yuma Art Center

  This past weekend, Yuma Proving Ground and Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma prepared the 2013 Spirit of Yuma Military Festival.  The festival was in Yuma’s historic north end it featured live music and entertainment.

The festival marked the opening of an exhibit in the Yuma Art Center of art created by military personnel that will be on display for the next six weeks.  KAWC’s Michelle Faust visited the exhibit with the curator of the Yuma Proving Ground Museum and Heritage center, Bill Heidner and brings us this story…