Yuma Proving Ground

Archaeology at YPG

Oct 7, 2014

The challenges of preserving historic sites at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground...

Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world. The over 1300 square mile facility is used to test nearly every weapon, vehicle and piece of equipment used in the military.

The testing areas at YPG are so vast that in some parts of the installation there are sites and artifacts that are thousands of years old.

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 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.

C-RAM System Testing at Yuma Proving Ground

Oct 23, 2013
Yuma Proving Ground

The Yuma Proving Ground recently conducted new tests on the C-RAM system, a weapon which spits out bursts of gunfire.  KAWC's Maya Springhawk Robnett reports...

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