Yuma Proving Ground

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301 C Street
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 328-2151

About

The presence of the U.S. Army in Yuma goes back to 1850, when Fort Yuma was constructed on a hill overlooking the important Yuma crossing of the Colorado River. Soldiers at Fort Yuma maintained peace and protected the important Yuma crossing, which was used by thousands of travelers each year.

The Army constructed a second facility in 1865, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, to act as a supply base for Army posts throughout Arizona and parts of New Mexico. Supplies were delivered by riverboats and transported from the depot to military outposts by wagon. After Fort Yuma and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot closed in the 1880s, the Army did not to return to Yuma on a permanent basis until World War II.

The proving ground conducts tests on nearly every weapon system in the ground combat arsenal. Munitions and artillery systems are tested here in an area almost completely removed from urban encroachment and noise concerns. Restricted airspace controlled by the test center amounts to over 2,000 square miles. Over 3000 people, mostly civilian, work at the proving ground. It is a major economic player in Yuma County, largest single employer of civilians in the county.

(Source: https://www.yuma.army.mil/history.html)

Gate and Hours

Main Gate:24/7
Test Gate:24/7


Quick Reference

Chapel and Religious Services
LeeTan Ave.
Building #1100
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 328-3465

Dining Facility
Cactus Cafe
(928) 328-2333

Education Center
301 C Street
Bldg 501
Yuma Proving Ground AZ 85365
(928) 328-2470
DSN: 899-2470
Fax: (928) 328-3860
yumaedcenter@conus.army.mil

Family Advocacy
301 C street
Building #309
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 328-3224
(928) 920-3104(SARC 24/7 Number)

Military and Family Readiness
Mobilization and Deployment Readiness
(928) 328-2513

Public Affairs
(928) 328-6533
(928) 328-6189

Fire Emergency Services
Police Dept
(928) 328-2720

Finance
Personal Financial Management Service
301 C Street
Building #309
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 328-2513

Housing
Michaels Military Housing
1120 Cutter Ave,
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 329-9014

Legal/JAG
Command Judge Advocate’s Office
1st Street
301 C. Street
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 328-2608

Post Office
2222 S 4th Ave,
Yuma, AZ 85364
(800) 275-8777


Base Surroundings

Yuma Territorial Prison
220 Prison Hill Rd,
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 783-4771

Arizona Historical Society Sanguinetti House Museum
240 S Madison Ave,
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 782-1841

Robert J Moody Demonstration Garden
2200 W 28th St,
Yuma, AZ 85364
(314) 776-7574

Gateway Park
E 1st St & S Gila St,
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 373-5204

Yuma Territorial Prison
220 Prison Hill Rd,
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 783-4771

Casa De Coronado Museum
233 S 4th Ave,
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 783-4453

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

Name Level Name Phone
Family Support Exceptional Family Member Program (928) 328-3224
Enrollment Exceptional Family Member Program (928) 328-2666
Family Support Exceptional Family Member Program (928) 328-3224
Exceptional Family Member Program-Enrollment Hospital/Military Treatment Facility (928) 328-2666
Exceptional Family Member Program-Enrollment Hospital/Military Treatment Facility (928) 328-2502
Hospital/Military Treatment Facility Hospital/Military Treatment Facility (928) 328-3864
Inbound Household Goods/Transportation Office (928) 328-6761
Outbound Household Goods/Transportation Office (928) 328-6761
Barracks/Single Service Member Housing Housing (928) 328-2031
Barracks/Single Service Member Housing Housing (928) 328-2177
Housing Office/Government Housing Housing (928) 328-2031
Housing Office/Government Housing Housing (928) 328-2177
Housing Referral Office/Housing Privatization Housing (928) 329-9014
Health Clinic Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3864
Military Freefall School Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3864
Support Detachment Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2353
Veterinary Treatment Facility Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2064
Advanced Education Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2470
Automotive Services Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3092
Beauty Shop Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2888
Health Benefits Advisory Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2237
Health Benefits Advisory Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2293
Personnel Support Office Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2578
Chapels Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3465
Child Development Center Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3130
Child and Youth Registration & Referral - LeeTan Avenue Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3119
Relocation Assistance Program Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2513
Army Emergency Relief Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3350
Exchange (AAFES) & Military Clothing Yuma Proving Ground (928) 343-1132
Family Advocacy Program Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2324
Family Advocacy Program Yuma Proving Ground (928) 920-3104
Army Community Service Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2513
Army Community Service Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3350
Gymnasiums/Fitness Centers Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2400
ID/CAC Card Processing Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-6161
ID/CAC Card Processing Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2578
Information & Referral Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2513
Law Enforcement Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2720
Command Judge Advocate's Office Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2608
Library Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2558
Loan Closet Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2513
Loan Closet Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3350
Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2530
Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2223
New Parent Support Program Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3224
Non-Appropriated Fund - Human Resources Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2861
Non-Appropriated Fund - Human Resources Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-6183
Financial Readiness Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-3350
The Cutaway Lounge Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2333
Retirement Services Yuma Proving Ground (928) 328-2578