Public Affairs Office
The Yuma Proving Ground Public Affairs Office (PAO) serves as the primary point of contact for those who may be interested in learning more about Yuma Proving Ground. By providing timely and accurate information about the installation, its facilities, activities and workforce, the YPG Public Affairs Office personnel are able to work closely with local, regional, and national media representatives, to tell the YPG story.
Command Information-The YPG PAO uses a variety of tools to share information with our military, civilian and resident populations. The command information products include the YPG newspaper called The Outpost, this website, gate marquees and YPG’s social media outlets. To have your event shared with the YPG community, please call or email the public affairs office.
Community Relations-Community Relations is a key function of the Public Affairs Office. Arranging Army participation in local events and working with schools and other community-based organizations are only a few of the many ways in which the Public Affairs Office serves as a vital link between YPG and the surrounding community. For more information on community relations events call (928) 328-6189.
Community Support Request-Thank you for your interest in Yuma Proving Ground's support to our communities! Our goal is to offer knowledgeable, engaging speakers as well as Soldier support to your events. The information requested below is required to evaluate the event appropriateness and compliance with Department of Defense policies and for coordination with the units involved.
It's never too early to begin planning your event, and we want to be a part of that plan. Please complete the attached form at least 60 days prior to the event.
Once you have completed the request form, email it directly to the following email addresses: email@example.com
Media Relations-Media Relations works with external media organizations to tell YPG’s story through television and radio stations, newspapers, and social media. All media inquiries and concerns about public information should be referred to (928) 328-6189.
Media Approval for Installation Event Coverage-All media must have approval and an escort prior to entering YPG and covering any event. YPG Police will detain unannounced media at the gate and will contact the Public Affairs Office for instruction. Therefore media interested in covering installation activities, arranging an escort or receiving information on upcoming media opportunities should contact the Public Affairs Office at (928) 328-6189.
Please Note - Our office does not facilitate "reaction" stories (stories seeking service member or military family member reactions to issues of current interest or events) and "person-on-the-street" interviews - reporters may solicit military personnel and their families for their reactions to current events via other means, but we will not use military resources to provide an escort onto the installation for these types of stories. Possession of a military-issued ID card or visitor pass does not constitute permission to conduct news gathering activities on any part of the installation - including family housing - without a public affairs escort. Pass-holders and/or the visitor's military sponsor may be held responsible if a pass or military ID is misused.Webmaster-The webmaster for this site is the YPG Public Affiars Office and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1,300 square mile installation with a widely dispersed workforce, making the publication of particular importance. To read more about YPG and the dedication the installation has to the Army mission click the Outpost image.