Contact ACS for useful information to help answer questions you may have and make the process as smooth as possible.
Exceptional Family Member Program: The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to families with special needs. Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a family member with a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.
Family members must be screened and enrolled, if eligible, when the soldier is on assignment instructions to an OCONUS area for which command sponsorship/family member travel is authorized and the soldier elects to serve the accompanied tour. This screening consists of medical records review for all family members and developmental screening for all children 72 months of age and younger.
Soldiers are responsible for keeping their EFMP enrollment current as exceptional family member condition changes or at least every three years, whichever comes first.
For more information about EFMP, contact your installation EFMP manager at Army Community Service, Bldg 309, at (928) 328-3224.
Army Family Advocacy Program: Community education informs the military community of the extent and nature of spouse and child abuse, and focuses awareness of family violence, how to report it, and available FAP services. The purpose is to promote community support and encourage early referral. Information is disseminated through monthly media contacts, presentations to groups, and participation in all appropriate special military community and unit events, and sponsoring special theme events throughout the year. For parents of children six years old and under who would like to improve their parenting skills, referrals are available to the New Parent Support Program offered by MCAS Yuma.
For more information about Family Advocacy, contact your installation Family Advocacy Program Specialist at Army Community Service, Bldg 309, at (928) 328-3224.
Family Violence Prevention: Commander Education - IAW AR 608-18, unit commanders are briefed regarding the FAP to ensure that commanders at all levels are aware of the following: the nature of spouse and child abuse and how to prevent it, FAP policies and procedures, Command responsibilities for identification, reporting, and coordination with the Case Review Committee, information on FAP prevention and treatment services, and mandatory briefing requirements for unit commanders within 45 days prior to or following assumption of command. If you are in need of a commanders briefing please contact FAP Prevention Specialist at 928-328-3224.
Troop education consists of annual education for all soldiers on the family dynamics of spouse and child abuse, availability of prevention and treatment services, and the Army's policies regarding family violence. To schedule troop trainings please contact FAP Prevention Specialist at 928-328-3224.
Professional education provides semi-annual education for professionals /paraprofessionals who work with children to ensure they are aware of the seriousness, causes and effects, and identification and reporting responsibilities of child abuse. This includes those persons working in all areas of Child and Youth Services. To schedule a professional training for your staff please contact FAP Prevention Specialist at 928-328-3224.
Army Financial Readiness: The Financial Readiness Program offers programs to improve personal financial management skills and enhance individual ability to perform as an informed consumer. Individual and group sessions are provided in personal money management topics that range from basic budget development through retirement planning.
This program assists unit commanders and leaders in training Service Members and Family Members in personal financial readiness to include banking services, the military pay system, budget development, wise use of credit, debt management, and consequences of indebtedness, auto buying and major purchases, Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) and retirement planning.
The Financial Readiness Specialist conducts the mandatory Financial Readiness Training (FRT) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) counseling for first term Service Members and checkbook management classes for Soldiers that have written insufficient fund checks. These classes are conducted at the Army Community Service office. Please call to make an appointment.
Yuma Proving Ground Financial Readiness Office
301 C Street, Bldg. 309
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 328-2513 DSN 899-2513
(928) 328-2597 (Fax)
Outreach Services: We’re here to inform the Yuma Proving Ground Community about the support services available and to promote ACS programs and services. Our goal is to reach out to those who have the greatest level of need, but are least likely to seek out and take advantage of available services until they’ve reached a state of crisis. An emphasis is placed on programs that promote resilience, self-reliance and stability. For assistance, contact ACS Community Outreach at (928) 328-3096.
Relocation Readiness: The Relocation Readiness Program provides information, services, guidance, and assistance to Service Members, ARNG, Reservists, and DoD Personnel and their Family Members who are making a PCS move to or from the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Ground Community.
Temporary loan of basic household goods for 30 days, extensions are available if needed. Household items listed below are just some of the items in our lending closet. Call for more details.
Baking Dishes - Blenders - Brooms - Cars seats - Coffee Makers - Cooking Utensils - Dish Drainer - Cribs - Crock Pots - Dishes - Electric Can Opener - Glassware - Microwaves - Mixing Bowls Mops/Buckets - Pots and Pans - Strollers - Toaster Ovens - Toasters - Vegetable Steamers
SHARP Program:If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been:
Go to a safe location away from the attacker immediately.
Contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate (VA) or law enforcement (military or civilian).
Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of becoming pregnant or acquiring a sexually transmitted disease. Ask the healthcare provider to conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE) to preserve forensic evidence. If you suspect you had been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected.
Preserve all evidence of the assault. Do not bathe, wash your hands, eat or drink or brush your teeth. Do not clean or straighten up the crime scene.
Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.
The goals of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program are to:
- Create a climate that minimizes sexual assault incidents, which impacts Army personnel, Army civilians, and family members, and, if an incident should occur, ensure that victims and subjects are treated according to Army policy.
- Create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault without fear.
- Establish sexual assault prevention training and awareness programs to educate.
- Ensure sensitive and comprehensive treatment to restore victims' health and well-being.
- Ensure leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding response to sexual assault victims, thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual assault, and take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action.
For more information:
Amberly’s Place 24/7 Crisis Response
1 (928) 373 - 0849
U.S. Army SHARP Program
Victim Advocate: (928) 328 - 2324
SARC: (928) 328 - 2501
Army Sponsorship Program: Are you about to make a PCS move? If so, then you should request a sponsor with your new duty station. Sponsors serve as your "representative" before you arrive, provide information to you, and show you around upon your arrival.
If you are coming to United States Army Yuma Proving Ground, you can request a sponsor at Yuma Proving Ground
On orders to Yuma Proving Ground? If so, you can request a sponsor online. Simply complete DA Form 5434, Request for Sponsor save it, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be forwarded to the Installation Military Personnel Division, Sponsorship Liaison at commercial 928-328-2578/616, DSN 899-2578/6161.
Your request will go directly to military personnel who will determine your new Unit and forward the request to the unit.
If you are going elsewhere, you should check the gaining installation's web site and the gaining unit's site to determine if they offer online sponsorship requests. If not, you will have to apply for sponsorship using DA Form 5434. You will have a chance to complete this form at your reassignment briefing.
If you make a move and do not have a sponsor before the move, you can request a "reactionary" sponsor to provide assistance after reaching your new installation.
Army Sponsorship Links
DA Form 5434 - Request for Sponsor
AR 600-8-8 The Total Army Sponsorship Program Regulation
eSponsorship and Training (eSAT) Website
Army In/Out Processing Sponsorship Surveys
If you are going to Europe or Korea, you can request a sponsor online. Simply visit the sponsorship site for:
Sponsorship reaffirms the Army's commitment to take care of our Soldiers, Civilians and their Families when transitioning between duty stations.
Child Development Center (CDC): The Army offers military and civilian personnel top quality childcare and youth activities. YPG’s Child Development Center is a fully accredited child development program. It provides age-appropriate opportunities and carefully planned and supervised activities that focus on each child's individual needs and interests.
Youth Services (YS): YS is committed to providing quality programming for young people. The Middle School/Teens (MS/T) program is designed for youth in grades 6-12. The Youth Center offers a variety of social and leisure time activities. Check with the Youth Center for upcoming dances, lock-ins, field trips, holiday events, craft projects, sports activities, camps, and much more.
School Age Services (SAS): School Age Services offers age appropriate activities for children in 1st through 5th grade. Before and after school programs are available.
Programs and Activities offered are:
- Computer Lab/Technology
- Homework Center/Power Hour
- Science and Nature
- Special Interest Clubs
- Life Skills, 4-H Clubs
- Boys and Girls Club of America affiliate
- Arts and Crafts
- Music and Sports
- Self-directed and programmed age appropriate activities
- Before and After School Care
- Holiday, Summer, and Day Camps
- Hourly program/Open recreation
- Special Needs Inclusion
Library: Our library can take care of all your leisure and educational needs. We offer several Commercial ISP computer stations and free Wi-Fi service. We also offer interlibrary loan service, Summer Reading Program, and over 40,000 items, make going to the library a popular and well worthwhile activity.
Please call for more information
YPG POST LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Electronic Card Catalog
Summer Reading Program
ARMY DIGITAL MEDIA LIBRARY: Active Duty personnel, Army civilians, contractors, retirees and family members can download FREE ebooks and audiobooks from the wide selection available at the Army Digital Media Library.
- Worldwide Army MWR Library eBook Collection
- Zinio Digital Magazines
- Rosetta Stone Language Learning
- EBSCO eBook & eAudio Collection
- Ancestry.com Library Edition
Coyote Lanes Bowling Center: Coyote Lanes is more than just a bowling alley – it also houses our movie theatre. The Coyote’s menu offers a variety of burgers, pizza, submarine sandwiches, and Mexican favorites as well. Our eclectic, slightly retro décor provides fun and food the whole family will enjoy.
Auto Skills Center: We have the tools if you have the time! YPG’s Auto Skills Center offers amateur mechanics and auto enthusiasts a fully equipped, four bay do-it-yourself service center.
Kahuna Lagoon Community Swimming Pool: Take the plunge and cool-off during our hot desert summers. The kids will love our new water slides and Splash pad water playground that features two water cannons, a water archway and loads of cool water! Our Kahuna lagoon pool also offers a spray ground that gives children water-filled galaxy of fun for hours. Don't feel like swimming, no worries, we have you covered under our relaxing pool side patio, or our more private Cabana's. Escape the desert heat and join us at the Kahuna Lagoon Swimming Pool. The Kahuna Lagoon pool is a beautiful 25 meter L shaped outdoor pool offering a 75-foot sliding tube, and a diving board that is always ready to launch you off into cool crystal waters. Family & MWR takes everyone's safety seriously, which is why there are always American Red Cross certified lifeguards on duty. Kahuna Lagoon Swimming Pool is a place for relaxation and fun for all authorized patrons.
Open May - September
Call (928) 328-2400 for information.
Food, Club, Beverage, & Entertainment
The Cactus Cafe: As the Proving Ground's flagship dining facility, we take pride in offering a full service, full menu selection that features an array of dishes designed to please most any palate. The Cactus Cafe offers a relaxed dining experience amid a stylish, southwestern decor. Patio dining is also available.
The Cutaway Lounge: Looking for a place to unwind after work? The Cactus Cafe's Cutaway Lounge is YPG's neighborhood pub and full-service cocktail lounge. Enjoy billiards, darts, and our state of the art digital music on demand system.
ROC Garden Cafe: Get your morning off to a great start with your favorite Starbucks® coffee drink! Located in the Range Operations Center, the ROC Garden Cafe first-class dining facility that features all the amenities you expect from Java Cafe. The ROC Garden offers a complete breakfast menu and an wide array of specialty sandwiches, burgers, salads and a daily lunch special.
KFR Roadrunner Cafe: Located on the Kofa Firing Range, the Roadrunner is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday.
Commissary: The Commissary provides military personnel, retirees, their families and other authorized patrons grocery shopping at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge. Shoppers save an average of 30 percent or more on their purchases compared to commercial prices.
AAFES Mini Mall: The AAFES Shoppette/Troop Store offers the YPG community convenient shopping for military clothing, grocery items and household essentials. The mini mall includes a barbershop, launderette and a 24/7 self-service gas station.
Recreation & Travel: Tired of just seeing all shades of desert browns? Want to get out of town and fish, shop, explore some sights, or just wander around a major city? Well then the Outdoor recreation trips program is just the thing. There is at least one trip planned every month to either, San Diego, Phoenix, or something a little more local.
Call (928) 328-3989 or (928) 328-2400 more information.
MULTI-SPORT COURT:The sports branch also features a golf driving cage, batting cage with both slow pitch softball and baseball pitching machines, a golf putting surface, tennis court, and pickle ball/multi-racquet sports court. There are age restrictions depending on the activity chosen, but in general you must be 15 or older to use this facility unless a child is accompanied by a parent or adult.
Contact the Fitness center staff (928) 328-2400 for all the details.
INTRAMURAL SPORTS: From basketball to table tennis, softball to golf, the intramural sports program has something for all athletes. A year round calendar of events will keep you as busy as you want to be. For more info contact the Fitness Center staff at (928) 328-2400. Be sure to visit and join our Sports & Fitness Group on Facebook.
Youth Sport Program: Our Sports program offers children and youth ages 3 to 12 opportunities to develop good sportsmanship and healthy physical fitness skills. We offer Smart Start to help children develop the basic skills in each sport that will enable them to successfully participate in team sports. We partner with Yuma MCAS to provide the following team sports: Soccer, baseball, flag football, and basketball. Cheerleading is also offered during flag football. Sports for 3 and 4 year olds are offered intramurally on-post.
Registration for each sport is provided through Parent Central Registration (928) 328-3130. All players will receive a uniform and an award at the end of each sport season. Volunteer coaches are utilized for each sport.
Skate Park/Rollerblade Park: Kids love our skate park! Skate Park is one of the premier skate parks in the country. Modular in design, the park boasts an array of features that will thrill any skateboard or rollerblade enthusiast.
Fitness Center: Whether you are trying to bulk up, lose those extra pounds, or just stay in shape, YPG’s fitness center has what it takes to help you reach your fitness goals. The center offers state-of-the-art cardio equipment, a wide variety of Nautilus machines and free weights, aerobics classes, and a basketball court.