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Schools in New Mexico Near Yuma Proving Ground

The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, located near the Arizona-California border, is part of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command and a multiple purpose test facility. Ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States by Money Magazine, Yuma is the ideal place to work, study, and live.

Fast facts about Yuma Proving Ground:

  • Base population: Approximately 17,693
  • Average temperature: 53-91 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Geography: Mountains and valley regions

Yuma Proving Ground Education and Recreation

Continuing your education while at Yuma Proving Ground is easy, with education assistance for servicemembers provided by the education office. There are currently two colleges nearby: Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University. Yuma County Adult Education, John E. Byrd Center for Community Literacy, and Yuma Private Industry Council offer even more opportunities for adult education.

There's much to do in your off-duty hours. Activities include golf, tennis, youth activities, fishing, water recreation, hunting, and camping. Or check out local attractions, such as Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Park, Adair Park, Cocopah Indian Museum, Roxaboxen Park, and St. Thomas Mission.

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