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VLK owner Ken Licklider and Lead Trainer Luther McDonald talk with PFC Clark after TEDD drills at the Yuma Proving Ground.

VLK owner Ken Licklider and Lead Trainer Luther McDonald talk with PFC Clark after TEDD drills at the Yuma Proving Ground. (View larger version)

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  • The Yuma Proving Ground is located in Yuma, AZ.

  • Yuma is the largest city in Arizona outside of the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas.

  • The city of Yuma that exists today was first called Arizona City when it was founded in 1871.

  • The first plane to touch down in the state of Arizona landed in Yuma in 1911.

  • The Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the western world, from a geographical standpoint.

  • The developmental testing of the AH-64 Apache Helicopter was completed at the Yuma Proving Ground.

  • Gunnery Sgt. Kristopher "Gunny" Knight runs the TEDD program at the Yuma Proving Ground.

  • Approximately 36,000 parachute drops take place each year at the Yuma Proving Ground.

  • Over 3,000 of Yuma County's residents are employed by the Yuma Proving Ground.

  • On June 14, 2012, the United States Army celebrated its 237th birthday.

  • The first ATV's were sold in the United States in the early 1970's.

  • In 2010, there were an estimated 115,000 ATV related injuries that required emergency-room treatment.

  • In 2010, an estimated 25% of all people injured on All Terrain Vehicles were under the age of 16.

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