Joe and Nancy

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Yuma Proving Ground

 At the road from US95 into the road that goes to base gates, are these two large guns.  I assume that the proving ground tests a variety of artillery and tanks and other items that the Army employs in their arsenal of weapons and support mechanisms.  I have included a few of the items that are on display at a little park just outside the base.

I was in the Navy (Viet Nam vet) and very little knowledge of the Army stuff.  But I am posting these pics for my two Grandsons, Maxwell and Austin, as they might enjoy these machines and armaments.  And perhaps Austin's Father, Pete, who was a West Point grad and served in Kosovo and fairly certain he knows what most of these items were used for and where. 
 And the Sherman Tank, I have heard of before.  I believe this was the war horse of WW2 and later years as well.
Well, so ends our stay at the Yuma PG.  We really like it here.  There is plenty to see and keep us busy here as well as having warm days and cool nights.  Lord willing, we will be back here next year.  Today is move day.  It is Thursday, March 1, and we'll be in Phoenix later tady, and will be there for about 5 weeks or so.  Bill Cochran, my old friend and colleague at Northrop Grumman, and Nancy's old boss, will visiting for a couple weeks beginning this Saturday.  We'll get in a lot golf and see some Reds games at their spring training complex in Goodyear.  We'll be staying at the Leaf Verde RV Park in Buckeye, about 10 miles west of Goodyear.  So, till the next blog, RVing Beach Bums.