U.S. Army Garrison Yuma Proving Ground

The Military Free Fall School (MFFS) needed permanent facilities and infrastructure to train more than 2,000 Special Operation Forces (SOF) students each year at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). Students are recruited from such elite organizations as the U.S. Army Special Forces and Rangers, Navy SEALs, Marine Raiders, Air Force Para-Rescue and Combat Controllers, and foreign military partners. Currently the training, support, and aviation support are spread across 18 outdated buildings at the airfield and cantonment area, creating inefficiencies in training.

Barge Design Solutions, working as part of our Barge | emersion DESIGN Joint-Venture (BEJV) team and supported by Advanced Engineering Consultants (AEC), FireLogix Engineering, Crawford Consulting Services and Terracon, began executing three contracts in 2018 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Louisville District. The contracts were to design a 49,000-SF, $48 million two-bay maintenance hangar to hold two C-27J Spartan aircraft; a new $12 million Ready Building to house the students in training at YPG; and a new 150,000-SF, $52 million state-of-the-art “schoolhouse” Advanced Training Complex. This project will directly improve mission readiness, providing expeditious service to the maintainers and operators.

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The U.S. Army celebrated the groundbreaking for a new hangar at YPG to support efforts of the MFFS, part of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

We are thrilled to be part of this pivotal project. Read more details here.

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