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A united effort of Yuma County to support our military assets and make our voices heard.
The Yuma 50 is a united effort of Yuma County to support our military assets and make our voices heard. America’s armed forces deliver a huge economic benefit to our community. Yuma County’s military assets provide tens of thousands of jobs and pump over a billion dollars into our economy every year. But that could be at serious risk due to actions of our federal government: sequestration, predicted budget cuts, and the uncertain future of military bases.
OUTPOST OUTSPKEN, the official biweekly podcast of U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) that debuted in December, is now available on a variety of popular streaming services.
While still available for listening at the Defense Visual Information Distribution Site at https://www.dvidshub.net/podcast/498/outpost-outspoken, it can now also be found on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio.
Those with Amazon’s popular Alexa service, for example, can ask the virtual assistant to play the most recent episode of the podcast.
The podcast’s name derives from the post’s newspaper, published continually since 1951 and known as The Outpost since 1981. The newspaper is a unifying force that highlights the totality of YPG’s test mission– a person who reads each issue gets a much broader view of YPG than he or she would from their desk or work area alone. Each issue of the newspaper can also be accessed at https://www.yuma.army.mil/outpost.
Unlike some Army newspapers, the overwhelming majority of The Outpost’s content is produced by writers on post, as opposed to generic ‘filler’ material distributed by the Department of the Army.
Outpost Outspoken is guided by this same ethos and released every two weeks. In the most recent episode, Combat Automotive Team Lead Rob Fillinger on his journey from Motown to Y-Town during the Great Recession of 2008. Plus, Ryan Ingham, electronic technician for YPG’s meteorology team, talks about his intense passion for endurance running.