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The dispatch
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Dispatch (Dugway, Utah)
Dugway Proving Ground (Utah)
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My five years at Dugway have been memorable and went by way too quickly. A lot of extraordinary people dedicated to making Dugway successful. Being Remote & Isolated creates its own set of unique set of opportunities. Just because some are focused on Dugway being a mean the workload is small. Everyday scores of people are working hard and within everyone the desire is to do well. This inner drive is what makes Dugway a premier I will always remember Dugway, its unique mission, unique challenges that keep your skills sharp and most of of skills that really defines Chemical/Biological Defense mission defining Dugway. Everyone working here is the defining element. opportunity to work on had the great fortune to meet. I thank everyone for the unique opportunity, wish everyone the best and will always remember Dugway. Dugway personnel are testing a variety of chemical analyzers to validate procedures that will more precisely identify chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals after an attack or industrial incident. Testing of the Common Analytical Laboratory System, or CALS, will enable military operators of portable labs and hand carried analyzers to identify chemical and biological threats with greater accuracy. Dugway is validating procedures for chemical analyzers; Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center in Maryland will validate procedures for biological analyzers later this year. The CALS test is in three phases, with phases one and two at Dugway; the third phase is at Edgewood. Petr Serguievski, test officer for the CALS test at Dugway, said that testing involves challenging commercially available chemical analyzers with chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals. Some analyzers are currently in use by U.S. forces. "CALS has a different mission than typical detectors, like JCAD (a brick sized Joint Chemical Agent Detector used by U.S. forces)," Serguievski said. "While JCAD's primary purpose is to warn of a hazard, CALS is tasked with confirmation and identification." Testing of CALS analyzers is both developmental and operational, Serguievski noted. DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR VOLUME 2, NUMBER 8B August 2016 By Al Vogel AND MUCH MORE DUGWAY VALIDATING CH EMICAL ANALYZERS TO HEIGHTEN ACCURACY Test Officer Petr Serguievski before the sealed, filtered glove box where the Common Analytical Laboratory System (CALS) test is underway at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Validating procedures for portable labs and hand carried analyzers will aid precise identification of chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals after an attack or incident. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs Photo highlights from the CYSS SAC Summer Adventure Program. Page 5. WOODCHUCK THUNDER AUGUST IS ARMY ANTITERRORISM AWARENESS MONTH FINAL FAREWELL Donald E. Smith Garrison Manager "CALS has a different mission than typical detectors, like JCAD ," Serguievski said. "While JCAD's primary purpose is to warn of a hazard, CALS is tasked with confirmation and identification." FINAL FAREWELL Some final observations from the outgoing Garrison Manager. Page 1. SEA CADETS 16 Naval Sea Cadets from around the nation tour RIAC. Page 3. VALIDATING ANALYZERS CALS test challenges commercially available chemical analyzers Page 1&2. CONGRATULATIONS From Captain to Stephen H. Cho promoted. Page 2. SLOW DOWN! Road construction continues. Where to find the latest info. Page 5. DUGWAY WEST FEST Food, games and fun. Fireworks included. Get all the details here. Page 4.


Developmental testing verifies that the chemical analyzer meets all technical requirements. Operational testing uses production representative systems and procedures, with Dugway test personnel acting as users. Part of each CALS phase includes testing for reliability, availability and maintainability: "How well it stands up to handling, how easily it's repaired," Serguievski said. "This information is used to determine the logistical needs and maintenance requirements." During Dugway testing, analyzers of various types are tested in a glove box a sealed chamber that allows equipment to be manipulated with chemically impermeable gloves. Inside the glove box, analyzers are exposed to chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals typically encountered in a clandestine lab or industrial accident. Because a chemical attack or incident could be anywhere, in any season, t he chamber's environment is adjustable, exposing analyzers to temperature and humidity extremes while procedures are validated. Dugway's phase one CALS test challenges portable chemical analyzers, small enough to be carried, that identify chemical threats in liquid, solid or air samples. Phase two at Dugway will challenge benchtop analyzers for a mobile lab that can identify, with higher specificity, a wider range of chemicals at lower levels. "It's kind of a full feature lab that can handle sample extraction and analysis using a variety of techniques, like a gas chromatograph, liquid chromatograph, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy," Serguievski said. Setup for the Dugway phases of CALS began in March, and included training for each of the test's dozen personnel. Testing is 24 hours a day, five days a week, to maximize the efficient use of labs, equipment and the portable chambers, Serguievski said. CALS testing at Dugway is expected to continue into 2017. Ultimately, the CALS test will ensure that U.S. service members, employing uniform procedures validated in Utah and Maryland, may trust their analyzers to accurately identify a chemical or biological threat and easily share the information among services. August 2016 www.dugway.a rmy .mil PAGE 2 The HazMat ID 360 is one of the chemical hazard detectors undergoing Common Analytical Laboratory System (CALS) testing at U. S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. It can identify more than 32,000 solids, liquids and gels in less than a minute, according to its manufacturer. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs Nathan Otasua, test control officer for the Common Analytical Laboratory System (CALS) test at Dugway Proving Ground, collects data and makes notes. Otasua is also a glovebox chamber operator. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs VALIDATING . CONGRATULATIONS Join us in congratulating MAJ Stephen Cho on his recent promotion. Major Cho is the director of operations at the Dugway Health Clinic in Dugway YouTube channel. For more information call: (435) 831 2784


August 2016 www.dugway.a rm PAGE 3 SEA CADETS TOUR RIAC DRONES AT DUGWAY To 16 Naval Sea Cadets from around the nation, a tour of the Rapid Integration Acceptance Center was intriguing and perhaps a glimpse at their future career. The teens, ages 14 to 18, who visited RIAC are the nation's first Sea Cadets to take advanced training on unmanned aircraft and their systems. Their studies are adapted from basic and advanced courses developed by Special Operations Command, a unified command with elements of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Marc Russon, an engineer with L 3 Communications in Utah, is a volunteer education services officer for the Utah division of Sea Cadets. Russon adapted the SOCOM courses for Sea Cadets, emphasizing STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. The adapted course includes experiments in thrust, lift and drag, and exercises in navigation and mission planning. The Sea Cadets were among 150 cadets attending two weeks' drill at the Naval Operational Support Center at Fort Douglas. Russon and Ensign April Cusumano of the Phoenix, Arizona division accompanied the cadets on their 105 mile visit to RIAC from Fort Douglas. The visitors came from New York, Massachusetts Florida, Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Virginia and Utah. The Navy Sea Cadet Corps is sponsored by the Navy League of the United States, and supported by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. Cadets have no military obligation but they learn leadership, self discipline, and are encouraged to pursue higher education. A tenant unit on Dugway, RIAC is under the Army's Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. RIAC's mission is to test unmanned aircraft and systems for quick distribution to Warfighters. Unmanned military aircraft may carry missiles, relay communications, conduct surveillance, pinpoint targets or drop critical supplies to ground forces. "Visiting the RIAC was an extraordinary experience for our Cadets and is clearly the highlight of their training," Russon later said. "Seeing the systems up close that they have been studying transforms the material from abstract notions to concrete, real world capabilities." Cusumano, the other adult volunteer, had high praise for RIAC. "Knowing our world, our country, can rest in safety due to the amazing minds of the drone creators and our military is the best feeling in the world!" she emailed. "Seeing everything that is put into a drone, in person, increases my respect tenfold." Jennifer Gillum, director of RIAC, and Nate Critchlow, RIAC's senior test officer, began the cadets' tour with a briefing. "We always love talking to the young adults and helping them learn what they want to do," Gillum said. "I don't think the young fully realize how math and engineering contribute to national security, when you look at both programs we have out here, RIAC and Dugway's (chemical and biological defense) mission." Critchlow spoke of unmanned aircraft using certain high tech methods to detect improved explosive devices. "With the normal human eye you can't see these things," Critchlow said. "We're saving lots and lots of lives with that capability." The Sea Cadets viewed Shadow, Gray Eagle and Warrior in hangars, where operators discussed each aircraft's specifications and capabilities. Cadets also spoke with operators in a control station, amazed at the array of screens and instruments both operators must monitor while flying unmanned aircraft. Each of the Sea Cadets was presented with a certificate of participation, signed by Col. Courtney Cote, the Army's Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Col. Sean Kirschner, commander of Dugway Proving Ground, praised the Sea Cadets' patriotism, and urged them to get a good education, stay fit, maintain a moral compass and consider military enlistment. Sea Cadet Brian Kadur, age 18, said he most enjoyed, "Seeing the aircraft, how they worked, their munitions, endurance and combat opportunities." "It was the coolest thing I've been to," said Sea Cadet William Christianson Jr., 15, "Just seeing all the drones and how advanced the technology is." Heather Clegg, RIAC Shadow operations lead, was impressed by the Sea Cadets. "It's great to see young adults wanting to support the Warfighter at such an early age. I didn't think they realized how much (unmanned aircraft) have to offer in different fields -and now they know." A Sea Cadet looks over an access panel on an Army Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft, at the Rapid Integration Acceptance Center at Dugway Proving Ground. Under the command of Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., RIAC is a tenant unit at Dugway. Sixteen Sea Cadets nationwide, aged 14 to 18, are studying advanced courses on unmanned aircraft and their systems. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs Sixteen Sea Cadets, and their two adult leaders, in front of a U.S. Army Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft at the Rapid Integratio n A cceptance Center at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The cadets were from all over the U.S., attending drill for two weeks at Fort Douglas, 105 miles from RIAC. They are the first Se a C adets to be in an advanced study program on unmanned aircraft. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs By Al Vogel Each of the Sea Cadets received a certificate of participation from Jennifer Gillum, director of the Rapid Integration Acceptance Center, and Col. Sean Kirschner, commander of Dugway Proving Ground. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs

PAGE 4 P AGE 4 August 2016 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES Mechanical Bull (Buck off Tournament) Pony Rides Community Talent Show Climbing Wall Bouncy House Ladder Golf Baggo FIREWORKS BBQ Chili Cook off The Lone Ranger (PG 13) 9:00 PM 11:00 PM Sponsored By JACOBS Sponsored By IHG InterContinental Hotels Group To sign up for the talent show and chili cook off call: (435) 831 2030


August 2016 www.dugway.a rm PAGE 5 UDOT UPDATE Ongoing Activities: then will start on SR 196. Beginning as early as Thursday, August 18, crews will begin repaving from milepost 16 east through Rush Valley and then head west. Residents can expect intermittent acess delays at driveways and side streets. The roadway will be restricted to one lane with flaggers. Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Expect intermittent access limitations as machines move through roadways and driveways. Work will occur Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Construction activities, dates and times are subject to change due to weather or delays. For the latest information, sign up for project email updates at or by calling the hotline 888 556 0232. For more information, visit MAJ Cho Promotion Solar Array Ribbon Cutting Town Hall Meeting DPG Commanders Cup Information provided by the Utah Department of Transportation Hiking Many other outdoor activities


COMMUNITY CALENDAR August 2016 www.dugway.a rm PAGE 6 Wendover Overnighter August 19 20 For more information on accommodations and room rates call: Outdoor Recreation at 435 831 2318/2705 AUGUST 2016 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 News, information or comment may be submitted to: DISPATCH Published bi monthly by the Public Affairs Office, Dugway Proving Ground. While contributions are solicited and welcomed, Dugway PAO reserves the right to edit all submitted materials and make corrections, changes or deletions to conform with the policies of this publication. The Editor, Dispatch, Dugway Proving Ground TEDT DP PA MS#2 5450 Doolittle Ave. Dugway, UT 84022 5022 Phone: (435) 831 3409 DSN 789 3409 Email to: Commander: COL Sean G. Kirschner Chief, PAO/Editor: Robert D. Saxon Public Affairs Specialist: Al Vogel Public Affairs Specialist: Bonnie Robinson Layout & Graphics: Robert Rampton Video & Web: Darrell Gray Please share The Dispatch with family, friends, acquaintances or anyone who might be interested in news and happenings at Dugway Proving Ground.