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The dispatch
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Dispatch (Dugway, Utah)
Dugway Proving Ground (Utah)
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Employees and residents of Dugway welcomed a new Garrison Manager during a change of leadership ceremony at the Community Club in English Village. The ceremony transferred the authority from outgoing Garrison Manager, Donald E. Smith, to the new manager, Aaron D. Goodman. Presiding over the ceremony Management Command Acting Region Director for the Central Region, Joe C. Capps, from Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Capps said he was pleased to honor Smith for a job well done and to welcome and congratulate Goodman on his selection as the new garrison leader. worked tirelessly as a well qualified leader, truly a man with the heart of a servant. You have been a steadfast builder with exceeding strengths in budgeting and manpower management. You have worked tirelessly to Capp noted a vast number of challenging projects Smith spearheaded, to include the demolition of buildings and housing no longer serviceable to make way for the modernization upgrades that facilities and operations. DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR VOLUME 2, NUMBER 9A September 2016 By Bonnie Robinson AND MUCH MORE DUGWAY PROVING GROUND GARRISON WELCOMES NEW MANAGER DUGWAY CHALLENGES CHEM/BIO DEFENSES SEPTEMBER IS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH Capps expressed he was complete the projects Smith has begun and add new projects that will build and benefit the Region, Joe C. Capps, from Fort Sam Houston, Texas presents former Garrison Manager Manager. The Installation Manager executes plans, policies, programs and procedures on matters relating to installation management and resourcing, military training and readiness, and quality of life for Soldiers and their families. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson / Dugway Public Affairs. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs By Al Vogel For the third year, manufacturers, users and developers of instruments that defend against chemical and biological agents gave their systems a realistic workout unavailable elsewhere in the world. Created by Dugway in 2014, S/K Challenge pushes the limits of detectors and software from around the world for two weeks, exposing them to simulated chemical and biological agents in realistic settings. No actual agent was used. The MDARS four wheeler platform carries a variety of chemical and biological sensors on its canopy. It is fully autonomous and may be remotely guided into areas of suspected contamination, or assist on site personnel. At the wheel is Zachery Condon, a software engineer contracted to Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center. NEW GARRISON MANAGER A morning of ceremony installs new garrison leader. Page 1&2. SKIII SETS THE STANDARD S/K Challenge reveals the strengths and weaknesses of current or developing systems. Page 1&3. ALMOST COMPLETE! Road construction enters the final stages. Where to find the latest info. Page 5. DUGWAY WEST FEST Food, games and fun. Fireworks included. Get all the details here. Page 4. New Garrison Manager Aaron D. Goodman passes the garrison flag to Command Sgt. Maj Montonya Boozier symbolizing his acceptance of the Garrison Manager position on Aug. 30, 2016 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson / Dugway Public Affairs. MCFARLAND Hispanic Heritage Month event at the Lodge. Page 5. The 4th annual Dugway Trail and Ultra Run will be here before you know it. Page 5. STARTED YOUR TRAINING YET?


September 2016 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 2 New street lights, a recreational vehicle park, a new police department building, progressive heat pump meters, a new swimming pool, and a 7.7 million solar array were highlighted as among acted to provide progressive wildland firefighting gear and a remote automatic weather station. Capps observed these endeavors have had a remarkable impact across the installation and will clearly benefit operations in the future. Smith said his five years at Dugway have been memorable but went by way too quickly. He said a lot of extraordinary people are dedicated to a remote and isolated area can create also a unique set of opportunities, Smith said. Some people may think that because Dugway is a small, remote installation, the workload is Smith, who retires to Kansas, thanked his team for their enormous support, adding he really liked it when a project came together, a success the garrison has experienced many times future, but I will take with me many complimented Command Sgt. Major decades of service to this nation. You have become a friend, partner and a mentor, I have seen your ease and confidence in dealing with any problem or in tackling every challenge, whether it be dealing with tight schedules, significant money short falls or constant appreciate your compassion, empathy and contributions. You will be forever in begun and add new projects that will Goodman is originally from Bloomington, Illinois, where he joined the Army in 1995 to become a Technical Engineering Specialist. He credits the Army providing him the opportunity to travel the world and work on diverse engineering projects both stateside and overseas in Bosnia, Croatia, and Germany. He brings these skills to Dugway. He began his civilian career with the Army in 2004. Moving quickly through the ranks, he worked his way from a Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation management trainee through all levels of management, to finally arrive at Dugway, where he has served as its FMWR director. Though the mission at DPG is under Army Test and Evaluation Command, the its police, firefighters, housing and other support activities are under IMCOM, which Goodman will oversee. that Goodman brings to the support team, along with his extensive experience in management. I have added. Goodman expressed excitement at forward to working together, securing your needs, and continuing to strengthen our partnerships for an on Leadership ceremony Aug. 30, 2016 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson / Dugway Public Affai rs. NEW GARRISON MANAGER... 2016 at the Community Club in English Village at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Smith spearheaded a number hic le park, a new police department building, progressive heat pump meters, a new swimming pool, and a 7.7 million solar array acted to provide progressive wildland firefighting gear and a remote automatic weather station. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson / Dugway Public Affairs.


September 2016 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 3 Joseph L. Corriveau, director of the Army's Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center in Maryland, has visited chemical and biological defense labs around the world, and Dugway since 1990. "There's no place else on the planet where you can find this kind of operational testing capability," he said. "Dugway sets the world standard for operational testing of defenses for biological and chemical systems." Recently, during S/K Challenge III, Canada, Norway and the United Kingdom tested detection systems. Finland, France and Israel sent observers. A variety of U.S. government offices and businesses tested systems or sent observers. S/K Challenge reveals the strengths and weaknesses of current or developing systems, and indicates which detection technologies should be pursued or abandoned. The Warfighter or investigator wearing a chemical detector as he enters a suspicious facility likely never heard of S/K Challenge, but he may benefit from it. He certainly benefits from chemical and biological defense testing conducted at Dugway. David Christian Hassell, responsible for chemical and biological defense program oversight throughout the Department of Defense, praised Dugway's facilities, remote location and dedicated personnel. Gathering some of the world's leading scientists in the field was particularly valuable, he said. "It's important to get people from different countries here," he noted. "Dugway's a fantastic resource, it's unique." The first week of S/K Challenge III, clouds of simulated agent were released inside two massive, open ended facilities. Inside the 550 foot long Joint Ambient Breeze Tunnel, point detectors sounded the alarm as simulants wafted over them. Standoff detectors, some distance from the 440 foot long Active Standoff Chamber, identified the simulant cloud it held. The following week, visitors brought their systems to a grid approximately 7 miles on each side. Here, simulants were disseminated across the high desert plain by compressed air, mechanisms and explosives. Visitors monitored their downwind detectors, or their software's ability to communicate across numerous systems. All releases are at night, mimicking a typical biological release (many biological agents are harmed by the sun's ultraviolet rays). Chemical and biological simulants were released each night, providing equal opportunity to both types of detectors. S/K is short for the Greek phrase Sophos Kydoimos "Wisdom over the din of battle." It's a fitting phrase for chemical and biological detectors that must wisely identify a specific threat within a mass of everyday chemicals and harmless microbes. An observing officer from the New Zealand Defense Force had never been to Dugway. He was most impressed by the Active Standoff Chamber, and Dugway overall. "It's great. It's amazing. We could never dream of building this kind of facility." Another New Zealand observer, a civilian specialist in chemical, biological and radiological defense, said she'd like to see New Zealand military personnel train at Dugway, or have Dugway trainers travel to New Zealand. Dugway has an excellent reputation for training military, firefighters, police and other units how to recognize and deal with a suspected chemical or biological lab, stockpile or attack. Dugway collected data from each release type of simulant, amount, wind speed, direction and temperature and put them through a validation process called "refereeing." Dugway never sees the data generated by visitors' systems. S/K Challenge costs visitors significantly less than testing because costs are shared: one simulant release serves many. Since Dugway doesn't have to validate visitors' data, or write a test report, S/K Challenge costs far less than testing. "Cost sharing allows for significant savings," said John Gomes, test officer for West Desert Test Center's Special Programs Division. "We also provide all participants a complete data package, including all the data from the Dugway referee systems. The participants can use the Dugway data package for comparison to the data their technologies collected." Army Maj. Sean Barbaras, a liaison officer to Pacific Command in Hawaii for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and combat veteran, eyed detection systems at S/K Challenge III with the perspective of how a Warfighter might tactically deploy them. "My general impression is that we're on the right road. We're not quite there yet, but we're on the path. As a scientist and Soldier, I appreciate that there's a chasm between the two (vocations). It's a work in progress. Using new capabilities requires research in development, as well as extensive real world testing, which is exactly what we're doing here." CHEM/BIO DEFENSES... Jeff Hayes, a physical scientist with Dugway's Chemical Test Division, monitors the concentration of chemical simulant in the Active Standoff Chamber. The chamber uses downdrafts of air to keep the simulant from escaping, while standoff detectors detect the simulant from a distance, outside. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs Two private industry scientists prepare their standoff detector for a simulated agent trial with the distant Active Standoff Chamber (not pictured). Standoff detectors detect a chemical or biological cloud at a distance, avoiding contamination of the system and those operating it. Dugway Proving Ground is noted for its stunning sunsets and sunrises. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs. Jacob Bowman of Night Vision Labs and Electronic Sensor Director, contracted to Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center in Maryland, monitors a software program that shares information with other ECBC personnel monitoring a simulant release. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs. Josh Herron (left), research scientist with Dugway Proving Ground, and Michael Wojcik of the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University, prepare a referee standoff detector before a trial. The university has worked with Dugway for eight years, developing accurate referee systems whose data is used as a trusted baseline. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs.


September 2016 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 4 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


UDOT UPDATE Information provided by the Utah Department of Transportation Ongoing Activities: Asphalt tie in to driveways and connecting roads begins Sep 6 (Asphalt driveways will have asphalt tie in; gravel driveways will have gravel tie in). Resurfacing complete on SR 199 in Rush Valley by Sep 8. Signage and delineators installation had been on hold, but should begin Sep 8 and should take approximately a week. Soft spot repairs will begin late the week of Sep 6. Striping on SR 199 begins Sep 9. Final project work (Sep 15 30) includes taking care of any asphalt and construction debris) from the sides of the roads. The entire project is on track and should be completed by the end of September. Construction activities, dates and times are subject to change due to weather or subcontractor issues. For the latest information, sign up for project email updates at or by calling the hotline 888 556 0232. For more information, visit: Innovation: Glovebox Update MG Karbler Assesses Glovebox Project MAJ Cho Promotion Ceremony Innovation Solar Photovoltaic Array Town Hall Meeting Wendover September 16 For more information on accommodations and room rates call: Outdoor Recreation at 435 831 2318/2705 September 2016 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 5 For more information call: (435) 831 2318/2705 Family Friendly Movie Presentation at MCFARLAND, USA Based on the true story of track coach Jim White (played by Kevin Costner), a newcomer to a predominantly Latino high school in California's Central Valley. Coach White and his new students find that they have much to learn about one another, but things begin to change when White realizes the boys' exceptional running ability. More than just physical prowess drives the teens to succeed; their strong family ties, incredible work ethic and commitment to their team all play a factor in forging these novice runners into champions. There will be two opportunities to see the movie: 21 September 1115 1330 22 September 1500 1730 Enjoy popcorn, drinks and free food sampling of traditional Hispanic American food. 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Event For more information contact the Dugway EEO Office at: (435) 831 3611


COMMUNITY CALENDAR Please share The Dispatch with family, friends, acquaintances or anyone who might be interested in news and happenings at Dugway Proving Ground. 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 SEPTEMBER 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 SUMMER SAFETY TIP For most people, water is the best thing to drink to stay hydrated. September 2016 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 6