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The dispatch
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Dispatch (Dugway, Utah)
Dugway Proving Ground (Utah)
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Test Center, dozens of business processes take place every day. Each time the same steps are used to generate a report. But an inefficient process makes for missed deadlines, stressed employees and a waste of critical time lost on labor intensive documentation. A buying procedure for a major test and training range like Dugway can easily get clogged in a complex system that is not easily understood. very complex and the documents, approvals, and processes vary depending on the type of item, the type of funding and the amount of chief of the Technology Management Branch. Fixing the complex purchase process was exactly the kind of challenge Teri Street, a project management specialist, was ready to take on and solve. She began, earlier this year, searching for ways to improve the test looking to reduce the end user (scientists, engineers, and test directors) man hours spent on procurement packages, improve the overall procurement process, and speed up the execution time decided there could be no real solution without a complete analysis of each step in the process. She quickly narrowed the problem once she became aware of a particular facet that was not only bottlenecking the process to a crawl, but occasionally, brought the system to a dead stop. Often it was something minor like a misplaced document. At other times it appeared to be a major glitch in the tracking system. What she then discovered was that the end users at Dugway were swamped. She also found that if the repetitive, time consuming procurement documents and duties that end users were struggling with could be transferred to a small corps of dedicated procurement specialists, the process would work better for everyone. End users would now have more of their valuable time available to focus on the test mission. planned and briefed the West Desert Test Center leadership for approval. Once given the VOLUME 2, NUMBER 10B October 2016 By Bonnie A. Robinson DUGWAY TEST CENTER STREAMLINES PURCHASING PROCESS Domestic Violence The flag of the United States is composed of thirteen alternating red and white stripes symbolizing the thirteen British colonies that united in the bond of a new democratic republic 240 years bears fifty small, white, five pointed stars to represent the 50 United States that collectively share the bonds and responsibilities outlined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Within our country, in our states, cities, towns, our citizens all have different perspectives of what living in a democratic republic means. Many differences of opinion are voiced, and/or demonstrated every day in many ways; most expressions are peaceful, some expressions are contentious, but all opinions and viewpoints are given the right of expression; a right guaranteed by the founding documents and laws of our nation, and symbolized by the flag we fly. The flag is a unifying symbol that we look to when differences and concerns separate us. This symbol is proudly and reverently displayed from homes, schools, business and public buildings by millions of Americans every day, and our flag symbolizes our unity, in spite of our differences. Our flag represents 240 years of history; a history that has included strong and sometimes violent differences, but a history, too, of unification. The 1945 photograph of soldiers raising the US flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, stirs deep feelings of unity and national pride. During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key was a prisoner, detained aboard a British ship in Baltimore harbor on the night of Sep. 13 14, 1814. Key observed the Battle of Baltimore. At dawn, when he saw that the flag continued to wave above the assailed fortress, he wrote words that foster feelings of unity and pride when we sing, "Oh, say can you see...." The more recent photo of firefighters raising the flag at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, brings out those same feelings of unity and pride, even under the most trying of circumstances. In times when cynics and critics might seek to divide us as a nation, we can all turn with pride, reverence and determination to our unifying symbol. We can remember our history, our national heritage, and how even in the most trying of times, our flag has reminded us of our unity, in spite of our differences. The flag is our unifying proclaim our national pride and our unity. COMMAND PERSPECTIVE By Kenneth S. Gritton Ph.D Technical Director, West Desert Test Center rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the October is President Woodrow Wilson DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR Dr. Gritton speaks to the unifying power of our flag. Page 1. COMMAND PERSPECTIVE Project management specialist Teri Street takes on the purchasing challenge. Page 1&2. STREAMLINED PURCHASING Meet Spc. Sebastian Olvera, the final profile in our Hispanic Heritage Month series Page 2. OUR HISPANIC HERITAGE See the complete list from the ATEC Awards Ceremony. Page 3. WORKFORCE RECOGNIZED Firefighters sharpen critical skills at annual challenge. Page 4. FIREFIGHTER CHALLENG E AND MUCH MORE


October 2016 .mi l PAGE 2 PURCHASING PROCESS... Dugway Celebrates 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Spc. Sebastian Olvera serves as Public Health Specialist for U. S. Army Dugway Health Clinic. He is responsible for conducting preemptive medicine inventories, inspections and surveys. He is also responsible to ensure sanitary conditions are maintained in food storage and preparation, and that industrial hygiene is well maintained at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Olvera is a Hispanic American, born in Toluca, Mexico, a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City. Growing up in Mexico gave him the opportunity to live close to an extended family rich in the culture of a nation passionately proud of its history. He has easy confidence in the way he moves, raises a hand to greet one with a handshake, and a bright, welcoming smile that is animated with the vitality of youth. His instant easy going friendship is relaxed and contagious. He is a natural storyteller. place that most people might call poor. But for me, it was an absolutely perfect place. I loved having my aunts, uncles and cousins near. There was always someone nearby to share an adventure for the United States in search for better job opportunities to benefit his family. He worked long hours in the tree business. After a time, although it was hard for the family to leave their beloved Mexico, his family joined him in Painesville, Ohio. For Olvera it meant meeting new friends and learning new customs. As he learned more about his new community, he became an eager learner and new opportunities seem to appear every time he turned a corner. easily say it was the best time of my To help with his school expenses, he worked with his Uncle Salbino in a family incredibly good The shop gave his family a foundation, added value to the community and made it easier for his family get to know their neighbors and build new friendships. to feel like an extended family, even for my mother who had found leaving After high school, he began to look for opportunities that would further his really caught my eye. I felt it was the Becoming a Soldier also helped Olvera fulfill a deep commitment he felt the pride and satisfaction in his expression, his head high, his voice warmed by emotion as he talks about contributing to the family finances. steady pay check. I was able to send expenses. It makes me feel good to honor them this way. I love my family, Olvera now has a second heritage, one he whole heartily acknowledges Armed Forces. working at the clinic. I love learning new duties and gaining more experience. I enjoy serving in this community and the benefits that help avidly. Olvera is quick to credit Master Sgt. Russell Kruse, the Non commissioned officer in charge of the Health Clinic team, as paving the way for its Soldiers to work well together. for us to get to know and support one declaration of a man who trusts his leader. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Kruse held an observance with a casual dinner and a movie at the golf shack on post. For Olvera, it was an effortless way to become more familiar with his team members. Each member must work collectively to ensure the best possible service is provided to the Dugway community. This pride is noticeable in all the clinic Soldiers. background. I am proud of my Mexican heritage, my culture, my parents, Olvera has recently enrolled in college. This fall, he will begin to pursue courses with the hope of becoming a veterinarian, a dream that garden as a boy. feel about myself. I feel proud as a Hispanic American, proud to be a Soldier. I feel confident to move Spc. Sebastian Olvera, a Public Health Specialist with U.S. Army Dugway Health Clinic shares his experiences as a Soldier in the Army and talks openly about how his service has enriched his knowledge, skills and educational opportunities and provides a way to honor his heritage and commitment to his family as an Hispanic American. Photo By Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Public Affairs. By Bonnie A. Robinson 5K & 10K RUN/WALK INDIVIDUAL AND 4 PERSON MILITARY & CIVILIAN TEAM CHALLENGES 5K 10K 20K 30K 50K LODGING & DRY CAMPING AVAILABLE AT DESER T LODGE IHG AND COYOTE RUN RV PARK PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTER ONLINE AT: WWW.UTRASIGNUP.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 435 831 2318/2705 Davis said. Her next step was to standardize procedures to make it as easy as possible for the specialists who would be asked to track the progress of the approval document. To do this, Street formulated procedures taking the standardized documents and preparing flow charts and check lists in easy to understand language to assist the new specialists in streamlining the process. brainer, but with the different compartmentalized efforts, it had not been put into a comprehensive, workable process. Teri Davis added. To make the changes more manageable, Street posted all the templates and supporting information in a central online location in an easy to understand instruction packet. Finally, she gathered a small group of procurement specialists whom she trained to work with the end users. They were encouraged to be an active support team, talk and work closely together. The goal was to reduce the workload for the end users allowing them to focus on their day to day duties and testing. Street noticed that the market research improved rapidly. She was not surprised when her methods reduced the number of hours spent on packages, which she chalked up to the confidence the end users had in the specialists and the process she had implemented. EMPOWERING OUR Street is delighted with her team of specialists. have come and how much they have accomplished." EMPOWERING OUR


October 2016 .mi l PAGE 3 MEMBERS OF ATEC WORKFORCE RECEIVE RECOGNITION Length of Service 5 Years Jay Lee Milford Tiafala Length of Service 10 Years Jason Archibald Francis Bahe Deacon Dunyon Neva Hensley Daniel Ruth Lance Schaub CJ Uttech Length of Service 15 Years Brent Bixler Adam Drochner Ryan Harris Darren Jolley Geoffrey Marsh Thomas Saviano Bart Wall Length of Service 20 Years William Brown Length of Service 25 Years Doug Andersen Kenneth Gritton John Smith Dustee Thomas Lori Vanleeuwen Length of Service 30 Years Glenna Dahl Paul Davis Length of Service 35 Years Mark Marusa Certificate of Achievement Brad Barraclough Deacon Dunyon Certificate of Appreciation for SK III Support Russ Allred Jody Barrett Adam Drochner Trisha Gabbert Dave Harris Lola Hobbs Rich Holden Gary Putnam Robert Rampton Jim Robertson Ross Rosengren Mario Sandoval Robert Saxon John Smith Erik Vernon Chris Warner Rick Winegar Range Control Office Security Branch Certificate of Achievement for SK III Support Laurence Adair William Durning Kelly Elton Ralph Flores Kendal Ferguson Richard Holden Adam Hunt Steven Lyman Ralph Martinez David Mcatee Gary Putnam Adam Riley Shawn Sagers Nathan Wood Achievement Medal for SK III Support Russel Bartholomew Angela Child Tony Kemp Jedediah Smith CJ Uttech Certificate of Appreciation for JR II Support Steven Adams Robert Andersen John Anderson Michael Billings Greg Dahlstrom Rocky Fonger Darrell Garbett Alicia Haws Mark Jeffrey John Kimball Victoria Jorgensen Vincent Liddiard Mathew Lloyd Edward Martin Sun Mcmasters John Pace Paula Putnam Michael Robinson Sherri Rydalch Shawn Sagers Gregory Siddoway Quentin Stringham Daryl Ward Certificate of Achievement for JR II Support Laurence Adair Sarah Austin Ronald Berry William Brown Angie Child William Durning Ashley Erickson Kendal Ferguson Ted Fields Ralph Flores Trisha Gabbart Josephe Giese Jef Hayes Charles Hobson Ross Lang Jeremy Larsen George Lemire Norman Lian Mark Marusa David Mcatee Cameron McRae John Palmer Jeffrey Poor Gary Putnam Adam Riley James Robertson Adam Rogers Thomas Saviano Jay Schow Dean Shultz Erik Vernon Bart Wall Arnold Young Dragan Zajic Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for JR II Support Francis Bahe Daniel Bryant Deacon Dunyon James Elliot Johnny Gallegos Michael Gallegos Adam Green Richard Holden Adam Hunt Josh Langlie Albert Lopez James Pearson Kristine Russell Daniel Ruth Petr Serguievski Sun Sipex Christian Tabara Kevin Wilcock Troy Wynn Achievement Medal for Civilian Service Tony Kemp Richard Phan Jed Smith Laura Stout for Civilian Service Russell Allred John Gomes Damon Nicholson DPG Employee of the 3rd Quarter David Rhyne Duane Shields Army Test and Civilian Employee of the Year Richard Holden

PAGE 4 DPG Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 Capabilities Video USAG Dugway Change of Leadership Ceremony S/K Challenge October 2016 .mi l PAGE 5 FIREFIGHTERS HONE THEIR SKILLS AT 3RD ANNUAL FIREFIGHTER CHALLENGE The Dugway Emergency Services hosted a Firefighter Challenge, Oct. 12, at the Shocklee Fitness Center in English Village. Six teams composed of four members each participated from the Dugway Fire Department, Tooele Army Depot Fire Department and active duty members from Dugway Law Enforcement. The challenge included five critical skills that firefighters must have to story tower climb in the stairwell of the fitness center in which team members carried a 35 pound hose on their shoulders, then hoisted two 40 pound round weights from the fitness center floor to its circular running Dugway. The second obstacle was outside the center, a Keiser Sled. The sled is a steel I beam structure then simulates a forcible entry and tests a fire fighters ability to master axes and sledgehammers. The team member straddles the sides of the sled and strikes the moveable center with a 9 lb. dead blow hammer. A r unning obstacle course with a series of orange traffic cones was followed by a hose advance to test the fire fighters stamina and their precision in extinguishing a fire. The final test was a victim rescue in which a 200 pound mannequin was dragged approximately fifty feet. Strikers in a close second with 2.85 minutes. Fire Captain of the Tooele Army Deport Fire Department, Russ Feola, By Bonnie A. Robinson All photos By Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Public Affairs. AFAP Conference AFAP is the voice of the Dugway community and is open to all who wish to attend. Let your voice be heard! 27 October 2016 10:00 am to 5:00 pm MWR Community Center


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 OCTOBER 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 23/30 24/31 25 26 27 28 29 COMMUNITY CALENDAR October 2016 .mi l PAGE 6 October is Domestic Violence