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VOLUME 3, NUMBER 3B March 2017 Officials of the Dugway Mission and Installation Contracting Command hosted a free vendor event Feb. 23 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving provide information on contracting opportunities for small businesses with the Army Test and Evaluation Command, Installation Management Command and other Dugway organizations. offers an opportunity for small business owners to gain exposure to the test center, expand their prospects for future solicitations and network with other small MICC Dugway director, whose office organized and hosted the event. The majority of vendors more than 60 individuals DUGWAY MICC HOSTS UTAH SMALL BIZ OUTREACH EMPOWERING THE By Bonnie A. Robinson Greetings! I hope you all are as excited as I am to be getting this early taste of lately. As I sit here contemplating the fast approaching throes of summer, I am also reminiscing on a few amazing feats of heroism, diversity, skill, and professionalism that I was able to witness this past winter in a few of our teammates. Allow me to tell you their stories. Mr. Sipex Sun, an engineer in our Test Support Division, was recognized as a winner of the 2017 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award. And to be clear, this was not a wide recognition. I had the great honor to accompany Mr. Sun to Seattle where he received this honor to fanfare that rivaled the Oscars ceremony. His story is one of bravery, sacrifice, dedication, and commitment to his Family and his new country after surviving the despotic Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia as a child. The work he does for the Test Center has a direct impact on Soldier readiness as he solves wicked problems and develops/designs test fixtures for some of our most complex and unique requirements. Dr. Brian Bennett, Chief of the Biological Test Branch, is a piano virtuoso in his free your average run of the mill musician. He can often be found playing in the most prestigious performance and jazz venues along the Wasatch Front to include the Gallivan Center and The Acoustic Space. Kristi and I were fortunate enough to get to see him in concert in January at The Grand Theater in Salt Lake City where we were absolutely amazed at his performance. Given the scope, time requirements, and importance of his daily duties as the leader of BTB, his ability to balance this other talent of his is simply inspirational. I would encourage you to see him the Mr. Boyce Thompson is a security guard protecting national assets at the Test Center. His story is one of incredible bravery, competence, and selfless service. On 7 March, he saved by her burning home in Taylorsville. Without hesitation, he pulled the woman out of the house and immediately began CPR. When he started, she was not breathing and did not have a pulse. He revived her three times before paramedics arrived to relieve him. At last report, the woman was recovering well. Suffice it to say that his actions that day represent the best of us and makes me very proud and humbled to serve alongside him. serve a few purposes. First, simply to keep you informed of some of the great things going on around you here at our small, but significant installation. Second, to show you how our diversity of talents and cultures makes us stronger and prouder as an organization. And finally, to inspire you to achieve more than you think you can and to be brave, bold, and courageous when that moment strikes and your skills and talents are needed the most. As always, very proud to serve with each of you. COMMAND PERSPECTIVE By COL Sean G. Kirschner Commander, U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground Jean Baker, a project manager with the Command Initiative Group at West Desert Test Center talks with Wade Waits, a small business owner during the Mission and Installation Contracting Command outreach vendor fair, Feb. 17 at the Dugway said. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Public Affairs About 60 small business owners attended the Mission and Installation Contracting Command outreach vendor fair Feb. 17, at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The Special Programs Division, the Chemical Test Facility and the Directorate of Emergency Service, Public Works and the Logistic Readiness Center along with eight other organizations came to discuss possible contracting opportunities at Dugway. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Public Affairs DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR AND MUCH MORE Our diverse talents and cultures makes us stronger and prouder. Page 1. COMMAND PERSPECTIVE SMALL BIZ OUTREACH Small business owners learn more about doing business with Dugway. Page 1&2. Royal Air Force Regiment Gunners receive advanced chemical and biological training. Page 3. GUNNERS AT DUGWAY Month edition. Page 5. 1Q4A A few who have achieved fame or distinction with surprising Dugway ties. Page 4. DUGWAY FAME


March 2017 il PAGE 2 EMPOWERING THE SMALL BIZ OUTREACH... Starting Monday, March 20th The New Hours of Operation will be: Monday Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Friday Sunday & Holidays: Closed were from Salt Lake City or various areas along the Wasatch Front from Ogden to Provo, Utah. Other vendors traveled from southern Utah and adjacent western states. Col. Sean Kirschner, a welcome and thanked attendees for braving a blizzard like storm that made plus miles southwest of the Wasatch Front and beyond more than a For most attendees, it was their first introduction to the proving ground. Kirschner video to explain its role as a Major Range and Test Facility and evaluation of chemical and biological defensive equipment to protect our Kirschner said. Attendee Emmett Joyner, a general contractor for a nation wide network of asphalt paving idea of the size or scope of the the commander took time to greet us. The video really added. Attendees appeared especially eager to make connections with representatives of the Chemical Test Facilities and the Special Programs Division. Special Programs and the Test Management Branch showcased their abilities using videos and displays, which attracted a number of attendees. Many waited patiently in line to talk to Damon Nicholson, a program manager of Test Management Branch and John Gomes, test officer of Special Programs. Nicholson said he was helped identify potential vendors. We talked with people about services we might never have known about Chase Naisbitt, a chemist with CP Industries of Salt Lake City, said he valued the time to ask questions of test officers who are familiar with working difficult for small businesses, like me, to contact decision makers. This is a terrific opportunity to ask questions the type of products and services that would be Other attendees focused on meeting representatives from Installation Management Emergency Services, the Directorate of Public Works, the Metal Shop and the Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices. Moises Cook, of Energy Efficiency Construction located in West Jordan, Utah said he his specialized business. Jim Krulic of SIEGE Enterprises, a service disabled veteran who drove from St. George, Utah expressed his appreciation that the venue offered a place to sit and exchange information with other trades and industries. when an opportunity will First time attendees were encouraged to register with FedBizOPs, the Federal information network on government contracts over $25,000. By using this network, small businesses can search, monitor and retrieve material about contracts, products and services from the entire Federal Contracting community. The event was also an opportunity for attendees to talk with a Small Business Specialist from the MICC Office of Small Business Programs like Angela Arwood (Gallegos). Arwood was quick to suggest to several business owners that they should add contacts to past profitable performances to strengthen their capabilities statements. federal contract sites can be an event like this allows businesses a behind the scenes chance to reach out and ask personal questions, something that might be more Arwood encouraged small businesses to explore teaming up on a contract when building a performance portfolio. larger businesses, which are already performing government contracts, allows a smaller business to gain valuable insights, especially if they are new to the federal Keith Christensen, deputy Technical Assistance Center said they unite MICC for two small business outreach events each year, businesses identify contracting prospects and offer technical these businesses to grow and succeed. We appreciate all that Dugway has done in In 2016, Dugway MICC awarded $30,883,847 in contracts to small business in professional, scientific and technological services, public administration, waste management, manufacturing, construction, and computer, office machines and other electronic equipment. Jared Hammer, Kimberly Klein, Suzanne and Brittany Kempt, from Tooele and Lake Point in Utah County, listen to opening remarks at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Dugway outreach vendor fair Feb. 17 at the community club at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The event offered an opportunity for small business owners to gain exposure to the test center and expand their prospects for future solicitations. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Public Affairs Grant Salisbury of ANNIK Engineering of Draper, Utah shares a business flyer with Herb Davila, a project manager and test officer and Dr. Richard A. Phan of the Analytical Science Section at the chemical Test Division Feb. 17 at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command outreach vendor fair at the Community Club. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Public Affairs Small business owner James Holmes shares a business card with John Gomes, a test officer, and Damon Nicholson, a program manager both with Special Programs Division during the Mission and Installation Contracting Command outreach vendor fair, Feb. 17 at the Dugway Community Club. Holmes said it was interesting to learn Public Affairs Office For an appointment call: (435) 833 6172 English Village Weds 0800 1100 Bldg. 5124, Rm #212 Phone: (435) 831 2338 Ditto Weds 1300 1600 Bldg. 4542 Phone: (435) 831 5921


For more than 14 years, a contingent of United Kingdom Royal Air Force Gunners from 20 (Defence CBRN) Wing has eagerly traveled from the U.K. to the vast desert of northwestern Utah for some of the world's most advanced training in chemical and biological defense. The 20 Wing's mission is to deliver specialist Counter CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) Force Elements readiness, provide advice, and support its Ministry of Defence and other government departments, the U.K. mainland and overseas contingency operations. At Dugway, the specially trained R.A.F. Regiment Gunners (the proper term for R.A.F. Regiment members) expand their counter CBRN knowledge and skills they get a chance to build on their Tactics, Techniques and Williams, program manager with Dugway's Special Programs Division. Training mirrors actual practice. A small team of Gunners in full protective gear is led by a sergeant into a mock hotel. Within, is a mock laboratory created from authentic equipment to provide them with a realistic chemical or biological agent scenario. Each team is accompanied by a subject matter expert a Dugway biologist or chemist and an R.A.F. sergeant. Together, they observe and critique the team as it conducts reconnaissance, exploitation, survey and sampling of a selected chemical or biological target. chance to run the scenario, refine and improve their TTPs, use their detection gear and get feedback from the Dugway Thirty two Gunners of the 26 and 27 Squadrons of the 20 Wing of the R.A.F. Regiment attended the three weeks of lab and field training at Dugway. Of the 32, Flt. Lt. Laurence was the only officer. The equivalent of a U.S. captain, he oversees the unit. This is Laurence's first time to Dugway and the United both. The training covers chemical warfare, chemical explosives, biological warfare and the materials used to create them. Authenticity of laboratory and field exercises, without creating hazards, is stressed. Each field training scenario has a target, a mock agent lab and other items to be recognized and sampled. Dugway SMEs use benign materials to activate their detector's alarm, simulating the presence of a chemical or biological agent. The first week Gunners learn laboratory skills from scientists, through classroom briefs and lab work, that focus on chemical and biological detection, hands on practical actions in the lab, recognizing the signatures left by CB production, and identifying syntheses used to make chemical warfare materials. Actual agent is not used. The second week is a low intensity application of laboratory recognition skills learned in the first week, using simple scenarios to bolster confidence and concentrate on TTPs. The third week involves more complex field training exercises requiring Gunners to employ their newly acquired CBRN skills to complete the missions in various environments. Since 1916, countermeasures to chemical and biological warfare have been developed and taught to British military members at the U.K.'s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down a major government facility. Cpl. Richardson, a seven year veteran of the unit, knows that standardization in teaching CB countermeasures is critical. He ensures that the processes mandated by Porton Down continue to be carried out, even at Dugway. scientists are more than happy to explain at a level everyone can understand. A very good standard of teaching, hence One aspect of the training years, Richardson noted: Gunners training here for the first time must work at the same level as experienced ones. Cpl. Owen, a 13 year veteran of the R.A.F. who is making his first visit to Dugway and America, is certain he'll return to the U.K. with greater experience and knowledge. seeing the processes in the labs, seeing new things. It builds on the knowledge of what we already know. Takes you out of your comfort range; Senior Aircraftsman Herson, also his first time to Dugway, has been in the R.A.F. for scale and complexity of the scenarios, compared to those a greater understanding of different chemical and biological processes. The opportunity to see a slice of America on a weekend Some took in a Utah Jazz basketball game, watched an ice hockey game or snow skied. Wherever they went, Americans were intrigued and friendly. Dugway Proving Ground, with its nearly 800,000 acres of land, can accommodate just about any training and testing scenario. Its world class labs and outdoor facilities, where personnel are continually testing chemical and biological defenses, enhance training. By Al Vogel March 2017 il PAGE 3 U.K. GUNNERS LEARN CHEM/BIO DEFENSE AT DUGWAY Royal Air Force Regiment Gunners of the 26 and 27 Squadron of the 20 Wing RAF Regiment learn and practice chemical and biological defense skills March 7, 2017 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Here, Gunners don protective equipment befo re entering a training building built to resemble a hotel. The scenario is to find, identify and sample from a mock biological l ab in the building. Only simulated agent is used in the three week course. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs Royal Air Force Regiment Gunners of the 26 and 27 Squadron of the 20 Wing RAF Regiment learn and practice chemical and biological defense skills March 7, 2017 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Here, Gunners encounter a mock lab created by Dugway experts to mirror an actual biological weapons lab. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs EMPOWERING THE


Richard Arthur Allen (1949 1995) Served as a 1st lieutenant with Dugway's 65th Military Police platoon in the early 1970s. Honorably discharged in 1973, he began working for the Social Security Administration. On April 19, 1995, Allen was working in the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb killed him and 167 other men, women and children. An empty chair at the site's memorial bears Allen's name. March 2017 il PAGE 4 SOME RESIDENTS OF DUGWAY MADE MARK LATER Dugway Proving Ground has some surprising ties to a few people who gained fame or distinction. If you use GPS, enjoy Washington made wine or watched the 2017 Academy Awards, you're a little closer to Dugway. Faye Dunaway actress -Famous for movie roles in "Bonnie and Clyde," "Chinatown," "Mommie Dearest," and "Network," (for which she won a best actress Oscar in 1976). Arrived at Dugway in 1954 at the age of 13 with her parents and younger brother. Dunaway's father was an NCO cook; her mother worked in the dry cleaners. Dunaway left Dugway in 1957 for Florida, where she graduated from high school. She was among the presenters at the 2017 Academy Awards. Edward St. John Gorey (1925 2000) American writer and artist noted for his macabre and gothic styled books, and his animated introduction to the PBS series, "Mystery!" At Dugway from 1944 to 1946, Gorey was company clerk. He described Dugway as, A new biography of Gorey, with much about his Dugway experiences, is expecting publication soon. John Hollenhorst KSL TV reporter, Salt Lake City. In 1969, after a tour of duty in Vietnam, he was sent to Dugway Proving Ground. After discharge, Hollenhorst returned to his native Minnesota to earn a bachelor's in journalism. He has received numerous awards for broadcast journalism. Hollenhorst and his family live in Salt Lake City. Dr. William Jollie (1928 2013) Researcher and teacher. Raised in Pennsylvania, Jollie was drafted during the Korean War and sent to Dugway, where he cultivated a love of research and the outdoors. Graduated Harvard Medical School in 1958. Pioneer in electron microscopy. Jollie was an early researcher on HIV virus transmission between the uterus and placenta. Russell Kirk writer (1918 1994) American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic and fiction writer known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. Because of his typing skills, Kirk was sent to Dugway, where he was a recorder and custodian of classified documents from 1942 to 1943. Carroll R. Michaud suggested an innovation that led to the Global Positioning System. In 1974, during time and altitude testing of the F15 aircraft at Dugway, ground based radar needed to be accurately positioned. Air Force Maj. Michaud suggested calibrating each radar by linking it to three orbiting satellites. The successful triangulation predated GPS by nearly 20 years. Charles Nagel (1926 2007) Bacteriologist at Dugway 1951 to 1952. Nagel later pioneered Washington State University's groundwork to create the state's winemaking industry. In 1981, Washington had 19 wineries; today there are more than 900.It is America's second largest premium wine producing state. Bill Ratcliff (1925 2003) A Disney photographer weary of long absences from his family, Ratcliff became a test photographer at Dugway in the 1960s. He retired in 1985. Throughout much of his life, Ratcliff took scenic and wildlife photos for numerous national magazines. Some of his photos still appear at Salt Lake City Airport. Compiled by Al Vogel


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 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 Women who Inspire If you have 1 QUESTION that might need 4 ANSWERS, send it to us for consideration at: Dr. Doug Anderson Liaison Officer, West Desert Test Center Spc. Jennifer Mesina Medic, Dugway Occupational Health Clinic 4 4 ANSWERS 1 1 QUESTION Geoffrey Marsh Safety Engineer, West Desert Test Center Marcendria Satcher Budget Analyst, Resource Management March 2017 il PAGE 5 who is the most influential woman in your life? mother, raising our four children. She Education and is an inspiring teacher who puts her heart into working with disadvantaged students. And, this last year she learned to ride a Harley. She Karen. I admire her resilience and her ability to continue in spite of the physical challenges from her brain tumor. She encourages and helps me influenced my life. Luna Richardson and Nellie May Swain. Nellie lived in the South. She lived to be 101 years old, because she was determined to fulfill what she was put on the Earth to do, be a mother to her family. She came from nothing. She was a sharecropper, a nanny and a maid. But no matter always proud of what she accomplished. Luna grew up in the North during the Great Depression. She was all about education, education, education. From her I learned that life is really about what you need, and selfless. She puts her family first, while still maintaining a career for