VOLUME 3, NUMBER 4A www.dugway.army.mil April 2017 In 2015, the Department of Defense issued the Initial Capabilities Document for Contamination Decontamination, identifying what worked, and what was needed, after a chemical attack or incident. One gap noted was the need for the average Soldier to quickly decontaminate sensitive items -radios, optics, scopes and computer systems -and allow them to remain operational until reaching a decontamination station. The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense proposed essentially a sealed towelette moistened with substances that physically remove chemical agent from sensitive items without damage. The Joint Service Equipment Wipe program followed, to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of a disposable wipe. The CeBeR, created by the STERIS Corp. of Ohio, manufacturer of chemical and biological decontamination systems, was selected. Since 2015, Dugway has tested the CeBeR wipes in labs to determine their coverage and effectiveness on gas masks, respirators and samples of protective clothing. Recently, the CeBeR wipe returned to Dugway for hands on testing by Soldiers from Utah, Georgia and Texas in authentic scenarios simulating chemical agent attacks. Twenty five Soldiers from the Utah National Guard and 92nd Chemical Company of Fort Stewart, Georgia participated in the scenarios. Soldiers from Operational Test Command of Fort Hood, Texas came to observe and collect data. "The JSEW physically removes gross contamination, so the Soldier can continue on their mission and receive a more thorough decontamination later," said Allen Holdaway, project manager for Dugway's Chemical Test Division. "Until the JSEW was developed, there was nothing to decontaminate sensitive equipment." Erica Howell, product manager for the JSEW program, and Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense, said that if adopted, the CeBeR wipe will augment or replace the M295, a mitt containing powdered decontaminant. Dugway's spaciousness (800,000 acres under controlled airspace) allowed scenarios that began on dirt roads and included a 4 mile drive to a concrete decontamination pad. At the beginning of each scenario, the patrol of three Humvees and 12 Soldiers were halted by the appearance of a simulated roadside bomb. Two pyrotechnic devices exploded slightly upwind of them, 200 feet above, releasing a yellow cloud to simulate agent. Soldiers quickly donned protective clothing and gas masks. A pause was called SOLDIERS TEST CHEMICAL DECONTAMINATION WIPE AT DUGWAY By Al Vogel A Soldier is "contaminated" with a simulated chemical agent during Mar. 28, 2017 testing of the Joint Services Equipment Wipe at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. After sprayed by test personnel, the Soldier used the JSEW to remove the bulk of simulated agent from his M50 gas mask. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs Take a revealing look at Dugway Proving Ground and German and Japanese Village through the eyes of Patrick R. Eckman, a Salt Lak e City newspaper man and the first civilian reporter allowed to venture into the test area after the lifting of censorship and secre cy in 1945. Eckman Page 3. DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR AND MUCH MORE WIPES MEET THE TEST Disposable wipe removes chemical agent from sensitive items without damage. Page 1&2. Congratulations to Mission and Mission Support employees of 1st quarter, plus a special ATEC announcement. Page 4. EMPLOYEES NAMED Self employed Utah women help break old perceptions and make the state a national leader. Page 4. Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Page 2. PROCLAMATIONS SIGNED
while Dugway test personnel used hand sprayers to "contaminate" key areas of the Soldiers and their vehicles with a benign simulant. Once spraying was completed, the scenario resumed. Soldiers pulled the CeBeR packets from their pockets and tore them open to expose the five wipes within. They worked methodically, but quickly, to remove most of the simulant from their gas masks, radios, weapons and vehicles, then drove to the decontamination pad. At the pad, they continued CeBeR decontamination. Evaluators then assessed the effectiveness of the wipes and questioned the Soldiers about their field use. Testing scenarios continued into early April and included night scenarios to use the CeBeR wipes on night vision equipment and in the dark. Maj. James Flott of Operational Test Command, and operational test officer for the JSEW program, praised Dugway's modern facilities and ample room for vehicle scenarios. "Dugway's facilities can accommodate all the things you need to conduct an operational test," Flott said. "You definitely have the land and space, and a highly trained cadre. Most (Dugway test personnel) are prior service, which helps with the planning process and test execution." If adopted, the JSEW wipes will receive the nomenclature M334, and Warfighters will begin receiving them in the fall. "The least difficult portion of hands on outdoor testing is finding motivated and willing test participants to carry out the exercise," Holdaway said. "I have not found a more focused group of Soldiers and civilians determined to make this exercise as successful as possible." April is the Army's National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the National Child Abuse Prevention month, and numerous events are scheduled throughout April on Dugway Proving Ground. Dugway proclamations of both observances were signed April 4, 2017 by Col. Sean Kirschner (center) Dugway's commander; Aaron Goodman (blue shirt), garrison manager; and Dugway's Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Bonds. Witnessing are (far left) Kelly Nebel, director of Dugway's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation office; and Rick Cave (far right), Dugway's Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs April 2017 www.dugway.army.m il PAGE 2 CHEMICAL DECONTAMINATION WIPES ... EMPOWERING THE PROCLAMATIONS SIGNED A Soldier removes one of five moist towelettes from a Joint Services Equipment Wipe packet before removing simulated chemical agent from sensitive equipment. The test scenario began deep in the desert with a simulated chemical agent attack and quick field decontamination, then included a 4 mile drive to this decontamination pad for continued use of the JSEW while evaluators took notes. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs A pyrotechnic burst signals the beginning of the simulated chemical agent attack during Mar. 28, 2017 operational testing of the Joint Services Equipment Wipe at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Soldiers quickly donned MOPP IV gear, then used the JSEW to remove a chemical simulant from their equipment and weapons. If adopted, the moist wipes will augment or replace the M295 mit t (powder decontamination) beginning this fall. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs A Soldier quickly dons protective clothing and M50 gas mask during Mar. 28, 2017 testing of a Joint Services Equipment Wipe at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Simulated chemical agent was used to test the JSEW, designed to quickly remove chemical contamination from critical sensitive items such as radios, computers and scopes. If adopted, the JSEW will begin to be issued to Warfighters this fall. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs A Soldier removes simulated chemical agent from his rifle with a Joint Services Equipment Wipe during operational testing of the JSEW Mar. 28, 2017 at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The wipe is designed to quickly remove the bulk of chemical agent contamination from sensitive items (radios, computers, etc.) and after an attack. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs
April 2017 www.dugway.army.m il PAGE 3 Dugway Mystery Depot to Continue Test Work This story was written by Patrick R. Eckman, a long time Salt Lake City newspaper man, who was the first reporter to visit Dugway and be allowed to venture into the testing area. His first hand March 10, 1945. Aside from replacing an instance of slang, used commonly at the time, but not so today, the story appears as it was published in the Saturday evening edition. Mr. Eckman worked for the Telegram until it ceased publication in 1952. The photos of German and Japanese Village date from 1946, just prior to Dugway being temporarily deactivated, and are previously unknown and unpublished images. They were taken by a Salt Lake Tribune photographer and were recently discovered in a newly released digital archive available through the Utah Division of State History. Both images are used with permission.
April 2017 www.dugway.army.m il PAGE 4 Guest speaker Ann Marie Wallace, executive director of the Salt Lake Chamber Women's Business Center, was presented a Dugway Certificate of Appreciation. Also appearing, left to right: Col. Sean Kirschner, Dugway's commander; Aaron Goodman, Dugway's garrison manager; and Dugway's Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Bonds. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs. An estimated 55 people attended the event. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs. Women's History Month Observance at Dugway Proving Ground. Left to right: Aaron Goodman, garrison manager; Ann Marie Wallace; Col. Sean Kirschner, commander of Dugway Proving Ground; Dugway's Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Bonds; Dr. Ken Gritton, technical director; and Vince Liddiard, Dugway's chief of staff. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs. People with certain perceptions toward Utah would undoubtedly be surprised to learn that the Beehive State nearly leads the nation in the percentage of self employed women. Ann Marie Wallace, executive director of the Salt Lake Chamber Women's Business Center, offered the encouraging statistic as guest speaker during the Mar. 16 Women's History Month Observance at Dugway. Utah is tied with Texas for the percentage of women who are self employed, at 44.5 percent. Nationally, women own 38 percent of America's businesses. Between 2001 and 2013, women owned businesses in Utah and Texas grew 11 percent. Though Oregon has more women owned businesses than any other state (45.4 percent), its growth rate in the same period was 7 percent. Wallace continued to offer encouraging statistics taken from government sources: Utah women own 83,800 businesses, employ 75,400 workers and generate more than $14 billion in revenue. Nationwide, Utah ranks ninth in economic clout. The positive statistics bolster the effort of the Women's Business Center in Salt Lake City to help Utah's women (and men) improve their existing business or create a new one. The sign may say, "Women's Business Center" but men are also welcome to benefit from the free assistance. "A woman entrepreneur needs technical knowledge, needs to build a network, needs resources and support and needs good examples," Wallace said. "If you ask successful, self employed women what they needed most in the beginning, about all them will say, 'Tell me I can do it,'" Wallace said, noting that encouragement is essential to success. "Feeling that you have no idea what you're doing is normal just go for it!" Women's History Month Observance at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah on Mar. 16, 2017. Guest speaker was Ann Marie Wallace, executive director of the Salt Lake Chamber Women's Business Center, a nonprofit organization. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs. By Al Vogel DUGWAY NAMES MISSION AND MISSION SUPPORT EMPLOYEES OF THE 1ST QUARTER Mr. Jaromy Jessop is recognized as the Mission DPG Employee of the 1st Quarter, FY17 for exceptional performance for the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) during the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System (JBADS) technical demonstration. Mr. Jessop demonstrated outstanding resiliency and vitality with the reception and execution of a CH 47 aircraft body, multiple vehicles, and operational threat scenarios at Vicker's Village and Brauch Tunnel to demonstrate emerging PPE suits such as the "Reaper" and new decontamination technologies such as CIDAS and General Purpose Decontaminant. His efforts allowed for Soldiers from the 21st Chemical Company, 25th Technical Escort Unit, and the 82nd Airborne to participate in Chem/Bio Target exploitation followed by practiced technical, operational and thorough decontamination procedures utilizing new tools, decontaminants and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. Mr. Jessop's eye for opportunity and initiative have increased the Chemical/Biological Defense capability at Dugway Proving Ground bringing great credit to himself, the West Desert Test Center, Dugway Proving Ground, the United States Army Test and Evaluation Command, and the United States Army. Congratulations to Mr. Jaromy Jessop and Mr. Willis Bellamy for being selected as DPG Employees of the 1st Quarter, FY17. Mr. Willis Bellamy is recognized as Mission Support DPG Employee of the 1st Quarter, FY17 for exceptional leadership and outstanding commitment to Family and MWR and Ditto Diner. Mr. Bellamy is an exceptional leader and team member within FMWR and has been for many years. He goes above and beyond every day to support the community of Dugway and the thousands of transient test and training customers we have annually. Neither rain, snow, ice, nor wind have kept Mr. Bellamy from doing his utmost to motivate his Ditto Diner team and help others. Despite many challenges throughout the years, he manages to perform exceptionally well and keep the Ditto Diner open for business under tremendous stress and limited resources. Mr. Bellamy's efforts are in the highest keeping of the Army Values and our mission here at Dugway. His actions reflect great credit upon him, Family and MWR, the United States Army Garrison Dugway, and the United States Army. I am very pleased to announce the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Employees of First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2017. Mr. Jaromy Jessop from U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is the Mission Employee of First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2017 and Ms. Darlene Sturgill from Headquarters is the Mission Support Employee of First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2017. Karen Taylor, ATEC Chief of Staff
Army Spc. Nick Slater reenlisted for four more years during a ceremony Mar. 23, 2017 at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. A chaplain's assistant, he was sworn in by Chaplain (Maj) Matthew Gibson of the Dugway Hope Chapel. Slater will continue to ser ve at Dugway until Mar. 2018, then go to Fort Sam Houston, Texas to attend the Animal Care Specialist course (68T). His hometown is Springfield, Mass. He came to Dugway Jul. 14, 2014. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs Last week (18 March 2017) was the National Scouting for Food Drive and Troop 481 had 14 Scouts that participated: 6 handed out flyers on Wednesday afternoon and evening, and 8 collected the food from English Village and Terra Saturday morning. Then 3 of them helped to deliver the food to Tooele Food Bank Saturday Morning. They collected 280 lbs. of food. April 2017 www.dugway.army.m il PAGE 5
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