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SUCCESS? What makes an organization future? During a recent Army remote west desert, there was huge emphasis placed on the people its leadership and its workforce working in tandem as key to its success. Maj. Gen. John W. Charlton, commander of the Army Test and Evaluation Command, bid farewell to Col. Sean G. Kirschner and welcomed incoming commander Col. Brant D. Hoskins during a change of command ceremony, July 12 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground. The ceremony, held in front of the headquarters building in English Village, underscored the leadership abilities and skills of both Kirschner and Hoskins and recognized the people that ensure its success. teams come and go but what remains constant is the people work every day, they literally risk their lives doing test and evaluation so our Soldiers have the best equipment to operate in a chemical or said. Praising Kirschner for his leadership, the general noted the challenges he accepted assumed command at a time when Dugway was going through one of the most difficult challenges in its 75 year history. Even the most seasoned commander would have been deeply affected by the Anthrax crisis you The general noted the programs and policies Dugway up for success for commended for the profound judgement you displayed as a Kirschner will serve as the Chief of Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction with the Combined Interagency Group of United States Forces Korea. one area in that part of the world where we are concerned about a chemical or biological unless the Army had 100 Charlton said. The general also praised the Kirschner family for their best characteristics of great Army Families around the globe. They are a resilient, adaptable and patriotic team. They fully immerse themselves in the local area and leave behind only the most positive impressions with Charlton hailed Col. Brant VOLUME 3, NUMBER 8 August 2017 New Commander. Page 2 Col. Brant D. Hoskins provides comments during the Dugway Proving Ground change of command ceremony, July 12, 2017. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. By Bonnie A. Robinson WORKFORCE AND MUCH MORE DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR CHANGE OF COMMAND Pomp and ceremony as a new DPG Commander takes the reins. page 1&2 COMMAND PERSPECTIVE Change is constant in the Army, but always focus on the future. page 2 EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION Mission and Mission Support employees of the 3rd Quarter are recognized. page 3 The story of Equality Day and a little quiz. page 3 WILDFIRE Basecamp at Dugway hosts firefighters from around the nation. page 4 COLD WAR COURSE Intensive CBR Weapons Orientation Course was the best of its kind. page 7 1Q4A Tell us what you are reading this hot, dry summer. page 5


commander. Hoskins noted he had come directly from Kuwait where he served as the Deputy Director for Security and Protection, Combined Joint Task Force Headquarters at Camp Airfjan as part of Operation Inherent confidence that Brant will successfully lead and execute the diverse missions that DPG As Kirschner spoke for the last time, he his voice warmed as he expressed his appreciation for the people of the test center, the garrison here today as a humble and appreciative man, for the loyalty, duty and selfless service, personal courage and sacrifice that I have received from the amazing people across this great installation and the broader echelons Kirschner recalled that as Anniversary celebration, Utah State History director, Brad Westwood had been invited to speak a few weeks ago. to future generations. this work still matter? Does this 75 years of intense applied technology have any relevance and enduring value? I am here today to say yes. America and Utah are better, more secure, and smarter because of Dugway Kirchner whole heartily years I have come to know this place as a true national treasure. Not for the stark grandeur of its landscapes nor the vast expanses of its air unique, one of a kind facilities. It is a national treasure because of our people. You come together as team in this remote, isolated, austere place in the name of patriotism and service to our were brief, his voice and expression showed his excitement, appreciation and While in Kuwait and Iraq Hoskins said he had personally observed the fruits part of Operation Inherent Resolve to combat ISIS. continue to ensure that our men and women in uniform are trained and equipped to serve and win in the most dangerous of environments. I will give my upmost every day to ensure we safely complete pledged. As we turn the page to a new chapter of leadership, we must take a moment to reflect on the last two years. A traditional and symbolic ceremony ushers in new leadership and also signifies the end to the familiar leadership of the departing commander. If there was ever an appropriate way to describe moments like these, it would the military have afforded me occasions. It is with absolute certainty that there will be many more before my final chapter as a Soldier. With that said, the one thing that has always remained constant in often said that in order for things to improve there must be change. Change is nothing new to DPG because we have experienced change for the past 75 years. As an organization, DPG has endured some tough times. By embracing change, we have always been able to overcome and secure victory. Our previous Commander arrived at a time when his leadership and direction was needed the most. I think it appropriate to say he was the right person at the right time. His infectious steadfast attitude of persevering through tough times to achieve victory was certainly not missed on community as a whole. He was able to inspire resiliency through his vison of a better DPG to work, live and play. To most, he was just another Commander arriving at DPG as others have before him. He departed as a respected member of the DPG community with deep appreciation for everyone who supports and executes our unique mission. His commitment to ensuring DPG was the best place to work, live and play will always strike a warm chord in the hearts of every Soldier, civilian and Family member here. As things move forward in a progressive manner to improve upon what has already been established, so must the Army move forward in its quest to achieve the team of teams. It is with a bitter sweet element of change that we bid farewell to a familiar leader and simultaneously welcome the prospect of what a new leader brings to DPG. Therefore, after reflection must come a focus on the possibilities for the future. With new leadership comes new ideals and creative solutions to old problems. The Army will always facilitate change in order to execute its mission but it could not be successful without the lasting support look forward as we began a story. I ask that you join me in embracing change by looking forward to the new and exciting possibilities for the future of DPG. As always, thank you for what each of you do for our Soldiers every day! Proud to serve with you and for you. CSM Bonds April 2017 il PAGE 4 August 2017 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 2 EMPOWERING THE COMMAND PERSPECTIVE By CSM Joe A. Bonds Command Sergeant Major Sgt. Pham and Pvt. First Class Roach, two Dugway Soldiers, dressed in WWII period anniversary celebration. Photo by John Smith, Dugway Proving Ground Continued from Page 1. The 23rd Utah Army National Guard Band, under the direction of CWO Denny Saunders, provided music for the change of command. Pho to by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs EMPOWERING THE


Wendover August 18 For more information call: Outdoor Recreation at 435 831 2705 $10 Day Trip April 2017 il PAGE 4 2017 MISSION AND MISSION SUPPORT EMPLOYEES OF THE 3RD QUARTER Congratulations to Dr. Petr Serguievski and Mr. Norman (Sam) Hill for being selected as DPG mission and mission support employees of the 3RD Quarter FY17. Dr. Petr Serguievski is recognized for outstanding leadership, subject matter expertise, and service in conducting chemical point and standoff detector test efforts. Dr. Serguievski was very instrumental in leading the Common Analytical Laboratory System (CALS) test program and incorporating National Guard and Civil Support Team members into chemical agent testing for CALS. Dr. Serguievski was identified by name to support Joint Service Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD) phase two test preparation and standoff testing. Dr. Serguievski was also hand selected for overseas Next Generation Point Detector Increment 1 (NGCD1) test efforts due to his experience, knowledge, and leadership in testing. Petr has served as a leader and chair of the Detection Capability Area Process Action Team (CAPAT) of the Joint Services Test and Evaluation Capabilities and Methodologies Integrated Process Team (TECMIPT) for seven years. Mr. Norman (Sam) Hill is selected as the mission support DPG employee of the 3rd quarter FY17. Mr. Hill's is recognized for his service to IMCOM, ATEC, Dugway Proving Ground, and the West Desert Test Center Commands. Mr. Hill has demonstrated the spirit and infectious attitude supporting the community, the installation, and the test center, and has been a model of team, unity, mission, and family. Mr. Hill was pivotal to the restoration and instillation of the BLU 109 munitions static display as well as coordinated concrete foundations with ATEC and DPW engineering for a second Howitzer mount, completing all tasks 1 day prior to an active community participant, fully submerged into the Dugway Community as a volunteer coordinating and managing the community garden supporting over 200 family members. August 2017 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 3


August 2017 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 4 desert spread dangerously close to Dugway Proving Ground recently; however, no evacuation was ordered and there was no interruption in testing activities. The fire started from 17 lightning strikes in the Onaqui Mountain area, July 16, late in the afternoon. Dugway, Terra, and Bureau of Land Management fire crews responded initially to attack the fire. Firefighters from Stockton, Rush Valley, Vernon, Tooele Army Depot Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands also assisted. The fire, driven by strong winds from the south, grew quickly and within 24 hours was threatening the Dugway fence line, a church located outside the Dugway main gate, and homes in Terra, a small town eight miles east of Dugway. Major firefighting support arrived the evening of July 17 when the Northern Utah Type 3 Incident Management Team arrived, with its ability to mobilize, coordinate, support and control large teams of firefighters. Accompanying firefighters to Dugway were administrative, operations, and logistics support personnel who set up an incident command post, a basecamp and a helipad for air operations. Jeff Sanocki, the incident commander for the team, flew operations officer on Sunday were primarily looking at the analysis and determined what level of expertise was needed, using the fire behavior, the resources that were are on the scene and higher agency Ultimately, the Utah team was delegated authority by the Bureau of Land Management and the state of Utah to coordinate fire suppression for nine fires in the area, grouped under the operational label Onaqui Mountain Complex. them, included them in our incident action plan and then that safety was paramount. he said. By Tuesday morning, the fire had burned more than 30,000 acres. When fully contained Thursday evening, nearly 38,000 acres had been burned. The Incident Management Team, basecamp and support operations, at their peak, comprised nearly 550 personnel, more than 275 of whom were firefighters. all over the country. We have crews from as far away as Florida, interagency and contract crews, and we have local crews from the BLM and engines, hand crews, helicopters, smoke jumpers . Establishing the basecamp and command post on Dugway was convenient been a great set up for us. It already has a lot of those resources we need . infrastructure, office facilities Sanocki and his team coordinated for space on Dugway with two critical installation organizations: the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, and the Directorate of Public would have to set this facility up in the desert and it would not be as comfortable for the firefighters and support folks. Dugway has been a great Philip Krippner, Dugway installation safety manager, viewed the firefighting operations very positively, acknowledging that testing and training, valued at over a million dollars, continued uninterrupted with no adverse ability to continue testing and training during these off post emergency response actions dedication and hard work of the men and women providing emergency response actions Sanocki also praised the firefighters work up to 16 hour days with briefings that begin until 8 or 9 p.m. at night, eat dinner, bed down and then get up and do it all again the next Jeanene Dole, of Moab, fires for nearly 18 months and works on a Type 4 engine that holds more than 750 gallons of and meet a lot of really cool people. The job is pretty said. Aaron Pellegrini, a sixth generation firefighter with the Yerington Mason Valley Fire Department in Yerington, Nevada has been fighting fires for six years and says he loves something different and I get reason, we like helping people Pellegrini. DUGWAY PROVIDES BASECAMP FOR FIREFIGHTERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION By Robert D. Saxon Firefighters, returning from fighting fires all day, headed to the basecamp chow line for dinner. The basecamp and support operations, at their peak, comprised nearly 550 personnel, more than 275 of whom were firefighters. Photo by Robert Saxon, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. Firefighters eating their evening meal at the basecamp dining facility set up on Dugway Proving Ground. Photo by Robert Saxon, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. Fire equipment, having just returned from the field, ready to return to fight fires the next day. Administrative, operations, and logistics support personnel, along with firefighters, arrived at Dugway July 18, where they set up an incident command post, a basecamp and a helipad for air operations. Photo by Robert Saxon, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. Firefighters return to the basecamp in the evening to set up their tents after a long day of fighting the Onaqui Mountain Com ple x fire. The fire burned nearly 38,000 acres. Photo by Robert Saxon, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. Photo by Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Bonds


August 2017 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 5 COSMIC HAPPENINGS If you have 1 QUESTION that might need 4 ANSWERS, send it to us for consideration at: Joanne Shultz Management Assistant, Resource Management What are you reading? Scott Wendt Safety Office, WDTC Robert Rampton Visual Information Specialist, Public Affairs Office fiction and I'm just finishing a terrific about Teddy Roosevelt, the beginnings of the Forrest Service and the 1910 forest fire that burned more acreage than any forest fire in U.S. history. Michael Beier Post Librarian, USAG 1 1 4 4 ANSWERS What we read reveals a lot about us. Extroverts or introverts, the choices are highly personal. Want to know about your coworkers? Ask them what they are reading, it might be one of the most interesting surprises of the summer. QUESTION When I received news that I was coming to Dugway, I think. First I had to look it up to see where this place was located. I searched the internet, scoured Army documents, and asked some questions. Not many people knew where Dugway was located or even knew it existed. There was not much information and most of it was some weird stuff, like So, here we arrive and are simply floored by the warmest greetings one could ever receive. Every one of you that I have met and will meet have welcomed my Family to this jewel in the desert. When I amazed at the natural beauty of Dugway. Surrounded on all sides by Mountains, it is definitely a Jewel in the desert. But looking past the natural beauty of this post, there is the beauty that is present in each and every person that works and lives here. When I visit you in your work place or walk through the streets where you live, I feel a sense of peace come over me. For a moment it seemed that this peace would be shattered as we watched smoke begin to rise over the desert on a Sunday afternoon in July. Even in the midst of the flames and the smoke, I still had peace. I knew that God was watching over us and would protect our firefighters. brought me to this place, this Jewel in the Desert. I know that this is exactly where I am supposed to be. You see I believe that God orders my steps, and he has led me and thankful to be here and to be your Chaplain. Please feel free to join us on Sundays for service at 1100. CH (MAJ) James Lester Garrison Chaplain A Welcome Surprise in the Desert CORNER The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will reach its peak during the day, here in Utah, at about 11 a.m., on August 12. Meteor showers come from ejected debris from asteroids and comets. Perseid meteors are remnants of Comet 109/Swift Tuttle, which passes the earth every 133 years. The best viewing, in areas with little or no light pollution, will be the very early morning hours of August 11 and 12. In a normal year, observers might enjoy 80 shower will be affected by a bright, waning moon that will likely obscure some of the less intense meteors. Still, 40 50 meteors Locations around Dugway and surrounding areas would provide excellent, light free viewing. A once in a lifetime Total Solar Eclipse will occur on August 21. The last time a total eclipse traversed the continental U.S. was 99 years ago. Thomas Edison watched it. The next one one. In northern Utah, the maximum eclipse view will be about 92%. At Dugway, the event will become visible at 10:13 a.m., with maximum view at 11:33 a.m., and completion at 12:59 p.m.. optics or glasses made especially for eclipse viewing. Single use, disposable eye protection can be obtained on line or from many local retailers. Constructing a simple, but effective, pin hole camera will work also. If you truly wish to see the eclipse at maximum totality, you will need to travel north into Oregon, Idaho or Wyoming with millions of other eclipse enthusiasts.


August 2017 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 6 CYBER AWARENESS QUESTION OF THE MONTH AUGUST IS ARMY ANTITERRORISM AWARENESS MONTH Question: You have found an unmarked CD in your break area. Should you take it to your work computer so you can review its contents and determine the owner? Answer: NO, I should dispose of the CD securely. Opening files on an unmarked CD may introduce malicious code to my work computer and the Army network. All media and IS equipment will be labeled or marked identifying the highest level of classification authorized for the specific media or IS equipment. Media will be labeled or marked as follows: Classified media should labeled with a SF 707 (Secret), SF 710 Unclassified) or in the case of CDs or DVDs marked with permanent marker, i.e. SECRET or UNCLASSIFIED. Privacy Act information is afforded the same protection as FOUO. Privacy Act media and For Official Use Only (FOUO) media CDs and DVDs will be marked with permanent marker to include date (YYYYMMDD), i.e. FOUO 20100420. All IS equipment, to include workstations, FAX machines, copy machines and printers will be labeled with either a SF 707 (Secret) or a SF 710 (Unclassified). DD Form 2056: The DD Form 2056 will be applied to the front of all telephones (except tactical, cellular telephones, and portable electronic devices) within the Army. The DD Form 2056 will also be applied to the front of all secure telephone equipment, and so forth; however, the banner at the top of the form containing the words "DO NOT DISCUSS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION" will be removed or obliterated. The DD Form 2056 will be applied to the front of all data facsimile devices except those that are an internal part of another device. The DD Form 2056 will also be applied to the front of all secure data facsimile devices, but the words "DO NOT DISCUSS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION" will be removed. NEC Dugway provides our adversaries with opportunities to attack Soldiers, civilians, contractors, family members and retirees. Recognizing threat indicators and sustaining a strong defensive posture is the best way to prevent terrorist acts and protect Army critical assets. August is Army Antiterrorism Awareness Month and we are emphasizing it accordingly, but sustaining a strong defensive posture is a year round activity for every person in every military community. The men and women who work tirelessly throughout the year to protect our communities need our help. We must understand the threats we face and how to best report suspicious activity. Now is the time to refresh your skills by taking the annually required online AT Level I course located at and to ensure you know your local iWatch reporting procedures. We have instituted major changes in the way we defend against terrorists over the past year. The Force Protection Condition system has changed, and both the DODI 2000.16 (DOD Antiterrorism Standards) and AR 525 13 (Antiterrorism) have been revised. However, we know terrorists revise and update their methods too. In addition to identifying suspicious activities when we see them, we should also be hyper vigilant for the cyber threats that surround us every day. Ensure your cybersecurity training is up to date, and maintain awareness of the various cyber threats which change on a daily basis. Your vigilance could mean the difference between catastrophic network failure, or more importantly, between life and death. Sustain, Support and Defend! Kenneth R. Dahl LTG, USA Commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command for the second year in a row. Congratulations to team members Chris Olson, Russell Allred, Jason Workman, Victoria Jorgensen Reed Bowen and Scott Hunter.


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August 2017 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 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 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 Brant D. Hoskins Chief, PAO/Editor: Robert D. Saxon Public Affairs Specialist: Al Vogel Public Affairs Specialist: Bonnie Robinson Layout & Graphics: Robert Rampton Video & Web: Darrell Gray Currently playing on the Dugway YouTube Channel Wildland Safety Message Change of Command LGBT Pride Month Observance Army Birthday Observance August 2017 www.dugwa y.a PAGE 8 COMMUNITY CALENDAR