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Since taking command on 12 July, I have had the opportunity to meet many of you and see what you do here. Simply put, I am amazed and humbled at your efforts to take care of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and other you! I have also been extremely pleased with the efforts and initiatives of our IMCOM team and tenants from protecting the installation from wildland fires, to bringing on new team members, training UAS pilots or developing support contracts. While these contributions have enabled a myriad of successes, we do not have the time to rest on these laurels. A quick look at recent events demonstrate that our adversaries overseas are seeking new and more diabolical ways to gain advantages over the U.S. and its allies. Criminal elements are also seeking new and more dangerous ways to profit from the illicit drug trade in the homeland. If we accept that our adversaries will continue with these behaviors and actions, then we must do our part to stay ahead of them. To this end, I have begun an initiative in conjunction with all levels of DPG leadership to prepare DPG to provide world class support through the year 2040. The details of this vision will be published in the coming weeks however, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of the key aspects of how I envision this plan: We will collaborate with the intelligence community to develop long term threat projections to support and scope our efforts. We must determine gaps between our current and projected requirements in order to meet the needs of 2040. In conjunction with partners, we will develop the infrastructure to meet emerging requirements We must recognize that emerging requirements mean that we will have to develop our workforce to meet new requirements and/or hire the requisite expertise. While the bread and butter of DPG will most likely remain chemical and biological defense testing and evaluation, we must be open to the fact that we have so much more to offer the Department of Defense. In conjunction with partners throughout the Chemical, Biological, Defense Program (CBDP), Department of Defense and Congress, we will develop plans to meet the requirements of 2040. While the prospects are exciting, they may also cause some concerns. I appreciate that changes can give cause for concern and will work with leadership and employees at all levels to solicit ideas, address concerns, and keep you abreast of pending plans and actions. I am excited 2040! By COL Brant D. Hoskins Commander, Dugway Proving Ground A new electromagnetic railgun is ready for testing at Dugway, where General Atomics has been testing railguns for the Navy periodically since 2008. Railguns use electricity instead of gunpowder to propel projectiles far faster than conventional munitions. Previous railguns tested at Dugway were three megajoule systems, but the new system will use up to 10 megajoules of energy to fire specialized projectiles at velocities unobtainable with gunpowder, according to Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space Systems at General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems. A joule is a measure of energy. A megajoule (one million joules) is equivalent to the kinetic energy of a 2,205 pound vehicle moving at 99.42 miles an hour. defenses against chemical and biological agents, but it regularly opens its 800,000 acres of desert to be used by unrelated testers requiring more space to test their climate is diverse; annual temperatures range from 105 to 15 Fahrenheit. High winds, snow, rain and dust storms are occasional. world conditions that help us hone the design better, that the Warfighter has to deal with in the real flexibility of range, willingness to work with us and capabilities. One of the kilometers. It just gives us the flexibility Interest in railguns is high because the weapon fires projectiles at higher velocity, farther and with greater rapidity than conventional artillery, making it a formidable defense against ballistic and cruise missiles. A June 26 Pentagon report noted that Iran, Russia, North Korea, China and others are investing heavily in ballistic and cruise missile programs with long range capabilities. The threat is expected to continue growing. Invented in France in 1918, the railgun has long drawn military interest for its advantages over conventional munitions. Railguns use two parallel metallic rails with a sliding armature between them that holds the projectile. When a large electromagnetic pulse is introduced to the rails, a powerful magnetic field is created that propels the armature and projectile along the rails at hypervelocity. Velocity depends upon the power of the pulse. Railgun projectiles are non explosive and safer to manufacture, transport and store. Velocity is adjustable shot to shot, conserving power. Projectiles are guided to the target after leaving the launcher, and reach a target faster. At 100 yards, railguns sound no louder than a .30 06 is actually plasma particulates or dust. Previous testing with the three megajoule railguns produced projectile velocities up to two kilometers (6,562 feet) per second nearly double that of conventional artillery. According to press releases, within 10 years, the Navy Railgun Testing. Page 2 A General Atomics three megajoule railgun last October at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. A 10 megajoule system is currently undergoing testing for a surrogate cruise missile will be tested. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. AND MUCH MORE DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR 10 megajules of energy fire projectiles at astonishing velocities. page 1&2 COL Hoskins touches on his vision for Dugway and future progress. page 1 Dugway testing readies JCAD before Stryker integration. page 2&3 Focus on who you are now, not what you might be later. page 4 Football season edition. Tell the truth. Who do you love? page 4 Gone but not forgotten. Remembering community celebration. page 6 Are you ready to Ultra? Get event info and get registered. page 5


Biological, Chemical, Reconnaissance Vehicle sits on a dusty road at Dugway grid being readied by its crew for testing, caged in a menacing looking metal grid with intricate sensory equipment attached to all sides. While the Stryker comes in several variants in service to the Army (e.g., Medical Evacuation, Anti Tank Guided Missile, Fire Support, Reconnaissance, Mortar Carrier and Mobile Gun System), on this particular day, the NBCRV is having its day in the warm Dugway sun. Technicians worked deftly in expects to arm some ships with the railgun for missile defense. In 2018 at Dugway, General Atomics plans to test the 10 megajoule system against a cruise missile surrogate. Historically, railguns have been hindered by their enormous power demands and rapid rail wear from heat and friction, curtailing their field portability. But, developers are making progress on both issues. smaller package, so you can have more energy and still have (the railgun) be tremendous strides on the energy In the past, the rails lasted for a few launchers now, we believe bore life will be in the neighborhood of thousands of Railgun projectiles and components being tested at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, to obtain performance data. Photo by General Atomics. Continued from Page 1. Projectile from a three megajoule system leaving the muzzle of the railgun as it begins to shed its sabot. General Atomics testing at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah has verified that the projectiles and electronic components can withstand forces more than 30,000 times Photo by General Atomics. Testing of a hypersonic projectile with a composite sabot and a two way datalink during firing of the three megajoule railgun in 2017. Testing was completed at launch accelerations exceeding 3,000 times that of Photo by General Atomics. JCAD System Testing. Page 3


and around the complex looking vehicle as they prepared to field test the new Joint Chemical Agent Detector system during the Chemical The Move test event. With instrumentation and vehicle checks complete, the large, multi wheeled NBCRV rolled down the dusty trail to the first staging area to begin the testing scenario. The JCAD will be integrated with the Stryker vehicle as a replacement for the Automatic Chemical Agent Detection Alarm, which will no longer be manufactured for and fielded by the Army. integration with the Stryker vehicles about a year and a Walker, Test Officer for first test we did was at the Joint Ambient Breeze Tunnel last fall and that was to test the integration of the JCAD onto the vehicles, to determine whether the housing that was being used had any type of deleterious effect on the chemical agent or a simulant Walker elaborated on some of the challenges of preparing for the second phase of the testing which took place in mid the biggest problem that we had was setting up our own within a short period of time, they configured their own test network that included wireless capabilities, GPS capabilities, and established referee equipment as well. network was all Dugway centric. We came up with the idea on how to do it, and what equipment we were going to use, and how it was going to work. That was all put together stated. Walker emphasized the significance of conducting this particular test at Dugway and not at another location. project manager came here is because we have the perfect capabilities with the test grid, lot of history that exists here with testing the Stryker has been here in the past to ACADA, and they just felt it was a natural fit to come here again and test it with the Walker credited the tremendous success of the Stryker JCAD On The Move testing to the professionalism of the Dugway staff and their preparation. did here, particularly on the JCAD On The Move Test, was a real success in that all the trials we had planned on doing, we were able to accomplish within the first customers and VIPs here, and a number of them said that they had been out to Dugway numerous times, for various seen a test where all the trials were completed successfully the first night. They were all He went on to say that they were particularly impressed with the condensed time frame given from set up to successful execution of the trials. the warfighter is the JCAD is a much more sensitive and accurate chemical detector better sensitivity and functionality and be able to identify specific threats in the Continued from Page 2. Reconnaissance Vehicle for Joint Chemical Agent Detector system Stryker On The Move tests at Target S Grid at Dugway Proving Ground, July 2017. The JCAD will be integrated with the Stryker vehicle as a replacement for the Automatic Chemical Agent Detection Alarm, which will no longer be manufactured for and fielded by the Army. Photo captured from video by Darrell L. Gray, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. Chemical Agent Detector system Stryker On The Move tests at Target S Grid at Dugway Proving Ground, July 2017. The JCAD will be integrated with the Stryker vehicle as a replacement for the Automatic Chemical Agent Detection Alarm, which will no longe r b e manufactured for and fielded by the Army. Photo captured from video by Darrell L. Gray, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. r s ystem Stryker On The Move test at Target S Grid at Dugway Proving Ground, July 2017. The JCAD will be integrated with the Stryker vehicle as a replacement for the Autom ati c Chemical Agent Detection Alarm, which will no longer be manufactured for and fielded by the Army. Photo captured from video by Darrell L. Gray, Dugway Proving Ground Pu bli c Affairs.


If you have 1 QUESTION that might need 4 ANSWERS, send it to us for consideration at: Rick Harrison Chenega Corp. season has started. Some fans prefer college football while others favor professional teams. We asked four of you what you prefer, college or pro football and why. And the big question What is your favorite team? Be, Know, Do, has been the Army Leadership model for a simple model, Be the person who you are supposed to be. Know your craft, your skills, and understand how your skills fit into the bigger puzzle we call the Army. Then Do, act on what you know based on your character and who you are. Everything you do is based on the principles of Be, Know, Do and the values you learned and applied to your life. I believe in life we can live by the same principles. I recently was listening to Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life Church in Oklahoma talk about his new book Divine Direction. In this book, one of his main points is for us not to focus on who we will become or what we will do with our life, but to focus on who we are. Before you Do you have to Be. In our mad rush of life we are continually asking where I will go to college, where will I live, what career will I choose, and what does God want me to do? These are all great questions, but until you become the person you are supposed to be, then do. In that rush to become someone or something we can lose sight of what is important and miss out on those around us. So, before we barrel down the road, take a step back and ask who am I to be? What are my values, what motivates me, and helps me to become relationship with God, then my Family, then the Military. I love each one and I know that unless my relationship with God is straight, then the relationships with my Family, matter. I will be doing life for all the wrong reasons, I may be successful, I may get the gold ring, and have accolades, but inside I will be empty and the people that matter to me know who I am, then I am able Do, and my life will be more fulfilled. This month I invite you to ask yourself am I doing to do, or am I doing because I am? Remember we have some awesome events going on in the chapel starting this Month. Monday Night Madness starting 11 Sep 1700. begin meeting on 12 Sep at 0930. We will also have studies Wed nights at 1830. Catholic Mass at 1800 and Sunday Protestant Worship 1100. CH (MAJ) James Lester Be, Know, Do CORNER 1 4 4 ANSWERS 1 QUESTION Jack Skeen JAG Office Mike LeFevre Dugway Federal Credit Union Kimberly March Post Office Clerk


Question: Being a polite Dugway government or contract employee, you kindly hold open the door for an unidentified person entering your building without asking their identity and purpose. What is wrong with this picture? Answer: Good Cyber Security involves cultivating a questioning attitude. You should always them to that individual to verify. If the area is a classified facility, escort them directly to the security office or security POC. Security officers are on orders and bear security responsibilities, but physical security is When leaving your office, you should ensure your security badge is not visible. You should close and lock the door to your office when you are not present. Close and locked any areas containing networking equipment such as switches and routers. Alert security as soon as you realize government issued property is lost or stolen, especially mobile electronic devices containing government data such as laptops and cell phones. You should not talk about work outside your workspace to prevent others from overhearing possibly sensitive information. Face monitors away from unshaded windows and common hallways. Know who your Security Manager, Information Assurance Officer, and Information Management Officer are and how to contact them. NEC Dugway U.S. POST OFFICE In addition to stamps and mailers, the Dugway U.S. Post Office sells a mixed selection of greeting cards and envelops including birthday, congratulations, wedding, thank you, get well, and sympathy cards. These items and more are also available online at: CONGRATULATIONS LTC Gary L. Bishop to SEPTEMBER, 2017 WINNER


Pie eating fanatics, greased pole climbers, a dime toss into assorted glassware and balloons floating restlessly in easy breezes described the festivities of an annual summer festival affectionately called Dugway Days. Those days were small town doings, a tiny community in the remote west desert of Utah where high school girls, referred to as D ettes sold sloppy joes, baked beans and ice cream for a dime a scoop. And a dance outside under the stars was summer magic. event to bring the community and workforce together to play together, and meet each build morale and Van Prooyen, who was June 1988 to July 1990. Cheri LeFevre, an e quipment facilities and services assistant for the Test Division, Range Support Branch arrived at Dugway as a girl. She remembers said. LeFevre remembers a up ice at the ice house in Ditto In June 20, 1975, the Desert Sampler, the newspaper at the time listed Dugway Days as a three day event. Dugway Days with much director of Mission Installation Contracting Command. the commissary, and the Post Exchange (now the Clinic) would be a flurry of activity for the field. A carnival was always a mainstay. We wondered what rides would The carnival was a midway of rides, games, displays and contests booths. For years a Ferris wheel, the Whip and Spacewalk, were mainstays sponsored by Youth Activities, the Sampler story noted. In a 1982 story, Dugway Days included an airshow at Michael Army Airfield. Beyond the midway, the 19th Special Forces Group demonstrated their prowess in combat and put an end to the parachuting, but not before they had won the respect and admiration of SP5 Dave Pinnick, who covered the story The airshow drew large crowds to see a B 52 bomber, several helicopters and a jet fighter. Interestingly, a remotely piloted vehicle was parked on the tarmac, perhaps a precursor of the Rapid Integration Acceptance Center, which now fields development testing and pilot training for unmanned aircraft on the installation. Youngsters of all ages stood in line for over an hour for chance to climb the stairs into the highly packed, complicated cockpit of the B 52. Crew members braved the 100 degree plus temperature inside the huge black bomber to answer questions concerning the plane for their youthful visitors. In addition to the B 52, there were two F 165s, one F 105. A cobra gunship and a Dugway U 1H white and blue paint job and VIP interior. Beyond the airshow a juggler amazed the crowds by juggling items ranging from meat cleavers to bowling balls. A magician/illusionist named Jack Hart performed magic feats including suspending a woman in midair on a broom, cutting a lady in half and making rabbits and doves escaped from a locked trunk before his grand finale of escaping from a straight jacket suspended midair in 25 and 38/100 seconds beating second Pinnick wrote. By the mid 1980s the pattern for Dugway Days was set. The parades went down West Knight, around Valdez, West to East and over to the Club. Favorite activities and fundraisers like parades, potlucks, pony rides and tours of the test center were the backbone of the festivities. were an on post horse club. LeFevre said. officer at West Desert Test Center, was in the first person in dunk booth the year it dressed in a bright pink and orange Hawaiian flower swim trunks, with white collar and black bow tie, and white cuffs. He called himself the Mayor of Willow Springs. He bet the guys beers that they could not In 1983, a puppet show, and belly dancing lessons were added, two activities that were a huge hit. The Broadway show Oliver was staged by community actors at the Dugway High School, and a celebrity auction was overseen by the Pony Express Toastmasters. The auction included items from famous people including: Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Robert Redford, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Pearl Bailey. Red Skelton, Loretta Lynn, Burt Lancaster, John Travolta, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodard, Dick Clark, Elizabeth Montgomery, Glen Campbell. Michael Landon, Loretta Swift and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. By1988, the Desert Sun, the new name of the paper, reported that Dugway Days had moved to September and scaled down to one day. A community breakfast that fed almost 300 in an hour was introduced to help keep a growing commuter workforce involved. Tours of the test center still gave community members a chance to see the restricted areas of the test center, which strengthened morale. The midway morphed to a late summer festival with games, craft activities and a talent show. A local competition was fostered between test center teams Rangers won the field by pulling their competition through a stream of cold, Desert Sun. Dugway Days lasted eight more years before becoming a half day celebration in the mid 1990s. Over the years, the date and events changed. At some point it was referred to as Safety Day, or tied to Independence Day. It was an effervescent time to celebrate accomplishments, build memories and pride in community that should never be forgotten. REMEMBERING U.S. Army Rangers win a tug of war contest and demonstrated hand to hand combat at the September 1988 Dugway Days celebration. File Photo Dugway Proving Ground/ Public Affairs. By far the most popular booth was the Skull Valley Riders horse and pony rides. Here, Gail Mc Hardy leads a satisfied customer. Original photo by Lt. Col. John Mc Hardy. File Photo Dugway Proving Ground / Public Affairs. Col. Paul Herrick presses his nose against the wall of the dunking booth September 1988 proving not only walks on water but can survive underneath it as well. Part of festivities was booths work by volunteers to make money for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation which helps support the craft and auto shop, youth activities and childcare. File Photo Dugway Proving Ground / Public Affairs. Bruce Hanson & Salt Lake Scotts Bagpipe Band Play traditional Scottish music for the Dugway Days festival in June 1975. A big part of festivities was booths worked by volunteers to make money for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs that supportthe craft and auto shop, youth activities and childcare. File Photo Dugway Proving Ground / Public Affairs


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