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Greetings Team Dugway. I wanted to ensure we have an open dialogue on the future of Dugway Proving Ground Mission Support and how we strike a balance between caring for our Soldiers, civilians, and Family members while not delivering services above required levels. #1 priority is readiness. Additionally, the Dugway Senior mission of the installation. So, to that end, our priorities must synchronize with this and our new financial reality. The Garrison exists to support the Senior Commander and the mission of the installation. Recent changes may be tough for some who have seen services and programs go away in recent years. However, resilient Army By Aaron D. Goodman Garrison Manager, USAG, Dugway, Utah Divest, Reshape, Invest More than 40 people participated in a Native American Heritage Month tour in the test center area, Nov. 6, learning about efforts to document archeological areas on Dugway. The tour was arranged by Rachel Quist, the Garrison cultural resource manager, who took attendees to a Cedar Mountain Training Range archeological site to show the value of identifying and preserving ancient artifacts. the history and better understand the culture of the hunter gatherers, the earliest Americans, The participants were split into two groups, lead by Quist and Jennifer Degraffenried (an archeologist with the office), allowing everyone plenty of time to see the flagged sites and ask Archeological Site Tour. Page 3 Command Perspective. Page 2 Col. Brant Hoskins, Dugway commander, speaks to a large group of military veterans, their families and other community members at the Annual Veterans Day Services, Nov. 11 at the Utah Army National Guard facility in Tooele, Utah. Hoskins began his remarks by expressing appreciation for the military veterans in attendance and those living and serving around the men and women from all walks of life who have stepped forward to defend our nation throughout all those who have served and continue to serve our nation with Hoskins also paid tribute to the families of veterans reminding the Hoskins closed his remarks stating that veterans still have much to offer our great nation. He challenged all in attendance to should have a responsibility to ensure the service and sacrifices of all our veterans are not overlooked or forgotten, as they also help to connect the public with the Army and inspire the by Robert Saxon, Dugway AND MUCH MORE DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR 7,000 year old story unfolds on Native American archeological site visit. page 1&2 Balancing resources and synchronizing priorities with a new financial reality. page 1&2 A celebration of all who have served with honor and distinction. page 1 Protecting ecosystems is a critical task for Team Dugway. Page 3 Unique holiday traditions edition. page 6 A warm glimpse at Dugway Christmases past. page 8 A handy guide to everything happen. page 7


In the Bible, one of my favorite stories is about King Josiah. I liked this story so much that when my wife and I were choosing names for our last child we chose the name Josiah. We believe that names help to define us, and to give our son a person that he could emulate, we chose King Josiah. King Josiah became King of Judah at the age of 8. He ruled the Kingdom of Judah till he was in his thirties. He is considered by the Jewish People to be one of the greatest kings that lived. So how does a young boy become the man he was? When you look at the obstacles that he faced you lot going for him. He was young only 8 years old when he became king. His dad was killed by the same advisors that put him on the throne. He lived in a cultural that was ripe with intrigue and back stabbing that would make viewers of Game of Thrones blush. Despite these obstacles, age, background, and culture, he still made great changes in his community and his nation. In 2 Kings 23:25 we read king like Josiah, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and soul and strength, obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never Living Translation) See Josiah loved God, from an early age he turned to God and devoted all he had to bringing his nation back to service and love of God. Today as you think about your own situation, I encourage you to not be limited by your age, whether limited by your family situation or your lack of family. And lastly the Dug heard that comment followed by a sense of hopelessness that it will never get better. Well if we the community of Dugway continue to do things the Dug way then it like Josiah and change the way we see this place. We have to be willing to make a difference, not for ourselves but for all who call Dugway home. My family and I want to make a difference in this place at the chapel. We have started a few programs that we hope will continue to breathe hope and life back into our community. We that meets each week on Tuesday mornings and study, and Monday Night Madness. We are also developing a program for our youth and hope to be able to start that in the future. There is a lot to get overwhelmed, but we take one bite at a time. Before we know it, we have eaten the elephant. CH (MAJ) James Lester CORNER stones you see are broken spear points used by hunters to hurl handheld spears at smaller game She also pointed out several large slightly spooned rocks, which she said indicated the surfaces may have been used for preparing food, cooking or as a small hearth during cold weather. Tour participants liked the idea American Heritage observance by going to the field to see an very visual tour and I enjoyed the a geographic information specialist at West Desert Test the native people here created Families live the values of service and sacrifice. They understand the current fiscal environment and the resulting changes to programs and services on Army installations. The Army has directed Installation Management Command to divest of unsustainable programs and reshape those where we are over delivering to support higher priority requirements. As we balance resources, IMCOM remains accountable to performance standards that meet, but do not exceed, statutory requirement and DoD directive. We are operating in a resource constrained environment and this demands that we have clear priorities and that we stick to them. Also, we must invest in services and infrastructure that support training and power projection. Keys to success will be knowing our priorities and maintaining a disciplined focus on them when applying resources. We should not expect more money or manpower in Fiscal Year 2018. To invest more in our top priorities, we will divest and reshape our efforts in lower priority areas. This includes Soldier and Family programs and services where we are over delivering above the statutory requirement. We must accept a lower level of resource and service delivery to enhance the top priorities and accomplish the mission. We must see ourselves, understand our environment, and change our behavior to act, and execute operations within the fiscal and manpower resources available. We must promote the Wi challenge is to sustain the quantity and quality of services while reducing expenses. We simply do not have the same level of resources we did during the years of the Army Family Covenant when resources were temporarily abundant. In accordance with Total Army Strong, commanders must now balance their program and tailor them to local needs ensuring we are focused where the need is greatest. The following are the IMCOM priorities that have been balanced operational environment and Army priorities. 1. Infrastructure: Address the urgent infrastructure challenges brought on by a decade of underinvestment. Provide facilities that enable speed of assembly and deployment. 2. Emergency Services: Meet DoD standards for emergency services such as law enforcement and firefighting. 3. Support to Training: Integrate and deliver services that enable demanding and realistic training to ensure our Soldiers and our formations are trained and ready to fight and win in combat. 4. Soldier Programs: Deliver programs and services designed to support and assist commanders to improve the readiness and resilience of individual Soldiers. 5. Family Programs: Provide programs and services designed to support and assist commanders to enable Soldiers to build individual, collective, and family self reliance, so Soldiers can solve their own problems and become/remain capable of meeting the unique demands of Army life. I hope this information provides some context of our mission priorities and how we intend to continue working hard to support the mission and community of Dugway Proving Ground. The future will be challenging, but rewarding. We will do it together using the Army Values, creativity, and team work. I am so proud of what our amazing team does every day and the commitment of not only our team, but our Families as well. Dugway is a special place and it is an honor to continue serving alongside you. I hope that all of you have a safe and outstanding holiday season with the opportunity to spend time with family and friends and recharge your batteries. We need everyone to accomplish the mission, so be safe and take care of each other. Team Dugway! Continued from Page 1. IMCOM Service Culture Initiative Public Service Announcement Videos IMCOM Service Culture Initiative video: An explanation of IMCOM's culture of service, and how great customer service begins by taking care of our own. IMCOM Rugged Professional video: An explanation of how we must see, treat, and respect our Soldiers, but not coddle them, and how this is an important part of our Army. IMCOM Divest, Reshape, Invest video: Explains IMCOM's priorities as they relate to Army priorities, and how the Army has directed IMCOM to employ the tenants of Total Army Strong to sustain necessary base operating services while harvesting money to fund high priority requirements. IMCOM Command Video: A brief video that provides an overview of IMCOM. Continued from Page 1. This round topped hill overlooks the archeological site in the Cedar Mountains. A Native American Heritage tour held Nov. 6, gave more than 40 people a chance to look at stone tools and shaped arrow points and other artifacts that provide precious clues into Dugway's past according to Rachel Quist, the cultural manager for the Environmental Programs office, who hosted the tour. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs Several larger stones with a spooned center found at flagged sites may have been used for preparing food, or as a hearth for cooking. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Proving Grounds Public Affairs The Native American Tour offered some of the best evidence of the hunter gathers who lived within the borders of Dugway Proving Ground 7,000 years ago. Pictured (L to R) are Gary Millar, deputy chief of the Test Support Division; Bob Abston, Supervisor of the Range and Airfield Office; Maj. Brandon Garner, commander of the Dugway Health Clinic; Rachael Quist, cultural resource manager of the Environmental Program office and Garrison Manager Aaron Goodman. Photo by Bonnie A. Robinson, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs


part two of a series about the personnel at Dugway who work tirelessly to safely test and evaluate chemical and biological defense systems while being good stewards of the environment and complying with all established regulations.] Protecting Dugway Proving Ground ecosystems and sustaining test and training ranges for future use is a critical task for the Dugway team. The partnership between the garrison environmental subject matter experts and West Desert Test Center leaders, project managers and test officers is a crucial part of environmental strategy to meet its mission today and into the future. The primary test divisions for the WDTC are the Chemical Test Division and the Special Programs Division, with the latter also performing training in chemical and biological defense tactics, techniques and procedures. All chemical warfare agent testing is performed in laboratories, but much of the chemical testing and training conducted by Special Programs is performed outdoors on the test and training ranges using simulants. Damon Nicholson, a program manager for Test Management Branch, Special Programs Division, takes his environmental test we conduct must follow strict, established environmental signs on the test center that say following the rules and Nicholson noted that there are many overarching documents that are used as guides, such as Statement, which serves as an overarching environmental guide for land use by the test center for Assessments or a Record of Environmental Consideration are typically programmatic or test specific. The test and environmental teams work together with a variety of federal and state agencies to ensure compliance with environmental He emphasized that the environmental planning process is followed for each new test. As a test officer of a program, he is ultimately responsible for providing the test team guidance and determining what test one test is similar to a previous test, typically I will use an existing environmental checklist as the framework to evaluate the initial environmental considerations of there are test requirements or issues that are new to the test center, I meet with members of the Environmental Technology Office, who write the National Environmental Policy Act Nicholson observed that to help provide for quick response tests, there is often an environmental analysis already completed that can validate a test. But new test documents can sometimes be tiered off these documents saving time and test dollars. He further explained, it requires a more extensive review. A good example of this was the Jack Rabbit chorine series of tests that began in early required an encompassing needed additional chemical mounts and the criteria was so innovative that a new test grid (now named the Urban Test Grid) There were real challenges to work around in areas that had not be used for this kind of testing before, Nicholson revealed. For example, coordination was Test and Training Range, which is adjacent to the test center land needed for the new test grid. planning process is critical to success and to ensure that all processes are in place and around protected areas, but once the environmental documentation officer to execute and oversee compliance with all the And since land area used to build the Urban Test Grid had not been used for testing of this nature, it require a lot from the garrison environmental team. Nicholson was quick to express his gratitude for the cultural and said. Team effort to protect the environment is also evident in all training events that happen at WDTC. Lance Mcentire, Chief of the Counter Weapon of Mass Destruction Branch, of the Special Programs Division said, well over 100 different training events scheduled throughout the events involves a seminar to ensure every team that comes to the test center understands that protecting the environmental integrity of the ranges is critical to training. us to tell the units how to safely operate in a chemical or biological one of our training officers with of our stewardship at the test center to sustain future test and Other Dugway teams help with environmental conservation efforts. Kent Sumsion, the lead Range Control Specialist at test center works primarily with Army National Guard and Reserve units located in Utah that come to Dugway for training events. units due to cutbacks or restrictions for large training events closer to local there have been particular concerns about fires in an arid training event in available areas that will meet their training review the safety and environmental rules of the test range and the parameters of the Sumsion stressed that his team ensures these Guard and Reserve teams are aware of the important cultural sites on the resource office to provide a brief class on how the artifacts are flagged or tagged and to stress the importance of protecting the wildlife, migratory birds and After the training is complete, Sumsion and his team return to the training area and ensure it has been returned to its pre use state. he added. Jack Rabbit II test evaluating the effects of a chlorine gas release to help build toxic inhalation hazard release modeling a nd emergency response procedures, September 2016. (Photo by U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground) Results of Hellfire Missile Production Prove out Testing, Pt. 2, September 2011. (Photo by U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground) Iron Warrior test to evaluate effects of an improvised explosive device, 2016. (Photo by U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground)


Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, there will be changes to TRICARE and its benefit as a result of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and TRICARE 2017 (T2017) region consolidation. Service members, retirees and families will see major reforms to their TRICARE benefit. Across all Military Services, the Military Health System serves a diverse population of 9.4 million worldwide. Although mayb e n ot as visible of a change, the changes coming next year are on the scale of when the military converted from CHAMPUS to TRICARE in the 1990s. The benefit remains exceptional and no one will be losing any coverage they currently have due to this change. Effective Jan. 1, 2018: TRICARE Select will replace TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra. TRICARE Select combines the features of TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra in a single plan. Select enrollees may obtain care from any TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or authorization. Enrollees who obtain services from TRICARE network providers will pay lower cost sharing amounts for network care. All current TRICARE beneficiaries will be automatically enrolled in their respective plan on Jan. 1: TRICARE Prime enrollees wi ll remain in TRICARE Prime. TRICARE Standard and Extra beneficiaries will be enrolled in TRICARE Select. Beneficiary out of pocket costs will be updated. Go to costs for the most up to date cost information. On Jan. 1, the TRICARE North and South regions will combine to form TRICARE East, while TRICARE West will remain mostly unchanged. Humana Military will administer the new East region and Health Net Federal Services will administer the West region. This cha nge will allow better coordination between the military hospitals and clinics and the civilian health care providers in each regi on. For more information visit: Or call: (801) 390 6731 Question: In the event you discover classified information in an email on the NIPRNET, should you forward the email to your security POC? Answer: No. Forwarding the email will increase the number of systems that will have to be contained, cleaned up, and restored. Actions on contact: If a network security incident occurs: 1. 2. Call your Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM): Dorian Lemmon (7103); Cyber Security Specialist, LaWanda Smith (2240); and/or Security Manager Jed Smith (2910). Computer/Network Security Incident Tips: A network or computer security violation can take the form of a Negligent Discharge of Classified Information (NDCI) or a Cross Domain Violation (CDV). a lower classification level or from a higher protection level to a lower protection level. A PII leak should be treated like a spillage because it is protected information. Never connect a device to two different networks such as between SIPR and NIPR or vice versa. This includes any mobile device, CD/DVD, laptop, etc. In a mixed environment, always be aware of which network you are using. Be aware of classification markings and all handling caveats. Ensure all devices are properly labeled so that the device or media can't be mistakenly used on two different networks. Follow procedures for transferring data to and from outside agency and non government networks. Label all files, removable media, and pay special attention to CD/DVDs and subject headers. Never connect personally owned equipment or media to government networks or computers. Unauthorized connection to the Internet or other network could introduce malware or facilitate hacking of sensitive or even classified information. Be aware that although the DREN is Unclassified just like the NIPRNET it is often used to transmit Sensitive Information such as FOUO that may require a higher level of protection. NEC Dugway


Mr. Scott A. Wendt, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, was awarded an Advanced Safety Certificate from the National Safety Council, Nov. 10, 2017. The certificate is a nationally recognized safety curriculum (7.8 CEUs) based on proven best practices and designed to enhance critical thinking skills and effectively address safety issues. In addition, the certificate directly supports the FY18 ATEC Safety and Occupational Health objectives for continued safety training for the CP 12 Safety Professional. 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 You are Cordially Invited Christmas Tea RSVP by December 5th 435 831 2251 Tuesday, December 12th, 11:30 am 1:00 pm Hope Chapel


If you have 1 QUESTION that might need 4 ANSWERS, send it to us for consideration at: 1 4 4 ANSWERS 1 QUESTION Brittani Yale Photonic Scientific Assistant, Service Engineering Aebleskiver (German circle pancakes) for breakfast. We dip them in powdered Kelcie Reed Management and Program Analyst, USAG "We open new pajamas every Christmas eve, right before bed." Al Vogle Public Affairs Specialist, Dugway Public Affairs Office making Cottage Cheese Pie. It's an old Belgian and German recipe. Mark Jeffery Chemical Engineering Technician, WDTC the Hubbard squash she grows. My wife is a real good cook; she What is your favorite holiday tradition? Every family has its own Christmas traditions, some of which are passed the little personal things we remember. Here are what four employees at Dugway shared. Choose your cause and Show Some Love. Dugway CFC kickoff is December 7, 2017 to donate online or with a pledge form one or more organizations supporting your cause a payment method receive funds during the year receive funds during the year For help or information contact Dugway POC at: (435) 831 3448


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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 24/31 25 26 27 28 29 30 News, information or comment may be submitted to: 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 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 7