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Drudging through thick snow and rugged terrain at Dugway, Soldiers had determination written across their faces despite the elements working against them on nearly each event. said Sgt. 1st Class Roxanne Nissen, the EACH Emergency Department noncommissioned officer in charge and event cadre. up for this with Soldiers at Dugway to begin validating the By tackling day and night land navigation, a 12 mile road march, weapons qualification, an Army Physical Fitness Test, oral board testing, and Army Warrior Tasks, the seven competitors were put to the test to determine the best Soldier and NCO EACH has to offer. manding with the events so close Dilday, a preventive medicine Within a three day span, each Soldier put on a brave face despite being unaware of how they scored on any events until the closing ceremony March 1, 2018, when the winners were announced. for the title of EACH Best Warrior Competition NCO and Soldier of the Year have already mastered a series of benchmarks validated by Staff Sgt. Geraldine Rodriguez, EACH victim advocate and event cadre. EACH Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Conde thanked the Dugway garrison leadership for allowing the unit to host there and praised the hard work of the event cadre. AND MUCH MORE DISPATCH INSIDE YOUR Tough competition focused on leadership, knowledge and fitness. page 1&2 Civilians are an integral part of the Army team. page 1&2 Historical Met data will help NASA bring some comet back to Dugway. page 1,2&3 S/K Challenge returns with bigger and better testing opportunities. Page 3 Commitment, service and dedication recognized at awards ceremony. page 4 How to protect your PII from cyber thieves. page 6 The Month of the Military Child supports a stronger fighting force. page 5 Best warrior. Page 2 Have you heard of the Army Civilian Corps (ACC)? Many people are unaware that in June 2006 the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army signed a memorandum that officially created the Army Civilian Corps thereby acknowledging the Army civilian as a vital component of the Army team and the Army Corps is meant to unify the Army civilian service and embody the commitment of civilians who serve as an integral part of our Francis J. Harvey and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker in a joint memorandum to Army personnel. Since the creation of the Army on June 14, 1775, U.S. Army civilians have been central to the success of the Army in peace and war. Civilians have served the Army in a wide array of functions from delivering of supplies and equipment, treating the wounded, managing posts, and providing stability and continuity for units and army organizations. Army civilians work side by side with soldiers deployed around the world. They have recently fulfilled By Ryan W. Harris Director, West Desert Test Center Spc. Anthony Cruz, a combat medic specialist assigned to Dugway Occupational Health Clinic, begins the land navigation challe nge during the Evans Army Community Hospital Best Warrior Competition Feb. 28, 2018, at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Photo by Jeanine Mezei E vans Army Community Hospital Command perspective. Page 2 Special to The Dispatch When NASA recently contacted Dugway Proving Ground to get a likely weather profile for Nov. 17, 2038, the call to its Meteorology Division was well timed. During the past few years, several meteorology employees have been upgrading field instrumentation from analog to digital, or digitizMeteorology upgrade. Page 2 Today's meteorological observation room at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah has no windows, unlike the 1944 version in the accompanying photo, but sees far more than human eyes. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs.


Continued from page 1. against terror, from assisting in reconstruction projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting rapid acquisition, testing, and fielding of critical pieces of equipment, and training Soldiers for deployment. Often overlooked, these quiet professionals have always been a vital part of the Army profession. As an Army civilian, what does it mean to be an Army professional and member of the ACC? An Army professional is an individual who exemplifies competence, character, and commitment. Competence is demonstrated by an individual being recognized as a subject matter expert in their field of study. Army civilians provide long term institutional knowledge enabling continuity of operations. Character is a perues along with ethical decision making and actions. A strong moral obligation to serve the nation and exercise moral judgment is a key aspect of being an Army professional. Commitment is the duty to be loyal, ethical, and consistently provide honorable service to the nation. To be an Army professional means to be motivated by service to others and the nation. As Army professionals and ACC members how do we continue to develop and improve our competence, character, and commitment? It may help to conduct a self assessment of your current status, and determine what additional actions you can take to improve your knowledge, skill, and abilities. Ask yourself, do I and my supervisor have a clear understanding of my career goals and objectives? Do I have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that supports those goals and objectives? Have I completed the Army Civilian Education requirements for my particular grade and position? Have I identified the continuing education I need to complete in order to maintain my expertise in my particular technical field? Do I know what Career Program I belong to? If these questions, then I challenge you to create a self development plan. Some helpful tools can be found at the TRADOC website ( Acculturation) which is designed to help Army civilians integrate into the Army team. We all can use these tools to improve our knowledge, skills, and abilities to increase our competence, character, and commitment as an Army professional. Continued from page 1. Spc. Anthony Cruz, a combat medic specialist assigned to Dugway Occupational Health Clinic, completes securing a sked while participating in an Army Warrior Task lane during the Evans Army Community Hospital Best Warrior Competition at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Photo by Jeanine Mezei, Evans Army Community Hospital presented before them and they The winners of the event were Sgt. Margaret Justice, a medical laboratory specialist at EACH, and Spc. Anthony Cruz, a combat medic specialist assigned to Dugway Occupational Health Clinic. Both received the Army Commendation Medal for demonstrating outstanding leadership, knowledge of military and world events, and astonishing physical fitness. They will represent EACH at the U.S. Army Regional Health Command Central Best Warrior Competition beginning March, 12, 2018, at Dugway. resent Evans but Dugway as going to be tough competition Evans Army Community Hospital Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Conde, left, stands next to Lt. Col. James Morrison, second from left, Medical Department Activity Fort Carson troop commander, and Best Warrior Competition NCO of the Year Sgt. Margaret Justice and Soldier of the Year Spc. Anthony Cruz, during the awards ceremony March 1, 2018, at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Both Soldiers will represent Evans ACH during the U.S. Army Regional Health Command Central Best Warrior Competition at Dugway. Photo by Jeanine Mezei, Evans Army Community Hospital Staff Sgt. Christopher Keith provides instruction to Sgt. Margaret Justice, a medical laboratory specialist at Evans ACH, during the Best Warrior Competition held at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Justice earned the title of NCO of the Year and will represent Evans during the upcoming regional Best Warrior Competition. Photo by Jeanine Mezei, Evans Army Community Hospital Sgt. Steele Smith, combat medic specialist at Robinson Family Medicine Clinic at Fort Carson, takes his position to provide cover during an Army Warrior Task lane at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Photo by Jeanine Mezei, Evans Army Community Hospital ing 36 years of hand written weather observations. The work of meteorologists Tim Markle and Dan Ruth, and physical scientist Donny Storwold, will streamline record keeping, and help to infer weather trends in the future. Markle willingly undertook the most tedious task: entering data from a roomful of paper records from 1950 to 1986 a span covits closure at the end of World War II to when Meteorology began storing data electronically. Meteorological data from tests, est temperature, wind speed and direction were taken from handwritten forms and keystroked into a spreadsheet. The next step is to transfer the data from the spreadsheet to the Army Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation Meteorologi c a l A r c h i t e c t u r e f o r D a t a A r c h i val, a database written 10 years ago by Dugway meteorologist Scott Halvorson. ARMADA is now used by all Army Test and Evaluation ranges for meteorological records. Unfortunately, cepted a position as a government meteorologist in Anchorage. Ruth and Storwold replaced outdated equipment with modern been laborious but fulfilling. Storwold began working at Dugway in 1987, becoming instrumental in Meteorology abandoning paper and pencil and going to digital. He noticed a wind speed and direction instrument used electronics to mark a tic on a moving roll of paper. thing mechanically, so I said, ologist skilled at writing software himself to compile and digitize us to make inferences on the Flight Center in Maryland. Last December, NASA approved further development of the Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR) mission to visit the 67P/Churyumov Continued from page 1. Tim Markle of Dugway Proving Ground's Meteorology Division holds up a monthly log from transcribed the handwritten notes into a spreadsheet by hand, to make records from 1950 to 1986 more accessible digitally. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs Meteorology upgrade. Page 3


Gerasimenko comet and return to Earth with samples. If the CAESAR program moves forward, its collector with comet samples will land on Dugway Nov. 17, 2038 between 8 and 9 a.m. During those 60 minutes 20 years from now, Dugway meteorologists have inferred that it will likely be 29 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit, with winds from the southeast at 4 to 7 miles per hour. Decades old digitized records may reveal fascinating trends, such as whether global warming affects Dugway, and to what extent. The meteorologists noted that summers seem drier, with nights are cooler. No study is planned, but if the warm and dry weather associated with summer is extending into the spring and autumn months, then perhaps the testing schedule could be likewise expanded. Or, if a customer requires particular conditions for testing, then studies may infer their most likely time of year. When the vintage records are finally loaded into ARMADA, who knows what weather trends may be discovered. A single date Nov. 17, 2038 may be just the first clue to an unrecognized treasure. Dugway Proving Ground will host its fourth S/K Challenge beginning May 7, to assess the strengths and weakness of chemi c a l a n d b i o l o g i c a l d e t e c t o r s a n d its associated software in an operational defense environment. vance new technologies and capabilities in support of the global chemical and biological defense said Jeff Hogan, a microbiologist with Biological Test for the two week challenge. Past S/K Challenge participants have marveled over the size of the outdoor facilities calling West tation for excellence in chemical U.S. government military members, program managers, interagency and international partners, and private industry stakeholders can once again challenge their detection systems with simulated chemical and biological agents in realistic scenarios and environments. Two specialized structures at Dugway help determine the effectiveness of the chemical and biological detectors during the first week of testing. The Joint Ambient Breeze Tunnel, a 170 meter permeant structure, can produce a controlled, movable simulant cloud to challenge detection system testing. The Active Standoff Chamber, a 340 meter outdoor test facility, houses a 110 foot inter chamber allowing a biological simulant to be released and held in position air. Two large doors at both ends open to allow a distant laser to pass through and detect the simu l a n t c l o u d The challenge includes a third test area located on the massive outdoor test grid Target S, which is nearly seven miles long on each side and fully instrumented to detect chemical and biological simulants. Target S uses a variety of methods, including explosives, to disseminate chemical or biologi c a l s i m u l a n t s a n d t o m o n i t o r t h e downwind detectors and individucate across numerous systems. Outdoor testing is performed at night since many biological simulants may be damaged by the ing also allows for testing of chemical detectors at the same time, keeping testing costs reasonable for participants. be available during the event. Authenticated data will follow with During the last challenge in August 2016, twenty eight U.S. agencies and eight foreign counties attended. Hogan noted they allowing testers to see what technologies should be pursued or abandoned. government agencies is $20,000 for a test team of seven members for one system. Observers at no national teams is $25,000 but requires a memorandum of understanding with specific test inConsequently, S/K Challenge is much cheaper than a conventional test, and the operators return with an excellent understanding of what works and what should be improved. S/K is short for Sets and Kits. Information packets may be requested at Dugway Proving Click on the S/K Challenge box. CORNER ways an avid reader, I had difficulty reading until I was in 2 nd grade and begin to learn Phonics. After that my reading took off, one of the earliest books I rePieter (Piet) Jongeling who was a member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, and was placed in a Nazi concena young boy and his friends from the Netherlands and his dog Scout, and their adventures under the German occupation. They helped to free their town from Nazi occupation, went on adventures, and encountered criminals, all while maintaining their Christian faith. I liked the intensity of the book, and it allowed me to imagine what it would have been like to be bold in the face of danger and oppression. I admired the characters not because they were perfect, but because they were like me. They got in trouble with their parents, they had to make choices between right and wrong. They learned to walk with God daily even through adversity. Years later in High school I read another book from another author from the Netherlands, Boom, her story was very differstory was about her Family hiding found out and finding herself and her sister separated from their Family and how they survived the Nazi Concentration Camp without losing their Faith in God. Corrie was a Christian and struggled with her faith in God, but in the end the life her sister lived inspired her to keep living for God. She faced her biggest challenge not in the concentration camp but afterwards when she was speaking in churches across Europe. In one of her services a man came down the aisle to thank her for her message. When she looked up she realized this was one of the guards who punished her in the camps. Her mind went right back to the camp, and the loss she experienced there. But instead of a sneering face of a guard, she looked up to see a man with tears in his eyes and a smile. After the war, he had repented of his wrongs, and now was a changed man. He apologized for what he had done, and Corrie was able to forgive him. You may ask how someone can forgive someone when they have done such wrong. Is it difficult of a simple process. But in order for us to move forward in life we have to be able to forgive those who wrong us. We can stay mired in the mud, we can stay in do us much good. In fact it will keep you from meeting your fullest potential. I admire these two writers, both of their stories help us to see with God we can move forward, and become better peopain and suffering, but with faith, hope and love we can serve those around us. I encourage you today to love others and forgive those who have wronged you. Two private industry scientists prepare their standoff detector for a simulated agent trial with the distant Active Standoff Chamber (not pictured). Standoff detectors detect a chemical or biological cloud at a distance, avoiding contamination of the system and those operating it. Visitors admired the stunning sunsets at Dugway Proving Ground, for which it is noted. Photo by Al Vogel / Dugway Public Affairs Continued from page 2. The CAESAR (Comet Astrobiology Exploration SAmple Return) mission will acquire a sample from the nucleus of comet Churyumov Gerasimenko, returning it safely to Earth. If the craft receives full funding in 2019, it will be launched in 2025 and parachute a capsule of samples Nov. 17, 2038 onto Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Illustration by NASA The comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko is approximately 2.7 miles long and 2.5 miles at its widest point. Samples from the comet will be taken back to Earth. A capsule of samples will be parachuted Nov. 17, 2038 onto Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Illustration: European Space Agency Those who helped upgrade the archive and field instrumentation at the Meteorology Division at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Left to right, on the weather observation deck with replaced instruments are Meteorologists Dan Ruth, Tim Markle and Physical Scientist Donny Storwold. Markle. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs


Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Got Civilian employees and their families, retirees, and military dependents may receive short term counseling and referral for services. Problems may include but are not limited to: alcohol abuse and drug use, health related problems, marital emotional/behavioral/financial stress, job stress or other problems affecting employees or family members. EAP provides the following: Privacy and confidentiality Link to a network of providers Short term counseling Management consultation Supervisor and employee training Educational seminars in the workplace For an appointment call: (435) 830 6172 English Village Weds 0800 1100 Bldg. 5124, Rm #212 (435) 831 2338 Ditto Weds 1300 1600 Bldg. 4542 (435) 831 5921 Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Conde Members of the garrison workforce and Dugway community gathered at the Community Club on March 15, 2018 for the quarterly awards ceremony. Chaplain (Maj.) James Lester of the Dugway Hope Chapel led the audience in an invocation, followed by enthusiastic comments by garrison manager Aaron Goodman. Goodman began the ceremony by recognizing Kelly Nebel, director of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation for her 15 years of government service. Civilian Service. De Pirro earned the award for exceptionally superior service from October 2016 to April 2018 while serving as the director of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security for the garrison. Goodman next presented Stacey Youngman the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for outstanding achievement and dedication to duty between December 2014 and March 2018 in the Resource Management Directorate. Spc. Nicholas Slater received the Army Commendation Medal. Slater, a religious specialist, earned the award for exceptionally meritorious performance, outstanding service and superior achievements during his assignment at Dugway. Lt. Col. James Morrison of Fort Carson, Colorado accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from Dugway Proving Ground on behalf of Col. Patrick Gorman, commander of the U.S. Army Medical at Fort Carson. The appreciation was for selecting Dugway Proving Ground for the 2018 Best Warrior Competition, and for using the directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and services. Aaron Goodman and Kelly Nebel also presented certificates of appreciation to Command Sgt. Maj. Federico Conde of Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, Colorado, Master Sgt. Russell Kruse and Sgt. 1st Class Darlena Cherry, both of the Dugway Health Clinic for their outstanding efforts in coordinating and integrating FMWR programs and services into the recent Best Warrior 2018 competition All photos by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs. Kelly Nebel Matthew R. De Pirro Stacey Yougman Spc. Nicholas Stater Lt. Col. James Morrison Master Sgt. Russell Kruse Sgt. 1st Class Darlena Cherry


What is it? Throughout April, installations around the world will recognize the sacrifices of U.S. military children by celebrating Month of the Military Child. More than 1.7 million children have one or more parents on active service in the U.S. Armed Forces. These children, too, suffer the effects of nearly 10 years of conflict. An estimated 900,000 children have had one or more parents deploy multiple times. What has the Army done? Army installations will sponsor various activities and events to recognize the brave service and sacrifices of military children. Army leaders will take part in ceremonies and events to recognize challenges that military children face, and to reinforce the Army's promise to improve the quality of life for both Soldiers and their families through the Army Family Covenant. Activities will range from teen forums aimed at addressing challenges they face at school and at home to spring celebrations and school field days. Many activities center around concerts, fairs, picnics, art shows and other events that are designed to highlight the resiliency of military children and give the communities they belong to a chance to celebrate childhood. Many garrisons will also take advantage of the month's awareness campaigns by promoting workshops for parents and teens. What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future? The Army is committed to providing military children with a quality of life commensurate with their service and sacrifice. The Army is delivering on the promises made in the Army Family Covenant through increased or enhanced services provided by child, youth and school services; an unprecedented investment in construction of childcare, youth and teen centers; increased emphasis on school support and school transition services; and standardizing and funding programs worldwide that support the military child. Why is this important to the Army? Soldiers cannot focus on the battles or challenges ahead if they are concerned about their children at home. Providing a safe, nurturing environment for military children creates a stronger fighting force. The Month of the Military Child reinforces this concept, reminds the nation that our service members' children also serve, and provides an opportunity to thank military children for their bravery. (Source U.S. Army Stand To!) Month of the Military Child in a nutshell. IN A NUTSHELL Command and Community Volunteers Help Plant Bunchgrasses Along Fence Line Fuel break (Meet in E Bldg. parking lot or at ACP2) Kestrel Nest Box Visit & Banding Demonstration (Meet in E Bldg. parking lot) Rangeland Sustainability Center/Greenhouse Tour & Wildlife/Cultural Display (Right side of Stark Road heading to Ditto) Community Volunteers Help Plant Trees (By DES playground and chapel) E xperience a day filled with thoughtful and educational activities that help sustain and improve our Dugway environment. Earth Day activities are free and open to members of the Dugway community and workforce.


Question: What can attackers do with PII? Answer: Data collected from or about individuals by the third party may be combined with or imported into other databases to create m ore detailed profiles of individuals without their knowledge or consent. Using these profiles, hackers, foreign intelligence, organized crime, and others seek to exploit vulnerabilities in devices, net works, or programs to target you so that they can obtain unauthorized access to information. Definition of PII Information that identifies, links, relates, is unique to, or describes the individual, such as name, SSN, date and place of bir biometric records, home phone numbers, other demographic, personnel, medical, and financial information, or any other PII whi ch is linked or linkable to a specified individual. This definition of PII is not anchored to any single category of information or technology. Non PII can become PII when information is publically available and when combined could identify an individual. Collecting PII It is your responsibility to: Ensure that the information entrusted to you in the course of your work is secure and protected. PII must only be accessible to Minimize the use, display or storage of SSNs and all other PII. The DoD ID number or other unique identifier should be used i n p lace of the SSN whenever possible. Keep personal information timely, accurate and relevant to the purpose for which it was collected. Delete the information whe n n o longer required. Always adhere to AR 25 400 rements. Delete personal information when no longer required and remember to follow ARIMS Records Management retention and dispositio n r equirements. Immediately notify your supervisor if you suspect or discover that PII has been lost or compromised. Dugway Proving Ground Network Enterprise Center (NEC) Examples of sensitive PII: Stand alone identifiers that are sensitive: Social security number Passport number Credit card number Identifiers that are sensitive when paired: Citizenship of immigration status Sexual orientation Account passwords Last 4 digits of social security number Open to the Public Must be 18 years or older For more information or to purchase advanced tickets visit: Dugway Shocklee Fitness Center or call: (435) 831 2705 Dinner is available starting at 5:30 pm for $8.75


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 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 Command Staff Meeting 0830 Kuddes CR West Desert Staff Meeting 0800 Ditto Roth CR Garrison Staff Meeting 0800 CR 52 West Desert Staff Meeting 0800 Ditto Roth CR Executive Steering Committee 0900 Ditto Roth CR Wendover Day Trip Departs 1500 Newcomers Orientation Bldg. 5124 Rm 239 1330 1700 Story Time 1100 Post Library Movie Madness 1800 Community Club Movie Madness 1800 Community Club Movie Madness 1800 Community Club Story Time 1100 Post Library Story Time 1100 Post Library Movie Madness 1800 Community Club Movie Madness 1800 Community Club Movie Madness 1800 Community Club Movie Madness 1800 Community Club Garrison Staff Meeting 0800 CR 52 Wellness Walk 0730 at Shocklee FC or Ditto Diner Family Fun Trip to Lehman Caves call ODR at 435 831 2318/2705 for more info Movie Night 1430 & 2100 Community Club Gold Star Spouses Day Volunteer Recognition Week Volunteer Recognition Week Volunteer Recognition Week Volunteer Recog nition Week Volunteer Recognition Week Dugway Earth Day Movie Madness 1800 Community Club Geode Bed Trip 0730 1530 TEX MEX Comedy Tour 1900 Tooele Army Depot 18 & older Dinner available starting at 1730 Drug Take back Day