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THE OUTPOST 1 Published for the employees and families of Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma Test Center, U.S. Army Garrison Yuma, Cold Regions Test Center and Tropic Regions Test CenterU.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, Arizona 85365 Volume 40 No. 27 Monday, February 17, 2014 Cold Regions mechanic is Alaskan to the core /Page 3 Say hello to our new (four-legged) neighbor! /Page 4 Yuma Proving Ground observes Black History Month /Pages 6-7 Y1 By Mark Schauer The 105mm M119A3 Light Towed Howitzer proves its worth as a mobile and versatile weapon. Last spring, US the M119A3 Howitzer with Digital Fire Control System (DFC System). As a result, the M119A3 Howitzer is the lightest, most technologicallyever employed in the American arsenal. The DFC System enhances command and control functions to increase the speed of employment, self-location, and survivability of the previous generation howitzer. The 4,500-pound howitzer can be transported by Humvee, 2.5 ton truck, helicopter, or cargo plane. In particularly inhospitable terrain, the howitzer can even be delivered by a single parachute system with the Humvee and 105mm ammunition. Unlike earlier 105-mm artillery pieces, gun crews dont need to is needed immediately from the parachute drop zone (DZ). Once the M119A3 Howitzer hits the DZ, the gun crew can de-rig the cargo platform, power up the DFC System, emplace the howitzer, and precisely impact High Explosive rounds on targets in less than 15 minutes. Home of the longest overland artillery range in the Department of Defense, YPG is at the forefront of artillery testing. Yet the breadth of testing on the more-accurate, newly digitized M119A3 Howitzer went beyond putting it through its paces with a punishing regimen of recently wrapped up the weapons It was a good exercise in project management skills, said Keith Allen, air delivery team lead. We had to really look at our people and resources at YPG and array them to compress the schedules. It was challenging at times, but we made it work. The M119A3 Howitzer was Units at Fort Bragg last spring, and by the US Army Quartermasters School last summer. for years, explained Allen. Since there is digititization and other new components on the A3, it changes the rigged. Because of that, we have to Howitzer airdrop platforms are up to 32-feet in length and can be rigged to include a single howitzer and ammunition, two howitzers, or a howitzer and a prime mover or Humvee. The testing of each of these began with a rigging exercise that developed and documented proper procedures of securing the items for an airdrop. From there, the system moved to a simulated airdrop impact test that dropped the rigged load from a tower at an altitude that produced the vertical velocity it would experience at the upper limit airdrop. They typically dont come down that fast, but in the event they do, you want to ensure that the load is not going to get damaged, said Allen. Techniques for safely parachuting howitzers developed at YPG SEE HOWITZERS page 2LOANED PHOTOThe M119A3 howitzer program simultaneously tested six different howitzers atYPG between 2011 and 2013 to support elding over 600 howitzers in the nextve years. In doing this, YPG personnel safely airdropped howitzers over times in a variety of congurations, as seen here. Safety Award presented to eight employees /Page 10


2 FEBRUARY 17, 2014 THE OUTPOSTY2 Theres no point in throwing something out of a plane if it cant be used on the ground. Following these checks, the fully rigged loads were dropped from C-17 and C-130 cargo planes over YPGs vast ranges. This process was repeated several test all possible airdrop were thoroughly tested over two years. Despite the complexity of testing the multiple airdrop were eager to complete the test as rapidly and effectively as possible. We accelerated the test program schedule by doing of test items at once, said schedule was obviously advantageous to the user and everyone involved. We wanted to get a quality product to the user as fast as possible without cutting corners. The diverse nature of YPGs testing expertise makes it possible for all aspects of a piece of equipments performance to be evaluated, even those far from the average persons mind. dropped, and driven around a stop shop, which is a great advantage to our customers. program simultaneously YPG in 2011-2013 to support YPG personnel successfully over 30 times, and completed thousands of towing mobility life of the three year program. THEOUTPOSTThe Outpost is an unofcial publication authorized under provisions of AR 360. The Outpost is published every two weeks by the Public Affairs Ofce, Yuma Proving Ground. Views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Army. This newspaper uses material credited to ATEC and ARNEWS. While contributions are solicited, the PAO reserves the right to edit all submitted materials and make corrections, changes or deletions to conform with the policy of this newspaper. News may be submitted to: The Editor, Outpost, Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ, 85365. Phone: (928) 328/6189 or DSN 899. Visit our website at: or email to: yolanda.o.canales.civ@mail.milCommander: Col. Reed F. Young Public Affairs Ofcer: Chuck Wullenjohn Public Affairs Specialist/Editor: Yolanda Canales Public Affairs Specialist: Mark Schauer Technical Editor, Cold Regions Test Center: Clara Zachgo Marketing Specialist: Teri Womack HOWITZERSFROM PAGE 1Comprehensive Soldier and Family FitnessSubmitted by Paul J. Kilanski The Ready and Resilient Campaign is a far reaching and comprehensive campaign to enhance individual and collective resilience in order to improve readiness across the force. This campaigns initiatives are aimed at improving physical, psychological and emotional health. The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) Programs mission is to improve the physical and psychological health and resilience of Soldiers, their Families and Department of the by providing self-assessment and training known as the Five Dimensions of Strength. These Five dimensions of strength are:a. Physical. Performing and excelling in physical activities that require aerobictness, endurance, strength, healthy body composition and exibility derived throughexercise, nutrition and training. b. Emotional. Approaching lifes challenges in a positive, optimistic way bydemonstrating self-control, stamina and good character with ones choices and actions. c. Social. Developing and maintaining trusted, valued relationships and friendshipsthat are personally fullling and foster good communication, including the ability tocomfortably exchange ideas, views and experiences. d. Spiritual. Understanding ones purpose, core values, beliefs, identity and lifevision. These elements enable a person to build inner strength, make meaning ofexperiences, behave ethically, persevere through challenges and be resilient whenfaced with adversity. Participation in the spiritual dimension of the CSF2 program isstrictly voluntary. e. Family. Being part of a family unit that is safe, supportive and loving, and thatprovides the resources needed for all members to live in a healthy and secureenvironment.The Global Assessment Tool (GAT).The GAT is a condential, survey-based instrument designed to assess an individual on the Five Dimensions of Strength: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Family. The results direct the user to targeted self-development training known as Comprehensive Resilience Modules (CRMs) to address specic areas for improvement. The GAT is required to be administered to Soldiers and deploying DA Civilians and, on a voluntary basis, to Family members and other DA Civilians. Developed by subject matter experts from the Government and civilian sectors, the GAT is drawn from scientically validated measures of health and resilience. All individual GAT results are completely condential. Responses and dimensional scores are not made available to anyone other than the individual taking the GAT. Personnel who take the GAT are not required to release or discuss their results with anyone. If a person taking the GAT has questions about the results, he/she is encouraged to seek out a trained Master Resilience Trainer or trusted advisor.Comprehensive Resilience Modules (CRMs)CRMs are online, self-paced learning modules that provide evidence-based training in each of the ve Dimensions of Strength based on individual need. Referral to the modules is linked to a persons GAT assessment, thus providing him/ her with tailored on-line tools to improve his/her lowest assessed dimensions. Spiritual dimension CRMs are voluntary. To participate in the GAT, one must be a CAC Cardholder or a Family member registered in DEERS. Go to Skills Training Resilience skills training targets the fundamentals of resilience and provides the baseline thinking skills to educate and instill resilience into Soldiers, their Family members and a. Hunting the Good StuffHunt the good stuff to counter the negativity bias, create positive emotion, and notice and analyze what is good. b. Real-Time ResilienceShut down counterproductive thinking to enable greater concentration and focus on the task at hand. c. Problem SolvingIdentify accurately what caused the problem and nd solution strategies. d. Put In PerspectiveStop catastrophic thinking, reduce anxiety and improve problem solving by identifying the worst, best and most likely outcomes of a situation. e. Avoid Thinking TrapsUse critical questions to identify and correct counterproductive patterns of thinking. f. Detect IcebergsIdentify deep beliefs and core values that fuel out-ofproportion emotion and evaluate the accuracy and usefulness of these beliefs. g. Activating Events-Thoughts-ConsequencesRecognize that an activating event is ltered through a set of beliefs before one demonstrates the consequences (emotions/reactions) of those beliefs. h. Identify Strengths in Self and OthersIdentify strengths in yourself and others to build on the best of you and the best of others. i. Energy ManagementRegulate emotion and energy levels to enable critical thinking and optimal performance.


THE OUTPOST FEBRUARY 17, 2014 3Y3 Reds Bird Cage SaloonLocated in the heart of Historic Downtown Yuma231 Main St. 928-783-1050Mon-Sat 9am 2:30am Open Sunday 6am Come And Join Us! 00021115 By Mark Schauer over 40 wheeled and 20 tracked vehicles, Cold Regions Test Centers vehicle maintenance shop is a vital component to ensuring testing on remote ranges in frigid cold and deep snow proceeds without a hitch. Employed at CRTC since 2002, Dave Sutherland, acting lead for the shop, brings a lifetime of experience to the job. I grew up handing wrenches under the wheel well, he said. It probably isnt my chosen profession, but it chose me. I still enjoy itat the end of the day, you see something physical that you created. Born in Fairbanks but raised in Delta Junction, Sutherland is the third generation of his family to make Alaska home. My grandfather drove the Alaska Highway to come up here in 1947, when it was still pretty much a mud trail. He was from New York, and he and a couple of Army buddies when they got out of the service decided they were going to go to Alaska to live the dream. Having grown up on a farm, for a time Sutherland aspired to be a farrier, an occupation that combines elements of blacksmithing and veterinary medicine to care for all aspects of a horses foot. After high school he spent a summer apprenticing with a farrier in Fairbanks, then went to school in When I got out of horseshoeing school, I submitted a resume to Disneyland. I had an interview, but they were looking for someone with more experience. He still does farrier work as a hobby, but chose to return to Alaska rather than attempt to make it a career in the lower 48 states. Id had enough of life in Southern California, he said. When I got back home to Alaska and realized how much I like it here, I stayed. I like the pace, I like the people and I like the country. Like many in rural Alaska, Sutherland enjoys hunting, using down to him from his grandfather. In addition to moose and other typical Alaska game, four years ago he was drawn in the coveted lottery to hunt a Dall sheep, a stocky creature whose rams have large horns and lives at rugged alpine elevations. He succeeded in his hunt, which he attributes to patience and a lot of climbing. But he had less luck when he accompanied former CRTC commander Col. John Cavedo on the same hunt when the latter won a subsequent lottery. We had a great week camping out in the rain, but we didnt get him a sheep. Its beautiful country up there: above the tree line, rocky. Its probably the hardest hunt you can go on, but fun. Alaska has the highest per capita rate of licensed private pilots in the CRTC mechanic is Alaskan to the core United States, and Sutherland has counted himself among this group for about 10 years. Its something I always wanted to do. Up here, its so big that you cant see everything by boat or snow do it. Though owner of a relatively modest two-seat plane of tube and fabric construction, Sutherland was reluctant to own an airplane until giving in to his wife, Karens encouragement. Theres a lot of time and money committed, but you just have to dive in and do it, he said. Sutherland likes working on ground vehicles in his spare time, too. While in high school he owned a 1966 GMC panel truck that he lovingly maintained for as long as to old age, he vowed he would own another one someday. Two years though it needed more than a little tender loving care. It literally had trees growing in it. I have it up and running now. Though he immensely enjoys his job and the farm he shares with his wife and daughter, Sutherland has for the past eight years made a point of taking at least one sea cruise annually, including one to Europe and several to Mexico and the Carribean. By the end of the test season when weve been in the cold and dark for three or four months, its a sanity check to get out on even a one week cruise. Its enough to get Vitamin D back in your system and realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As vacations go, its probably the cheapest you can do. Nonetheless, there is no place like home as far as he is concerned, and he intends to stay for the long haul. I like sun and sand and I could possibly see myself snowbirding someday, but Ill always have a home here.(PHOTO BY MARK SCHAUER)Dave Sutherland, acting lead for the vehicle maintenance shop at CRTC, brings a lifetime of experience to the job.


4 FEBRUARY 17, 2014 THE OUTPOSTY4 Whether Youre Coming or Going Ive Got You Covered! Isabel Shadle 928.941.0608 00021410Territory REDUCED! New contruction in Lynnwood Estates, Phase II. Beautiful home in a cul de sac. Desert landscaping, vaulted ceilings, tile countertops, etc. Too many upgrades to mention. MLS#107382 $188,000 SAFETY CORNERSnoozin And LosinNational Safety Councilwww.nsc. org Just like drugs or alcohol, sleepiness slows reaction time, decreases awareness and impairs judgment. Like drugs or alcohol, fatigue can be fatal when driving. Just check out the following statistics. 3.2 times higher at night than during the day in 2007. Administration admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at some point in their driving career; 8 percent admitted doing so in the past six months. while driving on an interstate-type highway with posted speeds of 55 mph or higher. The drivers at highest risk are third-shift workers, people who drive a substantial number of miles each day, those with unrecognized sleep disorders and those prescribed medication with sedatives. Recognize the Symptoms of Fatigue impatience thoughts last few miles shoulder shallow breathing or inattentiveness Safety Tips that allows adequate rest. show, get off the road. Take a short stop on the side of the road. When Planning Long Trips a companion. car. to get out of the car and walk around; exercise helps to combat fatigue. 45-degree angle. Say hello to our new neighbor! Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arizona Game and Fish released 24 Sonoran Pronghorn at the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. The animals released were offspring born in captive breeding pens in the Kofa and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuges. These pronghorn will be joining three other pronghorn which were part of the group released last year. By establishing this population we are trying to return the animals to their historic range and achieve recovery goals for the species. Biologists are monitoring the progress of the released animals very closely and most of the pronghorn have tracking collars. While the pronghorn are being released on the refuge, they are likely to pop up on YPG from time to time. Keep an eye out on the range and if you see one contact Environmental Sciences. (Loaned photo) February Go-Getters Anthony Alonzo Kristen Policar Go-Getters for the month of February.


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6 FEBRUARY 17, 2014 THE OUTPOSTY6Black History Month By Yolie CanalesAmerica, a diverse nation well known as the melting-pot of the world, boasts a population that is approximately 15 percent AfricanAmerican. The Black History Month observance was established in 1976 by Afro-Americans for the study of Afro-American life and history. Black Americans have helped shape who we ranging from education to entertainment. From the painful passage of the civil rights movement to the soaring magic of Michael Jordan, the passion of Louis Gates, Jr. and the hiphop beat of Lauryn Hill, the story is an important one. As YPG prepares to observe Black History Month with a luncheon on February 27th, the Outpost has selected four members of the workforce to highlight career successes and achievements. LaSheena ScottLasheena Scott, a procurement technician for the MissionInstallation Contracting Command (MICC), has been a member of the workforce since 2011. A former Marine who served four years of active duty, Scott was inspired to join the military when in high school. Having the desire to be challenged is what inspired me to join the Corps, said Scott. I come from a family of strong and hard working men and women. My mother and grandmother to work for a living. She also had instructors and mentors who taught her what it meant to have a career and make a difference in the world. This is why I can say that my proudest and most rewarding experience in my military career was earning the title, Marine. Scott said working for the federal government has been her passion since completing her military service. Im the type of person committed to any career path that military efforts, she said. My inspiration to be a successful person comes from within. I am extremely motivated to leave a legacy and set a standard for my children and their children. Education was a top priority; however, being a wife, mom, and Marine also played a vital role in her life after working hard to achieve her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (a Magna Cum Laude graduate). Role models are dear and close to her. I have so many and Im blessed to have supporting relatives and mentors in my life. She is fond of First Lady Michelle Obama, who she says is beautiful, educated, and has a big heart. Scott says that she is most proud of the resiliency and strength of her culture. I am honored and indebted to the men, women, and children that endured hardships, which allowed me all of the freedoms and opportunities I have today.Almina DeWittA renowned member of the workforce and the voice with the beautiful Jamaican accent that many have heard when calling the work order desk at FSI, is none other than Almina DeWitt, who has been at YPG for 24 years. DeWitt says that working with people is what she loves and does with my husband who got orders for MCAS Yuma, I began to look for a job. The only job I could never regretted it, she said. I love working with my YPG family, hands-down. One of DeWitts greatest accomplishments is giving birth to three children. My children have made me so very proud and Im happy with their achievements, she said. As a role model, DeWitt says her mother was a very hard working and dedicated person. As in every ethnic group, there are cultures that are carried on through the years as well as traditions and favorite foods. For DeWitt it is her Jamaican roots, her Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Jamaican music. In her spare time, she enjoys playing bingo and volunteering at the American Legion. One of the most memorable events in her life was marrying her husband and spending 30 year with him traveling and meeting so many different people in the Marine Corps.


THE OUTPOST FEBRUARY 17, 2014 7Y7 DeMarius JacksonAs an Army developmental test jumper for civilian companies and contractors who wish to sell their products to the Department of the Army, DeMarius Jackson has been at YPG for 13 months. He was inspired to follow the uniformed military career path for the opportunity to become an airborne Soldier. Jackson enlisted in the Army because of a lack of opportunities back home and the desire to be and do better for himself and his family. says his most rewarding experience has been the opportunity to support, mentor and help future leaders grow into knowledgeable citizens. Coming up in the military and having a few individuals show me the right way, I vowed to never let a Soldier or anyone, for that matter, lack a support system, he said. Jacksons strong inspiration to be a success in the workforce comes from his family. They inspire me to be successful both in and out of the work place. Im never content and Im always looking to do better. The individual achievement he is most proud of is providing a strong foundation for his family. This came from his grandfather who had a strong who is his role model. My grandfather is a strong, intelligent man who doesnt tolerate anything less than honesty, dedication and success, said Jackson. Jackson is three classes away from receiving his college degree in Public Administration/Human Resources and expresses pride for his Southern culture. The extreme dedication we today dedicated, always looking to do better for my family and for my fellow Soldier. A favorite pastime for Jackson is hanging out with his wife and daughter, listening to his favorite music: Hip Hop/R&B and enjoying good home cooked soul food. Black History MonthMembers of the workforce share thoughts on achievements and successes Reginald WilloughbyReginald Willoughby, senior safety specialist for Yuma Proving Grounds Garrison Safety workforce since 1996. Willoughby was inspired to the desire to be part of a safe work environment and have everyone return home safely to their families each night. Being around or in construction since an early age laid the foundation for me in my Knowing the different trades helps with evaluating hazards and understanding the intent of safety standards. Joining the Marine Corps was a way for him to achieve some immediate goals. A tough kid from Philly, I thought the Marines Corps was the logical choice, he said. His military specialty was Avionics Electrical Electronics Technician, which is a long title for aircraft wire chaser, he said with a laugh. I gained great experience on the bombing and navigation systems for the AV8 Harrier aircraft. Willoughby believes his mother inspired him to be successful in the workforce. She is a smart lady who worked hard for 35 years in department to include, records supervisor, claim/records manager, along with being a union steward. She instilled in me a strong work ethic, said Willoughby. His stepfather was also a driving force, for he placed the bar high. He thanks the YPG family, contractor and government personnel alike, who lent him a helping hand, guidance and words of encouragement over the years. Willoughby has had numerous achievements, but one that stands out is obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree in Technical Management and making the Deans list four times, For me, there is something in which to be proud each day, he said. This includes being a father, educator, mentor, entrepreneur, a Marine, to providing A role model in Willoughbys life is his step-father. Since the age of six, my step-father has been there for me, doing one of the toughest jobs a man may have to do---raise someone elses child. You cannot argue the dedication, fortitude and love he provided. Yes, he spanked me, pushed me and guides me to this day, instilling in me to be the best person I can be, he said with a smile. Willoughby shared his most proudest and memorable event in his life--adopting his daughter. When you have a child of your own, the feeling is joyful and memorable. I cried each time. But when you adopt a child that has a say in the matter, it is very different. The child is choosing you to be their parent and you are making a conscious decision to be a parent. Willoughbys pastime is relaxing with family and friends. He enjoys listening to Soul or real R & B. I have gone through YPG gates listening to rock and roll, blue eyed soul, classical and house music. Like food, I do not see the need to be pigeon holed into one genre.


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THE OUTPOST FEBRUARY 17, 2014 9Y9 00020188 VIEWPOINTSWith less than four hours of daylight and temperatures dipping more than 50 degrees below zero, its difcult for people in Yuma to imagine people doing anything outdoors in Alaska during the winter. We asked members of the CRTC workforce what their favorite winter leisure time activity is. Mike Cassidy Automotive Mechanic David Sutherland Acting Maintenance LeadMy son and I go trapping in the winter. My son is 13 and he enjoys it, so we get out and spend a lot of quality time together. We trap for wolves, wolverines, marten, fox and coyote. Its predator control so the caribou and moose can prosper. Selling the hides pays for the gas, oil, and snow let me know, because I want to know his secret! I have too many hobbies. I like working on old cars. If Im off work and its light out, which small bush plane. Hunting and trapping is good, and so is getting on the snow machine to see new country. There is so much land up here, you cant Sarah Bevard Supply TechnicianI end up running my kids around to all their sports and school functions. For their volleyball games, their away games could be clear to Anchorage, which is 600 miles away, or Valdez, which is about the same. I think the closest drive is Tok, which is 200 miles away. Next Outpost deadline is noon February 20th Sexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104 or 328-3224 Report Domestic Violence: 328-2720By Chaplain (Maj.) Douglas Thomison The Winter Olympics are upon us. Out of the Olympic Games we often see triumph as well as defeat and strong personal narratives surface. In the summer of 1936, Germany hosted the Olympic Games in Berlin. You may recall that Adolph Hitler was unfortunately one of the focal points of those games. In Berlin, 19 year old American Louis Zamperini (roomed with four time gold medal winner Jesse Owens) was a long-distance in the 5,000-meter race, but 56-seconds, quite a mark for that era. Louis was truly up and coming in the track world. However, due to World War II, no Olympic Games were held in 1940 or 1944, and Zamperinis Olympic days were over. With no Olympics, Louis Zamperini joined the United States Army Air Corps, and became a bombardier. While on a combat mission plane crashed in the ocean. Zamperini and fellow raft for 47 days and cover over 2,000 miles before those who survived the sea were captured by the Japanese. As a Prisoner of War (POW) Zamperini endured much torment. Finally, World War II ended. The war had stolen the prime of his running career and his best opportunity to earn an Olympic medal. However, Zamperini was separate Olympic Games he ran carrying the torch. One Olympics stands out for Zamperini where he ran through Japan and by his former POW prison with the torch a glow for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. I dont know about you, but hearing about American Olympian Louis Zamperini sends chills down my spine. Zamperini, now 97 years old, has persevered in life. As we watch and cheer on our Olympians, is there anything you need to overcome? The Bible says, I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) No matter what you have gone through or are going through today, never quit and do give it your all. Have a blessed day! CHAPLAINS CORNERPerseverance GOIN TO THE CHAPEL?SUN 0930 Catholic Mass 1100 Protestant Worship MON 1300-1500 Kids Club (Elementary ages) 1800-1900 Being All That The Lord Expects (B.A.T.T.L.E.) (Middle and High School) TUE 1800-1900 Community Bible Study (Watch Care Provided) WED 0900-1100 Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets biweekly, next meeting 12 FEB


10 FEBRUARY 17, 2014 THE OUTPOSTY10 CLASSIFIEDS To place your ad call 928-783-4433 homes unfurnished Clean out your garage at last! and walk away with fast cash783-4433 Classifieds During the Commanders Safety Award ceremony last month, eight members of the workforce were presented with Commanders Safety Certicates. Not in this order, they are: Lorraine Hernandez from the Range Communication and Networking Division, who had zero injuries for FY13, while supporting over 800 airdrops and 2,096 ring programs; Michael Gaither was recognized for attention to safety. While serving as a welding unit team member for the Maintenance Division, safety was a top priority when utilizing welders, grinders, and other hazardous tools while working on and under test vehicles; Gregory Kay, artillery tester leader responded to a call for help for a vehicle accident involving personal injury on the range. Kays quick response and handling of the situation ensured medical aid arrived quickly to the scene assuring the injured that help was on its way while at the same time, keeping him comfortable; Jeffrey Lipp has played a critical safety role for himself, co-workers and other down range personnel. Because of the priority he places on safety, he has maintained an outstanding safety record; Ralph Arnold recently surpassed 11,000 accident-free ight hours in both xed and rotary wing aircraft. His dedication to the ight, crew and passengers safety are exceptional examples for YPG personnel while maintaining impressive ight records; Gabe Langbauer has been working with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to facilitate the development of products that would assist YPG in the detection of running washes. Ultimately, YPGs Range Control will utilize the tools developed by NCAR to ensure down range personnel are informed of potential hazards caused by running washes; Bob Hallahan observed several non-tactical vehicles with unsecured fuel cans and other pioneer tools in their beds while conducting random physical and security checks. He recognized the danger these items pose in an emergency stop situation and notied the appropriate leaders of the danger; John Barczynski, safety engineer for Combat and Automotive Systems and his team of Juan Elizarraras and Issac Rodriguez played a crucial role in ensuring testing of the JLTV program continued at YTC in a systematic and orderly fashion. (PHOTOS BY MARK SCHAU ER) Safety Award presented to eight employees


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