The outpost

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The outpost
Uniform Title:
Outpost (Yuma, Ariz.)
Yuma Proving Ground (Ariz.) -- Public Affairs Office
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Yuma, AZ
U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Public Affairs Office
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volumes : illustrations ; 43 cm


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University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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This item is a work of the U.S. federal government and not subject to copyright pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §105.
Resource Identifier:
639929322 ( OCLC )

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Y1 U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 49 NO. 15 MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015YPG test branch conducts six to eight weekly ring eventsYuma Test Station Veteran recalls early days /Page 2 Religious services pianist shares musical stylings /Page 4 Blackhawk helicopters replacing venerable Hueys /Page 6 By Chuck Wullenjohn Our people are effective training to Munitions and Weapons Division personnel, load a round prior to ring. If you dont properly test systems during the development cycle, you end up getting what you paid for, said Steve Flores, chief of the divisions artillery and mines branch. (Photo by Mark Schauer)


2 AUGUST 31, 2015 THE OUTPOSTY2 THEOUTPOST 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. Randy Murray 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: T eri Womack Visual Information Manager: Riley Williams The 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.Yuma Test Station Veteran recalls early daysBy Mark Schauer Wilton Buzz Sawyer follows the progress of YPG since serving at YPG from 1952 to 1955 and again from 1957 to 1960, with his second stint bookended by an assignment in Panama. (Photo by Mark Schauer)


THE OUTPOST AUGUST 31, 2015 3Y3 Catch the WAVE & $AVE Super Studios & 2 Bedrooms Pets Welcome Huge Swimming Pool Beach Club Apts. 2350 S. 8th Ave. | Phone (928) 782-7579 www.thebeachclubapts.comWe Support Our Troops!00067360 Next Outpost deadline is noon August 20thSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104 Report Domestic Violence: 328-2720 Yuma Test Station Veteran recalls early days Wilton Buzz Sawyer follows the progress of YPG since serving at YPG from 1952 to 1955 and again from 1957 to 1960, with his second stint bookended by an assignment in Panama. (Photo by Mark Schauer) Cheifss CornerPiggybacking, tailgating at unmanned access pointsBy Dennis Brown, Chief of PolicePiggybacking by electronic or mechanical locking authenticity by the anticounterfeit or


4 AUGUST 31, 2015 THE OUTPOST Y4 Reds Bird Cage SaloonLocated in the heart of Historic Downtown Yuma231 Main St. 928-783-1050Mon-Fri 9am 2:30am Open Sat & Sun 6am Come And Join Us! 00067082 Wild Burro killed along Highway 95 Religious services pianist shares musical stylings By Mark Schauer Steve Embry has enhanced the worship of multiple generations of parishioners at YPGs Sunday Protestant church services with his joyous piano stylings. (Photo by Mark Schauer)


THE OUTPOST AUGUST 31, 2015 5 Y5 Elliott Homes Solar Communities: Sunset Terrace Townhomes 6171 E. Overlook Ln Just west of 24th St & Araby Rd 928-317-9701 Araby Crossing Araby & 32nd St 928-317-9701 Las Barrancas 12310 Grand View Dr Frontage Rd & 44th St 928-345-1623 Model Homes Open M-F 10am-5pm Weekends 11-5pm ROC #246945 ROC# 244491 VA Approved Builder Solar homes with a wealth of energy-saving, water-saving and money-saving features Excellent warranty from an experienced builder Close to MCAS Base Value prices range from the mid $100,000s to the high $300,000s Preferred lender assistance. Staff available to coordiante VA salesGo online! or THREE new home communities with something for everyone. From upscale, low-maintenance townhomes at Sunset Terrace (with clubhouse and pool) to luxury living at Las Barrancas at the View. Ask about seller paid closing costs for VA buyers!00067101 VIEWPOINTSBy Mark SchauerFirst jobs may seem modest in terms of pay, but they often have a lifetime impact. We asked members of the workforce about their rst job.Richard Bloomeld Test Ofcer: Willie Farrley Transportation Ofcer: Roland Borro,Test Ofcer:


6 AUGUST 31, 2015 THE OUTPOSTY6 Blackhawk helicopters replacing venerable Hueys By Mark Schauer The rst UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to join YPGs air eet is wheeled out onto the tarmac for its rst ight at the proving ground. Replacing the iconic Vietnam-era UH-1, the UH-60 is a larger, faster airframe with more-modern digital controls that didnt exist when the Huey entered service. (Photos by Mark Schauer) SEE BLACKHAWK page 7


THE OUTPOST AUGUST 31, 2015 7Y7 BLACKHAWKFROM PA GE 6 YPG pilots conduct rigorous pre-ight checks on all aircraft prior to a ight. Here, pilot Doug Bradford inspects the tail rotor of the proving grounds recently acquired UH-60 helicopter prior to its rst ight at YPG. YPG pilots Doug Bradford (left) and Ralph Arnold were the rst to y the UH-60 that has joined YPGs air eet. While in uniform, Arnold ew several thousand hours in the UH-60. I loved them, he said. They were quite the aircraft, and have gotten even better over the years. Following the rst ight, chief pilot Ralph Arnold lls out post-ight data into the UH-60s log book. The UH-60 carries more and ies faster than the UH-1 it replaces, and consequently uses more fuel. Here, the aircraft is refueled after its rst ight at the proving ground. It was an overcast, but humid day when the UH-60 took its rst ight at YPG. Here, pilot Doug Bradford drains the sweat from his ight helmet.


8 AUGUST 31, 2015 THE OUTPOSTY8 00065297 $169 From the ATEC G1/7 Directors OfficeThis is an advanced notice of an upcoming change in the Federal Beginning with the 2015 FEHB Open Season (November December 2015) Self Plus One Clifford DickmanG1/7 Human Resources/Training Director


THE OUTPOST AUGUST 31, 2015 9Y9 Local Dealers Local Buys Local ServiceCars, Trucks, Boats, RVs, Offroad! Search online. Find your next vehicle. Kick the tires. Drive it home.00062326 ATEC commander on Antiterrorism MonthWorking together, we can thwart terrorists attacks imperative that Army come from a conventional attack to our reporting activity to enforcement


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THE OUTPOST AUGUST 31, 2015 11 Living and working at YPG, personnel have watched coyotes roaming around parking lots and, in some cases, front lawns. For our safety and theirs, it is important to remember that these are wild animals. This little guy in the photos was recently captured and relocated because he and his litter mates caused considerable damage at one of YPGs facilities. Relocation for these animals was the last resort because relocated animals often dont survive, or they become a problem elsewhere. YPG tries to discourage wildlife from becoming too friendly by not providing food or water to them. Coyotes, however, are smart, hardy, and well adapted to the desert environment. They will nd ample food and water without human intervention. Please help us keep wildlife wild -the alternative is harmful to both the animals and the Armys mission. (Photo by Daniel Steward) Y11 928.210.9575 Rob Turner CUSTOMER SERVICE IS MY #1 PRIORITYReady to Work for You with Cutting Edge ServiceHello my name is Rob, Ive lived in Yuma 29 years and have a Broad knowledge of the Area and Community we live in. Im a Full time Agent Dedicated to Educating clients on the Blue Print of a Successful Real Estate Transaction. I will work Diligently to provide you the most up to date Real Estate information for you to Sell/Buy your home. Having a strong knowledge of todays shifting market and Working with a Strong Team of Agents with knowledge of todays market. I am 00067419 Coyote capture at YPG State ofcials visit YPG Arizona House of Representatives Majority Leader Steve Montenegro (left) and Yuma County Supervisor Russ Clark (right) visited U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground for an indepth brieng about proving ground activities and a ride on a M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank. Donning helmets, face masks, and visors, the pair experienced one of the proving grounds more than 200 miles of punishing road courses in the extreme desert heat. It was an amazing experience, said Montenegro. It is really neat to know this type of operation is right here in Yuma. Its not only a strong econom ic driver for our community, but something that is having a global impact. (Photo by Mark Schauer)


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