THE OUTPOST NOVEMBER 23, 2015 1 Veterans Day observance held at YPG /Page 2 Kineto Tracking Mounts capture crucial test data /Page 8 YPG engineers help students stage science fair /Page 13 SEE ROBOTICS page 3 U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 50 NO. 20 MONDA Y, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 By Mark Schauer In a future world made of Legos, a building is slated for demolition. The deed will be done by a robot, but only after valuables golden the robots software again, and The students groan and several mentor. Well get it, assures Rinne. robot. a smile. They only have two minutes, and worth. reward Adam Rinne, YPG test ofcer, and a group of sixth through eighth graders have programmed the robots software, and feel tingling anticipation it will succeed this time. They push a button and the robot proceeds, slowing to make a few hairpin turns before reaching its objective. (Photo by Mark Schauer)YPG engineers mentor Yuma school robotics club
2 NOVEMBER 23, 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: www.yuma.army.mil or email to: email@example.comCommander: 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: Teri 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 PA O reserves the right to edit all submitted materials and make corrections, changes or deletions to conform with the policy of this newspaper.Veterans Day observance held at YPG U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground commemorated the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War at a Veterans Day ceremony attended by a crowd of several hundred people on Tuesday, Nov. 10th in front of the Heritage Center. The ceremony featured remarks by YPGs commander Col. Randy Murray, Vietnam War veteran Vince Lacy and Vietnam War Army wife Sharon Jessup. A ribbon was cut after the ceremony that ofcially opened a Vietnam War exhibit at YPGs Heritage Center. Refreshments were provided for those attending and a tour of the Heritage Center was provided by Bill Heidner, museum curator. Members of the public are welcome to visit the museum, free of charge. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 328-3394. In addition to the YPGs Veterans Day events, Col. Murray participated in a ag raising ceremony at Castle Dome Middle School where he gave a speech about Veterans Day. (Photos by Mark Schauer) some of the more visually and utterly destroyed. the hammer and go for it. The trial and error of the robots who says she is grateful for the that, but I am not an engineer, said
THE OUTPOST NOVEMBER 23, 2015 3Y3 Next Outpost deadline is noon November 25thSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104 Report Domestic Violence: 328-2720 some of the more visually and utterly destroyed. the hammer and go for it. The trial and error of the robots who says she is grateful for the that, but I am not an engineer, said with the students together. Madelyn Flores, an eighth grader in have volunteered in a similar years ago. It is a tall order, but Rinne them in a mantra at the beginning of win as a team; if we lose, we lose as a team. Either way, we do our ROBOTICSFROM PAGE 1 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!
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THE OUTPOST NOVEMBER 23, 2015 5 Y5 Beach Club Apts. VIEWPOINTSOftentimes Soldiers nd themselves far from loved ones on Thanksgiving. When they are fortunate enough to spend the holiday with family, the time is particularly special. We asked Soldiers of YPGs Airborne T est Force how they plan to spend Thanksgiving.By Mark SchauerStaff Sgt. Jesse Robbins: I will be family, thats all that matters.Sgt. Kyle Dunwiddie: Im going to married, and its going to be both sides of the they havent been doing too well this year, so Staff Sgt. Cliff Warner: My wife and friends. Wherever we go, its a matter of my with my family. is meeting these milestones. This This photo shows CRTCs new weather radar tower. It is operated and maintained by the CRTC Meteorology Team to provide weather data. This new tower replaced an old communication tower from the late 1970s. (Photo by Sebastian Saarloos) Cold Region Test Centers new weather radar tower
6 NOVEMBER 23, 2015 THE OUTPOST Y6 Noah, far from being a mariner, boat with one small window. would listen that God told him history of the world it had never for a very interesting story. But this story is not from the library the imagination of young and When God told Noah it was going to rain, he believed it. When God told Noah to build an build. But when Noah relayed this refusal to believe the message did nothing to deter him from his and it was Noahs godly fear and to warn him and to give him and to save only his own family. regularly should learn a lesson from Noah. God told him to build heir of righteousness. a body of water so that if it did obeys. is still a moral thread that runs In Noahs day, however, he and his family were the only ones who feared God. always fear the Lord, for it is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs CHAPLAINS CORNERNoah fear of water Submitted by Chaplain Steven Smith year. Nearly four million federal Established by a Presidential you designate. your area. Forms are also available in If you donate through your myPay and Gabby Rios for the rest of YPG Its Combined Federal Campaign time You Can Change a Life
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8 NOVEMBER 23, 2015 THE OUTPOSTY8By Mark Schauer vast ranges, on tests of artillery or van. Those turrets are imagery and other the turret listen to of the test items eyes glued forward. is going on with the round. to get someone trained to be a trained. areas of YPGs range someone with a is stationary in a studio, he said. Kineto Tracking Mounts capture crucial test dataThe KTM section has grown immensely in its 30 years of existence,today boasting more than 20 skilled operators and KTMs that have undergone extensive technical upgrades over the years.
THE OUTPOST NOVEMBER 23, 2015 9 There is a lot to do and theres a given test, leveling the trailer it is down KTMs that are easier degrees. Theyre the same animal, but this one is more mobile, a test. Todays mission involves Martin are sitting inside the KTMs Y9 KTM operators Eric Quinonez (foreground) and Andy Martin prepareto track a 155mm howitzer round in ight from inside the KTMs connected trailer. Whereas tracking air drop tests are easier from the saddle aboard the KTM, artillery rounds must be tracked using the sophisticated equipment inside the trailer. Kineto Tracking Mounts like the one seen here are equipped with multiple cameras, some with lenses as wide as 100 inches, and telemetrydevices to capture imagery and other data from artillery and air drop tests. (Photos by Mark Schauer) SEE KINETO page 11
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12 NOVEMBER 23, 2015 THE OUTPOST Y12 syndrome share traits with those eye to stand to others others others when those are altered or Language Skills language milestones are not overly formal way and have an as how to start and maintain a Cognitive Development Asperger SyndromeSubmitted by Paul J. Kilanski, Family Advocacy Program Specialist
THE OUTPOST NOVEMBER 23, 2015 13 By Mark Schauer Proving Ground has a vested interest engineering, and math that serves students Every Wednesday for more than to have that. students to see another for them to learn how teasing out more details and offering idea of what they want to do, and thats half the battle. Its now a going even further. Regardless of Its fun, added Rinne. If they Y13 Local Dealers Local Buys Local ServiceCars, Trucks, Boats, RVs, Offroad! Search online. Find your next vehicle. Kick the tires. Drive it home.00062071 Stefanie Jacobs, operations research analyst, closely listens to each student as they explain their intended projects. (Photo by Mark Schauer) YPG engineers help students stage science fair
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