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THE OUTPOST FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 1 Highlighting one of YPGs best in observance of Black History Month /Page 2 Tom Coz,craftsman of observation for test, music /Page 4 Aircraft armament team helps turn ying machines into weapons /Page 6 SEE PRONGHORN page 3 Y1 U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 50 NO. 23 MONDA Y, FEBRUARY 8, 2016 By Mark Schauer They call it the prairie ghost. The sobriquet for the Sonoran Pronghorn, squat and reddish brown with white patches and dramatic horns, was originally coined to describe the creatures elusive nature and blazing speedabout 60 miles per hour at full trot across its favored But the nickname took on a grimmer connotation in 2002 when a severe drought decimated the pronghorns already-fragile population. At its nadir, fewer than two dozen of the creatures remained in all of Arizona before rain and supplemental feedings stabilized their numbers. We were within a few weeks of losing these animals as well, recalled John Hervert, terrestrial program research manager for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The herd was slowly dying of starvation and it was a predictable thing: you could see them losing weight with each passing week. Thanks to an intense effort by state and federal wildlife agencies, there are now more than 300 pronghorn in the state. Since 2011, animals into historic habitat within the borders of the Kofa Wildlife Refuge and Yuma Proving Ground. As a natural laboratory for testing virtually every piece of equipment in the ground combat arsenal, YPG has a vested interest in responsible stewardship of the land. Despite being the busiest of the Armys six test centers and boasting the longest overland artillery range in the United States, a relatively small portion of the proving grounds vast ranges are subject to artillery impact on a given day. It is located in one of the nations most extreme climates, but the proving ground is home to a vast diversity of wildlife, including desert tortoises and bighorn sheep. Though it is an endangered species, the experimental nature of the transported population means the designation that allows pronghorn to repopulate here without adding much in the way of regulatory hurdles to the YPG mission. If an animal is accidently injured or killed as a result of our routine mission actions, it doesnt put us in violation of the law, explained Daniel Steward, YPG wildlife biologist. The only requirement we have is to report a dead Sonoran Pronghorn reintroduced to YPGs vast ranges after a century The Sonoran Pronghorn is the fastest land mammal in North America, capable of speeds up to 60 miles per hour. After being decimated in a severe drought in 2002, Arizonas pronghorn population is recovering thanks to human intervention like the pronghorn capture recently conducted at Kofa National Wildlife Refuge with YPG participation. (Photos by Mark Schauer)

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2 FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 THE OUTPOSTY2 By Yolie Canales Coming from a traditional upbringing where females typically go to college, get married and raise families, Contract Specialist Laweeda Blash threw a curve ball to this tradition when she joined the Army at the age of 22. I was raised by grandparents who were very traditional and whose vision of my future was one of the above, said Blash. However, I was employment back then and didnt really know what to do. Another female family member who was already serving in the Army talked to her about the military. The more Blash thought about it, the more convinced she was that she wanted to pursue an Army career. She ended up completing a 21 year tour and is now embarking on a new career with the Mission Contracting Command here at YPG. Blash said she was single and loved to travel, so joining the military was a great way to get to see the world. However, as time moved on, she met her husband and got married. Together, they had four children. Being in the military, married and raising four children, took pretty much all my time and, actually, it was like having two full-time jobs, she said. Added to this were three deployments to Iraq which I served on a back-to-back basis. Blash also served one year on a peace-keeping mission in Kosovo and one year in Somalia. I have to say it was tough, but I took such pride in wearing my uniform that my focus was on doing a good job for my country and most importantly, keeping my family together. While in the military, Blash and Petroleum Operations Supply Specialist. She also was an advanced initial training instructor in petroleum operations for non-commissioned Soldiers. In her current position as a contract specialist, she must be extremely detail oriented. I serve as an advance level intern in support of formal contracting, small purchasing, and administration/ utilization of pertinent automation, said Blash. There is so much to learn responsibilities and lots of research. The challenges are numerous. She intends to do her best and looks forward to succeeding. I intend to demonstrate excellence in every aspect of my duties, she said. This is one of the reasons why I chose this career. I knew it would help me grow as a professional and as a person. Raised in Miami, Fla., she encourages other women to consider the military if they are not sure about going to college. Give the military a chance, said Blash. It has many thankful I did. I was able to travel, get the best training, earn my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and still raise a great family. In her spare time, spending time with family is of utmost importance for Blash as well as staying It was part of my life for over 21 years and its instilled in me to get out there and exercise. Its so good for the mind, she remarked with a smile. Highlighting one of YPGs best in observance of Black History Month Mother of four deploys back-to-back yet keeps family together Laweeda Blash shares her accomplishments, successes and her future endeavors as she pursues a career in the contracting eld. (Photo by Yolie Canales) THEOUTPOST News may be submitted to: The Editor, Outpost, Y uma Proving Ground, Y uma, AZ, 85365. Phone: (928) 328/6189 or DSN 899. Visit our website at: www.yuma.army.mil or email to: yolanda.o.canales.civ@mail.milCommander: Col. Randy Murray Public Affairs Ofcer: Chuck Wullenjohn Public Affairs Specialist/Editor: Y olanda 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, Y uma Proving Ground. Views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Army. This newspaper uses material credited to A TEC and ARNEWS. While contributions are solicited, the P A O reserves the right to edit all submitted materials and make corrections, changes or deletions to conform with the policy of this newspaper. Next Outpost deadline is noon February 11thSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104 Report Domestic Violence: 328-2720

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THE OUTPOST FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 3 it and coordinating access to recover the carcass for study. If you were likely killed by a predator, not any of YPGs activities. YPGs wildlife biology program coordinates access for the Arizona Game and Fish Department to conduct regular monitoring of the pronghorn population, including range to track pronghorn equipped with GPS and telemetry collars. We build predictive habitat models from that data as well, said Larisa Harding, terrestrial program research manager for Arizona Game and Fish. We want to know if there are areas that they could use across YPG or Kofa for future release purposes that they are not using now. YPG and Arizona Game and Fish also utilize trail cameras at manmade water stations across the proving ground and the wildlife refuge to monitor pronghorn activities, and credit the construction of these low maintenance oases that capture rainwater from running washes as a critical factor in the pronghorns progress toward recovery. In the past, the common thought was that pronghorn got all of their sources, said Steward. We now know how important standing water is to pronghorn populations. A raw, rainy desert winter day in January brought 60 individuals from multiple wildlife agencies and universities to prepare more than 20 pronghorn for release into the wild from their half-mile square breeding pen on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. To vaccinate and tag the animals prior to their release, they are drawn into a livestock enclosure called a boma that consists of three circular enclosures covered by shade cloth. As the animals migrate into the enclosure closest to the veterinary stations erected under pop-up tents in through a sliding gate and uses a long net to capture each pronghorn. The walls of this last enclosure are padded in case the animal is able to jump prior to being subdued. Pronghorn are made for running, not jumping, said Steward. They are very powerful and can jump very high, but their bodies cant handle it. To keep injuries to a minimum, our goal is to get them subdued before they get a chance to jump. Once subdued, the adult pronghorn are brought to the veterinary stations on stretchers with holes that accommodate the creatures powerful legs. On this day, Stewards role was to monitor each animals temperature as a telemetry collar and drew blood and scat samples. If the animals temperature rose too high, it was doused with water to prevent fatality. One of the biggest challenges of handling wild animals is body temperature rising as a reaction to stress, explained Steward. It is more acute with pronghorn: imagine taking a high-end sports car and holding its rear wheels accelerator. To minimize stress, the dozens of people in the crew work quickly in virtual silence, and the animals head is covered. Young fawns who arent ready to be released into the wild are attended to inside the boma while being held in the arms of a strong volunteer. It isnt easy work: even the young pronghorn have powerful legs, and the mens clothes begin to sport rips ridged with smears of blood as the day progresses. Once they are vaccinated and collared, the animals meant for release spend several days in a holding pen adjacent to the breeding pen prior to being released, to ensure that any injuries or other after-effects of being handled have passed. After that, they are released into the wildlife refuge, with the potential to migrate into YPG. We are very hopeful that YPG is going to be a critical part of the recovery of this subspecies of pronghorn, said Hervert. There is a tremendous investment in every one of these pronghorn, added Steward. We want to support them as much as we can. Y3 TLC MANAGEMENT Themis & Paul Cavanagh928.726.5557670 E 32nd St, Ste 9 WWW.TLCMANAGEMENT.NET Find the Rental Home YOU Deserve AS A VETERAN,PAUL UNDERST ANDS THE NEEDS OF RELOCA TING MILIT ARY F AMILIES AND IS DEDICA TED TO ASSISTING ALL F AMILIES IN LOCA TING THEIR NEXT RENT AL HOME. HE IS ALSO A RETIRED PEACE OFFICER WHO IS VERY SENSITIVE TO THE PARTICULAR NEEDS OF PLACING LA W ENFORCEMENT AND THEIR F AMILIES. RESPONSIVE CONCERNED RELIABLE HERE FOR YOU After being vaccinated and outtted with a telemetry collar, the pronghorn are placed into a large holding pen for several days prior to being released into the wild. The raw, rainy January day was uncomfortable for the workers, but ideal for the pronghorn, helping to ensure the animals did not overheat while being handled. going to college. Give the military a chance, said Blash. It has many thankful I did. I was able to travel, get the best training, earn my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and still raise a great family. In her spare time, spending time with family is of utmost importance for Blash as well as staying It was part of my life for over 21 years and its instilled in me to get out there and exercise. Its so good for the mind, she remarked with a smile. PRONGHORNFROM P A GE 1

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4 FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 THE OUTPOSTY4By Mark Schauer Its winter in Yuma County, and youre walking through a crowded street festival in mild, sunny weather. It might be Military Appreciation Day in downtown Yuma, or Somertons annual Tamale Festival. The streets are full of people and the aroma of food permeates the air. At the end of the street is a drawing in the ambling crowd like an electromagnet, arresting their aimless movement and riveting their attention to a man in Ray Ban sunglasses playing a low-slung Fender Stratocaster. They see plastic black and teal and the voice, testifying about Mustang Sally and pride and joy, cold shock and the mountains crumbling to the sea. The singer playing the guitar is Tom Coz, a veteran employee of YPG, backed by the Drifters, who include YPG employee Tab Wilcox on bass. The band has existed for current lineup dates back only to November. We all have fun and make sure we like what we are doing, says Coz, and what they like doing most is playing the blues. for YPG in the summer of 1974 while on summer break from Yuma High School. He returned for another summer stint the next year, before being hired on full time upon graduation. He spent a year working in ammo conditioning chambers before moving over to observation, tracking impacts from with airbursts from illuminating mortar rounds. Today he is the section leadand one of the longest tenured personnel at YPG, showing the same enthusiasm for the mission throughout the decades. I like working with the people. The job is still a challenge, even now, and I really like that challenge. He recalls surveying equipment from the 1950s that was still in use when he started, and marvels at the technological advancement the tools of the trade sport today. The way we do the job is still the same, but what we do it with is different. It is more electronic and digital now, and better adapted to what we do. Its much more advanced now. Even back when he was working summers at YPG, Coz was already playing guitar, sneaking into the music room at Yuma High after hours to rehearse with whatever lineup his garage band had in a given week. His tastes ran toward the blues even then, though his primary fare was rock and roll. In high school we all have a band, but we were just messing around. We thought we were good, but it didnt really sound good. He began playing the guitar seriously about 20 years ago, upgrading his guitars and taking a students ear to the music of guitarists he admired, from Robin Trower and Billy Gibbons to B.B. King and Carlos Santana. I didnt want to play them perfectly, but I wanted to pick up how they did it, he explained. You could tell that when they played a lead or a note, it was the way they feltit came from the heart. There were hardships and heartbreaks along the way, from lugging heavy speakers and organs to gigs to losing a treasured white Fender Startocaster to gravity when his guitar strap snapped as he left the stage at the California Bakery. But Coz remained committed to being an evangel of the blues, regardless of how unlikely a genre it was for the desert southwest. toward the blues, a lot of folks said, you wont get many gigs. But we did, after a while. Youd be surprised how many people in Yuma like this kind of music. Aside from the public festivals, he has played New Years Eve gigs at establishments in Yuma and Quartzsite, at the opening of music stores, and throughout the year at most of the communitys best known restaurants and bars that boast live music. I took a break in the summer timeit got too hectic. We were playing all the time. Though he has no plans to retire, he still considers how being freed from the constraints of his demanding job would enable him to play gigs more often, and further travel on weekends and be back for work on Monday morning. Las Vegas is good, but they contract bands by the week. But all of that is for some time in the future. For now he is content to play to his committed fan base in Yuma, particularly with son Brandon, a music teacher at Yuma Catholic High School, on drums. Im trying to get more people to like the blues, he said. There are a lot of folks who enjoy it, and I love playing it. Tom Coz says, We all have fun and make sure we like what we are doing, and what they like doing most is playing the blues. (Photo by Mark Schauer)Tom Coz, craftsman of observation for test, music

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THE OUTPOST FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 5 Y5 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 ynhawaiian1@gmail.com Central Location284 W. 32nd Street Yuma AZ 85364 928-341-4563 Open 7 Days A Week 6:00am-11:00pm Valley Location2377 S. 22nd Drive Yuma AZ 85364 928-343-0488 Monday-Friday 7:00am-7:00pm Foothills Location11142 S. Scottsdale Dr. Yuma AZ 85367 928-345-6830 Open 7 Days A Week 7:00am-7:00pm 2377 S. 22nd Drive | Yuma AZ 85364 | 928-343-0488 Monday Friday: 5:00pm-11:00pmSaturday Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm www.primecareyuma.com You put your familys health rst. We do the same. ( 928 ) 341-4563 Other locations to serve youPediatrician on-site during clinic hours NEWLY REMODELEDCall for Holiday Hours Yuma Proving Ground no longer accepts drivers licenses Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington when issuing a visitors pass to enter the installation. The Department of compliant with the standards of the REAL ID Act. This policy goes into effect February 16, 2016. Drivers licenses and these states cannot be used to gain access to any military installation or any other federal facility, not just Yuma Proving Ground. Employees, residents, contractors and visitors in possession of an can utilize other federally issued a visitors pass. These include a U.S. passport, permanent resident/ alien registration receipt card and an employment authorization document with photo. Drivers licenses from the remaining 45 states can still be used as valid Persons who have already been issued an installation pass, that was issued utilizing a drivers license will not be allowed to renew the pass without providing one of the listed above. The process for gaining access to the proving ground hasnt changed for the vast majority of people. If you have a DoD (Department of Defense) issued ID card, to include a Yuma Proving Ground issued pass, you can use it at the access points as you always have. The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established tougher requirements for proof of legal U.S. residency that would allow a drivers license to be recognized for federal purposes. Twenty-three other states are currently pursuing compliancy for their programs under an extended deadline. For more information on the Real ID Act go to https://www.dhs. gov/ CHIEFS CORNERDrivers licenses from ve states will not get drivers a visitor pass!Submitted by Chief of Police, D L Brown

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6 FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 THE OUTPOSTY6By Mark Schauer U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground knows weapons integration. The proving ground has conducted this type of testing on aircraft since the days of the AH-56 Cheyenne, the attack helicopter, in the 1960s, and continues to do so into the present day. By the time an aircraft arrives at YPG, be it a manned or unmanned, Integrating a sophisticated and deadly compliment of weaponry into the platform, however, is an incredibly complexand growing-task. This is where the proving grounds aircraft armament team comes in. The members of the team make it happen, said Walter Lopez, test respect to aviation armaments testing depends on them. They are very knowledgeable about launchers and systems. Whether a helicopter or unmanned A heavily armed fortress like the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, for example, boasts a M230 30 millimeter chain gun complimented and Hydra 2.75 inch rockets, yet this awesome weaponry is seriously diminished if the airframe is no Testers take into account most notably thermal and blast overpressure, and how they affect the aircrafts sensors and its ability to needed to make such a determination includes measurements of pressure, temperature, and vibration, all of which require sophisticated instrumentation that is set up Aircraft armament team helps turn ying machines into weapon systemsAircraft armaments specialist Michael Henderson loads a 2.75 inch Hydra rocket into a rocket pod prior to a test re. In addition to supporting aircraft rocket res, the team also provides laser support for guided munitions programs and res foreign-made rockets for tests of radar systems like the Q-53 and the Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar (C-RAM) System. SEE AIRCRAFT page 7AIRCRAFT

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THE OUTPOST FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 7 gun emplacements on the ground and the team is well-trained to accommodate both. The teams hands are in other aspects of aircraft testing, as well. Members of the team undergo a operate lasers and utilize a remote laser capability in testing. If a program is shooting missiles, the aircraft will designate a target and were used as a backup system, explained Dave Gresham, section some reason an anomaly occurs in the helicopter and they have to break off or their laser doesnt function properly, we can hit the target and still get the shot off. Additionally, random lots of the munitions that the aircraft utilize that their components work as they are supposed to prior to being given type of test, the aircraft armament team is in the picture long before carefully planned with safety and potential hazards in mind prior to execution with their involvement. Theres a lot more involved to this job than just sliding a rocket into a tube or hanging something on an aircraft, said Justin Ferguson, aircraft armament specialist. To go from being a new hire to being completely trained on every aspect of what we do takes at least six months. There is more involved than just aircraft, too. The team frequently supports munitions and weapons tests, with laser support for guided foreign-made rockets for tests of radar systems like the Q-53 and the Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar (C-RAM) System. The proving ground boasts a wide variety of testing. Were dealing with new things frequently, said Ferguson. Were learning all the time: thats what makes this job such a pleasure to have. Everyone has to work together and try to learn as much as you can, added Michael Henderson, aircraft armament specialist. You have to know the standard operating procedures and what you can and cant do. for a given test, which often times means working very early in challenging weather. Setting up a test site means installing the specialized equipment evaluators use to gather Y7Testers take into account most notably thermal and blast overpressure, and how they affect the aircrafts sensors and its ability to needed to make such a determination includes measurements of pressure, temperature, and vibration, all of which require sophisticated instrumentation that is set up Generally, testers gather data like measurements of pressure, temperature,and vibration to determine how they affect an aircrafts sensors and ability to maintain stability in ight. Here, aircraft armament specialist Michael Henderson monitors data from under cover during a test re from a xed mount. Aircraft armaments specialist Justin Ferguson prepares for a rocket re from a xed stand at YPG. Setting up a test site means installing the specialized equipment evaluators use to gather data from a test re and conducting numerous safety checks to ensure the people and equipment on site come through the inherently dangerous res unhurt and undamaged. Aircraft armaments lead Dave Gresham (left) and specialist Justin Ferguson prepare a M261 rocket pod for a test re from a xed mount at Yuma Proving Ground. Test ring takes place from both xed-mount gun emplacements on the ground and aboard a ying platform. (Photos by Mark Schauer) AIRCRAFTFROM P A GE 6 numerous safety checks to ensure the people and equipment on site come through the inherently dangerous They are a well-organized, well-disciplined team, said Justin Teuscher, unmanned aircraft test lead. They are extremely hard workers who represent YPG well. For their part, the tight-knit team wouldnt have it any other way. job, said Gresham. Its a new adventure every day.

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8 FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 THE OUTPOST Y8 Beach Club Apts. 2350 S. 8th Ave., Yuma | (928) 782-7579 Office Hours: www.thebeachclubapts.comWe Support Our Troops! w81964 A few years ago, I taught a series of Bible studies that I entitled Dealing with the Seven Deadly Ds. As I looked up my notes the other day while I was preparing this article, I was reminded that the Bible has a lot to say about discouragement, delays, doubts and depressions. Examine the scriptures and whose emotions ran the gauntlet of Ds from time to time. They experienced times of being down in the dumps, down in the mouth, dismal, disheartened, despondent, downcast, dismayed, dejected, doleful and disillusioned. In short, they were bummed out over all the stuff that was happening in their lives. This caused some to question whether God really loved them. Does He care? Is He concerned about my frustrations? Even Jesus, while He hung on the cross, cried out, My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me? The Old Webster dictionary Literally, to break or interrupt; hence, to defeat; to disappoint; to balk; to bring to nothing; as, to frustrate a plan, design or attempt; to frustrate the will or purpose. inappropriate ways we sometimes use to handle frustration: Becoming aggressive: Attacking someone or something either verbally or physically, or both. Regressing, or reverting to earlier forms of behavior: Examples: temper tantrums and pouting. Repeating the same non-constructive behavior over and over again. Giving up: Becoming apathetic, or not caring anymore. Negativism: Thinking negatively when we have biblical grounds for Repression: Blocking out the conscious thought of a problem in hopes the problem will go away. Withdrawal: Distancing oneself from a situation either physically or psychologically. Everyone knows what it means to feel frustration or defeat in living for God. We have found out that discouragements and frustrations happen to us all, sometimes on a daily or weekly basis. In the overall plan and program of God for His work and for our individual lives however, ultimate victory is written into the program for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Be strong and rejoice, for the Lord of hosts dwells in our midst! He reminds us today that it is not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit! What He has begun, Services at the Post Chapel are: Catholic 0930; Protestant 1100. February 17th Potluck Lunch. CHAPLAINS CORNERWhy are we ghting frustration?Submitted by Chaplain CH (CPT-P) Steven Smith On Site: Blood Pressure checks, BMI & Bone Density Screenings, Health Screenings, Child ID Kits, and MORE! Better Business Bureau, YPG Police, Heuser Chiropractic, Regional Center for Border Health, Dr. Craig Barrow, Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support, Sunset Community Health Center, Military Medical Supplies, Snap Fitness, Goodwill, Pilates of Yuma, Weight Watchers, Yuma Investment Group, Boot Barn, Border Construction Specialties, Navy Federal Credit Union, Cardiac Sciences, Department of Veterans Affairs, with Several Displays for the Yuma Regional Medical Center, : United States Army Yuma Proving Ground does not endorse any one organization or provide preferential treatment to any non federal entity. The Army is not responsible in any way for the actions of the private sector individuals or entities. Any g ift s and//or prizes should be less than $20 in accordance with federal law. A federal employee may not accept any combination of items or servic es from any non federal entity where the total commercial value exceeds $20.00 (including aggregate value gifts to their spouse and childre n). MISSION FIRST, PEOPLE ALWAYS

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THE OUTPOST FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 9Y9 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! VIEWPOINTSThe mild, snow-free winters mean the Desert Southwest is kind to cars, which makes memories of the rst ones we ever owned even sweeter. We asked members of the workforce to reminisce about their rst vehicle.By Mark SchauerJason Trepanier, welder: When I was in eighth grade, for graduation, my mom bought me this 1970 CST Chevy half-ton pick-up for $600. It had a blown-up motor and it sat in my backyard for years: I never saved up the money to get it running. I sold it to a friend of mine and he put a new motor in it. A few years later, he got bored with it, so I bought it back and have had it ever since. I dont drive it much: it is more of a hot rod, and I plan to restore it eventually. Chelsea Shaheen, administrative assistant: It was a white 1995 Ford Explorer until 2013. I loved it. It had almost 250,000 miles on it and was still running, but my husband and I got rid of it because we didnt want to put more maintenance into it. Noe Caro, test ofcer: It was a red Chevy Silverado. It was a family car that we had for several years, but then sold it and bought it back again. We had it for a year, before I started driving it, and I had it through high school. It had over 200,000 miles on it. Submitted by Paul J. Kilanski, ACS, Master Resilience Trainer Tired all the time is a popular phrase given by patients to their family doctors. Tiredness or fatigue is a common problem. Often, it is not a medical issue but one that can be reversed by a change of lifestyle. Tiredness can negatively impact performance at work, or have an adverse effect on family life and social relationships. Fatigue has a reputation as a vague investigate, a heart sink problem, and many people with fatigue do not report it to their doctor. But, conscious of this and the ongoing patient relationship, primary care physicians may be keen to try and take the problem seriously to unpick an underlying cause. What is fatigue? Simply-put, fatigue is the feeling of being tired. It is generally different from the sleepy feeling of drowsiness, or from the psychological feeling of apathy, although these can both accompany fatigue. Other terms to describe fatigue include: What causes fatigue? Fatigue is a common symptom. We all feel tired occasionally, that is not usually due to disease, but due to numerous medical and non-medical causes, including personal habits. Some groups are more likely than others to suffer from fatigue, and women are at greater risk than men. Poorer people, and those with other physical or mental illness, are also more likely to present tiredness. All of the following factors, whether alone or in combination, can explain tiredness the list reveals how broad the spectrum of causes can be: examples include stress, anxiety and depression examples include anemia, diabetes, glandular fever, and cancer such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, inadequate rest or sleep, and excessive exercise. Factors behind fatigue that may be considered normal not a medical problem include tiredness as a result of: The National Institute on Aging gives a similar list to put fatigue down to personal habits that Fast facts on fatigue and tiredness tiredness, reduced energy, physical or mental exhaustion, or lack of motivation. work and social life. psychological, physiological and physical. to bed late, consuming too much caffeine or alcohol, and eating junk How can I beat tiredness?SEE TIREDNESS page 11

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THE OUTPOST FEBRU ARY 8, 2016 11Y11 ElliottHomes.com ROC #246945 ROC# 244491* Features, amenities & pricing subject to change without notice. Special pricing / special offers cannot be combined. Photos may not represent actual home for sale. 3-5 bedroom solar homes with a wealth of energy-saving, watersaving and money-saving featuresOpen floor plans within city limits, close to MCAS and shoppingPriced from $174,950 to $239,950Call 928-783-1800 or take a drive to 32nd Street and Araby Road. facebook.com/elliotthomesyumaGet moving!Elliott Homes Solar Communities:Araby Crossing NEW PLANS! Araby & 32nd Street 928-783-1800 Las Barrancas 12310 Grand View Drive 928-345-1623 Sunset Terrace Just west of Araby and 26th Street 928-317-9701 M-F 10am-5pm Weekends 11-5pm 928-317-9701 ElliottHomes.com ROC #246945 ROC# 244491* Features, amenities & pricing subject to change without notice. Special pricing / special offers cannot be combined. Photos may not represent actual home for sale. 3-5 bedroom solar homes with a wealth of energy-saving, watersaving and money-saving featuresOpen floor plans within city limits, close to MCAS and shoppingPriced from $174,950 to $239,950Call 928-783-1800 or take a drive to 32nd Street and Araby Road. facebook.com/elliotthomesyumaGet moving!Elliott Homes Solar Communities:Araby Crossing NEW PLANS! Araby & 32nd Street 928-783-1800 Las Barrancas 12310 Grand View Drive 928-345-1623 Sunset Terrace Just west of Araby and 26th Street 928-317-9701 M-F 10am-5pm Weekends 11-5pm ElliottHomes.com ROC #246945 ROC# 244491* Features, amenities & pricing subject to change without notice. Special pricing / special offers cannot be combined. Photos may not represent actual home for sale. 3-5 bedroom solar homes with a wealth of energy-saving, watersaving and money-saving featuresOpen floor plans within city limits, close to MCAS and shoppingPriced from $174,950 to $239,950Call 928-783-1800 or take a drive to 32nd Street and Araby Road. facebook.com/elliotthomesyumaGet moving!Elliott Homes Solar Communities:Araby Crossing NEW PLANS! Araby & 32nd Street 928-783-1800 Las Barrancas 12310 Grand View Drive 928-345-1623 Sunset Terrace Just west of Araby and 26th Street 928-317-9701 M-F 10am-5pm Weekends 11-5pm Elliott Homes Solar Communities:Araby Crossing NEW PLANS! Araby & 32nd Street 928-317-9701 Las Barrancas 12310 Grand View Drive 928-345-1623 Sunset Terrace Just west of Araby and 26th Street 928-317-9701Stop By Our Model Homes Today! M-F 10am-5pm Sat & Sun 11am-5pm w81639 In order to serve our customers appointment only operation. Please see the below updated hours of operation for issuance of a Card, i.e., Contractor, Civilian & Military (CAC), Dependent(s) ID Cards, Military Retired ID Cards and Civilian Retired ID Cards. New hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday By appointment only: 0730-1130 & 1300-1600 Closed on Friday and Holidays To self-schedule your appointment, use the DEERS/RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler at https:// rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd. mil. Upon clicking the link, you will come to the Welcome to Appointment Scheduler page. It will give three options: 1. To make a new appointment, click the Make Appointment button and select Arizona then Yuma. 2. Lookup the appointment you have already made, click the Find Appointment button. 3. To cancel an appointment, click the Cancel Appointment button. For customers that dont own or have access to a computer, they can call Yuma Proving Ground Military Personnel Division (MPD), appointment. The point of contact for that action is Hernel Aitken at (928) 328-6161 or Jose Arguelles at (928) 328-2578. New hours of operation for the CAC card ofcefood. medical causes of tiredness demanding the attention of a doctor, from sleep and breathing problems to liver, kidney and heart disease. doctor asking questions and taking a sleep history. They may also do a physical examination and run blood and urine tests. diagnosed if fatigue is long-lasting, there is no other cause, and certain criteria are met. underlying cause of tiredness. fatigue, lifestyle changes can solve the problem. TIREDNESSFROM P A GE 9

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