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U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 65 NO. 10 MA Y 16, 2016 Kids savor cool stuff at YPG /Page 2 Seen around YPG /Page 3 Forging ties among Syrian refugees /Page 6 Y1By Mark Schauer American Soldiers deployed to the worlds worst combat zones depend on body armor to keep them safe. Countless veterans of action in Iraq and Afghanistan can testify to the lifesaving utility of their armor. Likewise, Soldiers count on body leave them permanently injured from body strain once they have returned to civilian life. U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), located near Delta Junction, Alaska, recently tested a new modular body armor system that can be scaled up or back in four tiers, depending on the severity of the mission. The tiers consist of a range of soft and hard plates, and the highest tier includes a combat shirt with integrated soft armor and groin Body armor saves lives, but only after thorough testing U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center recently tested a new modular body armor system, subjecting it to hard use in an extreme Alaskan winter. Among other things, Soldiers from Fort Wainwrights 25th Infantry Division red over 2,400 rounds conducting marksmanship training in the armor. (PHOTO BY SEBA S TIAN SAARLOO S )SEE BODY ARMOR page 8 By Chuck Wullenjohn Yuma is a town of fervent military supporters, and its been that way for a long, long time Dating back in history to 1850 permanent local presence at Fort Yuma, a heritage that continues at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground today, the military has played a forming the Yuma community. In todays economy, the combined over one billion dollars of annual spending by Yumas two bases makes the militarys economic impact the second largest component of the Yuma economy, after agriculture. By itself, YPG is the largest single employer of civilians in Yuma County. Both bases boast positive two-way relations with local elected Members of the community banded together in the past whenever necessary to support the local installations, such as during the base realignment and closure (BRAC) process that closed or reduced in size many installations around the nation during the late 1980s through the mid-1990s. Recently, local leaders decided to formalize the military support process by creating a permanent local organization much like many other communities have formed. Permanent military support group forms in YumaSEE SUPPORT GROUP page 4


2 MAY 16, 2016 THE OUTPOSTY2 YPG Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Ward (right) hands off a torch to Special Olympian Santiago Lomeli as Airborne Test Force Chief Warrant Ofcer Brian Perinon (left) cheers him on. Lomeli, a Special Olympian for three years, ran with 15 YPG Soldiers for more than a mile as the torch passed through Yuma County in early May. That was awesome, said Ward after the run. It was great having one of the Olympians with us-I think it motivated everyone. Its a big thing to the Olympians, and supporting them is a big thing to us. (PHOTO BY MARK SCHAUER) THEOUTPOST News may be submitted to: The Editor, Outpost, Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ, 85365. Phone: (928) 328 or DSN 899. Visit our website at: or email to: mark.a.schauer.civ@mail.milCommander: Col. Randy Murray Public Affairs Ofcer: Chuck Wullenjohn Public Affairs Specialist/Editor: Mark Schauer T echnical Editor, Cold Regions T est 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 PAO reserves the right to edit all submitted materials and make corrections, changes or deletions to conform with the policy of this newspaper. By Mark Schauer All children are interested in what their parents do for a living, but some parents have jobs more attractive to young people than others. Over one dozen children spent a recent morning with their parents at YPGs electronic warfare branch. For more than 20 years, the fourth Thursday in April has been National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Having brought his own children to work several years ago after hearing about the national event from his wife, Todd Hudson, electronic warfare branch chief, of the program and decided to do something about it. This year I expanded it to the electronic warfare branch as a larger pilot program to see if we can expand it to all of Yuma Test Center or YPG in subsequent years, said Hudson. Testing conducted by the electronic warfare branch is extraordinarily specialized and often concerns itself with the radio frequency background noise present in a given location, which includes everything in the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio and television signals to radiation emitted from microwave ovens. A realistic radio frequency background environment is critical when testing electronic jamming systems and many feel YPGs ability to reproduce electronic environments from around the world is the best in the Department of Defense. They got to actually view test equipment and see that we can replicate signals in the radio frequency environment, said Hudson. Kids understand handheld radio, walkie-talkies, and cell phonesthey understand that we mimic whatever radiofrequency environment we need and replay it Kids savor cool stuff at YPG Soldiers carry the torchElectronics warfare branch team lead Pete Schaffer (right) shows a young visitor an RG-31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. It is often an abstract thought to kids when you say you work at YPG, he said. To actually get them hands-on with some of our instrumentation is a great learning experience.SEE COOL STUFF page 3


THE OUTPOST MAY 16, 2016 3 Y3 for our testing. On display were such tools of the trade as an oscilloscope, a spectrum analyzer, and a signal generator, all of which enthralled the young minds. It is often an abstract thought to kids when you say you work at YPG, said Pete Schaffer, team lead. They dont know what that really means, so to actually get them handson with some of our instrumentation and show them radio frequencies is a great learning experience. The children also got an up-close and personal look at a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and two Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle variants. Its an opportunity for young people to learn, grow, and develop as they think about what they want to do in the future, said Lance Kerestes, team lead. Its great for them to expand their surroundings and environment and to see what real life is like. The kids enjoyed the event, too. I like the machines and the trucks grader who says he wants to be an engineer when he grows up. I liked the RG-31 MRAP most. Electronic warfare branch chief Todd Hudson points out a sine wave to son Elend as he uses an oscilloscope during the event. The children also got hands on with a spectrum analyzer and a signal generator during their visit. (PHOTOS BY MARK SCHAUER)Clockwise, from top left: The concluding event of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, a fun run, took place in late April during the early morning hours and attracted a large crowd of runners and walkers as seen in the rst photo. YPG commander Col. Randy Murray leads the runners through a gauntlet of excited Child Development Center students. Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Dina Mabry (center) was recognized as YPGs Military Spouse of the Year by Col. Randy Murray (left) and Garrison Manager Gordon Rogers during the posts annual Military Spouse Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast highlighted the contributions of all military Spouses who support our countrys Warghters, and was attended by more than 50 YPG Spouses and Family Members, as seen in the next photo. There are approximately 320 million people in the United States, and 1% serve in uniform, said Col. Randy Murray, YPG commander in remarks at the ceremony. Were the ones who keep this nation safe, and youre the ones helping us keep this nation safe. We truly appreciate everything you do, and cant say it enough. Former YPG Commander Col. Thomas Payne (ret.) no longer wears a uniform but continues to play a vital role in the U.S. Department of Defense. A program manager for the Missile Defense Agency, he recently returned to the proving ground to present awards to a host of YPG employees who provided critical support to past agency test programs.(PHOTO S BY P AO S TAFF) Seen Around YPG Next Outpost deadline is noon May 19thSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104 Report Domestic Violence: 328-2720 COOL STUFFFROM PAGE 2


4 MAY 16, 2016 THE OUTPOST The new organization, called the Yuma 50, held a gala kick-off dinner in a hangar at Yuma International Airport late last month to get the group off the ground. to support military operations in Yuma County, said Ken Rosevear, chairman of the Yuma 50. Our purpose is to pursue issues that support our bases and oppose those that are detrimental, whatever they may be. He explains the group as a community outreach and education organization bringing together a broad group of community and civic leaders, businesses, organizations, military support groups, and private citizens across all political 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! SUPPORT GROUPFROM PAGE 1 Nearly 150 people gathered to show their support for Yumas two military installations, as well as to enjoy a ne dinner. A formal affair, most men wore business suits while women sported cocktail attire. (PHOTO S BY C HUCK WULLENJOHN)


THE OUTPOST MAY 16, 2016 5Y5 w90762 Catch the WAVE & $ AVE VIEWPOINTSNot many people work on military equipment for a living, but it is common here at YPG. For this viewpoint, we asked electronic integrated systems mechanics what led them into their unique occupation.Gabe Arzola I served in the Army as an armor crewman on an M1A2 tank. I started here in 2007 and support the multiple board on the vehicles. I also maintain and repair 120 mm and 105 mm cannon hard stands used at some gun positions. Chris ScottI served in the Army as an M1A1 tank mechanic for four years, and when I got out I began looking for job was at Red River Army Depot as a heavy equipment mechanic and then I applied and got the job at YPG. One of the most interesting and enjoyable aspects of my job is that we really never know whats next: we may be pulling a turret off of an M1 tank one day, and shooting AK-47s in support of some other type of test the next. Dave Estrada I served in the Army on active duty for 16 years as an armament maintenance supervisor. I returned to Yuma in 1999 as a civilian and started my employment at YPG as an artillery tester, then moved to the Systems Test Branch in 2003. The thing I like best about my job is the vast diversity we have between projects from systems testing to weapons all the electronics. OPPOSITE PAGE: Bill Gresser (right), former owner of Papa San restaurant, listens to Col. Randy Murray, YPG commander, as he discusses activities at the proving ground. Held within a hangar at Yuma International Airport, the wide hangar doors stood open so everyone could enjoy the mild evening air. A cocktail hour occurred before dinner, when attendees could relax, engage in small talk and quietly view military hardware on display. YPGs photo exhibit and table display of replica small arms, helmets used by Army troops during 20th century conicts, eld rations, and more, were hits of the evening. Rosevear says the group hopes to organize 300 to 400 people in the local community and have them ready to respond when an issue comes up deemed negative to either Yuma Proving Ground or Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. These include threats such as proposed budget cuts, sequestration, encroachment issues, and much more. Members will make phone calls, send email messages, write letters, or even visit congressmen to state their opinions and positions. The new organization has joined forces with the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, which has operated in Tucson and Sierra Vista for several years, to magnify and focus its impact. A study was conducted by the alliance a couple years ago that showed strong military support by 83 percent of the citizens of Yuma County, said Rosevear proudly. Anybody who lives in Yuma knows this is a military town. He strongly believes the work being accomplished at YPG and MCAS Yuma deserves protection because of its importance to the national defense. The mission of the two bases, one for training and the other for testing, is critical to the military, he said. This is serious business and we dont want the mission of either base to be interrupted. For further information on the Yuma 50 and to learn how to become a member, visit the organizations website at:


6 MAY 16, 2016 THE OUTPOSTby Mark Schauer James Schremp is devoted to people and service. A 25-year veteran of the proving ground and former Marine, he works in the aircraft armament section and devotes much of his spare time to blacksmithing, an avocation he took up about a decade ago when he took Arizona Western College. I was always interested in it, he recalled. I remember the night I was that stoked about it. In January, Schremps life took a dramatic turn with a three-week stint in the nation of Jordan, where he joined other members of his church providing relief supplies to refugees It was an eye opener for me, he said. their country. Neighboring Jordan, a nation of less than 10,000,000 people, has taken in more than 1,000,000 of them. In a true act of volunteerism, Schremp paid for his travel and all associated costs for the journey. Y6 (Next to Lowes) Exclusive On New & Used Guns MILITARY/LAW ENFORCEMENT PRICING INDOOR RANGE IS OPEN From OVER 1800 GUNS Gunsmith On Duty $399 Too! Forging ties among Syrian refugeesAircraft armament specialist James Schremp (left), an avid blacksmith, teaches the art to a student at his church this past winter. Schremp intends to teach blacksmithing to Syrian refugees on a return trip to Jordan this autumn. Making things blacksmithing would mean a little bit of an income and keeping the mind busy with something to do, he said. followed by 12 hours in the air to Amman, Jordan-was the result of testimony of a member of his church who had just returned from one of several stints doing missionary work amongst the refugees in Jordan. I was in church and the lady was up speaking about her trip and I he recalled with a smile. Before I knew it, though, my inner voice started working on me. Every time she went over there, it seemed like things were getting worse. The trip was scheduled and postponed several times, but eventually Schremp made the made alone as a civilian. Once in country, he stayed in Marfaq, a city near the Syrian border that now had a majority-refugee population, where he and his associates slept in with electric space heaters as nightly temperatures dropped into the Improving lives through blacksmithing


THE OUTPOST MAY 16, 2016 7Y7 From this modest truck, Schremp and his church associates distributed supplies like propane, mattresses, and oor mats to Syrian refugees living in extremely humble circumstances in Marfaq, Jordan.It was an eye opener for me, he said. ( L OANED P HOTOS )20s. His primary task was helping to deliver supplies like propane, living usually in rudimentary apartments without running water or other luxuries taken for granted in much of the world. Despite the hardships, Schremp found the people unfailingly hospitablesharing coffee and tea, and usually their story, too. Every family that I met could name one or two family members who had been killed. It was usually the deciding factor in leaving. Moved by the suffering of the peopleincluding small children who had witnessed unspeakable horrors and mindful of their plight of not being to legally seek work as refugees, Schremp wondered if the blacksmithing that had ignited such passion in him might serve others in worse straights. He noticed plenty of discarded metal nails and rebar that a blacksmith could turn into small items that could be sold for cash. Further, the same propane the people small forge. One of the problems is there is nothing for the men to do. Making things blacksmithing would mean a little bit of an income and keeping the mind busy with something to do. Schremp plans to make another trip to Jordan in autumn, this time accompanied by his wife. In preparation, when he returned home he held a blacksmithing class in his residents, and subsequently shipped his hardware to Jordan, where it awaits his return. I have two anvils and one propane forge in Marfaq, he said with pride. The equipment Im taking over there is over there to stay.


8 MAY 16, 2016 THE OUTPOSTY8protection. Aside from putting this improved body armor through its paces in a brutally cold Alaska December, the test resulted in improved methodologies for human factors testing, and it all stems from the Soldier movement in combat. Anything you are doing as a Soldier is made up of compound, multi-joint movements, said Isaac Howell, who spent 10 years in uniform and deployed to Iraq as interest and insight into the Soldier systems like body armor, and was excited to approach the test in a novel manner. The standard anthropomorphic measurements historically utilized in human factors engineering testing are static, not dynamic, said Howell. You sit in a chair and bend over and I measure that angle with an instrument. Thats a static measurement -even a layperson can see the limitations in that kind of measurement. Howell feels using a functional movement screen, a system developed by clinicians, physical therapists, and physiologists for use in the competitive sports world, is a great complement to this type of testing. Utilizing seven different exercises to screen the components of fundamental human movement, the screening system predicts the possibility of biomechanical injury due to poor movement based on a score test subjects get from performing a battery of exercises. In a test, you have to work with somebody who has good movement to begin with, said Howell. If a person doesnt have good range of motion in their joints before they put on the armor, its not going to provide the best data. Howell began the test by having prospective participants perform summer physical training t-shirt and shorts. Soldiers passing the baseline test then did the same exercises progressing up to the fourth. From that we were able to see if wearing the extra levels of body armor restrict movement, said Howell. Obviously it does to some degree eventually, but we were able to see if they still had an acceptable range of motion or how severe the degradation of motion was. Exercises like the overhead deep squat employed in the screening BODY ARMORFROM PAGE 1 Test ofcer Isaac Howell (left) accompanied the participating Soldiers on the foot marches, each carrying 35 to 40 pound packs. You try not to sweat while youre walking, but you really cant avoid it when youre carrying that much gear, he said. Sweating is very dangerous in an extreme cold environment. (PHOTOS BY SEBA S TIAN SAARLOOS ) The test resulted in improved methodologies for human factors testing, all stemming from the intensely dynamic exibility of Soldier movement in combat.


THE OUTPOST MAY 16, 2016 9Y9 to what was in store once Soldiers from Fort Wainwrights 25th Infantry Division took the test outside into sub-zero winter. On foot march days, the Soldiers hiked eight miles in the given tier carrying a standard 35 to 40 pound pack, while wearing the weather-appropriate level of the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System. This three-hour ordeal was repeated wearing each they were lucky, the Soldiers got breaks every 20 to 30 minutes. It depended on how cold it was: if it was really cold, we tried to just keep moving, said Howell, who marched alongside. You try not to sweat while youre walking, but you really cant avoid it when youre carrying that much gear. Sweating is very dangerous in an extreme cold environment. On the obstacle course, the Soldiers had to wear each ordeal that included a 400 meter run, a low-crawl tunnel, mock windows, stairs, and ladders of varying widths and heights. Finally, they each did a 200 meter shuttle run while lugging two 30 pound ammunition cans. That day was a real smoker, said Howell began the test by having prospective participants perform ve complex exercises wearing only summer physical training clothes. If a person doesnt have good range of motion in their joints before they put on the armor, its not going to provide the best data. he said. As part of the testing, the Soldiers hiked eight miles in each of four congurations of body armor. If they were lucky, they got breaks every 20 to 30 minutes. It depended on how cold it was, said Howell. If it was really cold, we tried to just keep moving.Howell. To test the new quick-release feature of the armor, the Soldiers had to release, reassemble, and don their armor within seconds, repeating the task scores of times standing, kneeling, and prone positions as subzero snow blew past and data collectors looked on. To ensure a Soldier wearing the armor could effectively remove a wounded comrade also wearing it from danger, the testers performed casualty drag evaluations with real Soldiers portraying the mock wounded. The Soldiers also did marksmanship training over 2,400 rounds in the process. the test, ingress and egress from a combat vehicle, had special applicability to the latest variant of the Stryker combat vehicle, which was simultaneously under evaluation at CRTC. The Soldiers entered and exited all hatches of the vehicle wearing the full complement of armor and all seven levels of the ECWCS system ensuring everything in the vehicle could be touched and reached, and wouldnt saw as a bonus. It was great coordination between the two tests to pick the appropriate miserable day to get the Soldiers to do some limited ingress-egress testing, said Richard Reiser, test and the Soldiers have the new body armor, well already know it isnt an issue for ingress and egress. The whole test was taxing for the Soldiers, but they put in an outstanding effort, said Howell. We found a lot of limitations and improvements the project manager is already improving upon or implementing.


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14 MAY 16, 2016 THE OUTPOST Y14 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! Coffee. I just love coffee. From smelling the fresh aroma while its brewing to sloshing the mud off the bottom, coffee is my greatest bad habit. I drink my coffee strong and black-none of that sugar or cream stuff. At restaurants around town I see people dumping in that glop out of those little white containers with all the strange chemicals on the label. Thats not for me. So, every morning before I come out to work here at YPG, I brew up a big pot of the stuff. One cup for breakfast, then the rest goes into my old trusty, old-school stainless steel thermos. One thing I dont like to do, however, is drink coffee on the drive to YPG. There are enough distractions as it is without trying to maneuver your car through that mess with one eyeball peering around a mug youve got up to your face. mug. Were not talking about some nameless Styrofoam cup here, but one of my most prized possessions, a cool mug I brought from home have to admit however, that some are a little disgusting. Simply put, they havent been washed out in a while. We have this one guy who has a mug thats not merely stained, that son-of-a-gun is plated. About a year ago, the admin assistant, who just could not stand the sight of the thing, took it upon herself to clean it out. The guy almost cried a years worth of effort literally going down the drain. Now, hes proudly got it built-up to where its pretty crusty again. He says the black bottom hides the coffee grounds and anything else that might be lurking down there. in the break room thats in business by 6:00 AM. On Mondays, when my old thermos tends to run dry really early in the day, Ill stop by for a warm-up around lunch time. I stay away from dispenser in the afternoons, however, since usually whats left in there by then, even I cant chip out of there. here at YPG, coffee is an important part of our work day. When you drink coffee all day, even your spouse will testify that you wont poop out until you get home. Yes, coffee. Nectar of the gods. Id say more, but I have a very important meeting with some other coffee drinkersin a little room just up the hall. Shooting the BreezeCoffee: Nectar of the Gods By David J. Horn


THE OUTPOST MAY 16, 2016 15 Y15 341-4563 90877 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! SAFETY CORNERSafe Driving is Your ResponsibilityThe following 10 steps on responsible driving are YPG employees and residents to always keep safety in mind when operating a vehicle. 1. Plan your route 2. Maintain your vehicle 3. Focus your attention 4. Minimize your distractions 5. Know your surroundings 6. Share your space 7. Watch your speed 8. Keep your distance 9. Signal your intentions 10. Always wear your seatbelt x2660. Remember, NOBODY GETS HURT. If you think the twice monthly issues of the Outpost are only available at the proving ground, you are wrong. Each issue is distributed to a number of locations throughout Yuma, such as veterans posts and the Military Comfort Center inside Yuma International Airport. This photo was taken outside downtowns Copper Miner restaurant, where an Outpost distribution bin sits aside many others. When this photo was taken, only one issue remained from the 50 originally placed there. (PHOTO BY C HUCK WULLENJOHN)Outpost available downtown


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