U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 65 NO. 13 MONDA Y, JUNE 27, 2016 Emergency preparedness is no mean feat /Page 2 Paladin Integrated Management evaluation /Page 3 Faces & Places /Pages 6-7 Y1 By Chuck Wullenjohn As a publically-funded institution that greatly the energetic support of installations around the nation conscientiously nurture positive relations with outside out of its way to participate in parades and festivals that garner located in the newly opened artifacts (such as the big guns Morgan oversees an organization the world and providing Heritage Center outreach to Yuma community valued By Mark Schauer is helping ensure the latest generation of selfeffort verifying the effectiveness of a host of to that found in the Bradley Fighting Vehicle capacity for artillery shells has been increased and Latest howitzer shows what it can do at Cold Regions Test Center SEE PIM page 3 SEE HERIT AGE CENTER page 5U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CHUCK WULLENJOHN Tammy Snook, interpretative park ranger at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot (right), discusses the YPG historical exhibit that Heritage Center Director Bill Heidner (left) designed and installed within an 1870 adobe building at the depot. The intent of the exhibit is to enlighten members of the public on the vital national defense work performed at Yuma Proving Ground and to entice them to visit YPGs Heritage Center Museum.
2 JUNE 27, 2016 THE OUTPOSTY2 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: www.yuma.army.mil or email to: email@example.comCommander: 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 Chuck Wullenjohn are concerned with the proper since the dawn of our new century up-to-date situational awareness and operate closely with outside agencies pushed and accelerated federal and essential functions and senior leaders descend on the center and this training was to ensure everyone accountability and robust the opportunity to participate in the Emergency preparedness is no mean featSEE EMERGENCY page 4PIM U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CHUCK WULLENJOHNThe Emergency Operations Center (EOC) lls with representatives of numerous YPG mission essential functions to properly coordinate response activities during an emergency. The EOC acts as the central heart of the proving grounds response effort.
THE OUTPOST JUNE 27, 2016 3 generator that pushes out a whopping power to run an weather this past hundreds of rounds and with varying depend on for of rapidly repairing both the vehicle operators whose previous Y3 93646 Catch the WAVE & $ AVE this training was to ensure everyone accountability and robust the opportunity to participate in the Emergency preparedness is no mean featU.S. ARMY PHOTO BY SEB ASTIAN SAARLOOS With a wider stance than its predecessor and featuring a huge number of improvements, a M109A7 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer under test comes to a quick stop on a test course at the Cold Regions Test Center, Alaska. PIMFROM PAGE 1 Working in the dead of winter, amid temperatures that plunged far below zero, workers put the improved howitzer through a variety of tests to learn about its ability to cope in an extreme cold environment. Capable of taking out targets that are out of sight dozens of miles away, artillery is known as the queen of battle for a very good reason. U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CHUCK WULLENJOHNThe Emergency Operations Center (EOC) lls with representatives of numerous YPG mission essential functions to properly coordinate response activities during an emergency. The EOC acts as the central heart of the proving grounds response effort.
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6 JUNE 27, 2016 THE OUTPOSTY6 At a recent ceremony, a group of civilian employees were recognized for their exemplary performance during the recent command inspection. Left to Right: Julio Dominguez, COL Randy Murray, Samantha Howerton, Yvonne Kennedy, Shari Hillsbery, Debbie Gloria, Dean Shimizu, Ryan Tidwell, Stephanie Ridout and LTC James DeBoer. Front Left to Right: Marc Blood and Kelly Merritt. U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CHUCK WULLENJOHNOn June 7th, an ice cream social was held in the ROC building atrium to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CHUCK WULLENJOHN YPG celebrated the Armys 241st birthday on June 14th, with the ceremonys highlight being the slicing of the celebratory (and delicious) cake with a gleaming sword. Doing the honors are, left to right, SPC Diamond Dewindt, Maj. (Chaplain) Steven Smith, Col. Randy Murray, commander, Charles Beck, and Paige Gresham. Dewindt and Smith are YPGs youngest and oldest Soldiers, and Gresham and Beck are YPGs youngest and oldest civilians.FACES & PLACES
THE OUTPOST JUNE 27, 2016 7Y7 U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CHUCK WULLENJOHNYPG celebrated the Armys 241st birthday on June 14th, with the ceremonys highlight being the slicing of the celebratory (and delicious) cake with a gleaming sword. Doing the honors are, left to right, SPC Diamond Dewindt, Maj. (Chaplain) Steven Smith, Col. Randy Murray, commander, Charles Beck, and Paige Gresham. Dewindt and Smith are YPGs youngest and oldest Soldiers, and Gresham and Beck are YPGs youngest and oldest civilians.FACES & PLACES U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CHUCK WULLENJOHN Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Ward received a number of gifts at his farewell luncheon in late June, including a collage of photos showing the wide variety of activities he busily engaged in during his time at YPG. He will depart the proving ground early in July.U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY TERI WOMACK Ms. Susan Crump, Resource Management receives her award as YPG Civilian of the Quarter (Mission Support) for 2nd Quarter FY-16. Mr. Keith Allen was selected as the YPG Civilian of the Quarter (Mission) but was not present at the ceremony. Sgt First Class Dawit Gebregiorgis from ATF was also honored with the Army Accommodation Medal. Left to Right: COL Randy Murray and LTC James DeBoer presented ATF Soldiers the Army Achievement Medal at an award ceremony held on 15 June. Soldiers (left to right): Staff Sgt Aaron Ahn, Staff Sgt Jesse Robbins III, Spec Diamond DeWindt, Staff Sgt Jorge Nievesriera and Staff Sgt Cliff Warner.
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