U.S. ARMY YuYU M aA PROVING GG RO uU ND, YuYU M aA ARIZON aA 85365 | VV OL uU ME 65 NN O. 15 auAU G usUS T 8, 2016 Rain and dust on demand at Yuma Proving Ground /Page 3 Paramedics never stop learning /Page 8 Aiding the hungry during the trying days of summer /Page 9 Y1 In late June, Facebook completed Facebook unmanned aircraft ies at YPGSEE F aA CEBOOK page 2 SEE RIFLE page 6 German Soldiers visit YPG to test sniper rieBy Chuck Wullenjohn A German Army soldier takes careful aim at a target hundreds of yards downrange. They red well over 500 rounds in the course of their week at YPG. (Photo by Chuck Wullenjohn)
2 a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 THE OUUTPOSSTY2 THEOUtTPoOStT News may be submitted to: The Editor, Outpost, Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ, 85365. Phone: (928) 328 or D S S N 899. Visit our website at: www.yuma.army.mil or email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgCommander: Col. Randy Murray Public Affairs Ofcer: Chuck Wullenjohn Public Affairs Specialist/Editor: Mark S S chauer 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 ARNEW S S 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. Aquila, Facebooks solar-powered plane, has a wingspan wider than a Boeing 737 but weighs less than even the smallest compact automobile. The unmanned aircraft will carry a communications payload that will use lasers to transfer data more than 10 times faster than existing systems and aim its beams precisely enough to hit a dime more than 11 miles away while in motion. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (right, foreground) watches with delight as the Aquila makes its rst ight at YPG on June 28th. Over the next year Aquila testing will continue -ying higher and longer, and adding more aircraft and payloads. (USUS Army photos) FACEBOOKFROM PAGE 1
THE OUUTPOSST a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 3by Mark Schauer but the Y3 Next Outpost deadline is noon August 11thSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104Report Domestic Violence: 328-2720 Rain and dust on demand at Yuma Proving Ground Comprised of over 500 adjustable nozzles on three stationary and two portable walls, YPGs rain chamber can deliver highly pressurized water to simulate a erce monsoon or a slow, steady, misting rain. Testers can simulate either over the entire item, or concentrate the spray on one part of it. ( USUS Army photo)
VIEWPOINTS FF or this viewpoint, we asked members of the safety ofce about their favorite books and authors. 4 a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 THE OUUTPOSSTY4 By Teri Womack Anne Fisher, Hazardous Operations Program Manager Property of a Noblewoman Durred Francher, YPG Explosive Safety Manager Pancakes and life decisionsA View Without a Point
THE OUUTPOSST a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 5Y5 By Teri Womack Pokmon Go has taken the world by storm
6 a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 THE OUUTPOSSTY6 RIFLEFROM PAGE 1 Each ring team consisted of two soldiers, a spotter and the man actually ring the bullets. Their accuracy was astounding. (Photos by Chuck Wullenjohn) The G29 sniper rie replaces an earlier rearm that has been in use by German army sniper teams since the late 1990s. The G29 rie res a SS wiss-made round, the .338 Lapua Magnum.
THE OUUTPOSST a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 7 Y7 Ranging between 300 and 1100 meters, YPG personnel constructed and erected target panels before the German soldiers arrived. Offered the opportunity to shoot a few rounds downrange, Col. Randy Murray, commander, accepted the challenge and proceeded to re a tightly grouped sequence of shots.
8 a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 THE OUUTPOSSTY8 Fireghter/paramedics Kevin Bulkeley and Alexander McNeely recently completed the Advanced Life SS upport Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents course at the National F ire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The course featured an in-depth study involving chemistry as it relates to hazardous materials, the medical management of victims, and the development and management of hazardous materials. S S uccessfully completing the course gives them the added knowledge, skills, and ability to safely interact and treat patients exposed to toxic substances or weapons of mass destruction (WMD). YPGs Fire and Emergency S S ervices can now add these skills to its wide array of response capabilities, making the department one of few within the Army to fortify its hazardous material/WMD response team with ToxMedics. (Loaned photo) Paramedics never stop learning
THE OUUTPOSST a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 9Submitted by Paul Kilanski, Family Advocacy Program Manager Y9 By Mark Schauer Aiding the hungry during the trying days of summer 10 things everyone should know about Post-traumatic stress disorderFamily Advocacy Program Manager Paul Kilanski (left) donates canned goods to Family S S upport Division chief Mardy Clark as part of YPGs participation in the annual Feds Feed Families food drive. The drive runs through the end of August, with collection boxes at 12 locations across YPG. (Photo by Mark S S chauer)
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THE OUUTPOSST a A UgGUStT 8, 2016 11 Y11 S afAF ET yY C ornORN E rR P ersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) Safety Facts and Tips Not Only for On-the-Job Use performing construction work, trimming trees, repairing machinery, and doing other jobs with head injury risks. brim and neck protection) to assist in the prevention of skin cancer. earmuffs or earplugs when operating noisy equipment. safety eyewear (safety glasses, goggles, face-shields) when working in less than perfect conditions. respiratory equipment (dust masks, cartridge respirators, etc) when working in unusual conditions. PPE clean and serviceable? steel or ceramic toe boxes and metatarsal supports?
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