By Mark Schauer Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler, commanding general of the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), spent nearly three full days in Panama late last month visiting U.S. Army Tropic Regions Test Center (TRTC) activities. Karblers visit to Panama was in more than a decade. He was escorted by YPG commander Col. Randy Murray, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Prosser and TRTC director Ernest Hugh. Its been a productive visit for the whole team, said Murray. opportunity to come to TRTC and see and the facilities available to conduct it. This is a great team with very professional people. Karbler paid particular interest to Vehicle, having lunch with the crew, many of whom are stationed in Yuma, and riding on the challenging jungle test course saturated with mud the team for their professionalism from Yuma safe travels when they returned home. Its not often a commanding U.S. ARMY YuYU M aA PROVING GG RO uU ND, YuYU M aA ARIZON aA 85365 | VV OL uU ME 65 NN O. 20 OO CT OO B ERER 17, 2016 Popular YPG tours to resume soon /Page 3 Commander helps dedicate Boys and Girls Club /Page 5 Celebrating Hispanic heritage /Page 11 Y1 Army Test and Evaluation Command commander Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler (left) and YPG commander Col. Randy Murray (right) ride in a Stryker Combat Vehicle under test at Tropic Regions Test Center. Karbler is the rst ATEC commander to visit TRTCs test facilities in more than a decade. (Photo by Mark Schauer) By Mark Schauer most dangerous periods for any aircraft. The danger is compounded when a helicopter is caught in a degraded visual environment (DVE) such as a brownout. Caused by rapidly blowing sand and dirt thrown into a vortex by the rotor blades of a helicopter, a brownouts swirling dust gives pilots the illusion they are moving even if they are hovering stationary. Hazardous in any situation, it is combat zone. We are visual creatures, said Maj. Joe Minor, Degraded Visual Owning the environment: Flying aircraft in brownout conditionsSEE bB ROWNO utUT page 6 SEE tT E stST ING page 2 ATEC commander says TRTC testing incredible
2 OCTOBER 17, 2016 THE OUTPOSTBy Mark Schauer What do you call an 868,000 acre facility that tests virtually every piece of equipment in the ground combat arsenal? answer is U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, which has impacted the lives and safety of every American Soldier for over 65 years. It might seem hard to believe, given ever-present sound of aircraft, that of the breadth of the proving grounds mission. Yet YPGs geographic isolation and mission sensitivity its impact on national security. However, a series of 10 winter tours of the proving ground offered in cooperation with the Yuma Visitors Bureau offer the public a chance to glimpse what goes on behind the scenes. When the public travels on Highway 95, they see very, very little a mystery to many people, so these tours allow us to open our doors in a careful, security-sensitive way and give them a solid picture of YPG. Weve done these tours for several years now and the response has been extremely positive: people are bowled over by the importance of YPG to our nations security. YPG participates in multiple community events throughout the year, but nothing brings the reality of the proving grounds impact into Y2 THEOUtTPoOStT 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 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 PAO reserves the right to edit all submitted materials and make corrections, changes or deletions to conform with the policy of this newspaper. TESTINGFROM PAGE 1general sets aside time in a busy schedule to visit us, said Julio appreciate it. Karbler also paid visits to facilities hosting long-term storage tests of equipment and was extensively briefed about recently concluded were at the sites themselves, and were not passive affairs: among a steep, muddy jungle trail suffused with thorny vines, in a driving tropical rain storm. Its uplifting to have a visit from and showing him around. You could see the pride as they did their presentations and explained tests they have performed. over which YPG manages, TRTC owns no land and conducts operations in foreign countries, with Panama being a primary location. Personal diplomacy and TRTCs long America go a long way in garnering support for test projects, and this facet of TRTCs efforts was palpable during friendly visits with high of Defense Cooperation and the Panamanian Public Forces. The breadth of things we do in terms of testing and relationships that weve built with different elements of the Panamanian government are very positive, said Karbler. The our ATEC teammates is great. All involved thought the visit was highly successful. It appears to me that he left with a good impression of what is available at TRTC, as well as some of the things we could do more of, given our equipment and capabilities, said Hugh. Panama offers a deeper, less benign tropical environment than Hawaii or most other places. dont do justice to being in the humidity, in the sun, in a hot tropic environment, said Karbler. Being the unforgiving crucible of ground combat that TRTC presents to us is incredible. Karbler showed particular interest in a current test of the Stryker Combat Vehicle, having a box lunch with the crew at the test site. Its not often a commanding general sets aside time in a busy schedule to visit us, said Julio Zambrano, TRTC test ofcer. We appreciate it. (Photos by Mark Schauer) Julio Villegas, electronics engineer, discusses with Karbler an exposure test underway deep within the Panamanian jungle. Panama receives well over 100 inches of rain per year. Eric Nicolaisen (left), TRTCs resident jungle expert, escorts Karbler through TRTCs steep, muddy manpack course during a late-morning thunderstorm in Panamas rainy season. Three kilometers long, the course boasts iron-sted muck and thick, thorny vegetation that requires caution and sure-footedness.
THE OUTPOST OCTOBER 17, 2016 3By Mark Schauer What do you call an 868,000 acre facility that tests virtually every piece of equipment in the ground combat arsenal? answer is U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, which has impacted the lives and safety of every American Soldier for over 65 years. It might seem hard to believe, given ever-present sound of aircraft, that of the breadth of the proving grounds mission. Yet YPGs geographic isolation and mission sensitivity its impact on national security. However, a series of 10 winter tours of the proving ground offered in cooperation with the Yuma Visitors Bureau offer the public a chance to glimpse what goes on behind the scenes. When the public travels on Highway 95, they see very, very little a mystery to many people, so these tours allow us to open our doors in a careful, security-sensitive way and give them a solid picture of YPG. Weve done these tours for several years now and the response has been extremely positive: people are bowled over by the importance of YPG to our nations security. YPG participates in multiple community events throughout the year, but nothing brings the reality of the proving grounds impact into Its important for every military base throughout the country to interact with the local community, said Wullenjohn. Especially in YPGs case, for were part of the local community: thats where the They are residents who pay taxes, patronize businesses on a year-round basis and elect community leaders. At-Ease tour that involves little on YPGs Howard Cantonment Area, and the Behind the Big Guns tour that offers a more comprehensive and areas. Both include stops at YPGs Heritage Center Museum, which is open to the public free of charge from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The history of YPG is something most people arent aware of, in part because most of the people who about what they are doing, said Bill Heidner, curator. There are so many out here, from training raw recruits to defeat the Third Reich to developing GPS and other technology programs. Both tours stop for lunch at YPGs Cactus Caf, though the Behind the for testing. Wullenjohn says the brief time the tour groups spend on site is only marginally disruptive to the that YPG employees are accustomed to putting up exhibits for visiting areas love having an audience who are interested in what they do and that People who normally only read people who are experts about them. The military is one of the three economic legs of Yuma County and the tours represent an important part of YPGs community outreach effort. Many military installations have issues of encroachment that are potentially show-stoppers, said Heidner. We dont have that problem at YPG, and the museum is a great place to let the public in on what we do here and why we need that space. strong, positive relationship with to this command and its mission, added Wullenjohn. Every person their friends and neighbors at YPG untold number of lives and prevented numerous injuries to American troops. 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 UNDERSTANDS THE NEEDS OF RELOCATING MILITARY FAMILIES AND IS DEDICATED TO ASSISTING ALL FAMILIES IN LOCATING THEIR NEXT RENTAL HOME. HE IS ALSO A RETIRED PEACE OFFICER WHO IS VERY SENSITIVE TO THE PARTICULAR NEEDS OF PLACING LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THEIR FAMILIES. RESPONSIVE CONCERNED RELIABLE HERE FOR YOU Julio Villegas, electronics engineer, discusses with Karbler an exposure test underway deep within the Panamanian jungle. Panama receives well over 100 inches of rain per year. Eric Nicolaisen (left), TRTCs resident jungle expert, escorts Karbler through TRTCs steep, muddy manpack course during a late-morning thunderstorm in Panamas rainy season. Three kilometers long, the course boasts iron-sted muck and thick, thorny vegetation that requires caution and sure-footedness. Next Outpost deadline is noon October 20thSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104Report Domestic Violence: 328-2720 Popular YPG tours to resume soon The Behind the Big Guns tour includes visits to work sites at the proving ground. Weve found that workers in these areas love having an audience who are interested in what they do and that looks up to them, said Wullenjohn. People who normally only read about tanks are impressed to meet people who are experts about them. (Photo by Mark Schauer)
4 OCTOBER 17, 2016 THE OUTPOSTBy David J. Horn Youve all seen it. Youre heading and you happen to be following a motorcycle. All of a sudden, another motorcycle approaches in the opposing lane, and as the two wave to each other. And, its not just any wave. camaraderie and respect extended to your fellow rider. For that wave, the hand could be out-stretched up or down, with any number of its a wave thats as personalized as their individually personalized coming at you pulls in their hand by the time they meet you, because youare in a car. Ive been riding motorcycles out to YPG off and on since the mids. In spite of the heat of the summer, the cold of the winter, the dust storms and the rain, theres just something special about tossing up that big sputtering engine, and heading out into the wind across the American West. While riding alone is one of the best ways to sooth the soul, theres a unique excitement when riding in a group. The cadence of all those loud roaring across Europe. For many years, the riders of hard time from the riders of the American V-Twins. Not so much anymore. We have several guys that join us at the Sturgis Rally each year riding that foreign brand whose advertisements used to say that nicest people. As for me, though, if youre on two wheels, youre a Anyway, if any of you cage buy a machine thats at least able to time you need to bond with that thing so you dont have to spend a lot of time, in a clutch situation, trying to decide which one of those your safety gear, and dont forget to practice your wave. 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! Preparedness fun If I have to explain, you wont understand Shootin the Breeze September was National Preparedness Month, and YPG recognized it by teaching students at YPGs Child Development Center and Price Elementary School about earthquakes. This is the most seismically active area in all of Arizona, said Robert Barocio, emergency manager. Many of the kids come here from areas where earthquakes dont happen, so we want to raise awareness. After a lesson in earthquake safety and an earthquake drill in the classroom, the students toured an ambulance and re truck outside, and handled some of the gear that emergency personnel use. Were getting them familiar with the truck and its sights and sounds, said Rod Borgerding, driver. We have one of our reghters dressed in full gear to tell the children that if their house is ever on re, someone like this will come to help you, and to not be afraid. (Photo by Mark Schauer)
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6 OCTOBER 17, 2016 THE OUTPOSTY6BROWNOUTFROM PAGE 1Environment Mitigation Program missions in Afghanistan. percent and trust the aircrafts symbology training. YPG has conducted tests of multiple technologies to mitigate more comprehensive effort to technologically confront all manner of DVEs, from snow and fog to light of the worlds snowiest places. This is not a panacea, said Dr. William Lewis, director of the Aviation Development Directorate at the Army Aviation and Missile Research and Development Center. This is something near-term and real, where everyone recognizes its importance. This DVE mitigation program is brownouts, but to build the capability conditions, added Col. Steven Braddom, director of the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate. Braddom observed that with modern infrared sensors and other technologies, night time, perhaps the most degraded visual environment of all, is now prime time for American military operations. a hazard to our greatest tactical advantage, he said. Now we prefer in other weather environmental this. environments. For example, may reduce an aircrafts reliance on sensors in some situations. The testers are also aware that a comprehensive solution meant for trade-offs, and want to identify what the potential consequences of each could be. The project is trying to investigate the DVE problem, said Hi-Sing something that can see through the degraded environment. Cueing is given a display, either head-mounted or dash-mounted, with a lot of cues velocity. Though highly technical, the most visible aspect of cueing comes from are also audio and tactile cues, such as vibrations in the seat or safety obstacle. Cueing is a good solution to a complete solution, said Silen. The advantage comes if you have but if youre in a tactical scenario, situational awarenesss as to what is going on down there. If you are in a dynamic landing zone with adversary With modern infrared sensors and other technologies, night time, perhaps the most degraded visual environment of all, is now prime time for American military operations. Testers hope to enable pilots to operate in the same manner in other degraded visual environments. (US Army photos) YPG testers are looking at three different facets of the pilots ight toolssensors, cueing, and ight controlto nd the best mix for ying in all types of degraded environments. For example, advanced ight controls and cueing may reduce an aircrafts reliance on sensors in some situations.
THE OUTPOST OCTOBER 17, 2016 7Y7vehicles coming in, the cueing will guide you to that point but wont have the SA of what is going on around you. The focus of YPGs portion of the testing is on brownout conditions, which are multi-faceted. Aside from different models of helicopters producing different types and degrees of brownouts, the conditions on a landing zone obscured by standing dust are different than one caused by multiple aircraft landings in short or simultaneous sequence. been single-ship, but on the sensor operations, said Minor. Successive aircraft have to go into an area that already has been browned out. Were see through existing poor conditions YPGs DVE landing zone (LZ) has multiple tilled lanes meant to by a helicopters rotor wash, and also includes target areas and obstacles. Flying successive tactical sorties great deal of planning to ensure safety. We have a robust obstacle together that incorporates a number of poles, wires and vehicles, all at different angles and sizes, said Minor. Because of the need to detect obstacles inside of a dust cloud, we have Humvees drive into radar and sensors ability to see an obstacle when already in an obscured environment. Every test day, experimental test across the proving ground, utilizing the DVE LZ and various mountain ranges along the way from Laguna particular is a challenge even to the most experienced of these pilots. Its a fairly tight squeeze for a safely. In addition to giving reports on their experiences using the system, the pilots can be accompanied by a test observer and a chase helicopter that gathers data during requires the support of between 20 coordinate helicopter re-fueling at the isolated DVE LZ to maximize the testers range time and ensure that the without interference from other test programs in progress on the range. YPG support is amazing, said Minor. There is nowhere else we can get the terrain and mission support we get here. Flexibility and YPG has always gone the extra mile accommodating our tests safely within the limits of the test plan. It is a great capability and a great center of hospitality, agreed Lewis. The broader Yuma community was very gracious to us as well. YPGs degraded visual environment landing zone has multiple tilled lanes meant to maximize the grit and dirt kicked up by a helicopters rotor wash, and also includes target areas and obstacles. Flying successive tactical sorties through on multiple days takes a great deal of planning to ensure safety. YPG has conducted tests of multiple technologies to mitigate the risk degraded visual environments pose to helicopter pilots and recently hosted the rst portion of a signicantly more comprehensive effort to gain knowledge of how best to technologically confront all manner of DVEs, from snow and fog to smoke and the at, endless white light of the worlds snowiest places. (US Army photos)
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THE OUTPOST OCTOBER 17, 2016 11 Y11 Now Delivering To YPG 102812 Local Dealers Local Buys Local ServiceCars, Trucks, Boats, RVs, Offroad! Search online. Find your next vehicle. Kick the tires. Drive it home.00084870 September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, and YPG celebrated with several events culminating in a luncheon attended by over 100 people that featured a panel discussion between, from left, Tina Manns, chief of manpower and force management; Luis Arroyo, training exercise management ofce chief; Lena Altamirano, project analyst; Dina Mabry, lead sexual assault response coordinator; and Ernesto Elias, project engineer. Meant to showcase the fundamental contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the military, science, engineering, and education, the panelists discussed their diverse life and career experiences. Events like these remind us that over the past two and a half centuries, people from every corner of the world have come here to live the American Dream, said Julio Dominguez, technical director, in opening remarks. That dream is not reserved for any single group of Americansit belongs to all of us. As we claim our version of the American Dream, we must also share responsibility for its protectionthat responsibility also belongs to all of us. (Photo by Mark Schauer)Celebrating Hispanic heritage
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