U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 65 NO. 20 OCTOBER 16, 2017 Safe drinking water at YPG /Page 4 YPG shines at Yuma law enforcement event /Page 6 YPG Commander speaks at Hometown Heroes event /Page 7 Y1 By Chuck Wullenjohn The cool desert air of autumn is each year. Some days are warmer can deny that the weather is steadily wearing jackets and sweaters again! The good news is that the temperature is cooling earlier than in most recent years. I can Im pretty much fed up with hot The winter weather attracts a tremendous amount of tourism to during the winter months. The Yuma community takes advantage or requiring the proving grounds date on your calendar now. include displays of military equipment tested at the proving By Mark Schauer early in his acquisition military career to take part in equipment Specialized Reconnaissance Assault He recalls the testers driving staff and how he wanted to return someday. commander. if the folks at Big Army really have an appreciation of what they do. with our private industry and foreign YTC commander has eye on test centers futureInformative, fun events on the horizonSEE EVENTS page 2 SEE COMMANDER page 3 Lt. Col. Timothy Matthews possesses a unique blend of talent that makes him particularly suited for commanding Yuma Test Center, with backgrounds in accounting, parachute rigging and cyber. Additionally, he is the rst commander in some years to be on jump status. I want to be completely forthcoming with all of the folks under my command, make sure I provide every useful tool, and provide them with all of the resources and guidance they need. Were denitely looking forward to the future beyond the next three years. (Photo by Mark Schauer)
2 OCTOBER 16, 2017 THE OUTPOST 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgCommander: Col. Ross Poppenberger 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. EVENTS FROM PAGE 1 to attend. Keep your eye on the Outpost in future months for more event details. As part of the proving grounds annual community relations community events. The proving ground will have a Humvee towing and will take part in the Silver Appreciation Day festival in which the proving ground will have later. In cooperation with the Yuma registration takes place through years. perennially popular Behind the three times and offer attendees a history and give people the unique opportunity to visit historic areas that offer visitors the chance to visit a unique test support facility. typically attracting crowds ranging is the schedule for this year: took place in Yuma. largest surrender of American forces in the history of our nation in the artillery and mortar tester since the was named. But how many know of an authority on the terrain of the western United States? in the development of Southwest forces and our allies around the world. a huge variety of military tests nearly every weapon system and arsenal. The workload directly impacts the defense of freedom around the world. Everyone in the Yuma community is invited and each talk is free. No a holiday concert this year. Due to inactivated and the musicians are Those who attended past concerts Those memories will always remain. Yuma Proving Ground engages in a wide variety of Yuma community events each year, including an annual series of presentations by YPG speakers that take place at the Yuma County Main and Foothills libraries. Here, a large audience listens to YPG public affairs ofcer Chuck Wullenjohn deliver a presentation at Yuma Countys main library in a previous year. (Photo by Mark Schauer)
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4 OCTOBER 16, 2017 THE OUTPOST Y4 Reds Bird Cage SaloonLocated in the heart of Historic Downtown Yuma231 Main St. 928-783-1050Mon-Fri 9:30am 2:30am Open Sat & Sun 6am Come And Join Us! By Sergio Obregn of articles to provide information on the quality of water supplied to separate water systems. Water is a water treatment plant through a process known as electrodialysis reversal to automatically clean selenium in drinking water. Our water systems are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act system type and the populations served. The Arizona Department of the primary enforcement organization for drinking water regulations under compliance. multiple contaminates in accordance with regulatory requirements for each individual water systems. and testing of our drinking water to ADEQ. If the sample results indicate the increased sampling frequencies are also performed until the water quality standard is once again met. indicate the water system is out of compliance or in violation of that contaminant. water delivered to the consumers from our water systems not only meets the National Drinking Water This includes all supplied water for human consumption purposes such as It is our goal to keep you informed and to respond to any questions you your drinking water. Stay tuned for future articles that will provide upon the information provided in this article. For additional information address some of the questions or concerns in future articles. We are also offering group tours of our water contact me to schedule a tour. For a comprehensive overview on information related to safe drinking epa.gov/sdwaSafe drinking water at YPG YPG Commander Col. Ross Poppenberger (center) and Deputy Garrison Manager Angelia Pinto (right) tour the water treatment plant on Howard Cantonment Area in late September. Over 2,000 personnel and several hundred residents depend on YPGs extensive water supply system for clean drinking water, re suppression, and evaporative cooling in summer. (Loaned photo)
THE OUTPOST OCTOBER 16, 2017 5 Y5 BRAND NEW HOMES FROM THE$120s rfnrrfntbt928.344.2550 tnbt928.342.3100 rnnnnn 130620 YPG remembers World War II heroes YPG Commander Col. Ross Poppenberger (top photo) served as guest speaker at the annual Bushmaster (158th Regimental Combat Team) memorial ceremony at Yumas Desert Lawn Cemetery on the last day of September. The National Guard unit, which included Soldiers from Yuma, earned international acclaim in waging tenacious jungle warfare in the Pacic Theater during World War II. Poppenberger praised the spirit of the regiments Soldiers during his remarks, and the proving grounds color guard (lower photo) stood at rapt attention as familymembers and friends stood behind legacy crosses bearing their loved ones name as they answered a moving roll call. (Photos by Mark Schauer)
6 OCTOBER 16, 2017 THE OUTPOST Y6By Mark Schauer Though the United States Armys are surprised to learn that Army Soldiers are stationed in Yuma. communitys Army presence was three hours interacting with a steady stream of eventgoers. dont understand what we do out with the youngsters. I think that everyone who works large amount of great Americans out there that serve in a civilian capacity. the support of the community that variety of major community events Soldiers will march in the upcoming YPG display impresses at annual Yuma law enforcement event Spc. Anthony Martin and Spc. Cristina Arguizoni of the YPG Health Clinic stay busy showing spectators samples of desert insects found in and around Yuma Proving Ground. The Health Clinics preventative medicine team regularly monitors the posts mosquito population for infectious diseases. ABOVE: YPG public affairs ofcer Chuck Wullenjohn helps young eventgoers try on helmets from multiple eras of Army history. RIGHT: Eventgoers of all ages loved getting up close and personnel with the gear YPGs Airborne Test Force uses every day. Here, Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Engelman helps a patron try on a parachute. BELOW: Staff Sgt. Nathan Newey of YPGs Airborne Test Force shows off a HMMWV to eventgoers. With a mock .50 caliber machine gun in the turret, the vehicle was a hit with kids of all ages. (Photos by Mark Schauer)
THE OUTPOST OCTOBER 16, 2017 7Y7 Sgt. Steven Houll of the YPG Police Department introduces special guest McGruff the Crime Dog to delighted youngsters. Lt. William Clark (left) represents the YPG Police Department at the event. I like YPG because it is like a big family, he said. It grows on you.
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THE OUTPOST OCTOBER 16, 2017 11Y11 YPG personnel celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month YPG gets ready to rumbleAmericans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This year, YPG personnel celebrated with a variety of events and displays, including a Zumba event at the YPG Fitness Center led by Dina Mabry, YPG Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, and an hour-long documentary about Hispanic immigration to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Here, personnel in attendance pose for a photo after the documentary. (Photo by Mark Schauer) September was National Preparedness Month, and YPG recognized it in part by stressing earthquake safety to students at YPGs Price Elementary School. 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 wanted to raise awareness. After a lesson in earthquake safety and an earthquake drill in the classroom, students took a ride in an earthquake simulator that realistically depicts the feel and sounds of the real event. The simulator was also open to members of the YPG workforce. (Photo by Mark Schauer)
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