U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 67 NO. 10 MAY 14, 2018 Carrying the torch /Page 5 Jungle survival at the Tropic Regions Test Center /Page 2 Helicopter on public display removed for repainting /Page 8 Y1 By Mark Schauer Lt. Col. Timothy Matthews, YTC commander, addressed personnel from across the command in late-April. More than 200 members of the YTC team crowded the post theater to hear his vision for the command and ask questions on current topics. Also speaking at the event were Ground Combat Systems Director Eddy Patchet and Air Combat Systems Director Jeff Rogers. Matthews pledged to hold more frequent all hands meetings, with the next one tentatively scheduled for August, and also introduced a monthly brown bag luncheon with various segments of the YTC workforce: directors in May, division chiefs in June, branch chiefs in July, and team leaders in August. Matthews also announced that the next YPG Organization Day is tentatively scheduled for November 1. Patchet discussed YPGs results from the most recent Army Readiness Assessment, saying that the post was above the Army average in 12 of 15 categories. Of the 12, safety rated the highest By Mark Schauer From Jules Verne until the dawn and dreamers assumed that massive of accelerating payloads into the heavens. Even in the 1960s, as NASA perfected the massive, multi-stage Saturn V rockets that propelled humanity to the moonand YPG tested the Mobility Test Article, precursor to the lunar roverthe Army was conducting the High Altitude Research Project (HARP), which intended to utilize artillery Earth orbit. The world record for the highest altitude shotwhich reached past the Karman Line into space-was set at the proving ground in 1966. It proved the concept of ballistic suborbital space access, but funding for the program was cancelled the following year. The original HARP cannon and several smaller gun tubes associated with those long-ago tests remain at with a relatively small amount of refurbishment. Currently, a private industry customer called Green Launch is conducting early testing Yuma Test Center Commander addresses workforce in all-hands meetingNew technology testing may achieve the goals of HARP space gun SEE HARP page 6 SEE ALL-HANDS page 3 Yuma Test Center (YTC) Commander Lt. Col. Timothy Matthews (left) addresses members of the YTC workforce at the post theater in late April. Matthews pledged to hold more frequent all hands meetings, with the next one tentatively scheduled for August, and also introduced a monthly brown bag luncheon with various segments of the YTC workforce. (Photo by Mark Schauer)
2 MAY 14, 2018 THE OUTPOST By Teri Womack Recently, I had the opportunity to visit one of our Tropic Regions Test Center (TRTC) locations. Ive and marketing materials for this test center for many years at my desk in the desert, but had never experienced tors that affect testing in the jungle. This visit took me way outside of my comfort zone as I am a gal who loves her make up, high heels, and anything sparkly. This trip required a drastic costume change. Fashion went out the window and practically walked in the door as I packed jungle boots, bug spray, all things camou We were met at the airport by the TRTC Director and immediately greeted by a wall of the most hot, humid, air I had ever experienced. I lived in Florida before moving to Ar izona, and I thought I knew humid ity, but this was different. I swear I could actually feel the weight of it, me a better understanding of when people back home say Arizona is hot, but its a dry heat! Upon arriving at the TRTC of overwhelming hospitality from the TRTC team, some with many years of experience who are mentoring and sharing their knowledge with the newer personnel who will lead the tropic test center into the future. Face to face communication with the folks that are immersed in this envi ronment was extremely productive as we brainstormed ideas to better present the test centers facilities and capabilities. And it didnt hurt that they kept my cup full of that intense, strong coffee either. We were presented a test center overview which was a bit of a thrill for me because although I have de presented to me with my name on the opening slide. It was followed all of the dangerous things to watch out for and avoid in the jungle. There were so many hazards extend to plants and trees, that halfway in my heart came to a conclusion OK, I got it -everything wants to kill me I wont touch anything They thankfully shared the Snake son wakes up the snake, the second person makes the snake mad, and the third person gets bitten by the snake. I made it my top priority to never be the third person in line. I left that to the professionals. I discovered that testing in a for eign country includes many unique processes and interactions with mul tiple agencies-and thats before the test even starts. Just getting the test item into the country can be compli resolve any issues that arise. It takes a fully experienced team to make it happen. This venture was a huge learn ing experience as we visited corro -Jungle survival at the Tropic Regions Test CenterA View Without A Point 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.The author visited maintenance facilities, multiple ring ranges, and a recently completed obstacle course. Testing in a foreign country includes many unique processes and interactions with multiple agencies-and thats before the test even starts. (Loaned photo) SEE JUNGLE page 6 ALL-HANDS
THE OUTPOST MAY 14, 2018 3I discovered that testing in a for eign country includes many unique processes and interactions with mul tiple agencies-and thats before the test even starts. Just getting the test item into the country can be compli resolve any issues that arise. It takes a fully experienced team to make it happen. This venture was a huge learn ing experience as we visited corro -Jungle survival at the Tropic Regions Test CenterY3 Next Outpost deadline is noon, May 3rdSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104 Report Domestic Violence: 287-3361 above average. The assessment showed that the workforce also believes that YTC has a reputation for high-quality work, he said. Rogers discussed the commands initiative to speed up the hiring process. He reported that 35 longthan 70% of these accomplished through either expedited hiring authority or veteran recruitment authority. Hopefully we can bring down some of the overtime concerns and reduce attrition, he said. He also discussed an initiative to issue government iPhones to everyone who is a team leader or and email communication while out on the range. Rogers also stated that more iPhones could be distributed to lower-level employees in the future if doing so would contribute to safety or Both Matthews and YPG Commander Col. Ross Poppenberger gave awards and commanders coins to several dozen employees who had shown particular excellence this year. Matthews concluded by stating the next all-hands meeting would take place in August.Chaplains Corner Love is a powerful thing By Maj. Ronald Beltz Once upon a time a young guy and a young girl fell in love. But the guy came from a poor fam ily: The girls parents werent too happy about that. So the young man decided not only to court the girl but to court her parents as well. In time, the parents saw that he was a good man and was worthy of their daughters hand. But there was another problem: The young man was a Soldier. Soon, war broke out and he was being sent overseas for a year. The week before he left, the man knelt on his knee and asked his lady love, Will you marry me? She wiped a tear, said yes, and they were engaged. They agreed that when he got back in one year, they would get married. But tragedy struck. A few days after he left, the girl had a major car accident. It was a head-on collision. When she woke up in the hospital, she saw her father and mother crying. Im mediately, she knew there was some thing wrong. She later found out that she had suffered a brain injury. The part of her brain that controlled her facial muscles was damaged. Her once lovely face was now cried as she saw herself in the mir ror. Yesterday, I was beautiful. Today, Im a monster. Her body was also covered with so many ugly wounds. Right there and then, from their promise. She knew he wouldnt want her anymore. She would forget about him and never see him again. For one year, the Soldier wrote many letters--but she wouldnt answer. He phoned her many times, but she wouldnt return his calls. But after one year, the mother walked into her room and an nounced, Hes back from the war. The girl shouted, No! Please dont tell him about me. Dont tell him Im here! The mother said, Hes getting married, and handed her a wed ding invitation. The girls heart sank. She knew she still loved him--but she had to forget him now. With great sadness, she opened the wedding invitation. And then she saw her name on it! Confused, she asked, What is this? That was when the young man entered her room with a bouquet asked, Will you marry me? The girl covered her face with her hands and said, Im ugly! The young man said, Without your permission, your mother sent me your photos. When I saw your photos, I realized that nothing has changed. Youre still the person I fell in love with. Youre still as beautiful as ever, because I love you! Love is a powerful thing! Proba bly the most familiar Bible passage, John 3:16 reminds us of Gods love for us and our world. Dont forget to tell those you love that you love them! ALL-HANDSFROM PAGE 2 Prince of Peace Ev. Lutheran Churchrfntb rt tnntbPastor Hernandez Daylo, Jr.tbnb"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives." (John 14:27)
4 MAY 14, 2018 THE OUTPOST Y4 Foothills Beauty $229,900 Selling Homes in the Foothills area is my specialty. Only 20 minute drive to YPG from the Foothills. Denise Sweet-Mcgregor928-581-1529 email@example.com For more information, call 148753 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! JUNGLE By David J. Horn I recently saw a particular t-shirt for sale that caught my eye. It had images of several obsolete tech items on the front of the shirt such as cas the caption Never Forget! Here at YPG, where were surrounded by new technology, many of our younger employees arent able to forget these items, simply because they never Anyway, heres a quick trip around the bases for a couple of these memo rable, or maybe forgettable, items: 8-Track Tapes. Back in the s, when you got into your car, you carried your music around with you in a small suitcase that held 20 or so 8-track tapes. The quality of the audio was really bad and they didnt work well in the cold temperatures of winter, but heckwe didnt know any better. If the tape got acci dently pulled out of the cartridge by the players drive roller or curious the cartridges pretty much had to be tossed. It was a common sight in the s to see strands of music tape ing out of an 8-track cartridge laying along the side of the road. Cassette Tapes. Cassettes soon replaced 8-tracks because they were many of them in your music case. The audio was a little better, and if the tape got pulled out of the cassette and wasnt crinkled too bad, you could rewind it back on the reels with a pencil. They did have the draw back of getting stuck inside the players, and, like 8-tracks, the player drive wheels would occasionally grab, eat up, and mangle the tape. If the tape got really chewed up, it, too, would soon be blowing across the road. Film Cameras. In the olden days, cameras used to have this chemicalbased image storage system. You had to expose just the right amount coated with silver halide crystals, where each roll was good enough for either 24 or 36 exposures. If you into the canister before you opened the back of your camera, you could then mail the canister off to a pro cessing lab, who would develop it and send back your prints in about a week. You could then either toss the prints loosely in a box, or mount them in a big photo album, about the size of a small suitcase. It was almost like Christmas every time you got your new prints back from the lab, except for the fact that you were again reminded that you still had a lot more to learn ASA, and whatever an FStop was. Floppy Disks. Back in the early 1980s, when you wanted to oper ate your computer (when both the monitor and the computer box were turned the box on, then got a 5.25on it called DOS. Floppies were cardboard jacket was a disk of thin, box, turned the locking lever down, then uploaded the DOS program into the machine. DOS gave you the capability to talk to the computer by typing in crude code words. You could then do stuff like change things from the B directory to the C directory, or accidently reformat your VHS Recorders. For decades, every family had one techie uncle who would make family movies with an 8mm movie camera. That capabil ity went to everyone with the advent of the VHS camcorder. About the size of a small suitcase, you propped it up on your shoulder and were able to make fuzzy movies of the kids, all saved on VHS cassettes the size of a book. Oops, bookaaah, imagine something the size of your e-reader, except about an inch thick. Anyway, while it was easy for everyone to op erate a VHS camcorder, when it came to programming that big VHS player sitting on top of your thick TV set in order to record a future TV show, AM Radios. So, the other day, the AM radio in my 1993 Ford Ranger conked out. Because the truck itself is close to conking out, I replaced the radio with the cheapest new system I could buywhich still ended up being an AM/FM radio that has a blue-tooth connection to my phone and its music, and lots of other cool stuff. I kinda miss my scratchy old radio. Actually, thats not true. I love this new radio! Heyisnt change great!?Never forget!Shootin the Breeze
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6 MAY 14, 2018 THE OUTPOST Y6of launching a space projectile with some of this equipment, combined with an innovative new technology. Using a hydrogen and oxygen gas propellant, the company feels that as humanity expands its presence in the Solar System in the coming decades, impulse-launched deliveries of supplies and materials will be critically important, particularly given the vast sums of money to places like Mars. It takes a million pounds of fuel per person to get to Mars and back, said Eric Robinson, strategic outreach manager. Multiplied by $5,000 per pound, thats $5 billion just for fuel. Our system would be more like $200 per pound. Hydrogen and oxygen are cheap. Another advantage of artillerycould ascend faster and be repeated with less work than multi-stage rockets. Your items could be in orbit in could be launching every 60 to 90 minutes. This will enable us to be the FedEx of space. more environmentally-friendly than burning rocket fuel. At the very end of a shot, a little bit of a steam cloud comes out, because hydrogen and oxygen make water, said Robinson. The eventual design may use a solarheated steam piston and hydrogen that is 95% recaptured after each launch. The early phase of testing in progress now consists of plastic slug through a velocity trap into a specially-constructed catch box in front of a thick earthen berm. The set-up is very similar to that is truly a developmental test, said of tests at YPG are lot acceptance or stockpile reliability tests, or engineering tests where most of the components are known and one portion of a system is being changed. To prepare a launch, the testers insert a burst diaphragm, followed by an o ring behind the plastic slug. Finally, an ignition assembly with squibs the testers have dubbed the Christmas tree is loaded. The testers have added feed tubes that push hydrogen and oxygen gas into the gun. Once enough gas pressure is built up behind the diaphragm, the testers ignite it from a bombproof control room panel and the projectile the breach section, said Dr. John made for a solid propellant, which is why the available breach volume is fairly small. We prefer a much bigger breach, so when we do the vertical shots well probably end up pushing the projectile about a third of the way in the barrel and use a specialized release mechanism that gives about three times the volume. At this stage, testers are primarily interested in measuring projectile velocity and ensuring the burst diaphragm performs in a controlled the testers have already achieved velocities similar to that of the HARP vertical shot that set the world record in 1966. They want to achieve even faster velocities before their system. The trick is using a light gas like HARP FROM PAGE 1 Start-up company Green Launch believes that impulse launched deliveries of supplies and material will be critically important as humanity expands its presence in space, for environmental and economic reasons. Objects delivered into space via artillery launch would also ascend faster and be repeated with less work than multi-stage rockets. (Loaned photo) The current testing utilizes a 175 mm gun tube that was associated with the High Altitude Research Project (HARP) that set a world record for highest altitude shot during testing at the proving ground in 1966. If they get the muzzle velocity they want, they intend to eventually shoot vertically, said Chris Tennant, test ofcer. Im hoping we can make it happen here and break the world altitude record. To prepare a launch, the testers insert a burst diaphragm, followed by an o ring behind a high desnity plastic slug. At this stage, testers are primarily interested in measuring projectile velocity and ensuring the burst diagram performs in a controlled manner.
THE OUTPOST MAY 14, 2018 7Y7hydrogen, which has a very low molecular weight, said Hunter. You can get very high velocities that arent possible with powder. This exceptional propellant will allow us to revolutionize access to space and open the solar system to exploration and resources. Hydrogen is super-fast, and the ignition and energy from making water is a very energetic exothermic reaction, added Robinson. Green Launch is a start-up company that seeks rigorous cost control to ensure the long-term perpetuation of their ambitious program. Hunter, highly regarded in the projectile research community for many decades, was only marginally aware of YPG and its capabilities until a chance meeting with proving ground personnel. I went to a conference in New into some high speed photographers who told me the best test range is YPG, said Hunter YPG is very helpful at keeping our costs under control so we can continue our testing, added Robinson. If we went somewhere sequence and the world would be denied this very promising technology. For their part, YPG personnel are excited about their role in supporting what could turn out to be a project of monumental importance. If they can get the muzzle velocity they want, they intend to eventually shoot vertically, said Tennant. Im hoping we can make it happen here and break the world altitude record that was set at YPG back in 1966. Start-up company Green Launch believes that impulse launched deliveries of supplies and material will be critically important as humanity expands its presence in space, for environmental and economic reasons. Objects delivered into space via artillery launch would also ascend faster and be repeated with less work than multi-stage rockets. (Loaned photo) Green Launch employee Ray Tinker prepares the Christmas tree, the teams term for an ignition assembly with squibs. The testers have already reached velocities similar to that of the HARP vertical shot that set the world record in 1966, and want to achieve even faster velocities before converting to vertical test res of their system. Eric Robinson (left) and Dr. John Hunter of Green Launch inspect a velocity trap prior to a test shot at YPG. The early phase of testing in progress consists of horizontally launching a high density plastic slug through the trap and into a catch box. (Photos by Mark Schauer) The team prepares for a launch in the gun positions mission control room. YPG is very helpful at keeping our costs under control so we can continue our testing, said Robinson. If we went somewhere else, we could never nish the sequence and the world would be denied this very promising technology.
8 MAY 14, 2018 THE OUTPOST Y8By Chuck Wullenjohn, Public Affairs Ofcer The AH-1F Cobra helicopter mount ed atop a pole adjacent to Yuma Prov ing Grounds Walker gate on Imperial Dam Road was removed for painting yesterday. Built in 1966, it came to YPG many years later for testing of newly installed armament and sen sors. Planners estimate repainting will take less than two weeks. The repaint ing will reduce degradation from the natural elements, namely, the sun and wind, and will return the aircraft to its like-new luster. The Bell AH-1F Cobra is a twoblade, single-engine attack helicopter developed using the engine, trans mission and rotor system of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. A member of the the backbone of the Armys attack AH-64 Apache. The Marine Corps continues to operate an upgraded twin-engine version of the aircraft. Two more major historic artifacts are due to be repainted before the end Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault vehicle and an M47 medium tank. Funding is being provided through the YPG Heritage Center by the Army Center of Military History.Helicopter on public display removed for repainting What does it take to remove an AH-1F Cobra helicopter mounted atop a pole? An eight man crew, a 40-foot trailer, a tractor, chains, binders, straps, and a very tall crane. In this sequence, the personnel carefully maneuver the airship off its perch and onto a trailer for its trip to the paint booth, then clean up the display area before departing. Its kind of unique, said Eddie Pierson, motor pool supervisor. Its not something we do every day.(Photos by Mark Schauer) TO ADVERTISE IN THE OUTPOST PLEASE CONTACT DA RLENE FIRESTONE AT (928) 539-6829 NAT IONALS@YUMASUN.COM YUMA SUN, INC. 2055 S. ARIZONA AVE., YUMA, AZ 85364
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THE OUTPOST MAY 14, 2018 11Y11 10% Off For Our Military Every DayStaff Wears Red On Fridays To Show Support For Our Troops1731 S Sunridge Dr928-539-9000 Our 50s Style Diner has the Best Shakes in Town! OPEN 24 HOURSIndoor/Outdoor seating 24 Hrs. Baymont Inn & Suites Guests Receive A Hot, Cooked To Order Breakfast At Pennys Diner U.S. Marines with 1st Regiment 4th Marines stage simulated casualties for pickup in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructors course 2-18 at Yuma Proving Ground in late April. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One cadre, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. The training provides standardized advanced tactical training and certication of unit instructor qualications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (Photos by Cpl. Nathaniel S. McAllister)YPG hosts Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course training
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