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U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 67 NO. 13 MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 Y1Army Test and Evaluation Command welcomes new commanderBy Lindsey Monger Maj. Gen. John W. Charlton relinquished duties as the commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, or ATEC, to Brig. Gen. (Promotable) Joel K. Tyler during a change of command ceremony June 7 on Aberdeen Proving Ground. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit or command. The history, tradition, and accomplishments of the command are embodied in the colors. The passing of colors from an outgoing commander to an incoming commander ensures that the unit and YPG remains on artillery test cutting edgeBy Mark Schauer For most of its history, artillery testing has been YPGs core mission. As artillery technology evolved over the decades, YPG remained on the cutting edge of testing guided and semi-guided munitions capable of hitting within mere meters of a target many kilometers away. Today, the Chief of Staff of the Army munitions as the services top priority, with 100 kilometers away. than about 30 kilometers away. One critical component of the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) program currently being tested at the proving ground is the XM1113 projectile, which exceeded 60 kilometers in a test conducted in late May. This is a fairly traditional artillery round, but putting a bigger rocket on it allows us to achieve much farther ranges, said Tyler YPG celebrates Armys 243rd birthday /Page 5 YPG leadership visits defense contractors /Page 8 A bright, shining GEM /Page 11 SEE ATEC page 2PHOTO BY LAMONT HARBISON During the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Change of Command ceremony, Lt. Gen. Gary H. Cheek (right), director of the Army Staff, passes the colors to the incoming commander, Maj. Gen. (Promotable) Joel K. Tyler June 7 on Aberdeen Proving Ground. Tyler previously served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas. SEE ERCA page 6

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2 JUNE 25, 2018 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: mark.a.schauer.civ@mail.milCommander: 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. its Soldiers are never without continuation of trust, and also to their units commander. Lt. Gen. Gary H. Cheek, director of the Army Staff, presided over the ceremony. He highlighted Charltons qualities as a leader and thanked him for demonstrating such leadership throughout his time in the Army. John and his 34 years of service have a great reputation across the Army as being a leader of great character, great talent but I will also tell you hes a combat proven leader and innovator, said Cheek. I think one of the things I really admire about him is hes able to take experiences from his previous assignments and blend those together with how to innovate and make it better at his next assignment. Charlton assumed command of ATEC December 2016, prior to serving as the Vice Director for Joint Force Development with the Joint Staff in Suffolk, Virginia. Some of Charltons highlights at ATEC include: successfully commanded the largest test and evaluation enterprise in the Department of Defense, which included eight subordinate billion in test infrastructure; served as a key advisor to Army senior leadership on all Army programs; provided independent test and evaluation support to thousands of Army programs annually; and led the way on implementing many initiatives as part of the Armys acquisition reform effort. Out of all the assignments Ive had in my career, this one has been the most challenging, said Charlton. This is a massive enterprise and the impact that this organization has on the Army cant be underestimated. Charlton has been deployed to Germany, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, as well as serving in many stateside locations. I am humble and grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this team. It has truly been a remarkable journey for me with this command. I cant think of a better way to conclude my career than with this assignment, said Charlton. Cheek also mentioned Charltons wife of 33 years, Heidi, and thanked her for professional service to the Army and volunteer service as a spouse of an Army leader. You have really just been the complete package and we are very thankful for your service alongside your husband. Charlton received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Commander in Chief. Ms. of Appreciation from the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award. Cheek introduced the new ATECFROM PAGE 1commander to the ATEC team. I know him to be a reasoned, thoughtful and a very articulate, capable leader. You come to this command with a reputation as a strong and effective leader who performed exceptionally well as the Joint Modernization Commander. The ATEC community welcomes both you, Stacy and Sophia to the team and we look forward to your leadership. Charlton also welcomed Tyler to the ATEC team. I cant think of anyone else that is better suited to do this job. Every day is going to be a challenge but you are going to love it here [ATEC]. Tyler previously served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas. His other assignments include service Outgoing commander Maj. Gen. John W. Charlton presents his wife, Heidi, with a Military Spouse Medal for her years of service alongside him.PHOTOS BY LINDSEY MONGEROutgoing commander, Maj. Gen. John W. Charlton, presents his nal remarks before retirement during the change of command ceremony. I cant think of a better way to conclude my career than with this assignment, he said.

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THE OUTPOST JUNE 25, 2018 3 By David J. Horn A couple of years ago, a reporter from the YPG Outpost newspaper approached a group of us out on the day of work here. My reply was, Back Chevy Nova with no A/C, my wife and I decided to leave Minnesota and head west to seek our fortunes. The day we got to Yuma, it was 114, a temperature we did not know existed on the face of the earth. I showed up at YPG, which except for the ROC was a collection of old tin buildings, wearing a tie. I no longer have the tie, the old rusty Nova, or the wife. I still have fond memories of that old Nova (one out of three aint bad). I bought the car when I was in high school, drove it for the four years while I was in college, and then for seven more years on the salty streets of Minneapolis. By the time I brought the car to Yuma, it actually had no rustonly large gaping holes. The fact that the car had no A/C, plus the fact that it had a black interior, plus the fact that it was now in Yuma, turned it from one cool car to one hot car. And, I dont mean fast. Anyway, I survived the six summers after that, driving that old Nova around Yuma and out to work here at YPG. When you drive a car without air conditioning, you have a sense of camaraderie with the other cars out there without A/C. You quickly notice them out on the streets, because their windows are down, too. Its amazing when the car is moving, as compared to when youre idling behind a stop light. When you drive a car with no A/C, you sweat a lot in places you didnt know you could sweat. Only speaking for the guysthose who drive cars with no A/C have to buy a lot more new shoes and wallets. whats worse is when something is out in the direct sunlight, as that item will you park the car to keep the drivers door in the shade, those hot items will include your door handle, the drivers seat, the steering wheel, and the ignition switch, in that order. Youre already keenly aware of the capacity of your bodys evaporative cooling system. You try to minimize absorbing heat from all things you have to come into contact with, because you know your bodys cooling system is going to have to deal with getting rid of that heat out, too! Back in April, I discovered that the R-12 A/C system in my old 1993 Ranger, was toast. In the Yuma hometown spirit of You drive your car until the wheels fall off, then you put on new wheels, I took the included converting it to the newer 134a refrigerant. Its back on the road againwith the windows rolled up. Y3 Keeping cool...Shootin the Breeze commander to the ATEC team. I know him to be a reasoned, thoughtful and a very articulate, capable leader. You come to this command with a reputation as a strong and effective leader who performed exceptionally well as the Joint Modernization Commander. The ATEC community welcomes both you, Stacy and Sophia to the team and we look forward to your leadership. Charlton also welcomed Tyler to the ATEC team. I cant think of anyone else that is better suited to do this job. Every day is going to be a challenge but you are going to love it here [ATEC]. Tyler previously served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas. His other assignments include service stateside, in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Korea. Also, he has deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Spartan Shield. It is clear that we are working very hard to accomplish that sacred task to ensure our decision makers have the truth about our weapons and systems that we test to put the very best equipment in the hands of our Soldiers and give them the competitive edge they need in said. Tyler noted the challenge for ATEC is to retain that reputation for truth and meet the demand to do that more quickly in the future, and I look forward to that challenge. TO ADVERTISE IN THE OUTPOST PLEASE CONT ACT DA RLENE FIRESTONE A T (928) 539-6829 N A T IONALS@YUMASUN.COM YUMA SUN, INC. 2055 S. ARIZONA A VE., YUMA, AZ 85364 Next Outpost deadline is noon June 28thSexual Assault Hotline: 920-3104Report Domestic Violence: 287-3361

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4 JUNE 25, 2018 THE OUTPOSTY4 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! 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 UNDERST ANDS THE NEEDS OF RELOCA TING MILIT ARY F AMILIES AND IS DEDICA TED TO ASSISTING ALL F AMILIES IN LOCA TING THEIR NEXT RENT AL HOME. HE IS ALSO A RETIRED PEACE OFFICER WHO IS VERY SENSITIVE TO THE PARTICULAR NEEDS OF PLACING LA W ENFORCEMENT AND THEIR F AMILIES. RESPONSIVE CONCERNED RELIABLE HERE FOR YOU Low carb diet is intimidating, challenging and rewarding By Chuck Wullenjohn A surprisingly large number of Americans have been told by their doctors to reduce their intake of carbs. The problem is that the human body quickly turns carbohydrates into sugar, which is a no-no for a number of reasons. Just ask a diabetic. Fortunately, the modern food industry has been releasing more and more low carb foods over the years, though high sugar, high salt and high carb is a grocery store and restaurant norm. Its easy to consume a vast number of carbs sliced bread is a villain, as are rice and potatoes. Forget about eating donuts, cakes, pies, rolls, and most other baked goods you can think of. Even beans and corn are high carb and off the table, and they are among my favorites! Even such everyday staples like apples and bananas contain surprisingly high levels of carbs, as do some vegetables. Potato chips are ridiculously high, as are candy bars and most other manufactured snack foods. Fish, chicken and red meat are carb friendly, but some people avoid red meat for other reasons. So, what is a person watching his or her carbs to do? Eat small portions and go around hungry all day? Forget about it and, perhaps, expire early? My doctor informed me about one year ago that I needed to start watching my carb intake. He related horror stories of what might happen if I continued on my previous eating path, so it caused me to do some soul-searching, as well as lots of research. I discovered that most foods contain plenty of carbohydrates, an unbelievable amount that quickly for it turned mealtimes into gloomy situations. some good things that made the transition easier. Seafood, when grilled or baked rather than deep fried in batter, is quite low in back, so this was an encouraging development. I also found several low carb cereals I could eat for breakfast, and discovered that omelets and other egg dishes were good, as is cheese. Canadian bacon and ham rated well, though they both have a great deal of sodium, which is a concern of many. Nuts, especially pecans and walnuts, are tasty and satisfying. Regarding vegetables. I learned that those that grow above ground generally tend to be low carb and can be eaten freely. Below ground vegetables, like potatoes, require one to exercise caution. Avocados But the problem of baked goods continued to exist, sort of like a burr beneath a saddle. I had been for years, the fresher the better. What had always been, to me, the enjoyable staff of life, now stared me in the face as a problem.

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THE OUTPOST JUNE 25, 2018 5 Fortunately, I came across recipes that saved the day. I cannot truthfully say that the baked goods that resulted were at all equal in quality, but they were and are -good enough to provide a sense of satisfaction. Smeared with butter (which is carb friendly), cream cheese or all fruit jam, they can even be called good (or at least not bad, for they are somewhat bland.) And they are simple to make. To the left is a recipe that can be made quickly in a microwave oven. Adjust as necessary for your taste. The key to handling low carb restrictions is to do a lot of research, keep your eyes open, be willing to do more cooking at a low carb lifestyle is that youll undoubtedly eliminate weight from your mid-section, helping than in years.YPG celebrates Armys 243rd birthdayBy Chuck Wullenjohn U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground celebrated the 243rd Army run/walk that attracted well over followed by a birthday cake cutting ceremony. The sword used for the Col. George Howard. The exact date of the birthday when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert Colonies. This predates the forming of the nation by one year, making the Army the oldest military service. George Washington was YPG Command Sgt. Maj. duties is to be keeper of the proving grounds colors. He felt the ceremony was particularly meaningful. Were proud to be the oldest Y5 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 Low carb diet is intimidating, challenging and rewardinggood, as is cheese. Canadian bacon and ham rated well, though they both have a great deal of sodium, which is a concern of many. Nuts, especially pecans and walnuts, are tasty and satisfying. Regarding vegetables. I learned that those that grow above ground generally tend to be low carb and can be eaten freely. Below ground vegetables, like potatoes, require one to exercise caution. Avocados But the problem of baked goods continued to exist, sort of like a burr beneath a saddle. I had been for years, the fresher the better. What had always been, to me, the enjoyable staff of life, now stared me in the face as a problem. Low Carb Mufn in a Mug or Pyrex bowl teaspoon baking powder teaspoon stevia powder teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg (I prefer egg substitute to reduce the fat) Berries can be added if desired Directions: Mix all ingredients, pour into a coffee mug or microwave-safe bowl that you have sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Microwave 90 seconds on high. Eat while warm or refrigerate in a plastic bag. If you be frozen for use at a later date. If you use berries, cook a bit longer. come out looking like miniature SEE ARMY BIRTHDAY page 8PHOTO BY CHUCK WULLENJOHN YPG celebrated the 243rd Army Birthday with a 5K run/walk that attracted well over 125 participants and spectators, followed by a birthday cake cutting ceremony. In accordance with longstanding tradition, the rst slice of cake was cut by YPG Commander Col. Ross Poppenberger; Command Sgt. Maj. Jamathon Nelson (also YPGs oldest Soldier); YPGs youngest Soldier, Private 1st Class Alesha Swart of YPGs Veterinary Clinic; YPGs oldest civilian employee, Gilbert Lopez of the Yuma Test Center; and the youngest civilian, Madison Symanski of Garrison YPG.

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6 JUNE 25, 2018 THE OUTPOSTin collaboration with the PGK team to ensure this round will work with it, said Nguyen. There may be one or both systems, but I think we can exceed our objective of meeting PGKs current accuracy threshold. Guided munitions are designed for pinpoint accuracy, yet safely testing them requires an enormous amount of range space: YPG is the fourth-largest facility in the Department of Defense in terms of land area. In the development of smart munitions, you have very large safety fans because its not just ballistic anymore, said Kermit Okamura, Munitions and Weapons cannon, its going to go straight and a little to the right. With guided munitions, anything going wrong, from electrical to mechanical, can make it go way off-course. The Hyper Velocity Projectile, another aspect of ERCA testing currently being tested by YPG personnel, has already achieved a distance that exceeds YPGs range space. As large as Yuma Proving Ground is, were running out of room, said Okamura. It isnt just YPG, its also many other installations in the Department of Defense. As a temporary solution, YPG personnel have conducted two test Range, a larger facility south of the proving ground that is shared by the Marine Corps and Air Force and primarily used for operational testing of high-performance Y6range are the objectives. For the test, the projectiles were Cannon developed under the ERCA project. Though capable of substantially longer ranges, the new projectile is remarkably similar to The prototypes of XM1113 projectiles being manufactured today use tooling that is relativelyclose to what we would use once the round moves into production, said Ductri Nguyen, lead mechanical engineer. It would be a relatively easy transition, though there are some optimizations we could do for cost-cutting. is in the rounds much-larger rocket, which pushes out more than twice as much thrust as the legacy new round are vitally important, careful analysis even more so. We look for nozzle degradation or erosion, said Nguyen. There are insulators that protect the heat from intruding into the explosive; we certainly dont want to raise the high explosive to critical temperatures. We also want to examine the performance of the rotating band we are using from the legacy system. Further, the XM1113 is designed Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), a fuze that turns a conventional artillery round into a semi-guided one. It is intended to be compatible with PGK, so we are designing it ERCAFROM PAGE 1Guided munitions are designed for pinpoint accuracy, yet safely testing them requires an enormous amount of range space.In the development of smart munitions, you have very large safety fans because its not just ballistic anymore, said Kermit Okamura, Munitions and Weapons Division chief. With guided munitions, anything going wrong, from electrical to mechanical, can make it go way off-course. The Hyper Velocity Projectile, another aspect of ERCA testing currently being tested by YPG personnel, has already achieved a distance that exceeds YPGs range space. Methodical test res of the new round are vitally important, and recovering the red rounds for careful analysis even more so.PHOTOS BY MARK SCHAUER One critical component of the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) program currently being tested at the proving ground is the XM1113 projectile, which exceeded 60 kilometers in a test conducted in late May. The most signicant difference is in the rounds much-larger rocket, which pushes out more than twice as much thrust as the legacy system.

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THE OUTPOST JUNE 25, 2018 7in collaboration with the PGK team to ensure this round will work with it, said Nguyen. There may be one or both systems, but I think we can exceed our objective of meeting PGKs current accuracy threshold. Guided munitions are designed for pinpoint accuracy, yet safely testing them requires an enormous amount of range space: YPG is the fourth-largest facility in the Department of Defense in terms of land area. In the development of smart munitions, you have very large safety fans because its not just ballistic anymore, said Kermit Okamura, Munitions and Weapons cannon, its going to go straight and a little to the right. With guided munitions, anything going wrong, from electrical to mechanical, can make it go way off-course. The Hyper Velocity Projectile, another aspect of ERCA testing currently being tested by YPG personnel, has already achieved a distance that exceeds YPGs range space. As large as Yuma Proving Ground is, were running out of room, said Okamura. It isnt just YPG, its also many other installations in the Department of Defense. As a temporary solution, YPG personnel have conducted two test Range, a larger facility south of the proving ground that is shared by the Marine Corps and Air Force and primarily used for operational testing of high-performance extraordinary challenges for YPG personnel. and Air Force missions, said Diep Test personnel had to transport and emplace numerous pieces of large, specialized, and expensive test-support equipment, then quickly take it down and return it to the proving ground, a multi-day effort. For a variety of reasons, the Goldwater Range will eventually be unable to support the long-range the next several years. YPG leaders hope to eventually be granted a special use permit for a small completely unpopulated Bureau of Land Management-controlled land north of YPGs boundaries that will effectively meet the long range munitions safety fan requirements. Though much more ERCArelated testing remains in future plans, testers are excited about what has already been achieved. That we are effectively at least doubling the range of traditional artillery is pretty exciting, said it will be really cool to put this in the hands of our Soldiers and have them even further out of danger and still hitting targets. Testers have also been impressed accommodating rapidly changing test requirements. YPG has been absolutely fantastic, said Nguyen. Weve made a lot of changes during testingsometimes we have to based on the data we are seeing. accommodating. At many U.S. test ranges, Steve Flores, Artillery and Mine Branch chief. Here, because of we can schedule tests weeks in advance instead of months in advance. Y7 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), a fuze that turns a conventional artillery round into a semi-guided one. It is intended to be compatible with PGK, so we are designing it US ARMY PHOTOABOVE: As a temporary solution, YPG personnel have conducted two test res at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, a larger facility south of the proving ground that is shared by the Marine Corps and Air Force and primarily used for operational testing of high-performance aircraft. The two test res were carried off awlessly, but posed extraordinary challenges for YPG personnel. LEFT: Though capable of substantially longer ranges, the new projectile is remarkably similar to currently elded 155 mm rounds. The prototypes of XM1113 projectiles being manufactured today use tooling that is relativelyclose to what we would use once the round moves into production, said Ductri Nguyen, lead mechanical engineer. It would be a relatively easy transition, though there are some optimizations we could do for cost-cutting. The Chief of Staff of the Army has identied long-range precision guided munitions as the services top priority, with aspirations of elding systems within four years capable of accurately ring at targets 100 kilometers away.

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8 JUNE 25, 2018 THE OUTPOSTY8 YPG leadership visits defense contractorsA group of people from YPG, led by YPG Commander Col. Ross Poppenberger, YTC Commander Lt. Col. Timothy Matthews, and YPG Technical Director Larry Bracamonte, spent a recent day touring the plants of several defense contractors in Mesa, Ariz. that manufacture military hardware pertinent to test operations at the proving ground. Organized by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, the visit was a follow-on to a visit a few months ago to the proving ground by the defense contractors themselves, along with local elected ofcials from Mesa and Yuma.PHOTO BY MARK SCHAUERmilitary service, as the majority of any major ground combat operation falls on the Armys shoulders, he said. Were not only honoring the people here today, but all those who came before us in the last over 240 years. Nelson has served in the Army for 28 years and was enlisted in the Marine Corps for four years before that, so brings with him a great deal of experience. Though Army Birthday celebrations are the norm for Army installations around the world, and he has attended many, he wasnt able to take part each year. It depends on where youre at, so Ive not always been able to celebrate, he said. Ive missed a few due to overseas deployments, but Ive been to as many birthday runs as possible during my career. The YPG workforce numbers over 2400 people, most of whom are civilian and dont wear the uniform. Nelson feels what they do and accomplish for the Army is critical. Civilians make the Army better, he said. We at YPG would be able to accomplish nothing without the dedicated civilians we have. They make the Army strong by ensuring the products we send to Soldiers are top notch. YPG Commander Col. Ross Poppenberger has 29 years of Army service under his belt and has taken part in an Army Birthday celebration each year. He has served as YPG commander for about one year. The reason the Army was Poppenberger, was because national leaders wanted the force to move from a part-time militia to a professional Army. Today, we are the best Army in the world, bar none, he stated. Regarding the role of civilians in the overall Army, they perform work each day that is critical to overall military performance. Behind every front line Soldier, he said. Here at YPG our civilians totally believe in the mission. They make sure military equipment is right so that on the front line it works properly and reliably, no matter the natural environment. Today, the Army has about 467,000 active duty soldiers, with another 343,000 in the U.S. Army National Guard and 206,000 in the Army Reserves. The Armys birthday was marked with celebrations, military balls and traditional cake cutting ceremonies held at military bases and communities across the country and at overseas installations. Interesting Army facts: During World War II, supporting one gallon of fuel per day. Today, the Army uses more than 22 gallons per day, per soldier. worldwide; more than 132,000 miles of infrastructure for electric, gas, sewer and water; and over one billion square acres of land across the United States. Twenty-four U.S Presidents served in the Army The U.S. Army is the second largest employer in the nation U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is the largest single civilian workplace in Yuma County In terms of direct labor hours, YPG is the busiest test organization in the Department of the Army ARMY BIRTHDAYFROM PAGE 5

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THE OUTPOST JUNE 25, 2018 11Y11 136776 A bright, shining GEMYuma Proving Ground kicked off its rst ever Gains in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) program in early June. Attended by 34 students who will be entering grades six through eight in the coming school year, the kids engaged in a week of fun hands-on activities while applying scientic methods every step of the way. Among other exciting activities, the students engaged in (clockwise, from top left photo) a lab concerning veterinary science led by YPG veterinary ofcer Capt. Amie Linville, a rst aid lab with combat medic specialist Paul Dacey, and a course in rocketry with real rockets honchoed by test ofcer Daniel Sanchez. US ARMY PHOTOS

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