U.S. ARMY YUMA PROVING GROUND, YUMA, ARIZONA 85365 | VOLUME 67 NO. 15 AUGUST 6, 201 Its never too late to get in shape /Page 3 German Army tests assault rie at YPG /Page 6 MICC-YPG vital to mission /Page 8 Y1 By Chuck Wullenjohn After spending a full day at YPG, By Mark Schauer YPG impresses new ATEC commanderPopular western sport instills teamwork, camaraderie SEE TEAMWORK page 5 SEE COMMANDER page 2 Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler (left) discusses YPGs Airborne Test Force mission with test jumper Sgt. Steven Lehoux. I was astounded at the large variety and types of tests that take place at YPG, Tyler said. Being here on the ground results in a much different view from what you get far away in a headquarters building. The YPG workload is amazing. (Photo by Mark Schauer)
2 AUGUST 6, 2018 THE OUTPOST its support and unit for our nations 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. 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. COMMANDER FROM PAGE 1 Armament equipment repair lead John Bacon (left) gives ATEC Commander Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler a tour of one of YPGs maintenance facilities. I will be your advocate to my dying breath, Tyler said, so help me help you. I need to know details of work coming down the road so I can position resources properly. (Photo by Mark Schauer) Although the details of YPGs operation was the focus of Tylers visit, he was impressed by the community support he witnessed downtown at a welcome dinner arranged by the Yuma 50 military support organization. Here, Tyler speaks with Yuma Deputy Mayor Gary Knight, Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls, and State Senator Sine Kerr. I look forward to working with Maj. Gen. Tyler in the years to come, said Nicholls. (Photo by Chuck Wullenjohn)
THE OUTPOST AUGUST 6, 2018 3Y3By Chuck Wullenjohn Its never too late to get in shape The YPG Wellness Program is administered by Michelle Dominguez, staff auditor. A ve-year YPG veteran, she oversaw last months Good Vibes event that offered participants the opportunity to participate in one of three activities -walking, running or bicycling. Dominguez says the goal of the wellness program is to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors to increase organizational wellness and mission productivity. (Photo by Chuck Wullenjohn) 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!
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THE OUTPOST AUGUST 6, 2018 5 Y5 Lasting impressions (part one) TEAMWORKFROM PAGE 1 YPG Commander Col. Ross Poppenberger, shown here before the 2018 Silver Spurs Rodeo Parade, has been around horses since early childhood, and recently resumed the sport of team roping in earnest after a more than ten year hiatus. You can tell he loves it, said Everett Castro. When hes there, thats all he talks about. He is very competitive. (Photo by Mark Schauer) Everett Castro of FSI (left) prepares to heel a steer in the 2015 World Series tournament that netted him a cool $80,000. Castro has roped in small local tournaments since he was 12 years old, and aspires to rope professionally. (Loaned photo)
6 AUGUST 6, 2018 THE OUTPOST Y6By Mark Schauer For soldiers of any nation de German Army tests assault rie at YPG Prior to elding the new weapon, the testing was conducted to answer a number of questions: How well can the weapon be handled by infantrymen whose hands are slippery with gritty sweat? Will it still function in dust and dirt, even when it isnt cleaned for several days? American Army testers ask similar questions when testing their own equipment. (Photos by Mark Schauer) Germanys temperate environment lacks the extreme conditions German soldiers have faced in recent years in places like Afghanistan, which makes YPG a coveted spot for testing. At the Yuma Proving Ground we have special conditions of sand and dust, said Dr. Karl-Heinz Rippert, chief of optronics in the lasers and acoustics branch of the German Ministry of Defense.
THE OUTPOST AUGUST 6, 2018 7Y7 German Army tests assault rie at YPG For the test, utilized a wide variety of targets, from paper and reactive ones to the hulks of combat vehicles. Every target is emplaced an exact distance, said Arroyo. When a customer gives us a measurement, that measurement is met with precision.YPG conducts testing in three of the worlds most punishing extreme climates, and testers from friendly foreign nations have long utilized the installation to subject their military equipment to rigorous environmental testing. Among these is the German Ministry of Defense, which recently brought the G95K assault rie here for intense scrutiny in real-world conditions.
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