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Military and civilian runners approach the top of the first of many steep grades during the 10K course Oct. 21, 2017 at Dugway‘s Proving Ground‘s Trail & Ultra Run. The annual event is the only day per year when the heavily secured installation is open to the public. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs.

Non-Utahns place well in Dugway Ultra Run

Three of the 10 first-place spots in the 2017 Dugway Trail & Ultra Run were taken by non-Utah runners, though non-Utahns comprised only eight of the 128 total runners in the Oct. 21 event. The annual run is the one day per year when secured U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground allows public entry without sponsorship.... Read More

Testing a prototype chemical agent detector is complicated, so anything that can be done to simplify the process is welcome. Shown is a new system for vaporizing chemical agent to challenge the detector (unseen). A block of aluminum (center) maintains a steady temperature while nitrogen gas in piping carries it to the detector. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs.

Dugway innovations help test new chemical detector

Preparations for early 2019 testing of the Next Generation Chemical Detectors are underway, but recent innovations by Dugway personnel are expected to produce quicker and more accurate data than testing methods used in the early 2000s, when Dugway tested the current-issue JCAD (Joint Chemical Agent Detector).... Read More

Gary Millar (left), chief of the Engineering Branch, Test Support Division at Dugway‘s West Desert Test Center, explains the capabilities and operation of the Active Standoff Chamber to a group of nearly 20 visitors from the German Army and Defense Ministry, Oct. 19, 2017, at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The group, part of an environmental technology data exchange agreement, received briefings about Dugway‘s overall mission, then toured other test facilities including the Joint Ambient Breeze Tunnel, Wig Mountain training complex, and biological test facilities. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about Dugway‘s capabilities to test and evaluate chemical and biological defense systems and how the U.S. trains its military personnel in chemical and biological defense. U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is the nation‘s designated Major Range and Test Facility Base for chemical and biological defense testing and countering weapons of mass destruction, contributing to the readiness of military service members and the defense of the nation. (Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs)
Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Oct. 5, 2017 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Music and dancing entertainment was provided by the Latinos in Action chapter at Stansbury (Utah) High School. Guest speaker was Abraham Hernandez, education and health promotion coordinator for Centro Hispano of Provo, Utah. Photo by Al Vogel, Dugway Proving Ground Public Affairs

Hispanic Heritage: multicultural experience filled niche

Though born of Mexican parents, Abraham Hernandez grew up in Provo light-skinned, without an accent. He didn‘t begin to speak English until preschool.... Read More

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U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is the nation's leading test center for Chemical and Biological Defense, conducting efficient testing and support to enable our nation's defenders, inter-agency partners and our Allies to counter chemical, biological, radiological, and explosives (CBRE) hazards.

Dugway Proving Ground provides unparalleled testing, evaluation, training and technical support while maintaining a world-class workforce, facilities and quality of life for our employees and their families.

Established: 1942
Location: Northwestern Utah
Size: 800,000 acres
Elevation: 4,500 -7,000 feet above sea level
Temperature: -15 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit

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