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AlabamaNational Guard‘s 46th Civil Support Teamwork a threat scenario created by Dugway‘s Special Program Division Mobile Training Teams. The CST is checking their detectors, after an alarm is set off. The alarm was triggered by chemical or biological simulants placed on the target by Dugway‘s Mobile Training Team members as part of their training exercise. Photo provided by Tony Kemp.

Dugway offers global chemical - biological response training

Helping to keep warfighters, first responders and populations safe from chemical and biological agents is an effort that requires early detection and identification, correct sampling and decontamination methods taught by a team of experts willing to train response teams anywhere in the world.... Read More

Marines from the 4th Marine Division‘s 2nd Battalion/14th Marine Reserve prepare an M142 HIMARS rocket launcher after Dec. 18, 2017 transport to U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah by the Marine C130 cargo aircraft in the background. HIMARS can respond nearly anywhere and fire one or more rockets up to 180 miles.

Marines at Dugway test ‘shoot and scoot‘ HIMARS

Some years ago, U.S. strategists concluded that a ‘shoot and scoot‘ approach was needed for the brief targets of today‘s battlefields. The strategy is hardly new, but newer technology tested at the Army‘s massive Dugway Proving Ground in Utah make the age-old concept even deadlier.... Read More

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

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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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