Outdoor simulant testing at Dugway to be more efficient, mobile

Feb 07, 2017

Ten years ago, Dugway began pursuing a system to make outdoor testing of chemical and biological defenses more efficient and mobile, and less expensive. By this fall, the newly installed hardware and software of the Test Grid Safari Instrumentation System will be in place to solve those requirements in an era of shrinking budgets and reduced personnel staffing.

Dugway busy in 2017 with tests, training and tenants

Jan 30, 2017

Dugway Proving Ground will be bustling in 2017, according to Ryan Harris, director of Dugway‘s West Desert Test Center.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Jan 10, 2017

Team Dugway, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy 2017!‘ With the dawn of a new year, comes new opportunities to set and achieve new goals and overcome new challenges.‘ It‘s also a great time to do a little self-reflection from the past year and determine how to turn past failures or missteps into future successes.‘ 2016 was filled with many trying moments and challenges for the entire Dugway Team, but none-the-less we proved to be resilient and tough and can say with certainty we are a stronger and

IMCOM Commander calls Dugway test center an ‘eye opener‘

Dec 08, 2016

‘I learn a lot about the relationships of a military community when I see how well events are supported,‘ he said. ‘It was nice to see that Dugway is tightly knit.‘

NOAA‘s Air Resources Laboratory leadership visits DPG

Dec 08, 2016

A leadership team with the Air Resources Laboratory, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, toured Dugway‘s Meteorology Division test grids, Nov. 14.

Dugway‘s weather radar increases forecasting accuracy

Dec 08, 2016

By necessity, Dugway measures and records the weather within and around its 800,000 acres more than most places on the planet. Wind, temperature, precipitation, humidity and even lightning strikes are meticulously monitored and recorded by an array of instruments.

Native American Month: Francis Bahe keeps the Heritage alive

Nov 17, 2016

Every year in November, we, as a nation reflect on the contributions of our first Americans and how they shape our culture and character.


Nov 17, 2016

Three Soldiers from Dugway Proving Ground visited Cottage Glen Assisted Living residents in Tooele Nov. 11 to honor the facility‘s veterans and observe Veterans Day.

Dugway welcomes new command sergeant major

Nov 17, 2016

An Army sword clicking into its sheath signaled the first official act of Dugway Proving Ground‘s newly installed Command Sergeant Major, during a Nov. 15 ceremony.

Dugway chamber upgrades improve testing

Nov 03, 2016

When a Warfighter brushes the arctic snow off a smoke grenade, or activates a chemical agent detector under the desert sun, lives may be at stake.

Dugway‘s CFC: Donate where your heart leads you

Nov 01, 2016

Dugway launched its 2016 Combined Federal Campaign with a full house October 24 at the Community Club in English Village.‘

Garrison Town Hall

Nov 01, 2016

Winter weather driving, winterizing housing, safety concerns for school buses, signup for Holiday Assistance and the Combined Federal Campaign were the top issues during the Garrison Town Hall Wednesday, October 26 at the Dugway Community Club in English Village.

Dugway demonstrates emerging decontamination tech

Nov 01, 2016

Some 70 decontamination and WMD experts from the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom visited Dugway Proving Ground recently to witness demonstrations of new and emerging technologies that reduce chemical and biological contamination.

Dugway Ultra Run: 115 counter-clockwise runners

Oct 27, 2016

The Oct. 22, 2016 Dugway Trail and Ultra Run had 115 runners following the same course as years past ‘ but in the opposite direction.

Tooele Army Depot Commander Tours Dugway

Oct 20, 2016

Tooele Army Depot Commander Col. James Brown gets a tour of Dugway facilities.

Dugway Firefighter challenge: In support of our brothers

Oct 20, 2016

DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah ‘ The Dugway Emergency Services hosted a Firefighter Challenge, Oct. 12, at the Shocklee Fitness Center in English Village. Six teams composed of four members participated from the Dugway Fire Department, Tooele Army Depot Fire Department and active-duty members from Dugway Law

Headline: Dugway Health Clinic Soldier‘s Hispanic heritage enriches Army service

Oct 05, 2016

Spc. Sebastian Olvera serves as Public Health Specialist for U. S. Army Dugway Health Clinic. He is responsible for conducting preemptive medicine inventories, inspections and surveys. He is also responsible to ensure sanitary conditions are maintained in food storage and preparation, and that industrial hygiene is well maintained at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month; meet Lisbeth Reoyo

Sep 20, 2016

As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) it‘s good to recognize the contributions of our Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Here is the story of one of our own.

Dugway‘s metal workers build exacting chambers

Sep 12, 2016

After more than two years, four Dugway craftsmen are completing hand-made fixtures that will greatly improve the testing of defenses against chemical warfare agents or toxic chemicals.

Dugway Proving Ground Garrison welcomes new manager

Sep 01, 2016

Employees and residents of Dugway welcomed a new Garrison Manager during a change of leadership ceremony today at the Community Club in English Village. The ceremony

Dugway challenges chem/bio defenses

Aug 31, 2016

For the third year manufacturers, users and developers of instruments that defend against chemical and biological agents gave their systems a realistic workout unavailable elsewhere in the world.

Sea Cadets at DPG.htm

Aug 04, 2016

To 16 Naval Sea Cadets from around the nation, a tour of the Rapid Integration Acceptance Center was intriguing and perhaps a glimpse at their future career.

Dugway‘s new solar array celebrates with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Jul 21, 2016

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Dugway‘s solar array is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. The array, which began operations on Feb. 10 of this year, brings flexibility to the post‘s energy needs by converting sunlight into energy.

Dugway validating chemical analyzers to heighten accuracy

Jul 07, 2016

Dugway personnel are testing a variety of chemical analyzers to validate procedures that will more precisely identify chemical agents and toxic industrial chemicals after an attack or industrial incident.

Life Sciences tour lays foundation for future endeavors

Jun 30, 2016

Three of the U.S. Department of Defense‘s top scientific leaders toured Dugway‘s Life Sciences laboratories, May 17, in preparation for the facility‘s transfer of authority to the Research, Development and Engineering Command in Aberdeen, Md.

Dugway to challenge global chem/bio tech

Jun 29, 2016

The word‘s out globally: to learn how effective a chemical or biological threat defense technology is, bring it to Dugway this August for S/K Challenge III.

Asian Pacific Islander event: Make wise choices

Jun 13, 2016

Kuka Toleafoa spoke of the choices to serve America made by many at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance May 26. Toleafoa, director of Human Resources at Dugway, is an Asian Pacific Islander from Samoa. He enlisted in the Army in 1985 and retired as a chief warrant officer five after 24 years of active service, all of it in human resources.

Unified Police Officer takes top prize at Dugway Tactical 3-gun Shoot

Jun 08, 2016

Despite gusting winds, 34 shooters from 14 agencies participated in the fifth annual Tactical Top Shot 3-Gun Competition May 20 at Dugway.

Dugway commander honors fallen at Fort Douglas Memorial Day service

Jun 01, 2016

A Boy Scout color guard and a lone bagpiper led a large crowd as they marched from the Fort Douglas Military Museum in Salt Lake City to the Fort Douglas Cemetery to honor fallen members of the Armed Forces.

How does Dugway prepare to survive a shooter?

Jun 01, 2016

Shots are fired. Gunpowder hangs in air, as a lone shooter darts from office to office looking for someone, anyone, to gun down.‘ Door‘s slam and locks click as employees prepare to survive.

Dugway National Prayer Day event addresses Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Jun 01, 2016

He is a calm, composed, retired Soldier, in his black-jacketed dress uniform. He is stately, with his white-hair combed to perfection. He is a watcher, full of experience gleaned over years of service to a higher cause.

Dugway‘s airfield a hardtop oasis

Jun 01, 2016

From the air Dugway‘s Michael Army Airfield is a ribbon across endless brown, but to a pilot with an in-flight emergency, it‘s a beautiful hardtop oasis.

Dugway tests system for easier UAS transit

Jun 01, 2016

A radar-based system tested at Dugway will soon allow military operators of unmanned aerial vehicles to fly within the National Airspace System to help maintain their skills.

Dugway training impresses British R.A.F. Gunners

Jun 01, 2016

Flight Lt. Cris Bond of the Royal Air Force first visited Dugway in 2003, for a NATO exercise, and returned to the United Kingdom impressed. Thirteen years, and numerous visits later, he‘s still impressed with Dugway‘s expertise, capabilities and personnel.

Remote Utah Dugway High School gets Mustang Sculpture

Jun 01, 2016

A bronze sculpture of two horses arrived March 7 at the Dugway High School. This event created quite a stir in the Dugway community, particularly when photos were placed on the Dugway Proving Ground (Official) Facebook page. A Mustang is the school mascot and symbol.

Prototype applicator test underway

Jun 01, 2016

Dugway personnel are testing a system whose liquid solution changes color when encountering chemical agent, to ensure that its applicator works as required and won‘t compromise Soldiers‘ safety in contaminated areas.

Reenlistment at remote RIAC:Soldier‘s birthday unforgettable

Mar 02, 2016

Spc. Cody Rhodes isn‘t likely to forget his 23rd birthday, it was too memorable.

Navy Stealth Destroyer has ties to DPG

Mar 02, 2016

A highly advanced U.S. Navy stealth destroyer, now undergoing sea trials off Maine, has strong ties to this Army post in northwestern Utah.

Dugway Christens New K-12 School

Mar 02, 2016

The new year will bring a significant change for Dugway students.

3rd Annual Dugway Ultra-Run Trail Race

Mar 02, 2016

3rd Annual Dugway Ultra-Run Trail Race

DPG begins test of next-generation chemical detectors

Mar 02, 2016

Next fall, DPG will begin testing the next generation of detectors that will warn Warfighters of non-traditional agents, chemical warfare agents or toxic industrial chemicals.

Chlorine Test Concludes Safely With Five Successful Trials

Mar 02, 2016

Years of meticulous planning, public meetings, engineering, environmental studies and other labors recently culminated in tests lasting minutes, to improve defenses against chlorine gas.

Nation‘s oldest military award presented to Dugway Soldier

Mar 02, 2016

More than six years after being wounded in Iraq, Army Staff Sgt. Michael Caruso received a Purple Heart medal Sept. 30, pinned to his chest by his Colorado commander.

Life lessons on building resilience

Mar 02, 2016

Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone. But, it always helps to have a counselor, or a religious leader, close for guidance and advice.

Tapping the Sun: Building resilience by going solar

Mar 02, 2016

A high, piercing, metal rat-tat-tat drumming can be heard as giant steel posts are hammered deep into the desert floor of Utah.

ATEC Commander on Antiterrorism Month: Working together, we can thwart terrorist attacks

Mar 02, 2016

‘After the orchestrated attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the United States learned, firsthand, the serious threats it faced from terrorists groups and from the countries supporting them.

Dull, dirty, dangerous mission? Send in the robot vehicle

Mar 02, 2016

An Army Humvee navigates steadily along the dusty, unpaved ground of the Utah West Desert. A moving Humvee is not an uncommon site on any Army installation‘unless there is no driver at its wheel.

Moveable chem-test modules: thinking outside the chamber

Mar 02, 2016

When completed in the late 1990s, the Materiel Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) boasted one of the world‘s largest chambers for testing defenses against chemical warfare agents.

Jack Rabbit II partnership helps develop plans to protect communities from chlorine incidents

Mar 02, 2016

Over time, emergency response teams have asked what would happen if a widely used industrial chemical is released, in large amounts, near an urban environment. What protocols would be needed to ensure first responders can safely evacuate a community? At what proximity is it possible for people to safely shelter-in-place, rather than evacuate? How will community leaders ensure it is safe for its citizens to return?

Getting to know more about DPG

Mar 02, 2016

A good way to learn more about an Army installation is to ask for a tour. That‘s exactly what the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce did June 30. The goal was a behind the gate, in-depth look at the mission of the test center‘s facilities, which have a direct impact on local economies.