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When the layer of tested material is secured in the 3X7-inch opening, and the layer of sorbent secured behind it, a solid block of aluminum with memory foam on the end comes up from beneath. The memory foam conforms to the test material made bulky by a closure. A layer of Teflon is secured over the contaminated material, then two weights producing 21 pounds of pressure are placed on the Teflon to produce 1 pound of pressure per square inch.

Dugway, CBC Collaborate on New Test Cell

Test personnel at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) and the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC, formerly Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland) are working together on a new test cell that will challenge protective suit materials made bulky by seams or closures. The DPG Machine Shop won the bid to build 30 of the prototype test fixtures for assessment; half were shipped to Maryland, the other 15 will be assessed at DPG.... Read More

A CLEAVER 2-pack pallet is deployed from an MC-130J aircraft

Details released about innovative weapons concept tested at Dugway

Through a partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Special Operations Command successfully released simulated palletized munitions in three airdrops at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Jan. 28 from an MC-130J Commando II, a multi-mission, combat, transport and special operations tanker.... Read More

Wendy Trotter, Lead Public Safety Dispatcher for Directorate of Operations, checks the status of a patrol officer. April 12-18 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, to honor those who send the proper help to the right place.

Public safety dispatchers honored nationally

Last March, dispatchers for Dugway Proving Ground‘s Directorate of Operations (DoO) answered 788 calls, 34 of them emergencies. It was an ordinary month, according to Christine Catino, who been a DoO dispatcher since 2017.... Read More

Dugway Proving Ground, April 20, 1943: Commander John Burns greets Women‘s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) Commander Second Officer (1st Lt.) Edna Short, newly arrived with 91 other WAACs. The scene is Dog (Ditto) Area. Photo from the estate of Lucy Ann Burns Kreischer (1929-2018), who was the daughter of Dugway‘s first commander, Col. John Burns.

Dugway‘s first WACs set example for all

Though the March 26 Women‘s History Month Observance has been cancelled, we can still learn of a remarkable group of women ‘ among the first on newly constructed Dugway Proving Ground ‘ and appreciate the example they set for decades.... Read More

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For more than 75 years, Dugway Proving Ground has empowered our nation's defenders against persistent and evolving threats.

Dugway Proving Ground is responsible for testing and evaluating nearly all Department of Defense (DoD) chemical and biological defense capabilities. Within its nearly 800,000 acres, there are numerous state-of-the-art laboratories, unique test chambers and extensive field test grids.

In addition to chem/bio defense testing and evaluation, Dugway supports additional critical U.S. Army and DoD activities, including training for military and first responders, testing and evaluation of obscurants, and the development, testing, and integration of unmanned aircraft systems.

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