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2019 Achievements

2019 was a very successful year for Dugway Proving Ground and the West Desert Test Center. Workload increased by 25% compared to last year and there were many 'firsts' including the beginning of non-traditional agent testing, ISO accreditation, and the return of smoke and obscurants testing....Read More

Researchers observe samples taken from the protective suits under a fluorescing microscope. Photo by Jack Bunja.

Biologists Develop Rad Plan to Test Protective Suits

Necessity is the mother of invention. When the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) School‘s Joint Experimentation and Analysis Division (JEAD) needed to find a way to get more mileage out of the expensive protective suits worn by Army civil support teams in radiological environments, they looked for answers from what seemed like a peculiar source ‘ a team of biologists in the Utah desert.... Read More

Nine trailers, including this one, were disposed of as part of the clean-up initiative.


West Desert Test Center (WDTC), U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Dugway, Utah and the Chief, ... Read More

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DPG Chemical Test Division earns noteworthy accreditation

Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) has been in the business of testing for more than 75 years. From its beginnings in 1942, DPG has always been associated with chemical/biological defense. In 2019, DPG attained an internationally recognized certification for its chemical defense testing. This certification is with the International Organization for Standardization, and is designated as ISO 17025:2017.... Read More

At Dugway Proving Ground, the 20th birthday of Army Test and Evaluation Command, under whose command Dugway is under, was observed with the Oct. 1, 2019 cutting of a cake. Photos by Al Vogel, Dugway Public Affairs

ATEC observes 20th birthday, test center-wide

At Dugway Proving Ground, the 20th birthday of its commanding Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) was observed Oct. 1, 2019 with a cake cut by Dugway‘s commander and Command Sgt. Major, and two noted civilians.... Read More

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About DPG

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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