U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, Arizona 85365 Volume 41 No. 3 July 11, 2011
Published for the employees and
families of Yuma Proving Ground,
Yuma Test Center, U.S. Army Garrison
— Yuma, Cold Regions Test Center
and Tropic Regions Test Center
Employee saves coworker’s life
CPR training used in YPG commander Col. Reed Young,
and a certificate of recognition
‘real-life’ situation from Lt. Col. Bruce A. Ryba, Army
Product Manager for Counter Radio-
By Mary F. Flores Controlled Improvised Explosive
Device Electronic Warfare.
Most people agree there is nothing “Presenting awards is one of my
more precious than life. When favorite things to do as commander,”
someone does something to save said Young. “This instance is
a human life, that person deserves particularly meaningful because
commendation and praise. the number one element of my
This is exactly what took place in philosophy is ‘mission first, people
early June when field test engineer always.’”
Alex Molina jumped into action It was a typical work day when
to perform cardio-pulmonary Molina drove to his remote office,
resuscitation (CPR) on a co-worker. only to discover his co-worker
The result was a life that was saved. slumped inside his vehicle.
In honor of his heroic deed, “When I pulled up, it looked like
Molina was presented with the Yuma he was asleep in the driver’s seat, PHOTO BY YOLIE CANALES
Proving Ground Safety Award by see CPR page 5 Col. Reed Young, YPG commander, presents Alex Molina with a commander’s coin.
YPG commander keynotes celebration at Armed Forces Park
By Mark Schauer John Adams wrote future midst of a revolution, the the keynote address at the
Supreme Court Justice most complete, unexpected community’s 25th annual
Weeks before the William Cushing about the and remarkable of any in the Independence Day flag-
Declaration of Independence tremendous changes being history of nations.” raising ceremony early in
took force on July 4, 1776, discussed by the Continental Nearly 150 of the millions the morning on July 4th,
future American President Congress in Philadelphia. of descendants of American
“Objects of the most liberty turned out at Yuma’s reminding attendees how
YPG Commander Col. Reed Young stupendous magnitude that kickoff celebration of the pervasive, yet fragile the
speaks at Yuma’s 4th of July will impact millions yet country’s most significant ideals of the nation’s founders
celebration. unborn are now before us,” holiday. YPG Commander have become.
PHOTO BY MARK SCHAUER he wrote. “We are in the Col. Reed Young delivered see KEYNOTE page 11
What was your Celebrating two
Yuma Soldier is a
favorite summer successful years
vacation? with GM
Page 4 Page 6
2 JULY 11, 2011 THE OUTPOST
Blazing vehicle New leader for YPG’s
By Yolie Canales
Every two years, commanders
transfer the reins of command to
an incoming leader. This is often
a bittersweet experience, as it was
for Maj. Darrell Carr, outgoing
commander of Company B, 2nd
Battalion, 1st Special Warfare
Training Group, Military Freefall
School (MFFS), who said, “YPG is a
unique place, and we have a unique
mission. B Company is an integral
part of the YPG community in
mission, families and volunteers. I’m
PHOTO BY CHIEF DON KIST going to miss B Company and YPG.”
After a mild spring, a seasonably scorching Yuma summer is causing unexpected havoc. Late last month, Carr turned over
Late last month, the overheated engine of a visitor’s car burst into flames while stopped the MFFS command to Maj. Abraham
at the Main Administrative Area gate. Quick thinking officers pushed the vehicle away Foster of Evant, Texas. Foster is an
from the structure and immediately radioed the YPG Fire Department dispatcher. A Army Special Forces officer. Foster
fire truck was on the scene in no time flat, and firefighters wasted no time before is accompanied by his wife, Lindsay
extinguishing the blaze. “Our guys had the fire out in less than 30 seconds,” said Chief
Don Kist. Though the unfortunate car was ruined beyond repair, there was no additional and two daughters, Campbell and PHOTO BY YOLIE CANALES
property damage, and no one was hurt. Blaine. Maj. Abraham Foster takes over duties as the
In his farewell speech, Carr noted commander for the Military Freefall School
that during his command of the
Super manager training offered at AWC school, over 33,000 parachute jumps
were conducted, nearly 1000 students
to Department of Defense and inter-
agency requirements and challenges.
were trained from all services “Our core values of safety, mission
This flexible, interactive, four- 22, 27, 29, 2011); Module 3: Modern
accomplishment and caring for
module, certificate program prepares supervision challenges (October 4, 6, and foreign militaries, the quality
supervisors and potential supervisors 11, 13, 18, 20, 2011); and Module of instruction at the school was each other are maintained on a daily
to become more effective in a diverse 4: Supervision and human resources increased, and the tactical focus of basis,” he said.
and ever-changing work environment. (October 25, 27 and November 1, 3, the training was improved. Carr, who departed for Fort
Successful completion of all four “The vertical wind tunnel located Leavenworth to attend Army
8, 10, 2011). at YPG is scheduled to break ground
modules is rewarded with a certificate The fee for the class is $129 per Intermediate Level Education,
of completion. later this year,’’ said Carr at the formally known as Command and
module with a 10 percent discount ceremony. “We’ve remained focused
The schedule includes four three- for payment of all four modules in General Staff College, will rotate
week modules, two nights per week on our vision, which is training
advance. There is also an additional back to an SOF unit afterward.
for two hours each. There are a joint Special Operations personnel
$140 textbook and material fee. in military freefall techniques. Our “I’d like to leave these words of
total of 12 class hours per module, encouragement to the company as a
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from The classes take place at the AWC technical and tactical proficiency
5:30-7:30 pm. Entrepreneurial Center located at set the conditions to clandestinely whole: ‘Stay focused on our vision
The schedule is: Module 1: 1351 S. Redondo Center Drive in deliver Special Operation Forces and core values while enjoying the
Skills of the supervisor (August Room 170. To register, call 317-6186 (SOF) warriors to the battlefield to training mission. Remember the
23,25,30 and September 1, 6, 8, or email carmen.madero@azwestern. destroy the enemy.” Carr explained family and take care of each other.
2011); Module 2: Functions of the edu. Visit www.azwestern.edu/ that the school is agile, adaptable, Get out and enjoy Yuma and its great
supervisor (September 13, 15, 20, continuinged for more information. and fully prepared to remain relevant surrounding areas.’”
THE OUTPOST JULY 11, 2011 3
Milton shares final thoughts
After two years in command of not a day that I wasn’t pleasantly surprised and the Army has been involved in combat
Yuma Test Center (YTC), Lt. Col impressed by at least one innovative solution or operations overseas. What role does YTC
Stephen Milton is departing next display of selfless service. play in supporting our troops?
What impressions will you take away YTC directly contributes to combat operations,
week for his next assignment, as well of the Yuma community and the people averaging 90 to 100 tests programs per day.
as a promotion to full colonel. It’s who live here? Many of the systems were deployed and
been a busy tour of duty that saw his Amy and I found Yuma to be an exceptionally are in use overseas. Our Training Exercise
command establish workload records. friendly town. We found Yuma’s elected Management Office supports all nine military
officials to be very helpful and supportive. We working dog courses—the most in DoD. In my
What were some of the challenges you will miss the winter weather, the sunsets, and view, by providing quality testing and training,
faced? What impressions will you take the mountains. Most of all, we will miss our YTC is supporting our war fighters every day.
away? neighbors, friends and the people of YPG. How is YTC positioned for the future?
To be in a job where I get to work directly How did YTC change while you were YTC has and continues to invest in the latest
with Soldiers, and, on occasion, even jump here? technology as well as training. The majority
from airplanes, well it really doesn’t get We grew, a lot! YTC reached 1,850 employees, of our senior civilian managers have been
any better than that! Of course, like all the largest in YTC history, and achieved 2.4 working at YPG for over 15 years and began
LT. COL STEPHEN MILTON
large organizations, we encountered some million direct labor hours in FY09 and 2.7 their careers as test officers or test support Our Air Combat Test Directorate tested
challenges such as budget constraints, civilian million in FY10 and are projected to surpass professionals. YTC’s workforce possesses the myriad Joint Precision Airdrop Systems and
personnel vacancies, and challenges in facilities that mark by the end of FY11. We executed requisite skills to meet current and future DoD several personnel parachute systems, and
construction and renovation. But, what makes 3,970 tests (the busiest test center in ATEC); testing requirements.
dozens of unmanned aircraft and sensor
YTC the busiest and best test center in the Army hosted a dozen large scale operational tests; Our Ground Combat Test Directorate tested
Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) is—the reorganized; built 16 new facilities; and every MRAP vehicle and mine roller (over 150 platforms, in addition to continued testing of
people just keep working harder and smarter to completed two major lab revitalization projects. systems) and dozens more tracked and wheeled, the Apache helicopter. YTC’s National Counter-
meet customer requirements. Our Airborne Test Force military grew from nearly a million test miles in two years. They Terrorism Counter Insurgency Integrated Test
There was not a day that I did not learn seven to 20. tested many artillery, mortar and M1 tank and Evaluation Center not only tested every
something new from a YTC employee. There was Throughout your tenure as commander, rounds, firing over 650,000 rounds. see Q&A page 10
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Summer is here, but not everyone at busy YPG will have the opportunity to take a vacation this year.
Nonetheless, we asked members of the workforce, “What was your favorite summer vacation?”
Tom McIntire Kim Sander
Test vehicle operator lead Fuel and generator lead
Renting a large beach house at Oslo Beach My favorite summer vacation is spending
near Jacksonville, N.C. about 10 years ago. It eight to 10 days in the Laguna Mountains. I like
was nothing but fishing, swimming, and relaxing to go over to Cuyamaca and do some fishing,
with my family, my parents, and my brothers. It then take a few days to go to the beach in San
is located near Camp Lejeune, where my brother- Diego. Sometimes it is just me, my wife and
in-law was stationed at the time. There was also our kids, and sometimes it is a family reunion
a seven-day cruise to Alaska out of Seattle. It ran with 20 to 30 people. We always stay in tents.
from Sunday to Sunday, and never got dark. It’s a lot of fun, and a lot cooler than Yuma.
Sgt. James LaPorte Amanda Bingham
Parachute rigger Management assistant
Hawaii about 10 years ago. I was One of the most memorable was the first time I
stationed in Alaska at the time and went saw the ocean. I grew up in the Midwest, and we
as part of a Barracks and Single Soldier drove to Virginia Beach. My parents always had
program. It was great: hanging around the most random ideas, so sometimes we would
on the beach, swimming, and walking just get in the car and pick a direction. The most
around. There was also some drinking, relaxing was going on a houseboat on Dale Hollow
including the best ‘bahama mamas’ I’ve Lake, which is on the border between Kentucky
ever had. and Tennessee.
Brian Michael Cynthia Garibay
Video editor Operations assistant
For the past few years, it is going to La Jolla I’m a kid at heart, so my favorite
Beach for swimming and surfing. Around the last summer vacation is going to
week of July, leopard sharks come in and you Disneyland. I’ve been there a good
can jump in the water with them. Leopard sharks five or six times, and I really enjoy
don’t have teeth, so it is as safe as jumping in with spending time with friends and family
catfish. I plan to go again this year with a few more there. It is a really good environment.
friends, and eventually I plan to swim with and
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Remembering what to do from his When is the best time to enroll in Medicare and purchase a Supplement?
FROM PAGE 1 training, Molina began performing Answer:
with the windows rolled up,” Molina CPR by breathing through the
If you are not covered by a group health plan then the “Initial Enrollment Period”
puts you in the driver’s seat. That’s 3 months before you turn 65 years of age
said with a chuckle. “I thought, okay, individual’s nose. After several and 3 months after the month you turn 65. It’s in your best interest to enroll 2
I’m going to scare him to wake him breaths, his chest began to rise.Once or 3 months before you turn 65 so that you are covered on the first of the month
you actually turn 65 or the month before if your birthday falls on the first of the
up.” He proceeded to shout through the YPG ambulance arrived, Molina month. This gives you the best opportunity to have your ID Cards ready on the
the window, but no reaction came in felt relieved and a little shaken by first of the month.
response. He then opened the door, what he had gone through. If you are covered in a group health plan then you will have a “Special
Enrollment Period”. This means that you may enroll in Medicare & choose a
shouted again, but, still, no response. “This was my first experience Supplement anytime you are still covered by the group plan or 8 months after
“I then shook his shoulder,” related performing CPR in a real-life your employment or coverage terminates whichever occurs first. Your Group
situation,” he said. “I highly Plan may also have some provisions that could be very significant and may mean
Molina, “but he didn’t react at all.” encourage everyone to learn CPR if
that you should enroll in Medicare when you turn 65. You should consult with
The co-worker was unconscious you don’t know it. You never know Tony Gutierrez
your group plan administrator.
For most people Part A (Hospital coverage) will not have a cost associated
and appeared to be gasping for air. when you may have to use this skill
benefiTs specialisT with enrollment.
After Molina checked his pulse and to save someone’s life.’’
Part B (Medical coverage) and Part D (Prescription Drug coverage) will have monthly premiums. Those premiums can be
deducted automatically from your social security benefit.
found it shallow, he came to the After learning the co-worker was If you don’t enroll during the “Initial Enrollment Period” or the “Special Enrollment Period” or have “End Stage Renal Disease”
realization that the situation was okay, Molina breathed a sigh of relief. or Disability through Social Security you most likely will be penalized for Medicare. You will pay more and have a gap in
serious. He immediately went inside But if he ever had to do it again, he coverage. Instead of enrolling in a Medigap Supplement the Insurance Carriers can decline your application if you are not in
the office to summon an ambulance. told himself, he wouldn’t hesitate. So the best time to enroll in Medicare and choose a Supplement is when you are in the driver’s seat.
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Like a Rock: YPG and GM celebrate
first two years of partnership
By Mark Schauer test drivers.
What a difference two years make. With YPG testers on the front line
When the General Motors 2,400- in the critical effort to field the Mine
acre Desert Proving Ground (DPG) Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
opened at Yuma Proving Ground in vehicle to Iraq and Afghanistan in
June 2009, the company was in deep the middle of the last decade, the
distress. A share of company stock need for high speed test capability
sold for less than one dollar, a price was more acute than ever. As part of
too low to merit being traded on the the agreement, GM built a four and
New York Stock Exchange. one-half mile high speed paved oval
“Our official opening was June 1, road course specifically designed to
2009, the day GM filed for Chapter accommodate the heaviest vehicles in
11 bankruptcy,” recalled Frank West, the Army inventory.
site manager at the GM facility. “We “We can do high speed testing at 75
had 75 people moving down here or 85 miles per hour easily and safely
who were very concerned about on our oval course,” said Zack El-
their jobs and future. There was no Ansari, chief of YPG’s Combat and
assurance that anyone could give Automotive Systems Division.“We
them about their jobs. It was almost PHOTO BY MARK SCHAUER didn’t have that capability in the past.
surreal.” GM durability test engineer Alex Frias evaluates engine performance on a new Camaro at Before, we could only accommodate
The grim times almost GM’s desert proving ground. Frias, a Yuma native, is a college intern. two vehicles at a time on our hot
overshadowed the groundbreaking that does its work well,” said West. airspace above it eliminated security weather test track. Now we can have
success of the YPG-GM partnership. “Win-win is an overused term, but I concerns that had existed in Mesa, as many as eight simultaneously.”
Though YPG was the Army’s premier really think the partnership was a win where urban encroachment gave YPG is currently the busiest
hot weather test site, it lacked a for everyone.” people the opportunity to view new test center in the U.S. Army
sufficiently specialized facility to GENERAL MOTORS vehicles from the windows of houses Developmental Test Command,
conduct continuous high speed Today, GM has returned to overlooking the test track. with testing of combat vehicles the
testing on paved roads. In response profitability. As the dedicated hot “Our new location gives us air and largest component of the workload.
to this hard fact, a legal device called weather test facility for the global ground cover, courtesy of the U.S. In the event the new tracks aren’t
“enhanced use lease” was developed corporation, every automobile Army,” West said with a smile. sufficient to accommodate the robust
to allow the military to lease manufactured by the company now When not working, employees of test requirements for multiple Army
government property to private sector comes to Yuma at some point. The the GM facility have found time to vehicles under evaluation at YPG,
entities whose business was relevant National Association for Stock Car give back to their new hometown. getting on the schedule at the GM
to military needs, with the provision Auto Racing (NASCAR) has visited From mentoring local high school track is easily accomplished through
that the Army would be allowed to the facility and many Yuma residents students in a robotics competition a phone call or email to the facility’s
utilize the private facilities. For its can boast of seeing test cars with to contributing money toward the traffic safety department.
part, GM was interested in relocating manufacturer’s license plates on the construction of a new marquee at “We recently needed to do some
from its antiquated hot weather test public streets in and around town. Price School, GM has left its mark dynamic testing on a platform,”
track in Mesa, Ariz. The Army and Aside from the long-term lease on the local community. More recalled El-Ansari. “We went to
GM inked a 50-year lease with an and the opportunity to use YPG importantly, though, the facility the GM facility and they were
option for an additional 50 years at facilities, GM was also attracted continues to generate jobs for the busy, but they were able to work us
YPG in 2007. to the unique means of protecting community. Several Arizona Western in. They are very responsive and
“I give our workforce a tremendous their competitive advantage that College students originally hired as professional.”
amount of credit for making the move the partnership provided. Locating interns now work for GM full-time AN ARMY SHOWCASE
and keeping a positive attitude while on a secure Army installation with as technicians and engineers, and the As the largest enhanced use lease
maintaining our reputation as a place 2,000 square miles of restricted company recently hired 20 summer see GM page 10
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YPG recognizes 480 years of federal service
By Yolie Canales years. Those receiving certificates
for 25 years of service were: Ellen
Late last month, 23 Yuma Proving Cunningham, Dale Devore, Abdollah
Ground Garrison employees were Ebadirad, and Rhonda LaRose.
recognized for the contributions Awardees receiving 20 year awards
they made in performing nearly were: Patricia Frost, Bradford
500 combined years of government Henderson, Eseroma Maefau, John
service. Simpson, and John Staggs. William
Recognizing each person was Rick Allsup, Robert Barocio, Beatrice
Martin, garrison manager. “These Brimmage, Vicky Martin, Barbara
types of events are always a pleasure Quiroz, and William Session received
to do,” he said before presenting the certificates for 15 years of service,
awards. “I want to thank each of you and Kevin Bulkeley, Derek Mull,
for your dedication to the mission Theresa Day, Angelia Pinto and
and for your years of service to the Anthony Rios for 10 years.
government.” Following the ceremony,
Certificates were presented to the refreshments, cake and finger
following: Kelly York, Jr., for 45 foods were available for everyone
PHOTO BY YOLIE CANALES
years; Sylvester Burton, 40 years; attending. They were provided Yuma Proving Ground Garrison employees were recognized last month for their many
Tim Burgess and Jim Einwaechter, by YPG’s Family, Welfare and years of dedicated service to the federal government. Each employee received a
35 years, and Manuel Enriquez, 30 Recreation Directorate. certificate of appreciation for his or her service.
Yuma Soldier is an Army softball champion
By Mark Schauer but in his spare time Staff Sgt. from the entire chain of command, up game -- any fence-clearing blasts
Maikeld Quarles is an athlete to the commander. They said, ‘that’s beyond the eight are considered outs,
Call him Super Q. extraordinaire, playing shortstop for so cool, that’s awesome!’ I wish I had which makes for a more strategic
During duty hours he is a parachute the Scrapulators, an all-Army softball asked before.” game. There were no such restrictions
rigger for the Airborne Test Force, team with players from installations When a jet-lagged Quarles arrived in this tournament, though, and fans
around the country. at the Yongsan Sports Complex in were treated to a slugfest.
He has barnstormed with the team Seoul, South Korea, at the start of “It was a huge ballpark, but
through small towns across the Memorial Day weekend, there was homeruns were flying out of there
United States, winning games and little time for rest before getting like it was nothing,” said Quarles.
goodwill for the Army, as well as a down to business. The tournament Quarles added nine of his own to
home run derby in Panama City, Fla., featured action from over 70 men’s the assault, mostly down the lines but
in 2009. His outstanding skills on
and women’s teams from countries with one electrifying dinger over the
the field made him a coveted player
for the annual Pacific-Wide Softball including the United States, Korea, 367 foot centerfield fence during a
Tournament in Korea. Though invited Japan, and Thailand. The more than night game.
several times, Quarles thought asking 700 players competed in a grueling “There was one game I hit a home
for leave to participate would be schedule of as many as 15 games run to dead center. Everyone looked
hopeless. over four days. Each game was seven at me like, ‘check his bat.’ It was
“I had been invited before, but I innings in length, though a blowout probably just luck,” he said with a
Maikeld Quarles, ‘‘AKA’’ Super Q, trots to never thought I would get support,” rule halted play if one team led by smile.
home plate after hitting a grand slam home said Quarles. “I thought, ‘it’s just to 10 or more runs after four innings. During their few moments of rest,
run to dead center at the annual Pacific- go play ball,’ so I never asked. This Typically in these games, teams are the team eyed the competition on
Wide Softball Tournament in Korea. time around I did, and I got support only allowed eight home runs per see SOFTBALL page 10
8 JULY 11, 2011 THE OUTPOST
The heat is on! Are you ready?
Submitted by YPG Safety Office than our normal summer average of the main keys is hydration! As body. Fluids are the key to survival!
temperature of 108 degrees. This we acclimate ourselves yet again to Don’t drink the ones with lots of
Summer temperatures are expected heat, even if it is a “dry heat” is another “hot” summer, we need to sugars or alcohol as these can cause
to be well above the 100s for the very dangerous to the unaware. The think about keeping hydrated, even the body to lose fluids at a more
foreseeable future. That weather effects of extreme heat conditions are when not thirsty, because our bodies rapid pace than normal. You can tell
pattern has changed and predictions or can be severe and deadly. are not good messengers when it by your urine output whether you
are that we will experience There are many keys to survival in comes to dehydration. need to hydrate more. (Dark urine
temperatures two degrees hotter this extreme climate; however, one Your body uses available body normally is an indicator that you need
fluids (water) for its cooling system to drink more fluids (water). Clear is
much like an evaporative cooler does. good, dark yellow or amber is not!)
If the levels of water are low, there is Dehydration and heat can lead to
less fluid (sweat) to evaporate which heat stress medical emergencies.
equates to less cooling effect on the see HEAT page 9
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Should you do something about the ‘blank’?
By Chaplain (Maj.) Douglas Ball book of Judges about a guy named miss out on being part of God’s told that he was that someone, but
Barak. God asked him to deliver the glory – a woman will kill Sisera, not he chose not to be the person who
Someone should do something people of Israel from an evil nation Barak. As the story unfolds, God filled in the blank. But Jael, even
about the ______________. How oppressing them. Barak was scared, helps Barak win on the battlefield.
though it wasn’t her role or her job,
many times have you said that? I though, for this nation had a large, However, Sisera escapes and takes
powerful army under the command shelter in the tent of a woman named did something about Sisera (and she
asked people to fill in the blank last nailed it!).
of a general named Sisera. Finally, a Jael. She lulls Sisera to sleep and
Sunday at the chapel and got a wide
woman named Deborah called Barak then proceeds to pound a tent peg Let’s hammer this in––in case you
variety of answers: heat, poverty, out. “Didn’t God tell you to go fight through his head. She receives the
abortion, child abuse, cancer, floods, Sisera?” she said. “Why haven’t you didn’t get the point. Maybe you
glory for the victory. should be the person to do something
tornadoes, human trafficking, drugs, done it?” I am sure that many people in
and the Huskers (actually, no one about the “blank” you filled in at the
Barak replies that he will only Israel were standing around saying,
said that, but I do hope the team has a fight if she goes with him. He is “Someone should do something beginning of this column. Maybe
better season this year). frightened to be part of God’s story about Sisera.” None of them stepped you are the ‘someone’ who should do
There is a fascinating story in the and Deborah explains that he will up and did anything. Barak was something about the _____________.
the team struggled in the first game. spectacular leaping catch. all-tournament team.
The Scrapulators entered the bottom “That play did it,” Quarles recalled. Quarles won’t be resting on his
FROM PAGE 7 of the fourth inning down 30- 19, “After that, they were just crushed.” laurels, though. He’ll soon be off to a
the other side of the bracket and meaning the team needed at least two The Scrapulators fought back to weekend tournament in Dallas, Ga.,
saw Camp Casey and the American runs to keep the blowout rule from win 31-30, then rolled to an easy having fun and promoting the Army.
Legion team consistently edging going into effect. Quarles delivered victory in the deciding game, scoring “We go into a small town and are
closer to the middle. By Monday, a clutch home run to keep the team 17 runs in the first inning and never a walking commercial for the Armed
the Scrapulators faced the American alive, then watched in the next inning looking back. Quarles’ all-around Forces,” said Quarles. “Many people
Legion in a best of three game as the Scapulators’ left fielder robbed excellence was recognized when the don’t know the Army has these types
championship. Incomprehensibly, the opposition of a home run with a event organizers named him to the of opportunities for playing sports.”
Environment, made a special point our resources together, it helps save committed to making it work,” said
of touring the GM facility during her money for both the Army and the West. “We’re looking forward to a 50
FROM PAGE 6 day- long visit to YPG. private sector.” to 100 year partnership.”
project in the Army, the partnership “The relationship with GM and the On the ground, officials from both “It has been a very good
has attracted the attention of the proving ground is a great example YPG and GM are optimistic that relationship that is paying off well
organization’s highest levels. In of public-private partnership, and is the partnership will be fruitful and for the Army and our mission,” added
late April, Katherine Hammack, something we are encouraging all of enduring. El-Ansari. “We want to maintain a
Assistant Secretary of the Army our installations to take a look at,” “The partnership has worked well culture of cooperation for many years
for Installations, Energy and said Hammack. “If we can leverage because the people on the ground are to come.”
FROM PAGE 7
outstanding job in safely and effectively
synchronizing simultaneous testing and
Lt. Col. Chad Harris is the right man for
the job. He comes with a great amount of
operational leader experience as an Armor
This question brings a smile to my face, for
there were many instances where I wished I
could do this. Trouble is, that was impossible.
IED-countermeasure device in DoD, it also Of course we could not have maintained officer. Additionally, he has a firm understanding However, if I had the chance, I’d ask folks how
provided accurate and timely information to such a rapid pace without our dedicated of testing gained from the Operational Test
they are doing; what things they need to help
counter emerging, real world threats. maintenance and ammunition management Command, where he was a test officer. I am
divisions or technical services, metrology and confident he will hit the ground running and be them do their jobs better and safer; but mostly,
Our Training Exercise Management Office
accounted for over 60 military working dog simulation, and optics divisions that gather and very successful. I would take the opportunity to shake nearly
courses and the training of over 7,000 joint manage terabytes of data every week. If you could gather the entire YTC 1,900 hands and look folks in the eye and tell
forces Soldiers. Finally, YTC’s Range Control Any thoughts on the incoming YTC workforce in one room, what would you the assembled group that they are doing an
and Range Scheduling Offices did a truly commander? say? absolutely fantastic job!
THE OUTPOST JULY 11, 2011 11
of whom received commemorative
Welcome To The
awards from the Yuma Chamber
FROM PAGE 11 of Commerce’s Military Affairs
“Today, democracy and the rights Committee.
of mankind are so much a part of Among the YPG employees in
our national identity that many don’t the audience was Connie Whitener,
realize, or have simply forgotten, how operations research systems analyst,
fortunate we truly are,” Young said who thoroughly enjoyed the
in his remarks. “It is up to all of us, ceremony.
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About Dr. Aiello
Patrick D. Aiello, MD
Dr. Aiello received his MD degree from the
University of Michigan. After completing
both an Internship and Residency in Internal
Medicine at the University of North Carolina,
LAsik... What’s it all about? he finished a Residency in Ophthalmology at
the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minnesota. He is board certified in both
Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology.
LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is an out- exam designed to determine if the procedure In addition to caring for his patients at the
patient surgical procedure used to treat near- is appropriate for your individual case. The Aiello Eye Institute, he is an examiner for the
sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. doctor will also talk about the benefits, risks, American Board of Ophthalmology, and a
With LASIK an ophthalmologist uses a laser available options, and preparation and recov- clinical instructor for the Midwestern School
to reshape the cornea in the front of the eye. ery associated with the surgery to ensure that of Osteopathic Medicine in Phoenix. He is a
Senior Flight Surgeon and State Air Surgeon
This improves the way the eye focuses light your goals and expectations are realistic. for the Arizona National Guard.
rays on to the retina at the back of the eye How is LASIK done? Having performed more than 15,000 surgeries,
and subsequently improves your vision. he is regarded as one of the state’s leading
LASIK is an out-patient surgical procedure eye surgeons.
Does LASIK work? usually performed in an ophthalmologists
surgery suite. After the eye is numbed with a Dr. Aiello is the only Ophthalmologist doing
More than ninety percent of those who have Lasik and PRK in Yuma, Arizona.
LASIK achieve somewhere between 20/20 few drops of topical anesthetic a hinged flap
and 20/40 vision without glasses or contact of corneal tissue is created using an automat- Aiello Eye Institute
lenses. In many cases the need for eye glasses ed microsurgical device. The surgeon will Dr. Aiello organized the Aiello Eye Institute
and contacts is reduced significantly or elim- then use the laser to sculpt the corneal tissue. in Yuma in order to provide world-class
Upon completion the corneal flap is placed eye care to the community. With a highly
inated. trained staff and associates utilizing only
back into position. No stitches are required. the latest technology and equipment, the
Who is a candidate for LASIK?
While some patients report some discomfort Aiello Eye Institute provides the areas most
Generally speaking a large portion of the or pressure on the eye, pain is not associ- comprehensive and patient-centered vision
adult population can benefit with LASIK. It ated with this procedure. It is important to healthcare. Your vision is our mission.
cannot, however, correct all vision impair- remember that the procedure is surgery and The Aiello Eye Institute has two offices to
ments. Before the decision can be made you you should know the qualifications of the serve your needs:
must have an eligibility exam and consulta- surgeon as well as the technological status of • 275 W. 28th Street – Yuma
tion. The doctor will ask questions about the equipment being used. Like all surgeries, • 11551 S. Fortuna Rd. - Foothills
your medical history and give a thorough eye the patient needs advance knowledge.
see Better, Live Better
For more information call (928) 782-1980 For additional information or to schedule an appointment call:
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