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TheOuTpOsT U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, Arizona 85365 Volume 41 No. 10 October 17, 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 New road course available for vehicle testing in Panama By Mark Schauer vehicle’s capabilities and limitations in an extreme U.S. Army Tropic Regions tropical environment?” Test Center (TRTC) has the TRTC successfully ability to test virtually every performed a large-scale piece of equipment in the test of the Stryker Combat ground combat arsenal. In Vehicle in the South today’s mobile military, American nation of Suriname however, ensuring that in 2008, and is currently ground combat vehicles can putting several variants perform as expected in the of the Mine Resistant most extreme environments Ambush Protected (MRAP) is crucial. A vehicle may vehicle through their be heavily armored against paces. Conducted on two explosives and small-arms separate courses located fire, but can it withstand in different regions of the the chronic humidity and country, the tests required tenacious vegetation of a an unusual degree of effort triple canopy forest? and coordination to achieve. “If a young Soldier is Since the United States ambushed while driving an military no longer has bases armored vehicle in a dense in tropic regions, TRTC jungle, his reaction will be evaluators must locate to immediately extricate suitable test facilities and himself from that situation,” secure permissions from PHOTO BY MARK SCHAUER Lush tropical vegetation, widely varying road conditions, and significant changes in elevation are all present said Ernest Hugh, TRTC host governments prior to at the Horoko Test Track in Panama, which is newly available to testers at U.S. Army Tropic Regions Test director. “The question is, conducting a major test. Center. Though TRTC has successfully conducted durability testing of vehicles in the nation of Suriname, the is this feasible under those “We’re looking for new availability of the Horoko track makes vital tropical testing even more accessible to project managers. conditions? What are the see COURSE page 4 Homes for Our This week Viewpoints asks YPG pumps money Troops founder workers in Suriname what into local economy honored they miss most about home Page 4 Page 8 Page 9 2 OCTOBER 17, 2011 THE OUTPOST Voluntary Leave Transfer Program update The Voluntary Leave Transfer of medical condition - Alysha Miller, Plans & Ops, just complete Optional Form 630- Program (VLTP) is a way to donate - Tom Cimins, Garrison, kidney maternity A and forward it back to the CPAC. annual leave to co-workers who are transplant - Heather Pakkala, maternity The CPAC will see the donation experiencing a medical emergency - Mary Flores, PAO, degenerative - Robert Trujillo, motorcycle gets to the appropriate recipient. (their own or a family member’s disc disease in cervical and lumbar accident and subsequent surgeries Please note, CPAC can only accept emergency) and do not have enough spine - Jesse White, cancer surgery donations that indicate to whom the leave to cover their absences. These - Audra Lemme, RM, maternity - Dave Holbrook, JAG, deep brain hours are to be given - please indicate employees have used or will use all leave following C-section stimulation surgery and recovery this information in your submission. sick and annual leave before being - Melissa Marquez, Contracting, Any donation will be appreciated You can split the donations, as eligible to receive donations. maternity by the recipient. You can donate as long as donations are in full-hour YPG currently has several - Crystal Mendoza, Contracting, little as one hour of annual leave increments. employees on the VLTP recipient list: childbirth, possible complications due or as much as one half of what you The recipients must use all - Joel Burgess, YTC, exacerbation to aneurysm accrue in a leave year, although available sick and annual leave you must be able to use “use or before they receive donations - lose” annual leave before the end of donors aren’t funding a new vacation the leave year. This means that on plan for recipients. Donors can Thursday, December 30, most people only donate annual leave; sick could donate no more than 10 hours; leave is not eligible to be donated. two days prior, they could donate 30 If the recipient doesn’t use all hours.) leave donated, that leftover leave If you are interested in donating is divided up among donors and annual leave to your co-worker, returned to them. TheOuTpOsT The Outpost is an unofficial publication authorized under provisions of AR 360–1. The Outpost is published every two weeks by the Public Affairs Office, Yuma Proving Ground. Views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Army. This newspaper uses material credited to DTC, ATEC, and ARNEWS. While contributions are solicited, the PAO reserves the right to edit all submitted materials and make corrections, changes or deletions to conform with the policy of this newspaper. News may be submitted to: The Editor, Outpost, Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ, 85365. Phone: (928) 328–6143/6189 or DSN 899–6143. Visit our website at: www.yuma.army.mil or email to: email@example.com Commander: Col. Reed F. Young Public Affairs Officer: Chuck Wullenjohn Public Affairs Specialist/Editor: Yolanda Canales Public Affairs Specialist: Mary F. Flores Public Affairs Specialist: Mark Schauer Technical Editor, Cold Regions Test Center: Clara Zachgo THE OUTPOST OCTOBER 17, 2011 3 Fall festival slated for October 21 october 2011 Dates & times subject to change. By Mary F. Flores Get the latest event information by following us on Facebook and Twitter. With the aroma of popcorn filling the air, children’s laughter will echo in the evening and kids of all ages dressed in ghostly costumes will try october their best at bobbing for apples in a tub of water. This may bring back youthful memories for many and hopefully create new ones for YPG 12 1730 Golf Chip Shot Contest Fitness Center 928.328.2400 28 3/4 Day Fishing Trip families at this year’s annual Fall Outdoor Rec 928.328.3989 Festival to be held Friday, Oct. 21, from 6-8 p.m. on Cox Field. 21 1800-2000 Fall Fest 29 1900-2100 Movies in the Park Everyone is invited to attend, with Cox Field CDC 928.328.3130 Cox Field 928.328.2400 free admission and goodies such as popcorn, soft drinks, snow-cones, 2030-2230 CYSS Haunted House and cotton candy. In addition, Bldg. 504 CYSS 928.328.2860 old-fashioned games will be played –– a sack race, cake-walk and 22 1700-2000 Oktoberfest much more with lots of prizes. In Cactus Cafe 928.328.2333 addition to the games, children will 1930-2130 CYSS Haunted House be entertained with a jump castle and Bldg. 504 CYSS 928.328.2860 giant slide, and have the opportunity to win the “best’’ costume contest. Children, infants and teenagers are encouraged to participate. “I encourage everyone to come out and participate,” said Marty Clark, chief of YPG’s Family Support weekly events Division. “We have something for monday wednesday kids of all ages and a great time to 0900-1000 Zumba Fitness 1715-1815 Aerobics meet your neighbors.” Fitness Center Fitness Center Clark explained that volunteers (Info: 928-328-2400) (Info: 928-328-2400) are needed to work at festival food booths and games. Cake donations 1300-2100 Manic Monday thursday and other baked goods are needed. Coyote Lanes 1030-1130 Children’s Story Time To volunteer or provide baked goods, (Info: 928-328-2308) Post Library (Info: 928-328-2558) contact Parent Central Services in building 1105 or call 328-3119/3339. 1715-1815 Aerobics friday Cakes or other baked good donations Fitness Center 1900-2200 Rock'n'Bowl (Info: 928-328-2400) can be dropped off at the Parent Coyote Lanes Central Services office the day of the tuesday (Info: 928-328-2308) festival by 4 p.m. 1715-1815 Zumba Fitness For a chilling experience you must Fitness Center visit the haunted house which will (Info: 928-328-2400) open Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. at the Old Post Exchange in building 504. Admission is one, non-perishable item or canned good per person. 4 OCTOBER 17, 2011 THE OUTPOST Yuma Proving Ground spending spurs local economy By Chuck Wullenjohn Yuma Proving Ground’s direct all the time. At 1300 square miles locations, the most modern mine impact on America’s military is in size, the proving ground is the and demolitions test facility in the Yuma Proving Ground is located profound and should be a source of Army’s second-largest installation, western hemisphere, and specially out of sight and out of the minds pride for every man and woman in permitting the conduct of multiple developed urban and highway of many local residents. The casual Yuma County. An untold number test activities at the same time, environments for realistically testing driver views little of the proving of men and women in uniform owe without interference. technologies to defeat the threat of ground when traveling on highway 95 their lives to YPG testing and an even YPG features the longest overland improvised explosive devices. and some might wonder what exactly greater number to the injuries that artillery range (40 miles) in the The impact of YPG on Yuma takes place there. have been prevented. nation, the most highly instrumented County’s economy is nothing to sniff The answer, as we all know, is that What exactly is YPG’s mission? helicopter armament test range in the at. Last year, the economic impact of a great deal goes on that directly Unlike most military installations Department of Defense, well over YPG was nearly $500 million, with affects the safety of American that exist mainly to train troops for 200 miles of improved road courses $161 million of that in payroll dollars forces on the battlefield and the combat, YPG’s primary mission is to for testing tracked and wheeled and $221 million more in contracts. effectiveness of our overall national test weapon systems and munitions military vehicles, over 1200 miles It’s important to note this is a year- defense. to ensure that they work properly, of fiber-optic cable linking test see SPENDING page 11 D.A.R.E to Kick-Off COURSE available Horoko Test Track is more than twice as long, winding through Red Ribbon Week With FROM PAGE 1 test sites all the time,” said Terry various elevations and encroached upon by lush jungle vegetation in Barton, site manager of TRTC RETRO BILL activities in Suriname. “You never both paved and unpaved sections. Both secure facilities are used for know about the long term availability training by the Panamanian Public Nationally Renowned Children’s of a concession owned by someone Forces, the country’s national police Drug Abuse Resistance Education else. It could become over-improved force, and available for pre-approved (D.A.R.E.) & with construction or otherwise testing by TRTC at no charge thanks Self Esteem Expert unacceptable to our needs.” to the test center’s longstanding (6 Pillars of Character) Now, however, program managers rapport with the Panamanian seeking to test a military vehicle in government. an extreme tropical environment will “Since 2001, every test we brought have a permanent option available to Panama has been accepted by in the nation of Panama, a major the American Embassy and the transportation hub that is a three hour Panamanian government,” said Hugh. Price Elementary School flight away from the United States “We have an excellent working Monday, 24 October 2011 mainland. relationship with both.” “The advantage of Panama is This relationship and the test assets 1000-1100 Sponsored by YPG Army Substance Abuse Program in Partnership with YPG Police Services that the capital is a major hub, with that come as a result are expected to a modern city less than an hour be particularly critical in the years away from a triple canopy jungle,” 1 ahead: 75 percent of the world’s hour said Hugh. “In the event of a conflicts in the past 50 years have massages system malfunction, you can have occurred in tropical areas, which $ 42 replacement parts sent overnight from have better than half of the world’s the United States to Panama City. population and are growing rapidly. 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THE OUTPOST OCTOBER 17, 2011 7 From Beirut to Panama, jungle expert applies unique skills to tropic testing By Mark Schauer reference, he said he had no license,” Nicolaisen said. “He explained that Conducting testing in an extreme he had been head of housekeeping at tropical environment comes with a the hospital, and took on undertaking multitude of challenges, not least duties during the Depression for an of which is keeping personnel safe extra 10 cents per hour.” from dangerous animals and plants. Serving as Undaunted, Nicolaisen took the Fortunately, U.S. Army Tropic fuel officer for train to Panama City to meet with Regions Test Center (TRTC) has a vehicle testing another mortician. uniquely qualified jungle survivalist in Suriname “He said, ‘Young man, are you sure working alongside 20 other YPG is just one you want to get into this business? of the duties I don’t recommend it to anybody,’” personnel testing the Mine Resistant performed by Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle TRTC’s Eric Nicolaisen recalled with a laugh. “He in Suriname. His co-workers have Nicolaisen. An very briefly described the kind of lovingly nicknamed him ‘Suriname expert jungle things I would be doing, but my mind Sam’, but TRTC Panama personnel survivalist, was set, so he signed my documents.” have long known him as Eric “Nic” he is also the Nicolaisen went to the Kentucky test center’s Nicolaisen. medic and School of Mortuary Science, working “If you want to know anything security officer. as a laborer in an oil depot to pay about the jungle, Eric is your guy,” “He reminds his expenses. Upon graduating, he said Julio Villegas, electronic me of the worked in a funeral home in Indiana engineer for TRTC. “He is the outdoorsman for several years before returning Euell Gibbons,” home to Panama to work for the jungle.” said Terry An expert jungle survivalist, Barton, TRTC’s Canal Zone’s health bureau, and then Nicolaisen serves as the test’s site manager in the U.S. Army. Though he spent the security officer, medic, and fuel Suriname. “He bulk of his career in Panama, for five supply officer. Whenever test vehicles is very level- years he was overseas as a forensic are in action on the test site’s 19 headed and a identification specialist. Wherever he tremendous served, he would occasionally meet mile-long course deep within a triple asset.” canopy jungle, Nicolaisen trails them people with an excessive fear of his in a pick-up truck, bouncing around PHOTO BY MARK occupation. with enough supplies to stabilize and SCHAUER “I’d run into people who absolutely transport a casualty in the event of an would not shake my hand,” specialist for the U.S. Army, retiring so well for his family, I wanted the accident. Nicolaisen said. “Or I’d be in the as chief mortuary officer for the same job when I grew up.” “I love this job,” Nicolaisen said. commissary or PX and encounter Southern Command. The origin of his As he prepared to graduate high people who would see me and then “It does everything I always wanted unique career was in early childhood. school, Nicolaisen applied to schools move two aisles over to make sure I to do as a retiree. There is plenty of work and adventure, and you get to “When I was growing up, I had in the United States with mortuary wouldn’t cross their path.” travel and spend a lot of time in the a neighbor who was the local science programs. As part of the Nicolaisen experienced far worse jungle.” undertaker for the Caribbean side of application process, he needed a letter things than this, however. When 241 Born and raised in Colon, Panama, the Isthmus of Panama,” Nicolaisen of recommendation from a licensed American servicemen were killed by in his previous career Nicolaisen was said. “His children had everything. I funeral director and embalmer. a terrorist attack against a barracks a mortician and forensic identification thought that if he was able to provide “When I asked my neighbor for the see JUNGLE page 10 8 OCTOBER 17, 2011 THE OUTPOST Donates life savings to ‘Homes for our troops’ ARNEWS was recognized recently at the severely injured by visiting service Pentagon for giving it all up to help members and their families at Editor’s Note: In observance seriously-injured veterans. military hospitals and speaking before of Hispanic American Heritage Homes for Our Troops founder veterans’ organizations. Month, this article highlights one John Gonsalves was awarded the In 2004, he donated most of his of many great and productive 2010 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher life savings to start Homes for Our contributions Hispanic Americans Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Troops. Today, he volunteers all his continue to provide to our nation. Award for his commitment to build time and expertise to the organization By the numbers, Latinos are specially-adapted homes for wounded by coordinating donations of building the dominant minority group in warriors at no cost to them. materials, professional labor and the nation, totaling more than Gonsalves’ move to create the funds. To date, Homes for Our 15 percent of the population, a nonprofit organization began after he Troops has built 83 homes at no cost proportion that continues to grow watched a television news story about to the veterans. Gonsalves said the U.S. ARMY PHOTO at an unprecedented rate. They a Soldier who had lost both legs to a homes give them physical freedom, John Gonsalves (right) receives the annual make up just under 13 percent of the roadside bomb in Iraq. He wondered independence and restore their Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished U.S. workforce nationwide but the what was being done to help provide personal dignity. Civilian Humanitarian Award from Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh at the participation of Hispanic Americans severely injured and disabled veterans “Homes for Our Troops has been Pentagon in our nation’s success, is evident in with specially-adapted and barrier- recognized as one of the best charities the remarkable work they do as told free homes. in the nation receiving top honors of the Army John M. McHugh, who in this article. After finding no organization from the American Institute of presented the award to Gonsalves. A former construction supervisor supporting such a need, Gonsalves Philanthropy and other independent “John Gonsalves truly represents and home-improvement contractor began researching the needs of the watchdog groups,” said Secretary see HOMES page 10 The NEW 2012 Hyundai WOW 40 MPG! USE LESS GAS - KEEP MORE CASH$$ NEW N! 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I’ve been out of town for weeks My big house, my wife, and my dog. It isn’t now. During working hours you do whatever that bad here, though. I enjoy being out among you need to do, but it is hard being away. I’m all the greenery and the beautiful river that runs used to this kind of travel, though. behind our housing. It is almost like camping. Proving Ground SPECIALS! Allen Litherland Heavy equipment mechanic I miss the regular luxuries of home, like TV and internet, and being able to drive to any store you want, whenever you want to. In the capital here, stores close at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, and 1 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, some stores open at 4 p.m. and close at 8 p.m.. There are much fewer shopping hours, and our test site is very isolated. Merri Schultz Assistant test officer I miss the Northern Lights. One of my buddies posted a picture of the Northern Lights over the lake on Facebook the other night. All my family is going hunting right now, too, and I miss that. 10 OCTOBER 17, 2011 THE OUTPOST JUNGLE FROM PAGE 7 dense rainforest between Panama and Columbia that is infamous as a lawless haven for drug traffickers and “I have over 135 species of tropical fruits, over 80 medicinal plants and trees, and over 500 flowering trees HOMES FROM PAGE 8 in Beirut in 1983, he was among armed bandits. Though not threatened and plants.” personal dignity. the forensic specialists working to by guerillas, along the way he was Not content to stay at his resort “Homes for Our Troops has been identify remains. During the United sought out by locals to treat a variety in retirement, in the early years of recognized as one of the best charities States’ invasion of Panama in 1989 of medical ailments, from an infected the last decade Nicolaisen was hired in the nation receiving top honors he was in charge of collection thumb on a small child to a large skin to do occasional contract work for from the American Institute of points for American casualties. In rash on a guerilla. TRTC reconnoitering potential test Philanthropy and other independent his career he was responsible for “People would walk two days to sites. Eventually he was offered a watchdog groups,” said Secretary the remains of over 7,000 people, intercept my course thinking I was full-time job, which he accepted. of the Army John M. McHugh, who including those who died extremely carrying medicine,” Nicolaisen said. Though busy with work, Nicolaisen presented the award to Gonsalves. young, in combat, or in other horrific “You should never stay more than still teaches jungle survival courses “John Gonsalves truly represents accidents. Despite this grim reality, one night in a place like that. It is too in his spare time, and is also writing the best of the American spirit and he maintained his zest for life. dangerous.” a book about jungle plants and the spirit of this award, finding “I never dwelled on my work,” After retiring, Nicolaisen acquired trees. Whatever he is doing, service Nicolaisen said. “If I had taken my 20 acres of land in Panama and built and adventure are his constant inspiration by serving those who work home with me, the neighbors an Eco Resort, trimming back the motivations. serve.” would have complained.” thick jungle canopy and carrying in “If I can teach people one thing “It’s an awesome thing to see Nicolaisen continued his outdoor building materials by hand. Today, that will help them survive or save hundreds of people come out and activities throughout his career. In the resort has a restaurant and their life, I feel as though I’ve reintegrate these wounded warriors the mid 1980s he hiked and canoed helicopter pad, as well as hiking trails accomplished something,” Nicolaisen back into their communities and to through the Darien Gap, the harsh and a natural arboretum. said. “I don’t seek adventure to really say thank you with more than and completely undeveloped 60-mile “I collect fruit trees, medicinal escape life, I seek adventure to keep just a slogan or bumper sticker –– region of mountains, swamp, and plants, and flowers,” Nicolaisen said. life from escaping me.” they do it with action,” he said. classifieds To place your ad call 928-783-4433 Rental Services Self Storage Price Real Estate Reduction Blowout 1 MONTH FREE! 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