DPG Dahl IMCOM commander tour
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Christopher Olson, director of the Combined Chemical Test Facility at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, shares information about the 35,000 square-foot Combined Chemical Test Facility with Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of the Army's Installation... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Christopher Olson, director of the Combined Chemical Test Facility at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground provides information about the 35,000 square-foot Combined Chemical Test Facility to Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of the Army's Installation ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of the Army's Installation Management Command, talks with Col. Sean Kirschner, Dugway's commander, at Combined Chemical Test Facility about the critical need to test Warfighters protective clothing and masks and th... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of the Army's Installation Management Command tours the Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center's MQ-1C Gray Eagle hangar Nov.16 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The Army's Gray Eagle is a medium-altitude,... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of the Army's Installation Management Command, outside an Unmanned Operation Center Nov. 16 at the Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center where Jennifer Gillum, RIAC's director, explains the training requirements... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Michael Lukow, Paralympic archer came with Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of the Army's Installation Management Command's tour of Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. Dahl came to observe how Army-wide programs such as Family housing, Family ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paralympic archer Staff Sgt. Michael Lukow speaks to more than 200 community members at Dugway Proving Ground Nov. 16, about how the Army World Class Athlete Program changed his life after he lost a leg while on active duty in Baghdad, Iraq. Lukow ca... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paralympic archer Staff Sgt. Michael Lukow speaks about Army World Class Athlete Program Nov. 16 at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah as Capt. Matthew Hickey, the WCAP detachment commander, Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commanding general of the Army Installa... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- It was a "boots on the ground" tour for Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commanding general of Installation Management Command, and Command Sgt. Major Jeffrey Hartless, Nov. 16, at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah to talk with Army leaders and discuss issues that affect the remote Army garrison.

Dahl asked questions and observed how Army-wide programs such as family housing, Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Child and Youth Services, and the Police and Fire Departments implement their programs.

Dahl also attended an archery demonstration by the World Class Athlete Program with Paralympic archer Staff Sgt. Michael Lukow at the Sportsman Lodge, a facility that is used by Soldiers, Family members, community members and employees activities as a successful morale booster.

Dahl had met Lukow while in Washington D.C. Learning that the Paralympic contender lived in Salt Lake City, the general invited him to join him for his installation visit.

"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."

Afternoon tours of Combined Chemical Test Facility and the Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center, a tenant organization, provided the IMCOM commander an overview of the testing that Dugway provides Defense services, and national and local industries.

Christopher Olsen, Dugway's CCTF director, lead the tour of the 35,000 square-foot facility that challenges a comprehensive list of chemical agents, simulants and other samples, and which provides accurate test data to National Defense customers.

"Our test officers and technicians challenge materials with a comprehensive list of chemicals or simulants in liquid, vapor or aerosol to determine the survivability military equipment." Olsen assured.

"The size and range of the laboratories is extremely impressive," Dahl said of the facility, which tests protective clothing, masks and point detectors.

The last stop was the tenant Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center, a subordinate under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

RIAC's mission is to test unmanned aircraft and systems for swift distribution to Warfighters. The Shadow, Gray Eagle and a re-engineered Cessna's capabilities were discussed by aircraft operators.

The IMCOM commander said what surprised him the most about the proving ground was the size of the test center and its advanced facilities.

"I was expecting a legacy installation, but what I found was an expansion of critical missions that truly meets our nation's current and future needs, Dahl said. "This visit was an eye-opener."

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