Nearly 20 visitors from the German Army and Defense Ministry visited Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Oct. 19, 2017 to learn how items that defend against a chemical or biological attack or incident are tested. The group, part of an environmental technology data exchange agreement, received briefings about Dugway's overall mission, then toured other test facilities including the Joint Ambient Breeze Tunnel, Wig Mountain training complex, and biological defense test facilities. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about Dugway's capabilities to test and evaluate chemical and biological defense systems and how the U.S. trains its military personnel in chemical and biological defense. U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is the nation's designated Major Range and Test Facility Base for chemical and biological defense testing and countering weapons of mass destruction, contributing to the readiness of military service members and the defense of the nation.