DPG Range Cleanup
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – DPG Range Cleanup (Photo Credit: Albert Vogel) VIEW ORIGINAL
Christian Courtney stacks 3-inch aluminum pipe, left over from a test many years ago, onto the bed of a truck for recycling.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Christian Courtney stacks 3-inch aluminum pipe, left over from a test many years ago, onto the bed of a truck for recycling. (Photo Credit: Albert Vogel) VIEW ORIGINAL
DPG Range Cleanup
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – DPG Range Cleanup (Photo Credit: Albert Vogel) VIEW ORIGINAL
DPG Range Cleanup
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – DPG Range Cleanup (Photo Credit: Albert Vogel) VIEW ORIGINAL
The firing range at German Village (structure in the background) was littered with old rocket tubes, inert munitions used in training, ammo boxes and other cast-offs. Cleanup crews tackled it; the result is in the next photo.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The firing range at German Village (structure in the background) was littered with old rocket tubes, inert munitions used in training, ammo boxes and other cast-offs. Cleanup crews tackled it; the result is in the next photo. (Photo Credit: Albert Vogel) VIEW ORIGINAL

With some customers having to delay training and testing at Dugway Proving Ground because of travel complications wrought by the pandemic, DPG’s largest contractor has taken advantage of the slowed pace to do spring cleaning.

Jacobs Engineering has assigned some of its support personnel to ranges and facilities that need mowing, weed trimming, scrap metal removal and other cleanup. At one site, they spent two days picking up empty cartridge cases; all metals whatever their origin are recycled.

Chad Hillstead, a senior mechanical technician with Jacobs Engineering, said he discussed opportunity and needs with Chris Johnson, chief of Special Programs Division. Johnson saw the opportunity to do major cleanup on ranges because of good weather and lack of use – two factors not often together.