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.