DUGWAY PROVING GROUNDS, Utah -- Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installation, Energy and Environment), was one of several officials who attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new housing project here, held July 26, 2012.

The project was overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, and received a platinum certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.

U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is located approximately 80 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dugway Proving Ground's primary mission is testing U.S. and Allied chemical and biological defense systems and performing nuclear, biological and chemicalsurvivability testing of defense materiel using CB agents and stimulants.

With over 50 years of experience, the proving ground uses its state-of-the-art laboratories and chambers to conduct the testing under environmentally controlled conditions.