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    Outpost Outspoken

    Outpost Outspoken

    Audio | U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    About

    Outpost Outspoken is the official podcast of U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, which conducts natural environment testing of military equipment in Arizona, Alaska, and the tropics.



    Episodes


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 14

      Host Mark Schauer visits with John Bacon, weapons maintenance test team lead, about the team’s mission and his service as former commander of Yuma’s Naval Sea Cadet squadron. Plus, host Ana Henderson talks with program analyst Michele Dominguez, who heads YPG’s groundbreaking employee wellness program as a collateral duty.

      06/23/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 14

      Host Mark Schauer visits with John Bacon, weapons maintenance test team lead, about the team’s mission and his service as former commander of Yuma’s Naval Sea Cadet squadron. Plus, host Ana Henderson talks with program analyst Michele Dominguez, who heads YPG’s groundbreaking employee wellness program as a collateral duty.

      06/23/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 13

      Host Ana Henderson talks with Yuma Test Center Employee of the Year Ashley Lochetto about YPG's artillery testing mission. Plus, Host Brandon Mejia visits with longtime YPG employee Bobbye Williamson, whose father was one of the first eight soldiers trained in military free fall at YPG in 1958.

      06/09/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 12

      Host Mark Schauer talks with Hi-Sing Silen of YPG's Air Combat Directorate about starting his testing career in the jungles of Tropic Regions Test Center before relocating to Yuma. Plus, Host Ana Henderson chats with Maiko Black, YPG Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Marketing Director, about the high quality of life enjoyed by post residents.

      05/26/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 11

      Host Mark Schauer talks with Luis Arroyo, chief of the Training and Exercise Management Office, about how supporting military training activities enhances YPG's testing capabilities. Plus, host Ana Henderson chats with Garrison Safety Director Ron Van Why about his passion for restoring and showing antique vehicles.

      05/12/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 10

      Host Mark Schauer visits with Armaments Branch Chief Wayne Schilders about the complexity of being a weapons operator at Yuma Proving Ground. Also, Schauer talks with Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Business Manager Mindy Cordova, who has trained hundreds of local and regional lifeguards in her spare time.

      04/28/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Epsiode 9

      Host Ana Henderson chats with Combat Automotive Team Lead Rob Fillinger about his journey from Motown to Y-Town during the Great Recession of 2008. Plus, host Mark Schauer visits with Ryan Ingham, electronic technician for YPG's meteorology team, about his intense passion for endurance running.

      04/14/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 8

      Host Ana Henderson visits with Workforce Development and STEM Outreach Manager Paula Rickleff about her experience as Yuma County's first female West Point appointee and her Army career. Plus, Henderson chats with YPG Firefighter William Session on his extensive charity work. Also, Host Mark Schauer talks with Chaplain (Maj.) Jeffrey Crispin on hearing two callings and the YPG Chapel's importance to community life.

      03/31/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 7

      Host Mark Schauer talks with U.S. Army Tropic Regions Test Center Director Ernie Hugh about the importance of testing military equipment in rugged jungle environments. Schauer also visits with James Schremp of YPG's aircraft armament section about his passion for teaching the art of blacksmithing.

      03/17/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 6

      Host Ana Henderson talks with YPG Munitions and Weapons Branch Chief Kermit Okamura on how his branch's daily operations supports soldiers. Plus, host Mark Schauer visits with Contract Specialist Erik Reta about his lifelong pursuit of artistic excellence.

      03/03/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 5

      Host Mark Schauer talks about the science of geodesy with Ruben Hernandez of YPG's Engineering Support Branch. Schauer also visits with YPG Heritage Center Curator Bill Heidner about the post museum's future.

      02/17/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken Episode 4

      Host Mark Schauer talks with Yuma Proving Ground Metrology Branch Chief Savanna Silva about the importance of accurate measurement to the post's test mission and her devotion to inspiring the next generation of engineers. Schauer also visits with wildlife biologist Daniel Steward about Yuma Proving Ground's rich ecological diversity.

      02/03/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 3

      In this episode, host Mark Schauer talks with Jacob Obradovich, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team Integrator, about vehicle testing at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground; and Ron Rodriguez, Chief of the Directorate of Operations, about his long-time enthusiasm for kendo, a martial art known as the "way of the sword."

      01/20/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken-- Episode 2

      Host Mark Schauer talks with the YPG Range Operations and Training Division Chief Omar Silva about how merging the range planning, range control and the Test and Exercise Management Office helped make support of Project Convergence (PC) more efficient. Silva also shares what kept him in the Yuma community.<br /> <br /> Plus, host Ana Henderson talks with YPG Lead Meteorologist Mark Hendrickson about the role YPG’s Meteorology Team serves during Yuma’s annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival. Hendrickson also talks about why meteorology information is vital for testing accuracy.

      01/06/2022


    • Outpost Outspoken, Episode 1

      Outpost Outspoken is the official podcast of U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, which conducts natural environment testing of military equipment in Arizona, Alaska, and the tropics.<br /> <br /> In this episode:<br /> <br /> * U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center Technical Director Jeff Lipscomb discusses cold weather evaluations of the equipment troops rely on. <br /> <br /> * Antiterrorism Officer Alfonzo Brown talks about the importance of vigilance in preventing terrorist attacks.<br /> <br /> * Contracting Officer Representative Keith Ware on serving on his appointment to a local school board and his family's legacy of service.

      12/27/2021