At present, Dugway Proving Ground encompasses 798,855 acres.
Its one of America's largest and most secretive military bases,
Having currently 30 military contractors on site.
Tooele Army Depot and Dugway Proving Ground,
Republican Rep. Rob Bishop said the state must show the Pentagon "what we have." He pointed to the Utah Test and Training Range, a broad military airspace above some 2,624 square miles of land from Hill to Nevada, as the "crown jewel" among Utah's installations.
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"Numerous UFOs have been seen and reported in the area in and around Dugway," Rosenfeld, who goes by the nickname "Alien Dave," said in e-mail to the Deseret Morning News. Most of the disks, black triangles, orange spheres, flying wings and manta ray-shaped objects must be secret military aircraft, he thinks.
But Rosenfeld added that military aircraft can't account for "all the unknowns seen in the area. It might be that our star visitors are keeping an eye on Dugway too!"
Dugway is one of the nation's best-kept secrets.UFO-watchers have dubbed Dugway the "new Area 51." Little is said about what missions are performed at the 80,000-acre Army base in the middle of Utah's desert. Dugway sits about 80 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. That secluded, distant location and the secretive nature of its missions are both reasons Dugway often is ignored when BRAC is discussed in Utah, Mayfield said. "If they close Dugway, boy oh boy, it would be tough for the Army," Hansen said. "People don't talk about them a lot, but they have some fantastic missions that are extremely important." Dugway is one of the country's main facilities for developing defenses against biological and chemical attacks. Workers at Dugway test defense gear to make sure they can survive nuclear, biological and chemical attacks, said John Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a nonpartisan defense and research organization. Massive test facilities at the base are so large that they can accommodate cars, aircraft and tanks to test defenses against toxic agents. Dugway has the potential to add many more important missions, Mayfield said. That possibility increases the installation's chances against closure, he said. "There is a tremendous opportunity for the Army and the Air Force to combine," Mayfield said. "One of the objectives that we keep hearing about with BRAC is interservicing, so we could have the Army and the Air Force working together in joint efforts."The Army and Air Force could work together at Dugway to test weapons and train personnel, Mayfield said. Dugway is just south of Hill's massive Utah Test and Training Range, where F-16 fighters from Hill train in air-to-air combat and the Air Force tests cruise missiles. Dugway could also become an extremely important installation for homeland security, said Vickie McCall, president of the Utah Defense Alliance. Teaming up with the Air Force would only make the United States stronger, she said.
lA likely location for any secret military activity would be at Dugway Proving Groundswest of Salt Lake City near the Nevada border. The facility has very tight security and comes alive at night with all kinds of strange lights. The black triangles seen in Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico would be more likely to come from such a facility. However, the facility is visible from nearby hills, although it takes a strong telescope to see much of the nearly 800,000 acres. Dugway Proving Ground's official mission is chemical and biological weapons defense and it is under control of the Army's Developmental Test Command.
Crews have successfully processed the last of 22 recovered chemical weapons that had been fired on Dugway Proving Ground ranges during chemical warfare testing in World War I and World War II. Processing of the last sarin-filled bomblet was dedicated to the late Monte Caldwell, a safety engineer who worked with the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency at nearby Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Tooele County. Caldwell, 44, died at his home on Sept. 11 after a battle with cancer. --
The Hexagon Cloud I have a further thought that comes from a tip by Kent Steadman re the Jeff Rense site where he has a reference to Sulphur Hexafloride being released at altitude over Salt Lake City for research into biochem warfare substance spread rates.
lSecret Dugway Role May ExpandThe U.S. Air Force is considering Dugway Proving Ground as a launch site for testing new ultra-fast space jets, but federal lawmakers say that is not the motivation behind a proposal to expand the secretive Army compound in Utah's west desert. ... the Army wants more room at the 800,000-acre bioweapons research and testing site to add a training ground for military counterterrorism operations. -- 1/18/2005
lDanger In Secrecy “Probe Dugway plans” (Jan. 7), was needed. There is danger in excessive secrecy. (And is any outsider likely to enter that terrifying, deadly installation?)
The Army released its final plan Friday to double biological and chemical weapons defense testing and expand counterterrorism training at Dugway Proving Ground in the west desert. The seven-year plan .. a major mission component at the super-secret installation. --
- documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, show that thousands of open-air trials occurred in Utah with chemical, biological and radiological weapons, often upwind from populated areas.
"hundreds of radiological, chemical and biological tests were conducted in which hundreds of thousands of people were used as test subjects." By Lee Davidson - Deseret News.
lAlien Dave was on Ground Zero Sat. Sept. 11th 12pm to report on the Genesis crash - solar samples force fed "Dugway's peanut butter" (a bio-chemical soup from decades of exotic testing still present in the mud at UTTR.) as the capsule impacted the ground and broke open. What can we expect to appear at the impact site next spring after 'whatever' adapts to our environment? Alien microbes / viruses or diseases? and what if Stardustdoes the same?
lUtah Sierra Club:the primary environmental watchdog group in Utah. This group has raised the issue of chemical weapons incineration to a new level of awareness and concern in their state. Contact Cindy King at (801) 486-9848 or .
lWest Desert HEAL: a grassroots organization which monitors air quality, has conducted its own community health survey, and is actively focused on the CW incinerator and other harmful military activities at Utah bases. Contact Chip Ward at (435) 884-6291 or .
lFamilies Against Incinerator Risk (FAIR): In its mission to protect the public from the health risks involved with incinerating hazardous waste, FAIR is opposed to chemical weapons incineration and is working for the safe disposal of the Utah stockpile. Contact Jason Groenewold at: ; FAIR 165 S. Main St., Suite 1, Salt Lake City, UT 84111; and (801) 364-5110. FAIR's web site. www.fair-utah.org
lCLOVER CONTROL: Provides air traffic control services within the Utah Test and Training Range complex.
lUTAH TEST AND TRAINING RANGE (UTTR): The UTTR is composed of Restricted Areas R6402A, B, R6404A, B, C, D, R6405, R6406A, B, and R6407. MOAs include Lucin A, B, C, Sevier A, B, C, and Gandy.
lThe Utah Test and Training Range is also the only place where the Air Force tests cruise missiles.
lThe Utah Legislature handed over $2 million from sales taxes to the U.S. government last year to extend Dugway's runway by an additional 2,000 feet.
lInside the secret labs at Dugway is a deep-freeze treasure trove of deadly agents, dubbed Pandora’s Icebox.
lThere is no independent oversight of this facility, and given its penchant for secrecy and its track record of exposing civilians and contaminating the environment with its biological, chemical, and radiological tests, Dugway can’t be trusted with such blanket permission to expand programs and missions. Steve Erickson of the Citizens Education Project