Dugway Proving Ground

Dugway Proving Ground

5220 Doolittle Ave  Dugway, UT 84022

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ABOUT

Dugway Proving Ground is one of the largest military facilities in the United States and covers more than 800000 acres and is located close to the Juab County. The military base is almost the size of a state. It covers a huge area of the famous desert of Salt Lake.

Most of the surroundings consist of mountains, therefore the training range is somehow protected. The name defines a common technique used in the training sessions.

The proving ground is also close to a different facility in Utah – the Test and Training Range. The two bases together represent the widest military field in the United States of America.

The purpose of this field is to test biological and chemical weapons for the defense of the country. The environment is excellent, since there aren’t any close human communities around. The place is used by multiple commands, such as the Air Force, the National Guard or the Army Reserve. All of them use it for various training techniques.

Prior to the invasion of Afghanistan, the special forces of the US Army used the area to train, since the environment was similar to the desert areas from Afghanistan.

There are approximately 2, 016 military personnel, contractors and civilians at Dugway.
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ARRIVAL

Military personnel being assigned to Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) may be required to in process at Ft. Carson, CO in addition to in processing at DPG. All Military personnel should contact their respective gaining command to obtain in processing information and to avoid undue travel. You may also contact the DPG Relocation Manager for assistance at 435-831-2260 or DSN 312-789-2260.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Utah school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Sept. 2 of the school year. Check with the school for requirements.

In 2010, Utah, along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. At present, national Common Core State Standards exist only for English language arts and mathematics, with science and social studies in development, though Utah has state standards across the full curriculum. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org

List of the best Elementary Schools in Salt Lake County
https://www.niche.com

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.

Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

Utah Department of Human Services 801-538-4171
Helps Utahns live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

The Utah Division of Child and Family Services 801-538-4100
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Salt Lake County Animal Services 385-468-7387
Weber County Animal Shelter 801-399-8244
Davis County Animal Services 801-444-2200
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Department of Public Safety 801-965-4461
Division of Emergency Management 801-538-3400 (non emergency)
Utah Highway Patrol 801-965-4518

Base Operator (315) 772-6556

 

Chaplain (315) 772-5591

 

Civilian Personnel Office (315) 772-1049

 

Dental Headquarters (315) 772-4440

 

EFMP Family Support (315) 772-5476

 

Family Advocacy Program (315) 772-6929

 

Family Child Care (315) 772-2250

 

Housing Services Office (315) 772-9397

 

ID/CAC Card Processing (315) 772-5149

 

Information and Referral (315) 772-6799

 

In-Processing (315) 772-0423

 

Legal Services and JAG (315) 772-5261

 

Medical Appointments (315) 772-4655

 

NAF Human Resources Officer (315) 772-5393

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline (315) 772-9018

Housing

All key essential military personnel are required to live on post at Dugway Housing, however DPG is currently in the process of major housing renovation. This process has drastically reduced housing availability on post. Call 435-831-3542.

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Community

Utah is semiarid, with low humidity and generous sunshine, and its temperate climate allows for outdoor recreation year-round.

July has an average high of 91 degrees and a low of 63; January’s top average is 36 degrees and its low is 22 and an average annual rainfall of 20 inches with the greatest amount in April with 1.97 inches.

​Because the counties are next to the Great Salt Lake, they can be buffeted with deep lake-effect snow in winter. Cold westerly winds move across the lake’s warmer water and pick up water vapor, which freezes and falls as snow on the lands between the lake and the Wasatch Mountains to the east. Ogden gets, on average, just under 32 inches of snow a year; Farmington has more snowman potential with an average of 49 inches.

Bluffdale, UT is 123, which is 21% higher than the average in Utah and compared to the national average it is 23% higher than.

If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Bluffdale, UT goods and services come in at 3% higher than the average in Utah and are 1% lower than compared to the nationwide average.​

Bluffdale is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,598.

This area offers a wide range of attractions within easy reach, from downtown shopping, gourmet dining and surprisingly energetic nightlife to rugged outdoor recreation and unbelievably accessible foothills and mountains.

For a list of all of the great things to do in the area, go to
https://www.lonelyplanet.com

If you are looking for fun things to do with the kids, this site provides a long list options, www.familydaysout.com

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