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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.

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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.

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English


Episodes
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 64

7/8/2024
On the season five finale of Outpost Outspoken, host Mark Schauer talks with James Branch, former commander of the Military Freefall School at YPG who is now the Senior Army Instructor for Yuma County’s first Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Plus, Schauer talks with Sgt. Jason Yang and Pfc. Hardi Patel of the YPG Health Clinic, who as a collateral duty serve as the president and vice president of YPG’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program. Season six of Outpost Outspoken begins August 12, 2024.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 63

6/24/2024
Host Ana Henderson talks with Yuma Test Center Commander Lt. Col. Shane Dering about his Army career and two years in command.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 62

6/10/2024
Host Ana Henderson talks with Aviation Test Officer Gene Walters about his nearly 40 years of service at the proving ground on behalf of the warfighter. Plus, Host Mark Schauer chats with Executive Service Officer Jim Stickney about his collateral duty coordinating the post's participation in the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 61

5/27/2024
Host Mark Schauer talks with Tyler Beach of YPG's Threat Systems Target Branch about working on the largest single repository of foreign threat systems in the continental United States. Also, Schauer interviews YPG Plans Division Chief Stefanie Jacobs about deploying to Afghanistan for nine months as a Department of the Army civilian in 2012.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 60

5/13/2024
Host Mark Schauer talks with Chief Data Officer Richard Hernandez about utilizing technology to make YPG's chief product even more efficient. Also, Host Ana Henderson interviews Firefighter Heather Banda about her community involvement on and off duty.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 59

4/29/2024
Host James Gilbert interviews Department of Public Works Director Luke Bailey about the complexity of YPG's facilities and infrastructure. Also, Host Ana Henderson talks with Army Substance Abuse Program Manager Scott Zaehler about the Army's Employee Assistance Program.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 58

4/15/2024
Host James Gilbert talks with Fleet Manager Adam Wood about telematics that are revolutionizing the management of the post’s large support vehicle fleet. Plus, Host Ana Henderson chats with Child and Youth Service Coordinator Sommer Cloinger about Month of the Military Child and the post's youth services.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 57

4/1/2024
Host Mark Schauer interviews Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Scott Fenstermacher about Yuma Proving Ground's 'Zero Mils to Safety' initiative. Plus, Host Ana Henderson talks with Army Community Services Director Clarissa Benavides about National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 56

3/18/2024
From the frozen ranges of Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), Host Mark Schauer talks with Kevin Cummings, a forestry major from Massachusetts whose career at CRTC began by happenstance. Plus, Schauer chats with Hannah Henry, a Delta Junction, Alaska native who didn't know of CRTC's existence prior to working there. Also, Schauer talks with assistant test officer Danielle Schmidt, a Wisconsin native who learned of CRTC from her roommate.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 55

3/4/2024
From the frozen ranges of Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), Host Mark Schauer talks with Steven Prewitt, a Marine Corps veteran and current National Guard NCO working as a test officer at CRTC after years of testing experience in the Marine Corps. Plus, Schauer chats with Expeditor Gene Eggleston, a Vietnam veteran and career Alaska Department of Transportation foreman about his active retirement years supporting CRTC's test mission.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 54

2/19/2024
On this volunteer episode, Host Mark Schauer talks with YPG Plans and Operations Director Jeff Tatar, who has devoted countless volunteer hours in the Yuma community over the past three decades. Plus, Host Ana Henderson chats with Adam Ghannoum, a general engineer with YPG's Public Works Directorate who volunteers with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 53

2/5/2024
Host Mark Schauer talks with Electronic Warfare Team Lead Yogendra Shrestha about the branch’s extraordinarily specialized test mission. Plus, Host Ana Henderson discusses Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with Army Community Services Director Clarissa Benavides.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 52

1/22/2024
Host Mark Schauer talks with Robert Valencia, a heavy equipment mechanic and crane operator who supports the test mission in remote locations across Yuma Proving Ground's vast ranges. Plus, Host Ana Henderson chats with Tammy Ramos of YPG's Education Center about the services the center provides soldiers.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 51

1/8/2024
On the season five debut of Outpost Outspoken, host Mark Schauer talks with YPG Chief of Staff Minerva Peters about the Employee Modernization Effort for Relevant Growth and Enrichment (EMERGE) program preparing the workforce for the future test mission. Plus, host Ana Henderson talks with YPG STEM Outreach Manager Janett Rios about the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) summer program for sixth through eighth grade students.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 50

12/11/2023
On the season four finale of Outpost Outspoken, host James Gilbert talks with Randy Ehrlich, supervisor of YPG’s Threat Systems Target Simulations Shop, about the important role targets play testing munitions, artillery, and aircraft. Plus, host Ana Henderson talks with Reba Maxwell, manager of YPG's post commissary, on the store earning the title of second-best small commissary with the Defense Commissary Agency’s Richard M. Paget award. Season five of Outpost Outspoken will begin on January 8, 2024.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 49

11/27/2023
Host Mark Schauer talks with Metrology and Simulation Division Chief Brad Cox about his journey from the Marine Corps to Yuma Proving Ground. Plus, Schauer talks with Test Support Branch Chief Nickolas McColl about his service to the community beyond thousands of specialized weather forecasts.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 48

11/13/2023
Host Ana Henderson talks with Munitions and Weapons test engineer Mariela Cockburn Ojeda about her road to a rewarding career supporting warfighters. Plus, host James Gilbert chats with Sgt. Dennis Suggs, Religious Affairs Non-Comissioned Officer at the YPG Chapel, about his 14-year semi-professional football career.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 47

10/30/2023
Host James Gilbert talks with YPG Fire Department Chief Gerald Ball and Deputy Chief Matthew Kelly about the recently-inked mutual aid agreement with the Martinez Lake Fire District . Plus, Gilbert chats with YPG Chaplain Capt. Ryan Pearse about the recent renovations at the YPG Chapel.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 46

10/16/2023
Host James Gilbert talks with geodetic technician Darin Meeks about the importance of accurate geodetic measurement in accomplishing the proving ground's test mission. Also, host Ana Henderson talks with Military Freefall School Sgt. Maj. Matthew Krueger about the school's use of YPG’s vast ranges to train thousands of the military’s most elite paratroopers.
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Outpost Outspoken, Episode 45

10/2/2023
Host Ana Henderson talks with Program Analyst and Engineering Support Branch Team Lead Jose Rodriguez about YPG's summer intern program. Plus, host James hilbert chats with Kylie Kime, a participant in the Army Fellows Program at YPG.