posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 12:17 PM
I went to a job interview at the Dugway Army Proving Grounds yesterday. Really neat facility.
You get to the front gate where there is a tight curve around a concrete barricade, so terrorists can't just plow through at 100 mph. You have to
park your car at a lot 50 feet away from the guard post, where you have to bring a ton of identification for verification.
From there you can enter the main part of the base - the living quarters, the commissary, the gas station, etc. You have to go through a second
checkpoint to get to the research facility a few miles away.
Even when you get to the research facility, you still can only get access to the offices and stuff. You have to check out an emergency oxygen mask and
emergency shots (needles) before you can enter the lab. To get to the lab, you have to pass through a turn-style gate, sign in at a desk, and proceed
through a second turn-style gate. On top of that, only one person can pass through at a time. High fences - lots of concertino wire.
It's kind of nice to know that terrorists can't just waltz in there and grab what they want. They don't make any chemical or biological weapons
there. They use simulated agents to test on defensive systems for soldiers. For instance, they have a human head mold that has an artificial breathing
apparatus. They stick a gas mask they are testing on it and pour/spray/throw simulated nerve agent on it and see how much gets through after a few
Anyway, none of the stuff I put on here is classified. Hell, most of it was part of the driving instructions they gave me to get there, and the rest
was stuff you can find on their website. Anyway, that is what is going on at one of our military facilities.