Dugway Proving Ground
Location: U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) is located approximately 80 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah in Tooele County and serves as the nation's chemical and biological defense proving ground. Dugway Proving Ground homepage.
Cost of Living: Lower than the average for all major U.S. cities.
Base Operator: 435-831-2116, DSN 314-789-2116
- 1,500 enlisted and civilian personnel
Area Population: Tooele: 29,460
Child Care: Dugway Child Development Center offers hourly care, full day care and a 2-day and 4-day preschool. Approved Family Child Care homes, 435-831-3345.
Schools: Dugway Elementary School, Grades K-6, and Dugway High School, Grades 7-12, located on post, are in the Tooele County School District.
Youth Services: Dugway Youth Center provides a wide variety of games, activities and programs. Middle School Program, for youth ages 11-15.
Army Community Service: ACS 435-831-2260
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 or visit the Housing Office website.
Employment: Employment opportunities on board Dugway Proving Ground cover a broad spectrum of job categories, from general labor to higher professional. Unemployment Rate 6.3%. Median Household Income is $49,738.
- MWR Facilities numerous indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and clubs
- Commissaries 1 on post, 435-831-3464
- Exchange System: 1 main exchange and 1 mini mall, 435-831-4773
- Banking: Dugway Federal Credit Union on post
Medical Services: General medical care is not provided at the Dugway Clinic. Military personnel and family members may use their Prime Remote Medical Coverage to seek medical assistance throughout Salt Lake City and Tooele or at the Hill AFB Hospital. USAF Hospital at Hill AFB is a 30 bed facility providing comprehensive medical service.
Special Installation Messages:
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.