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The Lobster Battalion reunites at Fort Leonard Wood

The Lobster Battalion reunites at Fort Leonard Wood Christy Lindberg [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Fifteen veterans, two widows, and more than twenty-five friends and family members traveled from all over the country to meet at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for the annual reunion of the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion (the Lobster Battalion). The 86th was a World […]

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Ricin toxin: a military history

Ricin toxin: a military history Reid Kirby Since the late 1980s, there has been a growing concern that terrorists might adopt chemical and biological weapons. Ricin (Agent W) (1) due to its simplicity in extraction, availability of materials, toxicity, and a few would-be attempts to acquire it–has been a prominent counterterrorism concern. This concern stems […]

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Dr. Burton “Doc” Wright III – 1945-2002

Dr. Burton “Doc” Wright III – 1945-2002 – Eulogy to a Friend Mike Ladd Once in a great while, an individual actually becomes a foundation, a pillar, a vital part of a given institution. That person seems to embody the very ideals that the institution holds dear. I think it’s safe to say that if […]

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Nullifying the Effectiveness of Weapons of Mass Destruction —with Integrated Land-, Air-, and Space-Based Sensors and Analysis – NBC

Nullifying the Effectiveness of Weapons of Mass Destruction —with Integrated Land-, Air-, and Space-Based Sensors and Analysis – NBC – military policy, United States William E. King IV “Weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, biological, and chemical, along with their associated delivery systems, pose a major threat to our security and that of our allies and […]

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Regimental Command Sergeant Major

Regimental Command Sergeant Major – U.S. Army James E. Van Patten III CSM James E. Van Patten III Since our last publication, your Chemical School and the Chemical Corps Regiment really have been busy, just as you have been busy in the most important job in the Chemical Corps, the one you hold now. Every […]