In August, DEVCOM CBC personnel completed the installation of biosafety cabinets at the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center at Fort Meade, Maryland and the Barquist Army Health Clinic at Fort Detrick, Maryland as part of establishing a clinical testing capability for COVID-19.
DEVCOM CBC personnel haven’t let the COVID-19 pandemic prevent them from training Soldiers in the field. Center experts provided virtual chemical-biological threat training in August to the 83rd Chemical Battalion using Microsoft Teams. Unclassified CB agent related classroom training material was delivered virtually by Center scientists to more than 50 Soldiers, followed by a day of hands-on work by participants to construct mock clandestine chemical biological laboratory processes from training supplies. Soldiers then briefed their procedures to classmates, their leadership, and Center training staff to affirm lessons learned.