Military working dog Oopey, a Belgian Malinois who does patrol work and explosive detection, wears protective gear and sits with her handler and members of the 637th Chemical Company. (U.S. Army photo)
Despite strict COVID-19 operating parameters, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) supported several chemical weapons storage facility inspections at Pueblo, Colorado and Blue Grass, KY. In addition, DTRA conducted the Final Engineering Review of Static Detonation Chambers at the U.S. CW Destruction Facility in Pueblo, CO. These activities supported efforts exercised by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Inspector Escort, a team that exercises the responsibility to observe and verify chemical munition destruction though continuous on-site monitoring.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency enhances partner capacity through programs that support maritime and border security, WMD interdiction and criminal investigation, and nuclear and chemical security. One of many ways DTRA builds capacity with partner nations is through the Proliferation Security Maritime Exercise, an international effort to halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), missiles, and related materials, which is a threat to the peace and stability of the international community.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. – The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) uses modest resources to achieve significant returns on investment made in foreign partner agencies that work around the globe to detect, interdict and prosecute illicit shipments of the world’s most dangerous materials. DTRA does so by working outside of the typical military-to-military engagement, employing a whole-of-government approach.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) worked with Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to build and develop biological security, safety and surveillance capabilities as part of the Agency’s long term history of building partnerships with countries around the globe.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is looking to accelerate medical research to treat the exposure of botulinum neurotoxin, a potentially fatal biological warfare agent that is a target of interest for many global health security officials.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) leadership presents the awarded Joint Meritorious Unit Award (JMUA), the second highest award a unit can receive, for efforts that enabled the Joint Force, Department of Defense, United States Government Agencies, International Organizations, and Partner Nations to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Threat Networks, from Jun. 1, 2017, to Sep. 1, 2020.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Proliferation Prevention Program delivered six troop carriers, two 6000 liter fuel trucks, and seven Suzuki off-road vehicles to the Georgia Border Police to increase mobility to the remote border sectors. The equipment will enhance personnel access and enable fuel re-supply to remote border sectors in all weather conditions throughout the entire year. This expanded mobility capability will improve staff posture, promote a permanent presence at remote border locations, uninterrupted operations, with the goal to increase the capability of the Georgian Border Police to intercept illegal border crossings.
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The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) @doddtra is the U.S. Department of Defense’s official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. You may be asking yourself, how do they do it. Check out SSgt Georgiy Makarenko explain his part in keeping peace and stability in Europe and Eurasian region.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) @doddtra is the U.S. Department of Defense’s official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. You may be asking yourself how, do they do it. Check out SFC Ricardo Maldonado explain his part in keeping peace and stability in Europe and Eurasian region.
JBADS-Lite connected to a C-17A Globemaster for decontamination of the aircraft’s interior at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, on May 2020. Photo courtesy of Dr. Tony Buhr, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.
MAJ Aleks Farberov (left) maintains physical distancing while the German Escort Team Chief describes the plan of inspection to the Russian Inspection Team Chief.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency technical integrators (DTRA TIs) works with Allied Forces to secure Kabul “Green Zone” perimeters against a myriad of adversarial improvised threats. As part of their duties, DTRA TIs train Afghan National Police on some of the most up to date detection technology. Pictured is the t Z Backscatter Van (ZBV), is a mobile X-ray cargo and vehicle screening system. The training and technology left behind with host nation forces will allow them to build their protection capacity against adversarial forces. DTRA TIs support the NATO-led Resolute Support Headquarters mission in Kabul Afghanistan.
Chambers of the Captive Aerosol Growth and Evolution System (CAGES) at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, test site. Through CAGES, scientists examine how simulants of biological threat agents decay upon interacting with variables in the open air. Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratory.
Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Peter Sodini, chapel superintendent with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, converses with Svea Erlandson, training and exercise coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Office of Preparedness and Emergency Health Care during a Dynamic Testing and Registration Application training session at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., July 8. Introduction of the DTRA digital registration platform into the National Guard’s specimen collection mission has significantly increased the accuracy and efficiency of public COVID-19 testing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
How organs-on-chips and computer modeling are changing the game in predicting the effects of emerging chemical and biological threat agents.