Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA)

EXPLOSIVE DESTRUCTION SYSTEM UPDATE:

Initial PCAPP EDS Campaign is Complete!

155mm
Projectiles
196

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105mm
Projectiles
265

4.2-inch
Mortars
88

DOT
Bottles
11

AS OF FEB. 11, 2016

TOTAL ITEMS DESTROYED
560

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PEO ACWA FEATURED NEWS:

ACWA Rewards Employees for Quality, Continuous Improvement

Two employees from the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives were recognized recently for their contributions to the organizations’ Quality and Continuous Process Improvement Program.

Donald Jespersen

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Courtney Borowski

PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Chemical Agent Safety Team Supports Pueblo Plant Personnel

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant has a star cast when it comes to safety, and their lead role is to support employees involved in agent area entries.

A monitoring technician calibrates air monitoring equipment at the Pueblo plant. All positions that require routine access to chemical munitions or agents must meet the high standards of the Army’s Chemical Personnel Reliability Program.

BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Plant Performs Testing and Verification Activities

Members of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant start-up team are performing pre-commissioning and commissioning activities on equipment in preparation for operations.

A Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant start-up team member communicates with personnel in the Control Room as he checks continuity on Rocket Handling System equipment.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Evaluation Program Ensures Reliability of Workforce

Many of the positions at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant require the employee meet the highest standards of reliability, and the U.S. Army Chemical Personnel Reliability Program provides the policy and procedures that define those standards.

A monitoring technician calibrates air monitoring equipment at the Pueblo plant. All positions that require routine access to chemical munitions or agents must meet the high standards of the Army’s Chemical Personnel Reliability Program.

BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Assistant Secretary of the Army Visits Blue Grass Plant

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Jan. 13 to learn more about progress toward chemical weapons destruction in Kentucky.

Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, views a monitor in the Control Room during her visit to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Jan. 13, 2016. Hammack visited the plant to receive an update on chemical weapons destruction in Kentucky.

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PCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

International Inspectors Confirm Pueblo Plant Was Built as Designed

Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons visited the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in January to conduct a Final Engineering Review. The purpose of the review was to validate the plant was built to operate as designed.

An ordnance technician demonstrates reconfiguration to inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The inspectors visited the Pueblo plant January 5-7 to perform their final engineering review.

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BGCAPP FEATURED NEWS:

Blue Grass Plant Welcomes New County Emergency Management Agency Director

The Madison County Emergency Management Agency has a new director who is continuing the county’s partnership with the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, the Blue Grass Chemical Activity and the Blue Grass Army Depot.

Howard Logue, director, and Kelley McBride, left, public information officer, both of the Madison County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), inspect equipment that will be installed in the soon-to-be-completed EMA headquarters building.

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The PEO ACWA Mission

Headquartered at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, our mission is the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the United States’ last remaining chemical weapons stockpiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky, and the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado.

About PEO ACWA

Upcoming Public Involvement Meetings

 
Permitting and Biotreatment Utilization Group Meeting
Feb. 24, 2016 at 2 p.m.
District Attorney’s Conference Room
701 Court St.
Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado CAC Meeting
Feb. 24, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Olde Towne Carriage House
102 S. Victoria Ave.
Pueblo, Colorado
Kentucky CAC/CDCAB Meeting
March 9, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky University
Carl D. Perkins Building
Kit Carson Dr.
Richmond, Kentucky