The former Chief of Staff at the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons program has been selected to serve in the role of Program Executive Officer until the position is permanently filled.
Federal officials, family members and other well-wishers gathered Nov. 15 to celebrate the retirement of Michael S. Abaie, the man responsible for guiding the U.S. program to successfully destroy the remaining declared U.S. chemical weapons stockpile.
Stainless-steel containers used to safely transport chemical weapons from storage on the Blue Grass Army Depot to the Blue Grass plant are ready to be dispositioned now that the munitions at the depot have been destroyed.
Community members gathered with government officials and Blue Grass plant staff in Richmond, Kentucky, to commemorate the destruction of the last declared chemical weapons stockpile in Kentucky and the nation Oct. 11.
A senior Department of Defense official and community leaders discussed the recent elimination of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile during a webinar sponsored by the Arms Control Association and the Chemical Weapons Convention Coalition Sept. 29.