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Ready For Action: Enhancements Completed On U.S. Army's State-Of-The-Art Chemical Defense Training Facility (CDTF) At Fort Leonard Wood

April 09, 2019 / prnewswire

Fort Leonard Wood Army Base -- Dignitaries gathered to unveil the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) School, Chemical Defense Training Facility (CDTF) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Fully operational and the only facility of its kind within the U.S. Department of Defense, the CDTF will be the global venue of choice for live toxic CBRN defense training. Authorities estimate that nearly 5,000 Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, and allied nation military personnel will be trained at the CDTF in the next year. Following a six-month shutdown, the CDTF reopens a more robust facility with 11 realistic scenarios for basic, intermediate, and advanced CBRN training programs. The enhancements enable immersive training in diverse environments to challenge the senses and skills of future Joint Force leaders and units. Modifications transformed the gray masonry walls and institutional "feel" with high resolution 3D graphics and state-of-the-art light...