Groundbreaking at the Terry Facility.
A 12 July 2011 groundbreaking ceremony was held for the expansion
of the Technical Escort Division of the First Lieutenant Joseph Terry
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Responder
Training Facility at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The Terry Facility was
originally built to train 1,200 Soldiers annually, but 5,000 Soldiers
are actually trained there each year. The much-needed expansion, which
will allow for the consolidation of all CBRN responder training at Fort
Leonard Wood, will take about 18 months to complete. The additional
facilities will assist the school with the growth in student population
that has been experienced since the course was transferred from the
Ordnance Corps in 2004.
Personnel who receive technical escort training provide support to
the Department of Defense, U.S. Secret Service, Federal Bureau of
Investigation, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, United Nations, and other national and intelligence chemical and
biological munitions communities. They also provide material expertise
during peacetime and times of war.
Ms. Newcomb is a member of the Fort Leonard Wood Guidon staff.