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The Defense Nuclear Weapons School; Ready Reference CD

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Published by Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM, 2003
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The CD has a diameter of approximately 4.5 inches and is in a stiff board envelope. The information is on a DataLifePlus CD-R produced by Verbatim. The Defense Nuclear Weapons School (DNWS) is housed on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is administered by the Combat Support Directorate of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The school teaches courses on Consequence Assessment, Hazard Prediction, Ordnance Disposal, and other WMD-related coursework. DNWS is tasked with the mission of providing nuclear weapons core competencies and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosive (CBRNE) response training to DoD, other Federal and State Agencies, and National Laboratory personnel. The vision of the Defense Nuclear Weapons School is to be a premiere DoD military multi-Service/Joint CBRNE training facility. The primary objective of the Defense Nuclear Weapons School is to create, develop, and implement professional training through alternative and innovative training technologies, ensuring the United States maintains safe, reliable, and credible nuclear deterrence. The DNWS provides the warfighter with topical information relating to United States nuclear core competency training, radiological/nuclear response training, and CBRNE/homeland defense training. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is an agency within the United States Department of Defense and is the official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosives). DTRA's main functions are threat reduction, threat control, combat support, and technology development. The agency is headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. DTRA (and its co-located partner organizations the SCC-WMD and SJFHQ-E) employ approximately 2,000 civilians and uniformed service members at more than a dozen permanent locations around the world. The majority of personnel are at DTRA headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Approximately 15% of the workforce is located on Kirtland Air Force Base and the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, and the Nevada National Security Site (formerly called the Nevada Test Site), where they do testing and support the U.S. military's nuclear mission. Another 15% of the workforce are stationed in Germany, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kenya, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore. DTRA also has liaisons with all of the U.S. military's Combatant Commands, the National Guard Bureau, the FBI and other U.S. government interagency partners.DTRA was officially established on October 1, 1998, by consolidating several DoD organizations, including the Defense Special Weapons Agency (successor to the Defense Nuclear Agency) and the On-Site Inspection Agency as a result of the 1997 Defense Reform Initiative. The Defense Technology Security Administration and the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense were also incorporated into the new agency. In 2005, the Secretary of Defense made the decision to designate the Commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) as the lead Combatant Command for the integration and synchronization of DoD's Combating WMD efforts in support of U.S. government objectives. To fill this requirement, the USSTRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (SCC-WMD) was co-located with DTRA. That responsibility was moved from USSTRATCOM over to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), with the transition of responsibility wrapping up in early 2017. In 2012, the Joint Elimination Coordination Element was reorganized, renamed the Standing Joint Force Headquarters for Elimination (SJFHQ-E) of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and relocated to the DTRA/SCC-WMD headquarters on Fort Belvoir. This centralized the DoD's Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction operations, a move recommended in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. On September 30, 2. Bookseller Inventory # 73248

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Title: The Defense Nuclear Weapons School; Ready ...

Publisher: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: CD

Book Condition: Very good

Edition: Version 3.0.

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