|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Mar 2009 00:21:26 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Camp Edwards (MA) 'Simunitions'|
'Simunitions' approved for Camp Edwards training By George Brennan Cape Cod Times March 17, 2009EAST FALMOUTH - Soldiers at Camp Edwards will soon feel the sting of simulated munitions.
The state's Environmental Management Commission, which oversees environmental issues in the protected area of the base, unanimously approved the so-called simunitions at a meeting yesterday.
The bullets, which leave either a red or blue dot that's smaller than the splat of a paintball and feel like a bee sting, will give soldiers more realistic training, Michael Ciaranca, deputy director of the National Guard's Environmental & Readiness Center, said yesterday.
The wax-tipped bullets, which are encased in aluminum, contain a small amount of lead in the primer, Mark Begley, executive director of the commission, said.
... For the entire article, see http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090317/NEWS/903170310/-1/NEWSMAP -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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