2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:58:13 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE, PREVENTION: Camp Edwards (MA) pyrotechnic grenades
Guard has explosive idea for training

By George Brennan
Cape Cod Times (MA)
October 17, 2009

CAMP EDWARDS - National Guard Master Sgt. Gary Mauk pulled a cord, tossed a small cylinder 20 yards away and turned his back. The small explosion, slightly louder than the boom of an M80 firework, startled a crowd of bystanders.

That's exactly the kind of reaction the Guard wants its soldiers to experience.

The Guard took a first step to reintroduce pyrotechnic hand grenades to its arsenal of training tools at the base. On Thursday, the plan was presented to the Science Advisory Council, a panel that offers guidance to environmental regulators at the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

Before the briefing, Mauk provided a demonstration of the grenades - a quick flash, a loud boom and a puff of smoke.


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Lenny Siegel
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