Special Event for Chemical Weapons Destruction Followed by Public Meeting June 8

The Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (PEO ACWA) will hold a special event recognizing the destruction of all VX nerve agent weapons in the US stockpile on Wednesday, June 8, at 1 pm EDT in Rooms AD on the lobby level at Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) Carl D. Perkins Building located on Kit Carson Drive in Richmond, Kentucky.

The special event will be immediately followed by the quarterly Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission (CAC) and Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board (CDCAB) meeting at 2 pm This meeting will provide updates on chemical weapons destruction operations on the Blue Grass Army Depot ( BGAD).

The event is open to the public and will include light refreshments. Directions and parking information may be found on the PEO ACWA website. Business casual attire is suggested. As of March 22, the wearing of masks indoors at EKU is optional; Please check the Campus Updates on the right side of this page for the latest information before attending the event. All activities will be livestreamed on the PEO ACWA YouTube channel and Facebook page.

For additional information, please contact the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office at (859) 626-8944 or bgoutreach@iem.com.

Visit the PEO ACWA website at www.peoacwa.army.mil for more information on the program to destroy the chemical weapons stored at BGAD.

Visit the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant media library website page at www.peoacwa.army.mil/bgcapp/bgcapp-media-library/ for links to photographs, videos, fact sheets and additional resources.

Two Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant operators work together to remove banding from a 155mm projectile containing VX nerve agent before placing the munition in a tray to begin the destruction process Jan. 8. The first VX 155mm projectiles were destroyed Jan. 10, marking the start of the third of five chemical weapons destruction campaigns at the Blue Grass Army Depot.

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