Soldiers already proficient in special forces operations, military intelligence, and civilian and military medical techniques applied their knowledge to realistic training scenarios. Some 200 National Guard soldiers -- new players in America's campaign against terrorism -- recently spent 37 at the Army's Chemical School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Often, they donned blue and yellow chemical suits that became saunas in the burning Missouri heat. Team members constantly monitored each other's oxygen levels and equipment functions during realistic training scenarios that included collecting samples of chemicals following an explosion at a college dining hall; evaluating suspicious substances discovered in a barn and in a bath-tub inside a private residence; and checking fluid leaking from the trunk of a suspected terrorist's car that had crashed during a high-speed chase.
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Soldiers (November 1999), v.54, no.11, p.27-29