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Photo of 1st Area Medical Laboratory (AML) 1st Area Medical Laboratory (AML)
(410) 278-3331

The 1st Area Medical Laboratory (AML) is a highly specialized unit which deploys worldwide to conduct field CBRNE threat detection, confirmation, and medical surveillance. The 1st AML could be employed forward when samples cannot quickly be transported to a fixed facility; or if there is a need for immediate hazard identification in high risk environments with chemical or biological agent contamination, epidemic disease or industrial contamination.…

Photo of 20th CBRNE Command 20th CBRNE Command
(410) 436-0330

The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear,and Explosives (CBRNE) Command exercises mission command over assigned U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) CBRN and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces; on order, provides CBRN and EOD forces to Army and Joint, Interorganizational, Multinational (JIM) headquarters; on order deploys Joint Task Force – Elimination (JTF-E) headquarters in support of COCOM requirements.…

Photo of Aberdeen Proving Ground Aberdeen Proving Ground

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) is a large Department of Defense testing area in Maryland which is historically associated with ordnance testing; however, today it encompasses more than 60 different tenant activities spanning diverse technology areas including:

  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE)
  • Public Health and Medical Research
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Research and Development
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Sensors and Reconnaissance Team (C4ISR)

Tenant groups include:

  • Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
  • US Army Research Lab (ARL)
  • US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC)
  • 20th Support Command (CBRNE)
  • US Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)
  • Aberdeen Test Center (ATC)
  • US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
  • US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
  • US Army Public Health Command (USAPHC)
  • 48th Chemical Brigade, US Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA)
  • US Army National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC)
  • US Army Research Institute (ARI)

APG occupies a land area of over 70,000 acres and is composed of two major areas: the northern Aberdeen area and southern Edgewood Area that were combined in 1971.

Photo of Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) Aberdeen Test Center (ATC)

Aberdeen Test Center (ATC), located on Aberdeen Providing Ground in Maryland, provides a full range of test services to the Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, federal, state and local governments, academia, private industry, and allied foreign governments.…

Dugway Proving Ground (DPG)

The U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) serves as the chemical and biological defense proving ground for the United States. It is in a remote, closed post on nearly 800,000 acres of land in the Great Salt Lake Desert – about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah.…

Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)

The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), also known as Natick Labs, operates under the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM).

The Expeditionary Basing & Collective Protection (EB&CP) unit provides shelter systems for various environments including for chemical and biological risk environments.…

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is the DoD’s lead laboratory for the medical chemical defense research and medical management of chemical casualties.

USAMRICD researches toxin mechanisms of action, molecular structures, and pharmaceutical interventions.…

U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC)

The U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) conducts applied research for enhancement of the safety and defense of food and water; improved disease and injury surveillance and control; and minimized risk from occupational and environmental health hazards.…