ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army civilians build mock chemical and biological laboratories to help Chemical Corps soldiers prepare for weapons of mass destruction exploitation and elimination missions around the world.
Army civilians from the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Analytical and Remediation Activity (CARA) leverage their scientific expertise and real-world experience to create realistic training sites for troops at bases across the nation.
Headquartered in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, CARA is a one-of-a-kind deployable activity that supports unified land operations with theater validation analysis of chemical, biological, and explosive agents and materials. CARA also provides worldwide response for recovered chemical warfare material, technical escort of surety and non-surety chemical material, and remediation support to combatant commanders.