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International Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty tested at JB Charleston
May 15, 2019
Inspectors and their military escorts working with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Naval Treaty Implementation Program prepare to inspect munitions bunkers during the International Chemical Weapons Convention exercise May 16, 2019, at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of base assistance teams should the U.S. receive an international challenge inspection under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty. The Chemical Weapons Convention aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, transfer or use of chemical weapons by State Parties. Exercises like these support the Department of Defense’s priority of reformation and full spectrum readiness in the face of new challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)