Colonel James Polak, DEVCOM CBC Military Deputy, and Major Jason Slone, MS CDID CWMD Integration Officer, take in Coffee with Colleagues and pose questions to the participants. (U.S. Army photo by Parker Martin)

Coffee with Colleagues, Soldiers Provide CBC with Firsthand Feedback

July 12th, 2024

U.S. Army Brigadier General (retired) William King, Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) CBRN Division, presents Sarah Katoski with her Joseph D. Wienand STEM Excellence Award at the NDIA CBRN Conference & Expo held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. (U.S. Army photo by Parker Martin)

DEVCOM CBC Microbiologist Wins STEM Achievement Award

June 28th, 2024

DEVCOM CBC explosives chemistry expert Joseph Domanico explains to a group of West Point cadets how smoke obscurants are used on the battlefield during a field trip on June 4. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White.)

West Point Cadets Benefit from Half Century of Explosives Experience

June 24th, 2024

Curtis Kreuziger (left) tests out a 3D printed maintenance tool for the M53A1 protective mask he designed for the MakerSpace challenge alongside Bradley Ruprecht (right), engineering technician and MakerSpace lead. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White.)

Prototypes Come to Life in MakerSpace Challenge

June 18th, 2024

Officials gathered on June 12, 2024 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. to cut the ribbon and open the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) Biomanufacturing Facility. (From left to right, Dr. James Watson, Director of Engineering, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Patricia McDaniel, Army Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Rick Cox, Director of Research and Operations, DEVCOM CBC; BG John Cushing, Commanding General, DEVCOM; Mr. Robert Cassilly, County Executive, Harford County, Maryland; Mr. Michael Bailey, Director, DEVCOM CBC; Mr. Michael Holthe, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering; Dr. Kelly Basi, Biomanufacturing Branch Chief, DEVCOM CBC; Dr. Peter Emanuel, Deputy Principal Director for the Office of Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Development.) (U.S. Army Photo by Parker Martin.)

DEVCOM CBC Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Biomanufacturing Facility

June 12th, 2024

DEVCOM CBC biologist Priscilla Lee discusses a chemical agent response scenario with Marine Staff Sergeant Dalton Louks. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)
Developers, Warfighters Come Together at DTRA Demonstration

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — Every year since 2018, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) has helped the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) plan and execute an in-the-field user assessment of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) technology called Chemical and Biological Operational Analysis…

A CBARR field team performing remediation and destruction of recovered chemical munitions in the field.
Bioweapons Field Guide for Recovered Munitions to Fill Knowledge Gap

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) Chemical Biological Applications and Risk Reduction business unit, known as CBARR, provides field response for recovered chemical munitions all over the country and around the world. Sometimes bioweapons munitions turn up, too. Robert…

Army Lab Supports Four-Legged Warfighters in Explosive Detection

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – The U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) tested collective capabilities to determine if military working dogs can detect trace levels of explosives. From March 20-22, researchers from the Center’s Applied Synthetic Biology and Olfaction branch tested the Working Dog Advanced…

DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center biologist Priscilla Lee evaluates 3D-printed human dermal fibroblasts on plate designed to hold bioprinted skin.
Scientist Uses Seed Money Grant to Launch Skin Printing Research

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — Skin. It is the largest organ in the human body and the first line of defense against chemical agents. With that in mind, Priscilla Lee, a U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) bioengineering researcher wanted to see if skin could…

Dr. Danielle Kuhn, Acting Chief of DEVCOM CBC’s Smoke and Target Defeat Branch, visited the National Training Center to witness obscurant demonstrations and engage with the warfighter. (U.S. Army photo by Dr. Danielle Kuhn)
National Training Center Visit Inspires Army Scientist

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – After visiting the National Training Center (NTC), a scientist from the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) was inspired to improve her work for the Center’s end-customer—the warfighter. Dr. Danielle Kuhn, Acting Branch Chief of the Center’s Smoke and Target…

Michael Bailey, DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center Director (left), and Daniel Diermeier, Chancellor of Vanderbilt University (right), conducted an Educational Partnership Agreement signing ceremony at the VU campus on March 28, 2024. Also participating in the ceremony were Padma Raghavan, VU Vice Provost for Research and Innovation (far left) and Dr. Eric Moore, DEVCOM Deputy to the Commanding General (far right).
DEVCOM CBC Partners with Vanderbilt University in Educational Agreement

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Vanderbilt University (VU) and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) officially formalized an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) during a signing ceremony that took place at VU in Nashville, Tennessee on March 28, 2024. The objective of the agreement is…

Research chemist Dr. Brian Hauck and biologist Melissa Dixon set up a vapor generator to test one of the ChROMa samples by exposing it to ammonium hydroxide vapor. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)
DEVCOM CBC Researchers Explore 3D Printed Sensors

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Dr. Brian Hauck, a U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) research chemist, and his research team started out with a question: What if you could 3D print a sensor that changed color in the presence of chemical warfare agents and…

Gold Star Wife Returns to Army Base Where She Met Late Husband

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Etched into the 104-year history of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) are stories of sacrifice, valor, and dedication that have defined its legacy. They include moments of fate and reminders that the strength of institutions is often mirrored…

DEVCOM CBC Biologist Priscilla Lee, Research Biologist Dylan Fudge and Branch Chief of Rapid Technology and Inspection, Rick Moore received NMTC Visionary Award during the Visionary Awards Gala on February 29, 2024. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)
DEVCOM CBC Employees Recognized as Visionaries by Northeastern Maryland Technology Council

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – Three members of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM CBC) workforce were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council’s (NMTC) Visionary Awards. CBC Biologist Priscilla Lee, Research Biologist Dylan Fudge and Branch Chief of Rapid Technology and Inspection Rick…

Members of a NATO Research Task Group from six countries completed their four-year collaborative research effort on field sensor enhancement with a laboratory demonstration at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland March 7. (U.S. Army photo by Ellie White)
NATO Researchers Hold Lab Field Trial with DEVCOM CBC Scientists

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – DEVCOM CBC scientists completed four years of collaborative research with NATO partner nations on developing a better field sensor with a laboratory demonstration at its Aberdeen Proving Ground research campus in Maryland on March 7. Operating under the NATO Sensors and Electronics Technology (SET) Panel,…