Latest Pine Bluff Arsenal Stories

2011-07-25 14:15:00

PINE BLUFF ARSENAL, Ark., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) recently completed a project that resulted in recycling more than 6.5 million pounds of steel. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/51208-us-army-green-strong-waste-reduction-steel-recycling (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110725/MM40276 ) In September 2003, CMA began operating the Pine Bluff Ton Container...

2010-11-15 12:00:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announces the disposal of the last mustard agent-filled ton container in the chemical weapons stockpile of the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark. Disposal was completed safely the evening of Friday, Nov. 12, marking the end of chemical weapons storage at the Arsenal after nearly seven decades. Pine Bluff Chemical Activity (PBCA) provided the safe and secure maintenance, storage and...

2010-07-01 12:26:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff members from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's (ECBC) Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction Business Unit (CBARR) joined representatives from the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) in celebrating the successful completion of the mission to destroy all non-stockpile materiel located at Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), Ark., during a ceremony held in June. CMA's Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project...

2010-04-19 12:40:00

Non-Stockpile mission destroys largest inventory of recovered chemical warfare materiel to date ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announced that it completed its mission to destroy all non-stockpile materiel declared when the United States entered into the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), an international treaty mandating the destruction of our Nation's chemical warfare. This milestone also marks the...

2008-06-24 15:02:52

By Jon Gambrell WHITE HALL, Ark. - A simple message in white paint adorned the last VX nerve-agent land mine that rolled through a conveyor belt on its way to incineration at the Pine Bluff Arsenal - "LONG TIME COMING." With its destruction, central Arkansas became free from the danger posed by deadly nerve agents for the first time since the 1960s, when the weapons arrived at what was once the Army's second largest stockpile in the nation, some 140 miles southwest of Memphis. Now,...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'