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Congressmen tour Arsenal

April 6, 2015
In The News

Two freshman Arkansas Congressmen got an up-close-and-personal look Monday at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, including a pyrotechnic demonstration of various types of smoke grenades and a tour of the newly renovated phosphorus production facility.

Fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) and 2nd District Congressman French Hill (R-Little Rock) had a front-row seat while arsenal officials displayed M-98 distraction grenades and a variety of smoke grenades, including the M-90, M-4 and M-8.

Rob Shields, chief of the Pine Bluff Arsenal Mobile and Recovery Systems Division, said one of the purposes of the visit was so the two congressman could get not only visual, hands-on examples of the various maintenance and rehabilitated projects that are underway at the Arsenal, but explanations of what the work involves and why it's important.

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