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Congressmen tour arsenal facilities

April 12, 2015
In The News

Arkansas Congressmen French Hill and Bruce Westerman toured the facilities at the Pine Bluff Arsenal Installation where they were provided with an outdoor pyrotechnic demonstration of a number of smoke grenades, including M-98 distraction grenades and other various ammunition produced at the installation.

The tour, as well as the demonstrations, according to Rob Shields, chief of the Pine Bluff Arsenal Mobile and Recovery Systems Division were conducted to give the congressmen  visual and hands-on examples of the various maintenance and rehabilitated projects that are underway at the Arsenal.

"What impresses me is the unique critical manufacturing capabilities here at the arsenal that complements what's done in private industry, in protecting our troops when they're deployed, from biological hazards as well as to obscure the threat coming their way," said Hill.

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