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Edition: Tue, November 14, 2006
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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package

What is it? Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Packages, or CERFPs, consist of approximately 186 Soldiers and Airmen that are specially trained to respond to a weapons-of-mass-destruction incident. Each CERFP contains a Command and Control section, a decontamination element, a medical element, and a search and extraction element. CERFPs are currently assigned to each of the 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regions, with additional teams assigned to Hawaii for response in the Pacific due to the long distances, and West Virginia due to the high threat to the National Capitol Region for a total of 12 teams.

What has the Army done? The Army has developed CERFPs to work closely with the 55 established Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (WMD-CSTs) to provide a more robust capability. Unlike the CSTs, which are dedicated units of National Guard personnel on active duty, the CERFPs are comprised of existing National Guard units in traditional reserve status.

For more additional information on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package

For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.

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Referral Program is Increased to $2K

Effective 13 November 2006 the maximum bonus under the referral program is increased to $2K. The amount will be payable in two lump sums as follows:
- $1K will be paid upon commencement of basic training by the person referred.
- $1K will be paid upon completion of One Station Unit Training (OSUT) or Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

The payment will be $1K for any referral made prior to 13 November 2006.

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