Soldiers of the 217th Military Police Detachment wait to enter the gas chamber during training conducted April 1 at the Fort Lee range complex. Demonstrating the ability to quickly and correctly use chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective gear is part of the unit’s annual training requirements. (U.S. Army photo by T. Anthony Bell).
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Col. Karin Watson, U.S. Army Garrison commander, waits for her turn to enter the gas chamber during training conducted by the 217th Military Police Detachment April 1 at the range training complex.
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Staff Sgt. Tiffanie Pulley, 217th Military Police Detachment, makes adjustments to her protective mask during chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training April 1 at the range training complex. She was one of 35 unit members to undergo the annual training requirement.
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Soldiers of the 217th Military Police Detachment wait to enter the gas chamber during training conducted April 1 at the Fort Lee range complex. Demonstrating the ability to quickly and correctly use chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective gear is part of the unit’s annual training requirements.
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Command Sgt. Maj. James D. House, Fort Lee garrison CSM, shows a slight grimace upon exiting the CS gas chamber during training conducted by the 217th Military Police Detachment April 1 at the installation’s range complex. House and his battle buddy, Col. Karin L. Watson, garrison commander, were among the 35 Soldiers who took part in the exercise that is part of the unit’s annual training requirement.
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Spc. Arturo Gutierrez Jr., 217th Military Police Detachment, raises arms to facilitate breathing after spending time in the gas chamber during training April 1 at the range training complex.
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FORT LEE, Va. (April 1, 2021) – Soldiers of the 217th Military Police Detachment here demonstrated their ability to correctly use protective masks during an April 1 exercise at the range training complex.

Thirty-five members of the detachment – accompanied by Col. Karin L. Watson, Fort Lee garrison commander and an MP branch officer – received briefings, donned masks, entered the gas chamber, removed their masks while inside and then exited the facility. Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James D. House also participated in the exercise.

The gas chamber drill is part of the unit’s annual training requirements. Every Soldier in the Army must demonstrate the ability to quickly and correctly use chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective gear at least once a year.