100th Missile Defense Brigade hosts Nuclear Weapons Orientation Course Mobile Training Team

September 29, 2020



The 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) hosted a mobile training team from the Defense Nuclear Weapons School, to teach Soldiers the basics of nuclear weapons at the brigade’s headquarters Sept. 14-17.

Four instructors traveled to Colorado Springs to lead the Nuclear Weapons Orientation Course – an overview of the history and development of nuclear weapons, management of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, and the issues and challenges facing the program – to an audience of 24 Soldiers from the 100th Missile Defense Brigade and Colorado Army National Guard.

The course is typically hosted at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, but the pandemic shut down the school house and ceased resident training in March. With the resources of the Army’s Foundry program, and through the efforts of the 100th Missile Defense Brigade’s intelligence section, it was delivered locally…


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