Letter from Army re: Chems and spraying

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Here is the letter to my Dad form the Army regarding spraying at Ft. Leonard Wood. My Dad asked about two things in his letter, so I must say that I don't know if this is the answer to the chemtrails or if this is the answer to the spraying on the ground. It doesn't really specify, but it sounds more like it is ground spraying to me. At anyrate, here it is, and I'm sorry I couldn't actually take a photo and post it. Our isp is not allowing us to host anything for some stupid reason and they haven't gotten back to us in 3 weeks, so I quit. My Dad wroe a second letter inquiring what the miliary's interest was in "benign" bacteria" and refernced to something I really don't even know about regarding thousands of sheep killed out west in a "benign" agent test in the fifties. He also sent her a flyer that was on his windshield regarding a citizens meeting in West Plains to discuss the chemtrails and the bacteriological spraying. I wish he would have kept it! He didn't receive any answer to that inquiry. Maybe some of you medical folks can tell us a bit more about the specific bacterium they report upon? That would be nice.... And please don't give me any flack about not posting my dad's name. He is a senior citizen and doesn't need any kinda smack from internet people so I won't divulge his name, okay? here 'tis:


Office of the Adjutant General

Honorable Jo Ann Emerson Attn: Jordan Bernstein 132 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515-2508

Dear Ms. Emerson, This replies to your inquiry on behalf of (my dad although his name is spelled out) regarding bacteria used in training.

Fort Leonard Wood trains America's sons and daughters to survive and win on battlefields worldwide as they protect our nation's freedom. We do not test biological or chemical agents on this installation. We do conduct a biological defense training course here four times per year. This five week course trains approximately 60 soldiers a year. The soldiers receiving training operate the Army Biological Integrated Detection Systems (BIDS). This air monitoring system is mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) designed to provide point detection of biological hazards on the battlefield.

This training occurs in both a classroom and field environment. During field training, a simulant is dispersed to trigger a response from the BIDS air monitor. This simulant is the spore form of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis var.Niger, a non-pathogenic bacterium commonly found in soils, water, and decomposing plant residue. Bacillus subtilis is considered a benign organism as it does not posses traits that cause disease. It is not considered pathogenic or toxogenic to humans, animals, or plants.

This simulant has been used at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, for more than forty years and at Fort McClellan, Alabama, for over 6 years. Prior to any use of this simulant here, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources approved a permit that specifies the amount, frequency and locations that this simulant may be used. This permit allows not more than four pounds of simulant in a 24 hour period at six designated training locations. However, only about 2 or less pounds per 24 hour period have been used since training began here in the fall of 1999. The evaluation of the four pound per twenty four hour taining use was documented by the Environmental Impact Statement, Relocation of U.S. Army Military Police School to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri dated June 1996, and found not to have an impact.

The use of BIDS for air monitoring plays a critical part of our Nation's defenses against biological warfare and will save the lives of our service men and women if they experience the use of biological agents against them. Conducting safe, realistic, and challenging training on this important equipment ensures our force's readiness.

Fort Leonard Wood officials appreciate your concerns and trust this information will address your fears to your satisfaction. The enclosed release sent by the Missouri Department of natural resources may also prove helpful in addressing some of your specific concerns. You may contact Major Crotts, Director of Public Affairs at (573) 563-4013, if you desire any further assistance.

I trust this information will help you respond to Mr. (Doreen's Dad).


Janice M. Evans Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Adjutant General

-- Doreen (animalwaitress@yahoo.com), March 19, 2002


good ole "Lost in the Woods",, I hated that place

-- Stan (sopal@net-pert.com), March 19, 2002.

I too am a alumnus of that hallowed piece of Misery land scape. Yes thats a well worded response. But then what else would you expect. Yes I would think it to be ground spraying. Say a chopper over a *target area*?......remember our gober-mint is making it so very safe for us..

-- Jim-mi (hartalteng@voyager.net), March 19, 2002.

Hi Jim-mi...found this forum after I heard you talk about it.

I moved "up north" last year where the population is lower. Another reason for coming this way is to escape the pollution in the ciy. My first summer here was an eye opener. I live in the country on a paved road, miles from a small town. Very few neighbors, lots of trees and deer and farms. One day I heard a very loud noise. Looking out the front window I see an odd truck driving slow and spraying something into the air. I realize it must be misquitoe (sp) control. It's the only reason I could think of. So each time I heard this distinct disturbance I would run around the house and close all the windows and get the dogs indoors. I would rather have the bugs than the poison. I don't know what it is, but I'm sure I don't want to breath it. I'm moving again this spring.

-- Susan in Northern Mitten Michigan (cobwoman@yahoo.com), March 20, 2002.

There were thousands of sheep killed during a release of "benign" gas....nerve gas....when I was a little kid during the fifties. The gas settled into the valleys and poisoned them. I think it was in Montana, but I'm not sure. I do remember my dad having pointed out to anyone that would listen that this was yet another example of how the government was not necessarily our best friend. That and the "voluntary" nuclear testing done on "volunteer" service men. Another reason not to join the military.

-- Green (ratdogs10@yahoo.com), March 20, 2002.

Reguarding trucks spraying on road ways... Back in the early 90s, my buddy and I had drivn to the PA mountains to do some mountain biking. (actually we skipped school and drove there in "my new 20 year old truck"). We both wound up with very severe rashes on just one leg, each. His right leg. My left. Cause: the spraying of illegal/ harmful chemicals on the dirt roads on State park owned land. They covered the whole deal up, and actually ran us out of the park at one point (leading us to believe that the park was well aware of such spraying and dumping)- we later found much more evidence, with the help of a few friends. The truck.. had kick vents which were open, allowing road dirt/ dust to land on his right and my left leg as they were pointed there.

-- me (notthistime@donteme.com), March 22, 2002.

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