New task order issued for NTC cleanup

April 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given Versar a $4.3 million task order to continue range maintenance at Fort Irwin National Training Center in California.

Versar, a project management company, said the task order is option year three under a contract awarded to the company 2011 by the USACE Los Angeles District office.

"This significant task order award continues Versar's history of providing munitions cleanup and related demilitarization services at Fort Irwin," Versar President Jeff Wagonhurst said. "We are very pleased to be selected by the Army Corps of Engineers to support the NTC in its vital mission of training America's soldiers."

The National Training center in California is the only instrumented training ground in the world capable of handling brigade-size units. It conducts live "force-on-force" training exercises that could involve 4,000-5,000 soldiers per month.

Under the contract, Versar locates and disposes of munitions, explosives and their debris from training exercises on the range, which is the size of Rhode Island.

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