October 1996

Marines "Go for the Gold": the Chemical/Biological Incident Response Force at the Atlanta Olympics

Volume 79, Issue 10

While no Marine athletes won any medals at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, there were 300 Marines and sailors who rightfully deserve some. These were the Marines and sailors of the newly organized Chemical/Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF), who deployed to Atlanta in support of other federal agencies. CBIRF ensured that terrorist incidents, such as the chemical attack in Tokyo in 1995 did not interfere with the spirit of competition and international friendship.

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