Rusty Dennen covers military affairs and the environment for The Free Lance-Star. .
Cantor, Reeves stop by Quantico for briefing
Two Virginia VIPs dropped by Marine Corps Base Quantico this morning for a briefing at the Corps’ Warfighting Laboratory and the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and State Sen. Bryce Reeves viewed some of the equipment produced by the agencies set up at The Clubs at Quantico. A spokeswoman from Cantor’s office said the congressman from Virginia’s 7th District wanted to see some of the technology in use at the lab and was invited for a full briefing, which lasted about an hour. Reeves represents Virginia’s 17th District.
The warfighting lab has six divisions: experiment, science and technology integration, counter IED, wargaming, technology, operations, and its Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities. The Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate develops deterrents for crowds or vehicles.