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Roland Draxler Receives OAR Distinguished Career Award

Congratulations to ARL's Roland Draxler for receiving a 2016 OAR Distinguished Career Award. His award is for significantly improving U.S. and international capabilities to respond to airborne hazards, including radionuclides, chemicals,and volcanic ash.

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