In December of 2006 and 2007, links to web-based surveys regarding the DBSP were provided by email to 64 local mosquito control agencies in 47 counties, in part to assess which agencies used DYCAST to assist mosquito larviciding or adulticiding activities each year.
During 2005, a total of 124,876 calls were placed to the DBSP hotline, >3 million hits were made to the website, and 109,358 dead birds were reported in California (Table 1) (26).
We thank the CDPH DBSP and hotline staff, especially Stan Husted, Lauren Marcus, Colleen Barclay, and Erin Castle; Dave Brown; Ken Linthicum; and Craig Wolff.
DBSP also provides training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations to train soldiers on the simulation devices entrusted to Army National Guard units throughout the country.
The first critical task, understanding modular sustainment doctrine, was accomplished in January 2009 under the direction of the DBSP warfighting functional area team chief, who instructed the battalion command and staff in the methods of modern sustainment from the national levels, through the theater sustainment command and expeditionary sustainment command, down to the sustainment brigade--the unit that typically serves as a CSSB's higher headquarters.
Working side by side with the DBSP technical support team, the Camp Dodge team set up company mail workstations and loaded the Battle Command Staff Trainer, which is used to manage convoy movements and enemy insurgent actions.