51st CBRN Soldiers Decontaminate a Simulated Casualty During Guardian Response
Soldiers from the 51st Chemical Company 83rd Battalion stationed in Fort Stewart, Ga., decontaminate a battle mannequin during a simulated improvised nuclear device explosion April 29, 2017, as part of Guardian Response at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind. Exercise Guardian Response is a multi-component training exercise run by the U.S. Army Reserve designed to validate more than 4,000 service members in Defense Support of Civil Authorities in the event of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear catastrophe. This year's exercise simulated an improvised nuclear device explosion with a source region electromagnetic pulse out to more than four miles. The 84th Training Command hosted the exercise, and the 78th Training Division, headquartered in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, conducted the training. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Staff Sgt. Brad Ruffin, 206th Broadcast Operations Detachment)