Army Reserve Soldiers sharpen disaster response skills
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Robert Johnson (left), the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of non-ambulatory decontamination operations and native of Columbia, South Carolina, assigned to the 414th Chemical Company, 415th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command, assist his team of Soldiers in processing an "injured" civilian role-player during decontamination operations at exercise Vibrant Response 18, April 14 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Muscatatuck, Indiana. More than 1000 Army Reserve Soldiers from Task Force 76, 76th Operational Response Command, are currently participating in exercise Vibrant Response 18 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The 10-day annual exercise is designed to train the task force units which include chemical, medical, military police and engineers, to react to and provide support to state and local authorities in the event of a National disaster requiring federal response. The exercise includes a command post exercise, as well as security operations, search and rescue, decontamination and medical treatment of injured personnel. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)