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Preparing for America's worst day
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Brian Cole, with the 468th Engineer Detachment, based out of Danvers, Massachusetts, installs pneumatic struts to stabilize trench walls during a trench rescue mission at the Army Reserve’s Guardian Response 18 exercise, April 12, 2018. Cole serves as a firefighter in his military capacity as well as in his civilian one. More than 4,500 Soldiers from across the country participated in GR18, a multi-component training exercise to validate U.S. Army units’ ability to support the Defense Support of Civil Authorities in the event of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear catastrophe. The training audience brought a range of life-saving capabilities such as medical response, decontamination, technical rescue, patient evacuation, communications and logistics support to move people, equipment and supplies by land and air. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Anthony L. Taylor)