Preparing for America's worst day
A displaced civilian role-player yells for immediate food and assistance outside of the gates of Contingency Operating Base Panther, during a mock protest, at the Army Reserve’s Guardian Response 18 exercise, April 13, 2018. Hundreds of live role-players and moulaged mannequins, and 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)