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Army Reserve Soldiers conduct decontamination operations with 1st Armored Division
Army Reserve Spc. Axel Alvarado (right), a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) specialist and native of Springdale, Arkansas assigned to the 379th Chemical Company, 472nd Chemical Battalion, 209th Regional Support Group, 76th Operational Response Command, assists Pfc. Andrew Johnson, a medic and native of Mililani, Hawaii, assigned to the 501st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division with removing his Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear during decontamination operations at Orogrande, New Mexico, Aug. 8. Nearly 50 Soldiers from the 379th Chem. Co., 472nd Chem. Bn, 209th RSG, 76th ORC, spent the past few days here conducting a series of decontamination operations with active duty Army and Reserve units. The multi-day exercise not only helped the unit hone their specialized skills, it also showcased the unique capabilities they bring to the modern battlefield to assist and augment units from any component. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)