CBRN training exercise in Homestead, Fla.
Army Reserve Spc. Preston Warren (right), a chemical decontamination specialist and native of Columbia, South Carolina, assigned to the 413th Chemical Company, 457th Chemical Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, Task Force 76, checks radiation levels on a “victim” of a simulated chemical attack during a training exercise at Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida Jan. 24 as part of Operation Homestead 19, while Army Reserve Private 1st Class Travis Rollings, a chemical decontamination specialist and native of Pageland, South Carolina, also assigned to the 413th Chem. Co, provides assistance. Nearly 300 Army Reserve Soldiers from Task Force 76 along with more than 100 personnel from the Miami-Dade Fire Department and several other civilian agencies spent the day conducting a variety of joint search and rescue, chemical decontamination and medical treatment training at the speedway to enhance interagency integration, communications and response capabilities while building a seamless transition between local first responders and the follow-on support provided by state and federal forces in response to a catastrophic manmade or natural disaster. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)