Army Reserve Soldiers hone specialized skills during annual exercise
Army Reserve Spc. Adam Mahan (left), a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist and native of Lebanon, Tennessee, assigned to the 327th Chemical Company, 92nd Chemical Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, makes his way through a chemical decontamination line at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, June 20 after performing a chemical reconnaissance mission. More than 500 Army Reserve Soldiers from around the country are conducting a variety of specialized training at the base, focused on honing Soldiers chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) skill sets and obtaining unit validation as part of a three-week annual exercise known as Operation Desert Dragon. The exercise is designed to be the premiere CBRN validation event for Army Reserve units, and serve as the culminating training event for premobilization and top tier priority units. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)