Army Reserve Soldiers hone specialized skills during annual exercise
190620-A-BQ341-165.JPG Photo By: Sgt. 1st Class Brent Powell

Dugway Proving Ground, Utah - Army Reserve Sgt. Angel Fagans (left), a combat medic and native of Memphis, Tennessee assigned to the 468th Chemical Battalion, 209th Regional Support Group, 76th Operational Response Command checks the vital signs of Army Reserve Spc. Uche Udedibor, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist and native of Houston, Texas, assigned to the 327th Chemical Company, 92nd Chemical Battalion, 209th Regional Support Group, before a chemical reconnaissance mission at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, June 20. 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)


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