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Reserve CST Leads Multi-National CBRN Demonstration
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tristan Abuyen (right,) a survey team member from the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command and a Moroccan counterpart (left,) from the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR,) Salvage and Rescue Unit assist U.S. Army Reserve Spc. John De Jesus – Torres, also from the 773rd, don and clear the mask of his self-contained breathing apparatus, as he suits up for a CBRN demonstration at the Port of Agadir, Morocco, Jun. 9, 2023, part of African Lion. The 773rd is a technical HAZMAT reaction team, the only one of its kind in the U.S. Army Europe - Africa area of operations. Exercises such as African Lion provide opportunities for this specialized Army Reserve asset to assess, develop, and train alongside Allies and partners, getting the repetitions needed to fight and win together, on the modern-day battlefield, and illustrates the vital role America’s Army Reserve fills in unilateral military operations around the globe. 18 nations and approximately 8,000 personnel will participate in African Lion 2023, U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise that will take place in multiple countries to include Morocco, from May 13 - June 18, 2023.