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Reserve CST Leads Multi-National CBRN Demonstration
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tristan Abuyen, a survey team member with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, takes a sample of an unidentified substance during a CBRN demonstration at the Port of Agadir, Morocco, Jun. 9, 2023, part of African Lion. Abuyen and two soldiers from the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR,) Salvage and Rescue Unit comprised a joint survey team. “We moved into the ‘hot zone’ where we took a sample of an unidentified substance,” said Abuyen. “My teammates assisted me in obtaining and packaging the sample to prevent spillage.” The 773rd is a technical HAZMAT reaction team, the only one of its kind in the U.S. Army Europe - Africa theater. Exercises such as African Lion provide opportunities for this specialized unit to assess, develop, and train alongside Allies and partners, getting the repetitions needed to fight and win together, on the modern-day battlefield. 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.