20th SUPCOM news roundup

Catch up on all the recent CBRN and CBRNE news from 20th Support Command

SJFHQ-E bids farewell to 'great mentor' during ceremony

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – Dozens of servicemembers, Department of Defense civilian employees, and family members gathered to celebrate the career of Col. Robert E. Jones Jr., Standing Joint Force Headquarters for Elimination chief of staff, during his retirement ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Top of the Bay club Aug. 10. Story.

71st Ordnance Group (EOD) welcomes new commander

Col. William R. McDonough, center, holds the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) colors during a change of command ceremony Aug. 9 at Founders Field on Fort Carson, Colo. McDonough assumed command from Col. Leo Bradley. Photo.

Sweating it out in the 'hot-zone'

MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING COMPLEX, Indiana – Soldiers, from the 21st Chemical Company, out of Fort Bragg, N.C., conduct decontamination training in sweltering heat at Mascatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., Aug 1. The chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialists decontaminated role-players during Vibrant Response 13. Story.

Fort Hood Chemical company display CBRN skills during homeland disaster training

MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind. — In a simulated Vibrant Response 13 training venue, Soldiers assigned to the 181st Chemical Company, 2nd Chemical Battalion, 48th Chemical Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, swiftly made their way to a derailed commercial train... Story.

Nuclear forensics task force helps identify source of terrorist attack during exercise

MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind. — A small team of Soldiers, Airmen, FBI agents and scientists set up a forward operating base near the hot-zone and start collecting samples to be rushed off to national laboratories to be analyzed to help track the nuclear device to those responsible. Story.

EOD Soldiers, law enforcement complete FBI post-blast course

FORT RILEY, Kan. – Four large explosions rocked Fort Riley’s Live-Fire Trench Complex recently as civilian bomb technicians and ordnance Soldiers prepared their peers for some of the most in-depth training in their field. Story.

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