DGPF Fashion Favorites

Dago Garcia Prod Fashion Blog

CBRN Marines suit up at Exercise Forager Fury II

January 6th, 2018

TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands – Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Defense Marines conducted annual unit-level training Dec. 3 at Tinian’s North Field to exercise specific unit capabilities and cross train other Marines from sections participating in Forager Fury II.
The CBRN Marines executed contamination detection and contamination perimeter security and evacuation procedures.
Forager Fury II is a joint exercise designed to employ and assess combat power generation in a deployed and austere environment.
The Marines are with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
“We’re conducting annual unit-level training to show Marines’ proficiency and ability to conduct operational (decontamination) in a wartime environment so they are able to continue the mission,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Smith, CBRN chief with MAG-12. “The importance of this training is to make sure Marines are up to standard and they’re prepared at all times.”
The decontamination portion of operational warfare is one of the biggest portions for MWSS-171 mission, according to Smith.
Training begins with warning and reporting procedures and sending out a reconnaissance surveillance team. The purpose of the team is to inform the command of any possible danger areas and then can decide troop movement.
“I’m leading the recon and survey portion which teaches Marines different types of contaminations while making sure everyone is using proper personal equipment,” said Lance Cpl. Michael Bridenstine, CBRN specialist with MAG-12. “We deal with a very wide range of contaminations and chemicals. We can deal with anything from radiation to chemical, even biological if we have to. It gets pretty messy sometimes.”
Marines conduct training in an established training area in the exclusive military use area in accordance with all range regulations, in a safe, considerate and environmentally responsible manner.
This training provides Marines cross training in other military occupational specialties participating in FF II, according to Smith.
“I learned that there is a lot more that goes into dealing with gas and chemicals,” said Cpl. Stephanie Klicker, aviation communication systems technician with Marine Air Support Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st MAW, III MEF. “Everything they taught me I didn’t know before and they broke it down so I as well as other Marines, not in this MOS, could learn to the best of our abilities.”
According to Smith, Marines participated in unit-level training to increase operational readiness while maintaining safety and gaining experience.
“If there’s a chance the enemy would use biological, chemical, radiological or nuclear warfare we’re prepared to handle it and push forward with the mission,” said Smith.

DGPF Fashion Favorites

Dago Garcia Prod Fashion Blog



© 2009-2013 DGPF Fashion Favorites @ agogarciaprod.com Copyright, All Rights Reserved.