DVIDS – News – American Troopers sort out all hazards throughout large-scale fight coaching rotation

FORT POLK, La. – American Troopers are coaching to defeat any enemy and overcome any hazard on the Joint Readiness Coaching Heart on Fort Polk, Louisiana.

The 83rd Chemical, Organic, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion “Lightning Dragons” are supporting the “Mountain Warriors,” from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Fight Staff, 4th Infantry Division, throughout a fight coaching middle rotation.

The Fort Stewart, Georgia-based 83rd CBRN Battalion is a part of the forty eighth Chemical Brigade and twentieth Chemical, Organic, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command, the U.S. army’s premier all hazards command.

Headquartered on Aberdeen Proving Floor, Maryland, the twentieth Chemical, Organic, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command is dwelling to 75 p.c of the active-duty U.S. Army’s CBRN and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) models, in addition to the first Space Medical Laboratory, CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Exercise, 5 Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordination Groups and three Nuclear Disablement Groups.

American Troopers and U.S. Army civilians from twentieth CBRNE Command deploy from 19 bases in 16 states to tackle the world’s most harmful hazards in help of joint, interagency and allied operations.

Throughout the rotation, the 83rd CBRN Battalion is leveraging twentieth CBRNE Command models from bases throughout the nation.

The battalion is working with the Fort Drum, New York- based mostly 59th CBRN Firm (Hazardous Response), the Fort Carson, Colorado-based 62nd Ordnance Firm (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and a CBRNE Response Staff from the Fort Hood, Texas-based 68th CBRN Firm (Technical Escort).

The 83rd CBRN Battalion instructions 5 firms which are stationed throughout Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Fort Drum, New York.

Maj. Derek E. Taylor, the chief officer of the 83rd CBRN Battalion, stated the U.S. Army fight coaching middle rotation provides the battalion the prospect to hone its mission readiness throughout powerful and practical eventualities.

“Just a few Fight Coaching Heart rotations annually have a CBRN battalion-sized component supporting the coaching brigade,” stated Taylor, who grew up across the nation in a army household however now calls Walla Walla, Washington, dwelling. “These alternatives assist the coaching brigade and CBRN battalion validate maneuver-enabler integration and interoperability throughout dynamic and sophisticated CBRN tactical eventualities in addition to present worthwhile finest practices to the bigger Army pressure.”

To arrange for the rotation, the models performed a deliberate coaching course of on their respective army installations that had been primarily centered on honing mission important duties. Taylor added that every group, platoon, firm and the battalion headquarters had been validated previous to the rotation.

“These standardized validations throughout the forty eighth Chemical Brigade assure competence and improve belief when working with Troopers you could not have met earlier than,” stated Taylor, an Afghanistan veteran who graduated from Brigham Younger College in Provo, Utah, with a level in utilized physics.

Taylor stated the U.S. Army’s two Fight Coaching Facilities on Fort Irwin, California, and Fort Polk, Louisiana, present totally different terrain, climate and opposing pressure ways.

He stated the present rotation was the primary time in a number of years {that a} Stryker brigade performed large-scale fight coaching within the dense vegetation on Fort Polk. Taylor stated the rotation will higher put together his Troopers to defeat near-peer adversaries in large-scale fight operations.

“The addition of a battalion-size enabler to fight CBRN threats and hazards permits for sturdy studying alternatives,” stated Taylor. “Easily integrating enablers on the battlefield and utilizing the identical widespread working image supplies large benefits. The Joint Readiness Coaching Heart is among the few locations globally able to replicating large-scale fight operations and precisely assessing our capabilities.”

Date Taken: 01.24.2023
Date Posted: 01.24.2023 11:39
Story ID: 437152
Location: FORT POLK, LA, US 

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