• 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers use a M26 to decontaminate an avenger during a three-day chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear training held here Aug. 6 to Aug. 8. The purpose of the training was so Soldiers will be familiar with how to decontaminate their equipment and themselves.

    108th ADA conducts decon training

    108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers use a M26 to decontaminate an avenger during a three-day chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear training held here Aug. 6 to Aug. 8. The purpose of the training was so Soldiers will be familiar with...

  • 108th Air Defense Artillery Soldiers put their classroom training to the test as they use a monitoring kit to determine the chemical, biological, nuclear or radioactive environment they have possibly encountered. Situational training exercises like these ensure that 108th ADA Soldiers know how to protect themselves as well as those around them if the situation arises.

    108th ADA conducts decon training

    108th Air Defense Artillery Soldiers put their classroom training to the test as they use a monitoring kit to determine the chemical, biological, nuclear or radioactive environment they have possibly encountered. Situational training exercises like...

  • Soldiers from 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade use a M26 to decontaminate a radar during a three-day chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear training held here Aug. 6 to Aug. 8. During the training, Soldiers also learned how to use the equipment to monitor the types of CBRN agents, send nuclear biological chemical 1 and 4 reports, and exchange their protective gear.

    108th ADA conducts decon training

    Soldiers from 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade use a M26 to decontaminate a radar during a three-day chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear training held here Aug. 6 to Aug. 8. During the training, Soldiers also learned how to use the...

Fort Bragg, NC -- More than 60 Soldiers from 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade participated in a three-day chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear training held here Aug. 6 to Aug. 8.

The purpose of the training was so Soldiers become familiar with tools used to decontaminate their equipment and themselves in an operational environment. Soldiers also learned about various CBRN agents, equipment used to monitor the types of agent, correctly don mission oriented protective posture, unmasking procedures, exchange their protective gear, as well as send up nuclear biological chemical 1 and 4 reports. Students also participated in a practical exercise using all the knowledge learned in the class.

For Atlanta native, Spc. Navaris Greene, patriot missile launcher, 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery the training was helpful and insightful.

"I never did operational decontamination before, it was an eye opener," stated Greene. "And we were able to decontaminate our own equipment."

Even students who had been through decontamination training before felt that the training allowed them to do things they had not done before.

"This is the first time that I actually decontaminated a vehicle," said Pfc. James Durr, health care specialist, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery and Brunswick, Ga. native. "And this was the first time that I actually used the generators."
Soldiers also learned how to choose a decontamination site, setup and teardown a site, and potential issues with decontaminating their equipment.

"You learn all the steps and guidelines to keep you safe," added Greene. "I would do it again and recommend it. In the hands on we were moving. Besides the heat, it was good training."

Through tough realistic training like this, 108th Air Defense Artillery ensures that Soldiers will be able to take care of themselves as well as those around them regardless of the environment in which they find themselves.

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