Soldiers train to rescue distressed civilians during Army North's VR 12
August 23, 2011
MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING COMPLEX, Ind. " Soldiers from the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., evacuate "patients" from a nursing home Aug. 19 here during Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North. The exercise is part of Army North's mission to train the nation's federal military chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response capability. In the exercise scenario, members of the military's 5,200-person Defense CBRN Response Force provide lifesaving and life-sustaining support after a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in Cincinnati.