• Reconstructed disaster areas were built to prepare search and rescue teams for real-life scenarios at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Reconstructed disaster areas were built to prepare search and rescue teams for real-life scenarios at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public...

  • A Kentucky Guardsman from the 301st Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) company located in Morehead, Ky oversees the extraction of a mock casualty during a training exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23. The 301st, in conjunction with other Kentucky National Guard chemical companies were participants in this year's Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) to train for any potential attacks on American soil. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    A Kentucky Guardsman from the 301st Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) company located in Morehead, Ky oversees the extraction of a mock casualty during a training exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in...

  • Spc. Karessa Hinton, a chemical operations specialist with the 299th chemical biological radiological nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) team out of Maysville, Ky., performs a water decontamination of a mock casualty during a training exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24.  The 299th was training to become validated as part of the Kentucky National Guard's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) which trains Guardsmen on how to react and respond to a CBRNE attack.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Spc. Karessa Hinton, a chemical operations specialist with the 299th chemical biological radiological nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) team out of Maysville, Ky., performs a water decontamination of a mock casualty during a training exercise at...

  • Kentucky Guard Chemical Operations Specialists with the 299th chemical company out of Maysville, Ky., perform a decontamination of a civilian during this year's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) evaluation at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24. The Kentucky Army and Air Guard are being trained to respond to any kind of chemical biological radiological or nuclear attack. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Kentucky Guard Chemical Operations Specialists with the 299th chemical company out of Maysville, Ky., perform a decontamination of a civilian during this year's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force...

  • Mock casualty Johnathan Ditch of Clarksville, Ind. is treated for chemical burns and other trauma as part of the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) training exercise and evaluation at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24.  This was Ditch's first year participating in the training exercise as a mock casualty but he said it was a very well-organized event for the National Guard.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Mock casualty Johnathan Ditch of Clarksville, Ind. is treated for chemical burns and other trauma as part of the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) training exercise and evaluation at...

  • Civilian actors play the role of casualties being treated and decontaminated after a mock attack  at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24.  The actors give a sense of real-world situations in which members of the Kentucky National Guard's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) are called upon to respond.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Civilian actors play the role of casualties being treated and decontaminated after a mock attack at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24. The actors give a sense of real-world situations in which members of the Kentucky...

  • Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard's 299th chemical company move a mock wounded civilian from the decontamination area to the medical facility during a simulated attack at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24. The training exercise was meant to mimic a real attack in which either chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear elements were employed by an enemy. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard's 299th chemical company move a mock wounded civilian from the decontamination area to the medical facility during a simulated attack at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24. The...

  • Kentucky Army National Guard Spc. Kimberly Traver, an administration specialist with the 103rd Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment in Richmond, Ky., prepares a mock casualty for release at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24.  Casualties were rescued from a mock attack point and brought through a decontamination and triage area before reaching the release point where they were allowed to leave under their own strength. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Kentucky Army National Guard Spc. Kimberly Traver, an administration specialist with the 103rd Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment in Richmond, Ky., prepares a mock casualty for release at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May...

  • Actors who play the role of injured casualties during a training exercise for the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear High-Yield Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) are released after being rescued, decontaminated, and triaged by Kentucky National Guardsmen at Muscatatauck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Actors who play the role of injured casualties during a training exercise for the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear High-Yield Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) are released after being rescued, decontaminated, and triaged by Kentucky...

  • Kentucky Army Spc. Lee Sharp, a chemical operations specialist with the 301st chemical company stationed in Morehead, Ky., prepares to go out on a search and rescue operation during this year's Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24.  The training is meant to prepare the unit to respond to attacks and incidents where chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear elements are present. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Kentucky Army Spc. Lee Sharp, a chemical operations specialist with the 301st chemical company stationed in Morehead, Ky., prepares to go out on a search and rescue operation during this year's Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear high-yield...

  • Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard Chemical Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) extract on of their own during a training site exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in North Vernon, Ind. May 23.  The purpose of the training was to prepare Kentucky Soldiers and Airmen to respond quickly and effectively to any kind of chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard Chemical Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) extract on of their own during a training site exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in North Vernon, Ind. May 23. The purpose of the training was to...

  • A Kentucky Army Guard medic with the 301st Chemical company out of Morehead, Ky assists with mock casualty stabilization and rescue at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23. Kentucky Army and Air Guardsmen came together to participate in the Chemical Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) exercises for evaluation on their ability to provide chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear assessment and situation control for casualties of such attacks. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    A Kentucky Army Guard medic with the 301st Chemical company out of Morehead, Ky assists with mock casualty stabilization and rescue at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23. Kentucky Army and Air Guardsmen came together to...

  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Sgt. Wes Conway and Staff Sgt. Michael Dement, both with the 301st chemical company out of Morehead, Ky., retrieve and stabilize a mock casualty after extraction from an elevator shaft during ropes training at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23.  Members of the 301st learned various other life-saving rope techniques used for reaching victims trapped in areas of buildings with little to no easy access. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Sgt. Wes Conway and Staff Sgt. Michael Dement, both with the 301st chemical company out of Morehead, Ky., retrieve and stabilize a mock casualty after extraction from an elevator shaft during ropes training at Muscatatuck...

  • Kentucky Guardsmen from the 301st Chemical company out of Morehead, Ky evaluate the condition of an actor playing the role of wounded causality during a training mission at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012.  Members of the Kentucky Army and Air Guard were being tested on their ability to sweep and clear areas hit by a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Kentucky Guardsmen from the 301st Chemical company out of Morehead, Ky evaluate the condition of an actor playing the role of wounded causality during a training mission at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012. Members...

  • Members of Kentucky's 301st and 299th chemical companies litter carry a wounded victim during a simulated attack involving chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear material at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012.  Casualties were extracted from the hot zone and taken to a decontamination area where they received medical treatment and were released. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Members of Kentucky's 301st and 299th chemical companies litter carry a wounded victim during a simulated attack involving chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear material at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012...

  • Members of the Kentucky National Guard receive a brief on extracting the injured and wounded during the early stages of their external evaluation at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012. The purpose of the exercises and evaluation is to prepare the Kentucky Guard's chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) teams to respond to such attacks and disasters. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Members of the Kentucky National Guard receive a brief on extracting the injured and wounded during the early stages of their external evaluation at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012. The purpose of the exercises and...

  • Kentucky Guardsmen from the 301st chemical company out of Morehead, Ky. evacuate one of their own after being wounded during a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) training exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23.  The CERFP training exercise is meant to train Guardsmen on how to properly respond to a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack in terms of extracting trapped casualties, decontaminating them, and giving them medical attention until they can be released to hospitals for further treatment. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Kentucky Guardsmen from the 301st chemical company out of Morehead, Ky. evacuate one of their own after being wounded during a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) training exercise at...

  • Soldiers from the 299th chemical company out of Maysville, Ky. prepare a casualty for decontamination during a training exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012.  The wounded were brought to the decontamination tents and were treated for any injuries received from a simulated attack.  The purpose of the training was to prepare Kentucky Airmen and Soldiers to respond to a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Soldiers from the 299th chemical company out of Maysville, Ky. prepare a casualty for decontamination during a training exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012. The wounded were brought to the decontamination...

  • Spc. Trisha Earle, a medic with the 103rd Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, prepares a casualty for release during the external evaluation for the Chemical Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012. The goal of the training exercise was to help Kentucky Guardsmen to better respond to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Spc. Trisha Earle, a medic with the 103rd Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, prepares a casualty for release during the external evaluation for the Chemical Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in...

  • Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nate Steele, a medic with the 123rd Airlift Wing out of Louisville, Ky., prepares to go on a search and extraction mission during this year's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) exercise evaluation at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23.  Mock casualties were rescued from buildings and transported via litters to be decontaminated and treated for injuries.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nate Steele, a medic with the 123rd Airlift Wing out of Louisville, Ky., prepares to go on a search and extraction mission during this year's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force...

  • Kentucky Guardsman Pvt. 1st Class James Weitzman, a chemcial operations specialist with the 301st chemical company out of Morehead, Ky., awaits the signal to take out slack for the hoisting and removal of a casualty trapped in an elevator shaft at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012.  The exercise was part of the ropes training the unit received which was designed to mimic real-world situations where Kentucky Guardsmen would need to respond to individuals caught in confined and unreachable places. (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Kentucky Guardsman Pvt. 1st Class James Weitzman, a chemcial operations specialist with the 301st chemical company out of Morehead, Ky., awaits the signal to take out slack for the hoisting and removal of a casualty trapped in an elevator shaft at...

  • A team of Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from the 301st chemical company out of Morehead, Ky. practice an elevator extraction exercise as part of their ropes training course at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012.  In addition to providing rescue from generally inaccessible locations in collapsed and damaged buildings, these Guardsmen also learn advanced repelling techniques to reach victims.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    A team of Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from the 301st chemical company out of Morehead, Ky. practice an elevator extraction exercise as part of their ropes training course at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 23, 2012. In...

  • Search and extraction chemical suits and respiratory equipment are laid out to dry at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24.  The suits are designed to keep any kind of chemical, radiological, biological, and nuclear material off the skin of the person wearing the suit and are equipped with a protective mask and a powered air purifying respiration system for breathing.  (Photo by: Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Kentucky Army National Guard).

    CERFP Training Exercise

    Search and extraction chemical suits and respiratory equipment are laid out to dry at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. May 24. The suits are designed to keep any kind of chemical, radiological, biological, and nuclear material...

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