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Natick Soldier plans 'quiet little tribute' to Boston victims

Natick Soldier plans 'quiet little tribute' to Boston victims

When he heard that some of those prevented from finishing the recent Boston Marathon would honor bombing victims by entering and completing another marathon, Maj. Owen Hill knew he could do but one...more

National Guard Soldiers recall heroic actions at Boston Marathon

National Guard Soldiers recall heroic actions at Boston Marathon

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, three members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard followed their instincts and training, helping to save lives in the process.more

Soldiers deploy to MBTA subway stations following the Boston Marathon bombing

Soldiers deploy to MBTA subway stations following the Boston Marathon bombing

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, guarded the entrances of several stops along the Green and Red lines of Boston's subway to provide security and ensure public safety under...more

Vigilant Guard tests Homeland Response Force mission

Vigilant Guard tests Homeland Response Force mission

Military and civilian responders focused on preparedness and consequence management as they trained to save lives during Vigilant Guard, April 15-19, 2013, at Camp Gruber near Muskogee, Okla.more

Massachusetts National Guard supports Boston Police

Massachusetts National Guard supports Boston Police

The Massachusetts National Guard continues to assist local and state authorities following the explosions in Boston, April 15, 2013.more

Kentucky Guard trains for multiple threat emergencies

Kentucky Guard trains for multiple threat emergencies

For today's Soldiers and Airmen, the more realistic their training, the better prepared in the event of an actual situation they'll be.more

Team CBRNE leverages technology to advance, protect warfighters

Team CBRNE leverages technology to advance, protect warfighters

Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., met with Team CBRNE's experienced Soldiers, scientists, engineers, and technicians to see firsthand how they develop and refine technologies...more

Conference brings Pacific Northwest CBRNE units together

Conference brings Pacific Northwest CBRNE units together

Soldiers and agencies specializing in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive hazard response gathered for the 2012 Pacific Northwest CBRNE Conference, Sept. 5-7 at Joint Base...more

Calif. Guard Quick Reaction Force trains in disaster response preparedness

Calif. Guard Quick Reaction Force trains in disaster response preparedness

Nearly 120 Soldiers from the California National Guard's Quick Reaction Force-South spent the first two weeks of August in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama undergoing emergency...more

Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a...more

Planners evaluate large Vibrant Response exercise

Planners evaluate large Vibrant Response exercise

More than 9,000 Soldiers and civilians from numerous local, state and federal agencies participated in Vibrant Response 13, along with their equipment -- mobile labs, helicopters, heavy equipment...more

Nuclear forensics task force helps identify source of terrorist attack during major exercise

Nuclear forensics task force helps identify source of terrorist attack during major exercise

It sounds like a Hollywood movie. A terrorist detonated a nuclear device in a major Midwestern city. More than 300,000 killed; hundreds of thousands more wounded or missing. Local, state and...more

Indiana Guardsmen evacuate buildings during Vibrant Response 13

Indiana Guardsmen evacuate buildings during Vibrant Response 13

Indiana National Guardsmen conducted a mandatory evacuation training mission, Aug. 7, 2012, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., as part of their annual training requirements during Vibrant...more

Vibrant Response 13 trains Soldiers for reality

Vibrant Response 13 trains Soldiers for reality

The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is participating in Vibrant Response 13, a joint-service, mass-training exercise directed by U.S. Northern Command.more

Engineers clear rubble, train for worst-case scenario

Engineers clear rubble, train for worst-case scenario

Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Engineers cleared roads choked with debris and obstacles Aug. 1 to clear the way for emergency responders at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex as part of a major incident...more

Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

The U.S. Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force continued to search for displaced and trapped civilians in need of decontamination and medical care, July 29, 2012, as part of...more

Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise

Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise

With fewer than 24 hours until the hypothetical detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device in a major Midwestern city, military exercise specialists were putting the final touches on a national...more

Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

More than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilians are descending upon the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and various surrounding...more