Bracing
Photo Credit: Sgt. Terence Ewings, 24th Press Camp Headquarters
Engineers assigned to the 178th Engineer Company from Fort Polk, La., cut wooden bracing to support a collapsing parking garage July 26 during a Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. During the exercise at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., the engineers stabilized the collapsing infrastructure, treated and evacuated "survivors" of a simulated nuclear-blast area as part of the training venue. During the next week, approximately 5,000 service members and civilians will participate in the exercise with an additional 4,000 arriving in subsequent weeks. Participating units conduct lifesaving and life-sustaining missions, provide logistics support to a theater of operations and perform technical chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear consequence management tasks and civil support plans.
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