JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - Lieutenant Col. Daryl Hood, commander, 110th Chemical Battalion (right), speaks to attendees in opening remarks at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological and Explosive Conference. The theme for this year's conference was "CBRNE professionals, partnering for the future." Federal, state and local CBRNE response organizations were among those in attendance Sept. 5-7. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mark Miranda).