PAJU, South Korea " Lt. Col. Mark O. Bilafer, the commander of 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, provides answers to questions to reporters during the decontamination training at Saint Barbara's Training Area in Paju, South Korea, May 13 " 17, 2013. This event will allow 1st Bn., 38th FA and 23rd Chemical Bn. Soldiers to train with the Republic of Korea Army 9th Division, 26th Regiment, and test their systems and capabilities together to increase their preparedness to respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. The training is designed to increase readiness to defend the ROK, protect the region, and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).