Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Alexandria BrimageGray, 27th Public Affairs Detachment
A Soldier from the 52nd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team, Ohio National Guard, ensures that Lt. Col. Jeffrey Suver (center), commander of the 52nd WMD-CST, is secure on a gurney prior to cutting him out of his chemical suit as an observer controller trainer from U.S. Army North watches on. The action took place during a simulated decontamination sequence during the Vibrant Response 13-2 training exercise, Aug. 1, 2013, at Muscatatuck Unit Training Center, Muscatatuck, Ind. Vibrant Response 13-2 is a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), which is based out of Fort Sam Houston, Texas. All personnel who enter a chemical agent incident site are required to decontaminate themselves prior to receiving medical assistance or entering what is considered a cleared area.