A soldier with 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, covers his ears and tucks his head as a medical evacuation Black Hawk, belonging to the 2-3 General Support Aviation Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, prepares to leave a landing zone, March 25. The soldiers of 1st Bn., 15th Inf. Regt., were simulating MEDEVAC procedures during an emergency deployment readiness exercise (EDRE), March 24 to 28, at the Guardian Centers in Perry, Ga. The 3rd ABCT has been regionally aligned to support the U.S. Northern Command. Potential missions include responding to disasters and working with civil authorities. Active-duty military may conduct consequence management activities as part of a unified federal response when requested by a state.