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  • Pennsylvania Guard Homeland Response Force Ready for Disasters

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa.  –  Soldiers and Airmen from the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Homeland Response Force proved their capabilities during an external evaluation exercise Oct. 27-28.The HRF conducts an external evaluation every three years to test their skills on how they would respond to a

  • Alaska National Guard Rapidly Deploys for Exercise ORCA 23

    NOME, Alaska – About 530 miles northwest of Anchorage, two survey team members from the Alaska National Guard’s 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team monitor handheld detectors scanning for radiation and nerve, blister and blood agents as they prepare to enter a notional biological

  • Cal Guard Response Force Proves Capabilities During ExEVAL

    CAMP ROBERTS, Calif. – More than 500 California National Guard Soldiers and Airmen proved their mettle March 27-31 during the California Homeland Response Force’s external evaluation exercise at Camp Roberts.Service members worked 12-hour shifts for a week straight while responding to simulated

  • California, Idaho, Colorado CSTs Collaborate for Exercise

    SAN FRANCISCO - The HAZMAT-suited men make their way down the crumbling staircase, their breathing amplified by their gas masks.The site — a dank and dilapidated undergrown cavern on Alcatraz Island — would be unsettling enough for most people, but the complicated chemical lab inside the cavern is

  • Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Homeland Response Force Exercise

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Pennsylvania National Guard members of the state’s Homeland Response Force conducted a training exercise Nov. 17-20.Almost 400 Soldiers and Airmen from Army and Air National Guard units from across the state participated in the exercise, which included mission command and

  • Alaska’s 168th Wing Stays Mission Ready with CBRN Training

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – Team Eielson trained on handling chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats during the Golden Raven 23-1 exercise.“The exercise is designed to allow the 168th Wing and 354th Fighter Wing to execute their core mission-essential tasks and evaluate their

  • High Rollers conduct Operation Chemical Blackjack exercise

    RENO, Nev. – The 152nd Airlift Wing participated in Operation Chemical Blackjack, a three-day exercise to ensure the Nevada Air National Guard is prepared for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats."This exercise was developed to increase proficiency in wearing chemical protective