How the National Guard dresses for COVID-19 and other disasters

We got a virtual tour of the gear on hand at a Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team. The coronavirus pandemic has understandably spurred millions to think about how they protect themselves—and others—in public spaces. And now, the Centers Read More …

Army EOD Soldiers train with civilian counterparts at Raven’s Challenge

U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command trained with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies at Raven’s Challenge March 2-6 at Camp Blanding, Florida. Raven’s Challenge brings the world’s Read More …

USMC EOD Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise at Camp Lejeune

U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise (FEX) at various locations at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., Feb. 7, 2020, to assess ability to respond to emerging Read More …

82nd Airborne tests new portable robot for individual Soldiers

A new robot that can be transported by an individual Soldier conducting dismounted operations is being tested by the 82nd Airborne Division. During a three-week operational test, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s mission was to validate the effectiveness of the Read More …

Multiple Alabama agencies hold mass casualty training exercise at OWA

The Alabama Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical and Command & Control units are holding a local training exercise this weekend, September 7 and 8, with local emergency services in Downtown OWA. Read More …

Here are the types of houses ICE envisions raiding next

Law-enforcement officers often practice maneuvers in environments known as “tactical villages,” which look like Hollywood sets without the cameras and lights. The FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia features a fake town called Hogan’s Alley that includes an ersatz bank, post office, hotel, Read More …

20th CBRNE Selects their Best Warriors for 2019

Eight Soldiers from the 48th Chemical Brigade, 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), and the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Headquarters and Headquarters Company completed the 20th CBRNE Command Best Warrior Competition with an Read More …

Unsealed search warrant shows FBI was worried about IEDs, chemical warfare agents at west Lawton apartment

An FBI search warrant, which was unsealed earlier this month, has provided new information into an investigation of a west Lawton apartment in late January, including the discovery of a potentially deadly chemical warfare agent. The FBI filed the search Read More …