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1st Marine Division CBRN Trains at Guardian Centers

Brian Andorfer, an instructor with Guardian Centers, demonstrates how to make triacetone triperoxide. Photo Credit: Connor Hancock

U.S. Marine Corps Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defense specialists with CBRN Defense Platoon, 1st Marine Division recently participated in a Concepts of Real World Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Response course at the Guardian Centers training facility in Perry, Georgia.

Photo credit: Conner Hancock

In the above picture, CBRN defense specialists analyze E. coli. The CBRN Marines are conducting a two-week course that allows them to detect, identify and mitigate or neutralize CBRN threats and receive hands-on training with hazardous materials, simulating real world threats in a controlled environment. 

Photo credit: Conner Hancock

Radiological threat detection technology instruction during the course at Guardian Centers.

Photo credit: Conner Hancock

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sam Green, a CBRN defense specialist with CBRN Defense Platoon, 1st Marine Division, executes a search for radioactive source material at the Guardian Centers training facility.

Photo credit: Connor Hancock

Kerry O’Connell, an instructor with Guardian Centers, releases liquid nitrogen at the Guardian Centers training facility during the Concepts of Real World Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Response course.

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