The 460th Chemical Co. from Augusta conduct training at the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (MATES) on Camp Grayling, Michigan.
The 74A and 74D soldiers trained on the M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). The vehicles have an on-board CBRN sensor suite and are equipped with an over-pressure system to protect the soldiers and minimize cross-contamination from collected samples.
The 460th has four platoons; three platoons are mass-casualty personnel (decontamination) and one platoon is trained as reconnaissance personnel. The unit has an authorized strength of more than 100 soldiers who train to ensure they are prepared to deploy to the vicinity of a CBRN incident site within 96 hours in order to save lives, minimize human suffering and provide critical support to enable community recovery.
Images courtesy of Joint Force Headquarters, Michigan National Guard, adapted from video and formatted for CBRNE Central.