Exercise readies first units for NORTHCOM assignment

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By Patti Bielling
Sep 29, 2008

Soldiers at Great Lakes Naval Station, Ill., practice skills they will use when their units assume a consequence management response mission Oct. 1. Photo by U.S. Army North

FORT STEWART, Ga. (Army News Service, Sept. 29, 2008) – The exercise scenario was a sobering one: a 10-kiloton nuclear device detonated in America’s heartland, quickly overwhelming civilian responders.

Military leaders who recently trained for this response say they are now thinking differently about how to move equipment, extract the injured and take care of people following this type of attack.


Exercise readies first units for NORTHCOM assignment.

h/t: CLG


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