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CBRN sim tests medics’ crisis response skills

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

Airmen acting as victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack receive care from a 2nd Medical Group decontamination and security team during an exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. Home station medical response includes decontamination, triage and a security team which uses the PAPR, a power air purified respirator suit which provides protection against CBRN agents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

Tech. Sgt. Robielle Dotson, 2nd Medical Operations Squadron flight chief of ambulance services, applies makeup to an Airman posing as a patient during a decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov 15, 2017. The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

An Airman posing as biological attack victim cries as she receives care from a 2nd Medical Group decontamination team member during an exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. The exercise tested the 2nd MDG’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

Inspectors assess the decontamination staff, patients, processes and operating environment during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. Home station medical response includes decontamination, triage and a security team which uses the PAPR, a power air purified respirator suit which provides protection against CBRN agents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

Decontamination team members from the 2nd Medical Group wash a simulated victim during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. In this exercise, patients self-presented themselves to the clinic with chemical exposure. The individuals were brought to the decontamination unit, triaged, decontaminated, triaged again and then prepped for transport to a local hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

A 2nd Medical Group doctor checks the breathing of a simulated patient during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. In this exercise, patients self-presented themselves to the clinic with chemical exposure. The individuals were brought to the decontamination unit, triaged, decontaminated, triaged again and then prepped for transport to a local hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

A collection of triage tags sits at the entrance of the 2nd Medical Group during a decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. During the exercise, 2nd MDG decontamination team members used triage tags to prioritize resources and care to simulated casualty victims as effectively and efficiently until additional care can be provided. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

A 2nd Medical Group decontamination team member assesses a simulated chemical attack victim during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. The exercise tested the 2nd MDG’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.

Decontamination team members from the 2nd Medical Group carry a simulated chemical attack victim on a litter during a decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. Home station medical response includes decontamination, triage and a security team which uses the PAPR, a power air purified respirator suit which provides protection against CBRN agents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.
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A chair with a sign displaying a decontamination process is set up at the 2nd Medical Group during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. In this exercise, patients self-presented themselves to the clinic with chemical exposure. The individuals were brought to the decontamination unit, triaged, decontaminated, triaged again and then prepped for transport to a local hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.
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A 2nd Medical Group decontamination team member assesses a simulated chemical attack victim during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. The exercise tested the 2nd MDG’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

The exercise tested the 2nd Medical Group’s response to victims of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.
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2nd Medical Group decontamination team members set up a decontamination tent during a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attack decontamination exercise on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 15, 2017. Home station medical response includes decontamination, triage and a security team which uses the PAPR, a power air purified respirator suit which provides protection against CBRN agents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

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