CBRN teams participate in five-day training at Fort Campbell

Members of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division recently participated in a five-day CBRN training event at Fort Campbell, Ky.

The exercise, from May 26-30, was designed to help CBRN soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team further their on-the-job knowledge. The course covered hazardous material awareness, radiological sources, chemical and biological agents and sensitive site assessment and exploitation, the Fort Campbell Courier reports.

"I think this week went really good, when we got these soldiers we knew nothing more about them but their military occupational specialty," Staff Sgt. Kevin Stracener, a reconnaissance platoon squad leader who helped train the teams, said, according to the Fort Campbell Courier. "We took them and refreshed them on knowledge they already knew and also trained them on new information that can be beneficial to these soldiers within this field."

After the course, participants said that the exercise was a success and a continuation of the training would be beneficial both to CBRN teams and the larger brigade.

"I learned this information in Advanced Individual Training when I first entered the Army," Pvt. Felicia Holmes, a CBRN specialist, said, according to the Fort Campbell Courier. "This exercise was a great review and gave me the opportunity to learn even more about my job."