Images: 'Commo' check [Image 14 of 16]
Photo by Lt. Col. Carol McClelland
The Guardian Challenge competition to discover the best CBRNE Response Team, or CRT, included warrior and soldier skills like weapons qualification, and weapons familiarization, the Army Physical Fitness Test, a 50 question written exam, obstacle course events, land navigation, a foot march wearing the Army Combat Helmet, body armor and a full ruck sack and combatives, as well as specific CRT challenges like taking samples from a make-shift lab and going through a decontamination line. Here, Sgt. 1st Class Tantra Peyton is loading secure frequencies and programming a hand held radio before performing a radio check to ensure the radio is working properly. Competitors also had to load a man-portable or vehicle-mounted radio and perform the same checks in this timed event.