Video: Nellis CBRNE Exercise
Title: Nellis CBRNE Exercise Producer: SrA Aaron Hauser Date: 25 Mar, 2014 Location: Nellis AFB, NV Duration: 1 Min 25 Sec Description: Airmen from Nellis AFB were put to the test during a realistic CBRNE Exercise. Key Words: Nellis, CBRNE, Exercise, training, fire, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive Font Info: SrA Aaron Hauser - Reporting for 99 ABW/PA Gordon Mincey - WIT Member, 99 CES/CEF Lead: Base wide exercises are a common occurrence in our line of work, but you never know how crucial that training is until disaster strikes. SrA Aaron Hauser shows us how Nellis Airmen put their skills to the test during a realistic training exercise. Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! These familiar words kicked off Nellis' Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high- yield Explosive, or CBRNE, exercise. In this scenario, a simulated terrorist has entered the base, crashed a vehicle at the outdoor running track and injured several Airmen in the process. Once the incursion has been reported, Nellis' fire response team springs into action. Most exercises utilize simulated elements for training. This particular scenario however, turned up the heat to add to the realism. (Gordon Mincey - WIT Member, 99 CES/CEF) Yeah, one of the challenges they came up with is actually the car fire, and to have the victims in the area, and working with a four person crew. But they overcame the challenges, all the benchmarks, and they really did an outstanding job on that part right there. As the wing inspection team looks on, the responders are graded on a variety of tasks. (Gordon Mincey - WIT Member, 99 CES/CEF) One thing we were doing was to evaluate their medical skills and to see how they handle the pressure. And as a four person crew out here, they did extremely well out here. Though exercises can seem mundane to the ordinary observer, training like this helps to keep Airmen vigilant, just in case such a challenge should ever arise. Senior Airman Aaron Hauser, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Available in high definition.