Interoperability is at forefront of joint and bilateral partnerships. In an effort to increase contingency readiness; Soldiers, Marines, and Airmen stationed in Okinawa conducted a joint and bilateral Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) combined training exercise on Combat Town, Camp Hansen, Oct. 10-11, 2018.
The two day CBRN training exercise built upon previously joint/bilateral field training exercises designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. forces and the Japan Self Defense Forces.
Participants included US units from 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Japan Self Defense Force from the 15th Biological, Chemical Company. The units conducted iterations of reconnaissance, site exploitation, hazard response, and mass casualty scenarios.