786th CES participates in joint demo with 773rd CST

by Airman 1st Class Kristof Rixmann 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Army Col. U.L. Armstrong Jr., 773rd Civil Support Team commander, briefs the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron and 773rd Civil Support Team on the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear equipment demonstration March 12 on Ramstein Air Base. The purpose of the demonstration was to display equipment and procedures used during a CBRN incident response.

U.S. Army Cpl. Jonathan Bodyen, 773rd Civil Support Team survey team member, explains the capabilities of the hazardous-material suit to U.S. Airmen and U.S. Army Reserve personnel March 12 on Ramstein Air Base. The hazardous-material suit offers protection against gases and liquids. The suit is used in situations when personnel are in potentially harmful environements.

U.S. Army Cpl. Jonathan Bodyen, 773rd Civil Support Team survey team member, displays a portable explosives detector to Airmen at the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron and 773rd Civil Support Team interoperability demonstration March 12 on Ramstein Air Base. The purpose of the demonstration was to further expand joint relations and discover potential gaps in capability.


U.S. Army Cpl. Jonathan Bodyen, 773rd Civil Support Team survey team member, describes how the Talon IV is used during the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron and 773rd Civil Support Team interoperability demonstration March 12 on Ramstein Air Base. The Talon IV is a robot used to scout unknown areas due to its ability to detect potentially dangerous chemicals and is equipped with cameras that obtain a visual on the point of interest without putting lives in danger.

U.S. Army Capt. Dino De La Hoya, 773rd Civil Support Team operations officer in charge, explains to Airmen and Army Reserve personnel the function of the Advanced Echelon Vehicle during the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron and 773rd Civil Support Team interoperability demonstration March 12 on Ramstein Air Base. This vehicle offers quick reaction communication capability, allowing commanders to disseminate assessment of an incident scene, advise a response and facilitate access to Department of Defense information in support of the First Responder Incident Commander.