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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: January 6, 2017 1:16:28 PM CST

20th CBRNE Command hosts capabilities exercise

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command will host a capabilities exercise (CAPEX) at 8 a.m. Jan. 12 at the underground training facility on West Fort Hood.

During the CAPEX, a nuclear disablement team, an explosive ordnance disposal team and a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Team (CRT) will conduct demonstrations. A CBRN platoon will also conduct a demonstration of a decontamination line during the CAPEX.

In addition to the demonstrations, the CRT and the 1st Area Medical Laboratory will have static displays including an M1135 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Radiological Vehicle (NBCRV).

Members of the media who wish to cover this event will witness the command’s specialized skill sets in support of its enduring mission requirements to Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

The 20th CBRNE Command is a one-of-a-kind formation that commands CBRN, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and other specialized units. The command comprises 85 percent of the Active Army’s EOD and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Units.

For more information on the mission of the 20th CBRNE, contact Maj. Ryan Donald, 20th CBRNE Command public affairs office in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, at ryan.m.donald2.mil@mail.mil.

Media wishing to cover this event, should register here no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 9. On Jan. 12, media should meet public affairs at the southside parking lot of the visitors' center at 7:15 a.m.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 287-9993
(254) 287-0106
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
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