Army Brigade Trains for Homeland Response Mission

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team prepare to enter a smoke-filled facility to search for victims of an attack, Dec. 10, 2008.  DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team demonstrate flexibility required to maneuver through a simulated collapsed structure during a training exercise at the Raymond M. Downey Sr. Responder Training Facility at Indian Head, Md., Dec. 10, 2008.
 DoD photo by Donna Miles
  • Spc. Dale Soniger from the 3rd Infantry Division’s Alpha Co. 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, uses the “Jaws of Life” to extract mock casualties from a damaged vehicle at the Raymond M. Downey Sr. Responder Training Facility in Indian Head, Md., Dec. 10, 2008. The unit trained Dec. 9 through 11 for the Consequence Management Response Force mission it assumed Oct. 1, 2008. 

 U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jared S. Eastman
  • Army Col. Roger Cloutier, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, and Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson exit a confined area exercise at the Raymond M. Downey Sr. Responder Training Facility, at Indian Head, Md, Dec. 10, 2008.  


 U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jared S. Eastman
  • Army Staff Sgt. Michael Shorlidge from Echo Company, 3rd Battalion, 69 Armor Regiment, and Sgt. Kevin Mctague, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, exit a smoke-filled building as part of a buddy team exercise at the Raymond M. Downey Sr. Responder Training Facility at Indian Head, Md. Dec. 10, 2008.

 U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jared S. Eastman