Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducted chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) drills during exercise Winter Fury 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Dec. 4 through Dec. 8.

The purpose of the CBRN drills was to ensure that 3rd MAW is capable of operating in a contaminated environment. This exercise provided training in simulated expeditionary environments to ensure 3rd MAW remains capable of deploying in a moment’s notice with lethal force.

During the exercise, CBRN Marines briefed unit commanders on possible threats and took action against a simulated chemical facility plant explosion in which the Marines honed their skills on mitigating any possible trace of chemicals agents. Executing these types of simulations is important to keep the Marines well-versed in their military occupation specialty (MOS), said Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Rodriguez, 3rd MAW CBRN staff noncommissioned officer. Source.