At Fort Bragg this week, soldiers are preparing for what could be the worst day of their lives.
Tracking blood supplies and rescue teams pulling people from rubble, dozens of soldiers are simulating a response to a nuclear crisis as part of an exercise to prepare them for a year-long stint as part of a task force that responds to domestic emergencies.
Elements of the 18th Airborne Corps are training for the mission at Fort Bragg before a similar exercise in Indiana later this year.
At a command post on one of Fort Bragg’s training areas, digital maps are lit up with paths of plume from the simulated nuclear explosion, while the soldiers determine where to send ambulances and medical helicopters. They’re calm, but working with urgency.
“This would be after potentially the worst day in our nation’s history,” said Col. Larry Dewey, commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180228/fort-bragg-soldiers-are-training-for-nuclear-nightmare
Behind the byline
Here's an inside look at how some of my favorite stories came together.
All Bergdahl Beyonce Civilian In The Barracks Ebola Enterprise Green Beret Hearing Humanitarian Mission Hurricane Relief Inactivation Iraq ISIS Mall Gunman Operation Toy Drop President Obama Profiles Public Records Realignment Short-notice Deployment Training Deaths Training Exercises VA Videos