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NEWS | Aug. 2, 2013

Michigan National Guard conducts nuclear response training

By Staff Sgt. Helen Miller 46th Military Police Command

CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - Soldiers of Task Force 46 and the 126 Press Camp Headquarters, Michigan Army National Guard, are participating in Exercise Vibrant Response 2013 at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

Vibrant Response is a training exercise that rigorously tests the planning, logistical, operational and other states of readiness of the Michigan Army National Guard and other National Guard units that may respond in the event of a chemical, biological, nuclear or radiological event within the continental United States.

"It is truly an honor and privilege for the Michigan Army National Guard to be selected to participate in Exercise Vibrant Response," said Brig. Gen. Burton Francisco, Commander of Task Force 46. "This is an important training exercise which will help ensure that the Michigan Army National Guard and other intergovernmental agencies are able to provide effective and timely support to civil authorities in the event of a chemical, nuclear, biological or radiological attack anywhere in the United States."

Task Force 46, the 126 PCH and other soldiers from the Michigan Army National Guard arrived at Camp Atterbury on July 30, 2013, and will complete their participation in Vibrant Response in early August.