Consequence Management Response Force?
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Troops who are soon to be part of a federal military consequence management force drilled on their new response mission here Sept. 14 under the attentive eye of the Army's senior ranking general.
Gen. George Casey watched, listened and asked questions as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines walked through how they might fly search and rescue missions, extract casualties and decontaminate those affected by a catastrophic nuclear attack in the nation's heartland.
The Army's chief of staff flew here Sept. 14 to see the force, which will assume its mission Oct. 1 when the units are assigned to U.S. Northern Command. The force's mission will be to respond to CBRNE, or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, incidents.
The force, known as the CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force, or CCMRF, has gone through a week of academics in preparation for a mission readiness exercise Sept. 15-18 at Fort Stewart.