U.S. Army Lab Technicians Train Together With Allied Medical Professionals in Germany

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Source: U.S. Army by Sgt. Adam T. Phayamouk

February 15, 2024 | Originally published by U.S. Army on January 31, 2024

MUNICH, Germany – American soldiers from a one-of-a-kind mobile laboratory command trained with German and Tunisian military medical professionals at the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology in Munich, Germany.

During a week-long training session, soldiers from the 1st Area Medical Laboratory honed their skills to conduct safe and efficient biological warfare agent sampling procedures for collection, rapid testing, and transportation to laboratories.

The Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland-headquartered 1st Area Medical Laboratory is part of the 44th Medical Brigade and 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command, the U.S. military’s premier CBRNE formation.

From 16 bases and 19 states, soldiers and Army civilians from the 20th CBRNE Command take on the world’s most dangerous hazards in support of joint, interagency, and allied operations.


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