Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Indian Head, MD
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CBIRF kicks off Commander’s Challenge November 19, 2012 — Marines assigned to the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) competed for pride and a few days' liberty at the inaugural Commander’s Challenge on Nov. 6 at the Downey Responder Training Facility at Naval Annex Stump Neck. The course was grueling: intense physical competition centering on nine miles of running, combined with knowledge MORE
One in 25 million: CBIRF Marine wins big in Vegas March 5, 2012 — There are many rare, but very exciting events that happen in a lifetime. For sports enthusiasts, it may be having the opportunity to see their pitcher throw a perfect game, which has only happened 20 times in the history of professional baseball, or seeing their football team go undefeated for an entire season and win the Super Bowl, as the 1972 MORE
Soldiers and Marines Share Skills in the NCR January 12, 2012 — Soldiers and Marines stationed in the National Capital Region (NCR) dug, cut and crawled through mounds of concrete, steel and just about anything else you can think of for 72 continuous hours this week, keeping their rescue skills ready for any incident within the NCR. Soldiers from the U.S. Army 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company (911th MORE
Small Town Roots Grows Humble Hero May 11, 2011 — Sgt. Jeremy C. Lattimer grew up in the quiet town of Ashtabula, Ohio a far cry from the battle hardened Helmand Province in Afghanistan. Nevertheless, from a young age it was apparent that Lattimer had a passion for the military with a mindset that would benefit not only him but also the Marines he would one day lead and earn him the Bronze Star MORE
Marines, Sailors return from disaster relief deployment May 3, 2011 — Friends, families and co-workers greeted the Marines and sailors of Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, Initial Response Force “A” who returned home from a month long deployment to Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi, this week. The Marines and sailors of IRF “A” deployed to Japan on April 2 after March’s disastrous earthquake and MORE
Marines, JSDF showcase skills to Japan’s Minister of Defense April 23, 2011 — On March 11, a level 9.0 earthquake rocked Japan and the tsunami which followed wreaked havoc on the north eastern coast of Japan. It killed thousands and displaced many more. The tsunami leveled towns leaving only building foundations in some areas and moved cars as if they were toys. In the wake of the tsunami, the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant MORE
II MEF Commanding General visits CBIRF April 6, 2011 — Lt. Gen. John Paxton Jr., commanding general for II Marine Expeditionary Force, visited the Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force at Naval Support Facility, Indian Head recently for a brief on the command’s current operations and to get a first-hand look at its capabilities. Paxton’s visit on April 6 came on the heels of the MORE
CBIRF Marines, sailors: One in the same July 30, 2009 — When the Marines and sailors of the Marine Corps’ Chemical Biological Incident Response Force go to work outfitted in dark navy blue jumpsuits, red helmets and knee pads, there is no rank differentiation and hard to tell them apart.Such was the case when members of CBIRF, including its new executive officer, completed their final practical MORE
CBIRF Marines, sailors train using consequence management skills July 15, 2009 — In 1996, Gen. Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps, helped organize Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, II Marine Expeditionary Force, in response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) incidents.  CBIRF took on the mission and is one of the only response units in the military with MORE
Marine passes down legacy July 9, 2009 — It’s not every day a Marine can pass down his legacy to his son, but that’s exactly what happened at a recent retirement ceremony aboard Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md., July 9, 2009.In a passing of traditions, Lance Cpl. Bradley Cox, an F/A-18 Super Hornet power line mechanic with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All-Weather) 224, was on MORE

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