Newly Certified WMD-Civil Support Team Aids In New York Terrorism Response

By Adam J. Hebert / September 19, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The National Guard's weapons of mass destruction civil-support teams endured more than a year's worth of delays before the first units were certified to respond to possible WMD attacks in July. But the teams were ready for action when needed most -- after last week's deadly terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The first-ever deployment of a Guard emergency response team took place Sept. 11, when the 2nd WMD-Civil Support Team, based in Scotia, NY, was called...

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