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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1098-10
November 30, 2010

Second WMD-CST Team Certified for New York

             The Department of Defense (DoD) notified Congress today that the second Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) has been certified for the New York National Guard.

             The 24th WMD-CST of Brooklyn, N.Y. is fully ready to assist civil authorities in responding to a domestic weapon of mass destruction incident, and possess the requisite skills, training, and equipment to be proficient in all mission requirements.

             The team certified today brings the total number of teams certified by DoD to 56.  Congress has authorized a total of 57 WMD-CSTs--enough to field at least one team in every state, territory and the District of Columbia. 

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