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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 285-07
March 14, 2007

WMD-CST Team Certified for Wyoming

             The Department of Defense notified Congress today that the Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) of the Wyoming National Guard is now certified.

             The 84th WMD-CST of Cheyenne, Wyo., is fully ready to assist civil authorities in responding to a domestic weapon of mass destruction incident and possesses 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 48. Congress has authorized a total of 55 WMD-CSTs, which is enough to field at least one team in every state, territory and the District of Columbia.

             The remaining seven teams will be certified by September 2007.

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