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“Weapons of Mass Destruction” trucks seen in Ocean Shores

June 28, 2013

The 10th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Service Team, along with a convoy of vehicles and equipment, were in Ocean Shores this week. The team has been conducting training exercises statewide to better assess how they would respond in the event of a real emergency situation.

There have been no emergency situations or WMD events locally. These teams specifically respond following a major incident.

Captain Joseph Siemandel, the Washington National Guard Public Affairs Officer, told KXRO that the team has finished their training and have checked out of their hotel and returned to their home of operations in Tacoma.

The WMD CST units were established to deploy rapidly to assist local agencies in determining the nature and extent of an attack or incident if it were to occur. These units are formed with both Army National Guard and Air National Guard personnel.

Washington was the home to one of the first 10 CST units nationwide.



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