National Guard Multi-Agency WMD Response Exercise Scheduled for Pitt County

By: Audrey Washington
By: Audrey Washington

Pitt County agencies, and Soldiers and Airmen of the North Carolina National Guard 42nd Civil Support Team, headquartered in Greenville, are scheduled to participate in a multi-agency exercise at the Pitt County Fairgrounds Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

The exercise at the fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 264 Bypass North, simulates a Weapons of Mass Destruction event in Pitt County. Many specialized vehicles and military helicopters will be in operation in the area near or on the Pitt County Fairgrounds. Personnel may be wearing protective suits and simulate military operations including detonation of training devices.

This exercise is part of continual training by the North Carolina National Guard with local, state and federal agencies. In a real world event, the incident commander is a local first responder who the 42nd CST would support with specialized training and equipment.

The 42nd CST highlights the North Carolina National Guard’s continuing mission to provide ready forces to protect life and property, and to preserve peace, order, and public safety.

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