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21st WMD CST Technician Collects Samples

Personnel from the 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD CST), New Jersey National Guard, conducting a unit skills validation exercise Nov. 18 at the Arm and Hammer Park in Trenton, N.J.

WMD Civil Support Team Conducts Sweep for CBRN Agents

Survey Team members Sgt. William J. Camp Jr., left, and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey V. Whalen sweep a VIP suite.

21st WMD CST Transmits Video Back to Operations Center

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey V. Whalen, left, transmits live video back to the tactical operations center

New Jersey 21st WMD CST Team Training

Survey Team members Sgt. William J. Camp Jr., left, and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey V. Whalen sweep a VIP suite

Every 18 months, the CST team must be validated on common tasks, which include identifying threats, the decontamination process and working with civilian authorities in a real world environment to ensure that the unit is ready in event of a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threat.

WMD CST Personnel Gear Up for Training

Staff Sgt. Nicky Lam, left, assists Staff Sgt. Jeffrey V. Whalen zip up his protective suits

Lt. Col. George Christenson, left, commander, 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD CST), New Jersey National Guard, addresses the Soldiers and Airmen of the 21st

Lt. Col. George Christenson, left, commander, 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD CST), New Jersey National Guard, addresses the Soldiers and Airmen of the 21st

The 21st, which is one of more than 50 CST Guard units nationwide, is funded by the Department of Defense. WMD CST units are unique to the National Guard.

Image credits: Mark C. Olsen

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