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Coast guard team tested by mass destruction exercise

Coast guard team tested by mass destruction exercise

Brooksville, FL - The Florida National Guard's newly formed 48th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST) were assessed by U.S. Northern Command evaluators during a live domestic security exercise in Brooksville today, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Members of the 48th CST, which was formed in 2009, were at the  Army Aviation Support Facility, simulating a real-world weapons-of-mass destruction or chemical attack. The evaluation involved chemical suits and hazardous material testing equipment.