2018 Boston Marathon
BOSTON – More than 500 members of the Massachusetts National Guard show their mettle while supporting local, state, and federal law enforcement and public safety partners, during a cold and rainy Patriots’ Day, here, April 16, 2018.

The soldiers and airmen are positioned along all 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon route, from Hopkinton to Boston.

The National Guard provides specialized chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN), and improvised explosive detection teams, as well as medical and security personnel to assist local communities along the route to ensure the race is safe and successful.

The Massachusetts National Guard remains trained, equipped and ready to assist local, state and federal emergency responders to protect the safety of the citizens of Massachusetts.
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