Virginia, Delaware CSTs conduct joint night operations
Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Virginia National Guard's 34th Civil Support Team and the Delaware National Guard's 31st Civil Support Team take part in a joint training exercise Aug. 21, 2018, near Edgewood, Maryland. CSTs from Maryland, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. also took part in the multi-day exercise designed to enhance their response capabilities by simulating 24-hour operations where teams conducted mission handovers from one team to the next as well as operating in limited visibility conditions. In the training scenario, local law enforcement requested CST support to determine if a suspected large laboratory was being used to create illegal or hazardous materials.

The mission of the 34th CST is to support civil authorities in a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive incident, and the evaluated tasks included deploying the team, establishing communications and medical support, conducting survey, technical decontamination and analytical functions as well as conducting interagency coordination.

Read more about the 34th CST at go.usa.gov/xUJuq.
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