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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 389-07

DoD Announces Certification Of WMD-CST For District Of Columbia

The Department of Defense (DoD) notified Congress today that the Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) of the District of Columbia National Guard is now certified.

The 33rd WMD-CST of Washington, D.C., is fully ready to assist civil authorities in responding to a domestic weapon of mass destruction incident, and possesses the requisite skills, training and equipment to be proficient in all mission requirements.

The team certified today brings the total number of teams certified by DoD to 49. Congress has authorized a total of 55 WMD-CSTs, which is enough to field at least one team in every state, territory, and the District of Columbia.

The remaining six teams will be certified by September 2007.

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