WMD team stages Cole County exercise

Unit had to track radiation, faced IED

Staff Sgt. Robyn Boatright, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Gallego, both of the Missouri National Guard's 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, secure a training mannequin to a SKED extraction device during an exercise at the Cole County Emergency Management Center.

Staff Sgt. Robyn Boatright, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Gallego, both of the Missouri National Guard's 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, secure a training mannequin to a SKED extraction device during an exercise at the Cole County Emergency Management Center. Matthew J. Wilson

After completing more than 20 training events this year, the Missouri National Guard’s 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team closed out 2010 with an internal exercise at the Cole County Emergency Management Center.

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The Jefferson City-based team’s mission is to assess suspected or known terrorist threats, advise civilian authorities of appropriate responses, and assist local emergency responders in incidents involving weapons of mass destruction.

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