W.Va. Guard participates in training exercise

KINGWOOD (AP) — More than 185 soldiers and airmen with the West Virginia National Guard are participating in an exercise to evaluate their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear responses.

Officials say the team is being evaluated on its responses during the exercise on Tuesday at Camp Dawson in Kingwood.

The team is made up of a command and control section, a decontamination element, a medical element, a casualty search and extraction element, and a search and recovery element.

West Virginia is one of 17 states to have a team specifically training in these areas and was the first state to have its team validated in 2004.

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