Photo by New York Guard Master Sgt. William Gandino
FORT HAMILTON, Brooklyn - The 24th Civil Support Team conducts training by identifying agents and substances, assessing current and projected consequences here. The 24th CST is based at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn.
Their mission is to support civil authorities at a domestic Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Enhanced high-yield explosives (CBRNE) incident site with identification and assessment of hazards, advice to civil authorities and facilitating the arrival of follow-on military forces during emergencies and incidents of weapons of mass destruction terrorism, intentional and unintentional release of CBRNE materials and natural or man-made disasters in the United States the result in, or could result in, catastrophic loss of life or property.
NY National Guard In the News
Associated Press -- Thu, 24 Apr 2014
NY Army Guard helicopter unit gets new commander
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A 22-year veteran of the U.S. military has been named commander of an upstate New York-based Army National Guard aviation unit with elements currently serving in the Persian... (more)
Army Times -- Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Ex-cop named N.Y. Army Guard’s top enlisted soldier
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A retired Rochester police officer who served in the Iraq War has been selected to become the next senior enlisted soldier in the New York Army National Guard.
DefenseVisual Information Distribution System -- Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Deskins: Military leadership committed to fixing sexual harassment, assault
WASHINGTON - Bare walls dominate the office décor, evidence that the newest tenant has recently moved in.
“I’m still getting used to it,” says Air Force Brig. Gen.... (more)