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Photo by Staff Sgt Christine Wood, 109th Airlift Wing
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE- Major General Joseph Taluto, the Adjutant General, speaks to the incoming and outgoing commanders of the 2nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) during a change of command ceremony on Friday, Feb. 6.
Army National Guard Lt. Col. Matthew H. Cooper (left) turned over command of the 22-member joint unit to Air National Guard Major Rich Nunziato after holding the job for four years.
The 2nd CST is trained to detect biological, chemical or radiological agents, identify them, and provide the information to civilian or military responders in the event of an attack.
Nunziato is the forth commander for the unit, which served at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks and regularly conducts support missions in New York and other states.
Cooper will become the WMD Branch Chief at Joint Forces Headquarters- New Yoek

NY National Guard In the News

MDJ -- Mon, 28 Jul 2014

of Honor quest for N.Y. WWI hero marches on

ALBANY, N.Y. --About 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to... (more)

FIOS1 News -- Sat, 26 Jul 2014

NY Guard prepares for the worst, hopes it doesn’t come

Units train in emergency preparedness at Camp Smith in Cortlandt Manor

Time Warners Cable News -- Sat, 26 Jul 2014

Naval Militia Members Undergo Waterborne Disaster Training

More than a dozen Naval Militia Members underwent training Friday. The training was designed to help them better handle waterborne calamaties after Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Irene.

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