24th Civil Support Team Trains in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN--Soldiers assigned to the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team based at Ft. Hamilton search a warehouse for potential simulated weapons of mass destruction during an exercise in Brooklyn N.Y. Oct. 22 2019. The 22 person team made up of Airmen and Soldiers of the NYNG respond to incidents of chemical biological radiological nuclear and explosive and every 18 months have to go through an evaluation where the unit is certified in their mission.

Oct 25, 2019

24th CST Members Hone Their Skills

NEW YORK-- Members of the New York National Guards 24th Civil Support Team train at the Fire Department of New York Randalls Island training facility to hone their skills. Team members work in a subway car simulator filled with smoke. The Fort Hamilton-based team is trained to detect chemical biological and radiological agents and report their presence to law enforcement fire departments and other first responders

May 28, 2015

24th CST Exercises on Long Island

EAST FARMINGDALE--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Paul Rodriguez a member of the 24th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST) checks a simulated terrorist during a drill at the Suffolk County Water Authoritys New Highway Pump Station on Monday Oct. 27 2014. National Guard CSTs are trained to identify the presence of chemical biological or radiological agents and provide that information to local authorities. The exercise tested response protocols to intruder events and to identify and correct any existing weaknesses in station security.(

Oct 29, 2014

New York Guard Soldier Honored in Massachusetts

BOSTON-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Saul Rodriguez, a member of the Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn-based 24th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, poses with Gen.Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau and Major General L. Scott Rice, the Adjutant General of Massachusetts following a coin presentation ceremony in the Massachusetts State House on June 3. Rodriguez was one of five 24th CST members who were augmenting the Massachusetts National Guard's security operation during the Boston Marathon on April 15 when a bomb went off at the finish line. Rodriguez was one of 14 Soldiers presented Army Commendation Medals by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in a symbolic gesture of thanks to the 1,300 Guard Soldiers and Airmen who participated in the response and the manhunt that followed.

Jun 05, 2013

National Guard Responders Train at Fort Hamilton

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.

Feb 14, 2012

Homeland Security Meets Homefront Command

FORT HAMILTON, Brooklyn -- New York Army National Guard Maj. Charles Flood of the 24th Civil Support Team discusses the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Explosive (CBRNE) detection and identification capabilities of the Civil Support Team with Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, at left, commander of the Israeli Defense Forces Homefront Command. The Homefront Command has similar responsibilities to the National Guard to support local emergency responders and civil authorities in response to natural disasters or other incidents to protect the public. Golan was in New York City to meet with Emergency Operations planners and leaders to gather and share lessons and best practices between the two countries. Photo by 2nd Lt. Mark Getman.

Jul 10, 2009

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