National Guard Troops Swarm Keeneland

Members of the Kentucky National Guard swarmed Keeneland on Tuesday morning, but it was only part of a drill.

The guard's Civil Support Team carried out an exercise demonstrating their response to a chemical or biological emergency. This particular team specializes in weapons of mass destruction.

The mission of the Civil Support Team is to support local and state officials during domestic incidents by identifying agents and substances, assessing the consequences, advising on response measures and assisting with requests for additional support.

This National Guard unit is required to undergo an evaluation like this every 18 months.

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  • by Holly Location: Lexington on Jul 16, 2008 at 03:25 AM
    I hardly believe that what our Nat'l Guard troops do, even if it is only a drill, should ever be considered "worthless."
  • by Dave Location: Lexington on Jul 15, 2008 at 01:57 PM
    Can anyone say sensational headline for a worthless story? Slow news day? Come on WKYT!


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