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Tennessee National Guard Team In W.Va. For Water Crisis

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Maj. Matt Hayes, of Tennessee's 45th Civil Support Team meets with local responders in the Operations center for the water emergency in West Virginia.  The 45th deployed to Charleston to assist the West Virginia National Guard in water testing operations. Maj. Matt Hayes, of Tennessee's 45th Civil Support Team meets with local responders in the Operations center for the water emergency in West Virginia. The 45th deployed to Charleston to assist the West Virginia National Guard in water testing operations.
CPT Jason Stockton and MSgt Joshua Funderburg of Tennessee's 45th Civil Support Team brief at the "Zone" maps in the Operations center for the water emergency in West Virginia.  The 45th deployed to Charleston to assist the West Virginia National Guard in CPT Jason Stockton and MSgt Joshua Funderburg of Tennessee's 45th Civil Support Team brief at the "Zone" maps in the Operations center for the water emergency in West Virginia. The 45th deployed to Charleston to assist the West Virginia National Guard in
Staff Sgt.  Wesley Groves, of Tennessee's 45th Civil Support Team takes samples of water to be tested in Charleston, WV. The 45th deployed to Charleston to assist the West Virginia National Guard in water testing operations. Staff Sgt. Wesley Groves, of Tennessee's 45th Civil Support Team takes samples of water to be tested in Charleston, WV. The 45th deployed to Charleston to assist the West Virginia National Guard in water testing operations.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee National Guard's 45th Civil Support Team has deployed to West Virginia to assist with that state's water contamination crisis. The 45th deployed 15 personnel to conduct environmental sampling.

The team deployed on Sunday and will remain in place for approximately one week or until their mission is complete.

The 45th is a 22-person joint unit consisting of both Army National Guard and Air National Guard personnel.

There are 55 civil support teams throughout the nation. They were established to deploy rapidly and help determine the nature and extent of an attack or incident, provide expert technical advice and help support state and federal military personnel.

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