Michigan Army Guard Civil Support Team Trains with Law Enforcement

Detroit – Highly specialized teams from the Michigan Army National Guard trained with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies during a countering weapons of mass destruction response exercise. More than 30 members of the Michigan Army National Guard 51st Read More …

Assistant Secretary Callahan Discusses the DHS’s Role in Countering CBRN Threats

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released a video package for broadcast including comments from Assistant Secretary for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) Mary Ellen Callahan on the importance of the Department’s work Read More …

US trains Bangladesh Police in preventing WMD terrorism

The US Department of State’s Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism, along with partners from CRDF Global and Thin Blue Line, International, trained Bangladesh Police officials on investigative skills to counter chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive terrorism from Read More …

Oregon: Joint Training Strengthens Emergency Response in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — On Aug. 16, various local and state agencies came together for a joint training exercise to enhance emergency preparedness in Eugene and surrounding communities. The annual event called a Joint Hazard Assessment Team (J-HAT) training, involved members from Read More …

North Carolina: Man charged with possessing ‘weapon of mass destruction’ outside Sheetz in Holly Springs

Holly Springs police arrested a man who they say had an improvised explosive in his car outside a Sheetz on Wednesday. According to the police, the incident happened at the Sheetz gas station at 1100 Avent Ferry Road. Police said Read More …

US Army EOD company trains to stay ready for counter WMD missions around world

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Hand-picked American Soldiers from a one-of-a-kind U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal company that combats Weapons of Mass Destruction train for high stakes missions around the world. U.S. Army EOD technicians from the 21st Ordnance Read More …

How the National Guard dresses for COVID-19 and other disasters

We got a virtual tour of the gear on hand at a Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team. The coronavirus pandemic has understandably spurred millions to think about how they protect themselves—and others—in public spaces. And now, the Centers Read More …

U.S. Soldier Who Discussed News Network Attack Admits Sharing Bomb-Making Instructions

U.S. Army soldier has reportedly pleaded guilty to sharing instructions for making explosive devices, months after federal officials accused him of planning to carry out terrorist attacks on American soil. Jarrett William Smith was arrested in September after he allegedly Read More …

USMC EOD Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise at Camp Lejeune

U.S. Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conduct a Field Evaluation Exercise (FEX) at various locations at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., Feb. 7, 2020, to assess ability to respond to emerging Read More …

DHS Security Tech Innovation Program Means Big Money for SMBs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is operating a yearly program through which it accepts proposals from U.S. small businesses who want to provide their expertise to help the government’s security technology research and development efforts. If the “government” part Read More …