Civil Support Team Exercises at Bismarck Event Center
The survey section of the 81st Civil Support Team (CST) conducted an air monitoring and communications exercise at the Bismarck Events Center on Nov. 14. The goal was to practice air monitoring of a large indoor space and identify areas that might have difficulty maintaining communications and equipment readings in order to plan how to overcome those shortfalls. The team practiced using their BG-4 rebreathers for over two hours instead of the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). They are able to stay in suit and downrange at least two times longer on rebreathers than SCBA but using the former is more physically and mentally demanding.
DAG Tours Air Base
Brig. Gen. Jackie Huber, Deputy Adjutant General (DAG), left, traveled to Fargo to receive a N.D. Air National Guard mission update and to participate in a familiarization tour at the Air National Guard Base on Nov. 20.