EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSForce Protection Exercise Held Across WV
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Reported by: Rick Lord
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 15, 2013 9:03 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 15, 2013 10:33 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A force protection exercise was held across the state Thursday.
The West Virginia National Guard, along with state and local agencies, conducted the exercise across 11 locations in West Virginia Thursday. This annual training event provided the opportunity to work on emergency response skills and to respond to disasters quicker.
"We have a responsibility to the state of West Virginia to protect them, not only with natural disasters, but also external threats," Second Lieutenant Stacy Gault said.
The statewide force protection exercise was held in conjunction with army Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month.
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