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FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas National Guard Mobilized to Assist in West Explosion Response
CAMP MABRY, Texas (April 18, 2013) - More than 20 members of the Texas National Guard's 6th Civil Support Team, headquartered here, have been activated by Gov. Rick Perry and have mobilized to assist federal, state and local partners respond to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, April 17, 2013.
The mission of 6th Civil Support Team is to asses hazars, advise civil authorities, and facilitate military support during emergencies and other disasters. Additional search and extraction, and command and control capabilities from the Texas NAtional Guard's Homeland Response Force (HRF) remain on0alert and are ready to assist, if needed.
For more information about the 6th Civil Support Team or the Homeland Responce Force, visit the Texas Military Forces Website at www.txmf.us
and click on the Press Center.
The mission of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
Texas Military Forces Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703