Virginia’s search and extraction team proves capabilities during evaluation
240523-Z-A3554-1001.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Kellyann Elish

FORT BARFOOT, Va - Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participate in a collective training exercise while conducting search and extraction procedures May 23 2024, at Fort Barfoot, Virginia. The team's search and rescue element practiced skills needed to help find and rescue survivors on a training site constructed by the VNG Soldiers and Airmen. Assigned to the Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, they are capable of providing support to first responders and civil authorities after a chemical, biological or nuclear incident. Read more about the 34th CERFP at


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