Albanian Director General visits 21st WMD-CST

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Arnold Young, left, Communications Section Chief, 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (21st WMD-CST), New Jersey National Guard, reviews the 21st‘s communications capabilities with Haki Çako, right, Director General, General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of Defence, Republic of Albania, and Lt. Col. Robert Hysenllari, Staff Officer, Search and Rescue and Civil Emergencies, General Staff, Albanian Armed Forces, during a visit at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 31, 2019.

Haki Çako, Director General, General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of Defence, Republic of Albania, toured the New Jersey National Guard’s 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 31, 2019. The 21st WMD-CST supports civil authorities at man-made or natural disasters by identifying chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear substances, as well as assess the consequences, and advises on response measures. In 2001, the Republic of Albania signed a bilateral affairs agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense and New Jersey officially establishing the New Jersey-Albanian State Partnership Program.
In the first photo above: Haki Çako, fourth from left, Director General, General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of Defence, Republic of Albania, poses for a photo with, left to right, U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Steve B. Kovacs, First Sergeant, 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (21st WMD-CST), New Jersey National Guard; Lt. Col. Robert Hysenllari, Staff Officer, Search and Rescue and Civil Emergencies, General Staff, Albanian Armed Forces; Maj. Ian A. Cairns, Deputy Commander, 21st WMD-CST; Fatjona Xhaferi, Planner, General Directorate of Civil Emergencies; Sabina Mitrovasili, Office of Defence Cooperation; Sgt. 1st Class Catherine G. Slimmer, Operations Noncommissioned Officer, 21st WMD-CST, and Master Sgt. Gary M. Davidson, New Jersey National Guard Joint Operations Center, during a visit at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 31, 2019.
(All the photos are courtesy of New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)

Comment

*