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Michigan National Guard EM, CST, and MRBC exercise emergency ope
On left, Sgt. JaBerry Smith, Survey Team Member, 51st Civil Support Team (Michigan National Guard) and Sgt. Riley Turner, Survey Team Member, 52nd Civil Support Team (Ohio National Guard) prepare for entry into a simulated hot zone, in this case a Shepler’s Ferry® boat, during an emergency management exercise called Operation Shining Star, that took place Sept. 23, 2017, in the waters of the Straits of Mackinac that join the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Members of the Ohio CST trained with the Michigan unit as the neighboring states might when activated for a live response mission. OSS is an emergency management exercise that brings together state, federal, community and civilian participants to rehearse emergency operations. (Michigan National Guard photo by Scott Martzke)