Armenians viewing Kansas hazard training events

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A delegation from the Republic of Armenia is visiting Kansas to observe a state training exercise and receive instruction on responding to bio hazards.

The events are part of an ongoing exchange between Armenia and the Kansas National Guard through a program administered by the National Guard Bureau.

On Tuesday, the delegation was in Emporia to watch a bio hazards training exercise involving local first responders and the Kansas National Guard’s 73rd Civil Support Team.

The Armenians travel Thursday to the state’s Crisis City training center in Salina to receive additional instruction on responding to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.

The visit has been coordinated by the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at Kansas State University. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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