The Center for National Response (CNR) is an operational component of the Joint Interagency Training & Education Center (JITEC) that is a National Guard training activity operated by the Chief, National Guard Bureau and the Adjutant General of West Virginia. It is a flexible WMD training complex that provides multiscenario exercises for the military or joint operations with military and first responders.

The Challenge

“Evaluate the utility of outfitting the Memorial Tunnel in West Virginia as a cost-effective, Counterterrorism testing and training facility.”

The Result

The establishment of a Center for National Response that provides cost-effective, state-of-the-art WMD Consequence Management (CM) / Counterterrorism (CT) exercise based training and operational equipment testing.