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Vigilant Guard 2009

Vigilant Guard Iowa

Vigilant Guard is an annual training event testing the coordination of local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness among federal, military, and private-sector organizations. Each year, the event rotates to a different region designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and is hosted by one state or territory within that region... more info

Vigilant Guard Kansas

The Vigilant Guard 09 exercise is a multi-state, multi-site exercise, which includes a series of training exercises designed to enhance operational relationships within Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VII and identify gaps which may exist between civilian and military response organizations, National Guard leadership, and the Joint Staffs of participating states. Region VII VG09 is a component of Ardent Sentry 2009 (AS09), a National Level Exercise Program Tier III exercise... more info

Vigilant Guard New York

Almost 1,800 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from across New York, and from the States of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and even the U.S. Virgin Islands, are participating in the exercise, replicating the process governor's employ to share emergency resources. National Guard teams will be conducting hazardous materials detection drills in Niagara Falls and Lockport, and specialized teams from New York and Pennsylvania will be simulating the search for casualties at a "rubble pile" in the City of Tonawanda especially constructed to replicate a collapsed hospital... more info

Vigilant Guard Puerto Rico

Vigilant Guard is an exercise program sponsored by the National Guard Bureau J7 Office in conjunction with NORAD and US Northern Command (N-NC). The program provides an opportunity for State/Territory National Guard Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQs), Joint Task Forces (JTFs), and Field Units to improve command and control and operational relationships with internal, regional non-military and military partners... more info