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Vigilant Guard Michigan

What is "Vigilant Guard"?

Vigilant Guard Michiganis an exercise hosted by the state of Michigan with significant participation from Illinois and surrounding states to include:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

The exercise will provide military / civilian partners with an opportunity to:

  • Assess the readiness of their states’ emergency plans
  • Affirm the readiness of National Guard units supporting a homeland security response
  • Assess the efficiency of existing civilian / military relationships
  • Highlight the challenges associated with a regional emergency response
  • Conduct Full Scale Exercise coordination with civilian and military partners, testing emergency response to simulated CBRNE events