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.

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 andentify 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.

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.

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Domestic Preparedness

Domestic Preparedness



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