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May 14, 2007

New systems test military, civilian communications during Northern Edge

Ardent Sentry/ Northern Edge 2007 - a two-week national-level exercise involving local, state and federal government agencies - is proving the capabilities of the Incident Command System. The system is designed to provide effective communication and organization between different emergency responders, which could include civilian authorities as

May 14, 2007

Soldiers’ deployment augments training exercise

NORTH POLE, Alaska - Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers used their experiences from their deployment to Iraq to add realism to a homeland defense terrorist attack scenario conducted in collaboration with civilian first responder authorities May 10 in North Pole, Alaska. The Soldiers were here to augment Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2007, Alaska's

May 14, 2007

Army responds to Northern Edge exercise “victims”

Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrew teamed with Airmen and civilian emergency responders May 10 to evacuate simulated victims of a terrorist attack as part of Alaska Shield/ Northern Edge 2007. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation regiment's "Flying Dragons" based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, worked with Air National Guardsmen

May 10, 2007

Military, civilians partner for vital disaster training

In a unified effort to save lives and protect vital infrastructure facilities, Airmen, Soldiers and civilian first responders trained together May 9 as they responded to a mass casualty exercise scenario. The training event was part of Alaska Shield/Northern Edge, Alaska's portion of an annual national training exercise designed to hone interagency

May 9, 2007

Agencies respond as a team to Fairbanks train derailment scenario

In a training exercise here May 8, local, state and federal government agencies proved they could work together, not only to the public, but to each other as well. This cooperative effort is part of Alaska Shield/Northern Edge, the state's portion of Ardent Sentry/Northern Edge, a national level training exercise designed for multiple government

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