WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2014) -- Seeing emergency vehicles and first
responders in action unfortunately are not new to the residents of the
National Capital Region, but beginning Sept. 30 thru Oct. 3, those
images will not be a sign that something has gone terribly wrong, but
that various government agencies are preparing for the next such
incident if it occurs.
Capital Shield 2014 is a joint training exercise in the National Capital
Region, or NCR, that runs from Sept. 30 thru Oct. 3, and is hosted by
the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region. It brings
federal, state, local and municipal agencies together to realistically
test interagency operability during a crisis impacting the District of
Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.
It also trains and prepares the Department of Defense to provide defense
support to civil authorities and employ appropriate force protection
measures as requested.
More than 38 participating agencies from DOD and capital region response
agencies will perform mock mass casualty rescues, Defense Support to
civil agency technical rescues and law enforcement tactical responses.
The goal of the exercise is to ensure government agencies at every level
are prepared to coordinate action to protect the public in the event of
an actual disaster in the National Capital Region.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please visit the Capital Shield 2014 website at www.mdwhome.mdw.army.mil/capital-shield