Vigilant Guard 18-1 Overview

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What is . Vigilant Guard?. National . level emergency response . exercise sponsored by the National Guard and North American Command (NORTHCOM). Will run concurrently with . the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management’s annual Earth. ID: 693028 Download Presentation

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Vigilant Guard 18-1 Overview

What is Vigilant Guard?

National level emergency response exercise sponsored by the National Guard and North American Command (NORTHCOM)Will run concurrently with the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management’s annual Earth, Wind and Fire ExerciseVigilant Guard provides an opportunity for local, state, and federal agencies to improve emergency response capabilities in a simulated emergency disaster exercise.Vigilant Guard was established as an annual exercise for the National Guard and local, state, and federal emergency agencies to coordinate and practice emergency response techniques.

What is the goal?

To provide the most realistic training to emergency responders and improve National Guard support to civilian agencies during a catastropheTo improve cooperation between civilian agencies and the Oklahoma National Guard and improve our collective ability to respond to natural and man-made disasters


EarthquakeTornadoesFloodingWildfiresHAZMAT/DecontaminationSearch and Rescue


Event Dates

10 – 12 January 2017: Initial Planning Meeting

26 – 28 Aprils 2017: Mid-Planning Meeting

18 – 21 July: Final Planning Meeting

30 October – 2 November: Full Scale Exercise


VG18-1 (OK) Mission Statement

The Oklahoma National Guard conducts state-wide exercise Vigilant Guard




October to 2 November 2017, in order to test its emergency response capability, conduct coordination with civilian agencies, and exercise Mission Command in a NGCS/DSCA environment.



Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management OEM)M Exercise Objectives

Public Information and WarningEvaluate the ability of state agencies to coordinate with local EOCs to activate emergency alert systemsTest the ability to establish a JIC and JIS according to NIMS

Operational CoordinationTest State EOC cooperation

Test local jurisdictions’ ability to activate an EOCCritical TransportationIdentify resources to evacuate people from affected areas IAW the State EOP

Identify resources to evacuate large and small animals from affected areas IAW the State

EOPOperational CommunicationsTest and improve all types of communications, reports, and resource capabilities between local, county, and state EOCs, including back up communicationsLogistics and Supply Chain ManagementTest ability of ESF #11 in order to identify resources to shelter animals


OKNG Exercise Objectives


Military Response to Civilian Authority Request for




ResponseIdentify Resources to meet OEM requestsExecute portions of All Hazards PlanConduct Interagency CoordinationMaintain Operational Communications with

OEMConduct Mission Command in a NGCS/DSCA EnvironmentIntegrate T32/T10 ForcesSustain Theater Forces

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