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Belle, West Virginia (August 28, 2021) – Roleplayers await rescue in a notional emergency involving train colliding with a bus in Belle, West Virginia. Vigilant Guard is an annual large-scale disaster response exercise sponsored by the U.S. Northern Command in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau that brings federal, state, and local military personnel, public safety, first responders, and private sector partners together. The multi-day, hands-on and stimulated training exercise supports the development, enhancement, and interoperability of disaster response assets within a joint environment. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Kristian S. Karsten/Not Released)

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Vigilant Guard 2021

13 Sep 2021 | SSgt. Kristian S. Karsten

Belle, West Virginia (August 28, 2021) – Role-players await rescue in a notional emergency involving train colliding with a bus in Belle, West Virginia. Vigilant Guard is an annual large-scale disaster response exercise sponsored by the U.S. Northern Command in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau that brings federal, state, and local military personnel, public safety, first responders, and private sector partners together. The multi-day, hands-on and stimulated training exercise supports the development, enhancement, and interoperability of disaster response assets within a joint environment. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Kristian S. Karsten/Released)


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