UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Spotters on Roofs Before Explosions

University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.   “They kept making announcements to the participants do not worry, it’s just a training […]

Boston Bombing: Patriot’s Day

Some have described this as the biggest day of the year for Boston. Three people are dead and 130 are injured so far. The first explosion happened near the finish-line of the annual Boston Marathon, on Boylston Street. A runner is struck near the knees by fragments of the first explosive and immediately falls down […]

Real life shooting imitates training exercise at medical school in Colorado

(DENVER POST)   The tragedy that played out in an Aurora movie theater Friday was ironically paralleled as a classroom learning experience in a medical school in Parker the same day. Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is in the middle of holding specialized classes in disaster life support for 150 second-year medical students. Along […]

NORAD to conduct exercise flights in various locations across U.S.

ShareThis NORAD to conduct exercise flights in various locations across U.S. 18 Apr 2012 The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will conduct exercise flights today in various locations across the U.S. as they practice intercept and identification procedures. Exercise flights are planned for Florida, northern Minnesota, southwestern New Mexico and off the coast of […]

Military honing urban battle skills during exercise in Chicago

ShareThis Military honing urban battle skills during exercise in Chicago –City officials: Exercises are designed to improve military’s ability to operate in urban environments; exercises are conducted by military personnel in various US cities 16 Apr 2012 Workers in Chicago’s Loop business district were distracted from their work as Blackhawk helicopters rattled windows as they […]

NORAD to Conduct Training Over National Capital Region

ShareThis NORAD to Conduct Training Over National Capital Region –Fighter jets flying over Annapolis overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday 10 Jan 2012 The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be conducting a series of training flights to practice its rapid response capability, according to a release. The testing, known as exercise Falcon Virgo 12-04, […]

DHS ‘Operation Shield’ training exercise with semiautomatic rifles startles locals

ShareThis DHS ‘Operation Shield’ training exercise with semiautomatic rifles startles locals 04 Jan 2012 (FL) It may have looked like they were ready for war or some deranged person looking for his late Social Security benefits. But it was only Federal Protective Service officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who were conducting a […]

Thousands of US soldiers to be deployed in Israel for drill

ShareThis Thousands of US soldiers to be deployed in Israel for drill –The drill, unprecedented in size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany 20 Dec 2011 Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history […]

PACWAV11: Tsunami Drill “Real Events During Exercise Play” To Occur?

The Intel Hub Shepard Ambellas November 6, 2011 As we approach the Nov. 9 date for the PACWAV11 Exercise (worldwide tsunami test), the YU55 mystery deepens. It is actually written into the Exercise PACWAV11 documents the this drill can potentially go live during the time of play. This is the same chatter we heard about […]

“Exercise Pacific Wave 11” – Tsunami Test November 9th – 11th

PacWave11 will be held on 9-10 November 2011 as a multi-scenario exercise that will allow all PTWS countries to exercise using a destructive local or regional tsunami scenario. PacWave 11 will also be used to introduce new tsunami advisory products of the PTWC that were proposed by the PTWS Enhanced Tsunami Warning Products Task Team […]