Wyoming National Guard to conduct emergency response exercise

Via the Wyoming News Exchange

CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming National Guard is set to conduct Vigilant Guard 23-3, a comprehensive emergency response exercise aimed at enhancing public safety and community preparedness. The exercise will take place from June 12-15 in various locations throughout the state.


Vigilant Guard 23-3 will bring together military personnel, first responders, homeland security/ emergency management officials and other key stakeholders to simulate a large-scale disaster scenario.The exercise will provide an opportunity to test response capabilities, coordination among agencies and communication systems in a controlled environment.


The exercise will take place in several counties in Wyoming including Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Platte, Sheridan and Weston. During the exercise, residents may notice an increased presence of emergency response personnel, military vehicles and aircraft in certain areas. It is important to note that these activities are part of the exercise and not an actual emergency.


Every precaution has been taken to minimize disruptions and maintain the safety of communities throughout the exercise. Local residents may experience temporary road closures or traffic diversions near exercise locations, and it is advised to follow any instructions given by law enforcement or emergency personnel.


This story was published on June 1, 2023.


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