Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"Heartland Agressor", India Rising, Drills +

"Heartland Aggressor"

Illinois National Guard to support Homeland Security exercise March 1

RANTOUL — Soldiers and Airmen of the Illinois National Guard will participate in a homeland security training exercise in Champaign County this weekend.The exercise, known as Heartland Aggressor, is part of a series of homeland security activities that strategically positions the Illinois National Guard along side numerous outside agencies and local first responders to test preparedness and their ability to respond to large-scale emergencies....

Navy Conducts Accountability Exercise http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,162823,00.html

WASHINGTON - Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), in coordination with Command Navy Personnel Command (CNPC) and U.S. Fleet Forces Command will hold a Navywide large-scale personnel accountability (PA) exercise Feb. 25-29.....

......CPA 08-1 is the first of two early fiscal year 2008 Citadel PA Exercises conducted by CNIC. The second exercise will be in coordination with the National Level Exercise conducted in late April 2008. (cont...)

India tests underwater missile http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080226/ap_on_re_as/india_missile_test

NEW DELHI - India tested a nuclear-capable missile designed to be launched from a submarine, in a move aimed at expanding India's ability to respond in case of a nuclear attack, officials said Tuesday. .....

India to host next military exercise with China
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gnCDrDbzmOtJ414cgZPcJf9moixgNEW DELHI (AFP) — India will host the second joint military exercises with China, as the neighbours continue to mend ties after a brief but bitter border war in 1962, a report said.
The first-ever military manoeuvres between the world's most populous nations were held in China in December, when about 200 Indian and Chinese troops jointly "took out" a group of supposed terrorists along their border.
"The next joint exercise will be held in India this year," Defence Minister A.K. Anthony was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency....

U.S. missile shield plan nearly final, Czechs say http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/25/europe/shield.php

Senior Center, school may be used in emergencies (MA)

In case of a disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack.....

The town should be able to handle 24,000 inoculations, most of the population, in two days, Gikas said.......

In emergency, center will be focal point (CT)

BRIDGEPORT — Once it was the home of Producto Corp. Then it was vacant industrial land. Now it's on the way to providing greater safety for southwestern Connecticut.
Rising off Pequonnuck Avenue in the city's South End, a new, 911-emergency operations command and dispatch center is designed to serve 14 towns in the corridor from Stratford to Stamford in the event of terrorist attack, emergency or natural disaster.....

Providence Mayor appoints new emergency management director

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