National Guard to Conduct Flood Response Drill

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard will conduct flood response training on Feb. 13 at the Jamestown Civic Center in Jamestown. This Rehearsal of Concept exercise, or ROC, serves as a mechanism to refine and validate flood response plans in order to maintain a high level of readiness.

Media representatives are invited to cover the exercise between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please contact Sgt. 1st Class Chad Highland for media escort and to arrange interviews with exercise participants.

About 50 Soldiers and Airmen from the North Dakota National Guard will exercise command and control during the hypothetical flood response. Representatives of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) are also participating to exercise the process of assigning response missions to the Guard. This ROC serves as a nexus for information sharing, personnel and equipment tracking during a flood response.

When activated by the governor in response to requests through the NDDES, the North Dakota National Guard serves as the first military responders during a natural disaster or emergency within the state.

          WHO: N.D. National Guard

          WHAT: Rehearsal of Concept for National Guard flood response operations

          WHEN: Media welcome 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13

          WHERE: Jamestown Civic Center, 212 3rd Ave NE

Jamestown, N.D. 58401

North Room/Exchequer Room

MEDIA: Chad Highland is on site to assist

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The North Dakota National Guard is a trained and highly motivated force of about 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen.  We are always prepared to provide ready units, individuals and equipment in support of our communities, state and nation.  Always ready, always there.

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