45th Space Wing Completes Two Exercises at Once
By Christopher Calkins, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 01, 2012
Patrick AFB, Fla. -- The 45th Space Wing recently completed an exercise designed to exercise and evaluate the 45th Space Wing Antiterrorism Plan along with supporting plans, annexes, checklists, and procedures.
It was also designed to exercise and evaluate the 45th Space Wing Integrated Defense Plan along with supporting plans, annexes, checklists, and procedures, grade ourselves on OPSEC procedures and evaluate the Wing's Disease Containment Plan along with all supporting plans, annexes, checklists, and procedures
Due to time constraints the majority of the DCP was completed as a table top exercise on Sept. 27 at the Education and Training Center, here on Patrick AFB. Key attendees were members of the Crisis Action Team, the Emergency Operations Center, the Threat Working Group and the Command Post, according to Capt John Mann, from the 45th Space Wing's Inspector General's Office.
The exercise, which centered around a Smallpox outbreak caused by foreign terrorists, was also designed to evaluate the base's ability to operate in continuous high levels of readiness, evaluate their ability to function in various levels of force protection levels, determine how commanders distinguish between essential and non-essential personnel, and evaluate the base's ability to disseminate information to unit members and family.
The goal was to engage as many units and assets around the Wing as possible, and get them to work together.
"We conduct exercises periodically throughout the year to provide wing leadership realistic feedback on our readiness," said Capt Mann. "The exercise evaluation team works diligently planning and executing scenarios that challenge our base response functions, and as a result this exercise was extremely successful!"