U. S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, are hosting approximately 9,000 military and civilian personnel from across the country to take part in a field training exercise simulating the response to a terrorist attack in the United States.
The exercise, named Vibrant Response continues through Aug. 13 at Camp Atterbury, the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., and surrounding areas.
In order to create the look of a city following a disastrous event destroyed cars, old mobile homes, and debris will be located throughout the facility blocking roads and creating a disaster area. To ensure safety and reduce traffic throughout the exercise area, parking will be held off site, however, satellite trucks will be accommodated as needed.
The training will include urban and aerial search and rescue missions, simulated decontamination operations, airlift, medical training and many other events, which offer excellent still photo and video opportunities.
Media are invited to capture exercise scenario activities and interview participants beginning at 2 p.m., Aug 1 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex.
Additionally, beginning at 4 p.m., Aug 1, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., U.S. Northern Command Commanding General, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, U.S. Army North Commanding General, and Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, The Adjutant General of Indiana, as well as other senior military leaders will be available for interviews during the media day activities.
Media interested in covering this event should contact U.S. Army North Public Affairs representative Don Manuszewski at 210-482-9303 or via email.