Last month, ATS supported the North Carolina National Guard Collective Training Event (NC NG CTE) organized by the National Guard Bureau for Joint Task Force-60. The 60th Troop Command hosted the event at their headquarters in Raleigh, NC. ATS helped design and control the training exercise and used a tool called ATSsim to create realistic scenarios and materials. ATS personnel also acted as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for different units, imitating organizations like the NC Department of Public Safety (NC DPS), National Guard Joint Force Headquarters (NG JFHQ), and other supporting Emergency Support Functions (ESFs).
The purpose of the NC NG CTE was to teach JTF-60 how to respond to a big disaster using specific skills and procedures unique to the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG). The exercise aimed to test JTF-60’s ability to handle a complicated situation using guidelines like the NCNG Force Package Guide and All Hazards Concept Plan (CONPLAN). It also checked if their battle plans, policies, and procedures for domestic operations worked well. ATSsim created a clear picture of the situation including the impacts of a simulated storm.
The NC NG CTE was an important training event that helped JTF-60 staff learn how to handle a major statewide disaster using specific NCNG procedures and products. It successfully enables a relatively new team to work together and improve their battle plans and other procedures. The new commander even gave ATS a plaque and coins as a token of appreciation, which will be displayed in ATS’s office in West Virginia.
“As a leader in emergency preparedness training and readiness, ATS continues to actively work to deliver innovative, experience-based disaster-preparedness exercises solutions for local, state and federal agencies to protect communities. For additional information on ATS and ATS Solutions, please visit www. appliedtrg.com