ATS Supports Army Garrison with Terrorist Attack Exercise
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska – U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright exercised response operations for a terrorist attack Feb. 25-26 with the full support of ATS – a leading provider of training and operational support technologies for national defense and emergency management.
During the exercise, ATS provided expert design, modeling and simulations, and exercise control augmentation for the installation’s Full-Scale Exercise (FSE). ATS provided the support under their Military Installation Exercise Program contract with the U.S. Army Installation Command (IMCOM).
The purpose of the exercise was to test the installation’s ability to effectively respond to emergency events. The exercise began with intelligence reports indicating a local extremist group was active in the vicinity and may take action against the installation. The scenario involved a vehicular terrorist attack that created a mass casualty, multiple fatality event, followed by damage to the installation power plant, which resulted in the loss of power and heat to several buildings and residences.
ATS facilitated the FSE through a 12-month planning effort that aligned with the Garrison Commander’s intent and operational requirements. The scenario exercised 15 IMCOM core capabilities and helped Fort Wainwright meet their training objectives. ATS employed its exclusive Verity and Compass simulations applications to add realism to the FSE, immersing installation staff in the exercise and allowing oversight of response actions to the assessment team.
As a leading provider of training and operational support technologies for national defense and emergency management, ATS conducts more than 100 State and Federal interactive and immersive crisis response and consequence management training exercises annually. Staffed by former emergency management and military leaders, ATS delivers cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to save lives by building resilient organizations. ATS is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business offering technology and services to increase effectiveness in planning, training, and operations.