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Air National Guard Mobile Emergency Operations Center (ANG-MEOC)

Staff Sgt. Brandan Dahl, 133rd Security Forces Squadron, provides a presentation on the civil disturbance package maintained for response to the local community, when requested by the state. 
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

Staff Sgt. Brandan Dahl, 133rd Security Forces Squadron, provides a presentation on the civil disturbance package maintained for response to the local community, when requested by the state. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

The BioCapture 360 was just one of many pieces of equipment on display during the Mobile Emergency Operations Center Open House at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  This item among many others is a vital piece in the home station emergency management response for the National Guard and state.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

The BioCapture 360 was just one of many pieces of equipment on display during the Mobile Emergency Operations Center Open House at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item among many others is a vital piece in the home station emergency management response for the National Guard and state. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

Dave Schoeneck, government liaison for the Red Cross, Lucy Angelis, Ramsey county emergency management representative and Senior Master Sgt. Kelvin McCuskey, 148th Fighter Wing installation emergency manager were just a few of the local agencies that attended the open house at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minn.   
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

Dave Schoeneck, government liaison for the Red Cross, Lucy Angelis, Ramsey county emergency management representative and Senior Master Sgt. Kelvin McCuskey, 148th Fighter Wing installation emergency manager were just a few of the local agencies that attended the open house at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minn. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard tour the many pieces of equipment on display during the Mobile Emergency Operations Center Open House at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard tour the many pieces of equipment on display during the Mobile Emergency Operations Center Open House at the 133rd Airlift Wing in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

Members of the 133rd AW overlook the debris removal equipment provided to the 133rd Airlift Wing provided by the Air National Guard to potentially be used for Domestic Operations response.  
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

Members of the 133rd AW overlook the debris removal equipment provided to the 133rd Airlift Wing provided by the Air National Guard to potentially be used for Domestic Operations response. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares/Released)

12/11/2013 -- Over 60 personnel, both civilian and military, attended an Air National Guard Mobile Emergency Operations Center, (ANG MEOC) Open House, hosted by the 133rd Airlift Wing's Civil Engineering Squadron's Emergency Management Office, Nov. 26,2013, here.

The goal of the event was to increase the knowledge of the Joint military and local community on the various Domestic Operations response and support assets. The attendee focus was toward the Joint Forces Headquarters' personnel, Volunteer Organizations, Community Emergency Management and Emergency Services agencies.
 
Members within the Emergency Management flights from the 119th Wing, 133rd Airlift Wing, 148th Fighter Wing and 934th Airlift Wing conducted three hours of MEOC familiarization training, as well as discussing the various Wing response capabilities to include; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection and monitoring equipment, debris removal, and Security Forces Riot Control equipment.

This training increased the understanding of the trailers capabilities; specifically the startup, safety, communications capabilities and shutdown. Additionally, they were able to compare the ANG's resource to the local counties and cities that have a similar asset already in place and determine when and how the MEOC could be tasked to arrive at an incident.

Overall, the feedback from the Joint military and local agency personnel, the ANG MEOC Open House turned out to be a great success! The support from Security Forces getting the personnel approved to drive through the gates to the signs the Civil Engineer Squadron posted directing the personnel where to park were critical to the success. At the end of the day, it not only portrayed the Wing and the Guard to be extremely organized and prepared but also willing embrace the whole community concept in preparing for a disaster though conducting interagency coordination.