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1 Joint Force Headquarters – Washington National Guard Washington Military Department Major General Bret Daugherty “Always Ready, Always There” – Guardians! Washington State Emergency Management Association 2013

2 Teamwork Where there is unity, there is always victory. Plan together Train together Exercise together Synchronize together Seek resources together EVERGREEN

3 WIN Together!! EVERGREEN

4 Progress  Military planners sent to DSHS, King, Pierce, Thurston Counties  EMD Director visits local EM offices  Second quarterly meeting of EM Directors  First quarterly exercise conducted  Second quarterly exercise scheduled for October 23, 2013  Youth Academy Students CERT qualified, available to local EMs.  EMC Re-energized and under Jim Hall’s leadership We’re moving in the right direction, but we have a long way to go. EVERGREEN

5 Quarterly Exercises October 23 – Winter Storm/Flood Preparation, Training, Rehearsal February 12 – Earthquake, Building Toward Evergreen Quake 2016 May 21 – Wildfire Preparation August 13 – Pandemic Let’s start by just exercising, training, and rehearsing at the same time. It gives all of us the option of interacting and synchronizing. Small exercises with tangible outcomes are good! The goal is to eventually conduct statewide exercises designed to prepare us for response and recovery. Coordinate with FEMA, DHS, NORTHCOM, 3 rd Fleet, etc. to use the same dates. EVERGREEN “Quarterly TTXs are building blocks that keep us connected, learning, and training together”

6 UNCLASSIFIED - FOUO Joint Force Headquarters – Washington National Guard Wildland Fire Response Full Scale Exercise 14-20 June 2013 “OPERATION EVERGREEN EMBER” 6

7 Exercise Objectives The National Guard’s Evergreen Guardian Base Plan Integrated EMD, National Guard, and Governor’s Cabinet/Staff in a response exercise Assessed the effectiveness and performance of the Joint Staff, the Army and Air units at different echelons Tested our alert systems, readiness and ability to support civil authorities when requested Reconnected the DOMOPS mission with Army and Air Units Integrated T32 and T10 in a DOMOPS response Utilized ESF#20 National Guard capabilities Operation Evergreen Ember was a multi-echelon, collective domestic operations exercise that tested: EVERGREEN “We built Operation Evergreen Ember to reestablish the priority for Domestic Operations preparedness across the National Guard”

8 Exercise Players Actual NGWA – JFHQ-WA (Joint Staff & JOC)  WAARNG Units » 81 st ABCT: 81 st HQ (JTF-WA) & 303 rd CAV (RTF) » 96 th TC: A/1-19 SOG (SAR TF), HRF, SODPAC, 56 th TIOG (JISCC/SimCell) » 66 th TAC: ARF » 205 th Reg: JRSOI WAANG Units – 194 th WG: 242 CBCS (JISCC), 116 th ASOS (SAR TF), 116 th WF(Weather Dx) – 141 st ARW: 141 CF (JISCC), 141 st LRS (Base Camp); 141 OG/RC-26 MSO – WAADS Washington State Guard (WSG) – JIIEP & LNOs FEMA Region X DCE JBLM - T10 Bn CDR DARM-W EMD (limited) DNR NGB: JET Notional Federal (Civilian) – NIFC – FEMA Federal (MIL / T-10) – ARNORTH WA State & County – WA Governor’s Office – Department of Agriculture – Incident CDRs – County EOC(s) In-State MIL / T-32 Units – 10 th CST (WA) – CH-47 AVN Assets (B Co 1-168 th GSAB) Out-of-State / T-32 Units – 102 nd CST (OR) – FEMA X CERFP (OR) – FEMA IX CERFP (NV) – FEMA VIII CERFP (UT) 1,150 Participants! EVERGREEN The largest National Guard DOMOPS Training Event in recent history… and we are just getting started.


10 Main gas line explosion collapses the Gensco Bldg next to Vista Field in Richland. Explosion debris damage tractor trailer carrying Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) destined for disposal. ; Legend Fire Complex Lighting Strike w/fire Explosion/ Chemical Inc. High Fire Danger Existing Fires on Federal Land are exacerbated by severe weather Excessive Smoke in/around Yakima causing disruption at McAllister Field Fires threatening airport and Yakima National Guard Armory Range Lands are being threatened by fires; planned burn in Cattle/Ranch country gets out of control. Reports of sick cattle and suspected HAZMAT contamination by Dept of AG; suspected Anthrax Vineyards destroyed or threatened by wildfire Operation Evergreen Ember – Total Affects Overview (WA) Complex Wildland Fire Scenario

11 “Leaders learning and training together prior to the exercise” EVERGREEN Governor’s Cabinet Wildland Fires TTX

12 Visit & Participation from the Governor’s Executive Management Team and State Agencies EVERGREEN

13 Overview of National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Response Capabilities at Hammer Training Facility EVERGREEN Homeland Response Force in Action!

14 Maximized Training Time & Resources by Preparing Bambi Bucket Crews for Response During the Exercise EVERGREEN Aviation Fire Bucket Crews in Action!

15 Exercise Benefits Trained 200 Guardsmen as Red Card Certified Firefighters (First Time Since 2006) Established the Guard’s First Dual- Status Commander integrating State & Federal Forces Implemented the Guard’s First Joint Search & Rescue Task Force Conducted a Real Test of the Guard’s Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration Process Strengthened relationships with Local, State, and Federal Partners EVERGREEN

16 Joint Force Headquarters – Washington National Guard MAJOR EXERCISE ROAD AHEAD Operation Evergreen Ember (Wildfire Response) Operation Evergreen Hammer (COOP) Operation Evergreen Tremor (Earthquake Response Rehearsal) Operation Evergreen Quake (Statewide Earthquake Response) 2016 2015 2014 2013 “Preparing for an Earthquake Complex Catastrophe is my #1 Planning Priority” TAG-WA EVERGREEN

17 UNCLASSIFIED - FOUO Joint Force Headquarters – Washington National Guard AUG 16 Cascadia Earthquake Response Planning Timeline CSZE mini-Ex / Rehearsal 1 st Qtr 16 3 rd Qtr 16 2 nd Qtr 16 1 st Qtr 17 1 st Qtr 15 State Wide CSZE Exercise State Wide Exercise – FY16 As of: 26AUG13 interagency AAR JUN 16 JUN 15 3 rd Qtr 15 2 nd Qtr 15 3 rd Qtr 14 2 nd Qtr 14 1 st Qtr 14 29AUG13 CSZE Mini-Ex / TTX Guard AAR Published WA GUARD Wide CSZE Exercise CSZE Mini-Ex / Rehearsal CSZE Mini-Ex / TTX CSZE ROC Walk JUN 14 CSZE OPLAN Published COA - Analysis COA-Development Mission Analysis Initial Planning Group Meeting / Develop Staff Estimates Final Plan Published FY 16 Mini-Ex / Rehearsal FY15 AAR Published Guard Exercise – FY15 CSZE OPLAN Published JOPG MDMP Establish JOPG Coordination Requirements ESF 20 Rewritten Missions ID’d / Assgn’d COOP Solidified AUG 13 OCT 16 NOV 13 JOPG Built MA Brief Final CSZE Plan Published 17 MAY 14 COA-A Brief OCT 14 ROC Walk JUN 16 State CSZE EX AUG 16 Inter Agency AAR FY 15 Mini-Ex / Rehearsal CSZE ROC Walk FEB 14 COA-D Brief JUN 14 OPLAN Brief FEB 15 Mini-Ex TTX JUN 15 Guard EX FEB 16 Mini-Ex TTX APR 15 Mini-Ex Rehearsal SEP 15 AAR Compl MAY 16 Mini-Ex Rehearsal “Combining Action with Intent!”

18 Plan Together Meet regionally within the state to share existing plans Synchronize and coordinate regionally Meet statewide to share regional plans Synchronize and coordinate statewide Reach out to FEMA, NORTHCOM, 3 rd Fleet, DHS, etc. and review their plans Synchronize and coordinate the Federal and State plans EVERGREEN

19 “In the meantime…We are trying to do a better job of reaching out to our Partners” Homeland Response Force External Planning and Assistance Team (HEPAT) EVERGREEN

20 WHO: HEPAT Member: CPT Hanisch Civilian Contacts: City of Seattle Fire Battalion Chief Phil Jose, CPT J.M. Havner, LT Leroy Sisley WHAT: Walkthrough/overview of SeaFair Emergency Response infrastructure, HEPAT engagement and publication distribution WHEN: 02-03 AUG 13 WHERE: Lake Washington, Seattle WHY: Increase understanding of established SeaFair Emergency Response framework, identify unfulfilled requirements and the potential for guard/HRF implementation in both the planning and execution of future Seafair events SUMMARY: Engaged with key leadership of City of Seattle Fire department, specifically Battalion Chief Jose. Toured emergency management/response footprint encompassing both Lake Washington and surrounding shore of the event. Discussed command structure and geographic response areas, toured various police/fire/coast guard C2 posts/trailers to identify communication and network limitations. Established HRF relationship with training organizations in EM community. HRF EXTERNAL PLANNING & ASSISTANCE TEAM SEAFAIR TOC, Seattle

21 WHO: (U) National Guard: 420 CM BN (CERFP) representation, 790 th DET II, 420 CERFP Decon detachment. Civilian Agencies: Chelan Fire Department District 3, WA Department of Natural Resources, Chumstick Wildfire Coalition, USFS, Chelan DEM, MEND. WHAT: (U) Emergency Preparedness Expo WHEN: (U) 10 August 2013 WHERE: (U) Leavenworth, WA WHY: (U) The Chelan Fire District 3 hosted event was attended by members of both the local and state level emergency management community, in efforts to interface with local populace and increase emergency response awareness by providing firefighting and DECON demonstrations. SIGNIFICANCE/ASSESSMENT: (U) Training provided a conducive environment for multi-agency interaction and increased awareness between HRF outreach officers and CERFP, 790 th DET II leadership. HEPAT Domestic Operations Capabilities Handbook distributed to leadership of all attending emergency response agencies, enhancing HRF/Guard awareness. HRF EXTERNAL PLANNING & ASSISTANCE TEAM Chelan Fire Department, District 3

22 Tsunami Shelters Bridging Materials Operating Funds Planners Training Funds Equipment Etc…….. Seek Funding Together EVERGREEN

23 Washington Military Department TAG’s Bottom Line Discussion “The Washington Military Department functions as one, unified team by drawing on all of the resources and strengths of our entire agency to plan and prepare for an efficient, effective, and rapid response to emergencies and assist in recovery in order to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Washington, the Northwest, and the United States.” MG Daugherty EVERGREEN

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