Western Massachusetts, November 5-8th, 2018
In early November 2018, Massachusetts Task Force (MA-TF1) conducted a large mobilization training exercise as part of the wider Vigilant Guard 19 homeland security training event. This multi-day exercise was held in the towns of Charlemont, Rowe, and Plainfield, Massachusetts with the combined task force billeting located in Northfield. Numerous other organizations participated in the event as mission partners. This exercise provided front-line teams as well as supporting staff intensive realistic training through land, water and air search and rescue operations in a simulated multi-town region isolated and severely damaged by a large-scale disaster.
No real-world injuries occurred during this exercise to any MA-TF1 member or partner agency member.