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Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:53 AM

Anyone know what is going on in Washington DC

I just woke up to low flying jets and helecoptors

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Reply Anyone know what is going on in Washington DC (Original post)
bottomofthehill Mar 2012 OP
Jamastiene Mar 2012 #1
bottomofthehill Mar 2012 #2
MrScorpio Mar 2012 #3
bottomofthehill Mar 2012 #4
MrScorpio Mar 2012 #5
PCIntern Mar 2012 #7
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #8
Glimmer of Hope Mar 2012 #6
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #9
onethatcares Mar 2012 #10
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #11
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #12
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #13
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #14
slackmaster Mar 2012 #15

Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:56 AM

1. Haven't you heard?

There has been an alien invasion going on since about 9:00 pm tonight. Hit the deck. Don't forget your I got mine on already.

Just joking. There is no alien invasion...that I know of. Hope all is well there and maybe it is just some training thing going on.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 12:58 AM

2. planes were low and loud

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 01:30 AM

3. It's a multi-jurisdiction exercise called REAPER EAGLE

It's used to gauge the speed, efficiency and ability of local, state and federal emergency response assets to a hypothetical chemical, biological or nuclear attack within the National Capital Region by terrorists. It's also used to coordinate command and control systems used by DHS, FEMA, The Defense Department, The Department of Health and Human Services, The Department of Energy and the FBI, with restricted access to state and local agencies.

Things that are evaluated are protection of key leadership personnel and national emergency managers, vital public institutions, efficiency of coordinated command response, mass casualty response and evacuation/area control procedures.

Frankly, I'm surprised that you didn't hear about it. Usually these kinds of things are planned well in advance.

But I can tell you from my time in the Pentagon and in Intel, every once in a while they use these exercises as cover for actual OPs.

Hopefully, things are a OK there.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:13 AM

4. i did not see anything on it

well, back to sleep. thanks for the info

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:24 AM

5. Actually, that was all bullshit. I made it all up

There's no such thing as "Reaper Eagle"

That was actually a tribute to my old base where I retired from the USAF, Langley AFB. "Reapers" are Predator drones… I was in a Predator squadron for many-a-year, and "Eagle" is the euphemism for F-15 fighters.

Sorry that I was pulling your leg like that, I was just funnin'.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 08:14 AM

7. Unfortunately, the Agents are already on their way to 'receive' you...

best of luck...

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 08:20 AM

8. Good thing our FEMA camps are ready now

Mr. Scorpio's gonna get a . Lotsa funnin'!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 07:55 AM

6. It was a scheduled Norad exercise.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 08:50 AM

9. No and expecially not Congress.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 09:47 AM

10. you were quicker on the keys that time.

congratulations

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 09:52 AM

11. Me gots them fast fingers - ask me wife.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:04 AM

12. The Shadow knows

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:09 AM

13. That shadow is funded by the Koch brothers.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:23 AM

14. And lives in 'The Family's' house on C Street

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 10:25 AM

15. Everyone in DC has been issued life jackets!

 

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