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Open Edit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:03 AM
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US Military Exercises & Training Watchlist
Edited on Sat Feb-11-06 09:03 AM by CornField
Military Exercises

By Area:
ABROAD - NATIONWIDE
AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




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Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Exercise Yama Sakura (Exercise cherry blossoms) is a command post exercise which utilizes computer-generated scenarios designed to strengthen military operations and ties between US forces and the Japanese Self Defense Ground Force. More than 180 Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating. This is the largest bilateral exercise conducted in Japan. The exercise includes units from III MEF, US Army Forces Japan, Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, WA, various reserve units from the US and the Japanese Western Army. Exercise Yama Sakura began in 1982 as a simple board game exercise, and since 1993, computer generated scenarios have been used to dictate the exercise.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/AEE6DB9...

South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Honduras - Operation New Horizons 2006
Jan-April 2006 - Four-month long joint training exercise between the U.S. military and the Honduran government. Active duty, guardsmen and reservists from the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy are all involved. The Air Force's 11th Wing from Bolling, is the lead wing for New Horizons. When the mission is completed, the JTF will have built four schoolhouses and a maternity clinic, and provided free humanitarian medical assistance to 14 different locations in and around the coastal city of La Ceiba.
http://www.dcmilitary.com/airforce/beam/11_15/national_...

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Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c... (article after exercise held)

Silent Horizon
May 2005 - CIA cybersecurity exercise.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Livewire
Prior to Feb. 2006 - Cyberterrorism exercise for Homeland Security and other federal agencies (not listed) concluded there were serious questions over government's role during a cyberattack depending on who was identified as the culprit terrorists, a foreign government or bored teenagers. This exercise also began questioning if government could even detect the early stages of such an attack without the help of private technology companies. (Paving the way for Cyber Storm.)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

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Off Coast of Southern California - JTFEX
Jan. 28, 2006 - Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 completed a 14-day Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Jan. 26 off the coast of Southern California. JTFEX, the third and final at-sea training evolution ships must complete before deployment, prepared the six ships and more than 6,000 Sailors and Marines of ESG 3 for future operational requirements. The exercise incorporated operational simulations and the theoretical challenges that U.S. forces in cooperation with coalition militaries might face. The training team had small boats, Lear jets, Cessna propeller aircraft, the Swedish diesel submarine HMS Gotland and other U.S. Navy vessels simulate enemy forces during the training. The scenarios included non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, maritime interception, amphibious assault and daily flight operations. The group is comprised of Amphibious Squadron 3, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Peleliu, the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzales (DDG 66) with the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden (LPD 5), Tactical Air Control Squadron 11, and the "Black Jacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21. The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), and the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) participated in the training but will not deploy with the strike group in late February.
http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=22...

Twentynine Palms - Mojave Viper
Feb. 9, 2006 - Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, and about 1,000 others from a battalion based in North Carolina are halfway through their month long pre-deployment capstone training exercise. The exercise consists of conventional combined-arms training and stability and support operations training. Early on, the Marines and Sailors receive classes including desert survival, high-risk capture procedures, and how to identify and avoid improvised explosive devices. The battalion experienced an onslaught of realistic training, such as live-fire movement/maneuver at the reinforced platoon and company sized level. Finally, the battalion will be involved in scenarios in an artificial Iraqi town housing over 300 role players. The battalion will get the benefit of training in an urban environment against an opposing force whose methods are based on current enemy tactics, techniques and procedures.
http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,87551,00.html


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St. Johns County
Feb. 11, 2006 -- Various training exercises (school shooting hostage situations, etc.) including mostly personnel from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. Training is staged so the department can learn the various uses for their amphibious M113 armored personnel carrier (tank) purchased for $2,000 through a military surplus program. According to the report, St. Johns is one of 30 Florida counties to have an unarmed tank.
http://www.staugustine.com/stories/021106/new_3632274.s...

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

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Onslow County - Military-Civilian Task Force for Emergency Response
Feb. 2, 2006 - Two day exercise/emergency scenarios in a room at Onslow County Multipurpose Complex involving the Marines, emergency responders and law enforcement (from 3 NC counties - Onslow, Duplin and Carteret. On Thursday Camp Lejeune, Progress Energy, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross were on hand the first day as the group discussed a possible category 5 hurricane. On Friday the group of about 100 discussed a Bird Flu epidemic. These 'table top' discussions will be followed up by full-scale emergency drills in May which will include other North Carolina and Alabama counties.
http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/Globa...

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Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:07 AM
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1. Unexplained edit
This thread is set up to track US Military Exercises & Training throughout the States and abroad. It was started by CornField.


When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:12 AM
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2. Grand Rapids, MI -- Room-to-Room Urban Training
This thread is set up to track US Military Exercises & Training throughout the States and abroad. It was started by CornField.

mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...


When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:22 AM
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3. added "Cyber Storm" exercise
This thread is set up to track US Military Exercises & Training throughout the States and abroad. It was started by CornField.

mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.

http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web


When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:30 PM
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4. Organizing by State
Military Exercises

By Area:
ABROAD - NATIONWIDE
AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




Abroad


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Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 01:35 PM
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5. Selfridge Air National Guard Base (Michigan, Super Bowl preparedness)
Military Exercises

By Area:
ABROAD - NATIONWIDE
AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




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Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2005 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 01:48 PM
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6. Unexplained edit
Military Exercises

By Area:
ABROAD - NATIONWIDE
AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




Abroad


South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but tehir numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 01:50 PM
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7. South Korea - RSOI and Foal Eagle
Military Exercises

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Abroad


South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 01:59 PM
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8. Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
Military Exercises

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Abroad


South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 02:22 PM
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9. Phillipines - Balikatan
Military Exercises

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Abroad


South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 09:37 PM
Response to Original message
10. Hampton Roads, VA - TRUEX
Military Exercises

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Abroad


South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 09:47 PM
Response to Original message
11. Unexplained edit
Military Exercises

By Area:
ABROAD - NATIONWIDE
AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




Abroad


South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

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Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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Virginia


Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 09:58 PM
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12. (Edit above was for NJ) this one Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Military Exercises

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Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Exercise Yama Sakura (Exercise cherry blossoms) is a command post exercise which utilizes computer-generated scenarios designed to strengthen military operations and ties between US forces and the Japanese Self Defense Ground Force. More than 180 Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating. This is the largest bilateral exercise conducted in Japan. The exercise includes units from III MEF, US Army Forces Japan, Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, WA, various reserve units from the US and the Japanese Western Army. Exercise Yama Sakura began in 1982 as a simple board game exercise, and since 1993, computer generated scenarios have been used to dictate the exercise.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/AEE6DB9...

South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

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Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 10:11 PM
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13. Onslow Co., NC - Military-Civilian Task Force for Emergency Response
Military Exercises

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AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




Abroad


Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Exercise Yama Sakura (Exercise cherry blossoms) is a command post exercise which utilizes computer-generated scenarios designed to strengthen military operations and ties between US forces and the Japanese Self Defense Ground Force. More than 180 Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating. This is the largest bilateral exercise conducted in Japan. The exercise includes units from III MEF, US Army Forces Japan, Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, WA, various reserve units from the US and the Japanese Western Army. Exercise Yama Sakura began in 1982 as a simple board game exercise, and since 1993, computer generated scenarios have been used to dictate the exercise.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/AEE6DB9...

South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




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New Jersey


Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

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Onslow County - Military-Civilian Task Force for Emergency Response
Feb. 2, 2006 - Two day exercise/emergency scenarios in a room at Onslow County Multipurpose Complex involving the Marines, emergency responders and law enforcement (from 3 NC counties - Onslow, Duplin and Carteret. On Thursday Camp Lejeune, Progress Energy, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross were on hand the first day as the group discussed a possible category 5 hurricane. On Friday the group of about 100 discussed a Bird Flu epidemic. These 'table top' discussions will be followed up by full-scale emergency drills in May which will include other North Carolina and Alabama counties.
http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/Globa...

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Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

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Virginia


Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

Washington


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Wisconsin


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Wyoming


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When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 10:18 PM
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14. Southern California Coast - JTFEX
Military Exercises

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AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




Abroad


Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Exercise Yama Sakura (Exercise cherry blossoms) is a command post exercise which utilizes computer-generated scenarios designed to strengthen military operations and ties between US forces and the Japanese Self Defense Ground Force. More than 180 Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating. This is the largest bilateral exercise conducted in Japan. The exercise includes units from III MEF, US Army Forces Japan, Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, WA, various reserve units from the US and the Japanese Western Army. Exercise Yama Sakura began in 1982 as a simple board game exercise, and since 1993, computer generated scenarios have been used to dictate the exercise.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/AEE6DB9...

South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web

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Off Coast of Southern California - JTFEX
Jan. 28, 2006 - Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 completed a 14-day Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Jan. 26 off the coast of Southern California. JTFEX, the third and final at-sea training evolution ships must complete before deployment, prepared the six ships and more than 6,000 Sailors and Marines of ESG 3 for future operational requirements. The exercise incorporated operational simulations and the theoretical challenges that U.S. forces in cooperation with coalition militaries might face. The training team had small boats, Lear jets, Cessna propeller aircraft, the Swedish diesel submarine HMS Gotland and other U.S. Navy vessels simulate enemy forces during the training. The scenarios included non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, maritime interception, amphibious assault and daily flight operations. The group is comprised of Amphibious Squadron 3, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Peleliu, the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzales (DDG 66) with the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden (LPD 5), Tactical Air Control Squadron 11, and the "Black Jacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21. The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), and the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) participated in the training but will not deploy with the strike group in late February.
http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=22...

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Michigan


Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




Minnesota


??

Mississippi


??

Missouri


??

Montana


??

Nebraska


??

Nevada


??

New Hampshire


??

New Jersey


Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

New Mexico


??

New York


??

North Carolina


Onslow County - Military-Civilian Task Force for Emergency Response
Feb. 2, 2006 - Two day exercise/emergency scenarios in a room at Onslow County Multipurpose Complex involving the Marines, emergency responders and law enforcement (from 3 NC counties - Onslow, Duplin and Carteret. On Thursday Camp Lejeune, Progress Energy, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross were on hand the first day as the group discussed a possible category 5 hurricane. On Friday the group of about 100 discussed a Bird Flu epidemic. These 'table top' discussions will be followed up by full-scale emergency drills in May which will include other North Carolina and Alabama counties.
http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/Globa...

North Dakota


??

Ohio


Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

Oklahoma


??

Oregon


??

Pennsylvania


??

Rhode Island


??

South Carolina


??

South Dakota


??

Tennessee


??

Texas


??

Utah


??

Vermont


??

Virginia


Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

Washington


??

West Virginia


??

Wisconsin


??

Wyoming


??


When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-11-06 08:37 AM
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15. Added Cyber Storm summary -- Livewire info -- Silent Horizon info
Military Exercises

By Area:
ABROAD - NATIONWIDE
AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




Abroad


Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Exercise Yama Sakura (Exercise cherry blossoms) is a command post exercise which utilizes computer-generated scenarios designed to strengthen military operations and ties between US forces and the Japanese Self Defense Ground Force. More than 180 Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating. This is the largest bilateral exercise conducted in Japan. The exercise includes units from III MEF, US Army Forces Japan, Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, WA, various reserve units from the US and the Japanese Western Army. Exercise Yama Sakura began in 1982 as a simple board game exercise, and since 1993, computer generated scenarios have been used to dictate the exercise.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/AEE6DB9...

South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c... (article after exercise held)

Silent Horizon
May 2005 - CIA cybersecurity exercise.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Livewire
Prior to Feb. 2006 - Cyberterrorism exercise for Homeland Security and other federal agencies (not listed) concluded there were serious questions over government's role during a cyberattack depending on who was identified as the culprit terrorists, a foreign government or bored teenagers. This exercise also began questioning if government could even detect the early stages of such an attack without the help of private technology companies. (Paving the way for Cyber Storm.)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Alabama


??

Alaska


??

Arizona


??

Arkansas


??

California


Off Coast of Southern California - JTFEX
Jan. 28, 2006 - Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 completed a 14-day Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Jan. 26 off the coast of Southern California. JTFEX, the third and final at-sea training evolution ships must complete before deployment, prepared the six ships and more than 6,000 Sailors and Marines of ESG 3 for future operational requirements. The exercise incorporated operational simulations and the theoretical challenges that U.S. forces in cooperation with coalition militaries might face. The training team had small boats, Lear jets, Cessna propeller aircraft, the Swedish diesel submarine HMS Gotland and other U.S. Navy vessels simulate enemy forces during the training. The scenarios included non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, maritime interception, amphibious assault and daily flight operations. The group is comprised of Amphibious Squadron 3, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Peleliu, the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzales (DDG 66) with the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden (LPD 5), Tactical Air Control Squadron 11, and the "Black Jacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21. The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), and the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) participated in the training but will not deploy with the strike group in late February.
http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=22...

Colorado


??

Connecticut


??

Delaware


??

Florida


??

Georgia


??

Hawaii


??

Idaho


??

Illinois


??

Indiana


??

Iowa


??

Kansas


??

Kentucky


??

Louisiana


??

Maine


??

Maryland


??

Massachusetts


??

Michigan


Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




Minnesota


??

Mississippi


??

Missouri


??

Montana


??

Nebraska


??

Nevada


??

New Hampshire


??

New Jersey


Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

New Mexico


??

New York


??

North Carolina


Onslow County - Military-Civilian Task Force for Emergency Response
Feb. 2, 2006 - Two day exercise/emergency scenarios in a room at Onslow County Multipurpose Complex involving the Marines, emergency responders and law enforcement (from 3 NC counties - Onslow, Duplin and Carteret. On Thursday Camp Lejeune, Progress Energy, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross were on hand the first day as the group discussed a possible category 5 hurricane. On Friday the group of about 100 discussed a Bird Flu epidemic. These 'table top' discussions will be followed up by full-scale emergency drills in May which will include other North Carolina and Alabama counties.
http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/Globa...

North Dakota


??

Ohio


Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

Oklahoma


??

Oregon


??

Pennsylvania


??

Rhode Island


??

South Carolina


??

South Dakota


??

Tennessee


??

Texas


??

Utah


??

Vermont


??

Virginia


Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

Washington


??

West Virginia


??

Wisconsin


??

Wyoming


??


When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-11-06 08:46 AM
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16. Added Operation New Horizons in Honduras
Military Exercises

By Area:
ABROAD - NATIONWIDE
AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




Abroad


Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Exercise Yama Sakura (Exercise cherry blossoms) is a command post exercise which utilizes computer-generated scenarios designed to strengthen military operations and ties between US forces and the Japanese Self Defense Ground Force. More than 180 Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating. This is the largest bilateral exercise conducted in Japan. The exercise includes units from III MEF, US Army Forces Japan, Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, WA, various reserve units from the US and the Japanese Western Army. Exercise Yama Sakura began in 1982 as a simple board game exercise, and since 1993, computer generated scenarios have been used to dictate the exercise.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/AEE6DB9...

South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Honduras - Operation New Horizons 2006
Jan-April 2006 - Four-month long joint training exercise between the U.S. military and the Honduran government. Active duty, guardsmen and reservists from the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy are all involved. The Air Force's 11th Wing from Bolling, is the lead wing for New Horizons. When the mission is completed, the JTF will have built four schoolhouses and a maternity clinic, and provided free humanitarian medical assistance to 14 different locations in and around the coastal city of La Ceiba.
http://www.dcmilitary.com/airforce/beam/11_15/national_...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c... (article after exercise held)

Silent Horizon
May 2005 - CIA cybersecurity exercise.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Livewire
Prior to Feb. 2006 - Cyberterrorism exercise for Homeland Security and other federal agencies (not listed) concluded there were serious questions over government's role during a cyberattack depending on who was identified as the culprit terrorists, a foreign government or bored teenagers. This exercise also began questioning if government could even detect the early stages of such an attack without the help of private technology companies. (Paving the way for Cyber Storm.)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Alabama


??

Alaska


??

Arizona


??

Arkansas


??

California


Off Coast of Southern California - JTFEX
Jan. 28, 2006 - Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 completed a 14-day Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Jan. 26 off the coast of Southern California. JTFEX, the third and final at-sea training evolution ships must complete before deployment, prepared the six ships and more than 6,000 Sailors and Marines of ESG 3 for future operational requirements. The exercise incorporated operational simulations and the theoretical challenges that U.S. forces in cooperation with coalition militaries might face. The training team had small boats, Lear jets, Cessna propeller aircraft, the Swedish diesel submarine HMS Gotland and other U.S. Navy vessels simulate enemy forces during the training. The scenarios included non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, maritime interception, amphibious assault and daily flight operations. The group is comprised of Amphibious Squadron 3, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Peleliu, the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzales (DDG 66) with the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden (LPD 5), Tactical Air Control Squadron 11, and the "Black Jacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21. The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), and the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) participated in the training but will not deploy with the strike group in late February.
http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=22...

Colorado


??

Connecticut


??

Delaware


??

Florida


??

Georgia


??

Hawaii


??

Idaho


??

Illinois


??

Indiana


??

Iowa


??

Kansas


??

Kentucky


??

Louisiana


??

Maine


??

Maryland


??

Massachusetts


??

Michigan


Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




Minnesota


??

Mississippi


??

Missouri


??

Montana


??

Nebraska


??

Nevada


??

New Hampshire


??

New Jersey


Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

New Mexico


??

New York


??

North Carolina


Onslow County - Military-Civilian Task Force for Emergency Response
Feb. 2, 2006 - Two day exercise/emergency scenarios in a room at Onslow County Multipurpose Complex involving the Marines, emergency responders and law enforcement (from 3 NC counties - Onslow, Duplin and Carteret. On Thursday Camp Lejeune, Progress Energy, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross were on hand the first day as the group discussed a possible category 5 hurricane. On Friday the group of about 100 discussed a Bird Flu epidemic. These 'table top' discussions will be followed up by full-scale emergency drills in May which will include other North Carolina and Alabama counties.
http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/Globa...

North Dakota


??

Ohio


Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

Oklahoma


??

Oregon


??

Pennsylvania


??

Rhode Island


??

South Carolina


??

South Dakota


??

Tennessee


??

Texas


??

Utah


??

Vermont


??

Virginia


Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

Washington


??

West Virginia


??

Wisconsin


??

Wyoming


??


When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-11-06 08:52 AM
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17. Added Mojave Viper in Calif.
Military Exercises

By Area:
ABROAD - NATIONWIDE
AL - AK - AZ - AR - CA - CO - CT - DE - FL - GA - HI - ID - IL - IN - IA - KS - KY - LA - ME - MD - MA - MI - MN - MS - MO - MT - NE - NV - NH - NJ - NM - NY - NC - ND - OH - OK - OR - PA - RI - SC - SD - TN - TX - UT - VT - VA - WA - WV - WI - WY




Abroad


Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Exercise Yama Sakura (Exercise cherry blossoms) is a command post exercise which utilizes computer-generated scenarios designed to strengthen military operations and ties between US forces and the Japanese Self Defense Ground Force. More than 180 Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating. This is the largest bilateral exercise conducted in Japan. The exercise includes units from III MEF, US Army Forces Japan, Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, WA, various reserve units from the US and the Japanese Western Army. Exercise Yama Sakura began in 1982 as a simple board game exercise, and since 1993, computer generated scenarios have been used to dictate the exercise.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/AEE6DB9...

South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Honduras - Operation New Horizons 2006
Jan-April 2006 - Four-month long joint training exercise between the U.S. military and the Honduran government. Active duty, guardsmen and reservists from the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy are all involved. The Air Force's 11th Wing from Bolling, is the lead wing for New Horizons. When the mission is completed, the JTF will have built four schoolhouses and a maternity clinic, and provided free humanitarian medical assistance to 14 different locations in and around the coastal city of La Ceiba.
http://www.dcmilitary.com/airforce/beam/11_15/national_...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c... (article after exercise held)

Silent Horizon
May 2005 - CIA cybersecurity exercise.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Livewire
Prior to Feb. 2006 - Cyberterrorism exercise for Homeland Security and other federal agencies (not listed) concluded there were serious questions over government's role during a cyberattack depending on who was identified as the culprit terrorists, a foreign government or bored teenagers. This exercise also began questioning if government could even detect the early stages of such an attack without the help of private technology companies. (Paving the way for Cyber Storm.)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Alabama


??

Alaska


??

Arizona


??

Arkansas


??

California


Off Coast of Southern California - JTFEX
Jan. 28, 2006 - Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 completed a 14-day Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Jan. 26 off the coast of Southern California. JTFEX, the third and final at-sea training evolution ships must complete before deployment, prepared the six ships and more than 6,000 Sailors and Marines of ESG 3 for future operational requirements. The exercise incorporated operational simulations and the theoretical challenges that U.S. forces in cooperation with coalition militaries might face. The training team had small boats, Lear jets, Cessna propeller aircraft, the Swedish diesel submarine HMS Gotland and other U.S. Navy vessels simulate enemy forces during the training. The scenarios included non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, maritime interception, amphibious assault and daily flight operations. The group is comprised of Amphibious Squadron 3, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Peleliu, the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzales (DDG 66) with the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden (LPD 5), Tactical Air Control Squadron 11, and the "Black Jacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21. The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), and the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) participated in the training but will not deploy with the strike group in late February.
http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=22...

Twentynine Palms - Mojave Viper
Feb. 9, 2006 - Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, and about 1,000 others from a battalion based in North Carolina are halfway through their month long pre-deployment capstone training exercise. The exercise consists of conventional combined-arms training and stability and support operations training. Early on, the Marines and Sailors receive classes including desert survival, high-risk capture procedures, and how to identify and avoid improvised explosive devices. The battalion experienced an onslaught of realistic training, such as live-fire movement/maneuver at the reinforced platoon and company sized level. Finally, the battalion will be involved in scenarios in an artificial Iraqi town housing over 300 role players. The battalion will get the benefit of training in an urban environment against an opposing force whose methods are based on current enemy tactics, techniques and procedures.
http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,87551,00.html


Colorado


??

Connecticut


??

Delaware


??

Florida


??

Georgia


??

Hawaii


??

Idaho


??

Illinois


??

Indiana


??

Iowa


??

Kansas


??

Kentucky


??

Louisiana


??

Maine


??

Maryland


??

Massachusetts


??

Michigan


Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




Minnesota


??

Mississippi


??

Missouri


??

Montana


??

Nebraska


??

Nevada


??

New Hampshire


??

New Jersey


Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

New Mexico


??

New York


??

North Carolina


Onslow County - Military-Civilian Task Force for Emergency Response
Feb. 2, 2006 - Two day exercise/emergency scenarios in a room at Onslow County Multipurpose Complex involving the Marines, emergency responders and law enforcement (from 3 NC counties - Onslow, Duplin and Carteret. On Thursday Camp Lejeune, Progress Energy, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross were on hand the first day as the group discussed a possible category 5 hurricane. On Friday the group of about 100 discussed a Bird Flu epidemic. These 'table top' discussions will be followed up by full-scale emergency drills in May which will include other North Carolina and Alabama counties.
http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/Globa...

North Dakota


??

Ohio


Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

Oklahoma


??

Oregon


??

Pennsylvania


??

Rhode Island


??

South Carolina


??

South Dakota


??

Tennessee


??

Texas


??

Utah


??

Vermont


??

Virginia


Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

Washington


??

West Virginia


??

Wisconsin


??

Wyoming


??


When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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Abroad


Japan - Exercise Yama Sakura
Exercise Yama Sakura (Exercise cherry blossoms) is a command post exercise which utilizes computer-generated scenarios designed to strengthen military operations and ties between US forces and the Japanese Self Defense Ground Force. More than 180 Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force are participating. This is the largest bilateral exercise conducted in Japan. The exercise includes units from III MEF, US Army Forces Japan, Army's I Corps from Fort Lewis, WA, various reserve units from the US and the Japanese Western Army. Exercise Yama Sakura began in 1982 as a simple board game exercise, and since 1993, computer generated scenarios have been used to dictate the exercise.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/AEE6DB9...

South Korea - 'RSOI' and 'Foal Eagle'
navytimes.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - Although North Korea is protesting, joint military exercises known as "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are scheduled for March 2006. Army Gen. B.B. Bell took command of three forces (UN, US and Korea -- although Seoul has expressed desire to begin discussions on maintaining command of their own troops). Bell replaced Gen. Leon J. LaPorte.
Roughly 29,500 U.S. troops are based in South Korea, but their numbers are set to decline to 25,000 by 2008 as a part of the Pentagon's worldwide realignment of forces. The Americans will also move their headquarters from Yongsan Garrison in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyongtaek, about 50 miles south of Seoul. A third round of talks at the North's Mt. Baekdu remain unscheduled while the North continues to protest the upcoming joint military exercises. North Korea has said the drills are merely a U.S. rehearsal to attack them. Washington has denied that.
http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1511278.p...

Kazakhstan - Eagle of Steppes 2006
denfensenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - A U.S. military unit will take part in anti-terrorism exercises organized by Astana and London. The Kazakhstan ministry said the U.S. unit would take part in planning operations at headquarters set up for the exercises set for September in the southern Almaty region. In the last set of similar exercises, the U.S. was only an observer. This announcement followed a three-day visit to Kazakhstan by a delegation of the U.S. Central Command. It has not been said which U.S. unit will take part in the exercise.
http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1511512&C=americ...

Phillipines - Balikatan
Feb. 1, 2006 - These joint exercises are at the crux of a 1998 treaty (Visiting Forces Agreement) which was designed to strengthen and modernize the Phillippine military's capability. There was a move this year by the Philippine Congress to scrap the treaty because the U.S. has refused to turn over U.S. soldiers in the alleged rape of a Filipina student. A concurrent joint resolution has been filed in the Philippine Congress for the purpose of serving a notice for the renegotiation of the treaty.
http://www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?ar...

Honduras - Operation New Horizons 2006
Jan-April 2006 - Four-month long joint training exercise between the U.S. military and the Honduran government. Active duty, guardsmen and reservists from the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy are all involved. The Air Force's 11th Wing from Bolling, is the lead wing for New Horizons. When the mission is completed, the JTF will have built four schoolhouses and a maternity clinic, and provided free humanitarian medical assistance to 14 different locations in and around the coastal city of La Ceiba.
http://www.dcmilitary.com/airforce/beam/11_15/national_...

Nationwide


Cyber Storm
DHS, agencies plan joint Cyber Storm exercise - The Homeland Security Departments Cyber Storm cybersecurity exercise scheduled for next week will have a worldwide scope, an industry official said today. Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom will join 20 companies and two U.S. government agencies, said a senior industry official who requested anonymity because of the informations sensitive nature. Cyber Storm will test federal and private-sector readiness for cyberattacks, particularly against critical infrastructure. The massive exercise, scheduled for Feb. 6-10, has been planned for a long time, the official said. Participants will face realistic scenarios, the official said.
http://www.washingtontechnology.com/news/1_1/daily_news...
http://www.fcw.com/article92177-02-01-06-Web
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c... (article after exercise held)

Silent Horizon
May 2005 - CIA cybersecurity exercise.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Livewire
Prior to Feb. 2006 - Cyberterrorism exercise for Homeland Security and other federal agencies (not listed) concluded there were serious questions over government's role during a cyberattack depending on who was identified as the culprit terrorists, a foreign government or bored teenagers. This exercise also began questioning if government could even detect the early stages of such an attack without the help of private technology companies. (Paving the way for Cyber Storm.)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060210/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/c...

Alabama


??

Alaska


??

Arizona


??

Arkansas


??

California


Off Coast of Southern California - JTFEX
Jan. 28, 2006 - Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 completed a 14-day Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Jan. 26 off the coast of Southern California. JTFEX, the third and final at-sea training evolution ships must complete before deployment, prepared the six ships and more than 6,000 Sailors and Marines of ESG 3 for future operational requirements. The exercise incorporated operational simulations and the theoretical challenges that U.S. forces in cooperation with coalition militaries might face. The training team had small boats, Lear jets, Cessna propeller aircraft, the Swedish diesel submarine HMS Gotland and other U.S. Navy vessels simulate enemy forces during the training. The scenarios included non-combatant evacuation, humanitarian assistance, maritime interception, amphibious assault and daily flight operations. The group is comprised of Amphibious Squadron 3, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Peleliu, the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzales (DDG 66) with the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden (LPD 5), Tactical Air Control Squadron 11, and the "Black Jacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21. The Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), and the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) participated in the training but will not deploy with the strike group in late February.
http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=22...

Twentynine Palms - Mojave Viper
Feb. 9, 2006 - Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, and about 1,000 others from a battalion based in North Carolina are halfway through their month long pre-deployment capstone training exercise. The exercise consists of conventional combined-arms training and stability and support operations training. Early on, the Marines and Sailors receive classes including desert survival, high-risk capture procedures, and how to identify and avoid improvised explosive devices. The battalion experienced an onslaught of realistic training, such as live-fire movement/maneuver at the reinforced platoon and company sized level. Finally, the battalion will be involved in scenarios in an artificial Iraqi town housing over 300 role players. The battalion will get the benefit of training in an urban environment against an opposing force whose methods are based on current enemy tactics, techniques and procedures.
http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,87551,00.html


Colorado


??

Connecticut


??

Delaware


??

Florida


St. Johns County
Feb. 11, 2006 -- Various training exercises (school shooting hostage situations, etc.) including mostly personnel from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. Training is staged so the department can learn the various uses for their amphibious M113 armored personnel carrier (tank) purchased for $2,000 through a military surplus program. According to the report, St. Johns is one of 30 Florida counties to have an unarmed tank.
http://www.staugustine.com/stories/021106/new_3632274.s...

Georgia


??

Hawaii


??

Idaho


??

Illinois


??

Indiana


??

Iowa


??

Kansas


??

Kentucky


??

Louisiana


??

Maine


??

Maryland


??

Massachusetts


??

Michigan


Near Detroit
voicenews.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - North American Aerospace Defense Command and service members at Selfridge Air National Guard Base spent much of the previous weeks drilling and preparing for the week-long Super Bowl festivities. The 107th Fighter Squadron, and elements of the 127th Wing at Selfridge, were joined by multiple Cessna aircraft, a C-21 Learjet and H-65 Dolphin helicopters, in the skies over southeast Michigan as they drilled and practiced for any contingency. Also involved in the effort are many Canadian aircraft, since NORAD is an umbrella body that can assume command of both U.S. and Canadian military aircraft. CF-18s out of Bagotville, Quebec, a CH-146 Griffin helicopter out of Kingston, Ontario, and E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft and air refueling tankers were all participating in low-altitude exercises last week.
http://www.voicenews.com/stories/020306/loc_selfridge00...




Minnesota


??

Mississippi


??

Missouri


??

Montana


??

Nebraska


??

Nevada


??

New Hampshire


??

New Jersey


Asbury Park -- IED Week
Feb. 2, 2006 - Fort Monmouth, N.J. based 754th Explosive Ordnance Disposal were joined by 10 civilian bomb squads (named were Massachusetts State Police and Jersey City Police Dept.) for a week-long exercise in the Howard Commons complex off Pine Brook Rd. Soldiers from the 754th made more than 170 nonexplosive bombs for use in the exercise. The impotent explosives, wired to show sirens and lights at detonation, were clones of real homemade bombs the unit had previously discovered during deployments in Afghanistan. The 754th is set to deploy to Iraq this spring.
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1506592.p...

New Mexico


??

New York


??

North Carolina


Onslow County - Military-Civilian Task Force for Emergency Response
Feb. 2, 2006 - Two day exercise/emergency scenarios in a room at Onslow County Multipurpose Complex involving the Marines, emergency responders and law enforcement (from 3 NC counties - Onslow, Duplin and Carteret. On Thursday Camp Lejeune, Progress Energy, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross were on hand the first day as the group discussed a possible category 5 hurricane. On Friday the group of about 100 discussed a Bird Flu epidemic. These 'table top' discussions will be followed up by full-scale emergency drills in May which will include other North Carolina and Alabama counties.
http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/Globa...

North Dakota


??

Ohio


Toledo
mlive.com - Feb. 3, 2006 - About 170 Reservists of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based 24th Marines, Company A, 1st Battalion, departed the Marine Corps Reserve Center just before midnight for exercises in Toledo designed to mimic the battlefront they expect to see in a few months in Iraq. Maneuvers were focused in or near an empty, 10-story building in Toledo, as soldiers don full combat gear and fire blank ammunition in exercises today, Saturday and Sunday. Local citizens are being asked to keep a 30-yard distance from the Marines as they train. (room-to-room security drills)
http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-...

Oklahoma


??

Oregon


??

Pennsylvania


??

Rhode Island


??

South Carolina


??

South Dakota


??

Tennessee


??

Texas


??

Utah


??

Vermont


??

Virginia


Hampton Roads - TRUEX
February 3, 2006 - TRUEX = Training in an Urban Environment Exercise. Roughly 2,100 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be in Hampton Roads, VA in late February for two weeks of training in preparation for upcoming deployment. The Marines will operate out of several area military installations including Naval Station Norfolk, Fort Eustis and Naval Air Station Oceana and conduct urban-combat training from Feb. 27 to March 12. During the TRUEX, the soldiers will fire weapons, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes, respons to mass-casualty scenarios and counter the threat posed by roadside bombs. Residents of Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth and surrounding communities can expect to see Marines periodically throughout the exercise. Citizens are also likely to notice more military helicopers and ground vehicles than usual.
The 24th MEU is composed of its command element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (Reinforced), and MEU Service Support Group 24.
http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/0/C98A1DE...

Washington


??

West Virginia


??

Wisconsin


??

Wyoming


??


When you find a news article which outlines a US Military exercise, provide a link, give a brief synopsis (because links eventually go dead) providing the aspect and scope of the exercise (Why? Where? How many? How long? What branch? What equipment? etc.). Likewise, if you find a news item which discusses an exercise to take place in the future, please post that information here as well. ~CornField
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