Alaska Shield 2014


Coast Guard Sector Anchorage participates in Alaska Shield 2014 disaster response exercise

I discovered the Alaska 2014 exercise at the end of March, while posting about the communications situation around the SB 530, Oso WA landslide. My background comes from surviving Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the Federal levees/floodwalls afterward which submerged 80% of New Orleans 8-29-05.  During that incredible disaster, our US Coast Guard became…


When disaster takes out the phone and internet connections, military and local groups help make the link ~DVIDS

Since Hurricane Katrina, so much has changed in our nation’s response to disaster, not only with our own collective cultural mindset, but particularly with our Federal response to disaster. FEMA is much improved, streamlined and focused. However it is our US National Guard/Military Logistics who have stepped up and into the scene, which is the…