Video: Tennessee National Guard Earthquake Exercise a Success
Video by Niki Gentry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Soldiers, Airmen and civilian emergency response personnel throughout the state concluded the TNCAT14 Exercise on June 20, simulating the Tennessee Military Department's response to a catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid Fault. On 16 June, a simulated 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario was declared, setting into action requests for military support requests from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA,) as local authorities in areas across the seismic zone began to test the capabilities of the Military Department. Soldiers and Airman of the Tennessee National Guard and Tennessee State Guard rapidly began to meet the challenges, providing numerous levels of assistance in simulated impacted areas from west to east Tennessee conducting numerous support missions.