Illinois Ready: Prairie Assurance Exercise 2018
181103-Z-NB653-004.JPG Photo By: Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Spreitzer

SPRINGFIELD, IL, US - Members of the Illinois National Guard’s Joint Task Force, comprised of Soldiers from the 65th Troop Command Brigade based in Bartonville, Illinois, and Airmen from the 183rd Air Wing based in Springfield, Illinois, discuss scenario injects while acting as the Exercise Control Group during Prairie Assurance Nov. 3. Soldiers and Airmen from Illinois National guard exercised at multiple locations in the state with state agencies, county emergency management agencies and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to test interoperability during a large-scale catastrophic event, in this case a high magnitude earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Spreitzer, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs)


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