Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VI will conduct a communication test on June 3, from 1300 until 2359 UTC. Region VI consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The intent of the test is to complete system checks prior to the “Vigilant Guard” exercise that will take place this summer. Set for August 3-6 from 1300 until 2359 UTC each day, Exercise Vigilant Guard is aimed at training and testing interoperable communications (federal/state/local/tribal/amateur) for a major disaster when the telecommunications infrastructure would be significantly damaged or destroyed.
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