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Alaska Shield Exercise Testing Military’s Emergency Readiness

By | April 4, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The SSGT Robert T. Kuroda is docked at the Port of Anchorage. It's the largest boat in the Army and sailed from Hawaii to be part of simulation exercises meant to test the readiness of the military to respond to a disaster situation where the port is rendered inoperable. Alaska Shield joined forces with the Joint Logistics Over The Shore, or JLOTS, training to ensure the military would be able to unload supplies, such as food and medical equipment, onto shore without the port.The training is part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake. (Jolene Almendarez/APRN)

The SSGT Robert T. Kuroda is docked at the Port of Anchorage. It’s the largest boat in the Army and sailed from Hawaii to be part of simulation exercises meant to test the readiness of the military to respond to a disaster situation where the port is rendered inoperable.  (Jolene Almendarez/APRN)

More than 550 military personnel from around the country are gathered at the Port of Anchorage this week for an Alaska Shield exercise, meant to test the readiness of the military to provide emergency support to areas impacted by natural or human-caused disasters.

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