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Due to site limitations, the force protection exercise at Camp Mabry, in Austin, on Feb. 22, 2018, will not be open to the media.
For any questions regarding this training exercise, please contact the state Public Affairs Office at 512-782-5620; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUCEMENT
Camp Mabry to host coordinated annual force protection exercise with local first responders
AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 21, 2018) – The Texas Military Department, along with the Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department and Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services will conduct its coordinated annual force protection training exercise at Camp Mabry, in Austin, on Feb. 22, 2018.
This scenario-driven training exercise will test the policies and procedures in place, enhance security, improve communication between agencies and provide valuable hands-on training necessary for Camp Mabry security and local responders to better prepare, respond and protect the camp and its surrounding areas. This training is not in response to any recent events and occurs annually in February.
“Much like our disaster response to fires or floods, preparation and pre-coordination with all parties is critical to maximizing safety on the installation,” said Lt. Col. Paul Mancuso, Camp Mabry Garrison Commander. “With the safety and preservation of life paramount to the leadership, our ability to regularly conduct force protection exercises in a rehearsed setting maximizes preparedness of all personnel.”
Again, this is an interagency training exercise and there are no immediate threats to Camp Mabry or the surrounding area.
During this time, the post will remain open to the public and visitors should expect to see an increase in vehicle traffic and first responder presence on post and may experience some service delays.
The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS)
For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our Website at https://tmd.texas.gov.
Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703