Up to 15,000 German soldiers to support battle against pandemic

Germany will deploy up to 15,000 soldiers to reinforce civilian authorities increasingly stretched in their battle against rising numbers of coronavirus infections that have reached the highest level since April, the Defence Ministry said on Monday. The country has managed Read More …

Exercise Crossed Swords 2020 Reached New Levels of Multinational and Interdisciplinary Cooperation

The 6th iteration of the annual cyber exercise Crossed Swords in Riga, Latvia, brought together more than 120 technical experts, Cyber Commands´ members, Special Forces operators and military police. Organized jointly by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) Read More …

Maine hosts regional National Guard disaster response training

Approximately 160 Soldiers and Airmen from Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island took part in a semi-annual exercise at the former naval air station Nov. 5-7. The participants were all members of the New England CERFP, a regional team that Read More …

Major exercise tests Lebanon’s response to chemical attack

Lebanon’s military and security forces, medical and relief workers took part in a major exercise to test the country’s ability to respond to a chemical, biological or radiological attack. The simulated exercise, described as the largest and most comprehensive of Read More …

A helping paw: Michigan Air National Guard partnership provides venue for multinational K9 law enforcement training

“Good boy, Ryker, good boy.” Jed Avery, a deputy with the Osceola County Sherriff’s Department, Reed City, Michigan, tussles the Dutch shepherd’s neck, offering a bite at his favorite chew toy. Only seconds ago, the canine had lit into action, Read More …

Multiple Alabama agencies hold mass casualty training exercise at OWA

The Alabama Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical and Command & Control units are holding a local training exercise this weekend, September 7 and 8, with local emergency services in Downtown OWA. Read More …

Exercise Cyber Star adds complex cyber attack scenarios to strengthen Singapore’s readiness

A widespread compromise of industrial control systems in critical services sectors here was among several more complex scenarios tested for the first time at a nation-wide cyber-security exercise. In its third run, Exercise Cyber Star’s more than 250 participants from Read More …

African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

A US-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive. Security experts who met in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last week say Read More …

US resumes nuclear, chemical attack response training to BFP personnel

United States is continuing to capacitate the Philippines to build its capability in responding to threats and attacks related to the use of chemical and nuclear weapons. A news statement from the US Embassy in Manila said that personnel of Read More …

Manchester fire service lacks training to react to armed terror attack, says inspector’s report

The inability of Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS) to deploy officers in the event of some terror attacks has been highlighted in a new report into standards in the nation’s fire services. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Read More …