SPRINGFIELD, IL (05/13/2014)(readMedia)-- The Illinois National Guard, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and U.S Northern Command will hold a media availability during a week-long earthquake response exercise at the 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield at 11:00 a.m. May 14. The media availability will coincide with a visit from the Illinois National Guard's State Partners from Poland.


• Illinois Air National Guard's 183rd Fighter Wing based in Springfield, Ill.

• Illinois Army National Guard's 65th Troop Command Brigade based in Springfield, Ill.

• Illinois National Guard State Partnership Program Polish delegation


• Media availability highlighting the Illinois National Guard's earthquake response training and its strong partnership with Poland.

WHEN: Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 11:00AM Central Time (US & Canada)

WHERE:183rd Fighter Wing
1301 J. David Jones Pkwy
Springfield, Illinois 62707


• The Illinois National Guard is conducting a week-long exercise to prepare its units for rapidly responding to a major earthquake along the New Madrid and Wabash faults in southern Illinois.

• A delegation of Polish Army officers is visiting the Illinois National Guard to study the Guard's domestic operations mission.

• The Polish delegation will observe three days of exercises.

• The delegation is part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program, which partners U.S. states with European countries to support the Department of Defense security cooperation objectives.

• Representatives from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and advisors from U.S. Northern Command are also participating in the exercise.

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