Vigilant Guard 2010 Riot Control, Detention Drills

Soldiers and Airmen from the Idaho National Guard lineup outside Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai, Alaska, for a natural disaster training exercise during the Alaska National Guard’s Vigilant Guard 2010, April 29. The Soldiers were at Wildwood to simulate assisting local authorities transfer prisoners to the correctional facility due to any type of emergency. Alaska NG VG-2010 is an exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau that allows Joint Force Headquarters, Joint Task Forces and various field units to improve command and control and to exercise operational relationships with local, state, regional and federal partners. (NCNG Photo by Army Sgt. Zach Otto; Joint Task Force-Tarheel, North Carolina National Guard)

Soldiers and Airmen from the Idaho National Guard lineup outside Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai, Alaska, for a natural disaster training exercise during the Alaska National Guard's Vigilant Guard 2010 exercise, April 29. The Soldiers were at Wildwood to simulate assisting local authorities transferring prisoners to the correctional facility due to another type of emergency. (NCNG Photo by Army Sgt. Zach Otto; Joint Task Force-Tarheel, North Carolina National Guard)

U.S. Army Col. Allen Boyette, Joint Task Force-Tarheel Deputy Commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Ernest Bouton, JTF-Tarheel Command Sergeant Major, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Louden, JTF-Tarheel Human Resource Officer, talk with Sgt. Dave Cleveland, Alaska Correctional Officer, at the Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai, Alaska, during the Alaska National Guard's Vigilant Guard 2010, April 29. Alaska NG VG-2010 is an exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau that allows Joint Force Headquarters, Joint Task Forces and various field units to improve command and control and to exercise operational relationships with local, state, regional and federal partners. (NCNG Photo by Army Sgt. Zach Otto; Joint Task Force-Tarheel, North Carolina National Guard)

National Guard members from Alaska, Idaho and Oregon participate in riot control training April 26, 2010, at Elmendorf AFB. The 48 Citizen Soldiers and Airman from all three states will receive additional training—non-lethal target practice, and entry control point and convoy operations. The enhanced training is preparation for exercise operations in Kenai at Wildwood Correctional Facility, a local shopping mall, and interacting downtown with civilians in the aftermath of a simulated major earthquake as part of Vigilant Guard, an annual disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (Photo by Air Force Maj. Candis Olmstead) (Released)

National Guard members from Alaska, Idaho and Oregon participate in riot control training April 26, 2010, at an Elmendorf AFB training site, Forward Operating Base Mad Bull. The 48 Citizen Soldiers and Airman from all three states will receive additional training—non-lethal target practice, and entry control point and convoy operations. The enhanced training is preparation for exercise operations in Kenai at Wildwood Correctional Facility, a local shopping mall, and interacting downtown with civilians in the aftermath of a simulated major earthquake as part of Vigilant Guard, an annual disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (Photo by Air Force Maj. Candis Olmstead) (Released)

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assist Anchorage Police to calm or detain rioters as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday April 28, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, North Carolina National Guard) (Released)

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assist Anchorage Police to calm or detain rioters as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday April 28, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, North Carolina National Guard) (Released)

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assist Anchorage Police to calm or detain rioters as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday April 28, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, North Carolina National Guard) (Released)

National Guard Soldiers assist Anchorage Police to calm or detain rioters as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday April 28, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, North Carolina National Guard) (Released)

Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers assist Anchorage Police to calm or detain rioters as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday April 28, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, North Carolina National Guard) (Released)

Fort Richardson, AK. -- National Guard Soldiers assist Anchorage Police to calm or detain rioters as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday April 28, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. U.S. Army photo by 1st Sgt. Mike Cummings, 115th MPAD, Oregon Army National Guard (Released)

Fort Richardson, AK. -- National Guard Soldiers assist Anchorage Police to calm or detain rioters as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday April 28, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. U.S. Army photo by 1st Sgt. Mike Cummings, 115th MPAD, Oregon Army National Guard (Released)

Alaska National Guard Soldiers escort a protestor away after assisting Anchorage Police to calm or detain rioters as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Wednesday April 28, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, North Carolina National Guard) (Released)

Members of the National Guard from Idaho and Alaska apprehend an insurgent within the secured perimeter at mock Forward Operating Base Mad Bull on Elmendorf AFB during Vigilant Guard Alaska 2010. (Photo by Air Force Maj. Candis Olmstead.)

Members of the National Guard from Idaho and Alaska apprehend an insurgent within the secured perimeter at mock Forward Operating Base Mad Bull on Elmendorf AFB during Vigilant Guard Alaska 2010. (Photo by Air Force Maj. Candis Olmstead.)

Members of the National Guard from Idaho and Alaska apprehend an insurgent within the secured perimeter at mock Forward Operating Base Mad Bull on Elmendorf AFB during Vigilant Guard Alaska 2010. (Photo by Air Force Maj. Candis Olmstead.)

Members of the National Guard from Idaho and Alaska cuff an insurgent outside a mock prison during Vigilant Guard Alaska 2010. (Photo by Air Force Maj. Candis Olmstead.)

Airman 1st Class Shawna Pascua 154th Medical Group, Hawaii Air National Guard triage specialist during Vigilant Guard heads to triage patients who are simulated to have possibly been contaminated by unknown hazardous materials. Vigilant Guard is a premiere joint training exercise designed to enhance interoperability between federal, state and local volunteer agencies in case of disaster. Photo by Sgt. Karima Turner, Alaska National Guard Public Affairs

Anchorage, AK. Standing outside the command tent, CPL Jason Nauta, Hawaii Army National Guard, helps PFC Monica Marks with her gloves before giving her clearing her for final inspection, then to assist in removing casulaties during an exercise in Anchorage, Alaska. Nauta is a fulltime technician assigned to the Hawaii Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP). PAO Released. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, N.C. National Guard

Anchorage, AK. After inspecting his checmical suit, CPL Jason Nauta, Hawaii Army National Guard, clears SPC Terrance Shorter to assist in removing casulaties during an exercise in Anchorage, Alaska. Nauta is a fulltime technician assigned to the Hawaii Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP). PAO Released. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen, N.C. National Guard

A member of the 103rd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), right, scans a member of the Anchorage FIre Department for residual chemical agents after responding to a simulated chemical spill as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard in Anchorage, Alaska, Monday, April 26, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy)(Released)

A member of the the 103rd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), left, decontaminates a local first responder after responding to a simulated chemical spill as part of the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard in Anchorage, Alaska, Monday, April 26, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy)(Released)

Members of the Hawaii National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package prepare patient for movement after extracting him from the rubble of a simulated collapsed parking garage during the training scenario of exercise Vigilant Guard in Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Vigilant Guard is an annual, disaster-based training scenario that tests the coordination of National Guard units with local, state, regional, and national disaster preparedness organizations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy)(Released)

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