A Team of Teams
Nancy Church, the National Temporary Power Program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, rehearses response drills and roles during a disaster response scenario with the “power team” during a Temporary Emergency Power Regional Mission Exercise in Edison, New Jersey, May 29, 2024. A “power team” made up of Soldiers and civilians from multiple governmental agencies trained together during a two-week exercise May 27 through June 7. The scenario simulated a devastating power outage affecting multiple states. The exercise included training injects to create stress and chaos similar to real-world power blackouts. The teams trained by coordinating emergency generators to critical facilities in need such as hospitals, water treatment facilities and emergency response centers. The training included members from multiple U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts and offices, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), the New Jersey All Hazard Incident Management Team, contractors and other response partners. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by Michel Sauret)

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