A Team of Teams
U.S. Army Soldiers with the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), assess the power and generator needs of a hospital in Willingboro, New Jersey, during a Temporary Emergency Power Regional Mission Exercise, May 30, 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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