Texas State Guard to drill on Tarleton campus

Tarleton State University

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University will host more than 200 members of the Texas State Guard who will conduct disaster response training on and off the university campus the weekend of Jan. 10-12.

“The principle focus of our training at Tarleton this year is the support of civilian authorities following a major civil disaster,” said Col. Howard Palmer, commander of the 4th Regiment. “This weekend’s training will better prepare our Guardsmen to respond to serious disasters, such as a tornado, to conduct search and rescue, damage assessment and mass care shelters.”

Guardsmen of 4th and 19th Civil Affairs Regiments and the 4th Air Wing, all headquartered in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, will train in partnership with ATMOS Energy and Tarleton emergency management personnel.

The Guardsmen will train throughout the campus in a tornado-strike scenario. Troops in uniform will be seen across the Tarleton campus and Stephenville simulating damage assessment and search and recovery operations. A number of facilities will be utilized by the Guard to train Guardsmen to establish shelters for displaced citizens.

“We appreciate the continued partnership of the city of Stephenville and the leadership and staff of Tarleton, which is once again playing an important role in our training,” said Palmer.

This weekend’s exercise represents the fourth year that the Texas State Guard has conducted training on campus.

For more about the Texas State Guard unit, visit www.txsg.state.tx.us.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Capt. Hope Meza, TSG Public Affairs

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