EXERCISES

Makani Pahili

This annual exercises allows military and civil authorities test their skills for emergency response to a category four hurricane. The exercise also provides JTF-HD the opportunity to fine-tune coordination mechanisms that allow the military to support civilian authorities (federal, state and local government emergency managers) in times of crisis. Coordination efforts are part of the National Response Plan and the National Incident Management System.

Lightning Rescue

Lightning Rescue is an annual pandemic influenza preparedness and response exercise, which gives joint civil-military response teams the opportunity to validate and synchronize federal, state and local agencies' preparedness plans in case of a pandemic.