May 23, 2016 - When natural disaster strikes, the time to prepare is over. The key to having an effective Missouri Air National Guard is to have members ready to go when the State Emergency happens. Citizen soldiers from the 131st Bomb Wing spent a week out at Camp Clark Missouri training for their State mission. The training scenarios are quite realistic at Camp Clark. The 131st Medical Squadron employed the use of moulage to create realistic injuries to acting victims. This year the disaster scenario was an EF5 Tornado.
The 239th Combat Communications Squadron came out and set up communications for the Camp. The 239th is a key player in setting up communications for First Time Responders during State Emergency Duty, including the historic Missouri Flooding over the 2016 New Year. This is the third year that the 131st has been attending Camp Clark. It started small with 131st Maintenance group who introduced the camp in 2014. Since then it has taken off with new training scenarios and elements added.
Missouri Air National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Elise Rich Video edited by USA Patriotism!