Photo By Capt. Lou Burton | A member of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks' Special Response Team provides instruction to an Airman from the 178th Security Forces squadron during Patriot South, a domestic operations exercise at Camp Shelby, MS, March 4, 2020. The exercise simulated a natural disaster, and the participants tested their applicable skills to provide support to local law enforcement. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Lou Burton)

Posted: May 27, 2020

March 8, 2020 —When disaster strikes, chaos can easily ensue. Protecting life and property can be a daunting task for local law enforcement when their own communities are decimated by a natural disaster. That is why members of the National Guard train to assist at a moment’s call and support local law enforcement.

A commitment to training and readiness brought 30 members of the 178th Security Forces squadron to train for and lead a security execution during a simulated hurricane for the domestic operations exercise known as Patriot South, February 7 to March 7.

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