(Photo by Airmen 1st Class Kylie Warren, Wyoming Air National Guard)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming National Guard will conduct Vigilant Guard 23-3, a comprehensive emergency response exercise aimed at enhancing public safety and community preparedness, from June 12 to June 15 in various locations throughout the state.

Vigilant Guard 23-3 will bring together military personnel, first responders, homeland security/emergency management officials and other key stakeholders to simulate a large-scale disaster scenario, according to a press release from the Wyoming National Guard. The exercise will provide an opportunity to test response capabilities, coordination among agencies and communication systems in a controlled environment.

Per the release, the exercise will take place in several counties in Wyoming including Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Platte, Sheridan and Weston. During the exercise, residents may notice an increased presence of emergency response personnel, military vehicles and aircraft in certain areas. It is important to note that these activities are part of the exercise and not in response to an actual emergency, the release states.

The Wyoming National Guard assures the public that every precaution has been taken to minimize disruptions and maintain the safety of communities throughout the exercise. Local residents may experience temporary road closures or traffic diversions near exercise locations, and it is advised to follow any instructions given by law enforcement or emergency personnel, the release states.

Per the release, the Wyoming National Guard appreciates the support and understanding of the public during Vigilant Guard 23-3. This exercise ensures that Wyoming communities are well-protected and resilient in the face of any potential emergency.

For more information about Vigilant Guard 23-3 and its impact on local communities, contact Alyssa Hinckley at 307-772-5040 or alyssa.b.hinckley.civ@army.mil.