[mdmars_members] Fw: //MARS R/MARYLAND/DC AFTER ACTION REPORT - BADBUG/HIDDENSHADOW/R3

  • From: J Sears <aat3ok@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: AIG-2 <mdmars_members@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:18:43 -0700 (PDT)

ALLCON  here is the after action report being sent forth to the region.
 
Thanks Dave.. WELL DONE !!
Jim 
 


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From: AAR3DL@xxxxxxxxxxx <AAR3DL@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: //MARS R/MARYLAND/DC AFTER ACTION REPORT - BADBUG/HIDDENSHADOW/R3
To: aat3ok@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7:50 AM


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Date: 2009/09/29 11:50
From: AAR3DL
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Subject: //MARS R/MARYLAND/DC AFTER ACTION REPORT - BADBUG/HIDDENSHADOW/R3

DE AAM3EMD NR 910
R 281230Z SEP 2009
FM AAM3EMD SMITH/MD
TO AAA3RD ZUTAUT/WV
INFO AAA3MD SEARS/MD
AAM3RE WALKER/VA
BT
MARS EXERCISE
SUBJECT: //MARS R/DRAFT MARYLAND/DC AFTER ACTION REPORT
1. PARTICIPATION STATIONS: AAM3EMD, AAM3RT, AAM3MD, AAR3EA
AAR3EY, AAM3RD, AAR3EB (7)
2. OPERATORS: NONE
3. LOCATION: ALL QTH, NON DEPLOYED
4. EMERGENCY POWER USAGE: BATTERY - 0
GENERATOR 0
5. OPERATIONS:
A. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OPERATIONS: 
1.)MARS EXERCISE BAD BUG/HIDDENSHADOW/R3
STATIONS SIMULATED ORIGINATING AND RELAYING
TRAFFIC.  A WIDESPREAD FLU BUG HAS SPREAD THROUGH REGION THREE. THIS
ILLNESS HAS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE PERSONNEL
NEEDED TO PERFORM PUBLIC SAFETY AND OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS.
2.) OPPORTUNISTIC TERRORIST CELLS ARE SUSPECTED IN DISRUPTING OFFICIAL AND 
CIVILIAN VOLUNTEER EFFORTS.
3.) SERVED AGENCIES HAVE REQUESTED MARS COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT TO INCLUDE
OBSERVED OPERATIONAL REPORTS FOR: POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL AND OTHER
PERTINENT PUBLIC SERVICE STATUS INFORMATION.
B. IDENTIFY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: PROVIDE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AND SUPPORT 
THE OPERATIONS STATE AND 
LOCAL UNITS INVOLVED IN PUBLIC SAFETY.
6.HOW AND WHEN NOTIFIED: EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION MESSAGE FROM AAM3RE RECEIVED 
VIA E-MAIL
222342Z SEP 2009.  PHONE TREE ACTIVATED 24 SEP 2009.
7. WEATHER: OVERCAST; TEMP 60-70 WITH NO WIND OR RAIN.
8. RADIO PROPAGATION CONDITIONS: 261101Z THRU 261359Z KCI KCJ VERY GOOD TO 
EXCELLENT PROPATATION.
9. NUMBER OF MESSAGES PROCESSED: 11 - 7 VIA OLIVIA, TWO VIA EASYPAL, ONE VIA 
VOICE, ONE VIA WINLINK
10. NUMBER OF MESSAGES ORIGINATED: 11 (BY MD/DC STATIONS)
11. WIRE COMMUNICATIONS USED: WL2K 
12. PROBLEMS/ISSUES/SUCCESSES:
PROBLEMS: A. A FEW PROTOCOL ISSUES WERE OBSERVED; HOWEVER, INCIDENTS WERE FAR 
FEWER THAN DURING PREVIOUS EXERICSES. 
B. MORE PRACTICE NEEDED ON MAINTAINING NET DATA AND PASSING ON TO SUBSEQUENT 
NCS FOR DEACTIVATION REPORT.  
C. A FEW STATIONS ENCOUNTERED DIFFICULTY IN ACTIVATING THEIR DIGITAL SOFTWARE. 
D. SOME OPERATORS DID NOT PREPARE THE REQUIRED MESSAGE.
E. LOW PARTICIPATION IN EXERCISE.  
F. REVIEW OF MANUALS AND PROTOCOL NEEDS EMPHASIS
G. USE OF WINMOR DURING EXERCISE WAS UNACCEPTABLE AT THE STAGE OF THIS MODE'S
DEVELOPMENT.  THE PEER TO PEER COMMS INVOLVES TOO NET MUCH TIME. UNTIL 
OPERATIONAL AND
MODE IS MORE WIDESPREAD, WINMOR SHOULD NOT BE USED ON EXERCISES.
SUCCESSES: A. MOST DIGITAL OPERATORS WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL; MINIMUM OF VOICE 
BETWEEN DIRECTION TO SEND TRAFFIC AND COMPLETION.
B. MOVING TO ALTERNATE FREQUENCY WORKED WELL AND NO INTERFERENCE HEARD ON 
EITHER CHANNEL.
C. SEVERAL STATIONS IDENTIFIED TO HANDLE EACH TYPE OF DIGITAL TRAFFIC.  ALLOWED 
PARTICIPANTS TO IDENTIFY WHO WAS HANDLING DIFFERENT MODES.
D. OLIVIA WAS THE BEST MODE FOR SENDING TRAFFIC.
E. TRANSFER OF NCS DUTIES AT THE END OF EACH HOUR WAS EFFICIENT, ALLOWING
RESUMPTION OF NET BUSINESS IN MINIMUM TIME.
F. THE PRE NOTIFICATION AND SELECTION OF NCS WORKED EXTREMELY WELL.  EACH NCS 
WAS
PREPARED TO FUNCTION AS THE CONTROLLER AND EACH HANDLED THEIR DUTIES IN A 
PROFESSIONAL
MANNER.  ALTHOUGH SOME MISCUES HAPPENED, NOTHING CRITICAL WAS OBSERVED AND ALL
TRAFFIC WAS HANDLED EXPEDITIOUSLY.
G. WL2K IS AN EXCELLENT TOOL TO PASS TRAFFIC TO ITS FINAL DESTINATION.  
RECOMMEND ALL 
STATIONS HAVE AND USE WL2K.
13. SGD SMITH AAM3EMD/MD
MARS EXERCISE
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