Thunderbird & Whale
Emergency Exercise


  Thunderbird & Whale Emergency Exercise 2022 (TW22)  
  18 June 2022  
Thunderbird and Whale
is part of a National Level Exercise using a 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Washington and Oregon. The United States Volunteers - Joint Services Command was invited by the National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) to conduct Ground Support training and establish Joint Operations Centers California, Washington State, Florida, and Virginia with HAM communications support.

This will be the first National Level Exercise planned and implemented by the Tribes in US history. The Thunder Run portion of TW22 will be the largest General Aviation mission of this type ever performed in the US.
    The USV-JSC will:

  • Use HAM radio communications for Situation Reports.
  • Conduct ground support training at two airfields in Washington State and set up a 10th Regional Command Joint Operations Center at the NTEMC EOC.
  • Have the Legislative Affairs Command participate with NTEMC EOC in ESF. #15 External Affairs
  • Have the Medical Command Commander observe ESF #8 Health and Medical.

    Participating in this exercise will prepare the USV-JSC to provide needed support in emergencies.

  Aircraft Thunder Run TW22.pdf HAM NTEMC-radio-sync,20220311.pdf  
  Exercise ICS form 205 NTEMC TW22 2022 06 10.pdf NIFOG 2.01_508 FINAL VERSION 5 11 22.pdf  
  Exercise ICS form 209 incident status summary 06.09.2022 1900.pdf SITREP PLAN 18 June 2022.pdf  
Exercise ICS form 217a, NTEMC.pdf Thunderbird and Whale 2022 National Level Exercise.pdf
Exercise Plan_Design and Development_HSEEP 06.08.2022.pdf Thunderbird and Whale SITREP 06.09.2022 1900.pdf
  Exercise Plan TW22 20 May 2022.pdf Thunderbird and Whale 2022 Exercise Scenario  
  Aviation Article Pretty Table of Contents.pdf  
    JOC Checklist.pdf  
    USV-JSC Communication List TW22  
    TW22 ESF#2 Support for the USV-JSC  

  ICS form 213, General Message.pdf  
  ICS form 217a, Communications Resource Availability.pdf  

  Thunderbird and Whale 2022 Log 101st BCT and 103rd BCT Thunderbird and Whale 2022 Log NHQ  

Thunderbird and Whale Archive

  SEP 2022     Domenstic Preparedness Journal
Military Combat Skills for Civilian Disaster Response
By Lisa Nenno & Timothy Miller
Pages 32-35


Page 32 Video

Page 33 Video

Page 34 Video  
  News article from Whidbey Island for the Air Pperation  
  Here is a news article from Whidbey Island for the air operation. The airport in the article is the same one that BG Miller and MG Natterstad attended the ground support training.
News coverage on Whidbey Island.
  18 JUNE 2022     TW22 ESF#2 Support for USV-JSC  

  National Headquarters, Palmdale, CA

  10th RC JOC (Joint Operation Center) in Snohomish, WA., MG John Natterstad Commanding

  Chaplain Olen Crowe, 10th RC Chaplain, and 102nd BCT with BG Tim Gunn Commanding at Grove, WA, Airfield

  102nd BCT at Grove, WA, Airfield
  101st and 103rd BCT at Arlington, WA, Airfield with BG Miller Commanding
  14 JUNE 2022     103rd BCT Conducted a Mass Casualty Exercise at Farmer Frog  
  The 103rd BCT conducted a mass casualty exercise at Farmer Frog.
In the picture is BG Miller and LT Nenno.