Exercise Shared Horizon 12 begins with simulated flooding

June 26, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

TBILISI, Georgia -- The second annual Shared Horizon exercise began today with a simulated flash flood in Georgia.  More than 200 personnel from Georgian agencies responsible for implementing the Georgian National Response Plan began to assess and plan their response.

This year’s exercise provides an opportunity for U.S. Army Europe’s 7th Civil Support Commands, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade to train with Georgian disaster assistance agencies at a forward operating site in Paldo, Georgia.  The 361st Civil Affairs Soldiers will assist with disaster assistance assessment and planning.

Shared Horizons 2012 is a combined bilateral humanitarian assistance and response command-post exercise designed to support the Georgian government training to provide the civil response in the event of a natural disaster. Shared Horizon is conducted by USAREUR and led by the Georgian ministries of Interior and Defense and includes 12 participants from the (U.S. state of) Georgia Army National Guard and 20 soldiers from the Georgian Army National Guard.

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