Regional military commanders discuss security in the NCR
September 24, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A moment of silence remembering the victims of the Navy Yard shooting started the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region quarterly Commander's Conference held at the National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Sept. 19.
The conference was Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan's first since assuming command of the JFHQ-NCR in June. Buchanan's opening comments regarding the Navy Yard tragedy highlighted the need for constant vigilance and close coordination between DoD, federal, state and interagency organizations within the National Capital Region.
Such coordination will be the focus of the upcoming JFHQ-NCR exercise called Capital Shield 14 (CS 14), which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. Details of the training were discussed stressing how visible much of the activities will be to area residents.
Scores of regional organizations will participate, with emergency vehicles, military and civilian helicopters and hundreds of first responders honing their skills at various locations within the NCR. For details of Capital Shield 2014, go to the JFHQ-NCR Capital Shield 14 web pages at www.mdw.army.mil