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REGION EIGHT

STATE OF HAWAII USAF MARS

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 January 2002

 

1. Purpose. To provide guidance to Region Eight USAF MARS members for the purpose of supporting USAF and the State of Hawaii Emergency Communication (ECOM) requirements.

General. Only through prior planning and coordination will the maximum benefit of USAF

MARS communication be realized. This plan was developed to outline responsibilities of the USAF State Mars Director (SMD), Net Control Stations (NCS) and affiliate MARS stations to support USAF Operation Plan 32-1 Disaster Preparedness, local military disaster response forces and civil authority ECOM requirements.

3. Situation. The State of Hawaii is susceptible to man made and natural disasters of such magnitude to warrant the activation of MARS to provide ECOM support. This support may be in the local area (Island of Oahu) or statewide.

Responsibilities

4.1. State MARS Director (SMD): The SMD shall maintain a roster of USAF MARS affiliates with their phone numbers in the local and state area who can provide communication support as needed. Additionally this roster should list Net Control Stations capable of activating HF and VHF nets as necessary. A copy of this roster should be made available to the MARS membership.

4.2.1 The SMD should conduct periodic exercises to include field exercises. These exercises should be of varying scope and degree. The activation of HF voice/digital nets, mobile HF, packet networks, emergency power and mobile cross band capabilities should be exercised. The SMD should coordinate these exercises with the respective service SMD’s to ensure inter-service MARS operations.

4.2.2  MARS Affiliates: Actively participate in USAF MARS exercises. Provide HF/VHF fixed or mobile communications as requested by the USAF SMD. Provide relay of military or civil health and welfare traffic to as required. Ensure current phone number, address, and operating capabilities are filed with the USAF SMD. As a minimum maintain a station capable of operating on MARS primary HF allocations and VHF voice and Packet nets. Emergency power is highly encouraged.

4.3 The USAF SMD may direct USAF MARS members to support other service MARS nets and frequencies as needed. See table 6.1 for sister service net control points of contact. The owning service MARS procedures will be followed at all times.

4.4. This plan should be reviewed annually or upon termination of ECOM support by the SMD and MARS membership to ensure currency.

5  VHF/HF Frequencies (see attachment 1, 2)

6  Implementation

6.1 Notification: Upon notification of a impending/sudden disaster through radio and television (Hurricane Watch, tsunami warning, earthquake, aircraft accident et) USAF MARS members should monitor USAF MARS HF, VHF Simplex and Repeater nets for possible activation.. The SMD or any MARS member may initiate a telephone recall of USAF MARS declaring ECOM activation. MARS members declaring ECOM activation should also coordinate with the sister service Net Controls for joint support operations and coordinated ECOM condition declarations.

 

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6.2 In the event MARS support is required for interstate communication, the SMD may task the appropriate NCS to activate USAF HF nets. The following HF frequencies are recommended based on the time of year for the best inter island propagation and are the established net calling frequencies (see attachment 2 for a complete listing of Region Eight HF authorizations):

Oct-Mar: 4.025 MHz USB Daytime

Apr-Sept: 7.360 MHz USB Daytime

6.2 Full advantage of VHF packet networks, HF digital modes and if available e-mail should be utilized to enhance handling of message traffic. See attachment 1 for frequencies, locations and call signs of VHF voice, packet networks and nodes.

6.2.1 Digital traffic requiring forwarding to DOMS should be passed to a MARS station capable of forwarding traffic into the system by e-mail or digital MARS networks. This may vary depending on the situation. As an example, no commercial phone lines are available on Oahu, but a station on Maui may have e-mail available or vice versa. Traffic may also be passed to stations capable of receiving and passing traffic into the MARS digital networks on frequency 6775 khz (TVRS-3) HF packet in California, or Transcon PACTOR nets. Traffic may be passed to the Air Force PBBS (call sign AFA8DE) on 143.980 MHz so it can be picked up by HF digital capable stations. The key is to remain flexible and if time allows, notify CONUS MARS officials of possible net support requirements.

6.2.2. Essential Elements of Information (EEI) reports: All Air Force MARS members are asked to send EEI reports if they are aware of any disaster situation which could adversely impact life, limb or otherwise impede the public safety, regardless of how minor it may appear. This could include bridges or roads washed out, power lines down, wind or hurricane damage, heavy rains, flooding, etc.

6.2.3. EEI'S are advisory information used by DOMS to make an assessment on what emergency action, if any, should or needs to be taken; and how best to proceed given the variables obtained from EEI reports. The more EEI information that’s available, the more effective the assessment by DOMS will be.

6.2.4. EEI reports should be as brief as possible and still convey critical information. Stations need to complete the entire form. If a paragraph is not applicable or information not available, state so (see attachment 6, 7).

6.2.5  Actual EEI reports should be sent via e-mail to: AGSTENOS@HQDA-AOC.ARMY.PENTAGON.MIL and FOXHOLE@DOMS.ARMY.MIL. Information copies should be sent to AFN1EC@AOL.COM.

6.2.6. Get EEI reports out as soon as possible after receiving the information.

6.2.7 Notify the SMD AFF8C when EEI reports are sent to ensure SMD is aware that reporting is being accomplished.

6.3 To maintain continuity between Region Eight and CONUS MARS regions the following ECOM alerting codes and procedures should be utilized during ECOM support:

ECOM ALERT (READINESS) CODES: The ECOM CONDITION CODES serve the same function as the WARNORD & OPORD. These are considered authorization to implement the ECOM actions directed by each condition.

6.3.1. ECOM CONDITION 5 Emergency Communications Condition 5

Normal Communications Operations.

* Normal Day to Day operations

6.3.2. ECOM CONDITION 4 Emergency Communications Condition 4

Conditions exist that may develop into potential emergency/disaster situations over the next few days. NOTE: This is primarily used for potentially severe weather ALERTS issued by the National Weather Service and should be used any time severe weather is predicted.

Take the following action(s):

* Stay Alert to News and Weather reports for potential problems.

* Be prepared to change ECOM Conditions to higher Readiness levels.

* Monitor USAF MARS HF, VHF Simplex and Repeater nets for possible activation.

 

6.3.3 ECOM CONDITION 3 Emergency Communications Condition 3

An emergency or disaster situation is expected to develop within 48 hours.

Take the following action(s):

* Monitor regular and/or Primary USAF Net Frequencies. Make every effort to

check into Nets to obtain the latest information about the potential

emergency/disaster situation.

* For Local or State Wide situations, Monitor designated Joint Service

frequencies and systems.

* Activate the Telephone Alerting System. Ensure that all members are aware of the potential emergency/disaster situation.

* Encourage all to check-in to regularly scheduled Nets for the latest updates

on the potential situation.

* Take preliminary precautions: Test emergency power, locate essential equipment and supplies, review ECOM Plan, etc.

* Continue normal MARS operations and REMAIN ALERT.

* Continue preparing for ECOM operations.

6.3.4. ECOM CONDITION 2 Emergency Communications Condition 2

An emergency or disaster situation is anticipated within 24 hours.

Take the following action(s):

* Take all actions required to activate all ECOM operations on short notice (In

addition to actions taken in ECOM Condition 3).

* Maintain close contact with State and Region Officials for guidance and up to date information.

STAY ALERT!

* Monitor regular and/or ECOM nets for updated information.

* Take appropriate actions to protect family and property.

* Ensure that food and water supplies and other personal items are readily

available.

* Establish Regularly Scheduled Broadcasts of updated information regarding the potential emergency/disaster situation.

6.3.5 ECOM CONDITION 1 Emergency Communications Condition 1

An emergency or disaster is imminent.

Take the following action(s):

* Suspend all normal operations.

* Activate All ECOM Networks (NETS) and ECOM Plan(s).

* Take final actions to protect family and property.

* Check-in to ECOM Nets and monitor (Guard) closely.

* For Local and Statewide situations, check-into appropriate Joint Service NETS

and be prepared to help as needed.

6.3.6. ECOM CONDITION 0 (ZERO) Emergency Communications Condition 0

An Emergency or Disaster situation exists.

Take the following action(s):

* Same actions as ECOM Condition 1.

* Ensure that all available ECOM Nets and systems are in full operation.

* Provide ECOM assistance to Local and State and Federal Emergency management Agencies as needed.

6.3.7. Any member may initiate an ECOM ALERT Condition in the absence of the SMD, or Region officials; however, attempts to contact these designated authorities shall be made prior to and after a member initiates the Alert Condition. The member initiating the Alert Condition is also responsible for ensuring that the telephone Alerting system and ECOM Nets are activated if applicable.

6.3.8. When broadcasting Alert Conditions, ensure that the geographical areas that are or may be affected are identified. Unless an emergency or disaster situation is local and requires no outside support, ECOM Alerts are applicable to the entire region. Actions taken by stations outside the emergency or disaster (effected) area may vary.

6.3.9. When ALERT CONDITIONS are no longer required, Broadcast ECOM CONDITION 5 to notify Stations to resume normal operations.

6.4. Major Emergency/Disaster operations involving Joint services MARS organizations will normally be preceded by a WARNING ORDER (WARNORD). A WARNORD is an ALERT MESSAGE, broadcast to all stations, advising them of potential/probable tasking of MARS resources in support of an Emergency/Disaster situation. When a WARNORD is received, SMDs should:

6.4.1. Activate the alerting process to ensure that all affiliate members can be prepared and will monitor for further information and instructions. This will make the OPORD (ECOM Activation) notification much easier.

6.4.2. Advise members to monitor local/region ECOM Frequencies and

Army/Navy-Marine Corps ECOM Frequencies for further information.

6.4.3. The WARNORD provides:

* TASKED ORGANIZATIONS: (USAF MARS, and may specify which states)

* SITUATION: (an overview of the emergency or disaster)

* MISSION: (what we are expected to do. Send EEI Reports, etc. see atch 9)

* EXECUTION: (identify frequencies and ECOM Nets to monitor for information and joint service coordination frequencies/nets. These frequencies are provided for use in addition to your local/Region ECOM Plans.)

6.4.4. Major Emergency/Disaster operations involving Joint Services MARS organizations will normally be preceded by an OPERATIONS ORDER (OPORD). The OPORD is an ECOM Activation Order, authorizing and directing ECOM operations by MARS. This OPORD should be formatted similar to the ECOM Plan and edited to provide only the specific guidance, based upon available information, needed for the ECOM Operation. Use the ECOM Plan as a reference and further guidance.

6.4.5. The ECOM CONDITION (READINESS) CODES (Section 6.3.1) serve the same function as the WARNORD & OPORD. These are considered authorization to implement ECOM actions IAW the ECOM CONDITION CODE (4-0) and actions identified in each. Not all emergency or disaster situations will be preceded by a WARNORD or OPORD, especially when situations occur with no prior warning, such as man-made disasters or emergencies.

7. RECORDS: (Logs & Reports)

7.1. Accurate and complete logs will be maintained in order to account for USAF MARS participation in any operation, as well as serve as a key source of information for review and analysis of USAF MARS effectiveness in providing the tasked communications support. Logs should include Message counts (transmitted/originated & received) and any pertinent information (See attachment 5 for format).

7.2. Net participation reports will be submitted to the SMD as soon as possible after termination of an operation or exercise by the Net Control Station(s).

8. Termination

8.1. Upon termination of ECOM support, MARS NCS should forward activity logs to the USAF SMD (see paragraph 7.1 for content). If requested by HQ USAF MARS, logs should be used to compile a After Action Report.

8.1.1 It is recommended that participating MARS Affiliates conduct a hot wash as soon as feasible after termination of ECOM support. Use this opportunity to critique MARS ECOM support and areas for improvement. Areas for improvement should be incorporated into the ECOM plan.

OFFICIAL

Dennis Yee , AFF8C

Region 8 State MARS Director (SMD)

cc: REGION Official
State MARS Director
Net Control Stations

12 attachments:

1- Tri Service MARS Packet Network                                                                            
2- USAF MARS HF Allocations
3- ECOM Conditions Summary
4- Emergency Contingency Plan Activation Message                                                        
5- After Action Report Format
6- Essential Elements of Information Format
7- Sample Essential Elements of Information Message
8- SPOT Report Format
9- Essential Elements of Information Event Identifiers
10- Net SITREP                                                                                                      
11- State SITREP
12- EEI (quick form)

 

(Attachment 1)

 

TRI SERVICE MARS PACKET NETWORK

 

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(Attachment 2)

 

 

USAF MARS Region Eight HF Allocations

 

Frequency TX Power Station

(kHz) (Watts) Class

 

4018.5 500.000 FX

4021.5 500.000 FX

4023.5 500.000 FX

4026.5 500.000 FX

6995.5 1000.000 FX

6995.5 1000.000 FX

6997.5 2000.000 FX

7361.5 2000.000 FX

7546.5 1000.000 FX

10268.5 2000.000 FX

10275.0 1000.000 FX

14390.5 1000.000 FA

14406.5 2000.000 FX

15633.5 2000.000 FX

15808.5 2000.000 FX

17671.5 2000.000 FX

19201.5 2000.000 FX

19938.5 2000.000 FX

20764.5 2000.000 FX

20808.5 5000.000 FX

20871.5 1000.000 FX

20873.0 1000.000 FX

20961.5 5000.000 FX

22948.5 5000.000 FX

23863.5 5000.000 FX

23866.5 5000.000 FX

24020.5 5000.000 FX

27737.5 2000.000 FX

27878.5 5000.000 FX

27995.5 5000.000 FX

27986.5 1000.000 FX

27830.5 1000.000 FX

(Attachment 3)

 

Emergency Communications Condition 5
Normal Communications Operations.
ECOM CONDITION 4 Emergency Communications Condition 4
Conditions exist that may develop into potential emergency/disaster situations
over the next few days. NOTE: This is primarily used for potentially severe
weather ALERTS issued by the National Weather Service and should be used any
time severe weather is predicted.
ECOM CONDITION 3 Emergency Communications Condition 3
An emergency or disaster situation is expected to develop within 48 hours.
ECOM CONDITION 2 Emergency Communications Condition 2
An emergency or disaster situation is anticipated within 24 hours.
ECOM CONDITION 1 Emergency Communications Condition 1
An emergency or disaster is imminent.
ECOM CONDITION 0 (ZERO) Emergency Communications Condition 0
An Emergency or Disaster situation exists.

 

(Attachment 4)

EMERGENCY/CONTINGENCY PLAN ACTIVATION MESSAGE

DE (Your Callsign) NRXXX (Your MSG NMBR)

IMMEDIATE (O) _____________________Z (Use Routine for Exercises)
(DDHHMM MONTH YY)
FROM:
TO: AFA8YD HI
INFO: AFF8E HI/AGA3C IL/AFN1EC ME/AFA1KS MD
BT
(This is a REGION EXERCISE MESSAGE, for exercise only)
1. Situation: (Nature of the emergency)
2. Requester: (Name and Title of requester of USAF MARS support)
3. Location: (Affected location or area)
4. Appraisal: (Severity of the emergency. Estimate of communications needs and circuits to be established)
5. Communications: (Frequency being monitored or used. Callsign of NCS (if any). Callsign of the emergency/contingency station(s) presently offering support.
6. Remarks: (Pertinent information not mentioned above)
(This is a REGION EXERCISE MESSAGE, for exercise only)
BT
NNNN

 

(Attachment 5)

AFTER ACTION REPORT

PARTICIPATING STATIONS: (List Callsigns and State)

DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION(S): (Briefly describe the Operation)

SUMMARY OF TRAFFIC HANDLED:

OPERATIONAL RECOGNITION:
1. Agencies providing recognition: (List Agencies)

2. Media Recognition: (List media sources, attach copies with the report if applicable)

3. Other:

Emergency Coordinator's AFTER ACTION REPORT

DE ( Your MARS CALLSIGN) NR ( MSG Nmbr)

ROUTINE DATE TIME GROUP MONTH YR (ex: R 261700ZJAN96)

FM: (Members Name/Callsign/State)

TO: REC

RMD

INFO: AGA3C IL/AFN1EC ME/AFA1KS MD

(Your SMD)

BT

SUBJ: AFTER-ACTIONS REPORT

1. REF (Actual Event or "MARS EXERCISE")

A. STATION: (Personal Callsign)

B. OPERATOR(S): (Club and Military Stations only)

C. LOCATION: (Include Deployed Operating Locations)

D. EMERGENCY POWER USED: Y/N and TYPE (Battery, Generator)
E. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION: (Narrative)
F. HOW WERE YOU NOTIFIED OF THE EMERGENCY:

G. WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING OPERATIONS:

H. PROPAGATION CONDITIONS: (Give Time/Date/Frequency/Conditions)

I. NUMBER OF MESSAGES YOU PROCESSED:

J. NUMBER OF MESSAGES YOU ORIGINATED:

2. PROBLEMS OR ISSUES YOU ENCOUNTERED/OBSERVED:

A. PROVIDE NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM/ISSUE: (Include positive and negative)

B. RECOMMENDATIONS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS:
BT
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(Attachment 6)

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS of INFORMATION (EEI)

DE ( Your MARS CALLSIGN) NR ( MSG Nmbr)

PRECEDENCE DATE TIME GROUP MONTH YR (ex: P 261700ZJAN96)
(PRIORITY for Actual Reports, ROUTINE for Exercise Reports)

FM: (Members Name/Callsign/State)

TO: DOMS/AAN3DOMS DC

INFO: AFF8E HI/AGA3C IL/AFN1EC ME/AFA1KS MD
RMD
(Your SMD)
(Local EMA/National Guard EOC)
BT
SUBJ: (ACTUAL EVENT/EEI or "MARS EXERCISE")
1. REF: (APPLICABLE EVENT IDENTIFIER): Storm Name, ETC see attached listing)
A. (AREA IMPACTED BY INCIDENT) Specify Town, City, County or State-Wide area
B. (STATUS OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL FACILITIES) Operational, Damaged, destroyed, or Field Facilities needed
C. (STATUS OF LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES) Indicate which Roads are affected and status - open, restricted, closed, damaged, destroyed. Which Bridges are open restricted, damaged, destroyed. What is local airport and status - open, restricted, destroyed, unknown. What is the local railroad and status - operating, restricted, destroyed, unknown. The objective is to provide enough information to disaster relief officials to aid in deciding how to get assistance into the affected area.
D. (EXACT LOCATION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF DAMAGE) General Description of Damage or impact of incident on Major structures such as Government buildings, Schools, Residences, Commercial Property, Public Facilities, Fire Stations, Etc. Include location of shelters if applicable.
E. (STATUS OF AREA UTILITIES) Gas, Water, Commercial Power, Sanitation Systems - Operational, Damaged, Destroyed, needed.
F. (STATUS OF COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATION FACILITIES) Telephone, Radio, TV, Cellular Phone - Operational, Damaged, Unavailable
G. (SOURCE OF INFORMATION) Indicate Source of information if different from Date Time Group of the message. Include MARS Callsign, name of official and agency, radio/TV station Callsign or network as applicable.
H. (REMARKS) Include Comments about expected changes in status of any of the above items such as Power Companies expect power to be out for more than how many hours. If applicable, include expected time of next report.
2. ACTUAL EVENT/EEI (or MARS Exercise/EEI): Same as subject line
BT
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NOTE: EEI Messages should be sent VIA E-MAIL if available or PACKET to the address as follows: AGSTENOS@HQDA-AOC.ARMY.PENTAGON.MIL and FOXHOLE@DOMS.ARMY.MIL, with info copies to: AFN1EC@AOL.COM and or FAX: 703-697-3147.
(Attachment 7)

SAMPLE EEI MESSAGE

DE AFA1PZ NR 0101
P 261730Z JAN 97
FM HARRY MARSTERS/AFA1PZ ME
TO DOMS/AAN3DOMS DC
INFO AFF8E HI/AGA3C IL/AFN1EC ME/AFA1KS MD
AFF1C PA
AFF1ME ME
BT

ACTUAL EVENT/EEI
1. REF: TALL WATER
a. Greater Portland Area
b. Not affected
c. Flooding on many secondary roads. All Roads passable at this time
d. Not affected
e. Not affected
f. Not affected
g. Same as above
h. Rain expected for several hours. Roads expected to get worse. Potential for closing of many secondary roads possible later today.
ACTUAL EVENT
BT
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(Attachment 8)

SPOT REPORTS

SPOT Reports are sent in response to requests from Emergency/Disaster officials requiring additional, up to date information on previous EEI Reports.

Any INFO REQUEST made directly to a NET will be responded to by the NCS.

When preparing/reporting SPOT Report information use the outline as follows:
WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE. Use message format and the initials of the following paragraphs as follows:

DE ( Your MARS CALLSIGN) NR ( MSG Nmbr)

PRECEDENCE DATE TIME GROUP MONTH YR (ex: P 261700ZJAN96)
(PRIORITY for Actual Reports, ROUTINE for Exercise Reports)

FM (Members Name/Callsign/State)

TO Requesting Agency - Exactly as it appears on INFO REQUEST MSG

INFO AFA8DP HI/AGA3C IL/AFN1EC ME/AFA1KS MD
(SMD)
(SEC)
BT
ACTUAL EVENT (Use MARS EXERCISE for exercises)
SUBJ: SPOT REPORT / (Appropriate Event Identifier)
1. REF (Requesting Agency, Individual name, DATE TIME GROUP of INFO REQUEST)
B. WHO (Source of information) DO NOT REPORT RUMORS
C. WHAT (What is the report about) BE CONCISE & TO THE POINT
D. WHERE (Give Geographic Location) USE ROAD INTERSECTIONS, MILE MARKERS ETC
E. WHEN ( GIVE DATE-TIME THE INFORMATION WAS COLLECTED) If UNK state so.

SAMPLE SPOT REPORT

DE AFA2JQ NR 0102
P 261745Z JAN 96
FM GERALD HENSLEY/AFA2JQ/SC
TO AGA3C IL
INFO AFF8E HI/AGA3C IL/AFN1EC ME/AFA1KS MD
AFF2SC
BT
ACTUAL EVENT
SUBJ: SPOT REPORT/TALL WATER/SC
1. AFCA MSGT KEN DAVIS P 261740Z JAN 96
b. PTLMN JOHNS, CHARLSTON PD
c. STATE ROUTE 22 CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING
d. FLOODED BETWEEN CAPASIC ST AND STROUDWATER ST
e. 261800Z JAN 96
BT
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(Attachment 9)

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS of INFORMATION (EEI) Event Identifiers

EVENT: IDENTIFIER:
AIR CRASH ....................................................................................FALLEN STAR
AIRBORNE P0ISONED GAS ........................................................POISONED AIR
BIOLOGICAL EVENT ...................................................................BAD BUG
BOMBING INCIDENT ...................................................................LOUD BANG
BRIDGE DAMAGE/LOSS ..............................................................LOST SUPPORT
CHEMICAL SPILL .........................................................................POISONED GROUND
CIVIL UNREST/RIOT ....................................................................BAD MAGIC
DAMAGING HAIL .........................................................................FALLING ICE
EARTHQUAKE ..............................................................................ROLLING THUNDER
FLOOD ...........................................................................................TALL WATER
FOREST FIRE ................................................................................SCORCHED EARTH
GAS LEAK/EXPLOSION ..............................................................HOT AIR
HEAVY WINDS (ONLY) ..............................................................MIGHTY WIND
HURRICANE ..................................................................................HOWLING WIND
ICY ROADS/INTERSTATE/FREEWAYS ......................................BLACK ICE
INTERSTATE DAMAGE ................................................................BLOCKED LANE
MAJOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK DOWN ..............................LOST COMM
NUCLEAR ......................................................................................NUCLEAR GRAYSTONE
OIL SPILL (WATER) ......................................................................DARK WATER
POWER OUTAGE ..........................................................................DARK DAY
SEARCH/RESCUE ..........................................................................SECURE HAVEN
SEISMIC SEA WAVE ....................................................................TSUNAMI
SHIP WRECK/INCIDENT .............................................................DEEP SEA
SNOW/ICE STORM ......................................................................WHITE BLANKET
TERRORIST THREAT ....................................................................HIDDEN SHADOW
TORNADO .....................................................................................VIOLENT TWISTER
TRAIN WRECK/DERAILMENT ....................................................BROKEN TRACKS
VOLCANO .....................................................................................BRAZEN BRIMSTONE
WATER DAM BREAK/DAMAGED ...............................................FAST WATER


COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT ROLE(S) IDENTIFIERS:
SUPPORT ROLE: ............................................................................IDENTIFIER:
NCS SUPPORT ...............................................................................TOP COVER
JCS SUPPORT .................................................................................JOINT LIONS
NDMS SUPPORT ............................................................................MED LINK
SHARES SUPPORT ........................................................................COMMON FORTUNE
NATIONAL GUARD/RESERVE SUPPORT ..................................CIVIL COVER
FEMA ..............................................................................................FED LINK


(Attachment 10)

NET SITREP Format:

DE (CALLSIGN) NR (STATION MESSAGE NUMBER)
R (DATE TIME GROUP)
FM (NAME)/(CALLSIGN) (STATE)
TO SMD
RMD
REC
RVNM
BT
MARS EXERCISE OR ACTUAL EVENT/ (EVENT ID AND STATE)
1. (NET OPENING TIME)
2. (NET DESIGNATOR)
3. (TOTAL STATIONS)
4. (NUMBER OF EEI REPORTS)
5. (TOTAL MESSAGES HANDLED)
6. (REMARKS)
MARS EXERCISE OR ACTUAL EVENT/ (EVENT ID AND STATE)
BT
NNNN

NET SITREP EXAMPLE:

DE AFA2JQ NR 023
R 031200Z APR 97
FM HENSLEY/AFA2JQ SC
TO AFF2SC
AFF2C
AFF2E
AFF2N
BT
MARS EXERCISE TALLWATER SC
1. 031101Z APR 97
2. 2S1
3. 23
4. 18
5. 25
6. COMBINATION OF VHF PACKET, HF VOICE, RTTY, COMMERCIAL FAX AND
EMAIL USED TO SEND ALL MESSAGE TRAFFIC TO REQUIRED DESTINATIONS.
MARS EXERCISE TALLWATER SC
BT
NNNN

 

(Attachment 11)

STATE SITREP FORMAT

DE (CALLSIGN) NR (STATION MESSAGE NUMBER)
R (DATE TIME GROUP)
FM (NAME)/(CALLSIGN) (STATE)
TO SMD
RMD
REC
RVNM
BT
MARS EXERCISE OR ACTUAL EVENT/ (EVENT ID AND STATE)

1. REPORT COVERS LAST 24 HOURS ENDING (Time in Z)

2. (NET DESIGNATOR)
A (NET OPERATING TIMES)
B. (TOTAL STATIONS)
C. (NUMBER OF EEI REPORTS)
D. (TOTAL MESSAGES HANDLED)

3. (REMARKS)

MARS EXERCISE OR ACTUAL EVENT/ (EVENT ID AND STATE)
BT
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(Attachment 12)

 

EEI Quick Form


DE _________NR  ___           R ____________________Z_____ ______      (ie. DEC 2000 )

FM: __________________________/HI     

TO: AGSTENOS@HQDA-AOC.ARMY.PENTAGON.MIL, FOXHOLE@DOMS.ARMY.MIL" 

INFO:hmarsters@mebgr.ang.af.mil  skinner@bluecrab.org          

BT  SUBJ: MARS EXERCISE        or       ACTUAL EVENT

1. [REF:]
AIR CRASH               =FALLEN STAR      ICY ROADS              =BLACK ICE          
AIRBORNE POISONED GAS  =POISONED AIR      INTERSTATE DAMAGE      =BLOCKED LANE
BIOLOGICAL EVENT       =BAD BUG           MAJ COMM LINK DOWN     =LOST COMM
BOMBING INCIDENT       =LOUD BAND         NUCLEAR                =NUCLEAR GRAYSTONE
BRIDGE DAMAGE/LOSS     =LOST SUPPORT      OIL SPILL/WATER        =DARK WATER
CHEMICAL SPILL         =POISONED GROUND   POWER OUTAGE (MAJOR)   =DARK DAY
CIVIL UNREST/RIOT      =BAD MAGIC         SEARCH/RESCUE          =SECURE HAVEN
DAMAGING HAIL          =FALLING ICE       SEMISMIC SEA WAVE      =TSUNAMI
EARTHQUAKE             =ROLLING THUNDER   SHIP WRECK/INCIDENT    =DEEP SEA
FLOOD                  =TALL WATER        TERRORIST THREAT       =HIDDEN SHADOW
FORREST/GROUND FIRE    =SCORCHED EARTH    TORNADO                =VIOLENT TWISTER
GAS LEAK/EXPLOSION     =HOT AIR           TRAIN WRECK/DERAILMENT =BROKEN TRACKS
HEAVY WINDS            =MIGHTY WINDS      VOLCANO                 =BRAZEN BRIMSTONE
HURRICANE              =HOWLING WIND     WATER DAM BREAK/DAMAGED=FASTWATER
                                          WNTER SNOW STORM        =WHITE BLANKET

//Hawaii


A. [Area impacted by incident]     All Islands  Oahu     Kauai    Maui    Big island     
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B. [Status of Emergency medical Facilities]      Operational    Damaged   Destroyed  
Field Facilities needed
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C.  [Status of Local Transportation Facilities]    Main       Most      Some      Roads    
open   restricted   closed   damaged     destroyed                                         
and Airport   open    restricted   destroyed
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D.  [Exact Location-Characteristics of Damage]    Major     Minor   Residence   and
Commercial Property   damage.
All      Some    Fire stations   damaged    operational           All        Some   
Several       Shelters    operational    damaged
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E.  [Utilities]      Water    and Commercial Power     and Sanitation Systems     
Operational   Damaged   Destroyed   Needed
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F.  [Communications]  All     Some      Telephone     and Radio    and TV    and Cell
Phones     Operational   Damaged   Unavailable
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G.  [Source of Info]  Radio station _______     and TV station _________     
Official _________   Agency ___________
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H.  [remarks]   None  
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