N.G. Operation COMEX-MOBEX today. No Texr.

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Keep your ears open.

-- SCOTTY (BLehman202@aol.com), May 01, 1999



-- tim daniels (timdaniels@commonsense.com), May 01, 1999.

Errrr, Text. A nationwide mock call up of the national gaurd.

-- SCOTTY (BLehman202@aol.com), May 01, 1999.

I thought the date of the drill was May 9. Did something change?


-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), May 01, 1999.

If I'm wrong I'm sorry. I am amost sure it is today.

-- SCOTTY (BLehman202@aol.com), May 01, 1999.

National Guard website

Couldn't find any news on the test but the National Guard does have a nice website with y2k info.

-- mb (mdbutler@coastalnet.com), May 01, 1999.

Here's a January article about it:

http://www.kcstar.com/item/pages/business.pat,business/30dab190.122,.h tml


National Guard is gearing up for year 2000


Date: 01/22/99 22:15

What started as a free-wheeling Internet story with hush-hush sources has been put into perspective by the Kansas National Guard and Guard officials in Washington.

A writer with WorldNetDaily, an on-line newspaper, posted a long piece on the Internet recently that led some to believe the National Guard is planning to mobilize its 480,000 members May 1-2 for a Y2K communications drill. It would be the first such action since 1940.

Not entirely true. Yes, a drill is planned. But no, troops will not be mobilized to drill, said spokesman Joy Moser with the Kansas National Guard in Topeka.

On May 1-2, the nationwide COMEX/MOBEX drill will assume it is New Year's Day 2000 and telephones are not working. The test is to see if Guard units can be notified to mobilize during what is known as a "COMM-Out" period.

Nationally, high-frequency radios will be used to reach state leaders, said Jack Hooper, a Guard spokesman in Washington. In Kansas, Moser said, old high-frequency radios equipped with vacuum tubes will be used to communicate with some Guard units.

State units test their own communications networks annually, but Moser said this unclassified drill would be a first for the nation.


-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), May 01, 1999.

I stand corrected. 'Got confused with the April 9 utility drill.


-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), May 01, 1999.

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