Has National Guard begun testing?

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After flipping my calendar to May, I see where I noted the National Guard would be testing the (phones?)/communication this week. Does anybody know if this has started yet or how it's going?

-- Marsha (MSykes@court.co.macon.il.us), May 03, 1999


call your local and ask!good for a laugh,I'm sure("no,I don't know what you're talking about.")

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), May 03, 1999.

This is the only thing I've been able to find so far today about this:

Guard to Conduct Tests (Topeka Capital Journal)

From Sunday

Full text:

Like any good military organization, the nation's National Guard Bureau plans to test its radio communications capability this weekend in preparation for the millennium, better known as Y2K.

Spokeswoman Lt. Col. Joy Moser said the Kansas National Guard will participate.

Lt. Col. Mike Miller, plans and operations officer for the Kansas Army National Guard, said Kansas has been designated as a regional "not control station" for the exercise, which means the National Guard Bureau will communicate directly with Kansas Guard organizations within the other seven states in the region: Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.

Beginning at 8 a.m. today, those involved will use commercial off-the- shelf high-frequency radios in an extensive test of back-up communications.

Officials explained they don't expect problems with the telephone system at the turn of the millennium but, like Boy Scouts, they intend to be prepared.

-- pshannon (pshannon@sangersreview.com), May 03, 1999.

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-- pshannon (
pshannon@sangersreview.com), May 03, 1999.

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