ATF Training at Satsop Business Park

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Submitted by Port of Grays Harbor

Raven’s Challenge VII will be taking place at various locations throughout the Satsop Business Park June 23-27th, 2014. Satsop Business Park tenants and surrounding communities are advised of the possibility of aviation in the form of helicopters, and a higher than normal level of activity and noise in the area.

The Raven’s Challenge interoperability training events focus on live fire bomb disposal scenarios, cross-training between Military Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Public Safety Bomb Squads (PSBS) with integration of new bomb disposal technologies. This is a National level training exercise involving simultaneous training events occurring in Washington State, maritime events near Olympia and Tacoma, as well as events in Arizona, Alabama and Washington DC.

This training exercise, hosted by ATF in partnership with the FBI, DHS and the DOD will involve bomb squads from across Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, Alaska and California. Military bomb disposal teams from the Army and Air Force at JBLM, the Navy from Naval Region NW, Washington National Guard, Canadian Defense Forces and British Army will integrate and cross train with their State, local and International partners. In addition to the interagency exchange between bomb disposal units the training event will provide leadership at the local, State and Federal levels the opportunity to exercise their decision making processes during a crisis.

Satsop Business Park, a facility of the Port of Grays Harbor, is less than 2 hours southwest of Seattle and 2 hours north of Portland. Located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Elma, Wash., the 1,800 acre mixed-use business and industrial park is approximately 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 Corridor. A part of the Grays Harbor Innovation Partnership Zone, it is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 600 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure, surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland.

 

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