Kontra I Piligru 2019 exercise begins July 30

Kontra I Piligru 2019 Exercise will be held on July 30 at various points all over the island.

If you happen to hear any loud sirens horns or explosions next week, do not be alarmed. The Guam National Guard’s 94th Civil Support Team, along with local and federal first responders, will be holding their Kontra I Piligru 2019 Exercise, beginning July 30.

According to a release from Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense, this is a two-day exercise testing multi-agency response capabilities using emergency training scenarios throughout the island.

The community is advised that there will be heightened emergency response activity islandwide, including helicopter flights, sirens, horns, and loud explosions.

Increased traffic along Route 3 is expected as response vehicles will be utilizing that route. Some areas that may also be used as emergency scenarios for the exercise include the District Court in Agana, Judiciary Court of Guam, Micronesia Mall, Two Lovers Point, Sirena Building in Agana, Tanguisson Power Plant, Dededo Sports Complex, Public Health Northern Clinic, and the Guam International Airport Authority.

These exercises will be closely monitored by first responders to ensure public safety. According to Maj. Gen. Esther J.C. Aguigui, The Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard, this exercise is to “ensure that our Soldiers and Airmen, assigned to the 94th Civil Support Team-Weapons of Mass Destruction, remain proficient in their skills and to strengthen partnerships with local and federal first responders.”