U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Pearl/Released
U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Pearl/Released

Navy Medicine West (NMW) tests emergency communications during Citadel Rumble 2019

Navy Medicine West

SAN DIEGO NNS (August 06, 2019) - Patrick Gooden and Dennis Yard of Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) test HAM and Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) capabilities during Citadel Rumble 2019 at Navy Medicine West (NMW). Over a two-day period, NMW conducted emergency communication checks with Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, and U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. Citadel Rumble is an annual training exercise designed to increase Navy preparedness in response to disasters that may occur in accordance to response plans that are in place.

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