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News Release
Oregon National Guard hosts Defense Support of Civil Authorities Exercise - 06/07/19

The U.S. Navy launched two LCAC (Landing Craft, Air Cushioned) hovercrafts from the U.S.S. Anchorage on Monday, June 3, 2019 during a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) training exercise at Sunset Beach near Warrenton, Oregon. LCACs have a payload of 60 tons, and can transport cargo such as humanitarian aid supplies and heavy construction vehicles to assist coastal areas that may be otherwise cut off during a natural disaster such as the Cascadia earthquake. DSCA conducts training with the Armed Forces in order to provide response and recovery efforts to assist in missions normally carried out by civil authorities such as natural or man-made disasters, law enforcement support, special events, and other domestic activities.

Along with the LCAC training exercise, a C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan conducted simulated air drops of supplies as part of a Cascadia Airlift exercise performed in conjunction with  a Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise.

Hi-Res photos and video available at the following links;

LCAC and Airlift photos- https://flic.kr/s/aHsmE1oy2R

Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) training exercise at Sunset Beach;




Cascadia Airlift Exercise- https://www.dvidshub.net/video/686370/cascadia-airlift


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