National Guardsmen Conduct Earthquake Training At Camp Gruber - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

National Guard Conducts Earthquake Response Training At Camp Gruber

Posted: Updated:
File photo. File photo.

National guard members from five states are at Camp Gruber near Braggs for training to prepare in case a major earthquake strikes the region.

Soldiers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas are taking part in the exercise called "Vigilant Guard."

The guards members will participate in training for a catastrophic event that simulates a 7.7-magnitude earthquake occurring along the New Madrid fault in Northeast Arkansas and northward into other states.

Guard officials say the soldiers will use specialized equipment and practice rescue and recovery operations in piles of rubble and collapsed building structures at the Muskogee County facility.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.