Emergency Communications Exercise

BLACK SWAN is an annual multi-service radio communications exercise held in late September and early October. Involving communications facilities from local, state, and federal resources, we operate a scenario of one to two weeks where normal communications infrastructure is impaired and needs to be augmented or replaced by auxiliary communications functions.

See the tabs above for the exercise information by year, as well as our Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) training net, and the QSP radio newsletter. See the calendar below for events that may be helpful for preparing BLACK SWAN and emergency radio operations generally.