The State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS) National Tactical Interoperable Communications (TIC) Exercise was held on 4 November 2023. Dubbed WILDCARD23, exercise instruction and play took place in Dayton, Ohio at the SGAUS National Conference. Other sites throughout the United States will also be in play, as will Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) stations concentrated in Ohio.


The exercise was focused on providing Operational Communications in the face of compromised infrastructure. Internet and Public Switched Telephone Network exhibited erratic behavior. Radio repeaters linked by common carrier were likewise unreliable. How could emergency responders, doctors, and specialists help people in trouble?

Using the "crawl, walk, run" model for training (as specified in U.S. Army Field Manual 7-0), the event had three major phases:


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