Eclipse Training Event -- April 7-8, 2024

Mobile Field Force (MFF) officers trained at the Illinois Army National Guard Readiness Center in Murphysboro, Illinois, on April 7 and 8, 2024. Training was focused on MFF core competencies including MFF team movements, less lethal considerations and deployment, arrest tactics, and other specialized equipment used in support of multiple scenarios. This training involved readiness response by having the overall incident commander organize squads and platoons, document check in and out of personnel, as well as utilizing on site specialized communications resources.

In addition to these core skills, ILEAS staff assisted with the logistics of providing food and lodging capabilities for extended deployment(s) of special teams officers responding to assist as a patrol strike team.