State Level Exercise

Cal OES' State-Level Exercise Program

First implemented in 2004, Cal OES’ annual state-level exercise series has become the most comprehensive preparedness exercise program in the country. The annual exercise series is designed to assess emergency operations plans, policies, and procedures for all-hazards/catastrophic incidents at the local, regional, state, and federal levels.

2015-16 Capstone California Exercise Series

In accordance with Cal OES direction, CC15/16 is being designed as a two year long exercise cycle.  At the middle of the series will be the CC15/16 Capstone Functional Exercise (FE).  Prior to the FE, activities will focus on planning the FE and conducting a series of seminars, workshops, tabletop exercises (TTXs), and drills associated with the aforementioned program objectives.  The year following the FE will include a set of after-action events that address topics not covered in the response-oriented FE, and continuing follow-on workshops and TTXs that progress efforts initiated prior to the FE.

Exercise Archives

Cal OES Catastrophic Plans

Capstone California 15/16 Exercise Documents

Earthquake Resources


2015/16 Capstone California Exercise Series Contacts
  

SOUTHER REGION

Nick Lowe - Co-Lead (Southern), So. Team Lead
Nicholas.Lowe@caloes.ca.gov  Desk: 916-215-3455

Donna Mayer - So. Region Exercise Planner
Donna.Mayer@caloes.ca.gov  Desk: 916-261-4544

Steve Nunez - So. Region Exercise Planner
Steve.Nunez@caloes.ca.gov  Desk: 916-826-8433

 

NORTHERN REGION

Elaine Viray - Co-Lead (Northern). N. Region Exercise Planner
Elaine.Viray@caloes.ca.gov  Desk: 916-845-8497

Dan Shemenski - Operations
Daniel.Shemenski@caloes.ca.gov  Desk:  916-845-8590

Kevin Leisher - Plans/Intel
Kevin.Leisher@caloes.ca.gov  Desk:  916-845-8557

Duane Valenzuela - Logistics
Duane.Valenzuela@caloes.ca.gov  Desk:  916-845-8492

Gary Miller - Finance
Gary.Miller@caloes.ca.gov  Desk:  916-845-8202

2017:  To Be Determined (collecting stakeholder input)

2018:  To Be Determined (collecting stakeholder input)

Scheduled Exercises

2015/16 Capstone California Exercise Series

  • Capstone California 15/16:  An opportunity to build on lessons learned from Golden Guardian 2008 & 2012

Capstone California 15/16 Exercises

2014

  • Initial Planning Meeting (IPM) - July 17, 2014 
  • CSMACS Tabletop Exercise (TTX) - October 9, 2014
  • Task Forces/Working Group Workshop - October 20, 29, 2014
  • Task Force Tabletop Exercise (TTX) - October 27, 2015
  • Mid-Planning Meeting (MPM) - November 5, 2015 
  • California Statewide Multiagency Coordination System (CSMACS) Drill - December 11, 2014

2015

  • EF/ESF Tabletop Exercise (TTX) - January 8, 2015
  • Last Mile Resource Management Workshops - January 15, 21, 2015
  • Capstone California 15/16 Mid Planning Meeting (MPM) - January 29, 2015
  • Elected and Appointed Officials Seminar - February 2015 - Date TBD
  • Executive Seminar - TBD
  • UCG Tabletop Exercise (TTX) - March 5, 2015
  • Final Planning Meeting (FPM) - March 24, 2014
  • ROC Drill - March 26, 2014
  • Capstone Functional Exercise (FE) - April 16, 2015
  • MSEL Meeting - April 23, 2015
  • Simulation Cell/Controller & Evaluator Training - May 7, 2015
  • Capstone Full Scale Exercise (FSE) - May 11, 12, 13, 14, 2015
  • After Action Planning Meeting - August 2015 - Date TBD
  • Recovery Workshop #1 - September 23, 2015
  • Recovery Workshop #2 - October 21, 2015
  • Lessons Learned Event - TBD
  • Lessons Learned Seminar - November 12, 2015

2016

  • UCG Recovery Tabletop Exercise (TTX) - January 14, 2016