ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers will team with the Texas Army National Guard on an Emergency Response Familiarization Training Exercise that will take place during the club’s games with the New York Yankees this Friday and Saturday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Members of B-Company of the 2-142 Infantry Battalion of the Texas Army National Guard will be partnering with and observing the security and medical personnel from the City of Arlington and the Rangers as those individuals perform their responsibilities during the normal game-day operations at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. This will include areas such as medical response, crowd control, security operations, and traffic management.
“This is an important exercise that will allow the personnel from the Texas Army National Guard to train and observe in the area of emergency response during a large scale public gathering,” said Rangers Executive Vice President of Ballpark Operations Rob Matwick. “Fans attending the Friday and Saturday games will see members of the military in uniform working side-by-side with our regular game-day personnel. The Rangers are very pleased to be involved in this weekend’s training exercise.”
The soldiers from the Texas Army National Guard will also be participating in Saturday’s pre-game ceremonies marking September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.