‘JADE HELM 15’ Military Drill

April 28, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


The upcoming “JADE HELM 15 – Master the Human Domain” ‘domestic’ military drill has created a storm of controversy all over the internet, and for good reason. There are LOTS of questions surrounding the motives and details of the exercise which is doing more than just raising a few eyebrows.

Operation JADE HELM 15 will commence July-15 (until September-15) in the American southwest (as in, all of it) (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado) and is a ‘domestic’ military training exercise which some say may violate the Posse Comitatus Act (while others say it technically does not).

The ‘drill’ apparently has the military working in acceptance of, or some cooperation with, state-county-local domestic law enforcement agencies and will include Special Operations Command, the special forces of the military services, the 82nd Airborne, elements of Marine Expeditionary Unit(s), and interagency partners, which refers to other departments and agencies of the federal government, including – reportedly – the FBI and DEA.

Never before has such a drill of this apparent scope and magnitude occurred on US soil, and while military training exercises happen all the time, and while many or most of them are unknown to the public, this drill has a purpose – Training has purpose. The only reason you would train on this scale and in this place, is to evaluate your operational abilities in an English speaking, Western environment


According to one veteran, “Having been in the military for 10 years with half of that in Special Ops, you only train FOR and WHERE you will be used.” “There is no other country in the world like ours, so training in our cities and towns will NOT prepare them for actually training elsewhere…”

You don’t have to wear a tinfoil hat to find that troubling.

It appears that the millions of acres reserved for Military training is suddenly insufficient, while the military now has to expand into the civilian areas. When a military “training exercise” is spread out in so many states, and into the civilian population, it’s likely for a reason yet untold.

The military exercises are going to take place in civilian areas, not on military bases.

A primary purpose of JADE HELM is to test (train) their abilities to infiltrate, go undetected, blend in with a civilian local environment without blowing their cover – all with the intent (goal) to garner trust and intelligence (on the inside) of a insurgency or uprising.

In a document related to the exercise, Texas and Utah (and a portion of southern California) are labeled “hostile” territory where apparently military personnel will be inserted to ‘infiltrate’ hypothetical civilian insurgent groups in various regions.

Apparently at least 17 Texas cities will see an Army presence as part of the exercise, which will involve, “participants in civilian dress and civilian vehicles, military aircraft, low-altitude airdrops of personnel and weapons with blank rounds, to avert fearful reactions”.

Sourced from a report (Paul Joseph Watson), the Texas locations include Bastrop/Smithville, Big Spring, Caddo Lake, Caldwell, Christoval, College Station, Dell City, Eldorado, Goliad, Junction, Leakey, Menard, Mountain Home, San Angelo, San Antonio and Victoria.

It is said that ‘role players’ will be participating in JADE HELM. In fact, apparently “Some individuals (i.e. civilian insurgents) may conduct suspicious activities…..” One wonders what will be these “suspicious activities” – perhaps people being extracted to a detention center, a FEMA camp? I suppose they could be just about anything to do with guerrilla warfare tactics with a civilian insurgent resistance (against a tyrannical force?) – but fear not, apparently the military will be using ‘fake’ bullets during the exercise.

There are lots more details of additional apparent aspects of this drill all around the alt-news circuit and blogosphere – and I’m not going to simply repeat all that here. However in view of the mistrust the population has of this Administration, it is not surprising to see how this story has exploded. Some are saying that by inserting Military personnel in the middle of all these states that it’s a dry run (training) for the upcoming collapse and subsequent uprising, civil war, and/or Martial law. Is it simply tin-foil-hat or conspiracy to contemplate or ask questions about motivations and purposes for such a ground-breaking exercise?

“So whats the big deal?”

The scope of this exercise is troubling. These are troubling times for the citizens of the USA.

And by the way, what in the world does ‘JADE HELM‘ slogan “Master the Human Domain” mean?


UPDATE (APR-28): Since the original post date of the article above (MAR-28), the internet has been ‘on fire’ about JADE HELM 15 and there have been numerous theoretical ties (and opinions) to other events that may ALL be leading up to a climactic finish.

How many military drills have not only a motto, but a thought-out logo or symbol? I’m not aware of any so called drill ordinarily having more than just a name or motto. That indicates to me that this one is perhaps more than ‘just a drill’…

The cryptic logo is mysterious and even ominous. It is comprised of four distinct parts. The motto, arrows (broken arrows?), a sword, and a wooden shoe.

From an original government (unclassified) document, here is an image of the Jade Helm 15 logo (symbol).


A little research reveals that a broken arrow (or arrows) is a military euphemism for an accidental event that involves nuclear weapons or nuclear components but does not create the risk of nuclear war. It is also a military code phrase that a ground unit is facing imminent destruction from enemy attack and all available air forces within range are to provide air support immediately.

The arrows are ‘broken’ by a wooden shoe. A wooden shoe? Yes indeed it is a wooden shoe. How bizarre. Or is it? Some are saying that the wooden show represents incarceration and internment due to the fact that wooden shoes (clogs) were issued and worn by prisoners of Auschwitz and concentration camps. Another ‘shoe’ theory is the the clog of years ago at the start of the industrial revolution. They would be thrown into the machinery to stop it and damage it.

The sword is fairly obvious in its symbolism. A projection of power.

The name, “JADE HELM”. Notice that it’s all capitalized. In my opinion it does NOT represent the words “Jade” and “Helm”. Instead it’s an acronym for something.

I found a 2001 military document (Air Force Research Laboratory) which describes the meaning of “JADE”.

JADE (Joint Assistant for Deployment and Execution) is a knowledge-based mixed-initiative system that supports force deployment planning and management. JADE uses case-based and generative planning methods to support the development
of large-scale, complex deployment plans in minimal time.

JADE incorporates the technology of three tools:

Prodigy-Analogy (a combined case-based and generative planner developed by Carnegie Mellon University);

ForMAT (Force Management and Analysis Tool) that supports case-based force deployment planning developed by BBN Technologies);

and PARKA (a highly-indexed knowledge based management system developed by the University of Maryland).

With JADE, a military planner can build a preliminary force deployment plan, including the Time Phased Force Deployment Data (TPFDD) in less than one hour. This speed in plan construction is possible because JADE supports the rapid retrieval and reuse of previous plan elements for use in the development of new plans.

In addition, JADE employs an easy to use map-oriented drag and drop interface where force modules (FMs) from previous plans (cases) whose force capabilities and composition match the requirements of the current situation can be dragged from the case library and dropped onto a geographic destination. Plan modification and/or adaption is supported through remindings, e.g., each time that a force module is created or is copied into a plan (TPFDD) the user is automatically reminded of the need for geographical changes.

HELM. Upon my searching I have found this to be interestingly plausible. Homeland Eradication Of Local Militants. Just who are considered local militants by today’s governmental power structure? Some say Patriots, militias, NWO resisters, gun owners, Constitutionalists, etc..

“Master the Human Domain”. Could it be a euphemism for the complete subjugation of the civilian population of the United States? (interpretation via Dave Hodges, who has written lots on Jade Helm 15).


Some are saying that the recent and suspicious closings of the half-dozen Walmarts in the region may somehow be connected. And they (Walmart) are saying it’s because of ‘plumbing problems’ (with no permits having been issued for plumbing and local contractors saying that it’s total BS). These Walmarts are apparently being gutted and guarded (there’s lots of alt-news stories about it). Conspiracy? Or is there some truth in there?

There has been an enormous amount of increasing speculation surrounding current events tied in with JADE HELM.

Let’s hear your updated opinion