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MEDIA ADVISORY: Wright-Patt to Conduct Active Shooter Training Exercise Feb. 24

Wright-Patterson AFB Media Advisory graphic

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Surrounding communities near the base may hear emergency-response vehicle sirens or the “Giant Voice” public announcement system during a full lock-down in response to a base-wide active-shooter training exercise. Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Wright-Patt’s Security Forces, Fire Department and medical personnel will be responding to the site of the exercise training located near Building 434 on Area B.

The exercise’s response phase is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Most of the base will be done with the drill afterward, however, training activities will continue at the scene.

The Installation Command Center will also issue notifications to the base through social media and other internal communication methods.

Base officials are asking individuals, on or around the base, to not call 911 if they see or hear WPAFB emergency-response personnel conducting training operations during the exercise.

Potential training exercise effects and impacts could include:

  • Gate traffic or motorists rerouted to other entry-control points if a gate is closed
  • Emergency-response vehicles moving around the base
  • Travel congestion
  • Temporary blockage of some roadways
  • Increased security measures
  • “Giant Voice” activation
  • Use of telephone and electronic-notification methods
  • Alert sirens