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Active-shooter exercise tests emergency response

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  • By 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

First responders assist a wounded “victim”.

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First responders from the Dayton Metropolitan Medical Response Rescue Task Force assist a wounded “victim” during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification.

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Master Sgt. Joseph McDowell (left), 88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of Capt. Matthew Canning, 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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Two Defenders assist a wounded “victim”

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Two Defenders from the 88th Security Forces Squadron assist a wounded “victim” as they safely exit the building during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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A Defender covers his partner while clearing a room.

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An 88th Security Forces Squadron Defender covers his partner while clearing a room during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object.

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An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object Aug. 10 during an active-shooter exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario.(U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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First responders assist a wounded “victim”.

220810-F-WD117-1217

First responders from the Dayton Metropolitan Medical Response Rescue Task Force assist a wounded “victim” during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification.

220810-F-WD117-1163

Master Sgt. Joseph McDowell (left), 88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of Capt. Matthew Canning, 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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Two Defenders assist a wounded “victim”

220810-F-WD117-1116

Two Defenders from the 88th Security Forces Squadron assist a wounded “victim” as they safely exit the building during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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A Defender covers his partner while clearing a room.

220810-F-WD117-1057

An 88th Security Forces Squadron Defender covers his partner while clearing a room during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object.

220810-F-WD117-1259

An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object Aug. 10 during an active-shooter exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario.(U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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First responders assist a wounded “victim”.

220810-F-WD117-1217

First responders from the Dayton Metropolitan Medical Response Rescue Task Force assist a wounded “victim” during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification.

220810-F-WD117-1163

Master Sgt. Joseph McDowell (left), 88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of Capt. Matthew Canning, 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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Two Defenders assist a wounded “victim”

220810-F-WD117-1116

Two Defenders from the 88th Security Forces Squadron assist a wounded “victim” as they safely exit the building during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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A Defender covers his partner while clearing a room.

220810-F-WD117-1057

An 88th Security Forces Squadron Defender covers his partner while clearing a room during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object.

220810-F-WD117-1259

An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object Aug. 10 during an active-shooter exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario.(U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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First responders assist a wounded “victim”.

220810-F-WD117-1217

First responders from the Dayton Metropolitan Medical Response Rescue Task Force assist a wounded “victim” during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification.

220810-F-WD117-1163

Master Sgt. Joseph McDowell (left), 88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of Capt. Matthew Canning, 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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Two Defenders assist a wounded “victim”

220810-F-WD117-1116

Two Defenders from the 88th Security Forces Squadron assist a wounded “victim” as they safely exit the building during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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A Defender covers his partner while clearing a room.

220810-F-WD117-1057

An 88th Security Forces Squadron Defender covers his partner while clearing a room during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object.

220810-F-WD117-1259

An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object Aug. 10 during an active-shooter exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario.(U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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First responders assist a wounded “victim”.

220810-F-WD117-1217

First responders from the Dayton Metropolitan Medical Response Rescue Task Force assist a wounded “victim” during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification.

220810-F-WD117-1163

Master Sgt. Joseph McDowell (left), 88th Security Forces Squadron, reaches into the pocket of Capt. Matthew Canning, 88th Communications Squadron director of operations, to retrieve identification during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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Two Defenders assist a wounded “victim”

220810-F-WD117-1116

Two Defenders from the 88th Security Forces Squadron assist a wounded “victim” as they safely exit the building during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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A Defender covers his partner while clearing a room.

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An 88th Security Forces Squadron Defender covers his partner while clearing a room during an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object.

220810-F-WD117-1259

An F6A explosive ordnance detection robot approaches a suspicious object Aug. 10 during an active-shooter exercise at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The exercise was conducted to test the skills of first responders in a potential real-world scenario.(U.S. Air Force photo by Jaima Fogg)

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base conducted an active-shooter exercise Aug. 10 to test the skills of first responders while assessing safety and security measures. The incident scenario unfolded at Building 1455 on Area A. As part of a full “lockdown,” all base personnel had to take immediate action — as they would during a real-world event. The simulation allowed emergency responders to train for initial response, internal communications, medical triage and treatment, operations, planning and follow-up coordination with various WPAFB agencies. It marked the installation’s second active-shooter exercise of the year. This type of training is critical for leaders and first responders to review procedures and ensure units are prepared, base officials said. For full coverage of the exercise, check out next week’s issue of Skywrighter.