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  • Staying prepared: Base tests active-shooter response during exercise

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a message nobody wants to receive: “Lock down immediately, there’s an active shooter on base.” Seconds later, base employees rush to turn off lights, lock doors and hide under desks.Fortunately, this active shooter was not real. The Aug. 10 base-wide

  • Active-shooter exercise tests emergency response

            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

  • FEMA conducts exercise on Wright-Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The installation played host to a Federal Emergency Management Agency exercise as about 90 logistics officials participated in Eagle Rising.The weeklong national-level field training exercise took place May 16-20 on the Area B flightline next to the National

  • Wright-Patt stages mass-casualty exercise

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Seconds after receiving a phone call that a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft reported an in-flight emergency, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fire Department sprang into action.“The way the fire stations are set up, our firefighters can respond to an

  • Major-accident response exercise slated for May 5-6

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will conduct a major emergency-management exercise May 5-6.Planners said the drill is scheduled to simulate an aircraft mishap with “mass casualties.” Upon notification, first responders will immediately head to the exercise

  • Lifelike scenario puts first responders to the test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Airmen across the installation stepped away from their everyday duties Feb. 23 to rehearse response against internal threats during the year’s first base-wide active-shooter exercise.“Overall, I feel the exercise did what exercises are intended to do, allowing

  • Active-shooter exercise to assess safety, security measures

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will test and evaluate its response under pressure in a base-wide active-shooter scenario Feb. 23, the first of two such exercises planned on the installation this year.“Readiness translates to higher mission effectiveness and

  • Air Force Sustainment Center Tests Cyber Readiness

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - As reliance on technology grows so does the need for enhanced cyber security. Recently, the Center Information Technology Office within the Air Force Sustainment Center conducted a tabletop exercise that allowed facilitators to detect, diagnose and deter multiple cyber

  • Energy resilience focus of WPAFB exercise

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To test the effects of a widespread power-grid outage, the lights went out on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base last month for an exercise that disconnected the installation from commercial-power sources.An Energy Resilience Readiness Exercise “flipped the

  • Major-accident response exercise slated for Oct. 7

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will conduct a major emergency-management exercise, Oct. 7. Planners said the drill is scheduled to simulate an accident with “mass casualties.” Upon notification, first responders will immediately head to the location where