Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosting exercises July 31 – Aug. 4

Fairborn Daily Herald

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will hold its third quarter base-wide exercises of 2017 beginning Monday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 4.

Base personnel will face a variety of scenarios designed to test their responses to situations they could face should a real emergency arise. This quarter, the exercise will focus on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive, also known as CBRNE. In addition to CBRNE exercises, base personnel will be tested on a variety of other unit-level exercises such as deployment operations and active shooter responses. Individual units may also conduct localized exercise events unique to their particular organization.

During the week-long exercise, the base’s workforce could expect the following actions to happen at various times:

– Security measures could be increased.

– “Giant Voice” might be activated.

– Telephonic and electronic notification methods will be utilized.

– Emergency response vehicles will be moving around the base.

– Travel may be congested.

– Some roadways may be temporarily blocked.

– Gate traffic could be backed up or rerouted to other entry control points if the gate is closed.

Along with hearing intermittent sirens and public address announcements throughout the week, communities adjacent to the installation may see increased emergency vehicle activity and occasional temporary traffic issues near base entrances during some exercise scenarios as exercise-related security measures are implemented.

For more information, contact the WPAFB Public Affairs office at 937-522-3252.

Fairborn Daily Herald

Story courtesy of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Story courtesy of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.