Altus AFB to conduct active shooter exercise

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ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – The 97th Air Mobility Wing will be conducting active shooter response training at Building 46 (97 MDG Clinic) on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

All base gates will be closed for approximately 15 minutes between noon and 1:00 p.m. All base personnel and individuals with business on the installation are encouraged to avoid entry or exit during this time. Base services will be limited during these hours due to the complex nature of this type of exercise. Base personnel, residents and visitors may also hear simulated gun fire sounds, exercise alerts over the giant voice system and alert radio messages from the hours of noon to 4 p.m.

Exercises of this nature are critical for evaluating Department of Defense response actions to a lockdown incident and to prepare for this in the most realistic manner. Base personnel have been and will continue to be intently focused on improving response plans for the safety of everyone on the installation.

Please direct any questions to 97th AMW Public Affairs at (580) 481-7700.

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