97 AMW to conduct Anti-Hijacking exercise

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The 97th Air Mobility Wing will be conducting an anti-hijacking exercise October 17.
All base gates will be closed for approximately 5 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All base personnel and individuals with business on the installation are encouraged to avoid entry or exit during this time. Base services will not be closed during this type of exercise. Base personnel, residents and visitors may also hear exercise alerts over the giant voice system and alert radios.
Exercises of this nature are critical for evaluating Department of Defense response actions to an aircraft incident and to prepare for a potential event 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.
The exercise will possibly integrate off-base agencies to better prepare the community, including the Altus Police Department and Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Please direct any questions to 97th AMW Public Affairs at (580) 481-7700.