Altus AFB to conduct active shooter exercise

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The 97th Air Mobility Wing will conduct an active shooter exercise Nov. 5, 2014. 

All base gates will be closed for one to three hours between 8:30 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 be limited during these hours due to the complex nature of this exercise.  Base personnel, residents and visitors may also hear exercise alerts over the giant voice system and alert radio messages.  

Exercises like this are critical for evaluating Department of Defense response actions to an active shooter incident and to prepare 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 also integrate off-base agencies to better prepare the community, including the Altus Fire/Rescue Department, Altus Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Emergency Medical Service.  

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