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No security changes planned for AF marathon

Wright-Patterson hasn’t change its security posture because of unrest in the Middle East but the base will work with local law enforcement during the Air Force Marathon expected to attract a record 15,000 runners Saturday, spokesmen said.

“We have not changed our basic security posture, but we do have security plans in effect for the marathon,” Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer said Thursday. “For operational reasons, we can’t elaborate on what those specific measures are.”

The security measures have been planned “for quite some time,” Mayer said. “But those measures aren’t driven by any particular event other than doing what’s appropriate to support the Air Force Marathon.”

In a statement this week, Wright-Patterson spokesman John E. Klemack said base security works “hand-in-hand with local community police departments” on a “variety of security protocols” for the event.

The base security level was at Alpha, the lowest level, on Thursday, according to spokeswoman Laura McGowan.