Wright-Patt starts emergency exercises today

Models of Air Force aircraft, like this B-1B Lancer, adorn the courtyards of management offices on Area B for the Fighters and Bombers Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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Models of Air Force aircraft, like this B-1B Lancer, adorn the courtyards of management offices on Area B for the Fighters and Bombers Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Wright-Patterson personnel will prepare for simulated emergencies this week that may cause traffic backups, heightened security and use of the “giant voice” communication system on base, according to authorities.

The exercise today through Friday may simulate active shooter scenarios, or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats or other scenarios, base authorities reported.

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The public may at times see traffic back-ups at gate entrances or hear sirens and public address messages out of the sprawling military installation during the week, according to Wright-Patterson officials.

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The base typically schedules exercises each quarter to prepare and test employee responses to different scenarios and possible emergencies.

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