Andersen to conduct emergency response exercise

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Andersen Air Force Base (PNC file photo)

The 36th Wing is scheduled to conduct an emergency response exercise on May 20, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m at Andersen Air Force Base and Northwest Field.

The exercise will involve multiple training scenarios that intend to prepare service members to respond to emergency situations. Members will be on scene during base-wide exercise scenarios to ensure public safety. Service members will operate in chemical protection gear and gas masks, inspect chemical detectors and practice radio communications.

Increased noise and activity to include sound effects, messages from the Giant Voice system, sirens, and noises from emergency vehicles may be heard. Visual effects such as smoke may also be seen. Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions within the local communities and to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around the base or delays in base access.

In the event of a real-world situation, the exercise will be terminated and the base will be notified through the official Andersen Air Force Facebook page and AtHoc notification system.

For the most current information regarding this exercise, please follow Andersen Air Force Base on Facebook at facebook.com/Andersen36WG/ or contact the 36 Wing Public Affairs office at 671-366-2228 or via email at 36WG.PA.MEDIAOPERATIONS@us.af.mil.

(36 Wing Public Affairs Release)

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