Wright-Patterson will launch a series of exercises Monday through Friday to test airmen’s wartime skills and how to respond to a tornado, among other scenarios, according to a base statement.
Residents who live near the base may hear a sirens, a “giant voice” audio message system and emergency response vehicles, according to Wright-Patterson.
“We always want to test our first responders and make sure that we are prepared, that our plans are sound and everybody has got the training necessary to accomplish the mission,” said base spokesman Daryl Mayer.
Traffic through base gateways may be delayed, some buildings may be temporarily closed and interruptions to services could occur. Most of the exercises will occur during the day, according to Wright-Patterson officials.
The base conducts quarterly training exercises.