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Active shooter exercises this week at Fort Eustis

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-26 11:49:08-05

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – The U.S. Army and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) will conduct active shooter exercise scenarios at several of its office locations on Fort Eustis starting on January 27 and ending on January 29.

Some Fort Eustis residents near the buildings involved may hear simulated rounds being fired during the exercise, officials say. The start time for the exercise is not announced; however, once an exercise begins it should be concluded in approximately an hour.

Since this exercise is internal to TRADOC, law enforcement is not scheduled to participate as part of the response.

Although there have been no indications of a changed or increased threat environment, these exercises will help ensure the continued security of Soldiers, civilians and contractors working throughout the command. This is an important opportunity for the personnel within the organization to rehearse how they would respond to a situation such as an armed assailant.

TRADOC Soldiers, civilians and contractors completed multi-faceted training sessions throughout January to prepare for the active shooter exercises.

The exercise scenarios are designed to evaluate the organization’s personnel on their response to a threat.