Thursday, December 8, 2022

Fort Eustis to Conduct Aircraft Mishap Exercise 

McDonald Army Health Center emergency services personnel prepare to load a patient onto an ambulance during an aircraft crash exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 17, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS — Residents and visitors may notice an increase of emergency response personnel and vehicles on Fort Eustis Tuesday as Joint Base Langley-Eustis will conduct an aircraft mishap exercise. 

There have been no indications of a changed threat environment, according to a press release from Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate safety precautions, emergency response, checklists, and standard operating procedures should an aircraft mishap occur, it said. 

In addition to the increase of emergency response personnel and vehicles, some local residents may hear messages broadcasted over the installation’s “Giant Voice” notification system, it said.

The exercise start time will not be announced. Fort Eustis entry control points and customer service areas should not be impacted during the duration of the exercise, it said.

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