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Fort Eustis to Conduct Active Shooter Exercise Thursday

This graphic depicts U.S. Airmen and Soldiers performing mission-oriented tasks across Joint Base Langley-Eustis. JBLE was established in 2010, linking Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis as mission partners and further connecting the Hampton Roads community. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman Olivia Bithell)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS — Joint Base Langley-Eustis said it will conduct an active shooter exercise on Fort Eustis, Dec. 7.

The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate safety precautions, emergency response, checklists, and standard operating procedures should an active shooter incident occur, according to 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs.

There have been no indications of a changed threat environment, it stressed.

The exercise start time will not be not announced, however, residents and visitors may notice an increase of emergency response personnel and vehicles on Fort Eustis, it cautioned.

Additionally, Fort Eustis entry control points and customer service areas will also be impacted during the duration of the exercise, and residents and visitors should plan accordingly, and some residents may hear loud messages broadcasted over the installation’s “Giant Voice” notification system.

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