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Joint Base Charleston conducts exercise scenario

060617 | Jan. 6, 2017


An active shooter exercise was issued here at 1:06 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2017. During this exercise, an incorrect report was issued to the Command Post. In accordance with our procedures, we issued a real world warning and followed active shooter protocol.

Once correct building numbers were established and the base was determined secure, security forces was able to determine the reporting error, lifted the real world lockdown that was issued, and continue the exercise.

At Joint Base Charleston, we are committed to ensuring our service members are safe and prepared to respond in an active shooter scenario. Exercises like this show how important communication is and how we can improve upon current procedures.

“We conduct exercises throughout the year to test our personnel’s readiness and safety procedures. It is our priority to ensure our installation is prepared to react in the event of an active shooter,” said Col. Robert Lyman, Joint Base Charleston commander. “We appreciate our community’s longstanding support of our mission and we thank you for your patience.”

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