Eglin active shooter exercise scheduled tomorrow

Staff Sgt. Deshaun Grimes, 96th Security Forces Squadron, leads a search team down the outdoor hall of Eglin Elementary School during an active assailant exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, March 26, 2023—The 96th Test Wing will conduct an active shooter exercise tomorrow from approximately 8 a.m. to noon.

The annual training exercise will take place on the west side of the installation at and around Eglin Elementary School.

The intent of the exercise is to test emergency response plans. The exercise was planned in conjunction with a scheduled teacher workday. No students will be present or involved in exercise activities.

Gate closures, delays and increased activity on the west side of the base involving first responders and emergency response vehicles throughout the exercise are possible.

For more information, contact the 96th TW public affairs office at 850-882-3931.

Team Eglin Public Affairs news release

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