Ellsworth Air Force Base to conduct active shooter exercise

EllsworthELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — From August 8-12, Ellsworth Air Force Base will be conducting an exercise that simulates the 28th Bomb Wing responding to an active shooter situation on site.

The base reports that during the exercise, residents on or near the installation hear announcements over the base’s “giant voice” system and sirens. Residents may also see response vehicles near the base. Motorists entering and exiting the site during the exercise may experience delays as well.

If you have appointments at the site during these dates, the base advices to arrive early and call in advance to ensure that they are not impacted.

For more information, you can contact the 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office at (605) 385-5056, or email 28bw.public.affairs@us.af.mil.

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