Base exercises taking place through May 11

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Installation-level exercises Ardent Sentry 2012 and Team Robins 12-3 are underway.

Ardent Sentry, managed by U.S. Northern Command, is a major multi-agency exercise with heavy involvement from Air Force Materiel Command and Robins Air Force Base. The exercise runs May 2 through 9. TR 12-3 runs May 2 through 11.

These exercises will include several emergency management exercises, and base personnel can expect shelter-in-place and accountability drills throughout the week.

Scenarios will also include escalation of force protection conditions, resulting in gate closures for a specific period of time. Delays at gates can be expected. Field training events will also occur, such as training Monday and Tuesday at Warrior Air Base. "Deployed" warriors will perform targeted wartime skills training such as self-aid and buddy care, chemical warfare attack and response, weapons familiarization, and land mobile radio instruction.

During this exercise period, base personnel should be aware there may be possible delays. These, may include, for example delays at support functions at medical facilities and force support squadron activities.

The exercise objectives are to evaluate the ability of Robins to respond to emergency management incidents. During TR 12-3, all personnel should also be expected to respond or react to mass notification system announcements of "exercise" actions.